For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Another Fashion Week has come and gone. Naturally, we used all of Sunday to nap and recover from 12 hectic days of runway shows, celebrity sightings, and chain-smoking free e-cigarettes. While in deep coma, we drifted back to all of the thrilling, weird moments that Fashion Week coughed up, without ... More >>
Yesterday's Alice Olivia presentation launched the Spring 2014 line of this native New York label, replete with sophisticated, whimsy-chocked apparel. Let's just preface this with: the clothes were magnificent. And that's less of a complement than something designer Stacey Bendet just seems to u ... More >>
Michel Gondry's long bus ride of the soul
Finally, a treat
Forget the cast of Gossip Girl, Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and Lady Gaga. Mayor Mike Bloomberg brought in some serious entertainment power to really spice up his press conference this afternoon: Saturday Night Live. Well actually, it was just Seth Meyers. But he got to use the whole stage of S ... More >>
In today's New-York-City-is-the-best-place-in-the-universe news, Mike Bloomberg has for us the latest success story for the Big Apple: its small business start-ups. In line with the theme of many of the mayor's events so far this year -- promoting innovation in fashion, in film and television ( ... More >>
With the clock ticking on his time in office, Mayor Mike Bloomberg is making sure he earns some cool points during his final term. He kissed Lady Gaga. He chilled with the cast of Gossip Girl. Now, he's talking fashion. Similar to his love of the teeny bopper television hit, Bloomberg's love of ... More >>
2 Chainz w/ Marcus Manchild S.O.B.'s Monday, January 30 Better than: Spending today watching the 50 or so videos that were taken during the performance. 2 Chainz is tall. I was going to guess 6'5", but an internet answers siteand we all know how reliable they areis telling me he's 6'8" ... More >>
Sam LevinProtestors earlier this month speaking out against Bloomberg's plan to ban religious institutions from public schoolsThey're back! And a bit louder this time. Elected officials and religious leaders rallied yesterday to protest Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ban on religious institutions u ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, on his weekly radio show this morning, said he doesn't watch a lot of television. Well, actually, Mr. Mayor, that is pretty contradictory to some statements you made yesterday next to cast members from Gossip Girl. Get your facts straight, dude! The mayor -- so versed ... More >>
After a lot of back-and-forth and a fair amount of confusion about when the state's redrawn district maps might actually be released, the new state Senate lines came out today. This is it! After months of talk and hearings, these are the new political lines that the state task force charged with r ... More >>
by Kathy Iandoli Kathy IandoliLana Del Rey Bowery Ballroom Monday, December 5 Better than: Rewinding the DVR over and over again to hear "Video Games" on Gossip Girl. Two years ago, Lizzy Grant's song "Kill Kill," which inhaled Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" and exhaled a more listener-frien ... More >>
The Drums Bowery Ballroom/Music Hall of Williamsburg November 2/3 Better than: Staying home wondering why 30 Rock isn't on but Whitney is. When I was a little kid, my parents used to have dinner parties that would always devolve into dancing by the second half of the evening. I'd sneak dow ... More >>
Luke Flynn, grandson of Errol FlynnWith grandfathers as hot and charismatic as these young studlets had, it's no wonder they're quickening heatbeats (and headlines) themselves. Thanks to Gregory Moore for the research on all these rising actors, models, and scions. And Gregory gave me the s ... More >>
gonyc.comAs The New York Times reported earlier today, the Oak Room will close tonight. Its demise had been anticipated since May, when its owners, who had been locked in a lawsuit with the Plaza Hotel, announced that the 104-year-old landmark would close. The shutter is bad news for its empl ... More >>
"Moon River" by the river? Maybe not. An online petition is asking people to boycott the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's August 11 Syfy Movies With A View showing of the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Calling the film "horribly offensive" in the petition, ... More >>
Kanye West Museum of Modern Art Tuesday, May 10 Better than: The obscenely long line outside. (There may still be people waiting to get in.) Even if you're put off by the tortured, why-so-serious vibe underpinning Kanye West's performances these days, it's hard to deny the charisma of the p ... More >>
As if Charlie Sheen and reportedly shoddy condo construction weren't bad enough, the Plaza Hotel is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.
Clubs and parties are explicitly about fun, fun, fun--until you get stuck with the loser of all time who gloms on to you, making you wish you'd stayed home with your pet colonoscope. The worst partygoers are: (5) The compulsive namedropper. They just did the hair of someone who was in Linc ... More >>
Request "African Art at the MoMA." Pics by Andrew Friedman, more below.Gordon Voidwell The Apollo Saturday, October 16 Better Than: That show about race and the workplace that's sometimes on PBS at 5 a.m. "Tonight, we're gonna ask a lot of questions and not answer them," warned Gordon Voidw ... More >>
David WentworthM.I.A., Ryan McGinley, Lenny Kravitz An enormous balloon sculpture hovered over the stage at Alexander Wang's show at Pier 94. Was it supposed to be a cloud? An alien spacecraft? A giant water raft? Whatever it was, there was certainly enough hot air in the room to send it into ... More >>
As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotvFashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>
Why do some people upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión their own 'Satan' incarnate? Maybe it has something to do with all the juvenile detention facilities city kids get sent to up there. Or got sent to. Because -- as the commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services -- Car ... More >>
Yesterday, in a maelstrom of glitter and Pixie Stix, Herald Square unveiled Material Girl, their new, tween-oriented in-house fashion line. Their collaborators: Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes. The face of the brand: panda-eyed Gossip Girl actress and the Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momse ... More >>
Transgenders on TV!The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has awarded their first-ever rating of "excellent" to MTV for offering "richly diverse portrayals of gay and transgender people" for 42% of their line-up. The CW fell only a little short with 35% of their airtime devoted ... More >>
For the two or three of you out there who still watch commercials, you're about to start seeing a rather amateurish statewide ad that asks -- nay, demands! -- Wall Street and big businesses (who all smoke cigars, wear multiple gold rings, and take their Pellegrino with lemon, thank you very m ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Rupert Murdoch! At the great old age of 79, the media baron's going to have to be gifted well. Who knows how many he has left? It's late in the day and you still haven't gotten him anything, and you don't know what to get him? Funny you should ask. We've got a few decent ideas ... More >>
Discussed: Carlos Miele, Jill Stuart Stacey AndersonCarlos MieleCarlos Miele is on the chain gang this season; he's one of many designers this season to favor link-metal accents in unexpected places. This morning, in the Bryant Park Promenade, the Brazilian label trotted out its usual discor ... More >>
Staten Island gets a bum rap and God knows we try to show the Forgotten Borough in a positive light. But japes like SNL's Gossip Girl: Staten Island threaten to undo all our good work. (See Islanders' reactions here.) And the new film Staten Island by first-time director James DeMonaco won't h ... More >>
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
--That Sonic Youth Gossip Girl cameo is approaching, and since SY evidently take this responsibility very seriously, they're releasing a single of their performance on the show--an acoustic version of EVOL's "Star Power" is the word--on Tuesday, October 13, the day after the show airs. It wil ... More >>
From the Betsey Johnson collection. Photo by David Wentworth. When Michael Kors tires of crafting pastel Barbarella dresses, he can sell designer migranes. I had one watching his Wednesday exhibition at Bryant Park -- not just because his pastel gowns caught the harsh glare of the revolvin ... More >>
Henrik, Will, Stage-struck bugs, and Mister Softee, too!
L-R: Kelli, Sebastian, Camille, PC, Jessie, Taylor Bravo's new "unscripted" rip-off of Gossip Girl, NYC Prep began last night with a bang. We were introduced to an array of sophomores, juniors, and seniors (freshmen? Hells no!) from various unnamed private schools on the Upper East Side. Not that a ... More >>
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
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Love that cape, Batman!
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