Brooklyn fashion designer James "Jay" Ott was first reported missing on Monday when he failed to show up at the Dock Group, the fashion investment firm where he is a design director. Ott's friends have spent the last several days distressed, canvassing the city with fliers, desperately seeking any ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Fierce buzz preceded the entrance of All'Onda (22 East 13th Street, 212-231-2236), a new restaurant near Union Square from chef Chris Jaeckle and restauranteur Chris Cannon.
During his first stint as New York City police commissioner, Bill Bratton gained a reputation as an early tech adopter. He's the guy who introduced CompStat -- the statistical model that determines where crime will occur -- to the department. CompStat has since spread to police departments around t ... More >>
Yeshiva University apparently has not had its fill of sex scandals for the year. Fresh off the revelations of systemic sexual abuse at a boys' school affiliated with the university in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, the school has found itself mired in yet PR nightmare. A new hire in the Yeshiva College Hebr ... More >>
[Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] J-Zone has taken a break from his self-imposed exile from the rap world to ready his new album, Peter Pan Syndrome. The excellent project drops next week; befo ... More >>
If you're looking to get put up in a hotel because your house is a wreck, why not scam the New York state government into the footing the bill? Caterina Curatolo was arrested yesterday for defrauding the state out of $87,000 in Superstorm Sandy relief money. On top of an unnecessary hotel stay, Cura ... More >>
We're still smack in the middle of Hanukkah. I know this because Yo La Tengo still has a few of their annual Hanukkah gigs over at Maxwell's to go. And also because people I know on Facebook and Twitter--like they do around this time every year--continue to post this video (typically titled somethin ... More >>
On the front lines of the new Cold War
And we were scared of a measly heat wave.At midnight Saturday, while the ConEd officials were facing off against its workers, the Earth's timekeepers (they exist!) held back the world's atomic time for exactly one second to keep it in line with the planet's rotation. The Network TIme ... More >>
The New York University graduate who berated a Metro-North conductor for simply asking her to quiet down and quit using foul language is seeking PR help, but Hermon Raju's letter requesting image assistance, as obtained by the Daily News' Gatecrasher, only makes her look worse. Predictably, s ... More >>
Edward De Sear, via LinkedIn Edward De Sear, a top-ranked capital markets lawyer and partner at international firm Allen & Overy, was arrested by the FBI yesterday at his New Jersey home on charges of distributing kiddie porn on the Internet. Reuters reports that he appeared in federal court ... More >>
Rijcken on the Brooklyn Bridge, in the outfit she was later stopped in.What did we learn last week? It's legal to be topless in public in New York City! The police even said so. Yet there is plenty of other prudishness to contend with, given a recent story, which we originally read on Lovely ... More >>
Police have actually arrested rock icon Lou Reed's manager for allegedly threatening to send Israeli hit men to go after a headhunter for the stars in a nasty squabble over an unpaid bill. In a complaint filed two weeks ago with the Midtown North Detective Squad, as the Voice first reported, ... More >>
The anarchic and amorphous hacker group Anonymous unleashed its online fury Sunday on Aaron Barr, a computer security expert with plans to tell the FBI everything he's gathered about the group. They took over his Twitter, covered it with racial slurs, published his social security number and ... More >>
Facebook, which the Wall Street Journal calls "one of the world's hottest technology companies" (have you heard?), will likely go public this year as its shareholders surpass 500 in number, forcing the company to either disclose its financial information "or go public by April 2012." This com ... More >>
Not a Columbia gradThe School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University sent out an email warning students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the internet if they hope to ever work in the State Department. The school, which aims to construct new diplomats from scraps of old diplo ... More >>
Remember that time earlier this afternoon Gawker took some guy's sleazy story about the time three years ago on Halloween he hooked up with Christine O'Donnell, the would-be Senator from Delaware, and published it anonymously after paying the guy off?
Cover is so chillwaveWe hope you learned something: Today is your last chance to absorb invaluable industry wisdom at one of CMJ's afternoon panels. Next year we're actually getting the Why Does CMJ Still Exist? panel off the ground, I swear to god. Until then, here's your final slate, listed ... More >>
"People who are the least qualified to birth, raise, and nurture children having the most number of them. "People who brag about how LinkedIn, Facebooked, My Spaced, and Twittered they are, but lack the ability to carry on a conversation in person. Social networking my ass!
If you're in Germany, you may soon get a job even with Facebook photos like this.â€‹Tuesday, the German government proposed a law that places restrictions on employers' uses of Facebook to protect workplace privacy. But the law, a nice gesture of respect for future employees, ignores Facebook's exis ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>
Kristal Khan, 28, a former teacher from Trinidad and Tobago who runs the child care center where that kid drowned in a bucket yesterday, has been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Her operation appears to be unlicensed, though it is thought to have cared for only two childre ... More >>
If you're trying to do the sort of business networking on LinkedIn that the site is meant for, and all of a sudden you come across an offer to download nude celebrities, it probably isn't the eccentric opening gambit of a contract negotiation. Hackers have been flooding LinkedIn with malware bait, ... More >>
The conspiracy art of Mark Lombardi: Crime-fighting toolor 'just here to help'?
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