Better Than: Frankly? Probably any other reason to go to Atlantic City, ever "Ke$ha and Pitbull are playing Atlantic City over Memorial Day Weekend." Is there any part of that sentence that isn't perfect? No. No, I tell you. Here are a few reasons why. Because the last time so many sequin-skirted/o ... More >>
Over the summer, when we first began our recurring 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series, it became increasingly evident that Mr. Romney's campaign for the White House had gained its largest financial support from a familiar network of friends. Most of our profiles spotlighted those in the leveraged buyouts busi ... More >>
City Comptroller John Liu says Mayor Bloomberg should reopen a sweetheart deal struck in 1998 by the Giuliani administration with the Marriott hotels corporation that, he claims, will end up costing the city $345 million. "This is one of worst deals since Manhattan was sold for $24," Liu said. Th ... More >>
Jahmani Swanson is the best little-person basketball player on the planet. And he's just getting started.
Monday, October 22 Sherryfest. Today starts Sherryfest, a week-long celebration of everything sherry. Union Square's newest wine bar, Corkbuzz, offers the perfect excuse to day drink at a tasting and Q&A on Tuesday afternoon. For the more experienced, try a Spanish sherry and food pairing at the Me ... More >>
43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Marriott Marquis Thursday, June 14 Better than: Disco roller derby. If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>
The timeless Bernadette Peters was the guest of honor at a New Dramatists Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis yesterday, where she was serenaded by costars Elaine Stritch and John Dossett and honored by Joel Grey, who said she's been like a younger sister to him ever since she played just that in Georg ... More >>
I was just knighted by the Imperial Court of New York at their annual Night of 1000 Gowns gala at the Marriott Marquis, the honor accorded to me by departing Emperor Vanity Society and Empress Pepperica Swirl. I wore the above stunning ensemble put together by Christian Freedom (which photographer ... More >>
Joe Dobias, chef-owner of East Village restaurants JoeDoe and JoeDough, is a talker. We sat down with the Cornell Hospitality School graduate to talk sandwiches, Passover, and future projects and found out that it only takes one question to get the chef to tell us how he really feels about fellow ... More >>
Do you remember Troy Smith, Chris Weinke, Ty Detmer, or Andre Ware? Do you switch on the TV when Matt Leinart's team is playing -- do you remember what team he plays for? Does your heart beat faster when you think of the pro careers of Danny Wuerffel, Ron Dane, Eric Crouch, Jason White, Gino ... More >>
The New York Post rubs its hands gleefully today with a new "scoop": they've found two people connected with Occupy Wall Street who stayed in a fancy hotel. Therefore, the entire movement is a sham. Peter Dutro, "one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee," and Brad S ... More >>
Photo courtesy Jacques PépinJacques Pépin steams his Thanksgiving turkey, meaning you should, tooYesterday we chatted with Jacques Pepin about his new book, Essential Pepin, an impressive collection of more than 700 of his favorite recipes. Today, he explains why chefs must master technique ... More >>
Maid service may be lacking at this place.You know how sometimes you just want to get away from the daily grind and relax in a fancy hotel room somewhere, where you can hide away and order room service and lie in a giant, plush bed that you pray doesn't have bedbugs? Well, the Marriott's Rena ... More >>
Is a serviceable Follies good enough? Yes, because the 1971 classic is such a rich, dark leap into regret, with a witty and poignant Sondheim score--and besides, the Eric Schaeffer-directed production rises to the occasion for Act Two. You know the drill:
Mötley Crüe w/Poison, New York Dolls Nassau Coliseum Wednesday, July 20 Better than: Attending an 18-year high school reunion with a cash bar, albeit one mitigated by the DJ having a music library nearly identical to yours back in the day. An extremely partial list of pop-cultural event ... More >>
I haven't actually scored there, mind you. But whenever I go to such a place, I can smell the desperation and can sense the sexual urgency pulsing through the room along with the two-for-one margaritas and over-touched bar nuts. I'm talking about a....
Here is a rarely discussed fact: Put the word "adult" in front of most nouns, and they become sadder, a bit desperate, somehow clinging to a semblance of youth while at the same time inherently denying it. Rarely does the word "adult" help a noun, because if "child" or "teen" or "underaged" i ... More >>
South Park StudiosWe've all done it at some point, that is, swiped the hotel linens, because who's really going to stop you from stuffing a one-size-fits-all bathrobe into your suitcase? Or so we thought. Now the answer to that question is Linen Technology Tracking, a Miami-based company that ... More >>
The digital marketing firm Epsilon told its clients on Friday of "an unauthorized entry into Epsilon's email system," insisting it "was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only" and that no other information was at risk, but it's only now becoming clear just how widespread the ha ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
It's the end of an era! (For some.) And so, we bid a fond adieu to pay-per-view porn in Marriott Hotels, which will be getting rid of access to adult movies in new hotels, with an eventual move to rid their tawdry sheen from the entire chain. This is not, however, due to some newfound family ... More >>
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.
When the Jensen Family checked into one of Robert "Toshi" Chan's "suites" at the Zen Garden House, they weren't paying Marriott prices. The window screens in the bedroom were torn and the bathroom walls were full of mold, one of which had a gaping hole. They found hair in the shower stall. It ... More >>
Creepy abandoned smallpox hospital. We're feeling kinda Halloweeny, and, luckily, New York has a whole host of reputedly haunted locales, including the Algonquin (now, creepily, a Marriott), the Dakota, the Empire State Building, and Washington Square Park. But it struck us that each of those ... More >>
Matilda's Facebook Fan Page It's a sad, sad day when another cat is kicked to the street, forced to fend for his/herself in a city where mice-hoarding opossums run rampant like bed bugs in SoHo. Fortunately for Matilda, the Algonquin's famed feline resident, such will not be her fate following th ... More >>
Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to ride your bike to the Broadway show of your choosing (not Cats, 'cause it's not running), drop it off with a friendly valet, and then pick it up and ride on home after the fat lady sings -- or at your leisure. Now, while the intersection of bike-riding and ... More >>
Having already conquered Manhattan, Brooklyn, and a bowling alley, Blue Ribbon has decided to take on the world of hotel dining.
Police have evacuated a small area of Times Square due to a suspicious package. NotifyNYC says there police activity in the vicinity of 46th Street and Broadway; expect street closures in the Times Square area. CNN is now saying the package was found near 45th Street, and NBC New York says police ar ... More >>
Cruising for surreal NYC Housewives. Plus, high and low fashion, plus some new and old-fashioned on Broadway.
Shopping spree: Shoppers ducked for cover as bullets flew between a vendor and cops in Times Square yesterday. In Thursday's bizarre Times Square shootout that sent shoppers ducking for cover CD hawker Raymond Martinez was still strong enough to fight with cops while pinned down and suffering a mor ... More >>
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After a long-awaited showdown with Hillary Clinton, an ally of Al Sharpton triggers a vicious debate about guilt by association