On July 22, filmmaker Spike Lee joined the legions of artists on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, from Zach Braff funding a Garden State-like vehicle all the way to the writers printing poems with construction paper and glitter. The 3-minute long video is light on details about Lee's newest project, ... More >>
Anyone can lose a basketball game, but when you lose one like the Nets lost Saturday night -- the 7th game of a playoff series at home to a team playing without key players -- there has to be consequences. All year long the Nets had been battling the Knicks for media attention and fan adulation, an ... More >>
Last night marked the final home game of the New Jersey Nets, and although the franchise won't officially become the Brooklyn Nets until the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season (when they move from the Prudential Center to the Barclay Center), it's obvious those involved with the team couldn't lea ... More >>
The New York Knicks' mega popular new point guard Jeremy Lin said today that he's "overwhelmed" by the heaps of praise being thrown upon him after his seven game winning streak. Even President Obama said that he was impressed by Lin this week. Perhaps that stress got to him, as the Knicks lost to th ... More >>
Alexia NaderAre all of these people waiting for a Lin-Mint even though it's cold and pouring rain? Jeremy Lin of Knicks renown just got a Shake Shack milkshake dedicated to him. Judging from the chatter of people waiting in the substantial Shake Shack line in Madison Square Park, it seems the Jer ... More >>
As we noted last night, singer Whitney Houston died yesterday at the age of 48. She was found dead of unknown causes in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told the Associated Press that "there were no obvious signs of any criminal intent." The death of t ... More >>
Don Peppe to outgrow Queens.Don Peppe, in Ozone Park, is gearing up to open its first Manhattan outpost next year. But Manhattanites aren't the only ones about to get introduced to the Queens mainstay.
Here we have (courtesy Funkmaster Flex) SOTC deity The-Dream taking in last night's Knicks-Rockets game (guess who won) with Kim Kardashian, continuing their alleged unholy union, about which we have already begun writing a speculative musical. Here, then, are more excerpts from that work in ... More >>
Ricki Rosen for NYT"The tall man in the velvet fedora and knee-length black jacket with ritual fringes" taking "long, swift strides toward the Western Wall" in today's New York Times is not Knicks basketball star Amare Stoudemire, who discovered his Hebrew roots over the summer. It's Brooklyn ... More >>
Emeril Lagasse sold his Midtown Manhattan loft for $4.6 million, after reducing the price six different times from $7.65 million last year. [Wall Street Journal] A food truck war has broken out between the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck and the Frites 'N' Meats truck after the former parked too clo ... More >>
Rest easy, fans of teams all over the NBA: Isiah Thomas won't be coming to coach your team. As Thomas told ESPN.com, "In terms of going back as a coach, I don't see myself doing that." But be afraid -- be very afraid: he wants to come back as a general manager. Right now it appears that the good ol ... More >>
As the early returns come in - we were most impressed by the recent ESPN poll which showed 57 percent of the public was feeling anti-LBJ -- it appears that in the breathtaking space of less than 12 hours LeBron James went from the most popular athlete in American sports to the most despised. ... More >>
Hey! Have you seen or heard about this awesome new mural of the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets' quirky Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov and smaller-shareholder-but-nonetheless-awesome co-owner Jay-Z? It's right above Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks play! Know what both teams h ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Times catching up on the Rikers Fight Club story that the Voice's Graham Rayman has been reporting for nearly two years.More AIG drama: Bailout money went to foreign firms and other big banks that AIG owed in derivative gam ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.Father picks up Pace ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Times interview with Obama: He considers reaching out to the Taliban.That little 14-year old mini-Limbaugh from Atlanta is even more annoying than you thought."Mob cops" finally put away for good, but they leave the city $1 ... More >>
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Sunday New York headlines...Hate-crime suspect Keith Phoenix claims self-defense in murder of Ecuadoran immigrant, his lawyer says victim kicked the door of Phoenix's van, reached for (nonexistent) weapon.Long-reviled Rockefeller drug laws swiftly being ... More >>
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Monday New York headlines...Struggling Times says Wall Street Journal and NY Post are dragging down News Corp because of Rupe's stubbornness. Also, Journal management now thoroughly Murdochian: "Memos are for wimps."Sharpton, meanwhile, wants Rupe to pa ... More >>
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