Will Food52 dedicate today to champagne recipes? Unlikely, but the cooking website -- helmed by former NY Times scribe Amanda Hesser and co-creator Merrill Stubbs -- has good reason to celebrate. Yesterday, the duo announced that they've closed their "Series A" funding after raising $2 million in in ... More >>
In a few weeks, this might be the Issue of the Election or the Story That Brought Romney Down. At this point, only time can tell.Yesterday, the New York Times reported that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun to send out subpoenas to investigate the tax situations in numerous priva ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
New York City's most dapper alleged serial groper was arrested yesterday at his apartment in Park Slope after authorities determined that he's responsible for the gropings of several women in Manhattan over the last several months.The kicker: the alleged groper, 26-year-old Karl Vanderwoude, apparen ... More >>
When last we left our heroes, the 2012 Republican Presidential challengers, they were inevitably folding to Mitt the Man Whose Turn It Is. Then Newt Gingrich -- or, excuse us, a Newt Gingrich Super-PAC to which he is not connected -- decided to go out swinging with a little film that portrayed Romne ... More >>
Press Clips has returned, or rather a short, bastardized version of Press Clips has returned, special for today. There's a fair bit of media news today, most of it involving highbrow New York news startup Capital New York. It's gaining some new staff members and also $1.7 million from an ange ... More >>
The city is starting what appears to be a full court press against a notorious private equity-backed landlord and his network of crumbling buildings in Harlem and Washington Heights. Over the course of two days, October 21 and 22, the city brought housing court repairs lawsuits against seven ... More >>
In this year's Worst Landlords list put out by Public Advocate Bill deBlasio, once again the real worst landlords have managed to slip under the public radar.
Bill deBlasio, as a councilmember and now as the city's Public Advocate, gets props for stepping up and pointing a finger at the ci ... More >>
Suemedha SoodWinter: Root vegetables as far as the eye can see.
It's 28 degrees, the middle of December. Not exactly prime farming conditions. But Norwich Meadows Farm in upstate New York has no choice but to continue operations.
Farmer Zaid Kurdieh says he can't shut down for winter becaus ... More >>
When a state appeals court decision came down today that private equity-backed realty company Tishman Speyer illegally converted thousands of Stuyvesant Town tenants into luxury units, the company pleaded with the judge that the ruling could be a death blow.
Tishman and its partner, the firm Black ... More >>
After nearly three years of veritable civil war between two powerful real estate executives and thousands of tenants, the owners of the historic downtown residential complexes, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, will appear in court again today.
Landlords Jerry and Rob Speyer, and their part ... More >>
The Times finds that the city's pension fund has "consistently lagged behind many of its public pension peers" under Comptroller (and mayoral candidate) Bill Thompson. For the past seven years, four of five city pension funds earned less than the 4.5 percent median annual return for large public pe ... More >>
--Eddie Van Halen is suing Nike, alleging the company copied his red, black and white "Frankenstrat" guitar design in the design of their new "Dunk Lows" sneakers. The federal lawsuit contends Nike is doing "irreparable harm and damage" to Halen's signature guitar. The guitarist sort of already did ... More >>
Considering how big New York State's pension obligations are, it was a cause for concern when the pension fund started to lose value as the market tumbled, dropping about 20 percent between April and October 2008. So in March the state started investing more in private equity markets -- which, as At ... More >>
The pension fund scandal that attorney general Andrew Cuomo's investigations and prosecutions have roiled appears to be spreading out. Today Cuomo and the SEC both charged the managing partner of private equity firm Aldus Equity Partners, Saul Meyer, with felony fraud. Meyer, based in Dallas, is an ... More >>