Richard Parsons

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    At Minton's, Dine With the Ghosts of Jazz Greats

    In last Wednesday's Village Voice, I reviewed the Cecil, decrying it shamefully short of it's potential, which, I believe is very, very vast. Here's hoping the restaurant gets it together soon. But the Cecil isn't the only project Richard Parsons and Alexander Smalls teamed up on last fall. In Oct ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 22, 2014

    Demand More, Harlem!

    The Cecil isn't all that it could be

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Harlem

    The crown jewel of northern Manhattan, Harlem's creative and socioeconomic identity has undergone -- as all neighborhoods are subject to -- a series of transformations since the renaissance of the 1920s. And while it hasn't experienced enough gentrification in recent years to qualify as the "William ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Minton's, Opening Monday, Restores a Legendary Jazz Space in Harlem

    About a month ago, former Time Warner chairman and CEO unveiled The Cecil in Harlem, paying homage to the African diaspora with a menu created by executive chef Alexander Smalls and chef de cuisine Joseph "JJ" Johnson. But even as Parsons opened the doors there, he was hard at work on a major restor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    The Cecil Brings a Celebration of the African Diaspora to NYC to Harlem

    Later this fall, media mogul Richard Parsons (former chairman and CEO of Time Warner) will revive a bit of Harlem's jazz history when he opens Minton's, restoring an old playhouse that once played host to legends like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. But first, he's debuted the ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Bloomberg's Term Limits Scheme

    How Mayor Mike gamed the system

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Daily News: Richard Parsons Has Love Child with Philanthropist

    After "a glamorous career in the New York City fashion world," says 32-year-old MacDella Cooper (pictured), she started the MacDella Cooper Foundation "with the mission of empowering Liberian youth, especially orphans and abandoned children." Their collections are modest in this regard, and GuideSta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve. What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Wayne Barrett: Why Bloomie is Campaigning for Caroline Kennedy

    Joel, Mike and CarolineIt would be an oversimplification to say that Mike Bloomberg is the main man behind the Caroline Kennedy tsunami that's hit in the last two days. There are others behind the wave of support, as well. Some, for example, say that Rahm Emanuel has such a need to fill senate seats ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2008

    The Transformation of Mike Bloomberg

    How the benevolent billionaire with no political debts ended up owning us all

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Wall St., Bloomberg Got You Down? Release Your Inner, Battered Child

    You kind of expect the blogs to talk about Mayor Richie Rich's third term as an oligarchical scam, but it's weird when mainstream types basically agree -- even though they see that as a good thing. "It's actually [Bloomberg's] multi-million dollar peers who seem to be supporting him the most," say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    USLBS Survey: NYers Make More Money

    The New York Times' City Room Blog draws our attention to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report considering wages in the Greater Metropolitan Area. It says that our average wages are "significantly higher than the national averages in every category." Unsurprisingly, the further down the wage sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006

    Actual Poor People Rate Bloomy's Poverty Plan

    When Mayor Bloomberg's Commission on Economic Opportunities—given this administration, the unfortunate C.E.O. acronym is probably intentional—issued its final report on reducing poverty in the five boroughs last week, expectations weren't exactly off the charts. Disgruntled members of the 38 ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2006
  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2005

    Wines to Welcome

    A new shop gives lesser-known vintners their due

  • News

    September 21, 2004

    Black, White, Read

    News orgs are serving up the Sudan conflict as a race war. Sadly, it's not that simple.

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Bestselling Bigotry

    Rudy's Book Bares a Black & Latino Hit List

  • News

    October 29, 2002

    The High-Stakes Testing Trap

    Rising Standards, Rising Dropouts

  • News

    November 7, 2000

    Double Duty

    Why Is a Planning Commissioner Hawking the Olympics?

  • News

    September 19, 2000

    Hollywood Babble On

    Easy, Senators! There’s enough money for everybody.