The Cooper Square Hotel is dead, long live The Standard, East Village. The 21-story glass and steel tower across the street from our offices has been bought by Standard Hotels. As part of this monumental change, the hotel will now be called "The Standard, East Village." What's in a name? That which ... More >>
Last week, hot on the heels of the Congressional debt-ceiling fiasco and the ensuing stock market drop, Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of the United States of America from AAA to AA , and placed the ailing superpower on "CreditWatch with negative implications."
The reactions of Ame ... More >>
The day after the election, the Times ran a comparative chart of the personal preferences of the outgoing and incoming governors. Asked how he relaxed at the Governor's Mansion in Albany, David Paterson said: "Reading in the family room."
A few days earlier, Joe Fisch, the state's in ... More >>
Bubba, sans burgers.The steak-and-martini dinner, once a hallmark of heavyweights and big shots, is no longer on the menu for many powerful people. As Joel Stein writes in BusinessWeek, some of the world's biggest successes are going vegan, including Steve Wynn, Russell Simmons, and former fa ... More >>
"Paisley Underground" veteran Steve Wynn (the L.A. rocker, not the casino owner who puts his hand through Picasso paintings) is a permanent friend-of-SOTC for the simple reason that he once let us film him singing a song while standing in a dog park. He returns with backing band the Miracle 3 ... More >>
Singaporeans will soon be getting the Daniel Boulud treatment. Diner's Journal reports that the chef will open a 120-seat DB Bistro Moderne in the new Marina Bay Sands casino resort, owned by the same group that owns the Venetian in Las Vegas. And speaking of Vegas, Boulud has also confirmed ... More >>