Nice of daylight savings to give us that extra hour in the morning and all, but if you aren't excited about nighttime creeping up on us just a bit earlier, take solace in a sweet drink deal. After all, no matter what the clock says, happy hour is always a nice escape.
Occupy Wall Street's terrible twos began this morning with a familiar set of scenes: protesters holding signs. Protesters glaring at cops. Cops glaring at protesters. Dozens of metal barricades lining the streets between them. Everyone pausing to look in unison at the Hipster Cop and his improbably ... More >>
Hi there, remember me? I'm Feral Hostess Cat, one of Laura Shunk's 10 worst people in NYC restaurants. I work the door at Chez Bowery, that new pseudo-casual, nose-to-tail-artisanal downtown comfort food joint everyone's just dying to try. Before you write me off as a cold, callous bitch from hell ... More >>
If you're gonna clamp down on Wall Street, it's probably best that you choose someone who's been doing it for years. In 1993, Mary Jo White became the first woman to ever become a Manhattan attorney at the federal level. During her nine-year tenure in the Southern New York district, she went after ... More >>
Seven months after they first set up camp in Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters are actually occupying Wall Street. But after a relatively uneventful week of lawfully sleeping on the sidewalk near the New York Stock Exchange, the protesters have been met with a strong police response over ... More >>
Rosie GrayBarriers up in the Financial District.It's been over month since the beginning of Occupy Wall Street, and if you've been down to the Financial District lately you may have noticed that on Wall Street between Broadway and William (also on Broad Street and Exchange Place), there are m ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street is in its 13th day, with support growing among factions veering from the "grungy unemployed hippie stereotype." There's the event led by two CUNY professors to protest the treatment of the protesters at the hands of the NYPD (Critical Mass has written they'll join in this rally, w ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street is now in its 12th day. This morning brought another march on Wall Street. In other cities, similar efforts are springing up. And, there are now efforts to protest the treatment the protesters have gotten from the NYPD -- most dramatically and media-attention-getting, the pepper-s ... More >>
Bravo to the "Occupy Wall Street" protestors who've been camped out in lower Manhattan, screaming about how Financial District greed destroyed the economy. While we're at it, let's also rail against...
Prolific New York City crocheter Olek has again hit Wall Street (remember the bull she covered in yarn last year), this time making a statement on a shopping cart: via @djbenharvey
The new face of competitive eating. It may surprise you.It seems that professional eaters aren't the only ones with a passing interest in cramming huge quantities of food matter down their throats. Wall Street types, never ones to shy away from the spotlight (or competition), like to spend th ... More >>
Coming right atcha, Wall Street.As has been promised for almost a year now, Shake Shack has opened its doors in Battery Park City. And yes, it is selling neighborhood-specific concretes.
Some Wall Street bankers might need to forsake the glitzy office party for take-out and a movie this year -- TheStreet.com says many of the city's finance firms -- including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citigroup, and UBS -- are either canceling or keeping "mum" about their par ... More >>
The most disturbing story of the day on the state political beat is the Reuters piece quoting Republican attorney general candidate Dan Donovan. It confirms my worst fears about him and makes Tuesday's Democratic primary all the more important. The headline is "NY Republican candidate: ... More >>
Pretend you're Reshma Saujani, 34, dazzling, born to an Indian family expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin, a Harvard and Yale Law School grad who returned to Africa to help build Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid government. It's late 2009 and everything you've done in your professional life since its i ... More >>
Politico reported today that Mayor Mike trashed his longtime buddy Chuck Schumer at an April 12 meeting in Mitch McConnell's Senate office in Washington. The attack on Schumer, who supports the financial reform bill now before the Senate, is part of the oddest Bloomberg campaign ... More >>
There's a blast from the Giuliani past sitting atop the fold on Page B1 of the Times' business section this morning in the form of a photo of Charlie Millard, Rudy's former top economic aide who ran the city's Economic Development Corporation in the Giuliani era. The story about him includes the mos ... More >>
Did you notice that a lot of the news this morning is about celebrities? "Morning Joe" has Pete Hamill and Peggy Noonan discussing Chris Brown and Rihanna. The Jon Stewart-Jim Cramer fight has been covered not only by us, but to a fare-thee-well in normally star-averse venues such as The Atlantic, T ... More >>
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Photo of Biggie's mom and son ringing the bell on Wall Street earlier today via Gothamist This remains the most awesome and endearing movie publicity tour ever. CJ Wallace for president in 2034!
Trends these days come not from Williamsburg nor the East Village, but from Wall Street. For example, says the New York Times, "Layoffs Sweep From Wall St. Across New York Area" -- with matching impoverishment! And now local celebs are all about the stimulus. Governor Paterson went to Washington yes ... More >>
The fine softcore tradition of the sexy co-ed lives on in today's New York Post, which drools over C-Spot, a Columbia student magazine full of racy stories and photos. Students pose "using props like preppy scarves and books to hide their naughty bits." There's a "graphic description" of some poor g ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is working fast to get ahead of any financial crisis the recent Wall Street nonsense may cause. Earlier today, he floated the idea of a seven percent property tax increase. Now the Obeserver's Azi Paybarah reports the Mayor's budget director, Mark Page, has circulated a memo asking h ... More >>
Call it Gall Street. How else to describe an industry that applauds nearly $500 million in bonuses for executives taking an entire economy down with them?
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