In an event that seems like fun until you think about it even for a little bit, a 29-year old mother took a drive in an electric go-kart through Times Square traffic with her 5-year old daughter unsecured on her lap. When police attempted to arrest the mother, she went batshit and kicked the window out of a patrol car. Yikes. Read more...
Prolific restaurant group BR Guest Hospitality—who run Blue Water Grill and the Dos Caminos fleet, among many others—have opened their latest, Izi, beneath their 15-year-old Times Square oasis Blue Fin. The smaller new sibling serves a Japanese izakaya-style menu of small snacks and shareable items meant to complement boozing. Show More Summary
According to a UFO blogger, NASA officials are up to their old tricks again. This time NASA is being called upon to explain the presence of a mysterious giant black square or “cube” spotted apparently in orbit around the Sun in an image taken by the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft on May 2, 2016.... Show More Summary
The bankrupt retailer Aéropostale announced it is closing its Times Square location, opening up yet another storefront in one of the city's highest-traffic shopping... To view the full story, click the title link.
Seems legit, if you’ve got your head squarely up your ass. And here all this time we thought it was Bush’s fault. Just a random thought, but maybe their religion has something to do with it. The head of Egypt‘s … Continued
BUYER: Jonah Hill LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $9,164,250 SIZE: 3,280 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Though the deal went down on the down low quite some time ago — last October, to be exact — it’s only now been sussed out by the intrepid property gossip gal at the... Read more »
Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) CAP/MediaPunch/IPX Enough Americans to fill New York’s Madison Square Garden arena die each year from prescription pain pills. That hasn’t led regulators to take obvious steps toward restricting these drugs. So let’s do it for Prince. It’s becoming pretty clear that Prince, the pop music icon who died [...]
For three minutes every night, plants in Jennifer Steinkamp’s 'Botanic' video crash against Times Square’s giant corporate icons.
Chanel Iman, Olivia Culpo and Nina Agdal pose for a pic together inside the Swatch POP Collection launch party at the grand opening the Times Square flagship store in New York City on Tuesday night (May 3). The three models checked out the fun, new collection and danced to a set from DJ Johnny Wujek. [...]
Starting tomorrow, Visionaire will be handing out free posters by contemporary artists — and also Gigi Hadid — to celebrate the magazine's "65 FREE" issue. The giveaway, in partnership with Grindr, includes posters of a bright-blue “Imagine Peace” graphic by Yoko Ono, Gigi Hadid’s most-liked Instagram snap, and a specially ... More »
The City Council is reviving an effort to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square — making them register and wear ID badges.
Let’s face it: Your apartment’s square footage isn’t going to miraculously get larger over time, but your rent might increase year after year. And at some point, after yet another rent hike, most renters start to ponder this age-old question: Are they a culture-seeking urbanite who’s happy to pay more [...]
I’m seeing an endless stream of hardware-related companies these days. In our world, we are focused on software wrapped in plastic, a line I think I first used some time in 2012. If you understand our themes, it fits squarely within human computer interaction for us. Show More Summary
For a hundred years this elegant American elm at the center of Tompkins Square Park was just a tree. Then, in 1966, the Hare Krishna mantra was chanted under its sprawling canopy for the first time, and it became the birthplace of a religion. To Hare Krishnas this tree is a sacred site. Show More Summary
On the night of May 23, 1921, an unheralded all-black musical opened in a small playhouse on Broadway and 63rd Street, a half-mile north of Times Square. No one in the audience could have guessed that "Shuffle Along" would change the...Show More Summary
DELIVER US FROM SCHLOCK: Reimagining Times Square, my City Journal proposal for liberating the Crossroads of the World from city bureaucrats, desnudas, costumed characters and rent-seeking vendors of schlock. Then we can liberate the rest of Broadway from cars and create the world’s greatest promenade. (Hear me out, car lovers. As the author of The […]
Farmers can grow 50 tons of vegetables in a building designed by Rem Koolhaas's grandfather The recently completed UF002 De Schilde, a 12,916-square-foot greenhouse sitting atop a former Philips factory in The Hague, can claim the tit largest urban rooftop farm in Europe. Show More Summary
Decades ago, forward-thinking individuals might have envisioned the future of the 21st century something like this: airplanes and flying cars would fill the skies over business hubs like Times Square, and robotic servants would be walking the halls of hotels and restaurants, taking orders and filling drink...
Manhattan circa 1906. "Times Building." The recently completed New York Times newspaper headquarters, now encased in electronic signage and venue of the News Year's "ball drop," gave the former Longacre Square its current name. Photoprint by Irving Underhill. View full size.
Several types of advanced Russian military equipment, from collimator sights for use with the Ratnik personal combat uniform to high-flying Su-35S fighter jets, will reportedly be shown off for the first time during the May 9 Victory Day Parade in central Moscow.