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Articles / February 10, 2012 Building the (New) New York
Building the (New) New York

The Bob and Jane way.

We are a city of 8 million people, give or take a few hundred thousand. But we are building a city for 9 million. Literally. Right now. That will be New York City’s total population just a couple of decades hence, and politicians, bureaucrats, developers, architects, and engineers are, as you read these words, figuring out how to fit another million people onto the collection of islands and peninsulas we call home. We can’t just bulldoze and slap ..»

Gourmet / February 10, 2012 Grant Achatz ‘Aggressively Pursuing’
Grant Achatz ‘Aggressively Pursuing’

NYC Location for Second Aviary

Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas are, at the moment, putting the finishing touches on the upcoming El Bulli menu at Next, but Achatz tells us that the year ahead means probable expansion for the duo's Chicago cocktail bar, Aviary: "Nick and I looked at 2012 and made a list of places where we’d want to open, including New York, Miami or South Beach, L.A., Shanghai, Singapore, and Las Vegas. After hearing about some spaces in New York, we literally ju ..»

Shopping / February 10, 2012 Soho Puts on Work Pants
Soho Puts on Work Pants

Carhartt Work in Progress.

Beloved by construction workers, billboard pasters, and snowplow drivers the world over, Michigan’s Carhartt makes clothes that can take a beating: sandstone jackets, tough twill pants, waterproof work boots. But recently, the 120-year-old brand has begun catering to a more, shall we say, effete audience, with its urbanite-targeting offshoot, Carhartt Work in Progress. The new label has opened 40 stores abroad and launched collaborations with fas ..»

Shopping / February 10, 2012 The Shoes Are Nice, Too
The Shoes Are Nice, Too

Eli Sudbrack turns his psychedelic sensibilities to a new retail project

After earning notoriety as co-creator of Barneys' trippy Gaga’s Workshop over the holidays, the Brazilian-born, New York–based artist Eli Sudbrack turns his psychedelic sensibilities to a new retail project this week, producing animated video art and neon-tube-light installations for the first U.S. boutique of São Paulo–based shoe brand Melissa (102 Greene St., nr. Prince St.; 212-775-1950), opening February 9. Designed by creative director Edson ..»

Editor's Pick / February 10, 2012 With Box Office Strong,
With Box Office Strong,

‘Porgy and Bess’ to Extend Its Run

Sara Krulwich/The New York TimesAudra McDonald and Norm Lewis “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” on Broadway. The producers of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” on Broadway informed group sales ticket agents on Thursday that the run of the musical, which had been scheduled to end July 8, would extend through Sept. 30, according to an e-mail from the producers that was shared by two group sales agents. The e-mail cited “overwhelming popularity and dema ..»

Editor's Pick / February 09, 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Review...
Jaguar XKR-S Review...

the all-new 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is a startling automotive predator.

Like a snarling beast charging towards its unsuspecting prey, the all-new 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is a startling automotive predator. Yes, you heard right: Jaguar. The brand that’s been more recently known for quiet refinement, sophistication and comfort has shredded its three-piece suit and gone feral. If you craved speed in the not-so-distant-past, a Jaguar dealership would just be a speck in your rear-view. Not to say that Jags couldn’t move – the b ..»

Editor's Pick / February 09, 2012 New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week

kicks off with concern over models' age, health

The sight of a beautifully curvy Christie Brinkley in the Red Dress Collection Wednesday night was a great way to kick off Fashion Week in New York. Appearing in a fashion show promoting heart heath, the blond former super model was sexy hot in a strapless red dress. The same can’t always be said for the scary skinny, teenage models who will be walking the runway the rest of the week. Though the thorny issue of models’ health comes up year after ..»

Articles / September 15, 2010 Louise Nevelson's Sculptures
Louise Nevelson's Sculptures

Return to Plaza That Bears Her Name

Louise Nevelson’s towering steel sculptures recently returned to the downtown plaza that bears her name. The site-specific sculptures, called “Shadows and Flags,” were reinstalled exactly where Nevelson, a famed New York artist, placed them when the triangular plaza opened in 1977. The installation marks the final phase of a massive renovation of the space. The rest of the Louise Nevelson Plaza, though, will look much different when the $2 millio ..»

Exhibits / September 15, 2010 NYC exhibit captures photog's vision of the city
NYC exhibit captures photog's vision of the city

NEW YORK — A new exhibition of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz offers a view of New York City at the turn of the 20th century through the eyes of one of the world's most celebrated photographers. "Alfred Stieglitz New York" at the Seaport Museum New York features 39 vintage photographs, many shot from the windows of his midtown-Manhattan apartment and galleries. It opens on Wednesday and runs through Jan. 19, 2011. It is the first time these work ..»