The hype may swarm around the tents at Fashion Week, but an equal number of designers actually showcased outside the official venue this year. We shadowed designer Janet Kim of Graey during the preparations for her Spring/Summer 2011 show and got to ask a few questions.
One of the few original details remaining in the 66th Street Lincoln Center subway stop are the plaster rosettes and molding on the ceiling. The station was constructed in 1904 and renovated in 2004, when vintage looking tiles were added to the walls. Despite the recent renovation, water damage has caused much of the plaster detailing to deteriorate.
After a hot summer almost entirely dominated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, signs of Autumn are in sight: The mornings are cool and dry (at least until 9am), and oyster season has begun.
Did you know that in 1930, 1,800 trolleys served Brooklyn alone? Photographer Christoffer Delsinger (who discovered the double rainbow Bushwick airplane!) went to check out the abandoned trolleys in Red Hook, a remnant of a more recent past than you might imagine.
Lincoln Restaurant does not open officially until September 24th, but things are happening. On September 10th, Heart Magazine had an event there. Tonight, while most were crowded around the star-studded red carpet for Tommy Hilfiger's 25th Anniversary Show, I eschewed the masses and checked out the restaurant.
Sleepy's Mattress has a branding issue. First, they started getting rid of the mustache on their mascot because of criticism it looked like Hitler. But it was not consistently removed across all of their stores.
"It's like old New York," says a happy customer waiting for her kitchen knives to be sharpened Saturday morning near Columbia University. The old red truck that serves as Dominic Del Re's mobile store was parked on 111th street, just off Broadway.
Fashion week might be happening a block away, but the Lincoln Center Greenmarket was bustling as usual today. The only difference was the addition of some fashionable ladies looking for how to get to Canal Street. Wrong neighborhood ladies! Today's highlight was the vintage apple cider press churning out for immediate tasting.
You might have been wondering about those ads in the subway, asking if you're still a virgin and an 888-hotline for help. New Yorkers are not the only ones targeted. Billboards with a similar ad have sparked controversy around the country.