Tuberose is a tricky fragrance to get right in a perfume, but Kat Burki has managed to create a lush, sensuous jungle-y scent evocative of wild romps on your happiest tropical vacation. Reminiscent of classics such as Chanel’s original Gardenia and Robert Piguet’s Fracas, Burki’s Tubereuse EDP is a creamy, heart-lifting symphony of perfect white flower notes. $95 (3.4 ounces), at katburki.com...Read more »
Good weather is good business.
The warmth that has swarmed NYC of late is like a warm kiss after a long fight that began with the knock-out punch of Superstorm Sandy. "Outdoor cafes, fancy roof top gardens and bars, all these things open up," creating jobs and increasing worker pay, said Joshua Freeman, a professor of history at the Murphy Labor Institute at CUNY.
"There are a lot of...Read more »
New York City is playing catch up to the rest of the country in celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
The holiday has long been celebrated in Los Angeles and Chicago, which have sizeable, long standing Mexican populations, but its popularity here gained traction only in the last several decades as the Mexican population of NYC increased, said Arlene Torres, an anthropology professor at the Center of...Read more »
Basketball fever is sweeping the city.
For the first time in NBA history, two New York City teams are in the playoffs during the same season, as both the Knicks and Nets play their first respective postseason games on Saturday, and fans are salivating for the action.
The Knicks will host the Boston Celtics in a 3 p.m. game, the first of a series that will play out under the dark cloud...Read more »
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was in a swoon Thursday at the news that Paul McCartney would be playing Barclays Center June 8 and 10, proclaiming "Let it be" known that the lawn above the (Atlantic Ave.) subway station is "Strawberry Fields!" and Atlantic Avenue will hereby be known as "Abbey Road!"
A spokesman for Markowitz later clarified the renaming...Read more »
Fifty-two New York-based companies made the new Forbes Global 2000 list, an annual ranking of the 2,000 largest, most powerful public companies in the world.
New York's Wall Street and big media companies are particularly prominent players on the global stage, observed Forbes 2000 list editor Scott DeCarlo: Of the 52 city companies that made the list, "13 of those are in the financial...Read more »
Few pilgrims paying respects to the 9/11 Memorial Sunday were outraged by the $2 service fee to reserve a visitor pass online or by phone, but most said they would appreciate more transparency concerning the use of the money and a clearer warning about the charge - instituted last month - before reserving a pass online.
"It's a really long process: You have to fill out a lot of stuff...Read more »
A man who gains women's confidence with flattery is wanted for rapes of two women and a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn.
"Apparently, he is mildly attractive and gets them comfortable in conversation," before striking, said a police source. The suspect is a black male in his 20s, 5-feet 9-inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds who often wears a green camouflage jacket and boots with a baseball...Read more »
More and more New Yorkers are fed up with social media and they’re not going to take it anymore.
Instead, they are opting out of the digital rat race and choosing to detox from Facebook, Twitter et. al, claiming “social media fatigue.”
They note that the novelty of Facebook wanes once one has caught up with high school friends. They’re weary of being perceived as profit centers by marketers...Read more »
Manhattan apartments are expensive and rare -- get used to it.
A new quarterly report by Citi Habitats shows that the Manhattan rental market in the first quarter of the year remained largely stable, with a 1.46% vacancy rate this March, as opposed to a 1.25% vacancy rate one year ago. Quarterly figures closely resembled monthly stats.
Rental prices for Manhattan studios increased 2.4%...Read more »