sign of the Times
inside the massive construction site for the new NY Times building…
and here’s some info on the architecture and construction:
The new Eighth Avenue tower for The New York Times
NYT, Hearst Headquarters to Spruce Up Eighth Ave.
$320 Million Construction Loan for 52-Story NYTimes Headquarters
(thanks Josef for sneaking inside and sending us the photos!)
durst is still an ass
we found this photo off one of the boards. not sure how old it is, but dam, Fred Durst is such a pathetic load!
and from the fabulous PageSixSixSix this week… it looks like creepy Fred was trying to spread it around that he got Jessica Simpson… Fred Durst Got A Piece Of Jessica Simpson’s Nookie. but Jessica Simpson’s people were quick to bust that rumor with a big NO
OMG! Dummocrats.com has the funniest fucking list of people who could replace Paula… check out: Who Should Replace Paula Abdul on American Idol?
and we have a couple to add:
Rosie O’Donnell – just as annoying as Paula and would take a similar approach that everyone is great and act appalled that people have to leave the show.
Madonna – she’d make em cry, hard
Cher – the hair, the outfits, the voice – Cher would be awesome!
(image above from Dummocrats.com)
canceled flight arrives
Tuesday night we hit the opening of the art exhibition for the book – Canceled Flight: 101 Tried and True Pigeon Killin’ Methods – and it was kickin! some of NY’s best artists and photographers, cool music, free beerz and KILLER ART.
the book is a brilliant and hilarious collection of images. and the exhibition is great. tons of mind blowing art filled with detail, irony and humor. each piece is fascinating. some knocked us out. and we know CityRag readers will get it, but due to the bizarre feedback on Amazon, we’d like to add – this is not an offensive show, the theme is intended and presented in a very humorous way, the work is moving and funny.
free and open to the public, the show runs May 4th-May 24th (1pm–7pm everyday) and is at the Reed Space, 151 Orchard Street (b/w Rivington + Stanton) stop by and check it out! and if you can’t make it – check out the book, a fantastic collection of illustration and photos from some of the most talented artists around, a bargain at $16
an offer you can’t refuse
passing the one-hitter at a show
and be warned y’all – NYPD continues to arrest and jail people for amounts as small as one joint
who’s your master
the Thighmaster tried to eat Buddy the other night, but we took him out for a burger instead
in case you haven’t peeped his site, Thighs Wide Shut is our #1 favorite blog ever, and the reason we started one!
Foodie NYC rules!
Foodie NYC is a great, one of a kind, bi-monthly, NY food event. 6 courses, 6 wines, 50 people. born from his passion for food, wine and sharing these with friends, organizer and chef Joe DeSalazar has created a dining experience that’s delicious, original and a lot of fun. 4 key elements go into making the event so special…
Atmosphere: each event is held in a beautiful loft exclusively devoted to Foodie for the night. the space is decorated magically with fresh flowers, candles, linen and nice place settings. there’s a handsome menu at each seat with the person’s name printed at the top. the lovely atmosphere is breathtaking when you walk in. cool music is played throughout the night.
Food: having read Joe’s great food blog and column in the Gothamist for a few years, we knew the meal would be wonderful, and it was. the site has excellent descriptions of the menu and theme of the night (Joe plans each meal with great detail, the main aspects being region and season.) we attended Modern Takes on French Classics and every course was great, read it and drool (our favorites: Braised Lentil Spring Roll with truffled gruyere fondue and Skate and Mushroom Paupiote with curry mushroom broth, mushroom puree, haricot vert, charred yellow pepper) and the next event, Burgundy Spring Tasting on May 22nd sounds fantastic.
Wine: hands down the finest wine tasting we’ve ever experienced. for the higher level wine option, Foodie’s wine guy Ben Brandt, pairs a group of truly exceptional wines, each SUBLIME. to be able to try so many older vintage, rare and well known (and very expensive) wines in one night is an experience we’ll never forget. our favorite was the 1975 Haut Brion (at around $620 a bottle, it’s hard to believe they don’t loose money on the wine.) the list of wines Ben has put together for the next tasting looks incredible.
People: this is an aspect of FoodieNYC that surprised us. we were a bit worried about dining with a bunch of people we didn’t know, but found ourselves enthralled in great food conversation with everyone at our table throughout the night. topics ranged from best NYC restaurants to favorite recipes, wines and shops. the fine food and wine conversation and the warm vibe at our table made the night even more memorable. the event is pulled together by an eclectic group of hard working chefs and stylists that are dedicated to making sure every element is perfect. in addition to Joe and Ben’s work, Whitney Horsey-Sherin decorates and does the menus; and in the kitchen is – Grant Bremer a great cook and prep master Wayne Cheng.
and we’d like to add a note on value… at $105 per person for the tasting with traditional wine and $205 per for the tasting with classic Burgundy wines (including tax and tip), it’s a bargin. 3-4 hours of delicous food and fantastic wines in a beautiful setting. Foodie NYC is a wonderful and unique New York dining experience.