Today 42nd Street is home to some of the top tourist destinations in New York City — Grand Central Station, the United Nations, the Chrysler Building, and flashy Times Square are all big draws for visitors. Prior to the early 1990s, however, locals tended to avoid Times Square and the seedy establishments that were all too common there. The now ultra-touristy Times Square in particular was a breeding ground for crime, drug addiction, and plenty of X-rated peep shows.
A few months ago, Diasuke Nakazawa, the protégé of world-famous sushi chef Jiro Ono (the subject of the documentary "Jiro Dreams Of Sushi"), opened a new restaurant in the West Village. Early reports say that in a city of elite sushi joints, Sushi Nakazawa is easily among the best.
We hear that there are "very early stage" talks about doing a movie on Fox Business News senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino's 2007 book, "King Of The Club." We reached out to Gasparino and he sent us the following response: "your lips to God's ears."
If the media was licensed, the New York Times story, “After Fiscal Cliff Deal, Tax Code May Be the Most Progressive Since 1979,” would be grounds for disbarment. I flagged the piece as a Big Lie in comments yesterday, and figured that since anyone who was either old enough to have been paying taxes in the 1980s or had minimal Google skills could ascertain its claims were nonsense, that it would be debunked elsewhere.
The Wall Street Journal has obtained a federal government report on the most recent background check of Edward Snowden by U.S. Investigations Services LLC, and the limited scope with which the company investigated Snowden's history is startling.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum.
WASHINGTON — Writing the obituary of a renowned female rocket scientist shouldn’t have been, well, rocket science.
But it proved too much for the New York Times, which began its article about Yvonne Brill, a pioneer of rocket propulsion, with a tribute to her cooking skills.
LOS ANGELES—The New York Times Co. said Wednesday that it is putting The Boston Globe and its related assets up for sale four years after it called off a previous attempt to sell the newspaper.
Mark Thompson, the Times’ chief executive, said in a statement a sale would be in the best long-term interests of both properties, “given the differences between these businesses and The New York Times.”
Thompson said the sale would help the company concentrate its attention and investments on The New York Times’ brand.