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What's Worth It: The Pierre Hotel, NYC

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

When I heard about The Pierre's $100 million renovation project, I was skeptical. Would the iconic property be turned into a frilly glam wonder? Wonderfully, this is not the case in the least.

James Frey and the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces, is again facing scrutiny for a publishing venture -- a scandal that emphasizes the wide gulf between younger and older literary artists.

Easy Reader: Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty Is An Object of Flawed Beauty

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Steve Martin may be a wild and crazy guy elsewhere but when it comes to his new novel, An Object of Beauty, set squarely in Manhattan's art-and-commerce world, he's serious.

The Faithful Shopper: Superstore Savings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The big-box revolution (aka superstores) that took over the suburbs years ago has come to the five boroughs. Save time and money by taking care of multiple needs in one big store this season.

Saturday Shoppers View Ralph Lauren's New Madison Avenue Mansion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Finkle

Ralph Lauren just built the first mansion on the Upper East Side since 1918 and reached the zenith he's aimed for since the '60s when he started hawking wide ties.

Pink Socks & Patent Leather Shoes -- a Madison Avenue Art Walk

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

If the gracious and pricey Upper East Side is the Gold Coast of Manhattan, then Madison Avenue is the waterfront for art lovers.

The Faithful Shopper: September Shoes

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

September means a lot of things to a lot of people -- the beginning of fall, back to school, football season. For me, it's time to take stock of my shoe wardrobe.

The Alpha and the Omega of the Aquarian Age

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Although the cliché is that it's hard to imagine Woodstock happened that long ago, I find it hard to imagine that those three days of peace and music happened so recently.

Fashion's Night In

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

In my many years on Earth, seems to me that most presidents are out of touch with the people. Politicians are not my touchstone of reality. Shopping is.

The Faithful Shopper: August Accessories

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Let's face it -- the right bag can change an entire outfit -- much more affordably than filling your closet with more new clothes (not that there's anything wrong with that, either.)

Ten Minutes with James DeJulio, President and Co-Founder of Tongal

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Fabio Periera

It's official: Google is evil. As one of the leading dark forces in the current net neutrality debate, Google has partnered with other large media and...

Before Mad Men There Was The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit sold two million copies. And the title entered our national language as a kind of shorthand for a Madison Avenue hypocrite.

Under the Bridge: The Story of Digital Dumbo

Kenji Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kenji Summers

It's hard to believe that there's nobody out there It's hard to believe that I'm all alone At least I have her love, the city, she loves me - Anthony...

Bob Garfield: Mad Prophet of Madison Avenue

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

To grey-haired ad execs, wide-eyed media planners, and even furry blue children's characters, Garfield is the man who told the truth, and said: advertising's 'emperor' had no clothes.

No Sleep for the Weary! Plus, One-Minute Makeover Tips

Louis Licari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Louis Licari

I think it's time for me to stop kvetching and give you a few beauty tips that I lifted from the scripts of the "One Minute Makeovers" for Taxi TV. Here's a preview of some of my favorites.

Atrium Collapse At Sony Building Showers Purim Partygoers With Glass

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Ice broke through the ceiling of an atrium at the Sony Building in New York City, showering glass over partygoers who scurried to avo...

Grand Theft Auto- Part 1

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Selkoe

What is the most overlooked key issue of our time? A nuclear Iran, America's failing education system, the need for better dental hygiene? The answ...

Edmond Alma CHARGED With Stolen Gems From Jewelry Heist At R.S. Durrant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Authorities have arrested a 46-year-old man who they say ended up with more than $1 million worth of gems stolen in a deadly New York...

Treasures on the East 25th Street Courthouse

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

The marble courthouse on 25th and Madison, home to the Appellate Division of the NY State Supreme Court, is a charmingly compact building only three stories high, completely dwarfed by skyscrapers.

The Faithful Shopper: Madison Avenue, Boulevard of Brilliant Baubles

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Despite last year's blip, the glitter literally remains, and has even grown, on the Miracle Mile as new jewelers have joined longstanding tenants.

$1 Million In Diamonds, Emeralds Stolen In UES Jewelry Heist

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Police say an armed robber who fatally shot a Madison Avenue jewelry store worker made off with nearly $1 million worth of sapphires,...

Brazen Madison Ave Jewel Heist Leaves One Dead

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A jewelry store worker was shot to death in a brazen midday robbery Wednesday in a shop on posh Madison Avenue, police said. Two peo...

Ode to My Neighborhood Bookstore

Jane Isay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jane Isay

I live on 96th Street and Madison Ave. in New York City. I often take a walk down one side of Madison, and up the other. The anchor of my walk is The Corner Bookstore, which is on 93rd Street.

Who Knew? Fall '09 Winner Is the Gap

Michael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Cohen

I slipped on the Gap's Easy Fit jeans. I looked like a straight guy who might be heading to Applebee's for dinner. Not so much. It got worse with the Standard Jean. I looked like President Obama.

Mad Men Returns: The '60s Advertising Drama Is A Time Tunnel To the Present

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There are a number of ways to view Mad Men. For my own part, I can take it as a period piece, a sort of time capsule of the early '60s, at once relatively close yet far enough away to be intriguing for its unfamiliarity.