Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4:44pm
True to the wayward characters he writes about in his new book “Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History,” Anthony M. DeStefano preferred that a recent interview start with a walk past a few haunts the city’s mobsters made notorious. Readers of his latest... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4:00pm
With the 4th of July looming, we asked a few socials and designers about their plans for the most patriotic weekend of summer. From fireworks in Brooklyn to beach parties out East, this crew has their bags packed and itineraries cross-checked. The dog days are officially upon... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:09pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized 720 pieces of counterfeit jewelry with a suggested retail price of more than $6 million on June 16, the agency said Thursday. The jewelry arrived in a shipment from Hong Kong and bore a nongenuine... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:02pm
Dollar Tree Inc. and Family Dollar Stores Inc. have agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to private equity firm Sycamore Partners to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisition of Family Dollar would be anticompetitive. The FTC approved the consent order by... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2:31pm
Joe’s Jeans Inc. has yet to come to terms with its two major lenders on last year’s default on its term loan and revolving credit facility, but it has gained some time to put its tangled affairs in order, albeit at a price. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:51pm
The latest music star to go solo is Will Butler of Arcade Fire, who released his debut album “Policy” on March 3. Individual attention is nothing new for the musician, who was nominated for an Oscar for his original score of the 2013 Spike Jonze film “Her.” After a string of... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:46pm
WOOLMARK NAMES USA PRIZE PANEL: The Woolmark Co. has named its judging panel for the International Woolmark Prize USA regional final set for July 21 in New York. Serving on the U.S. regional final judging panel are Ariel Foxman, editor in chief of InStyle magazine; Colleen... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:20pm
Imagine a world where you can wirelessly charge your electronic devices while on the go. Well, according to software development company Energous Corporation, that day could come sooner than expected. With their newly conceived WattUp wireless charging technology, products... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:40pm
Jeff Staple was chosen to curate Paddle8’s upcoming sneaker auction. Original Air Jordans, Yeezy 750 Boosts signed by Kanye West, exclusive Nike footwear for the Oregon Ducks, and more rare articles of sneaker culture will be on the e-docket for auction starting today. Jeff... read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:26pm
PHOTO OP: Images of a smiling judge Isabelle Prévost-Desprez popped up on the Web sites of numerous French newspapers on Thursday afternoon, right after she was acquitted of having leaked information about the Bettencourt case to two journalists from Le Monde. The publications... read more