Financial troubles ground NYC helicopter shuttle

Scheduled helicopter service between two heliports in Manhattan and two major airports that serve New York City abruptly shut down on Friday. U.S. Helicopter, which started up 3 ½ years ago, provided the first shuttle service since the 1980s from Manhattan to a commercial airport. It was charging as much as $159 each way for … Continued

BA launches luxury service to New York

British Airways will launch a luxury, all-business class transatlantic service today featuring flat beds and the latest communications technology. The twice-daily service between London City Airport and New York offers 32 seats in specially configured Airbus A318 aircraft. Return fares will start at £1,901 and passengers will be able to send emails and texts and … Continued

Musician Hahn-Bin leaves $500k violin in cab

South Korean-born violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin accidently left his $500,000 18th century Giovanni Francesco Pressenda violin in the back of a New York City cab. It was only after the exhausted fiddler had taken a shower in his Chinatown apartment that he realized what had happened. City taxi officials say a GPS device in the cab … Continued

Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Apartment

A striking triplex penthouse apartment in a clock tower overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor has gone on the market for $25 million. The Dumbo building was built by a cardboard box manufacturer and renovated by Dumbo developer David Walentas. The main floor of the sleek modern apartment is dominated by four working … Continued

Burberry Lights Up The New York Skyline

The Manhattan skyline will lose a bit of New York and gain a touch of London in coming months. Getting ready to light up the New York skyline, a fifty foot Burberry sign is installed on the roof of the new Burberry Americas headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue. The sign will be illuminated on 28 … Continued

Prince Harry Coming To America

Prince Harry will be making his first-ever formal visit to the United States later this month to participate in the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic, taking place on Saturday, May 30th. The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will coincide with the 400th anniversary of New York and opening day of the Governors Island … Continued

Armani on 5th Avenue

The Armani 5th Avenue store in New York City, designed by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects, opened last week. The central feature of the 4-storey store is a sculptural steel staircase.

Diamond Dog New York: jewelry line for pet lovers

I know there are alot of pet lovers on here. Check out this new high end jewelry line for pet lovers: Diamond Dog New York. Diamond Dog New York is a Collection featuring exquisitely designed charms, rings, earrings and chains set in 18k white gold and matte yellow gold. Encrusted with micro-pave’ White, Brown and … Continued

Armani’s 5th Avenue Store Grand Opening Celebration

Last night was the opening of the new Armani megastore on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, the 4,000-square-metre with the sinuous and futuristic spiral staircase in cream-coloured cement, had already been called by the Mayor Bloomberg as “Guggenheim Two”. ”This is not just a great architectural masterpiece but … Continued

Halston Fall 2009 Video Presentation

In the spirit of saving money, Halston presented its fall 2009 collection in a music video instead of on the runway. The video stars Dree Hemingway, a ballerina and granddaughter of the writer Ernest Hemingway, running through a city, wearing a yellow Halston dress and heels, and passing by other Halston-wearing women. The change in … Continued

Prada gets ‘Iconoclast’ makeover

Four of the world’s leading fashion editors are putting their signatures on the visual identity of Prada stores in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for the upcoming fashion season. Following the order of the fashion week season, W Magazine’s Alex White will start the project with the New York Broadway store. Love’s Katie Grand … Continued

Steve Vigar Designs Chess Set

Steve Vigar has designed a unique chess set. The topic of this handmade chess set is connected with the designer’s life-long love of architecture and fascination with classic building design. Three cities are beautifully represented: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. The pieces feature skylines and residential architectural styles crafted from exotic woods which are … Continued

Lufthansa Unveils Premium Lounge at JFK Airport

Lufthansa has officially unveiled its new lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The facility encompasses nearly 16,000 square feet, about twice the size of the airline’s original. JFK lounge, and features three levels, each dedicated to one of Lufthansa’s premium passenger segments – Business Class, Senator and First Class/HON Circle. You … Continued

New Fragrance Bond. No 9 Brooklyn

Bond No. 9 is a New York based fragrance house best known for creating fragrances that pay homage to New York City and its neighborhoods. Bond No. 9 – named after its flagship boutique at 9 Bond Street in NoHo – was the brainchild of French perfume expert, Laurice Rahme, a resident of New York … Continued

LE BOOK New York 2009 by Stephen Sprouse

LE BOOK – the international reference for the creative industry – announces the release of its New York 2009 edition, art by fashion “punk glamor god and design icon Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004). In what seems to be the “Year of Sprouse”, the publication celebrates his life with a three-volume reference featuring rare snapshots and sketches … Continued

Trump SoHo New York To Open Fall 2009

Downtown New York will greet its first ultra-luxury high-rise hotel when Trump SoHo New York opens in Fall 2009. Located at 246 Spring Street in the heart of the fashionable SoHo district, the dramatic, 46-story, 400-room glass tower neighbors numerous art galleries and chic boutiques. Eleven spectacular penthouse suites crown the top three floors of … Continued

Giorgio Armani on Fifth Avenue

Giorgio Armani has unveiled his vision for his latest store: « Massive » can’t even begin to describe the 43,000 square-foot space that will house all of the designer’s collections – from the mainline Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani ranges to Armani Casa and Armani Jeans. Set along New York’s trend setting Fifth Avenue, the … Continued

Green Dreams on Madison Square: New York

New Yorkers are used to living amongst huge skyscrapers around Madison Square Park but they have probably never seen anything like this. For his first New York building, Daniel Libeskind has proposed a 900+ foot, 54-story glass condo with dripping sky gardens. Libeskind’s creation would swoop up next to, and past, the 700-foot Met Life … Continued

Calvin Klein DollHouse, New York

Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus of Ramus-Ella Architects (REX) created the holiday attraction of the Calvin Klein store on 5th Avenue in New York. It is a miniature four-storey dwelling complete with a landscaped rooftop. It is a miniature but it is not tiny. It weighs 1,000 pounds and is suspended in the air from steel hangers … Continued