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Picasso painting damaged at New York museum‎

A woman who was taking an art class at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has accidentally fallen into a $130million Picasso painting and damaged it.

The painting called The Actor sustained a vertical tear of about six inches (15cm) in the lower right-hand corner.

The woman was attending an adult education class last week when she lost her balance and fell against The Actor, damaging the lower right corner.
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70-Year-Old Lobster Deserves Freedom

This 11 pound, 70-year old lobster is currently available for purchase at New York’s Oceana restaurant for $275.

Oceana purchased the 11-pound crustacean earlier this week after customers complained that the restaurant’s lobsters weren’t big enough.

(Because lobsters’ age can be determined by weight, the Oceana owners believe the 11 pound crustacean, nicknamed “Peter,” is approximately 70 years old).
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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 an eight-minute trip between one of the heliports in Manhattan and Kennedy International or Newark Liberty International Airports
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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 use the internet while aboard.
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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 led to the quick return of the instrument to the Korean violinist on Monday.
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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 clocks housed in four 14-foot-high round windows.
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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 May – The day declared as the official Burberry Day in New York City by Mayor Bloomberg.
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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 season.

Event proceeds will benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S.-based charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa.
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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 Black Diamonds, hand-cut Black Onyx and Sparkling Pink, Blue and Yellow Sapphires, make Diamond Dog New York a fine jewelry line that is exceptionally beautiful and tasteful. Via: Momist

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 is also a vote of confidence in the future of New York as a fashion capital,” Bloomberg added at the opening.

This new Armani store held an exclusive party to celebrate the opening of Armani’s latest piece of Manhattan real estate.

A host of celebrities were present at the event included Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Josh Hartnett, Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, Ricky Martin, celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, Victoria Beckham, and a pregnant Mira Sorvino.

Armani created a “capsule collection” that will be available only in the Fifth Avenue, and some lucky celebs already wore it last night.

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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 format was not due to economic strain, Bonnie Takhar, CEO of Halston maintained — “It was something we were planning since September, before the world fell apart.”

But it has worked out with the economy in mind: “A lot of people’s budgets will be cut and many won’t be traveling to see the shows, and this is a way to be inclusive.”

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 will then apply her vision to London’s Bond Street location.
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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 laser cut and then put together by hand

Pieces can be made in either light or dark woods, and clients often choose to pit different cities against each other.


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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 can also get into the new lounge if you’re a Frequent Traveler (35,000 miles a year) on any Star Alliance carrier : )
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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 for 25 years.

I love the new, “controversial” Bond No. 9 Booklyn bottle though (Apparently some folks object to the idea of Brooklyn being represented by graffiti).
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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 while showcasing the designer’s work including album covers, sets and multi-media installations while dressing the likes of Madonna, Courtney Love, and Mick Jagger.

Stephen Sprouse personified the downtown club scene in NYC in the 80’s as well as clothing another fashion icon, Vogue’s Polly Mellon. Sprouse was close friends with his muse Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol.
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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 Trump SoHo New York, including the largest suite on the East Coast, measuring 10,045 square feet.


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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 space, which formerly housed Hugo Boss, will give its customers a “total experience” that will include an in –house restaurant.

Armani himself was actively involved in the design, which was realised by architects Doriana and Massimilano Fukas – the creative minds behind the brand’s Chater House and Ginza Tower concept stores in Hong Kong and Tokyo respectively.
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