Lou Reed’s family and friends are hosting a gathering at the Lincoln Center Terrace from 1-4 today. It’s open to the public and billed on his Facebook page as “no speeches. no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music & songs - playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.”
Take that Chicago! The Second City’s earned its nickname once again as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has decided that One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the U.S. The 1776-foot WTC beat out Chicago’s Willis (formerly Sears) Tower when the Council decided that its 408 foot spire was indeed that, and not an antenna. One WTC’s now officially the third tallest building in the world, behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca.
New York City mayor elect Bill de Blasio has not yet decided whether he and his family will move into the traditional home of the Mayor. The family is reportedly waiting until daughter Chiara comes home from college for Thanksgiving to decide.
Get your bugles ready! Manhattan’s 5th Avenue will be the site of the annual “America’s Parade” to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is held on November 11th each year to mark the day that combat ended in World War 1.
One World Trade Center is the marquee skyscraper at ground zero in lower Manhattan. But the first office tower to officially open there will be its shorter neighbor, 4 World Trade Center.
Universal Pre-K's been a centerpiece of Bill de Blasio's campaign. But to fund it, the Democrat will need to convince Governor Cuomo to let him raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. At the debate last night, he was asked what he'd do if he couldn't get it passed.
That picture above? One of this year’s hottest Halloween costumes, according Tony Bianchi of Halloween Adventure in Manhattan.
Budget crisis averted, President Obama's launching an intense fundraising push ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.