It’s going to be a topic of conversation all the way through Super Bowl XLVIII post-game analysis. For now, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica‘s column about the lapping of New Jersey by New York during the NFL season’s big final week is the most-read article on the newspaper’s website.
Lupica has no problem terming #48 a “New York Super Bowl.” In fact, when he ran into Seattle TV reporter Eric Johnson in Times Square (re-GPSed starting today with Super Bowl Boulevard) and framed the big game as such, the Pacific Northwest visitor couldn’t agree more. From Lupica’s piece:
The Super Bowl is here because of New York City, even if the game is being played over at the place the late Sonny Werblin, when running the Meadowlands and enticing the Giants across the Hudson, used to call “13th Avenue.”
Last night, Charlie Widdoes reminded that sometimes, the best option is to squelch the selfie. There is no CW pose, no CW locale and very few CW cohorts that could top the following tweeted photo from the New York Knicks digital media coordinator:
If this were a movie, it might be called January: Knicks Country. A rap song: “In Da Oscar Club.” Per a report in the New York Daily News, add in – just for kicks – a five-time NBA champion superstar and it becomes ree-donk-ulous:
“Best ball KOBE, Best Rap 50, Best Actress Meryl Streep,” Fiddy captioned the [Instagram] pic. “TOP THAT.”
Seriously; kudos to Verizon, the NFL and the operators of the Empire State Building for coming up with the following promotion:
Twitter responses with the hashtag #WhosGonnaWin will be monitored, and lighting guru Marc Brickman will transform the debate “into a spectacular nightly show” atop the iconic Manhattan skyscraper.
As reported Friday by Broadway World, veteran New York arts journalist Randy Gener is recovering at an ICU from a brutal early-morning-hours attack. According to the item, Gener was assaulted around 4 a.m. Friday January 17 after leaving a Midtown party. He was found and attended to on Seventh Avenue near 54th Street.
First things first. NYPD are asking anyone who may have witnessed the attack or aftermath to call Detective Enis, 18th Precinct, at (212) 767-8400. To expedite, callers should reference Case File #485.
Secondly, friends and colleagues have quickly organized a candlelight vigil; the gathering is set for tomorrow night, 6 p.m., at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 53rd. From the Facebook event page:
Randy Gener is an editor, writer and artist who has made a significant impact in the Filipino American and arts-theater community in New York and worldwide.
On January 17, 2014, he was brutally attacked in Manhattan, a few blocks from his home. He suffered brain trauma and is currently still in the hospital.
Let’s start with this meeting space. Users in the coming weeks and months at SAG-AFTRA’s amalgamated Manhattan offices should be entirely forgiven if they are occasionally distracted by the Lincoln Center view.
The so-called “Forkgate” saga has taken a new and delightful turn. Per an item by Staten Island DNAInfo reporter Nicholas Rizzi, the fork used last Friday at Goodfellas Pizzeria by Mayor Bill de Blasio will be auctioned off for a yet-to-be-specified charitable cause:
[Goodfellas co-owner Marc] Cosentino, a retired NYPD sergeant, got an evidence bag from one of his NYPD friends and put the silverware on display behind the bar. Some people have even stopped into the pizza joint just to take pictures of it, Cosentino said.
As a pizza was placed in front of the new mayor, he made a fateful move: He picked up a fork and knife.
The press corps noticed almost immediately. Within moments, there was a Twitter hashtag: #forkgate.
Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t stick strictly to utensils – he sampled three slices (one margherita, two “Smoking Goodfellas”) and began with utensils for each, before switching to the more conventional New York handheld style for finishing.
The GQ Barbershop also has the early 2014 lead for most innovative HQ city elongation of a monthly glossy magazine. It opens Friday at the Barclays Center, in partnership with Fellow Barber:
To celebrate the launch, Brooklyn Nets player Deron Williams and former World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will be getting the inaugural cuts at our grand opening.
From our offices in New York, Time senior editor Jonathan Woods positioned a camera overlooking Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center to shoot thousands of photos between 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday in order to capture the snow accumulating — and New Yorkers busily moving through the storm — on the frenetic streets of midtown Manhattan.