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  • Elaine Kaufman Remembered Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:01 PM ET
    Elaine Kaufman

    Elaine Kaufman, owner of Elaine's restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side, died last Friday afternoon at age eighty-one.

  • Restaurateur Elaine Kaufman Dies in New York Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
    Elaine Kaufman

    Elaine Kaufman, the colorful restaurateur whose East Side establishment, Elaine's, became a haven for show business and literary notables, died Friday at the age of 81.

  • Luxury Goods, Emerging Markets Seen Fueling Recovery Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    NYU's Stern School of Business Dean Peter Henry believes the recovery will be slower in the US and other advanced economies, where discretionary spending has cooled, while emerging markets—and their newly discovered taste for fine goods—will bounce back more quickly.

  • Restaurants See Best Pickup in Business in 3 Years Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 6:58 PM ET

    If your favorite restaurant seems a bit busier, that's because it probably is, and economists see that as a sign of growing consumer confidence.

  • Rich Americans Ditch Home Ownership For Renting Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:09 AM ET
    Strawberry Mill Valley

    “More affluent Americans are opting to rent as oppose to buy. Within the last year, so many people have seen their family and friends get burned in real estate. They don’t see it as being a risk free investment as they used to," says analyst Jack McCabe.

  • Rattner May Find Himself In Trouble Again. Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 4:27 PM ET
    Andrew Cuomo

    Current New York Attorney General —and now governor elect —Andrew Cuomo maybe going after Steve Rattner. Again.

  • Tamminen: Energy Lessons From Manhattan Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    The World Economic Forum in Marrakech last week included a lesson on energy economics from Manhattan.

  • Diamond Auction Sets New World Record Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    The Bulgari Blue Diamond, sold for $15.7 million on Wednesday at Christie's New York, setting a new world record for the price paid per carat for such a stone in open bidding.

  • The Producers

    By most accounts, investing in the theater is high on the risk scale, but there are opportunities to make a respectable return on your investment. And there's always the perks.

  • Top Ten Zip Codes for Political Campaign Contributions Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    A list of the Top Ten zip codes for political campaign contributions shows that politicians, PACs and political parties are just like the gangster Willie Sutton, who said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” The politicians are the political equivalent—following the money to the nation’s wealthiest enclaves to rake in big bucks.

  • In this guest author blog, Elkind writes, "Eliot Spitzer and Carl Paladino, liberal Manhattan Democrat and upstate Tea Party Republican, don’t have a lot in common. But they’re both rich. They’ve both endured sex scandals. They’ve both run for governor of New York. And they share a visceral dislike for two powerful men in Empire State politics."

  • New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly holds a picture of eight sticks of military-grade explosives which were discovered at the Marble Cemetery on October 11, 2010 in New York City.

    Do not believe the reassurances you might hear about the explosives found in an East Village cemetery.

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says New Jersey's governor has agreed to take the next two weeks to rethink his decision to cancel a massive NJ-NY rail tunnel project.

  • Christie Halts Train Tunnel, Citing Its Cost Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:29 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    Gov. Chris Christie cited estimates that the project could be more than $2.5 billion over its budget of $8.7 billion, reports The New York Times.

  • For Comics Fans, New York Leaps Off the Page Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    New York is the birthplace of comic books, and the New York Comic Con, at just five years old, has become a respectable contender as the “it” place for a pop-culture celebration.  The show, Friday through Sunday, offers plenty to do and see.

  • Before Auction, Lennon Has Brush With FBI Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:37 AM ET
    John Lennon

    On Wednesday morning a small pop-culture memorabilia shop in Midtown opened an 836-lot auction timed to what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday, which is Saturday. The prized item was a set of Lennon’s fingerprints made in 1976 as part of his application for citizenship. Minimum bid: $100,000.

  • In New York, Cheap Eats Never Tasted Better Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Fine dining restaurants were hit the hardest during the recession, followed by casual dining restaurants that specialize in a few pricier offerings such as seafood and steak.

  • New Yorkonomics: Education 101 Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 11:55 AM ET
    Education

    Why do NYC test scores get worse as the kids get older?"

  • Sale Lends Hope to Manhattan Tenants in Limbo Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 8:14 AM ET

    Tenants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village will gather for a foreclosure auction on Monday in the hope of ending months of uncertainty about the fate of their sprawling Manhattan complex. The FT reports.

  • How Green Companies Navigate Complex Trash Laws Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 9:50 AM ET

    Recycling is now possible across much of the country, but a complex web of rules—along with corporate and local government desires to be seen being as “green” as possible—can make it hard to figure out what’s really happening to all that rescued waste.  Some companies, like Starbucks, are working to navigate those rules.

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