The 1890s-era warehouse sits across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a relic of the New York borough’s industrial past. Originally a shoe factory and later a root-beer bottling plant, its arched windows were bricked over long ago.
The firm that owns New York’s One Times Square, where the ball drops each New Year’s Eve, bought a California office-and-studio complex that houses Dick Clark Productions and big-screen movie-theater operator IMAX Corp.
Walking on the High Line , an elevated park on Manhattan’s far west side, a friend and I recently came across a couple sitting near an open bottle of wine. Sad-faced, the two were being issued a summons by a pair of New York Parks Department officers for public consumption of alcohol.
Jacques Torres earned the nickname “Mr. Chocolate” in the kitchens of Le Cirque, concocting sublime desserts for the rich and famous. He left his stove to pursue the world’s best cocoa beans -- and to become rich himself.