Wilson also points out that just when fashion at large has become a very present force in popular culture “attracting a new generation of designers (and wannabes),” Fashion Week is losing its relevance. To be fair, one could argue that’s true of anything that starts out elite or cool then gets adopted by the masses, whether it be wedge sneakers, Celine bags (“so over them” we memorably heard one fairly prominent print editor mutter at last season’s fashion week), or Hushpuppies, the terminally uncool shoes that got a mass-market following in the ’90s after a group of fringe hipsters starting wearing them. Photographers clamor to shoot Russian It-girl Miroslava Duma outside Jason Wu last season. So, why exactly is NYFW losing its relevance? Apart from a dizzying overabundance of shows and presentations (around 350 over nine days), the two big factors insiders seems to agree on are the democratization of fashion by bloggers, who are actively proving that anyone with an SLR camera and a laptop can be an in-demand editor, and the instant-access digital world we’re living in. (For the record, StyleCaster’s motto is “Style to the People” and we’re a digitial media company, so we’re on board with fashion generally becoming more inclusive.) Beyond that, though, Wilson pointed out that another factor that threatens NYFW is the fact that the shows held at Lincoln Center, produced by IMG Worldwide and called Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week after the title sponsor, have started to resemble an airport terminal or a trade show, with overwhelming crowds and displays of sponsorships. Wilson also writes that despite a few big-name designers who show at the tents, most are moving off-site to avoid the factory feel of Lincoln Center. “I feel like we are in someone else’s territory,” designer Anna Sui told the Times. “Every season I think about moving [from Lincoln Center], but frankly, economically, the tents make sense.” The biggest advantage to showing at the Lincoln Center “tents” is that spaces there are less expensive, as they come equipped with lighting, seating, and sound. The scene at a Spring 2014 show at Lincoln Center. Overall, it’ll be interesting to see where New York Fashion Week goes-as the Times pointed out, Diane von Furstenberg recently remarked that a few years from now, all designers could be showing digitally-and whether it’ll matter to the same people it used to, i.e.
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allowComments:true! displayComments:true! Deal for New York Avenue Wal-Mart store falls apart as Mayor Gray weighs living wage bill JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS – A Wal-Mart store. By Jonathan O’Connell , E-mail the writer A developers plan to build a Wal-Mart as part of a New York Avenue shopping center in Northeast D.C. has fallen apart. The big-box retailer now has only five planned stores in the District, three of which are under construction , as D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray decides whether to veto a living wage bill that the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer has been aggressively fighting. Sarah Halzack Accentures 90,000-square-foot office in Arlington is built around a few key concepts: Flexibility, mobility and connectivity. Capital Buzz: D.C. chef gets in on the noodle craze Thomas Heath Newtons Noodles will open in the next two weeks at 1120 20th NW, between L and M streets.
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Credit: Reuters/Steve Sisney By Edward McAllister NEW YORK | Wed Sep 4, 2013 5:48pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK.N) will finalize an agreement next week to drop about 12,000 acres of land leased for energy drilling in New York state, as a moratorium on fracking continues into its sixth year. Reuters reported last month that Chesapeake decided to walk away from about 100 leases in Broome and Tioga Counties in the south of the state, ending a two-year legal battle with landowners who wanted to cancel expired leases or renegotiate for better terms. Lawyers representing Chesapeake said in a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday that they were in the final stages of negotiating a settlement and that a deal is expected to be made official next week. Lawyers representing landowners confirmed the impending agreement. “Assuming there are no objections, we should sign the stipulation of settlement sometime next week,” said Scott Kurkoski, a partner at Levene Gouldin & Thompson, who has sent the final settlement to his landowner clients for review. The 12,000 or so acres are a small portion of the 2.5 million acres Chesapeake holds in natural gas shale plays across the United States, according to company filings, but is a meaningful amount for New York, where the company is one of the biggest leaseholders. Chesapeake was one of the first energy companies to enter New York on a major scale, securing leases from hundreds of landowners, some for as little as $3 an acre, since 2000. But a moratorium imposed in 2008 on high volume fracking largely halted drilling in the state. The company had been appealing a decision by a federal court in New York state that ruled in November that Chesapeake could not use the state fracking ban as a reason to declare force majeure and hold on to leases beyond their expiry without offering landowners better terms. Chesapeake’s decision to drop the appeal, and the leases, is a sign of the growing frustration of energy firms over operating in the Empire State, where most drilling is on hold. It is also an indication that the Oklahoma-based company is reining in spending after years of aggressive acreage buying left it with a huge debt. (Reporting By Edward McAllister.
Its different than going against another player. Well see. The one concession that Pierre-Paul made was saying that maybe he would play if he didnt have a setback before the game. Either way, hes feeling better and his back is strong. If somebody cant go, somebody has to step up, Pierre-Paul said. If I cant go, the next person in line has to step up. Thats why we have a team. Its not just one person. Mathias Kiwanuka would start at right end with Justin Tuck on the left side, if Pierre-Paul doesnt play. Pierre-Paul has had big games against the Cowboys in Dallas. He returned an interception for a touchdown in last years 29-24 win. The year before, he blocked a game-tying field goal on the final play, had two sacks, with one resulting in a safety, and forced a fumble that led to a field goal in a 37-34 win. Hell be out there, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo predicted earlier this week. I think more than anything, were already having to plan for him, and weve already got that part of it done.
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As unpleasant as this year could be for the franchise, it is all a part of the natural growing pains that are associated with changing a regime. The NFL Life Cycle When the Jets were at the peak of the Rex Ryan era in 2009 and 2010, the NFC West was considered to be the worst division in football by a significant margin. Alex Smith was a bust, the Seahawks were changing coaches on an annual basis, the Cardinals were still trying to win with Matt Leinart and the Rams were picking first in the 2010 draft. NFC South and NFC West play each other this year. Best two divisions in football. gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) August 31, 2013 Fast-forward to 2013, and the NFC West is declared the best division in the game littered with Super Bowl contenders, while the Jets are considered by some to be the worst team in football. For the PM crowd: #Jets ranked 32nd in ESPN power rankings. Rex Ryan finds that “comical.” http://t.co/rdxsZyYwft Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 4, 2013 How have things changed so quickly? While there are plenty of outlying factors that led to the rise and fall of these teams, this is a product of the organic life cycle of NFL teams. After spending so many years picking high in the first round, the 49ers and Seahawks have been able to build juggernaut rosters, aided by progressive thinking from their relatively new head coaches. After all, if the 49ers were a playoff team in 2010, they would not have been able to select Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick in the same draft, both players who are now young cornerstones of the franchise. The Jets were the beneficiaries of favorable draft position not long ago.
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16th St.), the basement bar located in the Dream Downtown hotel that has drawn the likes of Alexander Wang, Jennifer Aniston, Mick Jagger and Scarlett Johansson — and mobs of models — in previous Fashion Weeks. On Sept. 6, the bar will host designer Jason Wu’s afterparty. Not too far away is the rooftop bar Gallow Green (542 W. 27th St.), a fashion-crowd favorite opened a year ago atop The McKittrick Hotel. Georgina Chapman, Marchesa designer and wife of Harvey Weinstein, was a recent guest at the spot, where alcoholic punch is served in copper bowls. Too much late night leaving the batteries drained? The Dream Downtown also offers charging stations by its first-floor staircase, making it iPad central for Milk Studio-goers between shows. STORY:New York’s Retail Scene Pops Up With Hollywood’s Favorite Boutiques Two social standbys are staying in the game as well. Soho House (29-35 Ninth Ave.) is setting up a series of DJ sets and bashes for members and their guests, to include a party with rapper A$AP Rocky and designer Jeremy Scott on Sept. 10 and a Fashion Week closing fete with the designers of hot label Timo Weiland on Sept. 12.
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Courthouse in lower Manhattan during the arraignment of Faisal Shahzad, who tried but failed to set off a car bomb in 2010 in New Yorks Times Square. Already strained by years of budget cuts, the federal courts serving New York City and Long Island are on the brink of crisis as sequestration forces more reductions that compromise public safety and security, according to a new report out this week. The New York federal courts are unique, and thus, cuts to the budget have particularly detrimental effects, according to the report from the New York County Lawyers Association. The docket in New York is huge, rivaled only by that of the Los Angeles federal courts. The reports conclusions underscore complaints voiced last month by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the Southern District of New York. She said the district was hampered by aging equipment and that cuts to the budget for federal defenders had delayed the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Ladens son-in-law. . . . .