Dylan’s Candy Bar sued over unpaid rent

first_imgEmail Address* TagsDylan’s Candy Barolmstead propertiesRetail Dylan Lauren opened Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001. (Getty, Dylan’s Candy Bar) The relationship between Dylan’s Candy Bar and its New York landlord appears to have gone from sweet to sour.Olmstead Properties, the owner of the retailer’s corporate office at 315 East 62nd Street, sued the candy company this week over claims it owes almost $200,000 in unpaid rent.According to the complaint, Dylan’s entered into a seven-year lease at the building in 2002, and extended that agreement three times between 2008 and 2017.But last September, the company packed up and vacated the space, and has not paid rent since, Olmstead claims. The landlord is asking a court to demand Dylan’s pay the outstanding amount in full, as well as other costs.A representative for Dylan’s did not respond to a request for comment.Founded in 2001, Dylan’s Candy Bar is the brainchild of Dylan Lauren, daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, who was in her late twenties when she co-founded the concept.Known for its brightly colored stores and novel offerings (including giant lollipops and kosher gummy kebabs), the company has locations in New York, Easthampton, Los Angeles, Miami Beach and Chicago.Lauren told the New York Times she was inspired to start the business by watching her father design clothes. “I loved the colors,” she said. “I wanted to eat the color swatches.”The company’s dispute over rent is far from unusual in the current climate. Since the pandemic hit, retailers across the city have struggled to pay rent, prompting scores of lawsuits.Contact Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Share via Shortlink Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name*last_img read more

Competition hots up in Scotch pie contest

first_imgBakers and butchers across Britain are gearing up for this year’s World Scotch Pie Championships, taking place at Lauder College, Dunfermline, on 7 November.Entry forms have been sent to the 135 members of The Scotch Pie Club, with a record entry expected.Last year’s Scotch Pie Champion, Keith Stuart, has seen his overall sales rise by 10% since his debut win last November.Stuart, bakery director at Stuart’s of Buckhaven, which has 19 shops in Fife, said: “We were absolutely delighted to win the event for the last year and our overall sales have seen an increase of 10% in the period since November 2007. Part of that rise has been due to the marketing of our unique Irn-Bru sausages, which took off with our regulars and also with the media from all over Britain.”The baker is likely to stick to the same recipe that won last time round. He added: “It’s been a brilliant year for the company, but I know competition will be fierce.”Previous winners that are also expected to enter include: Lewis Maclean of Macleans Highland Bakery, Forres; Paul Boyle of Boghall Butchers, Bathgate; Thomas Auld & Sons of Greenock; Robert Cowan of the Bon Bon Cake Shop, Airdrie; and Alan Devlin of Sugar and Spice, Auchterarder.A Scotch pie consists of a thin pastry shell filled originally with minced mutton mixed with rusks, seasoning and water. It is topped with a thin pastry lid.Organiser Alan Stuart added: “The Scotch pie is one of Scotland’s best-loved food icons.”last_img read more

The awards add up for math

first_imgIt’s been a banner year for the Department of Mathematics and its faculty and graduate students. The department shared some impressive year-end highlights with us.Professor Joseph Harris, Ph.D. ’78, was among 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences on May 3. An honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, The National Academy of Sciences has just over 2,100 active members. Harris was also elected to the Harvard Faculty Council. Chaired by the dean of the faculty, the council consists of 18 elected members of the faculty.Professor Benedict Gross, Ph.D. ’78, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, was named Harvard College Professor. Also this year, Gross and his Ph.D. student, Pei-Yu Tsai, received the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize. The award is given annually by the Undergraduate Council to one senior faculty member, one junior faculty member, and one graduate student to celebrate exceptional teaching of undergraduates at Harvard.Ph.D. student Jack Huizenga received the Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates. Given each year to five teaching fellows, the award includes a $1,000 prize from a gift given by David G. Nathan ’51, M.D. ’55, the Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and his wife, Jean Louise Friedman Nathan.The Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence was awarded to junior faculty members Jameel Al-Adroos, Juliana Belding, Janet Chen, and Paul Bourgade. Using Q evaluation data gathered by the Registrar’s Office, the certificate — awarded by Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning — recognizes lecturers and preceptors who achieve an overall rating of 4.5 or above, on a five-point scale, for courses taught in FAS during the fall semester of 2010. Using the same scale, the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching was awarded to Ph.D. students Nathan Kaplan, Xiaoheng (Jerry) Wang, and Yu-Shen Lin.last_img read more

Professor wins book prize

first_imgProfessor Alexander Martin of the department of history was recently awarded the 2013 Marc Raeff Book Prize for his most recent work, “Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855.”The prize is awarded annually by the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association (ECRSA) to works of “exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia, particularly during the long 18th century,” according to the group’s website.According to Martin, who had not known that his book was under consideration for the prize until he was notified that he had won, the ECRSA, an affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, appoints a prize committee that reviews all new books in English, Russian and several other languages on Russian history, literature and art in the period from about 1689 to 1825. The prize is named after late historian and professor Marc Raeff, who taught at Columbia University.Work for “Enlightened Metropolis” began after Martin finished his first book, “Romantics, Reformers, Reactionaries: Russian Conservative Thought and Politics in the Reign of Alexander I,” in the late 1990s, he said. His research for his latest book took him abroad on several occasions.“I spent one semester in 1999 working with rare books in Germany, and two semesters in 2002 and 2004 researching in archives and libraries in Moscow,” Martin said.Martin said his book explores two major questions that historians of modern and imperial Russia study.“Two of the biggest questions of Russia after 1700 are how Russians became culturally European and why the 1917 revolution happened,” Martin said in an e-mail. “In my book, I address both questions. I look at Moscow, a place that previously reminded Europeans of the Middle East, and I ask: How did it change under the tsars from a supposedly “Asiatic” city to one that was recognizably European? And, why didn’t this strengthen the regime’s popularity?“To find an answer, I explore three things. First, how the regime tried to modernize the city — the police, the schools, street lights, pavement, drainage and so on. Second, how this affected the life and the attitudes of Moscow’s middle classes; and third, how journalists, novelists and so on described these changes.“What I found is that Muscovites thought increasingly like Europeans, but for precisely that reason they held the tsarist regime to a Western standard that it wasn’t able to meet,” Martin said.Looking to the future, Martin plans to expand the release of “Enlightened Metropolis” and also has another project on the horizon that will take him in a different direction than his previous research and writing.“My book on Moscow will come out in a Russian-language edition later this year, which I’m very excited about,” he said. “My next project is a biography of a German immigrant who had a fascinating life in Germany and Russia in the decades around 1800. After writing about a whole city, it’s fun to immerse myself in the detective work of reconstructing the life of just one person.”Tags: (ECRSA), alexander martin, constructing imperial moscow, eighteenth-century russian studies association, enlightened metropolis, marc raeff book prizelast_img read more

How Many Danced, Celebrated in the Streets After Biden’s Victory

first_imgMr. Biden’s team had a few more false starts this past week as the counting of votes continued. Early Friday, his campaign was advising that he would give a major prime-time speech by evening, as a crowd began to congregate outside a security barrier. He had planned to make use of the elaborate, flag-studded setup that has remained on display all week. This is someone who does not drink, who does not smoke, who once scolded friends at his own bachelor party for growing too rowdy. People have not historically hustled to spontaneous outdoor dance parties for Joe Biden.They have not clanged spoons against frying pans in celebration for him, formed triumphant honk-parades along Fifth Avenue for him, made Champagne toasts with strangers in his honor through chants and tears.- Advertisement – As the sun set in Wilmington on Friday, teleprompters were ready, “Biden Harris” flashed on big screens, and onlookers convened in an increasingly chilly parking lot nearby, hoping to catch a glimpse of a president-elect. But with Pennsylvania, and the race, still officially uncalled, they would have to wait another day.“I was here Tuesday night, and it was, like, very stressful,” Ms. Casey said. “To wake up in the morning and there still be hope, and the next day and the next day, and being patient — and to be here right now is absolutely incredible.” “BIDEN!” his supporters shouted outside Manhattan’s Washington Square Park on Saturday, the call echoing from apartment windows and taxis and sidewalk restaurant tables. “JOE BIDEN!”Joe Biden. That Joe Biden — institutionalist 70-something, incorrigible square, inexhaustible reciter of Irish poetry.But then, it seems that defeating President Trump can do strange things for a man’s reputation.- Advertisement – During the campaign, Mr. Biden’s team strained to create a mini-cult of personality around him, bragging on his signature accessory (aviators), his signature vice (ice cream), his interest in muscle cars.“Ridin’ With Biden,” went one slogan that kinda-sorta caught on.While most of the impromptu gatherings this weekend came in places unaccustomed to Biden-associated revelry — with rollicking bashes from Los Angeles to Washington to most any city in between, cheering Mr. Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris — there was at least one ZIP code for which the embrace was more culmination than novelty.On Saturday, hundreds of cars jammed into a parking lot outside an events center in Wilmington, Del., ferrying in Mr. Biden’s friends and fans from the state he represented for 36 years in the Senate for a somewhat socially distanced drive-in rally. They sat on the roofs of their vehicles and played cornhole as they waited. They lugged around oversize American flags and kibitzed in lawn chairs and balanced Champagne flutes on top of their cars. They were proud, they said, of their state’s most famous resident.Carrie Casey, 49, said she had come in part to bask in “the utter excitement of a Delaware almost-native winning the presidency, as well as the first female and woman of color vice president.”She had turned out a few days earlier — the original Election Day, on Tuesday — for what was supposed to have been a victory party. Instead, with the outcome uncertain, Mr. Biden gave only brief remarks about trusting the process. Some of his supporters left deflated and on edge. In his own speech, Mr. Biden was quintessentially himself. After jogging onstage to a chorus of car honks, he began with a nod to the fine people of Delaware (“the people who brought me to the dance!”) and then decided to name a few, shouting out assorted local dignitaries like a city council candidate.He quoted relatives and welcomed Ms. Harris and her husband to the Biden family, “like it or not.”He tried to empathize with Trump voters, noting that he had “lost a couple times myself” in his political day. He acknowledged the present national gravity. He projected humility. He smiled a little.It had been a long campaign — three, actually, for the presidency alone in his lifetime. He looked out on guests who had seen him lose as often as they’d seen him win.This time around, the mood was purely festive — so much so that Maureen Whilby had decided to celebrate her 55th birthday on-site, where the fireworks and confetti blasts might as well have been for her, too. In Mr. Biden’s first hours as president-elect on Saturday, many voters who have appraised him through the decades as a particular kind of capital veteran — prone to perpetual windiness, requests for a “point of personal privilege” in casual conversation and digressions about dead senators — appeared ready to greet him as a sort of conquering hero. Updated Nov. 8, 2020, 9:37 a.m. ET “Winners write history,” said Amanda Litman, a former aide to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the executive director of Run for Something, a group encouraging Democrats to seek local office. “I think he definitely gets bonus points for doing what no one thought was possible, even when we hoped it was.”Ms. Litman said she had spent the day walking miles across Brooklyn, sobbing in the street and encountering an intersection dance-a-thon, set to “Shout” by the Isley Brothers, that felt airlifted from a wedding reception.- Advertisement – “Best birthday in the world!” she said, several hours before the sky would light up with the words “Biden” and “president elect.” “Never forget this birthday. Unity. Bring us back together. No division.”Nearby, a cluster of Delawareans stood together wearing T-shirts indicating their past lives as Iowa volunteers for Mr. Biden, a reminder of the dark, icy days he spent in a state that rejected him in his 2008 run and again in 2020.“We were a little nervous at that point,” admitted Patti McKelvey, 53, a Pilates and yoga teacher from Wilmington. “But we were still 100 percent backing Joe.”State Representative Krista Griffith — “I’m Joe Biden’s state representative,” she noted — also made the trek to Iowa. This, she suggested, was more fun.“We all know him,” she said on Saturday. “We just can’t wait for the rest of the country to experience that.”Katie Glueck reported from Wilmington, Del. Mr. Biden, of course, has not generally been Washington’s leading purveyor of cool. That will not necessarily change over the long term. It is likely that gushing Democratic affection would have awaited anyone who managed to beat Mr. Trump.And yet, this is the person who did it.If the last two commanders-in-chief have been phenomenon candidates who became phenomenon presidents, Mr. Biden would appear to be ending the trend, comfortable instead with the identity that helped elect him: the man to rein things in a bit, to lower the collective volume before the neighbors complain. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Union College has grown in diversity

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI was happy to welcome my good friends, retiring President Stephen and wife Judith Ainlay of Union College to our reformed Jewish synagogue, Gates of Heaven. The format involved a Friday night service, soup Shabbat and discussion on diversity, led by President Ainlay and local “clergy against hate.”The comments were lively and interesting and I, too, had thoughts of how Union has handled diversity through the years. Unfortunately, I neglected to voice them. But now, as a 96-year-old 1943 alumnus of Union and chair of our 75th reunion in May, I offer that when the college had an 8 percent Jewish quota, and a couple “token blacks” were admitted. Now the numbers show 25 percent Jewish and 22 percent African-American.In addition, Union College now enrolls large numbers of foreign students and, conversely, sends many men and women to terms overseas.Plus, it offers “Minerva” scholarships for work/study programs to countries in South and Central America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. That’s diversity.Ted VinickSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stoplast_img read more

Man killed, 2 injured in Bago road mishap

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was killed whiletwo others were injured in a road crash in Barangay Lag-asan, Bago City, NegrosOccidental.    Wounded were Toledo’s 32-year-oldlive-in partner Edfe Marie Hilario and their four-year-old son, the reportadded.     The fatality was identified as33-year-old Jay-Ar Toledo of Barangay Sagwa Banwa, Valladolid, NegrosOccidental, a police report showed. According to police investigators,Toledo was driving a motorcycle with Hilario and the boy as back riders when abus driven by 44-year-old Jerry Pasague crashed against them around 8 p.m. onThursday.     center_img Toledo, Hilario and the boy werebrought to the Bago City Hospital where the attending physician declared Toledo“dead on arrival.”           Pasague surrendered and was detainedin the Bago City police station’s custodial facility./PNlast_img read more

Batesville Dirt Road League Basketball Results (12-3)

first_imgThe Batesville 5th grade white squad (0-6) plays Batesville Blue at 4:00 and Jac-Cen-Del at 5:00 at Jac-Cen-Del High School next Sunday. Batesville 40, Madison 33In a great game between two solid 6th grade teams, the Bulldogs used solid defensive pressure throughout holding the Cubs to 23% shooting.Jack Grunkemeyer led the team with 11 points, followed by Conner Drake and Sam Johnson with 8.Gus Prickel and Bradley Wirth each had 3, Jonathan Buschle 2, Brendan Heiser and Noah Pierson 1 each The 6th graders (10-4) will be in action next Sunday at the East Central High School Field House at 1:00 vs. Jac-Cen-Del and at 3:00 vs. East Central The 4th Grade Bulldogs Coach, Matt Enneking, noted good execution on both offense and defense for the commanding victories. Batesville 5th Grade White @ East Central Field House              Greensburg 44, Batesville White 12               Lawrenceburg 42, Batesville White 16Coach Dan Goldsmith noted Javier Jimenez and J.J. Holcomb for solid efforts in the contests. Batesville 6th Grade Boys @ Jac-Cen-Del ElementaryBatesville 35, Rising Sun 26The Bulldogs held the much improved Shiners to 23% shooting with solid defensive pressure throughout the line-up in route to a comfortable final margin.Chris Lewis and Bradley Wirth led the way with 9 points each, followed by Sam Johnson with 7Gus Prickel and Jack Grunkemeyer had 4 each and Noah Pierson added 2 Batesville 32, Rising Sun 7Lincoln Garrett and Cayden Drake led the Bulldogs with 8 points each.Landon Raver and Ethan Schneider added 5 each, William Kuisel, Caleb Mohr and Lincoln Garrett added 2center_img The 5th grade Blue team (3-3) plays Connersville White next Sunday at Jac-Cen-Del Elementary at 2:00 and the battle of Batesville 5th grade, playing the White team at 4:00 at Jac-Cen-Del High School Batesville 4th Grade @ Batesville High SchoolBatesville 48, East Central Red 3                              Brayden Maple led the squad with 13 points and Cayden Drake had 10Ethan Schneider 6, William Kuisel 5, Owen Enneking and Landon Raver 4 each. Caleb Mohr, Lincoln Garrett, and Trenton Jordan 2 apiece Batesville 5th Grade Blue @ East Central Field House              Batesville Blue 30, Rushville 6               North Decatur 24, Batesville Blue 18 The 4th graders (6-2) play next Sunday at Batesville High School at 2:00 vs. North Decatur and at 4:00 vs. Jac-Cen-Del Good luck to all teams.  Go Bulldogs!last_img read more

Silva to miss Spain friendly

first_imgManchester City have confirmed their playmaker David Silva has pulled out of the Spain squad ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Chile after picking up a thigh injury. Press Association City confirmed on Friday that their newly-recruited defender Martin Demichelis – only signed on September 1 – is set to be out of action for around six weeks due to a knee injury he sustained in training with them. They already had defenders nursing injuries, with skipper Vincent Kompany currently sidelined by a groin problem and Micah Richards out with a hamstring complaint. center_img A statement on City’s official website on Monday afternoon said the problem was not thought to be serious but that Silva would be returning to Manchester to receive treatment and assessment by the club’s medical staff. It remains to be seen whether or not the 27-year-old will be fit for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke. last_img read more

Aguero: City aren’t out of it yet

first_img Van Gaal came in for criticism at the start of the campaign after winning just three of his opening 11 matches in all competitions. Radamel Falcao was one of many new signings to struggle under the Dutchman. Seven months after signing the Colombian on a deadline-day loan deal from Monaco, he has scored just four goals for the club. Aguero remains a fan of the former Porto and Atletico Madrid forward, though. Aguero said: “They have a number of very talented strikers. The one who in his career has been the most predatory is Falcao. “He isn’t having an easy time this season, but I really admire his commitment and his class and qualities are permanent. “He is probably one of the most naturally-gifted strikers in football at the moment.” Aguero has also struggled in front of goal recently, failing to find the net in the last five league games. However, he has scored six times against United and is aiming to add to that tally this weekend. “I always love to score, but of course it is even more special to score in the big games,” he said. “If you score against United at Old Trafford it almost give you shivers, because you can feel the tense atmosphere with most of the stadium being really quiet, but the away end going crazy. “At home at it is different, when the City supporters are really loud in these games, it sometimes gives me goose bumps when they sing my name.” City go into the derby at Old Trafford in fourth place, one point behind their neighbours after a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday. Manuel Pellegrini’s team are nine points behind Chelsea, who have a match in hand against bottom side Leicester, but Aguero knows better than most that City are not averse to an 11th-hour comeback. The Argentinian scored a 94th minute winner to wrest the title from United’s grasp in 2012 and he is not giving up on the top prize again just yet. “Of course we can still win it,” the City striker told Sky Sports News. “In football, anything can happen – as soon as you think something is certain, then everything changes, we have seen it so many times before and we’ll see it again. “We only focus on ourselves, try to win every game we play and keep pressure on Chelsea.” Pellegrini’s team were level with Chelsea on New Year’s Day, but the Blues have pulled away recently after City lost three of their last five league games. United, in contrast, have won their last five matches, and Aguero is wary of the threat Louis van Gaal’s team will pose at Old Trafford. He added: “They are a team with a lot of great individual players, who can form an incredible unit when they work well together. But this season that has not always been the case. “Some matches they don’t seem to play at the maximum, with the attacking qualities that they have in the team. But then in other games, they have really shown that those qualities, so they are a bit unpredictable. We know we will have to be at our very best to beat them – there’s no doubt about that.” Sergio Aguero wants to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea by claiming victory in the Manchester derby on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more