Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best...

by Chiara Atik · May 11, 2009

Bette Midler and 50 Cent, together at last! The two musical powerhouses have joined forces to open a community garden in Queens. [NY Post]

Money can't buy you love, but it used to be able to buy you a romantic dinner in New York City. Post-recession, not so much, and would-be suitors are learning how to be creative...[NY Times]

Ok, ok, it definitely could have been worse...the MTA board met and passed the proposal to increase fares. They didn't go up as much as feared though...single ride will now be $2.25, and a monthly card $89. [Gothamist]

Is it so hard to meet a lovely, down-to-earth, trustworthy gold-digger these days? Apparently.[Gawker]

In a surreal turn of events, Brian Williams just started a web-only music series called, wait for it, wait for it....BriTUNES! [The Awl]