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  1. 1. Media Kit Metro US 2014 free•mi•um / fremie m / e noun 1. Metro is FREEMIUM – a FREE information delivery mechanism in a PREMIUM package, delivered at the most opportune time.
  2. 2. FREEMIUM is the FUTURE In the era of information overload, consumers seek the fastest route to information – and they don’t want to pay for it. They want clean, crisp, concise delivery of content in an attractive, manageable format. Metro is FREEMIUM – a FREE information delivery mechanism in a PREMIUM package, delivered at the most opportune time. Commuters crave Metro – fast facts and infotainment; in the paper and on their smart devices — on their way to work. Our readers are young, active and metropolitan employed commuters, prime for your message in our free medium. The future of media is free – get what you’re missing with Metro. #1 Free daily in the US! Source: Scarborough 2012-13
  3. 3. Engaging Platform for a Fast-Paced Lifestyle News not Views Award-winning Design Concise, unbiased editorial on subjects readers care about. Metro upgraded it’s design! It is still in full color and stapled. YOU ARE WOMAN, WE HEAR YOU ROAR Fly direct daily from JFK to Aruba World’s Largest Newspaper GET A SURFER BOD WITH OUR SPECIAL SECTION. © 2013 Aruba Tourism Authority PAGES 23-26 1 NEWS NEW YORK Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | t: MetroNewYork | f: MetroNewYork Community based content on the issues that matter most to Metro readers. Unduplicated audience Metro reaches an unduplicated audience of young, affluent, urbanites. Learn about food from a 10-year-old PAGE 21 Top 3 ‘Red Moon’ will define the summer PAGES 16-17 The Finger Lakes are for fun PAGE 20 1 Video: Burger King’s Hands Free Whopper Holder is a real thing. A real, really gross thing. Leah McSweeney wears one of her Supreme Bitch T-shirts. Sales exploded when Rihanna wore a hat with the logo while she was on vacation. / BESS ADLER, RIHANNA’S FACEBOOK A Supreme court battle THOUSANDS OF COURSES. State University of New York A MILLION REASONS. Fashion Institute of Technology Where creativity gets down to business. Damani Lomas Accessories Design Fair wage. Intern Justice says it is filing several lawsuits this summer over unpaid internships. After 10-hour days photographing for look books and adding to a website for a fashion designer, Erica van Rabenswaay, 24, wondered whether she should be paid for her internship. Van Rabenswaay sued designer Norma Kamali last week, saying the company violated federal labor laws by requiring her to work full-time without pay. For three months, her only compensation was a MetroCard, she said. She took the internship understanding it was unpaid, she said. Instead of mentorship or training, she alleged in the lawsuit, which demands back wages, van Rabenswaay said what was an “apprenticeship” was instead helping Kamali, for free. Her court filing is only the beginning. Intern Justice, a group that helps interns sue employers, warns it is the first of similar lawsuits they will issue. “Young people think they are getting a toehold in their chosen profession,” Maurice Pianko, the founder of Intern Justice, said. “Many employers are just looking for free labor.” Ultimately, the designer hired van Rabenswaay -— for a month, she said, when she was abruptly fired. She soon spotted an advertisement seeking another “apprentice,” she said, but offering no pay. ALISON BOWEN 3 Gunman is on the loose after shooting three Quoted EARN UP TO 12 CREDITS THIS SUMMER STUDY EVENINGS, WEEKENDS, AND ONLINE #147 TAKE AFFORDABLE CREDIT AND NONCREDIT COURSES Learning how to design chic sundresses, rather than just wear them. REGISTER NOW Innovative advertising executions Metro offers premium and integrated options for advertisement placement. James King Erica van Rabenswaay, right, is suing designer Norma Kamali, left. / GETTY IMAGES Teacher evaluation plan finalized Video: Brits take offense with Ikea garden gnome ad “There are strong measures to help remove ineffective teachers and principals, but let’s be clear: New York is not going to fire its way to academic success.” 2 Fighting back against unpaid internships 2 Survival of the fittest. Leah McSweeney is being sued by streetwear line Supreme for infringing on the brand with her Supreme Bitch T-shirt. Two of a kind. “I’ve never claimed to be original,” she says. PAGE 04 Quick and Informative Read Metro is designed to be read within the average commuter time. Trending online at NEW YORK Monday, June 3, 2013 Dennis Walcott will head the new system. / GETTY IMAGES Public safety City offers free self-defense classes after hate crimes The City Council is offering free self-defense training throughout the city in light of a recent spike in reports of hate crimes. The training will teach violence prevention strategies and New York City public schools finally have a teacher evaluation system, handed down by Commissioner James King at the State Department of Education. Gov. Andrew Cuomo charged the state DOE with coming up with a plan by June 1 after the city’s Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers failed to agree on a plan on their own. At the Celebrate Israel Parade, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called King’s plan “a huge rebuff to the UFT’s obstructionism.” However, Michael Mulgrew, the teachers’ union president, expressed satisfaction. “The New York City Department [of Education] will not be able to fire its way to a great school system,” Mulgrew told NY1. With King’s evaluation system, 40 percent of teacher evaluations will be based on student performance, and 60 percent on other measures. According to NY1, teachers who get the lowest rating two years in a row can be fired, even with tenure. DANIELLE TCHOLAKIAN Underground safety tips to the LGBT community, according to the council. The first class will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the LGBT Center. Other classes will soon be added. Interested New Yorkers can register by calling 212-788-5613 or emailing events@ DANIELLE TCHOLAKIAN Second Avenue subway has bad track record Residents near dig sites have long complained about the disruption caused by Second Avenue subway construction, which began in 2007. A Daily News investigation has now uncovered a series of safety violations by con- Subway blasting / GETTY IMAGES Original Content 90% of Metro’s news is produced by Metro journalists. Metro has a larger editorial staff worldwide than CNN. tractors at the tunnels on the east side. Within the last two years, investigations have turned up 18 safety violations. Violations have involved hitting live gas lines, exposure to silica dust, improper handling of contaminated soil and a “controlled” blast that sent debris shooting six stories high. EMILY JOHNSON
  4. 4. Metro US New York Boston Philadelphia Metro US Launch Date 2004 2001 2000 Daily Circulation 556,899 309,323 130,122 117,454 Daily Readership 1,227,009 709,330 234,803 282,876 Distribution 225 Metro Ambassadors 2,200 Metro Boxes 180 Metro Ambassadors 900 Metro Boxes 45 Metro Ambassadors 500 Metro Boxes 800 Metro Boxes Metropolitan New York Area: Metropolitan Boston Area: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and commuter stations in Westchester and New Jersey Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Essex and Bristol counties in Massachusetts The Metro Reader Metropolitan Philadelphia Area: Philadelphia, the Philadelphia suburbs and South Jersey area Average HHI* $90,900 $91,600 $96,500 $83,800 Median Age 43 yrs 44 yrs 36 yrs 47 yrs Employed 73% 75% 73% 69% Source: CAC (Sept-13). Scarborough (2012-13), *Employed.
  5. 5. A Leading Position in Manhattan 250 000s daily copies 200 223 DELIVERING MORE THAN TWICE THE CIRCULATION OF TRADITIONAL Newspapers IN MANHATTAN 150 100 91 50 65 New York Times New York Post Source: Daily News / Post AAM (Sept-2012), Times Estimated based on AAM (Sept-2012) / CAC Audit Report (Sept-2013) Daily Circulation (Mon-Fri) in 000s copies 52 New York Daily News
  6. 6. A Leading Position in New York City 300 298 000s daily copies 250 200 226 150 165 142 100 50 New York Daily News New York Post Source: Daily News / Post AAM (Sept-2012), Times Estimated based on AAM (Sept-2012) / CAC Audit Report (Sept-2013) Daily Circulation (Mon-Fri) in 000s copies New York Times
  7. 7. Metro is No. 1 in Philadelphia 000s daily copies 100 80 86 More circulation than both the daily news and inquirer combined! 60 40 72 40 32 20 Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia Daily News Philadelphia Daily News & Inquirer with more circulation than the traditional paid newspapers in Philadelphia Source: AAM (Mar-13 & Sept-13), CAC Audit Report (Sept-13) Philadelphia County Average Mon-Fri *Total
  8. 8. Metro delivers more than double the traditional paid newspapers’ circulation in Boston city zone 000s daily copies 150 132 100 81 50 0 45 Boston Globe Source: AAM (Sept-13) / CAC (Sept-13), Boston City Zone Print Circulation (Mon-Fri) Boston Herald
  9. 9. Metro is the 4th largest US newspaper Top Circulated Newspapers in the US 1,471 1,317 4 # Wall Street Journal USA Today 677 New York Times 557 Washington Post 398 Los Angeles Times 368 Chicago Tribune 335 Source: CAC (Sept-13), AAM PSC (Sept-13) Mon-Fri print circulation 405 New York Daily News
  10. 10. Readership Development (2006-2013) Index = 100 (2006) 130 METRO: +3% AVERAGE ANNUAL* GROWTH OVER THE PAST 6 YEARS 120 110 100 90 80 PAID FOR: -5% AVERAGE ANNUAL* DECLINE OVER THE PAST 6 YEARS 70 60 50 40 30 2006 R1 2008 R1 2010 R1 Source: Scarborough (2006-13 R1). Universe = Adults 18+ in New York, Boston & Philadelphia Paid for: NY – Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday / BST – Globe, Herald / PHL – Inquirer, Daily News *CAGR: Compound Annual Growth Rate 2012 R1 Metro US Paid For Linear (Metro US)
  11. 11. Reaching the Young Urban Professional Metro US New York Times Boston Globe Philadelphia Inquirer 43 51 59 59 Women 53% 47% 50% 45% Adults 18-34 34% 26% 13% 16% Adults 18-49 62% 48% 31% 31% Adults 21-54 71% 55% 38% 36% Adults 55+ 25% 41% 57% 58% Employed 73% 69% 58% 54% Parents, children in HH 37% 29% 25% 24% Median Age Source: Scarborough 2012-13. Universe = 28.3 million adults 18+ living in New York, Boston, Philadelphia. Metro US Delivers the youngest audience!
  12. 12. Metro’s Exclusive Readers Metro enjoys an exclusive, dedicated audience that doesn’t read other (Monday-Friday) newspapers. 83% Boston Globe 81% New York Times Philadelphia Inquirer 78% Boston Herald 78% New York Post 78% New York Daily News Source: Scarborough 2012-13 68%
  13. 13. Editorial Framework Written for the aspirational, educated, young professional concentrated commuter markets. NEWS Entertainment Local and world news, commentary, business, the environment... Entertainment, arts, culture, music, theater, voices/reader, listings... SPORTS The Weekly Sections Sports results and game stories, plus the lives, fans and emotions behind the games... MONDAY: Careers & Education • TUESDAY: Travel, Style WEDNESDAY: Real Estate, Style THURSDAY: Going Out, Style • FRIDAY: Weekend Monday-Thursday: Health and Wellbeing Mind/Spirit, Parenting/Kids, Fitness and Dating 1 SPORTS Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2 Hot dogs Nathan’s re-opens in Coney Island When Nathan’s opened its doors quietly yesterday ahead of a bigger grand re-opening tomorrow, hot dogs were still the staple of the menu. But the establishment has added a raw bar and expanded its beverage options to include wine and a bigger beer selection. Customers who want more than the usual hot dog and crinklecut fries can get a dozen oysters for $17.50, according to the Daily News. NEWS 2 CULTURE EMILY JOHNSON Pipeline stirs safety concerns New Yorkers march through the city to protest fracking and the coming of the Spectra pipeline. / ERIC WALTON, OCCUPY THE PIPELINE Top 3 Trending online at 1 London woman blames unemployment on good looks 2 PHOTOS: Devastation caused by Oklahoma tornado 3 Gerard Depardieu: Tsarnaev brothers more American than Chechen Public concern. The new pipeline will carry natural gas that is extracted from fracking. Concerns are growing about the planned Spectra pipeline on the west side of lower Manhattan, but what some may not know is that their concerns may be coming too late: The pipeline is already in place. The Spectra pipeline runs along the Jersey Shore under the Hudson River to Gansevoort Street and to a Con Ed power station at 14th Street and Ninth Avenue, according to Sane Energy Project cofounder Denise Katzman. According to Katzman, the pressure of a pipeline becomes more intense the bigger the radius of the pipeline. The Spectra pipeline has a radius of 30 inches. That is the same size as the pipeline that exploded in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010. Nothing in common “The only thing that our pipeline and the San Bruno pipeline have in common is that they are natural gas pipelines.” Spectra spokesperson Claire Donohue, Sane Energy Project co-founder, noted that the well-known San Bruno pipeline accident occurred in a suburban area in California and wreaked massive damage, killing eight people. A Spectra spokesperson said that these concerns are completely unfounded, and that the pipeline was “built to meet or exceed all federal safety regulations.” DANIELLE TCHOLAKIAN Hate. Latest in string of anti-gay attacks happens in New York Quoted “If you are victimized, harassed, assaulted—we want to know about it.” Ray Kelly A march against hate crimes took place Monday. / AARON ADLER, METRO Early yesterday, another hate crime occurred in Manhattan, just days after a man was shot by another man shouting homophobic slurs. Two men were walking in SoHo when two men started shouting anti-gay slurs, police said. The shouting developed into a confrontation. Anti-gay attacks are up almost 70 percent this year, according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg condemned the attacks in a press conference yesterday afternoon. DANIELLE TCHOLAKIAN Traffic accident School bus crash injures three in Brooklyn Three people were injured when a school bus collided with a car in Brooklyn yesterday morning, DNAinfo. com reported. The crash, near East Fifth Street and Avenue C in Kensington, left both the front of the bus and driver’s side of the car badly damaged. Two of the injured were taken to Kings County Hospital while the third was taken to Maimonides Medical Center. The ages and identities of the patients have not been released. EMILY JOHNSON Web giant Yahoo moves into old NY Times office Yahoo Inc. announced that its New York employees would be moving into the old home of the New York Times on 43rd Street. The Californiabased web giant currently employs a New York workforce of 500 people scattered across three office spaces across the city. EMILY JOHNSON Under ‘Arrested’ Get Funke-D up at • Photos of yesterday’s Never Nudes Unite convention in Times Square • New footage of the upcoming season • Two full minutes of the best Tobias Funke moments • How visitors to the Bluth banana stand responded to the “big yellow joint.” Weekend, May 17-19, 2013 TELEVISION 10 Guzzling martinis with Lucille Bluth Interview. Jessica Walter slips right back into the boozy matriarch role that made her famous — again. By her count, Jessica Walter has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for 50 years, a period of time that encompasses a vast body of work — dramatic (“Grand Prix”), suspenseful (“Play Misty for Me,” opposite Clint Eastwood), supernatural (“Dr. Strange”) and, most recently, comedic (“Archer”). But for Walter, the forthcoming return of “Arrested Development” offers a reassuring reminder that her career has transcended not just different genres, but different generations. “Certainly demographically, there are probably people who thought I was dead,” Walter jokes. Returning as boozy matriarch Lucille Bluth, Walter says virtually every line of dialogue in the 15 new episodes creator Mitchell Hurwitz wrote has a double (or even triple) meaning, much like those in the 53 episodes of the show that were broadcast during its three seasons on Fox. But because each episode now focuses on a different character instead of simply following Jason Bateman’s Michael Bluth, conversational contexts shift frequently — a change that provided a considerable challenge for the cast as they navigated Hurwitz’s latticework of plot strands and one-liners. “We didn’t know a whole lot a lot of the time, which makes it much more difficult,” she admits. “In the end, it all worked out, but it’s a strange way to work because you don’t have all of the materials.” Still, even after a sevenyear hiatus between the show’s cancellation and its Netflix rebirth, Walter says she slipped easily back into the role. “The thing about our show, which I think you probably realize from watching it, is that the writing is so characterspecific,” she observes. She says her maternal instinct kicked in as soon as she encountered actor Tony Hale, who plays her tragic son Buster, maimed after he ignored a warning to beware of what he thought somebody was saying was Lucille. As viewers will remember, it was really a loose seal, which ate his hand whole. “Once I heard Tony’s voice and once I saw him, there he was with the hook and his pathetic demeanor — he was my little Busty again.” Between “Arrested Development” and “Archer,” on which she plays another alkie mom, Walter finds herself in the midst of a remarkable career renaissance, a fact she’s grateful for, regardless of whether people know her prior to playing these cantankerous, irresistibly manipulative mothers. “I’m so glad they think of something,” she says humbly. “At my age I’m privileged that they think of something, so it doesn’t bother me a bit if they think of me as Lucille.” Quoted “People have been really nice — they don’t seem to think of Lucille as horrible, thank God. But as long as they’re thinking of me, it makes me happy.” Walter TODD GILCHRIST Flashback Do not play ‘Misty’ for her We did not ask Jessica Walter about that movie where she has sex with Clint Eastwood. For his 1971 directorial debut “Play Misty for Me,” Clint 3 SPORTS SPORTS Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The Cavaliers won the top pick in the NBA Draft for the second time in three years last night. Cleveland had a 15.6 percent chance to win the lottery after finishing with the third-worst record in the league. Orlando had the worst record in the league but will pick No. 2, while the Wizards got a nice bonus as they moved up to No. 3 despite having the eighthworst record. METRO loved ones with a knifewielding fury. She was so good she was borderline uncastable for years — that’s how terrifying her performance was. But she’s not known for that character as much anymore, thankfully. “I have people that are my age and older who know who I am, who remember some of my work from the old days,” says Walter. “Then I used to get, ‘Wow, my mother really likes you.’ Then I’d get, ‘My grandma really likes you.’ And now I get ‘I really like you!’ So how can I be unhappy about that?” + Thursday, April 25, 2013 GOING OUT 36 Charity Durant donates $1M Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant announced yesterday he was donating $1 million to the Red Cross in Oklahoma after a devastating tornado hit Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon. Durant has been with the franchise all five years they’ve been in the state. The Thunder organization also announced it would be donating $1 million to recovery. Online Trending online at The Nets gave Phil Jackson an offer he could refuse. Jackson told Dan Patrick on his radio show yesterday that he was impressed by what the Nets offered him to take over as coach — just not enough to actually accept. “The Brooklyn situation is a good situation,” Jackson told Patrick. The reason Jackson didn’t accept the position was because it “was coaching basically.” Jackson would prefer to have a say in personnel issues if he takes over with a new team. METRO The Rangers now see their season slip sliding away after a late goal by the Bruins in Game 3. / GETTY IMAGES Bruins nab 3-0 lead on late Game 3 goal NHL playoffs. The Rangers now face an almost insurmountable deficit in the series. The Rangers’ best effort in the Eastern Conference semifinals simply wasn’t good enough. As a result, a season which began with expectations of playing meaningful games in June is one Highlights of Bruins-Rangers Game 3 at MSG Rangers notes: Girardi earns Tortorella’s trust Playing the Field: What cities should host the Super Bowl? Game 4 If the Rangers are going to pull the reverse of the infamous Yankees-Red Sox series in 2004, they need to start in Game 4. The Bruins have lost after leading by three games before — in 2010 against Philadelphia. • Bruins at Rangers Game 4, tomorrow at 7, CNBC Lundqvist could not find it, and Paille pounced on the loose rebound. As the Bruins celebrated, Lundqvist stared up at the pinwheel ceiling, frustration etched on his face. The Rangers led 1-0 through two periods on a goal by Taylor Pyatt in the first period. Johnny Boychuk tied in 3:10 into the third period. DENIS GORMAN Knicks’ brass emphasize positives 2 3 loss away from ending. The Rangers trail the Bruins in the best-of-seven series 3-0 after dropping a 2-1 decision in Game 3 last night at the Garden. Daniel Paille’s goalmouth tap-in at 16:29 of the third was the gamewinning goal. The sequence that led to Paille’s goal began with a Shawn Thornton shot that hit Henrik Lundqvist and popped behind the goaltender. The puck never crossed the goal line, but Woodson wouldn’t comment on Amar’e Stoudemire’s status for 2013-14, only saying they would “play it by ear.” / GETTY IMAGES The Knicks wrapped up their season-ending media obligations by ushering head coach Mike Woodson and president Glen Grunwald in front of the masses at their facilities yesterday. Neither wanted to discuss personnel decisions, but they were eager to heap praise on a team not many pegged to go deep in the postseason. Grunwald refused to get into the specifics of what he plans on doing with the roster this summer, but he did allow Quoted “I still say that based on where we started and how we assembled our team, this was, to me, a wonderful season.” Mike Woodson, Knicks head coach that changes will be made. “[The team’s salary cap] probably is not likely to get under the tax thresh- olds, but sign-and-trades are available, although you just can’t acquire a player that way if you’re over the threshold,” said Grunwald. “We’ll see how it all plays out. Free agency is always a little unpredictable.” Woodson is looking forward to stacking on another training camp to further emphasize his schemes. “To win our division, [and] to secure the second seed, people didn’t think we could do [any] of those things.” TONY WILLIAMS There are 30 types of oysters on the menu at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal, which recently celebrated its centennial. / BRYAN SMITH Top 3 Tips from a pro 1 Start small: Chef Sandy Ingber of Oyster Bar in Grand Central advises: “Blue Points are my choice for beginners to start with. They’re plump and mild, easy to eat.” 2 Get naked: “I personally like to chew an oyster naked at first to get the full flavor profile,” says Ingber. “Then I will put stuff on top. Always try them naked first and chew.” 3 Choose carefully: When purchasing oysters from fisheries, they must come from certified waters and must be tagged. Ingber’s tip for buying directly: Look for a tag. “Don’t buy them if there is no tag — ask to see it. Also, oysters must be closed tight. Don’t use if they’re gapped or smell bad.” WELLBEING 22 Fitness. RDJ’s trainer gives us the moves that turned him into the hero. No thanks Jackson liked offer from Brooklyn Wednesday, May 1, 2013 The ‘Iron Man 3’ workout PLUS 1 cast her as a woman who becomes obsessed with his sexy radio DJ. Walter became cinema’s first-ever crazed onenight stand victim, who begins attacking him and his 28 Lottery jackpot Cavaliers win top pick in NBA draft New York City is your oyster Bonkers for these bivalves? Here are our favorite spots to slurp ’em. Ernest Hemingway waxed poetic about them in his posthumous memoir “A Moveable Feast.” The late, great lover Casanova was said to eat a dozen of them for breakfast. And scientists have confirmed that they are indeed aphrodisiacs (as if we didn’t know). So it’s no wonder that oysters are as popular as ever. Read on for our guide to eating the best bivalves across the city, and at great prices to boot. Maison Premiere With a happy hour in place all year round, this Williamsburg cocktail den boasts an impressive oyster list of more than a dozen fresh picks sourced from bays across the country. For $1 each, diners can choose from little gems including the East End, Montauk Pearl, Kenny’s Malpeque and Peters Point. Check out our interview with new chef Lisa Giffen on the next page. The best part of happy hour at The John Dory Oys- BLT Fish Shack Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. 21 W. 17th St. 212-691-1011 Crave Fishbar Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. 945 Second Ave. 646-895-9585 L&W Oyster Co. The John Dory Oyster Bar Ainsworth Park Every Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. 111 E. 18th St. 212-673-2467 Cafe Tallulah Monday-Thursday, 5-7 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. 240 Columbus Ave. 212-209-1055 Offered Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. 298 Bedford Ave., 347-335-0446 At this market-driven oyster bar, the atmosphere and menu are decidedly nautical. Weekday specials include $2 oysters — sourced from both the East and West coasts — including hard-to-find varieties like Belon oysters from Maine (only 5,000 of the zinc- and umami-packed delicacies are harvested each year). Offered Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. 254 Fifth Ave., 212-203-7772 Found! Where to go for $1 oysters Dig in at Maison Premiere. / MELISSA HOM ter Bar is that it’s offered twice a day. Included is a choice of a half-dozen oysters or clams and a choice of a glass of bubbly or an English pint of Sixpoint Oyster Stout, a beer made from the oyster shells shucked at the restaurant ($18). Offered daily, 5-7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to midnight 1196 Broadway, 212-792-9000 Grand Central Oyster Bar At this Midtown mainstay, executive chef Sandy Ingber says after the late 1990s and the economic boom, many varieties of oyster became available from all over the country. Now they’re as popular as ever. “I have 30 varieties on my menu every day and cannot keep them in the house,” Ingber says. Oyster Bar specials include Blue Point oysters ($1.25 each) and fried oyster sliders ($8.95) in the lounge and saloon only. Monday-Wednesday, 4:30-7 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. 89 E. 42nd St., 212-490-6650 CINDY AUGUSTINE “Superheroes have good bodies, even if they have Ph.D.s,” says Brad Bose, who would know: He’s Robert Downey Jr.’s personal trainer. “So it was important that Robert was extremely fit and had a good muscular build — only it had to look realistic. He’s meant to be a billionaire playboy. You don’t want him to get too big and end up looking like Captain America or The Hulk.” Fortunately, Downey Jr. was almost ready to go for his third stint as Tony Stark in the new film opening Friday. “He’d recently finished filming ‘The Avengers,’ so he was in good shape,” Bose says. “But holding on to that muscle mass and definition for long periods of time isn’t easy. He had to get ‘re-buff.’ We were doing two-hour sessions, three to four days a week. By the time we were done, he’d gained five pounds of muscle and trimmed 10 pounds of fat.” ROMINA MCGUINNESS Robert Downey Jr. is back as Tony Stark in “Iron Man 3,” opening Friday. / ZADE ROSENTHAL The Robert Downey Jr. workout How he got there “Robert’s cardio was never an issue,” Bose tells Metro. “A lot of people don’t want to talk about it, but the truth is, he’s 48. He’s above the curve when it comes to being a fit individual, but this is a young man’s training he’s doing.” In order to gain On his day off muscle bulk, Downey Jr. spent the first month doing traditional weight training: push-ups, bench presses, etc. Once he and Bose were satisfied with his mass, they moved on to functional performance training, a technique that engages all muscle groups simultaneously: “FPT isn’t just for aesthetics,” says Bose. “All the exercises are designed to get you muscular through strength. As opposed to body building, where you’re working one muscle group in isolation, FPT gets as many muscles and as many planes of movement engaged at any one time (as possible),” he explains. The logic behind the moves is this: “The body functions as a unit. Every time you’re doing an upper-body movement, your legs should never be completely dormant. The core [from the lower part of your rib cage to the lower part of your hip girdle] should always be engaged. The aim of FPT is to do things more dynamically. So we’ll push sleds, we use battling ropes, sledgehammers, tires and so on.” “Robert is constantly doing something. But in order to spend time with his wife, he does a lot of Tracy Anderson cardio classes. And he’s a brown belt in kung fu, so on the opposite days that he’s not working with me, he’s sparring with his coach, Eric Oram.” Bose healthy Eyes. Healthy Living. The Dalloway Daily, 5-7 p.m. 525 Broome St. 212-966-9620 Ditch Plains Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning at 4 p.m., until they run out 29 Bedford St. 212-633-0202 Greenwich Project Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. 47 W. Eighth St. 212-253-9335 vision care for every stage of life Pediatric and infant vision care | Vision therapy | Children with special needs | Learning disabilities Adult vision care | Glaucoma treatment | Low-vision treatment | Diabetic eye care | Contact lenses Schedule an eye exam today. 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  14. 14. Metro Guest Editors and Reader Contests Metro engages readers with unique, life-changing opportunities. Guest Editor Lady Gaga Guest Editor Karl Lagerfeld ‘SUPER’ GUIDE TO GIANTS PARADE PHILADELPHIA Guest Editors for Earth Day Mark Ruffalo and Kyra Sedgwick HEY BIEBER FANS, GIVE ESPERANZA A REAL LISTEN {pages 02-04} Tuesday, May 17, 2011 NEW YORK Max 66° Min 62° 22-05 Ditmars Blvd. Jackson Heights, NY 11372 {page 29} REGISTER NOW AT WWW.HOMEBUYEREXPONY.COM Tuesday, February 7, 2012 NYC’S #1 FREE DAILY INTERVIEW ALBUM ANSWERS SO MANY QUESTIONS KARL LAGERFELD WWW.METRO.US/GAGA VIDEO, COMMENTS AND MORE Fashion icon offers his thoughts and exclusive illustrations on today’s news and entertainment We sit down one-on-one with the man himself Nutter defeats Milton, right? GREEN {pages 06-15} HANDS GUEST EDITOR Princess & Pirates OFF $10 *EACH ADULT Max 73° Min 58° THE FATHER-SON TEAM IMAGINES OUR PLANET’S FUTURE. 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  17. 17. Creative Integrated Ad Formats Suffolk MBA Options 14 Suffolk MBA | Global MBA Career focused from day one. Integrated Spread GRADUATE INFO SESSION GRADUATE INFO SESSION DECEMBER 16, 2010 6:30 PM DECEMBER 16, 2010 6:30 PM my 15 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 myentertainment myentertainment Is there enough Michael on the ‘Michael’ album? A rriving in stores today, a year and a half after his death, is Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album, “Michael.” A lineup of guests like Lenny Kravitz, Akon and 50 Cent — along with superstar producers such as Teddy Riley and Tricky Stewart — have all been tapped to contribute to the 10-song CD. But even with that healthy dose of star power, can a Michael Jackson album be good without the star of the show? A work-in-progress at the time of the superstar’s Dossier Wrap Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston RSVP: Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston RSVP: Boston Campus | Online death, the project has not been without controversy. Overseen by the Jackson estate, “Michael” takes tracks that were in various states of completion and puts them in the hands of Jackson’s collaborators to finish. of the Black Eyed Peas has said that finCOURTESY OF EPIC RECORDS Although the cover of “Michael” features idealized versions of the King of Pop, does the music within present the same picture? The world has turned and left them here Jackson’s controversial new CD, available today, features unfinished tracks left behind by the King of Pop Would the gloved one approve? Weezer revisit material they wrote more than 15 years ago with ‘The Memories Tour’ Singer Rivers Cuomo on how it feels when critics and fans misunderstand him DO K? YOU THIN R POST YOUTS @ ... COMMEN � WHAT ishing the project without Jackson is “disrespectful.” A Michael Jackson album without his input could be a disaster for his legions of fans eagerly awaiting the CD, especially since the King of Pop was known for his attention to detail. But there are some who are optimistic. “It’s not like they found a bunch of old records and decided to put out an album to make money. These are songs he was involved with,” explains Pup Dawg, the music director at JAMN 94.5 in Boston. The real question will be: Does it live up to Jackson’s other work? Some within the industry are still skeptical. But many fans won’t care, and their curiosity will drive them to the store or online — a troubled Michael Jackson album is better than none at all, to them. “The song with Lenny Kravitz is a Michael record. That just feels like a Michael Jackson record,” says Geespin, assistant program director for New York’s Power 105.1 radio station. “Truth is, I’d rather hear music from the biggest and best artists than not hear it. It’s still Michael. It’s still the biggest artist of all time. Would you rather not hear it?” G. VALENTINO BALL Featured friends The new CD features a slew of guest stars, including: Weezer, as they appeared on “The Blue Album,” 16 years ago, from left: drummer Pat Wilson, Cuomo, former bassist Matt Sharp and guitarist Brian Bell. Akon The first phase of Weezer’s career is an embattled one for singer Rivers Cuomo. With their self-titled 1994 debut, they achieved instant and massive buzz based on their fun singles and silly videos, which MTV played on heavy rotation. (Yes, it was a different era, kids. Videos on MTV!) But the band’s shallow success wasn’t enough for Cuomo. So with the band’s second album, “Pinkerton,” he got more personal, and hoped critics and fans would follow him into the deep end. They didn’t — at least not right away — and it would be five years before anyone would hear another note from the band. “I guess part of me assumed that it was going to be very successful and I’d become like this superstar, because the record was so focused on me. And I probably entertained some Their duet, “Hold My Hand,” was the first single to debut. After complained about the song’s release, Akon told the press, “These records would have come out whether he was alive or dead.” 50 Cent It’s hard to imagine Jackson and 50 Cent hanging out, but apparently, they had a connection: According to 50 Cent rival The Game, Michael called him once in hopes of ending the feud by recording a three-way track. For every letter to Sa that is stamped anta and posted at one of our special Santa Mail letter boxes, Ma acy’s will make a $1 donation to the Mak ke-A-Wish Foundation® up to $1,000,000. Tune into the CBS Ea Show at 7am arly for letter count upda throughout ates the holidays. To learn more, visit m Lenny Kravitz “I know he stood behind it,” Kravitz has said of his duet, “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day.” METRO Thanks for ‘The Memories Tour’ Weezer’s current dates, dubbed “The Memories Tour,” celebrate the band’s first two albums — their self-titled 1994 debut, which has come to be known as “The Blue Album” because of the background against which the band stands, and their 1996 followup, “Pinkerton.” On the first night of the engagement, the band goes through a short set of greatest hits in reverse chronological order and plays the first album in its entirety. On the second night, they begin with a different set of hits and then play “Pinkerton” from start to finish. � POST YOUR COMMENTS Cuomo rocking out on a recent “Memories Tour” show. doubts, maybe it will totally fail and sell half as much as ‘The Blue Album’ or something,” says Cuomo. “And it came out and sold a tenth of ‘The Blue Album’ — which, in those days, was an incredible drop. And it wasn’t just commercial, but the critics pretty uniformly hated it. And it was just the beginnings of online feedback too, so you could go on Amazon and see all the negative feedback from the fans of the first record. And boy, that was just crushing for me, all of that together. And it took awhile to build up the confidence to even step back in the spotlight again.” During the band’s hibernation, fans began to take to the brash sounds and emotional lyrics of “Pinkerton,” and the album arguably became responsible for the advent of the genre known as emo. But when Cuomo did step back into that spotlight, Weezer emerged as something of an armored unit, with an arsenal of songs that mostly seemed to be short, poppy and almost escapist, like “Island in the Sun” and “Hash Pipe.” And listening to the recently released deluxe edition of “Pinkerton” with rare acoustic versions of devastating songs like “Why Bother?”, one has to wonder if Cuomo thinks he ever reached down so deeply again in his songwriting. “Yes. I do,” he says before a long pause. “But — I know some of our core fans would get upset when I say something like this — but I feel like ‘Beverly Hills’ was an extremely honest and deep song, and they take it to be the opposite, which has always perplexed me.” PAT HEALY If you go Weezer The Memories Tour Tonight and tomorrow The Orpheum One Hamilton Place, Boston SOLD OUT Sponsored Editorial PHOTOS: CARNIVAL/ANDY NEWMAN Set your vacation on cruise control cruising 16 SPONSORED BY + All hands, feet and bodies on the decks! 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If you wait until you get on the ship, that’s okay, but don’t wait until the morning of. cruise expert Stewart Chiron, “People can eat at whatever time they want.” For Senior Vice President Jeanne Wyndrum, the open-ended schedule transfigures the whole trip: “It kind of eases your day.” Specialty restaurants As ship size increases, so does the space for new restaurants: “Like steakhouses, Italian, French, Asian,” Chiron says. The new spots feel less like dining halls and more like chic eateries — “The food quality, the atmosphere, CARNIVAL On the Carnival Dream, there’s a speciality pasta bar for when you need your carb fix. and the accoutrements are much different,” he says. cruise at some point,” says Chiron. Celebrity chefs Healthier bites More space for restaurants means more gigs for chefs — gigs restaurants are filling with name-grabbing celebrity cooks. In 2008, The North Atlantic cruise line Cunard tapped New England chef Todd English to author some menus. 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With “Girls” a hit and plus-sized models becoming the norm, we wonder: Are the days of the blonde bimbo over? star/creator Lena Dunham is, well, average-looking. She’s a chubby, tattooed, thin-haired 26-year-old. She’s normal. The hype comes at the perfect time for the “real beauty” movement — and for this Metro Sex Issue, themed “Feel Good Naked.” Within the past month, plus-size model Jennie Runk made headlines when H+M debuted her modeling swimwear (despite being a dress size 14-16, not 0). Dove soap, on the tails of an ad campaign featuring plus-size women, launched an “anti-Photoshop” app that restores images to their original form. And “amateur” porn is the most popular category on YouPorn, ranking higher than “blondes.” The house that Jenna Jameson built is crumbling. The question is: How quickly? The biggest sex story of the past year didn’t happen between Christian and Anastasia in some porn your mom read — it happened in Brooklyn when Adam banged Hannah and probably gave her an STD. The HBO series “Girls,” with its frank depiction of bad dirty talk, venereal diseases, abortions, miscarriages and condom spill, is all about sex. But unlike “Sex and the City” before it, this show is a global hit partly because The model The editor “It’s ridiculous that people are arguing. We should focus on embracing all sizes.” “We don’t airbrush. There’s something sexy about that.” Arielle Loren founder, Corset magazine Jennie Runk plus-size model for H+M So yes, how quickly? 8 THE SEX ISSUE IN 2013 ‘FATKINI’ DESIGNER GABI GREGG Tip from Corset editor In one year, or in five? “I don’t think five years is enough,” says Gabi Gregg, 26, a plus-size blogger. Her work went viral last year after she posted photos of herself looking sensual in a “fatkini” and, this week, she launches her own line of swimwear (see story, at right). “But peo- ple like Lena Dunham and Louis C.K. are opening doors. Just the fact that her body makes people so angry — if you read the comments, people are telling her to put on clothes. She has said that only makes her want to do it more. It’s my favorite show.” Arielle Loren doesn’t watch “Girls,” but also traffics in blunt depictions of sex. Her magazine Corset (www.corsetmagazine. com) features graphic nudity and first-person erotica, and resembles someone’s beautifully photographed diary. It became profitable after a year, and Loren sees it as part of a movement. “The way we learn about sex, the pornography industry drives a lot of that consciousness,” says Loren, a 27-year-old American. “It starts to inform the way we think about ‘sexy’ from • Do the self-work. “Start by walking around your house naked. If you have a roommate, shut your door and walk around your room naked. The more you get comfortable with your naked self — not covering yourself up with a towel every time you take a shower, taking the time to be in your body and open like that — your confidence will slowly and steadily increase.” Loren, on how to feel good naked The blogger just crafted a line for In school, did you realize you were bigger than everybody else? Yes and no. I wasn’t teased too much, luckily. It was mostly internal, feeling insecure next to my classmates, if they were thinner than me or had blonde hair. Nobody had to say anything. And I started trying to diet when I was in middle school and high school, and it wasn’t until college that I came to accept myself. Dunham is just one of the “Girls.” The actress has said she wouldn’t want a body like a Victoria’s Secret model. / HBO an early age. But there are multifaceted aspects of sex and what it can really be, which we explore in the magazine. That goes from everything you can do in the bedroom — physically — but also how we understand our bodies.” A recent Corset photoshoot, “Breasts in Erotic Daylight,” features a brown bosom with stretch marks. “We definitely don’t airbrush,” says Loren. “There’s something very sexy about that. Being able to see the hair follicles on a breast or the stretch marks on a woman’s stomach.” She now has subscribers here, in Canada, Peru, Brazil, Sweden and beyond. And yet post a photo of a plus size-model online and you see not everyone’s as accepting. Exhibit A: Jennie Runk. Junk in Runk’s trunk The excitement (and de- 9 bate) over Runk’s H+M campaign made it all the way to Italy, where she was working in May. It led to at least one sleepless night. “I was thinking about all the media I’ve been getting and my mom reads a lot of the comments and she said, ‘I can’t believe somebody called you fat,’” remembers the 24-year-old, “and some people on the other side were like, ‘The curvier bodies are better!’ and it’s so ridiculous that people are having these ar- guments. What if some girl looks at these pictures and looks exactly like me: How is she going to feel?” She turned to Facebook with a post. “I’ve noticed that people like to debate what kind of body is better than another,” she wrote. “This is all wrong! To me, true beauty is defined by a healthy lifestyle and a genuine personality. Bodies are just meaty things that carry our personhoods around for us.” A week later, Runk is still riled up. She notes that “bigger” models are getting more work, but “we should focus on embracing all sizes,” she says bluntly. “Should” is different than “are.” The chart below shows the Sex Symbols of 2013, as selected by our editors from a pool of working actors who have notable projects this year — there are more shapes and sizes than there would have been in 1985, but it’s still very thin and white. “We’re going in the right direction,” says Gregg, “but ... ” “This argument,” adds Runk, “is going to be a thing of the past when — honestly, I don’t know.” On Facebook, she was more hopeful, saying it’s “our differences that make us remarkable.” She laughs when she hears that again. “I’ve been told before I’m a little too naive.” SAM CASTONE Metro World News How do the suits, um, work? What do you mean by work? [Laughs] They fit so well. Is it made with a binding material, with latches or something? Actually, no. I’ve had people ask about support, of course, but there’s nothing special about the fabric of the suits. It’s normal bathing suit fabric. In terms of the Galaxy suit, what makes it so special is the print — it’s graphic Quoted “It wasn’t until college that I came to accept myself.” Gabi Gregg, writer, designer and fun and looks great because it’s so busy that it — I don’t want to say it distracts the eye, because I don’t care about that sort of thing, but that’s what it does. And the high-waisted cut looks great on all women. Are you OK with the term “fatkini”? Yes. I didn’t use it this year because it went so viral last year, and it was inspiring for many people but took away from it, for others, because they were stuck on the word and got angry and started commenting. It’s a reclamation of the word “fat,” especially in our community, we all get it. When it goes outside the community, people get angry and send emails. But I’m fine with it. At the end of the day, it’s a fatkini because I’m fat and wearing a bikini. [Laughs] How much do you weigh now? I believe I’m around 225. How tall are you? I’m 5-foot-5. Do you get flack for not being “fat enough?” Early on, there were some comments. I don’t get a lot. Once in a while, like when the bikini pictures come out. It’s funny to see half the people commenting are disgusted by my body and the other half are like, fat women saying, “She’s shaped so nicely so it doesn’t count! I have fat hanging from my arm that she doesn’t have!” I try to avoid the comments on other sites. Some women wish they could see women bigger than me in a bikini and I understand that but I can only be myself. SAM CASTONE Hot list: The sex symbols of 2013. Blipp here to let us know which one of these celebs you’d most like to boff. See that little icon on the drive-in screen? Turn to page 08 to learn exactly what it does. / GETTY IMAGES Rebel Wilson Alison Brie Sofia Vergara Christina Hendricks Olga Kurylenko Ways to Blipp Jennifer Lawrence Emma Stone Mila Kunis Nina Dobrev Helen Mirren Anna Kendrick Zoe Saldana Emilia Clarke Kate Upton Zooey Deschanel Beyonce Knowles Aubrey Plaza Kat Dennings Mindy Kaling Bradley Cooper Jon Hamm Ryan Gosling Lena Dunham Channing Tatum Nikolaj CosterWaldau Idris Elba • Take a reader to your website • Purchase item advertised • Pop open a video clip • Reveal a digital coupon • Zip to a social media page Rodrigo Santoro Adam Driver James Franco Damien Lewis Omar Sy Joseph Gordon-Levitt Donald Glover Oscar Isaac Chris O’Dowd Benedict Cumberbatch Aziz Ansari Nick Offerman Louis C.K. Peter Dinklage
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  23. 23. Adding Metro US will... Weekend, June 14-16, 2013 1940 1970 “The Spirit,” a noir comic by Will Eisner about a middleclass man who fights crime in a business suit, runs in Register and Tribune Syndicate newspapers. It later becomes a 2008 movie. SUPERHEROES 1978-80 The Spirit 1996 Monsieur Mangetout Comic Con France’s Michel Lotito, aka Monsieur Mangetout (Mr. Eat-it-all), consumes a Cessna 150 airplane. The first-ever Golden State Comic Book Convention is held in San Diego, Calif. It eventually grew into Comic Con, a yearly festival for costumed wannabes. 1999 Superbarrio King Tooth Daniel Browning Smith, Guinness World Records’ World’s Most Flexible Man (aka The Rubberboy), gets his first out of seven records. “King Tooth” Raja Gigi (Rathakrishnana Velu) pulls a train with six coaches attached weighing 297.1 tons for 9 feet at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station using his teeth. Mexican superhero and satirist Superbarrio Gómez declares he is running for the U.S. presidential election. Superman, who? Meet a real-life, high-flying hero Jetman: Leaping the Alps in a single bound Matsumurav / CONTRIBUTED Radioactive Man: The animal savior of Fukushima When Fukushima’s nuclear reactor exploded in 2011, all people living in the area were evacuated. All except rice farmer Naoto Matsumura, 53. Just 6 miles from the plant, the town had a population of 16,000. Now it is only Matsumura there, with 17 times the safe level of radiation. He shelters the region’s wildlife, caring for everything from feral dogs to ostriches. He has the highest known level of radiation in Japan, which causes gradual cellular breakdown, but he may not feel the effects for 40 years. 2008 The Wright brothers may have been the ultimate aeronautical dreamers with the first airplane flight, but no one has come closer than Yves Rossy to making a human fly. Rossy, aka Jetman, is a former fighter pilot who says he had always dreamed of being a bird since he first witnessed an air show as a 13-year-old. The inspiration drove him to invent and patent a series of jetpacks that would fire him through even more epic and courageous voyages. From the first experiments in 2006, Rossy made his first public flight two years later, which took him over the Alps Quoted Pursue your dreams and “always have a Plan B.” Yves Rossy aka Jetman 2010 2010 The French Spider-Man “The French Spider-Man” Alain Robert scales the 52-story New York Times building without any ropes or harness. at speeds close to 200 miles per hour, at heights of 3,000 feet. The charismatic Swiss even found a moment to execute a 360-degree roll and later quipped, “That was to impress the girls.” This was followed by a 22mile journey across the English Channel to France, which he completed in under 10 minutes, becoming the first man to make the distance with a jet pack. The feat was broadcast live across the world with great uncertainty surrounding the outcome as Rossy himself confessed his calculations were fallible. Since then he has continued to break ground and world records for distance. In 2009, he performed the first intercontinental jet flight, and went on to fulfill a deeply held personal ambition to fly along the Grand Canyon. Not all of his missions have been successful, having crash-landed off the Spanish Rossy gets some sick air. / CONTRIBUTED coast when the weather turned pilot school Aerobility. Rossy threatening. Rossy is devoted also hosts master classes for to spreading his message — the next generation of jetpack pursue your dreams and pilots, which will surely produce “always have a Plan B.” His TED the next great flying human. talk remains one of the most downloaded, and he has also KIERON won praise for philanthropic efMONKS forts, such as performing shows for the benefit of disabled 2010 2011 Electron Boy Kick-Ass “Kick-Ass,” about a regular kid (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who fights crime, is released, co-starring Nicolas Cage. A sequel is due this year. 16 2007 Rubberboy Phoenix Jones, aka Benjamin John Francis Fodor, begins fighting crime in Seattle, wearing a costume. He chases away car thieves, stops drunken drivers and leads a citizens’ patrol called Rain City Superhero Movement. He has also been arrested himself. PAGE 23 Al-Essawy / CONTRIBUTED Muscle Man: ‘This is what I do for my country’ NEW YORK Weekend, May 3-5, 2013 | t: MetroNewYork | f: MetroNewYork SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE Egypt’s economy suffered after the 2011 revolution that deposed President Hosni Mubarak, and Sayed AlEssawy, now 27, took it upon himself to revive the nation’s tourism industry with a fight to the death against a lion in front of the pyramids of Giza, proclaiming, “This is what I want to do for my country.” The self-styled “world’s strongest man” had noble intentions but was met by criticism from animal rights groups and the Egyptian tourist board distanced itself. Nonetheless, Al-Essawy entered the arena with shield and sword and took on the lion, although the animal looked bored. Man defeated beast. The gladiator was subsequently arrested, yet supporters point to the reopening of the pyramids and other major attractions after the fight as proof that AlEssawy was a national hero. Set your brain to stun. 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