WHO'S THAT GIRL?: Escorted by a no-nonsense-looking strawberry blonde female FBI agent, the arrest of alleged mob boss Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello on Thursday played out like something from Hollywood. The 85-year-old suspect, who is accused of being the acting chief of the Genovese crime family, was said to be asleep in an easy chair as credits for "The Godfather III" rolled on the TV when he was seized.
Despite looking a tad like Mariska Hargitay, the woman in question is the real deal, and that might explain why reporters are clamoring to interview her. But the FBI is passing on the requests, citing concern for her personal safety. This is new terrain for the buttoned-up bureau. Other agents have been profiled in magazines and newspapers, but generally for their specialty or accomplishments, not their looks. "That's what we were thinking this one was," an FBI spokesman said.
The agent, known only as "Kim,'' wore a black low-waisted pantsuit with a white shirt that would have made J. Edgar Hoover — a real stickler for white shirts — proud. Ianniello, on the other hand, was not so pulled together in Velcro sneakers, a Ralph Lauren shirt with an unbuttoned collar, khakis with what appeared to be a sizable cigarette burn and, of course, handcuffs.
HERE COME THE BRIDES: That former Brooklyn landmark, Kleinfeld, did not leave anything to chance for the opening of its Manhattan store on Friday. Co-owners Mara Urshel and Ronnie Rothstein lined up a priest and a rabbi to bless the new $10 million bridal salon at 110 West 20th Street, and 100 of the company's 185 staffers showed up for extra support.
Plumbers, electricians, architects, painters and staff employees were buzzing around the by-appointment-only wedding boutique Thursday dealing with last-minute fixes. But Rothstein wasn't flummoxed by the blitz — it was familiar territory. In 1956, his father had a crew work through the night before the opening of the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami. The joint's opening act, Harry Belafonte, was among the first to see the finished product.
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