Since the March 16 shooting of Patrick Dorismond, the Haitian-born security guard who was killed in a Midtown scuffle with police officers, criticism has been heaped upon nearly anybody who has offered an opinion on the subject, from Mayor Giuliani to Police Commissioner Howard Safir to Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Read More
By Kate Kelly 3/27/00 12:00am
Seated at a banquette at Balthazar on a snowy March afternoon, publicist Lizzie Grubman was remembering a previous joint effort with Peggy Siegal, her brand-new business partner.
“She did the majority of the work for Two Guys and a Girl at Moomba,” said Ms. Grubman, between sips of diet Coke. “I got her the location Read More
By Kate Kelly 2/28/00 12:00am
Residents of Central Harlem have been shaken in recent months by a series of murders of gay men. Anxiety rose in late October after no suspect was named in the slaying of Nathaniel Tyrone Hayden, a 28-year-old man who was stabbed in his own apartment. But with the Jan. 11 stabbing of another gay man, Read More
By Kate Kelly 2/14/00 12:00am
J.P. Morgan & Company, a bastion of the old way of doing things, has surrendered. One of the world’s most formal institutions has opted to jettison the business suit as a required form of dress. Henceforth, every day is casual day at the mighty Morgan.
At the beginning of February, departmental heads at the firm’s Read More
By Kate Kelly 2/07/00 12:00am
The job market must be really brisk, because Christian Curry is back on Wall Street.
Nearly two years after he was fired from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company, then arrested by police for trying to hack into the firm’s computers, Mr. Curry, 26, has landed at Gardner Rich & Company, a small Chicago-based institutional Read More
By Kate Kelly 1/24/00 12:00am
Sean (Puffy) Combs, the 30-year-old rap mogul, has had his share of legal scuffles. Since 1991, when he was just wetting his feet in the music business, he’s been accused of overbooking a celebrity basketball game at which nine people were trampled to death, of menacing a photographer, and of beating a music executive with Read More
By Kate Kelly 1/17/00 12:00am
Forty-nine-year-old writer Fran Lebowitz was perturbed about Hillary Clinton’s all-but-certain Senate run. She had already made up her mind to vote for Mrs. Clinton but, she said, she was still unhappy. “I feel it’s a personal plot,” she said. “I feel like she personally sat down and said, ‘How could I possibly get Fran Lebowitz Read More
By Kate Kelly 12/20/99 12:00am
One of Manhattan’s most sticklerish co-op boards is about to take on a new resident. On Dec. 7, the denizens of 620 Park Avenue, a 14-story brick building near East 65th Street, admitted music executive Michael Koch to their ranks, swapping him for longtime resident Dr. Paul Marks, the soon-to-retire chief executive of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Read More
By Kate Kelly 9/27/99 12:00am
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company, which might be the best investment bank on Wall Street, had a lousy summer.
If you didn’t know a thing about investment banking (which would put you on a par with a few top investment bankers), you could have scanned the summer’s headlines touting a series of scandals at Read More
By Kate Kelly 9/20/99 12:00am
Michael Jackson is living on East 74th Street.
According to real estate brokers, the king of pop has kept an address on the Upper East Side since June when he signed a $75,000-per-month lease on a six-story town house on 74th Street near Fifth Avenue. Mr. Jackson’s publicist said he was in town to record Read More