Today Condé Nast International CEO Jonathan Newhouse announced that Vogue will license a Ukranian edition through a partnership with local media company UMH Group. It is expected to launch in the next 12 months.
“The Ukraine is ready for Vogue,” Mr. Newhouse said in a statement. “Kiev is booming, and there is a strong market demand Read More
The bizarre international slap-fight between America and Colombia over runaway Texas teen Jakadrien Lorece Turner saw some resolution Friday as the 15-year-old returned to her perplexed but relieved family in Dallas.
Most of us can’t get through a major airport without a thorough groping from a bored federal employee, but Turner managed to fib her way into a free trip to South America:
Earlier this week, The Observer looked at the measures developers and brokers are taking to entice that newest hot buyer, the Chinese. They might want to consider adding keggerators and tutoring services. Of the increasing number of Chinese buyers, an increasing number are buying for their college-bound kids, according to DNAinfo.
An attractive young woman in a dark pantsuit is pacing the edges of demolished urban lot, chanting quietly and gently tossing grains of vodka-soaked rice while development executives looked on appreciatively, smiling beneath their ceremonial hard hats as an ancient ritual is performed on the site of their newest project.
If the scene sounds bizarre, it is also almost surely a glimpse into the future of New York City real estate
“Everyone can benefit from good energy,” said Eric Benaim, President of Modern Spaces, whose company has enlisted the services of “Certified Feng Shui Consultant” Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Long Island to advise them on every facet of the design and construction of Vista Court, a 15-story residential building on Purves Street just south of Northern Boulevard. But while Mr. Benaim might very well be correct, every trend in city real estate would point to the fact that Modern Space’s decision to feng shui its newest project is being made with explicit intent to attract the most sought after buyer in today’s market; the Chinese.
Roughly $30 billion was invested in New York City real estate during the last year alone, making it the premier city in the world in that category, outpacing London, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. A vast amount of that investment capital came from overseas, with European, Pacific Rim and South American investors, but Chinese investors are widely believed to be leading the way.
Anything related to the Israel-Palestine conflict is sure to be controversial. That’s what makes it so much fun.
And so it was with the graffiti-covered faux-bomb shelter/art installation erected in Washington Square Park on Monday afternoon.
At issue was a Sderot-style bunker of the sort used by Israelis when Palestinian militants lob missles over the Read More