Business seems to be moving along at 510 Madison, the luxury office building that developer Harry Macklowe traded to Mort Zuckerman’s Boston Properties last year. In addition to seeking major deals for multiple floors of office space, the building at Madison Avenue and 53rd Street is marketing to smaller tenants who would lease as little as 2,500 square feet (read: hedge funds).
“We have a great level of activity and we are willing to entertain deals from 2,500 square feet to multiple floors,” said CB Richard Ellis’ Paul Amrich, the rental agent for the building, at a cocktail party last night to introduce the building’s small-tenant program.
The Observer, upon receiving an invitation (apparently by accident), stopped by the party to check out the new building. As it turns out, the party wasn’t open to reporters, but we got an inside look anyway.
After quipping that the 2011 Can-Do Awards Gala was the nicest seder he had ever been to–and drawing attention to the especially “geometrical shape” of the Chelsea Piers banquet hall–guest Jon Stewart got serious.
“Four hundred thousand meals a day are served at the Food Bank,” Stewart said. “It really is a remarkable organization.”
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On Friday night, Snob magazine–the new print organ published by Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov so exclusive it’s only available in Russian–hosted a party at the Crosby Hotel. It was a classy affair, as befits a publication owned by a billionaire industrialist. The entertainment: a screening of the Dziga Vertov’s silent film Man With a Movie Read More
Last night when network execs, on-air personalities and hungry young producers stepped out of the elevator to the party celebrating MSNBC’s new slogan “Lean Forward” on the 49th floor of 7 World Trade Center, they were immediately blinded by yellow spotlights.
The entire space was encased on all sides by floor-to-ceiling windows offering an uptown-facing Read More
Larry Burstein, the publisher of New York magazine, was standing outside the barroom on the fifth floor of the SoHo House on Tuesday night taking pictures with Tracy Morgan
“Larry! Larry!” the comedian squealed, draping one arm over the shoulder of Mr. Burstein’s navy suit and rocking him back and forth for the camera. “Larry! Read More
After spending the morning disrupting an Andrew Cuomo campaign event, members of The Freedom Party gathered behind gubernatorial candidate Charles Barron on the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall as Barron laid out a left-wing attack of Cuomo’s economic policies.
Barron said that there was very little difference between the economic policies of Cuomo and Read More
At the 10th-anniversary party for Style.com last night, it seemed statement jackets were the order of the evening: immediately upon entering the party, we ran across the artist Terence Koh, who was wearing an immaculate white one with befeathered shoulders. He looked a bit like an art-world angel — and he informed The Observer that Read More
Parties, Shindigger, The Shindigger
We saved our best material from Tommy Hilfiger‘s epic afterparty at the Met Opera on Sunday night for the Shindigger column in tomorrow’s paper, which is chock-full of Fashion Week gossip and intrigue. (Check it out!) In the meantime, here’s a little taste of what we said, heard, and witnessed:
–The reports of Kelly Osbourne‘s Read More
“Here, close your eyes,” Hearst president David Carey told the Observer. Mr. Carey, dressed like The Publisher in a Gray Flannel Suit with a red tie, held a copy of the September Marie Claire in his hands.
Mr. Carey dropped the magazine on the floor. Thwack.
“It didn’t sound like that in Read More