If you’ve got it, flaunt it. That’s the new rule of thumb in luxury real estate, anyway. After decades in which secrecy was the better part of high-end sales (the “if you’ve really got it, you don’t need to flaunt it” philosophy favored by buttoned-up Park Avenue types), top brokers are increasingly adopting aggressive PR Read More
Elena Rybolovleva has an $88 million bee in her bonnet. Mrs. Rybolovleva has locked horns with her husband, Russian oligarch and fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovev, in a bitter divorce battle, with his reported $9 billion at the center of the fracas. The international battle royale has spilled into New York, where Mrs. Rybolovleva has accused her husband of purchasing Sandy Weill’s prize $88 million condo at 15 Central Park West in an effort to divert funds in advance of the impending divorce. Read More
Russian fertilizer kingpin/oligarch/billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, he of the “buying my baby girl the most expensive apartment in, like, forever” fame, was slapped with a lawsuit today claiming that he purchased the $88 million apartment at 15 Central Park West through an LLC that he used to hide assets from his estranged wife, The Observer has Read More
Have you ever rented or bought an apartment in New York, only to find out later that it was infested with bedbugs, ghosts, or satanic neighbors who want to impregnate you with the devil’s child? Don’t say the New York Public Library didn’t try to warn you. Read More
The National Arts Club sent out a press release today that sought to counter victorious statement made by former president Aldon James, and the document really reveals how contentious things have become in this case. Read More
Aldon James, former president of the National Arts Club may soon depart his cut-rate apartment at the club’s tony Gramercy Park building, DNAinfo reports.
Mr. James was removed from office following accusations that he used institution as a personal checkbook, taking luxuries that included cheap apartment in the building for his own use, as Read More
As far as we can tell, CBGB is little more than a series of letters appearing on t-shirts in suburban malls. Apparently it was a rock club once, right? Well, anyway, now that three Ramones are dead and David Byrne is busy with White House Correspondents dinner bashes and whatnot, it’s time to focus Read More
Tom Acitelli and I notice a curious absence:
Mr. Trump nor his eponymous organization are members of the Real Estate Board of New York, the uber-powerful trade group that claims just about every big name in the business on its membership roster.
During a meeting Monday with Democratic Senate and Assembly members and activists, the typically monotone Andrew Cuomo was furious. “I can’t believe they mentioned my family,” the governor said.
They also announced they have 33,572 fans on Facebook, “surpassing the fan total of local landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center.”
As ridiculous as Read More