Pride and Prejudice
No matter what hangs on them, sometimes a person just gets tired of looking at the same four walls. This appears to be the case with John Elderfield, the former chief curator of MoMA’s painting and sculpture department who now lends his considerable talents to the Gagosian Gallery. After a decade of ownership, Mr. Elderfield and wife Jeanne Collins, an art publicist, have sold their loft at 129 Duane Street, according to city records.
And what a loft it is! Mr. Elderfield, who enjoyed a youthful foray into architecture, clearly has an eye for good design. Photos of the two-bedroom, two-bath condo show a museum-like expanse of oak floors, recessed lighting, 12-foot ceilings and tastefully arranged art.
So we already know that the most powerful (business)woman in the city, Mary Ann Tighe, works in real estate. What about the city’s most powerful homosexuals, both female and male? That was the subject of the latest issue of The Observer, “New York’s New Power Gays,” and a good many of those on the list work in our beloved industry, including, arguably, our city’s No. 1 gay, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
For decades, Brooke Astor’s duplex at 778 Park was the pinnacle of New York City living. This had much to do with the society queen and her courtiers, who hosted lavish parties there, but also with the 16-room home, boasting six terraces and a renowned red-lacquered library. That was before the wallpaper began to peel Read More
Real estate runs in Aaron Tighe‘s blood. Not only is the Credit Suisse managing director the son of Mary Ann Tighe, a CB Richard Ellis CEO and the chair of the Real Estate Board of New York, but he also got a 25 percent discount on his new home at 4 East 72nd Street, the 15-story co-op Read More
Last November, after three years of writing about magnificently overpriced New York residential real estate, I moved to the Wall Street beat. It is sober and civilized by comparison. What I feel nostalgic for isn’t the real estate itself. Even though it’s fun to visit cosmic Manhattan homes—like the hand-built third floor of the Plaza, Read More
The third floor of The Plaza is known as the “State Suite,” which could be because it’s about the same size as Rhode Island.
At 9,350 square feet, the L-shaped apartment spans the whole length of Eloise’s legendary reststop, with 110 feet of Central Park South skyline viewed through windows reaching almost the full height Read More