Red Carpet Real Estate
For $1.4 million, you probably couldn’t afford a Jackson Pollock painting, but you can buy his old apartment at 46 Carmine Street.
The Greenwich Village penthouse is bright and airy, “like a Paris atelier,” the listing helpfully suggests, but it also has plenty of dark and ominous overtones. Not only did the famously-troubled painter live there, but the building was once owned by Aaron Burr. Perhaps he even paced back and forth across the apartment, practicing the agile moves that felled Alexander Hamilton.
Calling all American history/modern art buffs: it looked momentarily like you lost your chance to own a lofty West Village penthouse where both Aaron Burr and Jackson Pollock have lived. The Post reported earlier that the today that the place at 46 Carmine Street had been taken off the market. Luckily for you,, The Observer has learned that in just a few months time the place will be back on the market and looking for buyers.
The civility of our political discourse was not helped the other night when South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson called President Obama a liar on the floor of the Congress. Fortunately, his outburst was followed by his rapid apology and the President’s quick acceptance of that apology. I would like to think that the follow-up may Read More
A new genetic study raises the tantalizing possibility that Thomas Jefferson may have had Jewish ancestry.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family, one being an occasion that occurred on Monday past. Misfortune had befallen cousin Mendel who, Read More
Alexander Hamilton , by Ron Chernow. The Penguin Press, 818 pages, $35.
“I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be.” This sentiment, which Ron Chernow borrows as an epigraph for his engrossing biography of the most brilliant and charismatic of the Founders, reveals Alexander Read More
A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr , by Arnold A. Rogow. Hill and Wang, 351 pages, $27.50.
One hundred and ninety-four years ago, long before schoolchildren found less elaborate ways to unleash aggression with guns, two rival New York politicians met each other at a discreetly hidden dueling ground in Weehawken, N.J. There, Read More