‘The Essence of European Sophistication’
One day in late 2007, the 34-story Veneto will be the most voguish luxury condo in the East 50s. It happens to be east of Third Avenue, and it happens to now be a mammoth construction site, but that hasn’t stopped Midtown-ers from dropping $125 million on Read More
While lots of bright-eyed young women come to New York to take acting classes or become publicists, Lila Azam Zanganeh—an Iranian-French journalist, amateur opera singer and self-described Nabokov scholar—has other plans.
“I remember hearing on the Boston radio, they were discussing the term ‘public intellectual,’” said Ms. Zanganeh, 29, in her precise, plummy English. “Perhaps Read More
This was my fourth restaurant wake of 2004-and by far the jolliest and least sentimental. It is fitting that Le Cirque folded its tent on New Year’s Eve, when the entire world was clowning around and hardly paying attention. That’s how owner Sirio Maccioni wanted it-to get it over with and move on.
“I wish Read More
When I ran into some friends at a party recently and invited them to join me for dinner, they accepted with alacrity. We were in midtown, so I suppose they thought we’d just stroll over to some fancy French restaurant off Fifth Avenue. When I told them that instead we were going for Greek food, Read More