On Monday evening, approximately 30 high-profile businesswomen gathered in the Maserati of Manhattan on York Street in Tribeca. But they weren’t there to buy cars. Culled from the Rolodexes of Alexandra Lebenthal and Michelle Smith, they were there to play for keeps at an event billed as “Ladies Poker Night” led by a “Poker Diva.” Read More
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Wealth managers Alexandra Lebenthal and Michelle Smith know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em, and they host a quarterly women’s poker club to show off exactly how good they are at high-stakes betting. Among their fellow poker players, who find Maserati of Manhattan a more relaxing and pleasant staging ground than Read More
Socialite Alexandra Lebenthal’s book The Recessionistas has been optioned by Sony for potential production: Ms. Lebenthal tells Page Six that she hopes Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, Brooke Shields, and Bradley Cooper will star.
The Observer reported in 2009 that Ms. Lebenthal began writing on the urging of New York Social Diary Read More
Adelina Wong Ettelson told us that she and her friends in New York’s charity crowd love to “shop together, lunch together, gossip together.” But at last night’s 42nd Anniversary Spring Gala for the Hale House Center, family came too.
Among the first to arrive was one of the evening’s three honorees, Alexandra Lebenthal, Read More
El Museo del Barrio held its annual gala on the rainy evening of May 27. The cathedral-like entrance of Cipriani’s, just across from Grand Central, signaled right away that the soiree was a far cry from the barrio, not to mention the 40-year-old museum’s earliest fund-raisers, held on its roof on the Upper East Side. Read More
In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev’s cavalcade screeched to a halt at 57th and Lexington so the Soviet leader could wave at a comely pedestrian: Jacqueline Beymer Lebenthal.
“When she told me, it was the only time she acknowledged that she just might be pretty,” said her husband, James Lebenthal, chairman emeritus of the eponymous municipal bond Read More
“I have the strangest allergy I’ve only discovered in the last couple years,” revealed petite wealth manager and socialite Alexandra Lebenthal, arriving Monday, Dec. 7, for the 12th annual Food Allergy Ball at the Waldorf. “I’m allergic to tomatoes. But not in the way other people are, where they get hives. I actually get a Read More
In September, amid the Lehman Brothers wreckage, the avuncular society chronicler David Patrick Columbia invited Alexandra Lebenthal to lunch at Swifty’s. His friendly proposal was rather simple: You know finance, you know society, you should be writing it all down.
Mr. Columbia was well aware that Ms. Lebenthal inhabits two co-dependent, increasingly tumultuous worlds Read More
At 73, master municipal-bond seller Jim Lebenthal was close to giving it all up, reports jason gay, to make little videos promoting the city he loved. But when the towers on which he’d sold thousands of investors went down, how could he go on?
Jim Lebenthal didn’t have to be in the office anymore. They Read More