Hamming It Up
Departing Deputy Mayors
Tamir Sapir may have sold his mansion on Fifth Avenue’s gold coast last summer, getting a whopping $44 million from Mexican mogul Carlos Slim, but this year he has found an equally impressive spread to call home for the hot months.
Bob Lieber is moving on.
The deputy mayor for economic development since 2008, Mr. Lieber today announced he would be leaving the Bloomberg administration to work with real estate investor and former Andrew Cuomo employer Andrew Farkas, founder of one-time powerhouse firm Insignia (which later became CB Richard Ellis) and a person who had Read More
Andrew Farkas is back in Manhattan, reports the Wall Street Journal.
He has acquired Centerline Holding Company, a commercial real estate servicer that is servicing more than $110 billion dollars in mortgages, including several backing some of the city’s most substantial skyscrapers.
Mr. Farkas–whose name means “wolf” in Hungarian–had previously hunted Read More
Andrew Cuomo may not have read that Village Voice article about his relationship with Andrew Farkas, but he did have a suggestion for the article’s author:
“The author of The Voice’s article, Wayne Barrett, said in an interview yesterday that Mr. Cuomo had suggested delaying its publication until after the Read More
The media has been pretty rough on Andrew Cuomo this week. First the Andrew Farkas story, then questions about Andrew Farkas story, and finally, a story about the Andrew Farkas story.
So I thought this picture I took last night might sum up Cuomo’s feeling about the media this Read More
Andrew Cuomo might not have read Wayne Barrett’s tome on Cuomo’ relationship with real estate magnate Andrew Farkas, but we were reminded that our own Anna Schneider-Mayerson spoke with both Cuomo and Farkas back in June.
The former HUD secretary sued Farkas for diverting federal funds to management Read More
Charlie King ended his campaign today, endorsing Andrew Cuomo on the steps of City Hall.
Surrounded by more reporters than have covered his campaign so far, King said he received phone calls from Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Charlie Rangel telling him its time to support the person who is going to win.
Cuomo Read More
Former Insignia Financial chief executive Andrew Farkas has redeemed his real-estate cred. Last year, after reports circulated in the New York Post that Mr. Farkas lost to Insignia/ESG chief Stephen Siegel in his bid to nab the 7,300-square-foot limestone townhouse at 631 Park Avenue-which Mr. Siegel scored for $12.7 million-Mr. Farkas went in search of Read More
Now that Stephen Siegel, the chairman and chief executive of Insignia/ESG, is preparing to move into the Park Avenue townhouse once sought by his boss, Andrew Farkas, he’s put his own place on the market for significantly less. An Insignia spokesman downplayed a New York Post report of a bidding war. “Stephen and Andrew were Read More