In this gloomy era of bursting bubbles and colossal new developments, isn’t it heartening that a century-old townhouse can smash real-estate records?
The Harkness Mansion at 4 East 75th, a French-Renaissance masterpiece that was listed at $55 million, has gone to contract—and according to a source, the price topped $46 million. That makes it the Read More
New languages are discovered every year, and “goodbye” is a lousy word in every one of them. We said it a lot in 2005, with sadness every time. But before we throw out the Dom from New Year’s Eve and say hello to a brand-new year, let’s lift one final farewell toast to the Read More
Three extraordinary talents died in late December, all of whose roots were in New York and whose passing marks the end of an era. Susan Sontag, Jerry Orbach and Artie Shaw-somehow, only New York could have created them, and only New York could have contained them. All three belonged to a time when genius, courage Read More
The tree is in the trash, the New Year’s hangovers are fading and the leftover Perrier-Jouët is ready for that back shelf in the fridge, but before we begin anew, it’s a good time to raise a glass and drink one last toast to the friends we loved and lost in 2004. Harold Arlen and Read More