It does not number among the most gracious edifices that line Park Avenue, but now that its conversion to luxury condos is almost complete 530 Park Avenue is trying to command the same lofty prices as its more elegant neighbors.
A three-bedroom, four-bath duplex, No. 15B, has made its market debut asking $9.85 million. (A four-bedroom on a lower floor was listed for the same price in late October.) From the listing description—all baths are marble, there’s a library, a formal dining room and Park Avenue views—it seems to be doing a pretty good job of aping its more elite neighbors. Although the building’s new deep-pocketed residents will have to share their common space with the remaining renters protected by rent-stabilization laws.
We love the clean lines and abstract nature of Francisco Costa’s designs for Calvin Klein Collection. Of Brazilian descent, he has an unmatchable talent for creating wearable art that is minimal and wearable—perhaps the only one who provides a Parisian level of artistic thrills in New York.
We had some time to spare before the show began—a departure from our general habit of sprinting four blocks and arriving sweaty and out of breath at the last minute. We left our seat-mates Bianca Jagger, Julie Macklowe and Kelly Klein, to name a few, to explore the front rows.
Amy Adams, Diane Kruger, Emma Stone and photographer Patrick Demarchelier were all present, but our vigilant eyes sought out someone less obvious: W Magazine’s Fashion and Style Director, Edward Enninful.
MTA hikes, unsurprisingly met with anger. [NYT]
Both the Post and the Daily News examine the dark secrets of Chelsea’s future in-laws. [NYP/NYDN]
New Kindles Today. [BloombergBusinessWeek]
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Mick Jagger’s ex-wife Bianca has finally lost her 18th-floor rent-controlled Upper East Side apartment. In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals just declared that Ms. Jagger, who is in the United States on a tourist visa, could not have been keeping the Park Avenue sprawl as a primary residence, which violates New York’s Read More
On Oct. 18, a state judge’s decision evicted Bianca Jagger from a rent-stabilized Park Avenue apartment she’d had since the 1980’s. Soon after, the latest round of objections to rent stabilization in New York City poured forth.
“Why the hell,” as New York magazine understandably put it, “does someone like Bianca Jagger get to Read More
We noted last week that Bianca Jagger was getting evicted from her rent-stabilized Park Avenue apartment over visa problems (she’s a Brit).
A New York Sun editorial asks today: "… why should the taxpayers of New York have provided a wealthy woman for more than 20 years the benefit of a below-market-rate Park Read More
Bianca Jagger, who survived several years of marriage to Mick in the 1970′s only to lose him to a Texan, is getting evicted from her rent-stabilized apartment on Park Avenue.
Ms. Jagger’s landlord had sued her, claiming the apartment could not be her primary residence because she was in the United States on a Read More
June brides are all atwitter. Can you blame them? They have to fork out all this dough for a frock they’ll only wear once, and which will more than likely spend its remaining life crammed in a box-a fusty reminder of some annoying wanker to whom they’re no longer married. It wasn’t always so.
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Straw hats are big, especially in broiling weather. And nobody should know that better than the folks at Tracey Tooker Hats at 1211 Lexington Avenue.
Ms. Tooker is the chapeau designer who creates the confections worn by many of the ladies who lunch, including those who attend the annual Conservatory luncheon in Central Park. Among Read More