Bob Guccione Jr., the founder of Spin and Gear magazines, is interested in getting back into the publishing business, but it might be hard to find a project that is edgy enough.
“I’d like to see more risk-taking,” he told Forbes.
Mr. Guccione, whose father founded Penthouse, said that he looked into buying Read More
When the double-wide townhouse at 14-16 East 67th Street (known as the Guccione Mansion until last year, when a smart broker changed the name to Milbank) went to contract last month, the New York Post sighed that the buyer, hedge fund titan Philip Falcone, managed to "whittle the $59 million asking price down to Read More
How does an infamous pornographer’s $59 million mansion turn into a 1919-era townhouse for a Metropolitan Life kingpin?
The unsold 27-room, eight-fireplace expanse at 14-16 East 67th Street has long been known as the Guccione Mansion, titled for the recent tenant who lost his splendiferous house amid bankruptcy troubles.
But when townhouse demigod Read More
What’s the difference between a skin magazine with articles for men and a men’s magazine with scantily clad women? Penthouse is “closer to the act … of actual seduction.”
“I was the guy at GQ who would bring up the kind of off-color, most graphic and sexually explicit story ideas in a meeting,” said Mark Read More
Pretty in pink
The bidding for Bob Guccione’s grand and gaudy and gorgeous Beaux-Arts townhouse at 14-16 East 76th Street is finally over.
But does the 17,000-square-foot mansion have a new owner? Nope.
According to Corcoran’s website, the place is now being listed for $59 million–$14,000,000 more than Read More
On the night of Saturday, June 10, the controversial journalist Celia Farber was holding court at a quiet cocktail party in a roped-off section of the Roosevelt Hotel bar in midtown Manhattan. “What does an animal do when they know they’re going to be killed?” she asked, her voice taut, as a handful of people Read More
For Manhattan’s luxury townhouse watchers, a deal bigger than $45 million is big news, trumping the record-breaking $40 million sale of the Duke Semans mansion.
So it’s no surprise that on May 24, Upper East Side brokers were scratching their heads when city records indicated that the Guccione Mansion had just been sold for a Read More
Bob Guccione is acting like a magazine publisher again.
The cash-strapped founder of Penthouse and Spin is renting the 11th floor of the Forbes Building as the new headquarters for Discover magazine, which he bought in October 2005.
Full press release after the jump.
- Tom McGeveran
BOB GUCCIONE JR. AND DISCOVER Read More
Recently, it seemed that almost every townhouse on the block of East 67th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues was up for grabs.
Last month (yes, now that we’ve moved down to the Flatiron District we don’t get up there as often as we should), The Real Estate strolled the tony Read More
Zestimate This! Penthouse Founder Bob Guccione’s Former Pad At 14-16 East 67th Street.
Yesterday, The Observer looked at Richard Barton’s new project and whether it should worry Manhattan’s elite brokers. But does it even work?
Let’s try Bob Guccione’s former palace. Since the Corcoran brokers involved wish to keep this Read More