What would happen to New York’s tech scene if Facebook expanded its activities here and started hiring engineers?
So far, the Palo Alto-based social networking juggernaut has limited its New York presence to an advertising office, but some local techies have been hearing recently that a more robust operation, one that would employ developers, could Read More
Barely two weeks ago, The Observer wrote about Sheridan Mitchell Lorenz (daughter of Texas natural-gas billionaire George Mitchell), Alice R. Gottesman (daughter of Warren Buffett’s billionaire friend David Gottesman) and Roy Judelson (son of Gulf & Western co-founder David Judelson) all buying new Manhattan real estate. And who could forget January’s news that Hummer Read More
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone did creative things all the time and got rich, enlightened and satisfied in the process? Richard Florida certainly thinks so.
Mr. Florida, a public-policy professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has managed to create a lifestyle brand name from the self-evident idea that post-industrial economies need imaginative, intelligent Read More