While everyone was eagle-eyed on the upstairs Astor listing and downstairs Buckley maisonette, David S. Winter was busy taking a shine to the fifth-floor apartment which city records report he purchased for $26 million, with wife Elizabeth, making it the third highest price ever paid in the handsome Candela-designed co-op.
The apartment does not appear Read More
Martin Broughton doesn’t like to take his shoes off. At least not when passing through airport security. The CEO of British Airways recently made headlines publicly deriding the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for demanding excessive security measures from U.K. airport officials, telling the Financial Times, “America does not do internally a Read More
John R. “Rick” MacArthur has expensive taste in difficult causes. In 1980, the Harper’s publisher persuaded his father to save the magazine and has been bailing it out ever since. Now, he just dropped $5.05 million on a major fixer-upper on Central Park West.
Mr. MacArthur, a journalist and heir to his father’s business empire, almost Read More
Just when we thought Conan was getting all the attention again, late night host Jimmy Fallon brings the camera back to himself with a real estate curveball.
In 2006, the SNL-alum and Brooklyn native, who is married to producer Nancy Juvonen, listed two seventh-floor apartments at the oldest New York City co-op Read More
Ports1961 CEO Fiona Cibani recently told an interviewer of her rejuvenation of the classic clothing brand: “Understated embellishment is what we’re all about.” Apparently, the fashion executive and her husband, Alfred K.T. Chan, a Chinese retailing giant who has owned the Ports1961 brand since 1989, extend their tastes for the understated but embellished beyond sharply Read More
Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover confirmed that, in spite of his denials, Zach Galifianakis did indeed light up a marijuana joint on the set of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Hoover discussed the questionable doobie on Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“If you’ve been to a rock concert you know Read More
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann donated a total of $7,200 to three different Democrats prior to Tuesday’s election. NBC, like many other news organizations, has a policy against its employees making political contributions.
Olbermann gave $2,400 apiece, the maximum allowable by law, to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and to Kentucky Senate Read More
Billionaire Boys Club
On Oct. 28, Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets, threw a lavish launch party in Chelsea to celebrate the arrival of Snob magazine in New York. The event was complete with foie gras and a performance by jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson. Some have criticized Prokhorov for bringing a Russian-language Read More
when republicans attack
This morning at the New York Public Library, residential developers Henry Elghanayan, Thomas Shapiro and Douglas Yearley Jr. sat on a panel about the housing market with Bloomberg reporter Prashant Gopal.
As his last question, Mr. Gopal asked the panel how the midterm elections were going to affect the commercial real estate business.
“I’m actually Read More
In August the Post reported that the planned union of two high-floor units at 25 Columbus Circle was broken off before it could ever be consummated. The article disclosed that venture capitalist Douglas Von Allmen, a hedge fund financier and victim of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, sold his 3,500-square-foot duplex on the Read More