On Tuesday, Sept. 14, this reporter received a transatlantic phone call from a Cypriot investor. Harris Stasis was following up on an email alerting The Observer to a squatter’s rights struggle. And while such headaches are no novel nuisance in New York City, this one cited designer Rachel Roy, ex-wife of hip-hop mogul Damon Dash, Read More
Manhattan Transfers Cheat Sheet
-Real Estate mogul Aby Rosen‘s opulent townhouse at 22 East 71st Street, formerly the galleries of crooked art dealer Lawrence Salander and infamous for its $75 million 2008 pricetag, was pricechopped to $59 million early this summer. Now, according to Streeteasy, it’s listed as ”No Longer Available” and the Sotheby’s listing with Serena Read More
You can spend hours at 172 Duane Street, in Tribeca, and still have no clue what’s going on here. People come and go at all hours. A thick cloud of pot smoke makes you think you’ve wandered into a building on fire with a stereo cranked at full blast. Sometimes the four-story warehouse is a Read More
Sources say Anna Wintour, whose contract with Vogue will expire soon, is "thinking of retiring. She feels she’s done it all and had enough." [P6]
Damon Dash is claiming that a feud between rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West was caused by Jay-Z’s refusal to "knight" Mr. West onstage with a "gleaming chain." Read More
After a two month trial, designer Anand Jon was found guilty of sexually assaulting seven aspiring models, the youngest of whom was 14. [LA Times]
Billionaire Ron Perelman and ex-wife Patricia Duff will return to court next month, this time to discuss the order of protection daughter Caleigh filed against her mother Read More
Eastern Savings Bank is suing hip-hop mogul Damon Dash for money he owes on his two Tribeca apartments; he reportedly hasn’t paid his $78,000 per month mortgage since January. [
Top Chef is filming tonight at Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin on West 51st Street. [Eater]
Actor Orlando Bloom made out with his on-again Read More
Bringing Duchess Back
From time to time, particularly when running a few clicks behind schedule, The Transom likes to roll boldly onto a scene and not get caught up with the fine print of a press release. There is a certain “let the freedom bell ring!” sensation that comes with firing off questions willy-nilly based Read More
PARK CITY, UTAH—“There’s all this public kind of side, and then there are the films,” said Kevin Bacon of the Sundance Film Festival. “I think the spirit of the festival really still kind of exists.”
The 48-year-old actor was in Park City with his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, for more of a “public” purpose, promoting his Read More
Hip-hop and streetwear mogul Damon Dash is getting into the real-estate business. He wants to rent out his apartment in Tribeca’s Sugar House lofts for $18,000 a month. Just a few days ago, the price was $20,000.
When Mr. Dash purchased the 2,888-square-foot Laight Street triplex for $1.775 million in Read More
“I’m a little too short and brunette for this party,” shrieked Rachel Felder, a middle-aged writer.
She wasn’t wrong.
Hopefully she wasn’t hypoglycemic: the drink of choice was sugary champagne, imbibed through straws. “It’s awful. Frown!” said a woman before her second sip.
They were crushed into the Garden of Ono the other Read More