“Life is such a fucking disaster,” a prominent New York hedge fund manager said recently. “We all live in some kind of world we create for ourselves. And I think that what happened is that built into that world were very enlarged expectations about what life was going to be. There’s been this Read More
Billion-dollar building transactions once seemed so commonplace in Manhattan that the industry nearly forgot the enormity of the number in question. Another $1 billion? Big whoop! The blasé attitude of brokers, buyers, and sellers was understandable. Financing was as easy to find as a steak lover at a Real Estate Board function.
“Eighteen months Read More
One summer, I was going through my cell contacts, trying to background-check this adorable doe-eyed L.A. wannabe screenwriter—call him Charlie Hollywood—I’d met in Chelsea. We had a weeklong fling while he was in town that ended with him inviting me for another tryst on his home turf. It sounded tempting: Neither one of us was Read More