The Eight-Day Week
Mogul Edgar Bronfman is launching his book The Bronfman Haggadah, with illustrations by his wife, artist Jan Aronson, at The Four Seasons Restaurant. Published by Rizzoli, the haggadah—a Jewish text that sets the order of the Passover seder—sold out before the publication date in February and has since gone back to press to print more Read More
“With friends like you, who needs relatives?” quipped Alex von Bidder, co-owner of the illustrious Four Seasons restaurant, after enduring a rollicking tongue-lashing on Tuesday night, May 5, from such luminaries as Pete Peterson, Martha Stewart and Liz Smith.
Hotelier Jonathan Tisch and restaurateur Drew Nieporent also piled on, during a Friars Club-style roast of Read More
In April, when Leslie and Brian Brille, the global head of investment banking for Bank of America, put their East 69th Street mansion on the market for $32 million, only three years after they bought it from Jim Henson’s estate for $12.4 million, this reporter wondered about fickleness.
“He decided,” broker Read More
It’s hard not to be both awed and annoyed that Seagram liquor heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. bought his East 64th Street townhouse in 1994 for $4.375 million, and sold it to his Warner Music Group colleague Len Blavatnik, the oil magnate, for $50 million last October. Not considering the cost of his four-year gut job, Read More
The summer is typically a time when news slows down to a snail’s pace. People (including reporters) split for the beach and opt for the latest Pat Conroy novel rather than a daily read of the newspaper.
But from the standpoint of Manhattan residential real estate, the summer of 2007 was one of the Read More
Somewhere in the Upper East Side’s hallowed collective psyche is the unspoken, un-logical understanding that it has become possible, even desirable or ethical, to pay $50 million for a roof over your head.
First the Harkness Mansion on East 75th Street sold last year for $53 million; then, this year, two spreads at the Read More
You’d hardly think that a relatively small Jewish philanthropic organization could be worth all the fuss.
But for two American-Jewish dynasties who covet control of the World Jewish Congress, the Bronfmans and the Lauders, Monday, May 7, will go down as the day that saw one family’s ambitions collapse in a heap, while another’s Read More
Following months of turmoil, Seagram’s heir Edgar Bronfman Sr. has stepped down as president of the World Jewish Congress, a post he occupied for nearly 30 years, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports.
In March, following a prolonged investigation into the organization’s activities by the New York State Attorney General’s office, Mr. Bronfman fired Read More
Manhattan’s rich and famous are once again fighting-and ponying up-to live in the city’s most prestigious addresses. The penthouse apartment at 1 Beacon Court, the much-ballyhooed Cesar Pelli –designed residential tower rising some 50 stories above the Bloomberg L.P. headquarters at 58th Street and Lexington Avenue, has gone to contract for $27 million-$1 million more Read More
Matthew Bronfman is getting serious about selling his ornate, 25-foot-wide townhouse at 7 East 67th Street, and has just knocked $3 million off the asking price. The five-story residence first listed in August 2002 for $27 million, and now the Seagram heir and brother of Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. (who had been listing Read More