Lost in Translation
Shape France is bidding adieu after only one year, the Post reports.
The magazine was largely translated material and never got a foothold in the French market. It only sold 28,000 copies and didn’t get much amour from advertisers, according to the Post.
“The international market, based on the economy, is very challenging, especially in France,” a spokesperson for parent company American Media International told the Post, confirming that the current issue of Shape France will be le fin.
The New York Post has an item today about a seemingly unimportant rich person who lives in the East Village. The reason for his inclusion in the standard-bearing gossip column is less due to his own exploits — though he is, like, a millionaire or something — and more to his girlfriend’s. Her Read More
The Federal Reserve’s $3.3 trillion in bailout maneuvering during the past three years of financial apocalypse has been complicated, and so it’s difficult to isolate one particular “winner” from the many, many institutions who benefited from the central bank’s largesse. But let’s give it a shot anyway.
According to Bloomberg, “Bank of America Read More
This weekend found President Obama hitting every Sunday TV talk show to talk up health care policy. For some environmental advocates, this focus deepened their concern that the United States would lose this moment and punt on climate policy. However, take heart, this week the U.N.’s climate summit begins in New York and the President Read More
Wowza! Apparently they buy buildings in Paris too.
Naturally, it’s a bunch of burly American I-bankers who made the biggest single-asset deal in European history.
Lehman Brothers has purchased Coeur Defense, a series of five buildings, from Goldman Sachs for 2.11 billion euros, or $2.8 billion U.S. dollars. It’s a record for the overseas bunch. Read More
My people came to this country in the ten years either side of 1900. They were afraid of the pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, they came from Poland, Bukovina, Bialystok, to Brooklyn and the Lower East Side.
Some day someone should make a Schindler’s List-like movie of the guy who helped bring us Read More
The Castle in the Forest, by Norman Mailer. Random House, 477 pages, $27.95.
Norman Mailer’s first novel in over 10 years has a couple of big surprises right off the bat. One is physical, the other spiritual. As to the first, the welterweight from Brooklyn turns 84 at the end of the month; you lift Read More
Cushman & Wakefield, one of the biggest commercial brokerages in New York City, has called a press conference at 10:30 on Tuesday morning at the Rainbow Room. A spokesperson for the brokerage told The Real Estate that “big news” would be announced, possibly involving a merger or acquisition.
Will this press conference have Read More