As we sluggishly drag our feet through the first few days of 2013, it is comforting to see evidence that as much as some things have changed, other things remain the same. The residential divide between Uptown and Downtown has all but been erased and the Manhattan/Brooklyn hierarchy turned on its head, but Republican diplomats still prefer the rarefied precincts of Park Avenue.
Reuben Jeffery III, the former Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs appointed by George W. Bush and wife Robin have purchased a floor-through at 620 Park Avenue, according to city records.
Libor-ated: The U.S. Department of Justice is building criminal cases against financial institutions and individuals involved in the manipulation of interbank lending rates, according to The New York Times. Deutsche Bank agreed to cooperate with the European Commission’s Libor investigation, reports Der Spiegel. Prosecutors in New York, Connecticut, Florida and Massachusetts are looking Read More
HBO has apologized after a scene in Game of Thrones featuring the disembodied head of George W. Bush on a pike was uncovered. HBO told the website io9: “We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste”; the scene will be removed from future releases Read More
Someone finally wrote the story that’s been the talk of baseball and banking circles ever since Guggenheim Partners CEO Mark Walter (over)paid $2.175 billion for the Dodgers in April: That what was good for the McCourts of Los Angeles might be even better for the Steinbrenners of Tampa. Indeed, the Daily News posits that Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, August 24
What better way to kick off a late-summer festival in celebration of extraordinary athleticism than with the sweatiest, most athletic music act in the game? Girl Talk (né Gregg Gillis), the Pittsburgh D.J. whose mixes mash together classic rap with ultra-current pop and whose concerts could very well Read More
In 2004, former mayor Ed Koch committed an act of Democratic treason and endorsed George W. Bush in his re-election bid against John Kerry. In Koch’s estimation, Bush could be counted on to keep the country safe, and that pre-empted any concerns about their domestic policies.
In an email to his mailing list this afternoon, Read More
Lady Catarina Pietra Toumei — a woman who attempted to swindle the Bushes and the Guggenheims out of billions in cash, bonds and goods — is not the first to don a fake title to climb the social ladder. Rather, she’s just the latest to practice the great American tradition of aristocratic fabulism, a Old Read More
George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points landed in stores last November to the requisite curiosity and instant relaying of anything relatively juicy. But Decision Points was never looked at as a book – even Michiko Kakutani, in The New York Times, barely addressed the prose styles of our former commander in chief. Perhaps Read More
Decision Points, President George W. Bush’s hotly anticipated memoir, will hit bookstores tomorrow. If the leaked anecdotes are any indication, this thing’s going to be quite the page-turner! But even if it’s chock full of juicy tidbits that rival W.’s Kanye-hating, there’s no surefire way of telling just how many copies the Read More
In anticipation of the Nov. 9 release of his memoir Decision Points, George W. Bush will sit down with Matt Lauer for a prime-time news special this Monday to talk over the experiences relayed in the book. In the excerpts released yesterday in a press release, the NBC anchor grilled the ex-head of Read More