Yvette Clarke may have played up the female angle in last year’s congressional election, but that was nothing compared to this.
From a piece on Clarke in The Hill:
Clarke isn’t your typical half-lost, conservatively dressed freshman. More runway than House floor, upon arriving at lunch she unwraps a thick, multicolored Read More
John Ruskin, the English art critic, never consummated his marriage because on his wedding night, he discovered with revulsion that his wife’s pubis did not present the smooth, polished surface of a Greek statue, but was instead covered with hair. Ho ho ho, we laugh, those sick Victorians, while our sons and daughters shave themselves Read More
5 East 64th Street.
In 2005, six Manhattan townhouses sold for over $20 million, with one of the most notable being the former home of the late Gianni Versace, at 5 East 64th Street.
Last September, The Observer reported that investor Thomas Sandell had purchased the five-story mansion for $30 million, through a Read More
For 17 years, the neo-Federal townhouse at 54 East 64th Street served as the headquarters for this publication. Since being sold about a year ago, the 25-foot-wide building took on another form. After the old newspapers got tossed, and the well-worn, ink-stained rugs were hauled out, the decorators arrived. And they came full-stocked Read More
Battery Park City is nice, but Williamsburg is … Schaefer! Michael Calderone takes a look at Schaefer Landing, 55 Berry Street, and all the other new developments that are transforming the Brooklyn waterfront into Battery Park City. Second item: He reveals the identity of the man who spent $32 million to buy Gianni Versace’s Read More
Most people think it all started with Madonna. It was subtle: She’d take the stage at an awards show, and before the clapping even died down you could hear it: “Thank kyeew . Thank kyeeew .” Suddenly she wasn’t some naughty Catholic girl from the Motor City. She sounded sort of … continental. All proper, Read More
It was the party of the season, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Dec. 8 Costume Institute ball in celebration of its Gianni Versace retrospective, and Frank Monte was in the building. With his feather boa-clad fiancée, Justine Ski, wrapped around him, his skin glowing and taut as mylar (the result of a recent face lift), Read More
When you enter the Gianni Versace exhibition in the lower depths of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, what you find conspicuously inscribed on the walls of the show are a number of quotations from Marcel Proust’s great novel, Remembrance of Things Past. One of them declares that “What artists call posterity is the Read More