Manhattan on the Hudson
In the nomenclature of American popular culture, the subdivision often acts as a kind of emblem of soullessness—a synecdoche for the vapid, homogenous worst of postwar middle-class life. The term conjures images of cheaply made houses that have been designed to appear expensive, with fat colonnades and grand chandeliers suspended in windows over entryways.
Here, Read More
In 2012, Thompson Dean, a co-managing partner of the private equity firm Avista Capital Partners, was offered a price on a Roy Lichtenstein painting that a Gagosian Gallery staffer characterized as so low as to be “cruel and offensive” to the seller. Mr. Dean took the deal, paying $2 million for Girl in Mirror, another version of which had recently sold for more than twice that amount. Now, it seems, the financier has applied his savings to real estate, paying $16.5 million for a condo at 525 Park Avenue that the sellers, David and Connie Littman, bought last year for just $13.85 million.
Dennis Foy is a difficult guy to pin down. A pioneer of New American Cuisine in the late 70’s, he’s spent the last 30 years shuttling between restaurants in New York City and New Jersey. In the late 80’s, he opened Mondrian in midtown (with Tom Colicchio as sous chef), and in the 90’s, he Read More
While the Port Authority is gingerly studying how to beef up Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, Governor Spitzer took a bolder stance during his State of the State address on Wednesday.
“We must have the vision to expand Stewart Airport to become the fourth major airport in the tri-state region and to serve as an Read More
A few years ago, a friend of mine who owns restaurants told me that if he wanted to sell a dish he only had to use adjectives like “green” or “organic.” These days, I would add the phrase “wood-roasted.”
Especially at Beacon, a new midtown restaurant that specializes in open-fire cooking. What they serve is Read More