David Rockefeller Jr. will fetch the coffee himself. He’s happy to. He buys coffee almost every morning from the stand on the corner outside his Upper East Side townhouse. He’s delighted to find that there were also pumpkin muffins for sale that morning—“They’re seasonal!”—and he cuts them carefully into quarters for anyone counting calories.
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This fall, Park Avenue museum the Asia Society is opening an unlikely blockbuster. For the first time, the institution, founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1956, is saluting a single artist, who is far from a household name yet something of a cult: Yoshitomo Nara. With his intriguing cartoonlike children and animals, often shown furious Read More
The Museum of the City of New York has decided to quietly dispose of its Rockefeller Rooms to make way for a modernisation of its Fifth Avenue building, The Art Newspaper reports. For 70 years, the two period rooms from the Manhattan townhouse of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller have been the museum’s Read More
Crain’s has big news this afternoon: The old Koeppel family is selling the 31-story Standard Oil Building, built by John D. Rockefeller at Broadway and Beaver Street in 1922 and 1923.
The asking price for 26 Broadway has not been revealed, but downtown office buildings are selling Read More
Last month, whispers that the sprawling triplex belonging to the late Laurance Rockefeller at 834 Fifth Avenue was making its way onto the market fluttered through Manhattan’s high-stakes real-estate circles, with the prospects of a record-setting asking price starting a race among an elite pack of Upper East Side brokers eager to catch the coveted Read More
One of the most exclusive apartments in Manhattan will soon hit the market—and brokers are waiting with bated breath for what they think will be Manhattan’s next record-breaking sale.
The opulent co-op of the late Laurance Rockefeller at 834 Fifth Avenue, one of the city’s poshest buildings, is about to be listed, according to real-estate Read More
It was more than a little disturbing to discover last week that City Comptroller William Thompson, the man in charge of the city’s finances and manager of $80 billion in pension funds, has been unable, or unwilling, to keep accurate financial records of his own campaign contributions. Either Mr. Thompson is hiding something, or he’s Read More
It’ll never be the same again. The phrase is repeated by people who want to build it back just like it was. The “it” in question is not defined with any precision, and may include everything from rebuilding the two vanished, depressing, oblong sentries that, until September, ominously defined the lower Manhattan skyline, to the Read More
I live on Hudson Street, north of Canal, pretty much in the exact spot where Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities back in the 1960′s. The morning of Sept. 11-the morning that may change forever how Ms. Jacobs’ title resonates-a New York Post photographer and I scrambled onto Read More