In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the Gobelins manufactory wove tapestries for Louis XIV, the absolutist French ruler, who espoused the theory of the divine right of kings. According to that theory, dauphins were not merely born lucky onto plush velvet thrones of ungodly wealth and power. No, they actually carried the mark, Read More
“Ladies and gentlemen, let it rock!” charismatic restaurateur Julian Niccolini announced as sultry singer Diego Garcia kicked off a special live performance at the Four Seasons on Thursday, April 30.
The occassion was Mr. Niccolini’s birthday—his 21st, if you believe the winking invite.
“Fifty-six, actually,” noted the irreverent impresario, dressed dapperly as ever in a Read More
By the time the British skyscraper developer Howard Ronson died last year, he’d paid $22.95 million to buy up a 32-room spread in an epic 19th-century townhouse on Fifth Avenue (called the Berwind Mansion, after the wartime coal magnate who built it). Eleven months later, his estate added an $11 million unit there–leaving only Read More
Location: What’s the bigger accomplishment: The underdog New York Giants beating the undefeated New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl? Or, New York’s tourism industry rebounding after 9/11?
Mr. Tisch: I would say, for different constituencies, the accomplishments are about the same, and, actually, some of the lessons are the same. The lessons Read More
Jonathan Tisch, your New York Giants just won the Super Bowl! What are you going to do now?
"It’s time to move on," Mr. Tisch told the Times on Sunday, announcing that he’s stepping down as chairman of NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency.
The 54-year-old co-owner of the Read More
The opulent Upper East Side duplex owned by Tyco International that had been home to its former chief executive, L. Dennis Kozlowski, has gone to contract, according to a real-estate source familiar with the proceedings. The apartment, in the exclusive limestone co-op at 950 Fifth Avenue, carried a $24.95 million asking price and was being Read More
Speaking to a packed ballroom of droopy-eyed business leaders in the New York Hilton on Mar. 16, Crain’s New York Business publisher Alair Townsend issued a stern warning to potential hecklers at her magazine’s breakfast forum on the proposed West Side stadium for the New York Jets.
“Scattered around this room are many plainclothes security Read More
In search of a lift for the city’s sinking economy and morale, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is staging an extraordinarily lavish series of events designed to persuade Democratic National Committee officials to bring their 2004 convention to New York.
Mr. Bloomberg has also enlisted the help of a transplanted New Yorker-Bill Clinton-who has recorded a video Read More
OUT-OF-THE-BLUE $10M OFFER: IT’S HOW HOUSES SELL TODAY On the day after Thanksgiving in 1992, Michael Sokol, 58, president of Marcorp Sales Inc., a textile company, and his wife, Susan Sokol, president of Pamela Dennis, a fashion company, walked into architect Peter Cook’s Southampton office. They had come to discuss plans for a house they Read More