“This is insane…it’s like a Fellini film,” The Observer overheard one guest murmur as we arrived at the Southampton Hospital gala last Saturday evening. The theme of the evening was Grand Prix Monaco, though many of the high-paying donors didn’t seem to have gotten the memo—or known what it meant, perhaps. Women wore colorful dresses in every conceivable hue and style, while the men ranged from casual checkered shirts to top hats and tails.
Though this was a charity event, there was a measure of self-interest on the part of the attendees: after all, the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department of Southampton Hospital is the only emergency room facility for 50 miles. As opposed to say, giving money to Haiti, this was clearly a cause that could potentially affect donors directly.
“This benefit is considered sort of the social benefit of the season,” gala chair Laura Lofaro Freeman told The Observer. “It’s really to update and upgrade the equipment in the emergency room, make sure it’s cutting-edge…et cetera.”
There may be a happy ending, or a mostly happy ending, to the long and odd story of 11 East 74th Street, the six-floor, seven-bedroom, walnut-paneled mansion that was supposed to be auctioned off this Thursday.
According to listing brokers Rachel Koenig and Read More
The story of 11 East 74th Street is the story of the new New York, or at least that slice of Manhattan where the townhouses come with six stories, seven bedrooms, walnut paneling, and marble-saturated bathrooms. In 2006, a family of developers named the Rinzlers paid $11,230,700 for the house, and a year later Read More
A cool $35 million piece of property drops to $20.95 million awfully quickly these days.
A six-story, seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom, walnut-paneled, chandeliered townhouse at 11 East 74th Street was put on the market for $35 million in August 2007, even though it had sold for $11,230,700 only a year and a half earlier. According to Read More
Pretty in pink
The bidding for Bob Guccione’s grand and gaudy and gorgeous Beaux-Arts townhouse at 14-16 East 76th Street is finally over.
But does the 17,000-square-foot mansion have a new owner? Nope.
According to Corcoran’s website, the place is now being listed for $59 million–$14,000,000 more than the Read More