First came the mumps, now the measles? Read More
Internet provocateur Casey Neistat decided to make the most out of the snowstorm and snowboarded his way down Manhattan’s streets. Read More
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Ehab Elsayed or Mohamed Elkholy or Mohamed Elsayed (the list of names is probably longer) has accumulated $300,000 in unpaid fines for various violations. Read More
Borough President Gale Brewer has had it up to here with chain stores in Manhattan.
“We have the chain stores. I hate to say this, but if I see one more 7-Eleven, I’m going to throw up,” Ms. Brewer quipped this morning.
A man walks into a [bubble] bar… Read More
The victim, who was seen bleeding from his cheek, nose and eye, collapsed on the ground before being taken by ambulance to Weill Cornell Hospital where he was treated for head trauma. Read More
The architect Armand Phillip Bartos, who died in 2005, is perhaps most famous for having designed The Shrine of the Book, a futuristic wing of Jerusalem’s Israel Museum that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and from a distance vaguely resembles an enormous nipple. But we suspect it was sweat from another man’s brow that allowed him to purchase a 17th-floor co-op at 778 Park Avenue—a building designed by the incomparable Rosario Candela. Having divorced his first wife, Mr. Bartos married Celeste Gottesman, heiress to the fortune her father Samuel Gottesman amassed by way of pulp paper and high finance. It was Mr. Gottesman, too, who supplied funding for the construction of The Shrine of the Book.
The most recent benefactors of his success, however, are Adam Bartos and Jonathan Altman—Armand’s son and stepson. The pair have just sold the unit for $18 million on behalf of the Estate of Celeste Bartos, according to city records. (Ms. Bartos, an active philanthropist and patron of the arts, died last January.)
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Herbert Waichman, a founding partner of the national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, knows a thing or two about bumps and bruises. A personal injury attorney of long standing, Mr. Waichman butters his bread with the stuff of accidents, negligence and recklessness. Earlier this year, however, Mr. Waichman stood accused of injury-expertise of another kind, when his former secretary testified in Nassau County Court that Mr. Waichman had emailed her pornographic material and threatened to correct her “bad girl” behavior with a whip, which, she said, he kept in his office. (The allegations arose in the context of a lawsuit filed by Mr. Waichman against one-time colleagues for client poaching.)
But if the lawyer did harbor a crime and punishment-variety fetish, is it any wonder that he brought it to work? Fetish Fortress is all the way in Chinatown! And Mr. Waichman is based on the Upper West Side. Perhaps the sale of his townhouse at 163 West 95th Street for $4.6 million, which recently appeared in city records, indicates plans for a southern migration? Alas, the Columbus Avenue address listed on the deed suggests that Mr. Waichman will be staying local.
Clearly, Christian Candy—one half of uber-posh London development duo Candy & Candy—was not deterred from flashy New York real estate investments by brother Nick’s recent scuffle over a pair of apartments at One57. Mr. Candy—that is, Christian—has closed on the 104-year-old Morris Mansion at 19 East 70th Street, The New York Times reports. At $35 million, the sale was (shocker!), the biggest deal of the week.