off the record
“This isn’t my real work,” photojournalist Harry Benson told Off the Record, gesturing at a wall of his photographs.
He was surrounded by intimate candids of bold-face names, taken over the course of his 40-year career at magazines like Life and Vanity Fair. All together they tell a colorful history of New York society, but he’d rather be known for his photographs of U.S. presidents.
At the opening of the 55th Winter Antiques Show Thursday evening at the Park Avenue Armory, Martha Stewart was there to shop. Surrounded by a flurry of admirers, she diligently inspected all the goods, clearly more interested in the hunt than schmoozing. "I’ve been coming here for 25 years," said Ms. Stewart. "I’ve bought here Read More
For 11 years, I have stared out my front windows at the most mysterious mansion in New York: 124 East 80th Street, until April 11 the home of Mohammed Al-Douri, the now-ousted Iraqi ambassador to the U.N. These days, the block trembles with reverberations of that historic eviction. People are still talking about the Last Read More