The swans in Town Pond paddled on serenely, unfazed by the crowds filing up James Lane toward Guild Hall. The birds, evidently, are accustomed to such revelry. The event, last Saturday, was a celebration of Richard Prince’s exhibition “Covering Pollock,” currently on display at the Hall’s gallery. The work, Mr. Prince’s latest, consists of black-and-white photographs of Jackson Pollock obscured by images of models, ’80s punk stars and various forms of old-school erotica. Inside, groups of curious viewers—some of them peering over their spectacles at the prints—made polite banter about the graphic images.
Liquor heir Matthew Bronfman paid $3 million in 1994 for his old townhouse on East 67th Street, and sold the place this year for $33 million.
According to a deed filed today in city records, he closed last month on the townhouse’s replacement, a 14-room co-op at 998 Fifth Avenue. He paid $18 million, Read More
The summer is typically a time when news slows down to a snail’s pace. People (including reporters) split for the beach and opt for the latest Pat Conroy novel rather than a daily read of the newspaper.
But from the standpoint of Manhattan residential real estate, the summer of 2007 was one of the Read More
Location: As an heir to the Bronfman family’s Seagram liquor fortune, you could kick back on an island somewhere for the rest of your life. Why go into real estate?
Bronfman: Real estate is very creative, it’s very exciting, it’s challenging—it defines skylines. It’s very interesting; there’s a lot of stuff that goes into Read More
You’d hardly think that a relatively small Jewish philanthropic organization could be worth all the fuss.
But for two American-Jewish dynasties who covet control of the World Jewish Congress, the Bronfmans and the Lauders, Monday, May 7, will go down as the day that saw one family’s ambitions collapse in a heap, while another’s Read More
Following months of turmoil, Seagram’s heir Edgar Bronfman Sr. has stepped down as president of the World Jewish Congress, a post he occupied for nearly 30 years, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports.
In March, following a prolonged investigation into the organization’s activities by the New York State Attorney General’s office, Mr. Bronfman Read More
The World Jewish Congress, the influential Jewish organization headed by billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr., has been on the brink of self-destruction for several years. Since 2004, when allegations of financial mismanagement by one of the organization’s most venerable leaders sparked an investigation by the New York Attorney General, the organization has been plagued by internal Read More
When Woody Allen put his massive East 92nd Street townhouse on the market for the ungodly sum of $27 million two weeks ago, he was throwing a Hail Mary pass in an arena that hasn’t been particularly kind to trophy properties recently.
In the last two months, Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. took his $40 Read More
Manhattan socialites will soon have one more fabulous address to scratch out of their black books: Susan Burden, widow of the businessman, politician and Vanderbilt heir Carter Burden, has put her stately 11-room co-op at 1020 Fifth Avenue on the market for $23.5 million.
The apartment was famously redone in the 1980′s by elite design Read More
Just weeks after his nephew Edgar Bronfman Jr. incensed company employees by posing for The New York Times inside his $4.4 million (plus three years’ worth of renovations) town house at 15 East 64th Street, Seagram Company Ltd. co-chairman Charles Bronfman has signed a contract to pay close to $18 million for a duplex penthouse Read More