The Neverending Story
Things are looking up, up, up at the World Trade Center—not even Hurricane Irene could slow down preparations for 9/11—but who ever imagined it could go from tragedy to punch line? That’s what Michael Gross, who has avoided the site for years, finds in his monthly Crain’s column.
Newsweek economics editor Dan Gross is leaving the magazine for Yahoo, according to Joe Pompeo. Mr. Gross, formerly of The New York Times and currently a columnist for Slate, will likely be edting Yahoo’s Finance page. He follows the most recent departures, Newsweek editorial director Mark Miller, Gabriel Snyder and Geoff Reiss, Read More
Former Interview editor Glenn O’Brien has been tapped to edit the written content of Bergdorf Goodman’s magazine, taking over for author Michael Gross, who worked on the quarterly for seven years.
“I think it maybe won’t be so Upper East Side,” Mr. O’Brien told us this morning. “It will be more cosmopolitan.”
Mr. Read More
When Michael Gross’ unauthorized account of the Met came out this spring, the author’s provocative approach looked like a potential obstacle to the book’s success: as the Observer‘s Reid Pillifant reported, society connections seemed to be keeping it out of the NYPL, and The Times didn’t review it for Read More
The Four Seasons Restaurant knows how to keep the party going. On Wednesday, July 15th, the NYC landmark feted its 50th birthday again, this time with the Guggenheim Museum, also celebrating its 50th.
Guests, including Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and author Michael Gross, sipped champagne and snacked on rabbit sausage and sushi before dinner, in Read More
What a difference a week makes!
On Sunday, The New York Times finally reviewed Rogues’ Gallery, Michael Gross’s two-month-old, unauthorized exposé about the famous people behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The review came just days after the book began appearing in the New York Public Library system, erasing Mr. Gross’s concerns that the two Read More
When literary agent Richard Curtis and his wife, Leslie, heard about journalist Michael Gross’ unauthorized Metropolitan Museum exposé Rogues’ Gallery, they wanted to check it out. Literally! So they searched the online catalog of the New York Public Library. But the book wasn’t listed. Then they called the library and got “kind of a vague Read More
“It was an exercise in sucking up hostility, being called names, being hung up on,” author Michael Gross said of Rogues’ Gallery, his unauthorized and rather provocative history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“I had never encountered hostility on that level—hostility so organized. It was daunting, it put a dent in me,” the 56-year-old Read More
As if it weren’t already hard to navigate the elite little world of Manhattan’s quiet mega-listings—that parallel universe where massively expensive trophies come on the market without actually coming on the market—there was an odd dust-up this week between lordly broker Edward Lee Cave and the writer Michael Gross.
Mr. Gross had reported Read More
After a 17-year stay, journalist Michael Gross has fled Greenwich Village, selling his parlor-floor apartment at 69 Washington Place. According to city records, hip-hop D.J. Mark Ronson paid $1.8 million for the six-room place.
Mr. Gross wrote last October’s 740 Park, a lip-smacking 562-page biography of the Upper East Side’s supreme co-op.
“I was infected Read More