Brokerage firm Colliers International has been named the exclusive leasing agent for 245 Fifth Avenue, a Midtown South building co-owned by The Moinian Group and Thor Equities.
The 303,000-square-foot Class A building has received pre-build improvements to its mid-level and tower floors, which will have an added emphasis on high-end finishes and glass front offices, the company said in a press release. Sizes for those floors range from 2,000 to 9,000 square feet.
Truth is almost always stranger than fiction, but rarely scarier. This is certainly the case with The Devil’s Double, a deeply alarming film about the tormented life of Latif Yahia, the Iraqi Army lieutenant who looked so much like Saddam Hussein’s son Uday that he was summoned to Baghdad in the days leading up to Read More
Last month, Michael Thomas went to see his doctor for a routine checkup. At the end, he joked that the biggest problem he was having these days was finding the damn thing.
“It’s actually a real problem,” he explained, on a recent afternoon at his loft in Dumbo.
He had made himself comfortable Read More
You’re Not Clever
To the Editor:
Re the headline “Hillary’s Chest Gets Bigger as ’08 Gets Closer” [Ben Smith and Jessica Bruder, Oct. 24]: What a cheap, cheap shot. What were you thinking? What decade—heck, what century?—are you all living in that you don’t see how this reflects upon you as journalists? How inappropriately sexist Read More
To the Editor:
Ron Rosenbaum’s “Larry David, Have You Jumped the Whitefish? A New Fan’s Lament” piece [The Edgy Enthusiast, Oct. 17] was right on the money—very funny and insightful. What I liked even more about it was that it wasn’t a cheap-shots free-for-all; it was constructive criticism of the show and actually reverent of Read More
Jack: Straight from the Gut, by Jack Welch (with John A. Byrne). Warner Business Books, 479 pages, $29.95.
This is a pretty interesting book, though not as a business or how-to manual in quasi-autobiographical clothing. Don’t buy this book thinking it will turn you into a demon C.E.O.; it might, but most probably won’t-any more Read More
I rarely go on press junkets, not because I fear they might compromise my journalistic integrity, but because I never get invited. And when I have gone-for example, to the Caribbean a couple of times years ago-my hosts have had the audacity to expect me to spend precious tanning time visiting hotel properties. However, when Read More
I was brought up to believe that exchanging piss with a skunk is generally unproductive, but I find myself in a situation that deserves some comment. A few weeks back, this space mentioned a new guidebook to the Hamptons . (I employ italics to signify words that clearly mean different things to different people.) This Read More