CB Richard Ellis in a new report declares London’s West End and Moscow the world’s most expensive office markets, according to occupancy costs for the 12 months ending Sept. 30. Among the 50 office markets ranked by cost in the report, New York doesn’t make an appearance until No. 15: Midtown, with occupancy costs of Read More
Doğan Perese and Sarah Mascareñas
Met: Sept. 6, 2005
Engaged: March 10, 2006
Projected Wedding Date: Oct. 22, 2006
When Sarah Mascareñas, a blond, blue-eyed bombshell Yalie (yes, they do exist), first walked into the law offices of Cravath, Swaine and Moore, where she was starting as an associate attorney, she was prepared for a Read More
Skip the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré for shopping, and New York, too. The newest stop on the gilt-edged global shopping circuit for art and antiques is Moscow. There’s even an entire new shopping center, a direct copy of Manhasset, heavily spiced with triple-A luxury brands like Fendi furs, Ferraris and John Galliano dicey togs. Read More
It’s been a while since anybody picked up the shrinking alt-alt weekly, but the Sun has news today that the current regime at the New York Press has been replaced by my friend and Ditmas Park neighbor Harry Siegel, an occasional Observer columnist.
The Press, if you’ve read it in the Read More
OK, we’ll admit that we haven’t actually read through that IOC report yet. The objective observers of this occult process, like AP, are calling it a win for Paris, with London in second place.
The bookies are writing off everybody but Paris and London. And everybody but Paris is spinning like Read More
On the southeast corner of Third Avenue and Ninth Street:
Through a glass door and up a dingy flight of concrete stairs and you’re at Village Yokocho, a hidden Japanese restaurant. Red paper lanterns hang from a blue cloudy ceiling. Long lines of patrons trail down the stairs-those in the know will walk directly past Read More
Never underestimate the fortitude of the middle classes of England. Though they appear to be half-dead, they stoically endure. In their innately repressed way, they survive by bloodlessly appearing to have no emotion. Emotion frightens the horses. You must deduce what the reticent middle-class Englishman is thinking from what he doesn’t say. Should a massive Read More
Richard Chamberlain is spending the month of July in the Norman Rockwell setting of Stockbridge, Mass., where the Berkshire Theatre Festival, one of America’s most famous summer-stock companies, is celebrating its 75th year, and television’s once-hunky Dr. Kildare is celebrating a few things himself. In his personal life, he is nearing 70 and currently the Read More
“What’s this I’ve just eaten?” one of my friends asked the young waiter, pointing to the shards of a pastry turnover becalmed on the remains of a mysterious sauce.
“Ghujjia,” he replied promptly.
“You aren’t from India, are you?” my friend asked.
“Are there any Indian restaurants in Moscow?”
On a Saturday night in May, Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi were drinking Pepsi and smoking American Spirits in a one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise near Times Square. They took turns leaning over a plastic compact disc case, snorting lines of speed. I declined their offer, and instead popped a tranquilizer I sometimes take called Read More