The Lunch CROWD
We had a beautiful event last weekend for Todd Eberle, the photographer, celebrating his new book, Empire of Space–which features the Four Seasons 50th anniversary portrait Mr. Eberle took two years ago, with lots of regulars including Michael Ovitz, Peggy Siegal, Dolly Lenz, Aby Rosen, Ed Koch and, of course, me! Larry Gagosian, Vanity Fair Read More
The Lunch CROWD
I went to the Bronx this weekend for a slice of pizza. I very rarely eat pizza, so when I do, I go to Mario’s because it’s the best. This older couple, Mr. and Mrs. Migliucci, own Mario’s. They made me delicious pizza and pasta, so I invited them to the restaurant on Monday for Read More
The Lunch CROWD
Mike Ovitz was telling a group of people at the Grill on Thursday about the $30 Air Jordans he bought me for Christmas. “Julian,” he says, “I actually meant to buy you Prada shoes, just like my shoes that you approve of. But I called Prada myself and they said, ‘I’m very sorry, Mr. Ovitz. Read More
“With friends like you, who needs relatives?” quipped Alex von Bidder, co-owner of the illustrious Four Seasons restaurant, after enduring a rollicking tongue-lashing on Tuesday night, May 5, from such luminaries as Pete Peterson, Martha Stewart and Liz Smith.
Hotelier Jonathan Tisch and restaurateur Drew Nieporent also piled on, during a Friars Club-style roast of Read More
“Ladies and gentlemen, let it rock!” charismatic restaurateur Julian Niccolini announced as sultry singer Diego Garcia kicked off a special live performance at the Four Seasons on Thursday, April 30.
The occassion was Mr. Niccolini’s birthday—his 21st, if you believe the winking invite.
“Fifty-six, actually,” noted the irreverent impresario, dressed dapperly as ever in a Read More
Fiscally conservative, octogenarian leveraged-buyout billionaires who served in Nixon’s cabinet can be incredibly generous to their buddies.
Pete Peterson, the co-founder and senior chairman of the Blackstone Group, and the chairman emeritus of the massively powerful Council on Foreign Relations, has bought that organization’s apartment at the huge Imperial House co-op on East 69th Read More
College dropout David Geffen already has $4.6 billion (plus a song penned for him by Joni Mitchell). And, according to deeds filed today, he now has $37.5 million from alliterative Blackstone Group co-founder Pete Peterson.
The deal represents the second-biggest co-op sale in New York City history, behind only Rupert Murdoch's $44 Read More
The other day, contemplating a couple of more or less recent news items, I had a thought. As we all know, the Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle of which the segments are variously designated as the Year of the Monkey, the Year of the Pig, the Year of the Snake and so on. Read More
Leverage buyout king Pete Peterson has discovered the Hamptons differential between oceanfront and bayfront, and it’s $5 million.
Mr. Peterson, chairman of the Blackstone Group L.P., put his beachfront house on Fowler Lane on the market for $15 million during the second week of March and was simultaneously offering a little over $10 million for Read More
David Tang did not need the bullhorn that he carried into the confusion on Madison Avenue. His yellow silk pants were loud enough to command the attention of the thinning crowd that had remained behind blue police barricades long after the police had closed down the Nov. 21 opening night of Mr. Tang’s new store, Read More