On July 20, 1938, an Austrian art historian working for the new Nazi government appraised the collection of the popular Jewish cabaret singer and comedian Fritz Grünbaum at a worth of 5,791 Reichsmark.
A month earlier, the Nazis had deported Grünbaum to Dachau.
In his absence, Grünbaum’s wife Lilly kept watch over the Read More
When it came crashing down, in late summer of 2000, the fall of the Irreplaceable Artifacts warehouse on Houston was one of the more spectacular building collapses in pre-9/11 New York memory. The four-story 19th-century structure was a downtown landmark, piled to the rafters with monumental friezes, plaster busts, gargoyles and brass doors. The emergency Read More
After nearly 10 years of hounding, the bank that serves as executor for tobacco heiress Doris Duke’s billion-dollar estate has agreed to compensate the caretakers of her beloved dogs.
The settlement in the long-running dispute over the $100,000 Duke dog trust came in a stipulation filed earlier this month at the New York State Surrogate Read More