Josephina, the Lincoln Center standby, stopped serving its pre-theater dinners in 2011, leaving owner Louis Lanza with only one Upper West Side location—Josie’s West. And now it appears that Mr. Lanza is downsizing his neighborhood housing as well.
Mr. Lanza has sold his penthouse spread at The Fitzgerald for $3.32 million, city records show.
But he’s not moving out just yet. Mr. Lanza owned quite a cut of real estate at 201 West 74th Street—not only the three-unit penthouse combo, but also another, separate unit in the building. Some were passed down to Mr. Lanza by his parents, and some he purchased himself. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with knowing what you like.
Richard Johnson, New York Post‘s Page Six veteran editor, is heading back to The New York Post. Mr. Johnson made the high profile jump out west to head up The Daily’s Los Angeles bureau when the app launched in February 2011.
Mr. Johnson will join The Daily’s editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo at the tabloid. Mr. Angelo has Read More
New York Observer editor-in-chief Elizabeth Spiers has hired The Daily reporter Hunter Walker, she announced today.
A Brooklyn native, Mr. Walker is currently stationed in Los Angeles, with Richard Johnson’s “Flash” gossip column. He will relocate to New York in October.
“I’m excited to bring Hunter back to New York to cover politics for NYO,” Ms. Spiers said. “He’s a fantastically versatile reporter and I know he’ll do great things at the Observer.”
Last week, a gallery and bar on the Lower East Side—called, appropriately enough, Gallery Bar—played host to a style installation by the 33-year-old artist Damon Johnson. The choice of neighborhood was key. “The Beautiful Chaos: A Style Installation,” which attracted a scarf-heavy crowd who guzzled red and white wine while dodging multiple photographers, was an Read More
Last August, News Corp. announced the launch of a publication readable only on tablets and mobile phones — a news app not linked to an existing publication, but an independent venture wholly dependent on those who own the products it’s viewable on. Company brass named Page Six legend Richard Johnson to head Read More
With Fleet Street blond Emily Smith taking over for the departed Richard Johnson at the New York Post‘s Page Six, and Frank DiGiacomo (a former Observer staffer) newly installed at the New York Daily News‘ Gatecrasher column, the city’s two warring tabloids are ramping up their gossip coverage in a no-holds-barred attempt to win out. Read More
Last Wednesday night, Page Six reporter Emily Smith was at the club Provocateur in the meatpacking district at a party for the season finale of The Spin Crowd, an E! network reality show produced by Kim Kardashian.
Ms. Kardashian came and left quickly, and Ms. Smith talked briefly with the club’s owner about its alleged Read More
The lead item in Page Six this morning — “Richard Johnson LA-Bound” — announced that after almost 25 years running the New York Post gossip column, Mr. Johnson is leaving to work on “new digital ventures for News Corp.” in Los Angeles.
Over the summer, Richard Beckman tried to grab Mr. Johnson Read More
Page Six is still the gold standard. Gawker is stronger than ever. And gossip at the Daily News is ready to make a comeback.
The Village Voice‘s Joe Coscarelli and Foster Kamer survey the world of gossip reporting in their cover story this week, and suggest that as the playing field has become more crowded, Read More
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Richard Johnson cannot be bought! Well, he wants to be bought but he’s not allowed.
Gawker reported on Friday evening that Richard Beckman, who recently picked up Janice Min for The Hollywood Reporter, tried to snag Mr. Johnson from Page Six by doubling his salary and offering him a signing bonus. Read More