I was working at a luxury lifestyle magazine when the Red Rooster opened in January 2011 on Lenox and 125th. Soon after, the magazine’s editor, a small orange jabberwocky besotted with wealth, burst into my cubicle in a state of extreme excitement. “I’m obsessed. Completely obsessed,” he said in a marble-mouthed grumble. “Finally, a reason to go to Harlem. I love it!”
Citigroup Chairman Richard Parsons believes his firm is too “interwoven” with the fabric of the global financial system to be allowed to fail. But more frightening, perhaps, than the prospect of a behemoth institution bringing down the global system, is the devil-worshiping fervor expressed by critics of government bailouts. Witness this snippet from Read More
“Have you ever noticed,” the chairman of Citigroup, Richard D. Parsons, asked The Observer this Monday evening, “that in the NFL, or in the NBA, or in Major League Baseball, this guy was a failure at Cleveland, and then he becomes the coach in Houston? These guys just move around from one team to another. Read More
El Museo del Barrio held its annual gala on the rainy evening of May 27. The cathedral-like entrance of Cipriani’s, just across from Grand Central, signaled right away that the soiree was a far cry from the barrio, not to mention the 40-year-old museum’s earliest fund-raisers, held on its roof on the Upper East Side. Read More
More from Glenna: The start of the second day of the hearings on the City Council’s term-limits legislation began more quietly than the first, with about 50 attendees filling a smaller hearing room.
The first group to give testimony today was pro-legislation, and among its notable members was Time Warner chairman Richard D. Read More
According to Reuters, Richard Parsons, Time Warner’s chairman, is planning to step down in 2009. "This is my last shot at this," Parsons is quoted as saying during a shareholders meeting. "I will be the outgoing chairman after this year, probably."
Get ready for journalists to start another round of the “Richard Parsons, Read More
The Times of London reported today that Richard Parsons, the CEO of Time Warner Inc., could step down as early as next week, to be replaced by Time Warner president Jeff Bewkes.
Mr Bewkes has long been since as Mr. Parsons’ heir apparent, and is considered more likely to shake up the company Read More
Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis thinks he’s figured out how to make himself Mayor in 2009.
He’s got money, certainly. And he’s got connections: He’s a key bundler for Hillary Clinton and claims her husband, the former President, as a friend.
All he needs now is a political party.
He’s a Democrat, but he’s decided that Read More
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión thinks a lot about the year 2009.
“In terms of candidates for Mayor?” he said in an interview. “What else is there, right?”
He went down the list.
There’s “my friend [City Comptroller] Billy Thompson, who was sitting in the front row when I gave my State of the Read More