One can assume that it would be exceedingly upsetting to be close with Carl Icahn, the 43rd wealthiest man in the world. Fellow billionaire Wilbur Ross once said that the activist investor is “especially good at terrorizing people.” And Mr. Ross is a friend.
The flip side is that you live very luxuriantly. According to Read More
We wonder if the staff of 15 Central Park West knows that New York City’s swankiest new building will eventually have retail tenants like Best Buy and West Elm. Based on their reaction to a Starbucks cardboard coffee cup, we presume they may be in for a surprise.
Vanity Fair penetrated 15 Central Park Read More
In my Manhattan Tranfers item today on gold watch guru Benny Shabtai’s townhouse at 870 Park Avenue, I tried to figure out why someone who couldn’t sell his house in 2006 for $19.9 million would try selling it now for $33 million.
The Brown Harris managing director John Burger, who isn’t involved with Read More
The best place to come from, if you want a fair crack at buying really immense Manhattan condos, is either the United Arab Emirates or the Internet.
City records filed this week show that Sultan Ahmed Al-Qassimi, who apparently belongs to the ruling family of Sharjah–Dubai’s neighboring emirate–spent $4.95 million late last month on Read More
Location: In 1999, The Times reported that you didn’t go south much from your Upper East Side apartment. You said, ‘Going downtown doesn’t fit into my schedule.’ When did that change?
Mr. Stern: Sometimes I say things and then I get in trouble with the press! Our offices have been on 34th Street since Read More
Architect Robert A.M. Stern is coming to the financial district.
Larry Silverstein announced this morning that Mr. Stern will design 99 Church Street, his new luxury condo and residential project downtown.
Mr. Stern, the architect who designed the widely acclaimed Fifteen Central Park West, is a major coup for Mr. Silverstein who recently announced that Read More
Morgan Proposal Makes Architect Grouse, Community Board Smile
There are certain unspoken rules when it comes to designing buildings in New York City. For instance, local architects tend to give silent nods of approval to their peers’ designs, no matter how curious the building. And generally speaking, community boards can be counted on to Read More