Donald Trump Responds
To the Editor:
One would hope that even public figures would be accorded fair and accurate treatment by The Observer. This is clearly not the case. Your Dec. 18, 2006, article entitled “The Trump Family,” by Tom Acitelli and John Koblin, paints a seriously inaccurate—indeed, false—picture of me and my business dealings. Read More
To the Editor:
One would hope that even public figures would be accorded fair and accurate treatment by The Observer. This is clearly not the case. Your Dec. 18, 2006, article entitled “The Trump Family,” by Tom Acitelli and John Koblin, paints a seriously inaccurate—indeed, false—picture of me and my business dealings.
You accuse me Read More
Sometime last fall, the biographer Robert Caro got a phone call from Roger Hertog, then vice chairman of AllianceBernstein and a rich and powerful New York City history buff. Columbia was planning a big exhibit on Robert Moses, New York’s master builder from the mid-20th century, and he wanted to know if Mr. Caro would Read More
For those who cannot wait until the Robert Moses retrospective opens next week, The Bridge and Tunnel Club has reproduced the 23-page rebuttal that The Power Broker himself wrote in 1974, when The Power Broker and excerpts from it in The New Yorker first came out:
Here and there in the Profiles there Read More
Jason Horowitz reports on the unparalleled Hillary Clinton fund-raising network as it roars to life and leaves her competitors with the scraps.
Matt Schuerman chronicles a difference of opinion between historians Robert Caro and Kenneth Jackson over the legacy of Robert Moses.
Steve Kornacki writes about the way that John Read More
Hudson Square Grabs Viacom Lease
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New York Sports Club Parent Leases in Penn Plaza
“Take that, Equinox! Town Sports, which controls omnipresent gym New York Read More
As economists continue to sift through the rubble from the dot com collapse, it seems many of them are puzzled by the behavior of the dot coms in the boom years. As recently reported in The Wall Street Journal , economists are asking, “Why did technology companies act in seemingly irrational ways during the dot Read More
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson , by Robert Caro. Alfred A. Knopf, 1,039 pages, $35.
O.K., it’s staggering, amazing, awesome, horrifying-but is it the book by Robert Caro, or is it Lyndon Baines Johnson himself? Maybe we don’t have to decide; maybe it’s both. As monumental as this biography (now Read More
Since he successfully wrested the mayoralty from David Dinkins in 1993, Rudolph Giuliani has counted on the support of traditionally liberal Democrats who exchanged ideology for peace of mind and quality of life. Mr. Giuliani has lived up to his end of the bargain, with crime down and the city’s economy booming. But now, as Read More