The Eight-Day Week
Art world heavy hitters Agnes Gund, Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder, Lisa and David Schiff, and Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman are a few of the hosts of the preview of The Art Show, which is celebrating 25 years at the Park Avenue Armory and benefiting the Henry Street Settlement. The show represents over 70 Read More
Last night, at the Neue Galerie’s 6th annual Winter Gala, Zac Posen talked to us about art. While a number of art-world folks are abuzz over the current, exploding art market, the 27-year old fashion phenom said he’s not impressed with the way things are going.
"Nothing new has happened really since Read More
The Neue Galerie will open “Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections,” starting today. But experts are questioning why the 63-year-old fervent art collector won’t cough up the documentation of his acquisitions, according to The New York Times.
But for some experts in Holocaust restitution research, the show raises another Read More
You’d hardly think that a relatively small Jewish philanthropic organization could be worth all the fuss.
But for two American-Jewish dynasties who covet control of the World Jewish Congress, the Bronfmans and the Lauders, Monday, May 7, will go down as the day that saw one family’s ambitions collapse in a heap, while another’s Read More
The World Jewish Congress, the influential Jewish organization headed by billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr., has been on the brink of self-destruction for several years. Since 2004, when allegations of financial mismanagement by one of the organization’s most venerable leaders sparked an investigation by the New York Attorney General, the organization has been plagued by internal Read More
Second Thoughts On Term Limits
With the Mayoral election over and a mad race underway for Speaker of the City Council, word comes that many Council members would like to see a change made in the city’s term-limits law. That change would extend Council members’ terms from two to three.
The proposal has Read More
The excitement of Primary Night no doubt caused millions of New Yorkers to lose seconds, perhaps even minutes, of precious sleep as they followed the cliffhanger that ended with Anthony Weiner seizing the rare chance to exhibit both discretion and valor.
In choosing not to contest a runoff election with front-runner Fernando Ferrer, Mr. Weiner Read More
Reformers are mornin’ glories, said the sage of Tammany Hall, George Washington Plunkitt. They lack the grit and determination of political professionals, and so are forever doomed in their efforts to turn politics and government into dispassionate, rational enterprises undertaken by men and women with only the purest intent and, of course, all the right Read More
With a record of public service that makes, say, Ronald Lauder
look like a stogie-chomping Tammany boss, Michael Bloomberg, the
anti-politician, offers little raw material for political speculators. What
kind of Mayor will he be? Presumably not the kind of C.E.O. he has been,
otherwise eight million New Yorkers had better be prepared to have Read More
What, do you suppose, is the most-expensive political campaign ever run in New York?
Ah, what memories such a question inspires! Remember the Charles Schumer-Alfonse D’Amato spendathon in 1998? What about the Mario Cuomo-George Pataki contest in 1994? How about the self-financed campaigns of Ronald Lauder and Lewis Lehrman, who spread millions around in their Read More