Sure it’s October, but there’s an extra chill in the air around East 63rd Street between Park and Lexington avenues. That’s because the war between two of that block’s neighbors, billionaire mogul Ron Perelman and the popular boîte Le Bilboquet, just keeps escalating. Mr. Perelman, who has long complained about the restaurant’s noisy crowd, has Read More
Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire-And Both Lost, by Dan Raviv. Broadway Books, 320 pages, $24.95.
Like all great American art forms, the comic book is the child of bastardy and dumb luck. Born out of the incidental discovery that a proof sheet of tabloid funnies could be folded in Read More
A week after a judge threw out her demand that her ex-husband buy her a Manhattan town house or co-op, Patricia Duff signed a contract to purchase the maisonette apartment at 830 Park Avenue for $3.25 million, according to real estate sources. In fact, Ms. Duff’s price was accepted on Dec. 6, two days before Read More
Tim and Nina Zagat have big plans for the 21st century.
Sources familiar with the situation told The Transom that the Zagats, who publish those maroon, pocket-size restaurant guides in more than 40 U.S. and foreign cities, have been exploring ways to expand their business.
Among the possibilities, said sources, is Read More
In the never-ending child-custody battle between Ronald Perelman and his third wife, Democratic Party cheerleader Patricia Duff, one of the biggest remaining questions seems to be where Ms. Duff will reside.
For months, Ms. Duff and her daughter, Caleigh, have been camping out in an apartment in the Waldorf Towers, at 100 East 50th Street. Read More
If there was any question that things had gotten serious between billionaire Ronald Perelman and the actress Ellen Barkin, the answer lies in the hairstyle that Mr. Perelman has been showing off, along with his date, at a series of public events in the city, including the 40th anniversary of the Four Seasons restaurant.
Mr. Read More
No Central Park West co-op board is going to stand between Mariah Carey and a penthouse triplex. Weeks after being rejected by the board of the Ardsley, where she offered to buy Barbra Streisand’s three-tiered penthouse for $8 million, Ms. Carey is throwing $9 million at a new condominium development at 90 Franklin Read More
The child custody and support contest between billionaire Ronald Perelman and his Democratic Party activist ex-wife Patricia Duff has been relatively quiet as of late. Ms. Duff’s attorneys could have changed all that in February when they put a particularly interesting motion before State Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten in Manhattan, who is presiding over Read More
Patricia Duff’s latest lawyer was on the phone. “She wanted to hire me at the very beginning of her case, and he did not want her to hire me,” attorney Harriet Cohen said in an earthy, reassuring voice. “He” was a reference to Ms. Duff’s former husband, billionaire Ronald Perelman, and, according to Ms. Cohen, Read More
A serious tone crept into State Democratic Committee chairman Judith Hope’s voice. “Let me point out something that everyone has missed,” she said, referring to the dozens of reporters who had written about President Bill Clinton’s visit to the Hamptons. “This weekend is primarily a weekend of rest and relaxation for a family called Bill Read More