Well, the brokers can stop salivating and start gnashing their teeth: Huguette Clark’s will was filed with the Surrogate’s Court today. Rather unexpectedly, the estate, pegged at about $400 million, will transfer many of the old masters in the reclusive copper heiress’ massive apartment at 907 Fifth Avenue to her Santa Barbara estate, Bellosguardo. In the spirit of a fellow eccentric, Albert C. Barnes, the 24-acre estate will be transformed into a museum.
As for those grand Fifth Avenue apartments,
Where will HBO hold its annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival?
The pay-cabler announced in May that it wouldn't keep the industry-targeted fest in Aspen, Colo., where it had been held for the past 13 years — this followed a 2007 incarnation in early March that was marred by bad weather and flight cancellations, as well Read More
FRANCESCA: The rooftop bar of Hotel Gansevoort was exquisite – sunset, cool breeze, bp everywhere. Among them: my New York posse of girlfriends – out to celebrate and lament the imminent end to my single life. But after a couple of rounds of bellinis and passionfruit cocktails, it was time to move on.
The setting is the bar at McHale’s in Hell’s Kitchen, just after dark, where a woman beside me is taking desultory drags on a cigarette-one of those overlong, ultra-something brands-while reading a paperback edition of Kerouac’s On the Road , and, jeez, I’m annoyed. I’ve never approved of reading Kerouac in a barroom (or any Read More