Sometimes, when news is slow, Betabeat likes to imagine what the tech elite would be like should they appear on Bravo’s hugely successful reality TV franchise The Real Housewives. Would Sean Parker throw a glass at Zuck? Would Brit Morin flip her arts and crafts table in a fit of rosé rage? Will Elon Musk disappear for Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Happy Birthday to us! The New York Observer is a quarter of a century old, and publisher Jared Kushner and CEO Joseph Meyer have assembled a bonzo boldfaced lineup of NYC’s most fabulous hosts to fête the glorious occasion. Think NYO founder Arthur Carter, Marchesa designer/knockout Georgina Chapman, art kingpin Larry Gagosian, Carolina Herrera, Katie Holmes (Suri will be in bed—sorry, tabloids), Commissioner Ray Kelly, style icon Lauren Santo Domingo, Matt Lauer
Red Carpet Real Estate
Thanks to the Facebook IPO, one lucky early investor may finally be able to buy that $50 million Tribeca townhouse he always wanted.
A West Coast-based Facebook insider has flown to New York twice to look at 144 Duane Street, the massive $49.5 million property listed with Prudential Douglas Elliman brokers Matthew Gulker Read More
Last March, we did a socialite-laden post about the dangers of accidentally CC’ing everyone on an invite list instead of using BCC. In most circumstances, you chalk the mistake up to a faux-pas and feel a momentary twinge of embarrassment. Of course, if you are a photographer to the stars, this might lead to more sticky situations.
So much for West Village townhouses lagging behind their uptown neighbors. The 24-foot-wide converted carriage house at 40 West 10th Street has finally sold after nearly five years on the market for the stupendous price of $20 million. “It’s like you’re outside a little palazzo in Tuscany,” Brown Harris Steven super-broker Paula Del Nunzio Read More