On Feb. 17, Time Inc. editor in chief John Huey was making preparations to head off for a long weekend.
Through that night, his boss, Time Warner chairman Richard Parsons, and shareholder activist Carl Icahn were swatting each other over the phone. Mr. Parsons was trying to fight off a plan hatched by Mr. Icahn Read More
Hurry over to the Time Warner Center. There are just four condos left, and they are going for $3,300 a square foot—“Which is really cheap compared with the prices at 15 Central Park West,” Related CEO Steve Ross said at a lunch Thrusday sponsored by the New York University Real Estate Institute. Overall, the apartments Read More
Advertising works! Last time The Real Estate checked in on love birds Luke Wilson ditches Trump Tower for the hipper confines of the Village, according to the New York Post. Also, Ronald Perelman, Sherry Lansing, and the ex-wife of Time Warner’s Steven Ross all make moves.
A Daily News investigation Read More
For the increasing numbers of believers in the notion of a Clinton-Murdoch alliance, which The Observer suggested a few months ago, today was a big day.
Rupert, famously dismissive of what he calls “gabfests” had agreed to join Time Warner’s Richard Parsons and Sony’s Howard Stringer on a panel moderated by Bill Read More
A reader with an eye on the media-buying world writes that Virginia hasn’t bought any broadcast television slots, but is spending $25,000 on Time Warner for today and tomorrow, and supposedly going on Cablevision next week.
“All signs point to a campaign living hand-to-mouth.” Read More
Call it a coming-out party for young Republicans.
On the final evening of the Republican National Convention, just minutes after George W. Bush gives his speech accepting his party’s nomination, the doors of the chic Gotham Hall on West 36th Street will be thrown open for a glitzy celebration of some of the Grand Old Read More
John Kerry emerged from the Democratic National Convention in Boston with virtually zero bounce in the polls -maybe it’s time to drop-kick that nincompoop Ben Affleck off the campaign bus, Teresa …. Meanwhile, New York’s own political agitator, the meek but fierce Moby , pops up on the roof of 60 Thompson Read More
Is Master Masa’s Sushi
Worth the Clams? A meal at Masa, the new sushi restaurant in the Time Warner building, costs $300 per person, plus tax, tips and drinks. (And you thought Alain Ducasse was nuts five years ago when he introduced New Yorkers to an all-truffle menu for $250!)
I felt queasy when Read More
There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for the Digital Future, by Kara Swisher with Lisa Dickey. Crown Business, 306 pages, $24.95
Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner, by Nina Munk. HarperBusiness, 352 pages, $26.95.
Writing a Read More
Phony Patient Gives Docs
Big Pain in the Neck
If you want to burglarize a doctor’s office and wouldn’t mind picking up a bit of sympathy along the way-if not a blood test and full checkup-what better prop to use than the old neck brace?
The ruse worked like a charm for one Read More