Tom Wolfe responded in this week’s Observer to Aby Rosen’s allegations of anti-Semitism in Mr. Wolfe’s 2006 New York Times op-ed about Mr. Rosen’s plans for 980 Madison.
Here was Mr. Rosen in The Observer last week:
I like productive criticism; I try to criticize things all the time, not because Read More
A spokesperson for the McCains said that the intern that was supposedly responsible for recipes lifted off of the Food Network site, has been "dealt with swiftly," which we find scary. [AP]
And now Cindy McCain will co-host The View next week to say that she had no idea Read More
Let’s give a warm New York welcome to the 10th anniversary edition of Phillip Lopate’s essential Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Library of America, $19.95), now in paperback and expanded to include material from the past decade.
We’ve seen many changes since 1998. The twin towers are gone. Rudy, too. The Yankees have Read More
As reported earlier, Tom Wolfe is working on a new novel set in Miami called Back to Blood, which will be published in 2009 by Little, Brown.
According to a press release, the book would deal with "class, family, wealth, race, crime, sex, corruption, and ambition." The overriding theme, though, based on an interview Read More
Tom Wolfe, who has published all thirteen of his books since 1965 with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, is taking his business to Little, Brown for his upcoming novel, Back to Blood.
Why did Mr. Wolfe leave his home? According to FSG editor-in-chief Jonathan Galassi, it was a question only of money.
"We just Read More
Would Ken Fisher, the former City Councilman-turned-blogger, be able to help a developer get a real-estate project through a gridlocked bureaucracy?
City Hall, the monthly published by the folks who bring you Our Town and The West Side Spirit, at one time thought so.
And maybe Read More
LOCATION: The controversy over 980 Madison Avenue has yet to be resolved, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission made it clear in late January that developer Aby Rosen will have to change the scope of his planned 30-story condo tower atop the historic building. What has been the commission’s thinking on 980 Madison?
TIERNEY: It’s the Read More
Is author, sartorial superman, and sometime journalist Tom Wolfe milking the Landmarks Preservation Commission for publicity? Some think so, according to the Village Voice.
Mr. Wolfe, an Upper East Sider through and through, has made a hobby of late lampooning and lambasting the commission, dubbing it ineffectual and a pawn of powerful mayors. Read More
On the sleepy last Sunday in November, Tom Wolfe flipped a middle finger at the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. The writer, still angry about the commission’s decision last year not to landmark 2 Columbus Circle, essentially called the commission pawns of the developer class in the city’s booming real-estate market.
“ … The Landmarks Preservation Read More