When Tommy Mottola walked into the Today show Tuesday morning, he was not just tolerant of the paparazzi waiting outside Rockefeller Plaza—he was plainly delighted that someone wanted to take his picture. Mr. Mottola’s new book, Hitmaker, has the music mogul doing the press circuit, recalling the stunning innovations he brought to the music industry, Read More
Tuesday was Fashion Week’s seventh-inning stretch. In the tent at Bryant Park, waiting in line for seat assignments, a group of girls talked loudly—and seriously—about the possibility of using Botox on their feet “because you don’t feel pain.”
It was like the exhausted audience had stood up and began singing “Take Me Out to Read More
Automobile heiress and etiquette maven Charlotte Ford is in the midst of a Southampton holiday house-swap. The daughter of the late Henry Ford II of the Ford Motor Company dynasty and the author of 21st-Century Etiquette just listed her sprawling Southampton estate for $15 million in November, a month after she purchased a modest one-acre Read More
Sony music chief Tommy Mottola recently signed a contract to buy a duplex penthouse on East 85th Street that listed at $15.9 million.
But the apartment’s current occupant won’t be seeing a penny of that money anytime soon, if Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has his way.
The five-bedroom condo is home to Read More
Last week on HBO, Dennis Miller quipped that it was quite a brave and selfless act for a white superstar like Michael Jackson to speak up for the injustices against black people in the recording industry. Mr. Miller went on to say that Mr. Jackson should stop bitching about racism at the top of the Read More
‘Unidentified Beeping Object’
Alarms Upper East Siders
When suspicious unattended packages are reported to the police, more often than not they turn out to be harmless. But a call made on May 5 seemed to have more credibility than most: This suspicious bag was actually making noises.
The incident started shortly after 10 Read More
15 PERCENT INCREASE IN PRICE, BUT 55 PERCENT SALES DROP The city’s three largest residential real-estate brokerages have finally agreed on something: The luxury co-op market has seriously downshifted.
According to second-quarter and mid-year reports by the three companies–Brown Harris Stevens, the Corcoran Group and Douglas Elliman, which together handle roughly 70 percent of the Read More
When Amazon.com chief executive Jeffrey Bezos, 35, agreed to purchase three condominiums at 25 Central Park West from Sony Music chief executive Tommy Mottola in the final weeks of August for $7.65 million, the Internet prodigy didn’t even have to match what Mr. Mottola had paid for the 4,400-square-foot space four months earlier.
Mr. Bezos Read More
UPPER WEST SIDE
Just a few months after laying out nearly $8 million for three condominium apartments in the Century, an Art Deco building at 25 Central Park West, Sony Music Entertainment chief executive Tommy Mottola is selling the properties.
In late April, Mr. Mottola finalized his deal to purchase three different units–two on Read More
Sony Music Entertainment’s chief executive, Tommy Mottola, and pop diva Mariah Carey divorced last year, but they may be reunited on Central Park West, where Mr. Mottola has just purchased three condos for just under $8 million and Ms. Carey has signed an almost $9 million deal for the apartment of Barbra Streisand.
In February, Read More