Brokers have it so bad these days. Sure, sky-high rents help boost brokers’ fees, but apparently they also boost the “incentive to avoid” those fees in the first place. The solution? William B. May agent David Francis Calderazzo points out that “a broker can make a person’s life very miserable Read More
Prez Stringer! (Community Media)
William Talcott May is the co-chairman of the storied real-estate brokerage founded by his great grandfather in 1866 and inheritor of the New York real-estate dynasty that bears his father’s name, William B. May.
But when the 44-year-old eccentric bounded into City Bakery on West 18th Street on a recent Thursday morning, wearing a fire-truck-red Read More
On June 14, Mrs. William B. May Jr., matron of the august William B. May real-estate family, received a gift from her son-in-law, Peter Marra: a tribute for her 84th birthday. She sent the box back unopened.
The next day found her son, William May, a director and fourth-generation member of the 138-year-old family brokerage, Read More
Leslie Moonves, the chairman and chief executive of the CBS division of the Viacom media empire, now has a sumptuous Park Avenue spread that’s just a short hop from the network’s West 52nd Street offices. Earlier this winter, according to real-estate sources familiar with the deal, Mr. Moonves, 54, purchased a nine-room apartment at 535 Read More
The Town Board of Southampton is taking steps to curb what they say is the endless party at a gaggle of East Quogue share houses-made famous recently as one of the tangier locales in Barbara Kopple’s otherwise sweet “reality mini-series,” The Hamptons .
DavidGilmartin,thetownattorneyfor Southampton, which has jurisdiction in East Quogue, said that a group Read More
Just three years after they were secretly married at a Lower East Side synagogue, New York darlings Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker bought a quintessential West Village townhouse-also in secret. And in quintessential Sarah
Jessica Parker style-the actress has given scores of interviews about being on welfare as a child-the purchase was a bargain. Read More
Four years ago, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy had a pretty hard
time getting past the door at 888 Park Avenue. She was headed to a party in the
apartment of her new sister-in-law, Caroline Kennedy, and her husband Ed
Schlossberg, when the paparazzi practically blinded her as she struggled
through the stone-columned entrance, wearing a long, Read More
More proof that even the rich scope for better apartments at parties.
In this case, ousted American Express chief executive James Robinson III and his wife Linda Robinson, the new vice chairman of Young & Rubicam Inc., cozied up to a social acquaintance of theirs, Clifton Robbins, with a quiet offer to buy his 17-room Read More
Baggy-clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger has cracked the co-op board at 820 Fifth Avenue.
In early June, a $10 million deal between Mr. Hilfiger and the estate of the late poet Louise Crane for the languishing fourth-floor apartment of 820 Fifth was approved by the board of the high-pedigree building. The apparent ease with which the Read More
Communications magnate John Kluge agreed to purchase the duplex apartment of art dealer Richard Feigen at 953 Fifth Avenue for $7 million in May. Meanwhile, Mr. Feigen has signed a contract to purchase the maisonette apartment at 960 Fifth Avenue, just one block north, at 77th Street, for $6.5 million.
“I got married recently, and Read More