Arlene Wysong, a leading commercial real estate broker, died today of lung cancer. She was 66.
Wysong was the co-director of the non-profit division at Colliers ABR. In her 23-year career, she brokered lease deals totaling $1 billion.
At a time when non-profits are panicking with how to keep a presence in the city, Wysong Read More
The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism, by Claire Gaudiani. Times Books, 273 pages, $25.
For Claire Gaudiani, the former president of Connecticut College, philanthropy isn’t just aboutputtingyour nameonahospital wing or posing for a photographer from the Sunday”Styles”section. Rather, whether you pony up $1,000 to hear Bob Read More
The nub of every con game is that the mark wants something for nothing. If you hold this hapless immigrant’s wallet-bulging with a wad of bills-while he fetches his duffel bag from the YMCA, then he will reward you handsomely. When, after he fails to reclaim his wallet, you inspect his bills and find that Read More
92nd Street Y and YMCA
Vie to Build Downtown Center
For as long as anyone can remember, downtown residents have been trying to lure a major recreational and cultural facility to their neighborhood. Following Sept. 11, promises to shore up lower Manhattan bolstered the community’s hopes for getting their very own center. Now, two Read More
Madonna wants her toddler to breathe what passes for fresh air on the West Side. So she and her neighbors in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods have joined together to fight a plan to build a 41-story tower above the West Side YMCA near the corner of West 63rd Street and Central Park Read More
I know it must seem that, with my recent columns on John Keats and Hart Crane, I’ve had my head in the poetic clouds. But now I face a situation where I may have my belongings on the unpoetic street. Well, maybe not literally. But I do have an apartment situation , let’s say, and Read More