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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rockefeller Rich on Fifth Avenue

Before telling you about my visit to Nelson Rockefeller’s former apartment at 810 Fifth Avenue, I offer this quote from the late vice-president and governor, “There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and ‘how well you look’”. The full-floor portion of the original triplex that I viewed with Kirk Henckels, Senior Vice-President and [...]

Call to Arts at the Armory

On Wednesday night, I stopped by the Park Avenue Armory for the opening night preview of Antiques & Art, produced by Avenue Shows. Approximately 50 dealers showcased collections, which included furniture from the 17th century through mid-century modern; fine silver; Russian antiquities and art; Asian textiles and art; first-edition books; and vintage and fine jewelry. Standing on [...]

Neon Nights across the East River

When I take Sherlock for his evening walk to the end of East 52nd Street, the spectacular Pepsi-Cola sign across the East River always captivates me. The dramatic Art Deco script outlined in ruby-red neon reminds me of a legend about a famous River House applicant who didn’t make the grade. It was rumored that [...]