Archive for March, 2006

“Vanity and Grime”

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This month, Stureplan, billed as Sweden’s most exclusive and glamorous superfashion magazine, unlocks the door to 740 Park in a Q&A with Michael Gross by its New York correspondent Eva Wisten, who writes that the book “reveals the vanity and the grime behind the world’s most beautiful facades.” — Stureplan, No. 4

“Mitt i prick Mr Gross.”

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Speaking of which, Stockholm blogger Andreas Norinder, aka Le Garçon Suédois, comments on the interview in Stureplan. No, he’s not calling the 740 Park author a bad name. The headline above, he explains, means “Right in the bullseye, Mr. Gross.”

The Rich Get Richer… and Richer… and Richer… and

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The New York Times reports that United Technologies chairman George David, owner of the triplex penthouse at 740 Park Avenue, got a bonus of $13 million in stock options this year above and beyond his pay and perks package of $14 million for helping plan his own retirement and winning a magazine’s praises. Every little bit helps pay the maintenance!

“Rarified real,” on amazon.com

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Author Michael Gross “knows just how to weave historical fact with what seems fictive magic but is really what I would call rarified real… glimpses of over-the-top lifestyles were never more appealing. Some of my best friends lived in 740 Park and I thought I knew all there was to know, but was wowed nevertheless,” says Lauren Lawrence, a “real-name” customer reviewer at amazon.com.