Archive for October, 2006

Where’s Waldo… er, Alex?

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Radar Online attends a book launch party for the First Lady of 740 Park Avenue, but can’t find the star of the show.

R.I.P. Cheng Ching Wang

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Real estate blog Curbed.com has an account of yesterday’s memorial service for longtime 740 Park resident Cheng Ching Wang, father of designer Vera Wang and son of one of Chiang Kai-shek’s generals, wondering why so many real estate brokers were there. Several Curbed commentors consider that self-evident. And another points out that one of those brokers noted that the apartment might soon be for sale in her brokerage computer system a month before the memorial.

Signed, Sealed But Not Delivered

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On Thursday, November 9th, 2006, at 7:00 PM Michael Gross will speak about and sign copies of 740 Park at Borders Park Avenue, 461 Park Avenue at 57th Street.

Carolyne, No

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In Sunday’s New York Times, dressmaker-turned-entertaining-book-author Carolyne Jayne Smith Roehm, who was a 740 Park princess when she was married to the financier Henry Kravis, says she’s never read 740 Park, cooly telling reporter Dan Shaw, “I wasn’t that interested.” Others might want to turn to pages 479-483 of the new paperback to read all about the brief, wild ride there that she’d (understandably) prefer not to recall.

The Needle and the Damage Done

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Next week brings the publication of Beauty Junkies, an expose-cum-memoir about the plastic surgical adventures of Alex Kuczynski, the nipped-and-Botoxed Thursday Styles shopping columnist at the New York Times, who also happens to be the wife of Charles Porter Stevenson, Jr., the president of 740 Park’s co-op board. Those naughty wags at Gawker have been gleefully putting Kuczynski’s pre-publication publicity under a micropscope but today, they mine a NSFW nugget about an early episode in the development of the author’s cosmetic consciousness from 740 Park. No doubt it’s pure coincidence that today’s Times carries Kuczynski’s revelation of her search for … Continue reading

Back to Press Again

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On publication day of the trade paperback edition of 740 Park, Broadway Books announced the third printing of this new edition, making an even dozen trips to press so far.