Archive for April, 2011

Trump For President

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Votez pour Le Donald, I say in this week’s Crain’s New York Business. Read it before you react!

Good Housekeeping

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I’ve been neglecting everything on this site aside from the blog the last two years as I reported and wrote Unreal Estate. Now that the book’s done, I’ve finally updated the links to my recent published articles, including all my columns for Crain’s New York Business and stories for Travel & Leisure, so anyone who lands here is invited to browse them by clicking here.

Turn Up Your Radio

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Or just hit play. Today, I woke up craving Van Morrison.

A Taste of Lennon

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I don’t know why but I woke up today with a craving for Instant Karma.

Model: The e-book, at last!

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Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women will be republished in an updated trade paperback edition (with its original award-winning jacket design restored) on September 13, 2011. Even better, the bestseller that the New York Times Book Review called “the definitive work of the Barbizon school” will finally be available as as e-book. You can pre-order the Kindle version here. Watch this space for links to other e-book sources as they become available.

“Real estate porn, West Coast style”

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The cat’s out of the bag. Curbed National’s chief real estate savant Sarah Firshein just revealed the jacket of Unreal Estate — and wheedled out me the first hints of what’s inside, even as I’m still knee-deep in answering queries from the copy editor. You’ll get no more out of me. So go there instead. Curbed will even lead you to Amazon where you can pre-order the book (which will be published November 1, 2011).

Money can’t buy you class

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In my Crains New York Business column this week, I wonder why condos are worth more than co-ops. In dollars, that is. UPDATE: Curbed New York is quite amused by this column, and uses it as an excuse to say that 740 Park is “the only [book] that matters” on the subject of New York City co-ops. Whoo-hoo!

Attention K-Art Shoppers!

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Caravaggio at K-Mart prices? Value-priced Velazquez? Metropolitan Museum of Art memberships have just gone on sale… and you can get fifteen months for the price of twelve. Boasts the Met: “You’ll enjoy outstanding benefits including unlimited free admission,” which is guaranteed to all by the museum’s lease, but never mind, “Members-only events, discounts in The Met Store, access to the exclusive Members Dining Room overlooking Central Park, and more.” You still can’t get Rogues’ Gallery there, but again, never mind. Click here for details.