“At once a soap opera and work of scholarship… it is both a narrowly focused history of a single apartment building and a case study in how wealth, power and perceived social standing changes hands over time. The book probes – and prods and skewers, enticing readers with details of marriages, divorces, wealth squandering, alleged affairs and drug addictions… A compelling narrative on the still-changing face of American affluence.”

“Making it On the Gold Coast,” The Jewish Week, 10/28/05