What a way to start your day (and a brand-new blog)! I woke to the news from gawker.com that I’ve got quite a creative detractor [or two] at 740 Park. All I can say is, anonymous negative pejoratives are the highest form of flattery. Oh, and Janet Maslin’s Times review also said, “The curb appeal of all this is clear. The reader’s role is that of designated ogler; the writer’s job is to celebrate wealth, trace bloodlines back to the Mayflower and savor schadenfreude… Outside the work of Edith Wharton or Jane Austen, it’s rare to find such brazen speculation about exactly what people are worth… Changing demographic and economic realities… have made 740 Park a mirror of its times.” I guess that for some, it’s hard to look in the mirror.