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ALL CARS BEGIN AS A CONCEPT. ON RARE OCCASIONS, THEY END AS ONE. It began as an idea unburdened by limitations. And in the end, despite the practicality of manufacturing and the challenges of production, it remained one. Introducing the first creation from the Acura Design Studio – the ZDX four-door coupe concept. Introducing Next.

Learn more at acura.com or by calling 1-800-To-Acura. © 2010 Acura. Acura and ZDX are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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CHRONICLES Celebrating some fascinating new books with literary friends. By Debbie Bancroft

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OLD NEW YORK The stories behind the homes that became the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and the Merchant’s House Museum. By Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

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WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . Celebrity hair stylist John Barrett has felt like a real New Yorker ever since the first time he gave a cabbie painfully precise directions.

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ARTS CALENDAR What’s on view at galleries and museums.

on the cover Orange dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria. Necklace, bracelet and watch, all provided by Melania’s line for QVC. Shoes, Melania’s own. Photographed by Chloe Crespi. Styled by Cricket Burns. Hair by Mordechai Alvow for Hiro Haraguchi Salon. Makeup by Nicole Bryl for Make-Up New York. Market Editing by Guillaume Boulez.

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“I have so many fans who ask me all the time what I am wearing, or ask where I got my watch or some piece of jewelry. I just thought that this was a great time to put my signature on a collection.” —Melania Trump Black satin dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Ring, earrings, watch and bracelets, all provided by Melania’s line for QVC. MARCH 2010 · AVENUE MAGAZINE | 41

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style. She’s never too much, never overdone. She’s just right. She wears what she wears with a great sense of security.” To Wolkoff, the attractive price point is nothing short of genius. “So many people will want to have a piece of her. So many people will want to wear what she has created,” she adds. “She’s going to make a business for herself that will be really successful.” When talking to Melania, it’s clear that Mr. Trump is not the only one in the family with a head for business. Melania was drawn to QVC simply because they are one of the best shopping networks around. “They are a great way to get into homes all across America,” she says. “You can be sitting in your living room, see something that you like and buy it.” She also has her eye on another segment of the population as potential jewelry buyers: busy men. “A man could easily tune in and buy a present for a loved one. If he doesn’t have time, or doesn’t want to go out and shop, but he needs a present for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day or a birthday, he might easily see something he thinks would suit his wife or daughter or mother and buy it”—all without breaking the bank. Her own husband doesn’t need to shop for bargains, but he thinks she has a great design sense. “She’s beautiful inside and out,” Donald Trump says. “And she has a great aesthetic eye. She just has an amazing innate sense of fashion and beauty that cannot be learned. She can design a coat, make the coat and wear the coat, and women will come up to her and say, ‘Where did you get that coat? I have to have it.’” As the story suggests, Melania has been involved in every aspect of the process of launching her jewelry line, from inception to manufacture to marketing. “I don’t do things in half measures,” she says. “If it is going to have my name on it, I have to be involved every step of the way, first designing it on paper, then creating a sample, then producing it, then sharing it. That’s the way I am about everything, 100 percent. When I chair the Heart Ball in Palm Beach, I give 100 percent. I help choose the invitations, decorations—everything. That’s the way I am.”

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And it is how she has approached motherhood. “My first priority is my little boy,” she says. “He needs me to be there for him, to guide him. I have breakfast, lunch and dinner with him. It’s very important. I always say, ‘I have a little boss in the house.’” The little boss may soon be giving the big boss a run for his money on the golf course. Young Barron is taking golf lessons during the family’s regular weekends in Palm Beach at Mar-a-Lago. André Leon Talley, Vogue’s larger-than-life editor at large who has been friends with Melania since the two traveled to Paris to choose her wedding dress, says that whenever he has lunch with her, half the conversation is about young Barron. He marvels at how she has stayed true to who she is, while fulfilling the demanding role of being Mrs. Trump. “She has such integrity,” he says. “She stays true to her own style. She is impeccable, and she has such soignée. She has soignée the way Carolina Herrera has soignée and C. Z. Guest had soignée. And she has it in six-anda-half inch Louboutins, which she wears even when she drops Barron off at school.” Being Mrs. Trump hasn’t changed her, Melania says. “It’s just me being me. Yes, my last name is Trump, but I am keeping my identity. I don’t think a marriage works if you want to change the other person. Women should do what they want to do to make their dreams come true. You have to be who you are.” And no, she is not fazed by her husband’s legendary germaphobia. “I support him 100 percent about that. I am the same way. I think he was just the first one to be honest about how germs spread.” This can be a challenge, with a husband who is one of the most famous people in the country. Whenever they are out, adoring fans approach them, and many, many people want to shake his hand. But fame and fans and the prospect of some big-time success are just facts that Melania takes in her usual, elegant, long-legged stride, saying, “My life feels completely normal to me.” �

“Melania just has an amazing innate sense of fashion and beauty that cannot be learned. She can design a coat, make the coat, and wear the coat, and women will come up to her and say, ‘Where did you get that coat? I have to have it.’” —Donald Trump

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Clockwise from left: Ross; Ross and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Laura Ross with then-President Bill Clinton, then-first lady Hillary Clinton and Ross’ husband, James Ross; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ross; Ross, Ambassador Gerald Scott and James Saxton-Ruiz

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A Better Beauty At his Upper East Side practice, Dr. Elie Levine offers a personalized approach to plastic surgery

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contouring procedures, including liposuction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasties and post-bariatric procedures. He prides himself on offering his clients all-around care, such as optimizing the skin before and after surgery to reduce redness, decrease swelling and improve healing and results. In a city where cookie-cutter plastic surgeries are all too common, Dr. Levine offers patients not just a youthful look, but a naturally beautiful, youthful look. ✦

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1200 Fifth Avenue. New Listing. Mint condition 5 bedroom, 5 bath prewar condominium apartment with beautiful Central Park views. New kitchens and Waterworks baths. So spacious and special. Gym and storage. Full service doorman building. Sale by the sponsor. File #CD050234. $4.495M. Web #1158103. Alexa Lambert 212-452-4408

Landmarked TH Off Park Ave on 62nd. Restored 20 ft 19th C. 5 story elev brownstone w/bsmt. 7000+sf, 14 rooms. Garden w/water wall. Parlor flr w/drawing rm, libr/ DR, den, architectural detail & 13 ft ceils. 5 fplcs. 2 skylights. Master flr + 5BRs, 5.5 bths, kitchenette, FR+ staff area, lndry rm. $15.5M. Web #1071519. B.Evans Butler 452-4391

Expansive Mint Museum Mile 7 Condo + Maid’s Rm. Fifth Ave/E 86th. Spacious 3BR with ensuite baths + maid’s rm on lower floor, powder room & planted terrace. LR, formal DR, eat-in kitchen, W/D, fabulous closets & storage bin. Luxury full service building steps from Central Park. $5.3M. Web #1165042. V.Artzt 212-585-4525

Exquisite 5 Bedroom. East 72nd. This wonderful 9 room apt has a spacious MBR suite & 3-4 additional bedrooms. The elegant double living room & sophisticated library both have wood-burning fireplaces & the formal dining rm is perfect for larger scale entertaining. $5.9M. Web #1166068. K.Henckels 212-452-4402/P.Ward 585-4534

Park Avenue Condo. Midtown. Elegant, hi floor 2BR/2.5 bth designed by Costas Kondylis & voted best new residential bldg in 2007. Floor-to-ceil windows with Juliet balconies offer N & W expos over Park Ave. Bldg amenities: doorman, concierge, outdoor deck, fitness & business centers & garage. $2.4M. Web #1165512. J.Perlin 452-4373

Georgian Townhouse. East 81st/Madison & Park Avenues. A 20 foot 5 story renovated single-family townhouse with handsome brick facade. Featuring a landscaped south garden, 7 bedrooms, numerous fireplaces beautiful architectural detailing and high ceilings. $13.95M. Web #1168110. Linda Melnick 452-4425/Tim Desmond 452-4380

Elegant Prewar 8 Room in Prime Park Avenue Building. Spacious & sunny 12th floor apt, 3BRs, 3 baths, large gallery, gracious LR with wood-burning fireplace, formal DR, windowed eat-in kitchen & 2 staff rooms. Original prewar details & floor plan intact. $3.995M. Web #1160912. A.Black 212-585-4578/J.Ambrose 585-4559

1100 Park Ave. One of Carnegie Hill’s finest prewar bldgs with unparalleled rm proportions, this 8 rm has been thoughtfully & fully renov. Hi ceils, prewar moldings, 2 zone CAC, 20x30’ LR with WBFP, 15x22’ DR, 3BRs, double maid’s/guest suite, 4 full bths & large EIK. Great oppty for discriminating buyer. $4.5M. Web #1160286. I.Wade 452-4439

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60 East 55th. Modern apartment with entry foyer, open living/dining area, floor-to-ceiling windows, windowed kitchen, split-bedrooms with ensuite baths, powder room and washer/dryer. Full service building with Core Club access. Priced at $2.195M. Web #1152691. Dennis Cusack 646-613-261/Mary Ellen Cashman 646-613-2616

Very Special on Sutton. This fully renovated & spacious 5 room home is light-filled & welcoming. There is a large living room, dining room, chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line equipment, 2 MBRs, 2.5 baths & W/D. White glove, highly serviced co-op with gym & garage. Pets not permitted. $1.45M. Web #1104409. Cornelia Eland 452-4384

Prewar Perfection - Classic 5. East 85th Street. Mint 2 bedroom gem with 2 baths, high ceilings, hardwood floors and the original details intact. Entry foyer, oversized living room, dining room, stateof-the-art kitchen and through-the-wall air conditioning. Full service building. $1.295M. Web #1168240. Marcy Sigler 212-452-4432

Romantic 5 Rm Prewar Co-op + Terrace. CPW. High up on the 18th floor, this home has fabulous views of CPW & Midtown, 9 foot ceilings, LR with wood-burning fireplace, formal DR, 2 renovated bths, 2 large MBRs, renovated eat-in kitch with W/D, hardwood floors & central AC. $3.6M. Web #1042425. C.B.Whyte 212-452-4446

Beautiful. Bespoke. Nolita. 211 Elizabeth. From the creators of the Boom Boom Room the most glamorous one bedroom in New York City. Classic design and handcrafted details. Wonderful light. 1.5 bths. Wood-burning fireplace. File# CD07-0607. $2.45M. Web #1148476. Sean Turner/Mary Ellen Cashman 212-585-4557

Expansive Triple Mint. Prime Soho 2,948 square foot home with a 31x30 foot living room, original columns & restored beams, 11 foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, mahogany windows. 700+ square foot MBR suite defies all expectations. Gourmet 13x17 foot eat-in kitch. $4.75M. Web #1156836. Michael Chapman 646-613-2613

Bright and Sunny South-facing Duplex with Terrace. West 23rd Street. Meticulously renovated throughout, this apartment maintains its prewar charm with exposed brick and hardwood floors but has a crisp modern feel in the new kitchen and bath. Washer/dryer. $1.195M. Web #1160939. Kevin Meath 646-613-2735

Chelsea Light and Views. West 20th Street. Sunny with Empire State Building views! Extra-large one bedroom plus home office or guest room. Sunken living & dining room. Designer renovation with top-of-the-line appliances, fixtures & tons of closets. Washer/dryer. Pet friendly. $1.075M. Web #1165171. Lee Ann Jaffee 646-613-2739

Huge & Gorgeous High Floor Prewar Co-op Studio. West 23rd. High-end gut renovated, separate kitchen & dressing room, top stainless-steel appliances, built-in cabinetry thru-out, south & west views. Oak floors, beamed ceiling, moldings & Murphy bed. Move right in, not to miss! $550K. Web #1160920. Steven Sumser 646-613-2741

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22 EAST 71ST STREET: Spectacular 45’ wide limestone mansion designed by renowned architect C.P.H. Gilbert. 21,000± sq. ft. on 6 floors. Zoned for residential or commercial use. $75,000,000. WEB: A0015884.

960 FIFTH AVENUE: Spectacular 13-room pre-war

740 PARK AVENUE: Immense 15-room duplex with

2 EAST 67TH STREET: Elegant 7-room prewar coop in top Rosario Candela building. Original details include herringbone floors, hard-carved moldings and high ceilings. $12,000,000. WEB: A0016191.

2 EAST 67TH STREET: Glamorous 7-room prewar co-op with lovely tree-line views of Central Park. Grandly scaled rooms, 11’ ceilings and beautiful architectural details. $12,000,000. WEB: A0015975.

770 PARK AVENUE: Stunning and spectacularly renovated 11 room Candela duplex. Sun flooded and grandly scaled rooms. A sweeping staircase leads to 3 bedrooms. $21,000,000. WEB: A0016895.

641 FIFTH AVENUE: Olympic Tower. Dramatic high floor Penthouse condo with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. 3 Bedrooms. Offered in excellent condition. $15,000,000. WEB: A0016614.

825 FIFTH AVENUE: Charming one bedroom apartment in top white glove pre-war building. Fabulous Central Park views from each room and prewar details throughout. $1,650,000. WEB: A0016508.

132 EAST 72ND STREET: Fabulous one bedroom

188 EAST 70TH STREET: Trafalgar House. High

EAST 65TH STREET: Grandly scaled 20’ wide townhouse just off Park Avenue. Elegant red brick and limestone façade. Perfectly suited for glamorous living and entertaining. $16,500,000. WEB:A0016303

1136 FIFTH AVENUE: Spectacular 8-into-7 room prewar coop offered in triple mint condition with breathtaking views of Central Park and the Reservior from all principal rooms. $8,975,000. WEB: A0016949

floor 2-bedroom, 2½-bath full-service condo. 500± sq ft terrace with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. $2,600,000. WEB: A0016545.

Rosario Candela duplex. Lovely tree-line views of Central Park from eight large windows. Offered in beautiful condition. $25,600,000. WEB: A0016180.

high ceilings, vast marble gallery, baronial living room, four large bedrooms with ensuite baths and sunny southern exposures. $26,000,000. WEB: A0016023.

Penthouse with a large wrap-around planted terrace. Sunny open exposures throughout. Offered in pristine condition. $2,200,000. WEB: A0016370.

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120 EAST 70TH STREET: Superb 6-story town-

THE PIERRE HOTEL: Ultimate lifestyle. Rare offering of mint condition 11-room full floor pre-war coop. Spectacular views. Hotel services. $27,500,000. WEB: A0016598. Roger Erickson, 212.606.7612

SHOW CASE ON FIFTH AVE: E 70s. Stunning prewar 7-room for grand entertaining. Central Park views. 35ft corner livingroom, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths. $7,200,000. WEB: A0016842. Anne Corey, 212.606.7733

90 WEST BROADWAY: Extraordinary value. Penthouse duplex with 74 windows, 7,000± sq ft interior, 1,850± roof top terrace. $6,995,000. WEB: A0015873. Roberta Golubock, 212.606.7704

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565 PARK AVENUE: Elegant 8-room pre-war co-op

mint 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths with sweeping city views in full service pre-war co-op. $4,290,000. WEB: A0016917. A. Koffman, J. Janssens, 212.606.7670

on high floor with open exposures. Sun-flooded with 3-bedroom, 3-bath in good condition. $4,200,000. WEB: A0016908. Leila C. Stone, 212.606.7663

1049 FIFTH AVENUE: Impeccably renovated prewar condo with 3-bedroom and ensuite Waterworks marble baths. $3,995,000. WEB: A0016855. R. Golubock, 212.606.7704, M. Juvelier, 212.606.7668

35 SUTTON PLACE: Spectacular loft in triple mint condition. Huge master suite and 2 more bedrooms, 4½ baths. River and city views from wrapped terrace. $4,950,000. WEB: A0016952. R. Erickson, 212.606.7612

470 PARK AVE: Rare property. High floor 6-room pre-war co-op. Corner living room with fireplace, 10’ ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, city views. $2,350,000. WEB: A0016643. Royce Pinkwater, 212.606.7718

444 WEST 19TH STREET: Mint condition 2-bed-

1200 FIFTH AVE: Located across from Central

room, 2-bath in full service luxury condo. 10’ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, 565± terrace. $1,850,000. WEB: A0016927. Olivia Hoge, 212.606.7738

Park, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath pre-war home is perfectly restored to its Art Deco splendor. $1,695,000. WEB: A0016926. Pauline Evans, 212.400.8740

HIGH FLOOR 1-BEDROOM CONDO: Spacious 3-room condo with spectacular water and city skyline views. High ceilings. $1,049,000. WEB: A0016925. M. Perceval, 212.606.7790, J. Fay, 212.606.7602

house with 10,000± sq ft, 16 rooms, 11’ ceilings, 9 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, elevator, 3 terraces, garden. $28,000,000. WEB: A0016387. L. Beit, 212.606.7703

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