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THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE DEAR READERS, Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m the new editor in chief of AVENUE and AVENUE on the BEACH. I took the job in October. Six years earlier, I changed my Twitter bio to read “author, journalist and ‘recovering editor.’” To quote Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” This Miami-centric issue is not all my doing, and the same will be true of January’s Palm Beach issue. But I’ve begun to put my stamp on AVENUE which, since 1976, has been New York’s leading society magazine. It will—even as it changes, and change it has and will in months to come—remain true to that DNA. AVENUE is part guide to, and part taxonomy of, life at the top in our town. It is unabashedly, unapologetically focused on New York City’s elite. And even in a time of rising populist sentiment, it will stay laser-focused on its subjects. I learned my trade at publications like the East Side Express, Manhattan, Inc., Vanity Fair, the New York Times and New York magazine, and under editors like Clay Felker, A. M. Rosenthal, Tina Brown and Ed Kosner. Under their tutelage, I made New York’s upper echelon my beat. In 1995, I began a second career as an author. But I also kept an oar in the water of luxury magazines by writing for Travel & Leisure and Departures and creating and editing Bergdorf Goodman Magazine, which I ran from 2003 until 2009. When I left, I posted what I thought was the RIP for my magazine editing career. Life is full of surprises. In 2012, I launched the Unreal Estate column for this magazine. In summer 2014, I served as AVENUE’s acting editor for three months. One thing I did then was the cover you see here featuring David Koch, the billionaire, philanthropist and conservative political force. It sums up how I will approach my new job. I didn’t assign the cover story, but regardless of what I thought of his politics, I felt his generous giving to medicine and the arts was admirable, apolitical and too often ignored. But with the cover line, I chose to wink at readers who may have felt that the connection between the dinosaurs on his tie and his politics was appropriate. You can expect more of the same sort of knowing celebration in months to come. Around the corner from AVENUE’s office, an Italian restaurant I used to frequent called SD26 recently morphed into Black Barn, a farm-to-table-style place run by John Doherty, the former executive chef at the Waldorf Astoria. He left that job when the hotel’s ownership changed, and got his dream: a restaurant of his own. I recently ate at his twice-weekly chef’s table, and savoring a magnificent meal, thought how great it can be to reboot, refresh, shake things up. The new AVENUE will roll out slowly but steadily in months to come. The first hints of what it is becoming have been on view for weeks at avenuemagazine. com, our website, and are visible in the pages that follow. In months to come, we’ll be introducing new contributors like Roger de Cabrol, who joins our masthead this month as a contributing editor; and Suzanne O’Malley, who is our newest editor-at-large; a column called Boy Toys, about just that; and we’ll beef up our coverage of restaurants, one of the city’s most vital industries, of jewelry, and of travel, our well-deserved escape. More broadly, AVENUE will expand its coverage beyond old families, ancestor worship and the Upper East Side. So pay attention, Silicon Alley cats, hedge funders, FiDi and Brooklyn. We’re all in this together.
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Welcome Michael Gross! Michael joined our editorial team as editor in chief last month, and he has started to put his mark on our issues. Stay tuned to AVENUE and avenuemagazine.com to see what he has up his sleeves. We promise big changes. We’re kicking off this month in Miami, as we follow our readers to the art markets. For the next four months, we’ll be publishing as AVENUE in New York City, and as AVENUE on the BEACH in South Florida. Each issue will feature our same great content, keeping our readers in the know with all the latest trends, and allowing our partners to reach their audience where they winter. Our cover stars this month are art power couple Yvonne Force Villareal and Leo Villareal. Both have been instrumental in bringing art into public spaces for years. Many congratulations to Leo, who recently signed with Pace Gallery, and to Yvonne, for her tireless work with Art Production Fund (APF). She just recently announced that after 14 years of helming APF with Doreen Remen, the two are handing over the reins to executive director Casey Fremont as they pursue another project, Culture Corps. This month, we also feature our ever-important last-minute gift guide. With everything from chic home items to fashion-forward shoes and jewelry, we promise that your gift recipients will think you’ve had this planned for months. And we won’t tell them otherwise… Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday season, and best wishes for a wonderful start to 2017! See you on the AVENUE!
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Yvonne wears a lace blouse and wide-leg wrap pants by BY. Bonnie Young: Kirna Zabête, 477 Broome Street. Atlas® Wide Cuff in 18k Gold by Tiffany & Co.: tiffany.com. Converge Open Oval Two Part Hoop in 18k Yellow Gold with Pavé Diamonds by Paige Novick: paigenovick.com. Morganite Little Bend Over Ring in 18k Yellow Gold by Efva Attling: efvaattling.com. Leo wears a Oxford Shirt and Faded FivePocket Jeans by Ralph Lauren Blue Label: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.4000. Blazer by Gucci. Brisbane Sneakers with Black Leather and Suede by Allen Edmonds.
this page Leo and Yvonne Force Villareal photographed by Georgia Nerheim. Creative direction by Emily Barnes. Makeup by Andriani Vasiliou using Charlotte Tilbury for Kramer+Kramer. Hair by April Barton of Suite 303. Leo wears a Donners Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Theory. Velvet Blazer by Dolce & Gabbana. Faded Five-Pocket Jeans by Ralph Lauren Blue Label. All Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.4000. Yvonne wears a Polvere Multicolor Nylon Tulle Longsleeve Kimono Dress with All Over Sequin Embroidery and Fringe Detail by Gucci: gucci.com. Ring set in Platinum with an Oval Pink Tourmaline by Tiffany & Co.: tiffany.com. (center) Patricia Field photographed by Keith Major. Patricia wears a Hand Painted Jacket with Rag Rug Trim by David Dalrymple.
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Sweet Charities: Inside two of this season’s parties with purpose
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he goblins and gremlins have passed, and now elves and the chubby white-bearded guy lie in wait. At this time in between, I chose to write about parties given by friends, for causes I hold dear. The Boys’ Club of New York is on the top of my list. For 140 years, this nonprofit organization has nurtured, counseled and mentored boys and young men to help them reach their fullest potential by providing fun and effective programs. Many board members have served for decades, and their dedication was palpable at the 68th Annual Fall Dance. Trustee Kathy Irwin told me it was her 51st dance! Cochaired by Sara Ayres, Amy Griffin, Alexandra Robertson, Lauren Santo Domingo and Shirin von Wulffen, the party held at the Pierre raised $1.2 million. Dior did more than sponsor: they also provided the china and glassware. The centerpieces were Dior handbag topiaries designed by Bronson van Wyck, and they Alexandra Robertson, Lauren Santo Domingo, Amy Griffin, left on the arms of several well-adorned guests. Sara Ayres and Shirin von Wulffen He also cleverly used herb plants that would later go back to the Boys’ Club for use in their cooking classes. All the chairs, and new Woman’s Board president Ritchey Howe, dazzled in Dior, and an Instagram contest to win a bag from the brand had us all in a frenzy to capture the most images of the evening. (I’m sure our followers wondered why they were seeing scores of fuzzy images of appetizers and backs of heads, but that’s what Dior does to us.) The star of the evening was undoubtedly BC alum Sebastian de la Cruz, who will graduate from Cornell next year. DJ Alexandra Richards spun, and among those cutting the rug were Renaud de Lesquen, president of Dior North America, Jessica Hart, Christine Schwarzman, Dennis Basso, Sebastian de la Cruz and Ashley and Jeff McDermott, Bill Bratton, Fran L’Esperance, board Ritchey Howe president Bill Tyree, and many Women’s Board members and trustees, including Ellen Niven, Alice Ross, Jackie Williams, Shabnam Henry, Gabrielle Bacon and Anjali Melwani, Alexia Ryan, Jamee Gregory, Muffy Miller, Dara O’Hara, Tatiana Alexandra Richards and Thorne Perkin, Betsy and Rob Pitts, David Howe, Stephanie Coleman, Hilary Geary Ross, Ros L’Esperance and Alex Robertson. The event was a smashing success, as we all knew it would be after Ken Fulk, San Francisco event and design wunderkind, launched this year’s fall dance with the ultimate girls’ night at his Tribeca loft a few weeks ago. Another event inspired by passion is the Alzheimer’s Jamee and Peter Gregory Association 33rd Annual Rita Hayworth Gala, founded by the event namesake’s daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. The goal is to find a cure for the disease that took her mother Dara O’Hara at 68 years old. Two amazing individuals were honored: the legendary hockey star Brendan Shanahan and the president of HSN, Bill Brand, for their work toward the cause. The event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street, had just crossed the $70 million mark in funds raised toward the fight against Alzheimer’s. Karyn Kornfeld chaired and Mark Locks served as vice chair. Supporters in attendance included Diandra de Morrell Douglas, the Duchess of York, Anne Hearst McInerney and Jay McInerney, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Hunt Slonem, Daryl Simon, Robin Meltzer, Sarah Rafferty of USA’s Suits, HSN Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Bill Brand and Karyn Kornfeld Mindy Grossman CEO Mindy Grossman and Patty Raynes. ✦
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THE FRICK COLLECTION October 25 – January 22, 2017: Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene: An Italian Baroque Masterpiece November 16 – February 19, 2017: Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court 1 East 70th Street 212.547.0710 frick.org
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Guido Cagnacci (1601 — 1663). The Repentant Magdalene, ca. 1660 — 63. Oil on canvas 90 1/4 x 104 3/4 inches. Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena, California.
Jean Pougny (Ivan Puni) (Russian, born Finland. 1892 - 1956). Flight of Forms. 1919. Gouache and pencil on paper, 51 1/8 x 51 1/2 (129.7 x 130.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund.
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J O H N FREEMA N G ILL The storied corner row house at 721 St. Nicholas Avenue (shown here at far right, in 2014) was shuttered for at least two decades but is undergoing a thorough renovation.
SHINING UP THE SILVER DOLLAR
or most of the past two decades, the Victorian Romanesque row house at 721 St. Nicholas Avenue, at the southwest corner of 146th Street, was a decrepit shell. The arcaded windows of its eye-catching round tower were shuttered. The scrolled gable of its once handsome dormer was rotting. In recent years, the building’s fire-damaged rooms were home to cats and a colony of raccoons. But a gut renovation is nearing completion, rejuvenating the 1891 building as a mixed-use condominium and bringing a measure of elegance back to a storied corner of the Hamilton Heights Historic District. As Harlem’s fortunes have risen and fallen and risen again since the late 19th century, 721 St. Nicholas Avenue has enjoyed a rich and varied series of uses. Several iterations have made it an elite men’s social club, a respected private school for boys and a rollicking speakeasy highlighted as a musical hotspot in a 1935 Langston Hughes play. The rotund-towered building—“a hot-air balloon of masonry,” in the words of architectural historian Christopher Gray—began its life as a residence, the northernmost of five row houses designed by the
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architects Thayer & Robinson. In 1898, the four-and-a-half-story house was adapted to a more high-profile use as the Heights Club, a gathering place for socially prominent residents of Washington Heights. At the time, the Heights was defined roughly as the west side blocks between West 140th Street and the George Washington Bridge. In March 1898, the exclusive organization held a formal reception to unveil its swanky new clubhouse. Five hundred visitors explored the club’s facilities. A grill room at street level gave way to a library, a smoking room and a reception room above. On the second floor was a pool room and two card rooms. A billiard room and ladies’ reception room, decorated in gold and blue, occupied the third floor. The top-story aerie, which was given a castle-tower atmosphere by a row of seven narrow arched windows set into the curved front wall, was occupied by the directors’ room and members’ sleeping rooms. Several American paintings, on loan from the Union League Club, adorned the walls. The entire place was decorated with palms and cut flowers. Though an earlier attempt to found a club in the area had failed for want of members, the extension of the elevated railroad to 155th Street
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spurred development. The well-to-do were especially drawn to St. Nicholas Avenue, a wide boulevard with plenty of room for recreational riding or showing off one’s grand equipage. The Heights Club quickly approached its limit of 500 members, who competed in bowling tournaments against other Harlem clubs; held “smokers” enlivened by the viewing of images through a stereoscope; and exhibited oil paintings by the likes of Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Edwin Church. The Heights Club’s first president was Justice William Travers Jerome, a first cousin of Jennie Jerome, Winston Churchill’s mother. A colorful anticorruption crusader, Jerome was famous for leading raids in which, the New York Times reported, “his men chopped down doors with axes, blew up barricades with dynamite and carried off gamblers, keepers of disorderly houses and police lawbreakers to prison.” He was known to conduct impromptu court sessions inside the buildings he raided, pulling a Bible from his hip pocket to swear in witnesses. In 1900, the Heights Club moved across 146th Street to a sprawling, four-story stone house, also distinguished by a handsome corner tower. The mansion had previously been occupied by the New York Tennis Club. By fall 1903, the Barnard School for Boys had moved into 721 St. Nicholas, relocating from West 125th Street for its 17th year. The prep school’s founder was William Livingston Hazen, a pioneer in the summer camp movement who also established the nearby Barnard School for Girls on Convent Avenue. Hazen served as the headmaster of both schools until his death in 1944, though he had a single, heroic hiatus: In 1898, he was a cap-
As Harlem’s fortunes have risen and fallen and risen again since the late 19th century, 721 St. Nicholas Avenue has enjoyed a rich and varied series of uses. tain in the Spanish-American War, earning a presidential citation by leading his men, the noted “Harlem Company” of the 71st Infantry Regiment, up San Juan Hill in Cuba. Lying ill with fever in the aftermath of the war, he told the New-York Tribune that the harsh experience of the soldiers in Cuba was “indescribable.” The boys’ school prospered enough to outgrow its St. Nicholas Avenue home, prompting the purchase of land in Fieldston, a tony enclave in the Bronx, in 1912. (In 1973, Barnard merged with the Horace Mann School.) Starting around 1925, the ground floor of 721 St. Nicholas was home to one of the neighborhood’s first speakeasies, the Silver Dollar Bar and Grill. The Harlem Renaissance was in full swing, and the Silver Dollar
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Clockwise, from top left: The restoration of No. 721 St. Nicholas Avenue, home in 1898 to the exclusive Heights Club, is nearing completion; the view across St. Nicholas from the top-ﬂoor apartment’s private roof deck; the Barnard School for Boys, a respected private school, circa 1910.
(also known as “the 721”) became a musical destination for jazz aficionados. The speakeasy was likely named in homage to its famous namesake saloon in St. Louis, where Scott Joplin had played piano in the 1880s. Timme Rosenkrantz, a Danish baron who was immersed in Harlem’s jazz world for three decades beginning in 1934, recalled the Silver Dollar in his memoir as one of the two most popular watering posts in the neighborhood, which had come to be called Sugar Hill. Rosenkrantz worked in the Mel-O-Dee record shop up the avenue near 147th Street. Revelers from the Silver Dollar routinely wandered into the shop, drinks still in hand, to listen to new releases. Toy Wilson, nicknamed “the Mad Genius,” regularly played stride piano in the back room of the Silver Dollar. “What a fantastic lefthander he was,” Rosenkrantz remembered, noting that Duke Ellington once observed that “this technique could only be mastered by reaching for that drink on the far right of the piano while keeping up the tempo and melody with the left hand.” Most saloons in Sugar Hill were owned by Italians, including the Silver Dollar. The Associated Negro Press, a black news service, called the speakeasy the “swankiest ‘liquory’ up there.” In 1935, the ANP reported that black patrons “made business so excellent” at the Silver Dollar that “its Roman proprietors,
two months ago, called in white and colored workers to double its capacity.” Mussolini’s invasion of the East African nation of Ethiopia in 1935 led to some lively byplay between Italian saloon proprietors and their black customers. “Colored patrons constantly tease or just ‘gum beat’ the Italian bartenders and owners about what ‘we goin’ to do to Muzzerleenie,’” the ANP wrote. For the most part, the Italians laughed off the jokes. But Sugar Hill could be a rough place. Area residents complained of gun violence, gambling and petty racketeering. By the late 1930s nine saloons were doing business on St. Nicholas Avenue between 145th and 149th Streets. In March 1936, a white man and his “gun moll” robbed the Silver Dollar’s patrons of jewels and cash, according to the New York Amsterdam News. The following month, a brawl over a woman resulted in the stabbing deaths of the bar’s ownermanager, Archie Trozzo, and a waiter. Both had tried to break up the fight. The arrest of the murder suspects, a pair of Harlem brothers, spared them a potentially worse fate, the Amsterdam News reported, as a price had been put on their heads by “business associates of Trozzo in the ownership of the Silver Dollar, the Moulin Rouge and Victoria grills.” The Silver Dollar survived until 1964, according to a city landmarks report. Several longtime area residents said recently in interviews that 721 St. Nicholas had been boarded up for as long as they could remember. But some recalled the ground floor’s incarnation in the 1970s as “the 721,” a bar with a few tables in the back. “The Italian guy would cook up spaghetti and meatballs for you for a dollar and a quarter,” said a beefy man in a wheelchair who asked to be identified only by his street name, Rock. The name of the new condo taking shape in the resuscitated Victorian building is the Barnard, in deference to the boys’ school. A high-end bar-restaurant, a new heir to the Silver Dollar, is expected to occupy the ground floor, said Tamara Marotta, of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the broker for the building. The upper four stories will be apartments—three two-bedroom, two-bath units and a one-bedroom, one-and-ahalf-bath unit with a study—offered at prices ranging from $1.15 to $1.41 million. An enormous Japanese pagoda tree outside gives the apartments a tree house feeling. The restored wooden windows in the rounded tower wall, which look out across the broad boulevard of St. Nicholas Avenue and the sky above it, provide an appealing sense of openness. It’s all a far cry from the building’s earlier, ruined condition. To stabilize the house and satisfy the city’s exacting landmarks commission, Steeplechase Construction Group, the project’s sponsor and developer, rebuilt half the 146th Street façade. They also replicated the fire-ravaged mansard roof with new slate and restored the dormer, refurbishing its distinctive scrolled gable. “When I first came here in 2009, it was a really shaky and unstable building, and I didn’t sleep because I thought we were going to be killed,” said Novak Vukasinovic, a principal of Steeplechase. “Now it’s like a nuclear shelter with all the new steel joists and I beams, and it’s going to stand another 200 years.” ✦ John Freeman Gill’s first novel, The Gargoyle Hunters, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in March 2017
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“Art has gotten a bad name.”
arly this fall, in a classroom in an East 50s skyscraper, a handful of the most powerful women in the art world gathered to dish. Sotheby’s Institute, the auction house’s master’s degree program, had invited them to address guests and students (a sensible choice, since the school is so predominantly female they recently had to renovate the main floor to add more women’s restrooms). The topic turned, as it almost always does these days in the art world, to the trilliondollar market and to the one-percenters playing in it—and the rabid attention paid to it. Marianne Boesky, daughter of the insider trader Ivan Boesky, herself an art dealer, envied for both her eye for talent and her client list, said “There are cartels of people getting behind artists—pumping and dumping!” Elizabeth Dee, who just pioneered the art neighborhood of Harlem with a huge new gallery and has launched Independent. a hugely successful “alternative” art fair, concurred. And Amy Cappellazzo, who has just moved to Sotheby’s after two decades as contemporary art czar at archrival Christie’s, bragged she “could always sniff out the imposters” —as if art collectors were reality TV contestants who aren’t there for the right reasons. She searched the air to find a distasteful word for the fascination people have today with talking about the art market, its trends and records, as if it were a sport. “It’s porn,” she said. Ironic, of course, as this was a bit like a critique of nudity from Larry Flynt. The auction houses and art fairs have been complicit, if not brilliant, at expanding, reinventing and fueling the art market in the last generation. With stops and starts, prices for a handful of artists, most notably Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, but many
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more have been on an almost uninterrupted tear for a generation, while other artists have risen, fallen, disappeared, been discovered and ruthlessly discarded again. As prices have climbed, so have lawsuits, tales of fakes, of huge markups and of friendships betrayed. “Art has gotten a bad name,” notes veteran dealer Jane Kallir, of Galerie St. Etienne, writing in the annual “Art Market Report” she’s been doing for decades. “The private nature of most art transfers, coupled with the large sums of money that can be involved, create an aura of malfeasance,” she notes, “even where none exists.” Enter Schadenfreude. People on the sidelines, kept out of the game by income, disinclination or simply bad market timing, have rooted for the end of the art boom, its crazy prices, global Grand Tour of parties and gargantuan, almost unbelievable transactions (Pablo Picasso’s Bust of a Woman was priced at $47.4 million when a Qatari royal contracted to buy it in 2014, but Larry Gagosian sold it to Leon Black the next year for $106 million.) At first glance, they seem to be getting their way. In the nine months ended September 30, 2016, Sotheby’s reported net income of $8.6 million, compared to $54.9 million in the prior year period. The auctioneer disclosed: “The lower level of net income is principally due to a decrease of $764.5 million, or 26 percent, in net auction sales associated with the recent decline in the global art market.” Art speculators have been bitten in the butt in recent weeks, too, as some “flavor of the month” artists sold at the November auctions in New York for a fraction of earlier prices. At the big fall auctions, you could almost hear the sound of air hissing out of the art market bubble. In the Contemporary sales, works by both legends like Roy
Lichtenstein and up-and-comers like Dan Colen sold at mark-down prices. Tommy Hilfiger parted with his Damien Hirst, “The Crown of Life,” 2006, for $1.15 million, which looked good until you realized he bought it five years ago for $1.4 million. How much is the market down?: Christie’s bellwether sale of Post-War and Contemporary art, which brought $276.9 million on November 16, plummeted from the $658 million total of the same sale 18 months ago, in May 2015. We-told-you-so-ers might want to take pleasure in this, but it would be a waste. For a look at why it doesn’t matter, take a look back. (Sorry, but the boom, by and large, is not going anywhere.) DECEMBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH | 49
Left: Vincent van Gogh, 1888, Oil on canvas Below: Peter Doig, White Canoe, 1990-1991, Oil on Canvas Bottom: Damien Hirst, Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain, 2007, Glass, painted stainless steel, silicone, arrows, crossbow bolts, stainless steel cable and clamps, stainless steel carabiner, bullock and formaldehyde solution
The great art boom, with its fits and starts, is generally traced back to 1987, when Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers sold for $33 million. All around the world, people who never talked about art were talking about the eye-popping price (which would be laughably low now: it’s not even in the top 50). After that, records fell like dominos. The stock market “crashed” in October 1987, falling 500 points in a day, but that only fueled the fury, as confidence in stocks got shaky. By 1989, Van Gogh’s glorious Portrait of Dr. Gachet made $82 million, selling to a Japanese buyer who at one point joked he wanted it buried with him. About 18 months later, the fever had passed, Japanese estate tax and financing rules that had favored art acquisitions changed, and auctions returned to the somewhat sleepy slog they had been for centuries. Prices for works by such artists as Jean Dubuffet or Alfred Sisley fell by half overnight. Arguably, that should have been the end of the story. A group of collectors—think of them as Shakespeare’s Henry V might say, “we few, we happy few”— kept buying contemporary art into the freefall, getting a Cindy Sherman there or a Jeff Koons here for a few thousand dollars. These included Mera and Don Rubell (he’s the brother of the late cofounder of Studio 54, Steve Rubell); Larry Warsh, who was to turn profits made on early bets in Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring into funding for Chinese dissident art superstar Ai Weiwei two decades later; and Eli Broad, the financial services giant who in 2015 opened his own museum in Los Angeles. Their purchases began to look ridiculously smart when art bounced back around 1994. As prices climbed again, records set for masterpieces were increasingly covered by the mainstream press, and cottage industries of art-market analysis, and of making loans against art, arose and flourished. 50 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • DECEMBER 2016
“The art market’s true bubble is the one that its players live in.”
A global roundelay of wealthy art buying began, and you could chart who was bidding by the nations listed on the auction house’s currency boards. The Japanese first (favoring pretty, sun-dappled Impressionists), the Chinese in the 1990s (buying the classic blue-chips, plus their own nation’s art, new and ancient), the Russians (favoring the tougher modernists, trophy pieces, and works by Peter Doig and Mark Rothko, moving millions out of Russian to London and back through art), and the Arabs (buying all of it). There were more market downturns, some severe—the first Gulf War and the Justice Department investigation of price fixing between the top auctioneers in 2001–03 being two of the most notable. And then in 2002, the art fair Art Basel Miami Beach debuted, not coincidentally sponsored by Swiss bank UBS, and it changed everything. A cross between the day after Thanksgiving at Wal-Mart and Woodstock, it and the two dozen or so other fairs that followed became the gateway drug for millions to get hooked on the feverish, delightful, luxurious art world—and for the slice of those who could afford it, to get hooked on art collecting itself. Art became a recognized asset class, globally traded, internationally scrutinized, codified and endorsed. which is the reason some art dealers give today for why the art market can never crash again: it’s too big now, too “serious,” too watched. But those who think it’s all about art as an asset class miss the point, and miss the art market’s true bubble, the one that its players live in. For many art collectors, the promise of appreciation is the excuse for the splurge, not the fuel for it. It’s like saying you went to Shea Stadium to see the Beatles in the summer of 1965 because you knew the “Butcher” album would be worth a lot someday. It is, but saying
you were there, and there before so many others, is worth more. For many, the profit of art has always been the excuse for the party—and what a grand party it’s been. So, what’s the takeaway? On the one hand, you have the art market’s likely continued strength at the top end, fueled by a global addiction— and that is the right word for it—that shows no sign of abating. Which means that some mostly rich people buying art today are going to get much, much richer. And it’s probably not you, unless you already are on the waiting lists for the artists handled by that small handful of dealers whose “stables” tend to go up reliably. But the rising tide is no longer lifting all boats. Art as investment? Not even the best salesmen are claiming it’s that anymore. Marc Spiegler, director of Art Basel Miami Beach, which is held every December and is probably the busiest and most lucrative retail space for art in America, recently shocked some readers of the respected British trade journal The Art Newspaper when he wrote in an article, “Emerging art is not a great investment from a financial standpoint—because when it goes illiquid, it goes totally illiquid. There are artists whose works you simply cannot sell now….Of the artists selling well today, roughly 80 percent will be basically unsellable in 20 years,” he adds. “Which is perfectly fine. Because collecting contemporary art is about engaging with the Zeitgeist.” The Zeitgeist can be a capricious bitch. Don’t say you weren’t warned. ✦
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Leo and Yvonne Force Villareal and the Power of Public Art
photographed by Georgia
creative direction by Emily
makeup by Andriani Vasiliou using
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fashion assistance by Edwin
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LEO VILLAREAL’S STUDIO is part of a complex in Greenwood, Brooklyn. The buildings there span five streets and house dozens of artists’ spaces. They are perpendicular to Gowanus Bay, and east of the Gowanus Expressway. The streets are paved with cobblestones. The buildings are monotone. They are six stories tall with green windowpanes. There is salt in the air and rust on most of the loading docks. Leo’s studio is on the fourth floor. Everything echoes when walking up the metal stairs. There is a doorbell outside. Inside, there is light. “I realized that I could control light with [computer] code, and I had an epiphany that it was a powerful combo,” says Leo, whose illuminated sculptures and large-scale public works projects are displayed worldwide. The art in his 6,000-square-foot studio are museum and gallery pieces he created. They all project randomized patterns of colorful lights. One, titled Flag, is a representation of the American flag, a project he created in 2008. “This is as close as I would get to using an image,” says Leo of the piece. “I started thinking about the flag as a symbol, and its ratios and proportions.” At times, you can see the flag. At times, it portrays abstract patterns. “It resonates in different ways depending upon what’s happening in the world.” Earlier this fall, Leo joined Pace Gallery. He made his Pace debut with works shown at Frieze London in October, and he will be showing a new piece at Art Basel Miami Beach this year. He’ll be joined there by his wife, Yvonne Force Villareal. She’s been to Art Basel since 2007 to support the Art Production Fund (APF), a nonprofit she cofounded in 2000 to commission and produce public art. Both see art as a way to foster community and conversation. It’s a public service. In March 2013, Leo illuminated San Francisco’s Bay Bridge with 25,000 LED lights. The Bay Lights project was supposed to be up for two years. He moved his studio from Chelsea to Brooklyn soon after, as the Bay Lights boosted both Leo’s profile and the scale of his work. In January 2016, about a year after the project’s official end, the Bay Lights became a permanent installation. People are compelled to tell Leo their stories of the Bay Lights. He enjoys listening. “They’re not just describing a piece of art. It’s like a whole impactful moment that people have,” says Leo. “The passion it creates is really amazing.” At Pace, Leo will be working closely Radiant Wheel, 2016 54 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • DECEMBER 2016
“Public art OFFERS art FOR everyone,
AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY BELIEVE IN.” —YVONNE FORCE VILLAREAL
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with Future\Pace, an innovative partnership with Futurecity that is dedicated to public art. Yvonne knows the ins and outs of producing large-scale public works. APF helps to bring such projects—art that often requires permits, money and administrative support to pull off—to fruition. New Yorkers may remember Rudolf Stingel’s floral carpet in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall, installed in 2004; Art Adds, artwork placed on top of taxis in 2011; and After Hours, exhibits that existed on roll-down shutters outside closed stores in 2011 and 2013. All were APF projects. “Public art offers art for everyone, and that’s something that we really believe in,” Yvonne says. “People need art to consider a different way of looking at things and communicating.” The Art Production Fund began as a collaboration between Yvonne and Doreen Remen. The two are graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. The name was chosen for its simplicity, allowing each project to have its own identity. “We look for work where you can understand the project on your own terms,” says Yvonne. “We strive to foster projects that a child can really delight within and communicate, and simultaneously an art historian would be interested in.” The Art Production Fund doesn’t water down projects. “We keep to the artist’s vision.” The most recent APF opening was Seven Magic Mountains just outside Las Vegas, by artist Ugo Rondinone. It took five years to bring the project to fruition. “It’s a modern-day Stonehenge,” says Yvonne.
Yvonne wears a Halina Pleated High Neck Longsleeve Blouse by Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet: aliceandolivia.com.
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“It’s a sculpture that has its own sense of purpose and spirituality, and you don’t need to read too much about it to understand it.” APF’s most iconic contribution to date is Prada Marfa, a project by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The permanent installation is on U.S. Highway 90 in west Texas. It’s 26 miles outside of Marfa, which is is a community of 2,000 year-round residents that has become an epicenter of minimalist art. Prada Marfa is a museum, with real Prada shoes in sizes large enough to accommodate male feet in the window. “Prada Marfa is a monument to consumerism and sexual identity,” says Yvonne. The project was a collaboration with Ballroom Marfa, a nonprofit that seeks to further the community’s art scene. APF often operates by formulating partnerships with local institutions or museums. “We placed it outside Marfa because the project has a lot of personality,” says Yvonne of the piece. She didn’t want it to overwhelm the community. “The quiet beauty and the emptiness of Marfa is like a blank canvas in a way,” says Leo. “When you get there, you feel a sense of space.” The family—Leo, Yvonne and their two children, Cuatro and Lux—has a home there. They also have a cottage in Orient, Long Island, and a loft in New York City. Yvonne and Leo go to Burning Man to reboot. The annual weeklong festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is a gathering of artists and visionaries who create a village. “You come back exhausted but energized,” says Leo. Yvonne agrees. “What binds everyone together is that Burning Man is a gift economy. It brings out the best in people.” The festival is based on tenets of inclusivity, where a diverse group of people is welcome to create art without judgment or criticism. Leo first went to Burning Man in 1994, when the festival attracted a fraction of the 70,000 attendees it caps out at today. It was there that he started connecting software and light. The discovery was a practical one— “I needed a light to find my tent,” Leo says. The couple have been going to Burning Man together for the past 18 years. Leo now sits on the board of the Burning Man Project, a nonprofit that helps to fund the festival, as well as a variety of related spin-off productions. The two travel for their art, but New York is home for the couple. It’s where their kids, ages 5 and 13, go to school. They do not have a television in their Greenwich Village great room. The walls are white brick. They are covered with pieces created by Jeff Koons, Alex Ross, Alex Katz, Dash Snow, Rachel Feinstein, Lisa Yuskavage, Rudolf Stingel, Jessica Craig Martin, the couple’s children and Leo. Yvonne has posed for Katz almost 20 times. “We live with the art of our friends,” Yvonne says.
Leo wears a Jacquard Casual Button-Down Shirt by Salvatore Ferragamo: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.4000. Belt and pants, Leo’s own.
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Leo wears a Gingham Print Slim-Fit Shirt by Eton: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.4000. Belt, pants and shoes, Leo’s own.
AND PLACES IN GENERAL WANT TO HAVE art AS A PART OF THEIR LIVES.”
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“It’s really an honor to have their work. The way you place it creates its own dialogue and relationship.” A white John Chamberlain couch is in the center of the room. “We first met at an opening for John Chamberlain,” recalls Leo. Yvonne bought the original couch, a hand-carved prototype. Leo purchased one of 10 editions. They began dating soon after. The original couch is next to a baby grand piano. Both of their kids play. It’s important to Yvonne that they’re exposed to different hobbies. Her older child, Cuatro, sails. “We don’t know anything about sailing,” says Yvonne. “I had a very atypical upbringing,” she continues. Yvonne spent most of her formative years in Key West. “It was the ’70s. I was in a bathing suit and bare feet. But it’s also an artists’ home, a community where people embraced all walks of life.” The two return to South Florida, to Miami, for Art Basel this year. Pace will feature Leo’s work. As it has in the past, the Art Production Fund has partnered with artists to create and sell cotton beach towels at Art Basel. This year’s artists are Laurie Simmons and John Currin. Priced at $95, the towels are a way for people to own a piece by an artist that may not otherwise be accessible to them. All of the revenue from the sale of the towels goes back to public art projects. “It’s another way to give back to the public,” Yvonne says. Earlier this summer, Leo debuted Volume (Frisco), a piece at the Star, the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility in Frisco, Texas. “It’s a volumetric piece with 40-foot long stainless steel rods, located in the lobby,” says Leo. Both Volume (Frisco) and the Bay Lights have been featured on television during breaks in football games. Leo’s phone starts buzzing with Google alerts when it happens. “I guess we should start watching more football,” says Yvonne. The Cowboys commission in particular has resonated with a trend that both Leo and Yvonne see in art—that it doesn’t have to be confined to museums anymore. Recently, Yvonne and her APF cofounder Remen started Culture Corps, an art consultancy for the private sector, particularly in hospitality, media and real estate companies. This month, the duo announced that they will be handing the reins of APF to executive director Casey Fremont, who joined the organization in 2004. They’ll continue to be involved on the board of directors, but will now focus on Culture Corps. “There’s a growing desire to bring high-integrity projects to places,” says Yvonne. “Sophisticated people and places in general want to have art as a part of their lives,” Leo chimes in. That list now includes the city of London. Leo was just shortlisted for The Illuminated River, an initiative to light all 17 bridges across the river Thames. The winner will be announced on December 8. The bridges are the perfect metaphor for what both Yvonne and Leo strive to do in their work—to use art as a catalyst to bring people together. ✦ Buckyball, 2014 DECEMBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH | 59
PEOPLE ARE compelled to tell LEO THEIR stories OF THE BAY LIGHTS. HE enjoys listening.
Leo wears a Donners Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Theory. Velvet Blazer by Dolce & Gabbana. Faded Five-Pocket Jeans by Ralph Lauren Blue Label: all Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.4000. Yvonne wears a Polvere Multicolor Nylon Tulle Longsleeve Kimono Dress with All Over Sequin Embroidery and Fringe Detail by Gucci: gucci.com.
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ON THE BACK Patricia Field may have kissed her Bowery store farewell this year, but the flame-haired fashion legend (and downtown society icon) is hardly out on Skid Row; she’s about to make her debut at Art Basel Miami Beach. by Wendy
photographed by Keith
Runway photos by Michael Wittig. Patricia wears a blouse by Louis Vuitton, pants by Emporio Armani, vest by Steven Pochtar for Furs by PK, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana, and arm gloves and necklace by Patricia Field.
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ver coffee in her tiny ArtFashion studio in downtown New York, Patricia Field reveals that she plans to drive to Miami in her 2002 metallic aqua Ford T-Bird with her poodles, Sultana and Bootie. For Art Basel, she and the artists she represents are taking over the White Dot Gallery in Wynwood throughout the month of December to exhibit their ArtFashion collection. It includes classic street clothing pieces (think T-shirts, hoodies, denim tops and motorcycle jackets) with wild, one-of-a-kind painted designs. Among the artists are Scooter LaForge, Kyle Brincefield, Tom Knight, Suzanne Mallouk, Suzan Pitt, Jody Morlock, Iris Barbee Bonner, Ben Copperwheat, SSIK Designs, Steven Wine and Hushi Mortezaie. They are transforming the gallery into an interactive space, displaying a mix of paintings and sculptures as well as photography by Tina Paul and Edward Mapplethorpe. Fabulous at 74 years young, Field has spent decades in the fashion industry, gaining more recognition and status by the year. Before we knew her as a longtime store owner, and later as a stylist and costume designer, she was an Upper East Side girl, living on 76th between Second and Third, a few blocks from the dry cleaning business her parents owned and operated. She would visit every morning, learning fashion appreciation and entrepreneurial skills from an early age. Field has fond memories of growing up in the city: “I used to run around the East Side by myself. I was free, independent, and could go anywhere I wanted.” At 8 years old, she moved to Whitestone, Queens, after her father passed away and her mother remarried. Fifteen miles from her origins, Field was introduced to suburban life, but the faster-paced city kept drawing her back. She graduated from New York University with a major in liberal arts and, typically for those times, she didn’t have a career choice lined up. After seeing an ad for a manager position at the Farkas family department store Alexander’s, she applied, and got the job. “I realized it was something I was interested in learning,” says Field in her raspy voice. Under her watch, sales in her department rose after Field remerchandised the floor—she got a mannequin, pressed the blouses, made a visual display, and before you knew it items were flying off the racks. She was promoted to assistant buyer, and a year and a half later she moved on to work in the same role at Petrie Stores, which operated under the name Marianne Shops. In 1966, Field decided to strike out on her own with a boutique. Located on Washington Place in the heart of the NYU buildings, the small space carried Mod styles, which drew in the college girls and cool kids downtown. Five years
“Don’t forget, I was born an uptown girl.” –PATRICIA FIELD
Above: 38th Street Floral Denim Vest and Shorts, STUDmufﬁn NYC by Kyle Brinceﬁeld. Bottom: Bunny Ears Mask and Flared Corset Dress, Tom Tom Fashions by Tom Knight. Opposite page: Patricia wears a “GEO” Leather Coat by Jody Morlock (hand painted on vintage Evan Arpelli), blouse by Louis Vuitton, and necklace by Patricia Field.
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later, Field moved to a larger building on East 8th Street, which became the go-to shopping spot during the ’70s club scene and beyond. You never knew what you would find inside. A studded bustier? A purple wig? A multicolored fur coat? A pre-Caitlyn Jenner trannie or three? “My store was a bazaar and appealed to the younger crowd. It was always transitioning to the zeitgeist of the time,” says Field.
he took risks and lived life on the edge, much like Tiger Morse, the uptown socialite who was a predecessor in fashionland and an Andy Warhol muse. “I think we are perceived in the same way,” she says. Perhaps it was their shared eccentric style and uptown roots that led Andy Warhol to Patricia Field. “I’ll never forget. He said, ‘Oh, I’m really pleased to meet you, Patricia, you’re famous!’ I started laughing because he was really comical,” says Field. “I was impressed by his dry wit.” But not by his generosity. “Halston, who was one of my best friends, used to call him a cheapskate.” Fast-forward to today, and the social barriers between parts of the city remain, but they have changed. “Uptown has one personality and downtown has another, and as a result, a consciousness started to develop. In the ’70s, the East Village was on fire—there were tenement houses and all these artistic young people were moving in. It started to solidify into a lively nighttime area, whereas uptown was dead,” says Field. “I think in some areas of the city, it has blended and others have not. High society stays uptown and ventures downtown for amusement. One area that is growing by leaps and bounds today is near the World Trade Center. Residential buildings have developed, Hermès and Saks Fifth Avenue opened up, and now it’s packed with people. It’s fun to watch the city go through its changes.”
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Being a society woman today, Field thinks, is not as glamorous as she imagines it was in the 1930s, like in the movie The Women. “You look at fashion as a clue; I see very wealthy women shop at Chanel and walk out head to toe in the brand. I love Chanel and own a lot of their pieces, but dropping a couple hundred thousand dollars and walking out doesn’t mean you have style,” says Field, who is dressed in a blend of upand downtown: a black Louis Vuitton blouse and Emporio Armani pants, gold Dolce & Gabbana shoes, leather arm gloves and a pyramid style necklace from her own brand, and a light blue vest made by her friend Steven Pochtar for Furs by PK. “But then there are women like Sarah Jessica Parker. She was perfectly cast in the role of Carrie in Sex and the City because she has style and exuded it.” Back in the late ’80s to early ’90s, Field dressed stars in a number of movies and TV series in Miami. She met Parker during the filming of 1995’s Miami Rhapsody, where they bonded over their love for clothing, accessories and, yes, shoes. Three years later, HBO’s Sex and the City started and Parker asked Field to come on board as costume designer for the show.
ield’s resume grew as she took on her next project, creating the looks for 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada. She received several honors for her work in TV and film, including two Emmys and a Academy Award nomination. In 2012, Field once again moved her store to a larger building, this time to 306 Bowery, which combined her old apartment with an empty store behind it. With more space came more business. Upon sitting down in her office one day, Field realized that she’d been running her company for half a century. Real estate companies were calling all the time asking if she wanted to sell the property, but it took a while until she was
Above: Respect the Gap Crop Top and Jeans, THESEPINKLIPS by Iris Barbee Bonner. Middle: Madonna Metallic Rainbow Vest, Tom Tom Fashions by Tom Knight. Bottom left: Hand Painted Dragon Dress by Jody Morlock. Bottom right: Baby Dog Dress by Suzanne Mallouk.
willing to consider the idea. “My store gave me the opportunity to get into the film world and expand my fashion career. I have a golden anniversary with a good reputation, and I thought, ‘Why am I driving myself crazy?’ It wasn’t about the money, I wanted to change the schedule of my life and open it up for…whatever.” Field closed her store on the last day of February this year, but she isn’t ready for retirement yet. Currently, she’s focusing on the ArtFashion collection (born in her store) and expanding its offerings on her website. In addition to continuing her role as costume consultant on the New York–based TV Land series Younger, Field also aims to spend more time in Miami. “It’s just easier there,” she says. “I love the atmosphere and the mixed culture.” Her plans after Art Basel? Back to the city to see what’s next. At the end of the day, Patricia Field knows she will always be a New Yorker. Before stepping outside for a cigarette, she smiles and says, “Don’t forget, I was born an uptown girl.” ✦ DECEMBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH | 67
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n true New York fashion, the city goes all out for the holiday season. From spectacular theatrical performances to ice-skating and the iconic Times Square ball drop, New York City shines for the holidays. Enjoy creating new memories, or supersizing longstanding family traditions. New York is home to the tree at Rockefeller Center—this year, a Norway spruce from Oneonta, New York—the Rockettes, the Winter Village at Bryant Park, and, of course, millions of twinkling lights. Here are our top picks for holiday cheer. Enjoy the dazzling displays!
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All eyes turn to Times Square to usher in the New Year: a formidable task, but not for the greatest city in the world. The annual ball drop and “Auld Lang Syne” are popular ways to welcome the New Year. There is no more electrifying place to celebrate than New York City. Here are a few not-to-miss activities:
Street vendors roast chestnuts on open fires, their sweet aroma dancing in the air, and handheld bells jingle over the Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles: New York City’s energy enhances for the holidays. Here are a few not-to-miss holiday attractions.
Times Square Ball Drop As the clock nears midnight on December 31, the gigantic crystal ball with thousands of dazzling lights descends into Times Square. Star-studded musical performances, balloons, confetti and colorful pyrotechnics add to the festive atmosphere.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular It doesn’t get more festive than Radio City Music Hall’s annual musical holiday stage show starring the Rockettes. (1260 Avenue of the Americas, 866.858.0007, rockettes.com)
New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise The gala, set aboard the “Hornblower Hybrid,” offers unparalleled views of fireworks set against Lady Liberty and New York Harbor. New York Road Runners Midnight Run Music and dancing starts at 10 p.m., and the four-mile run through Central Park begins at the stroke of midnight as fireworks light up the sky. Metropolitan Opera The Metropolitan Opera presents one of the most glamorous events in New York City, a new production of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette,” starring the Italian tenor Vittorio Grigólo, with Diana Damrau as Juliet. The show is directed by the amazing Bartlett Sher. Coney Island Polar Bear Club Annual New Year’s Day Swim Every January 1, Brooklyn’s Coney Island Polar Bear Club takes its traditional dip into the Atlantic Ocean in Coney Island. All are welcome. It’s fun, it’s freezing, and it’s also a fundraising event.
15th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal The model train maker Lionel gets the show chugging along at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central. (212.878.0106, nytransitmuseum.org) The Rink at Rockefeller Center Lace up your skates and twirl away on this world-famous ice rink. (45 Rockefeller Plaza, 212.332.6868, therinkatrockcenter.com) Wollman Rink Great spot for ice-skating in the southern part of Central Park. (59th Street and Sixth Avenue, 212.439.6900, wollmanskatingrink.com) The Rink at Brookfield Place A one-of-a-kind skating experience waits on the Hudson River waterfront. (230 Vesey Street, 212.978.1698, brookfieldplaceny.com/stories/ therinkatbrookfieldplace)
MAXIMILIAN AT BLOOMINGDALE’S Bloomingdale’s is a major shopping destination that has been in business since the 1800s. Occupying an entire city block, “Bloomie’s” sits on the divide between busy Midtown and the fashionable Upper East Side. One of Bloomingdale’s biggest highlights would have to be the Maximilian Fur Salon. The salon carries its own private label in addition to designer furs. Find a selection including chinchilla, sable, mink, fox, shearling and more. MAXIMILIAN FUR SALON Bloomingdale’s 1000 Third Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10022 212.705.3335 www.maximilian.com
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MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions the work of contemporary artists and designers. Since its founding in 1956, the museum has celebrated the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from craft traditions to cutting-edge technologies. Today, MAD offers a rich variety of exhibitions and public programs, presenting contemporary art and design in social contexts. MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 212.299.7777 www.madmuseum.org
FEATURES • Contemporary Art and Design Exhibitions • Demonstrations of Artists at Work • Public Programs, Cinema, Talks, Performance • The Store at MAD: Distinctive Handcrafted Design Items, Fine Jewelry • Robert Restaurant with Views of Central Park and Columbus Circle CONCIERGE INSIDER • AVENUE MAGAZINE
THE BAKER HOUSE 1650 The Baker House 1650 is an upmarket English manor-style bed-and-breakfast that is the most exclusive on the East End. Homey yet majestic, this inn is located just a 10-minute walk from town and a very short drive to the beach. The grounds boast lush country gardens and the Baker Spa among the many amenities. Open year-round, it offers a great destination for a vacation, special event or romantic getaway. THE BAKER HOUSE 1650 181 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 631.324.4081 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bakerhouse1650.com
FEATURES • The Carriage House • The Baker Spa • Amenities • Special Events and Activities
SANT ANDREA CAFE Located in the heart of New York City with enchanting views of Central Park, we serve authentic Italian favorites and nouveau Italian cuisine. Our kitchen and bar are open till 11:30 p.m. daily for business lunch, or family dinner. Available for parties and events in a private room SANT ANDREA CAFE 40 Central Park South New York, NY 10019 212.369.4000 www.santandreacafe.com
FEATURES • Fine dining • Venetian cuisine with a contemporary twist • Central Park views
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The musical of a lifetime.
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MAGIC The city’s top concierges offer their best tips for enjoying the holiday season in New York BY ANDREA DOYLE Library at the NoMad
ndy Williams’ song said it best—“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”—and the holidays don’t get much more wonderful than they do in New York. “It’s a time when even the greatest city in the world presents itself with added luster,” says Regena Falling, concierge at the Park Hyatt. Ice-skating under the iconic Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, shopping along Fifth Avenue and being awed by the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall are a few of the not-to-be-missed holiday experiences that the city’s top concierges recommend. Here are others:
ADRIAN PROIETTI Chef Concierge InterContinental New York Barclay Pete’s Tavern It doesn’t get more local than Pete’s Tavern, New York City’s oldest continuously operating restaurant and bar. They go all out for the holidays, even decorating the ceiling with lights. (129 East 18th Street, 212.473.7676, petestavern.com) Gotham Bar and Grill One of the best American menus in the country, this restaurant has been sheer quality for more than 30 years. A lovely, classy spot for some holiday cheer. Their chocolate cake is a must-have! (12 East 12th Street, 212.620.4020, gothambarandgrill.com) Library at the NoMad A James Beard Award winner for Best Bar, this venue boasts one of the best Christmas trees in town. Reservations are only accepted for hotel guests, but later in the evening they will often open the space to walk-ins. (1170 Broadway and East 28th Street, 212.796.1500, thenomadhotel.com) Cafe Sabarsky When it gets cold outside, there is nothing like this beautiful Viennese café to warm you up. Try the strudel here. Located inside the Neue Galerie. (1048 Fifth Avenue, 212.288.0665, cafesabarsky-ny.com) CONCIERGE INSIDER • AVENUE MAGAZINE
Winter Village at Bryant Park
MAURICE DANCER Chef Concierge The Pierre, A Taj Hotel Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Bryant Park’s Winter Village surrounds the skating rink. The atmosphere is magical. (Behind the New York Public Library, between West 40th and 42nd Streets, 212.768.4242, wintervillage.org) Grand Central Holiday Fair Keep warm while visiting the 76 indoor vendors. (Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd Street and Park Avenue, 212.340.2345, grandcentralterminal.com) Union Square Holiday Market This is quite a large market with a downtown, funky vibe. (Union Square at 14th Street, 212.529.9262, urbanspacenyc.com)
Marc Chagall. “The Flying Carriage (La calèche volante),” 1913. Oil on canvas, 42 x 47 1/4 inches (106.7 x 120.1 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
CARLOMAR RIOS Concierge Sofitel New York Agnes Martin at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Through January 11, visitors will be able to experience Martin’s oeuvre almost like a character in a movie that develops over time. (1071 Fifth Avenue, between East 88th and 89th Streets, 212.423.3500, guggenheim.org) Carmen Herrera at the Whitney Museum of American Art At the age of 101, this artist is finally getting the recognition she deserves. Check her out at the Whitney through January 2. (99 Gansevoort Street, between Washington Street and Tenth Avenue, 212.570.3600, whitney.org)
The Morgan Library & Museum
ROBERT WITHEROW Concierge The Knickerbocker Hotel The Morgan Library & Museum Once the private library of financier John Pierpont “JP” Morgan, the setting of the Morgan Library is exquisitely rich and old-world in a way that perfectly complements the magical feeling of New York City during the holidays. You can have a cocktail at the Morgan Café, and enjoy holiday music in Gilbert Court. (225 Madison Avenue, 212.685.0008, themorgan.com) Museum at Eldridge Street The Lower East Side is full of so many wonderful surprises from its past. One of the most stunning is the Museum at Eldridge Street, a National Historic Landmark synagogue. On December 27, people of all faiths are invited to celebrate Chanukah with a tour, wine, latkes and the lighting of the menorah. (12 Eldridge Street, 212.219.0302, eldridgestreet.org) AVENUE MAGAZINE • CONCIERGE INSIDER
Pipilotti Rist at the New Museum One of the most compelling video artists of the 1990s, Pipolotti utilizes the entire space to create a fully engaged experience at the New Museum through January 15, 2017. Most people believe that Pipolotti’s video “Ever is Over All” inspired the scenes in Beyoncé’s controversial “Hold Up” video where she smashes a car window with a baseball bat. (235 Bowery, between Stanton and Rivington Streets, 212.219.1222, newmuseum.org) “Manifesto” Exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory What is New York without the art and celebrity culture? For the perfect fusion of the two, visit the “Manifesto” exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory from December 7 through January 8. (643 Park Avenue, between East 66th and 67th Streets, 212.616.3930, armoryonpark.org) Harlem: The New Art Gallery District Gavin Brown’s Enterprise With the traditional Manhattan art gallery district in Chelsea becoming more expensive, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and the Elizabeth Dee Gallery packed up and moved to Harlem to open large, new spaces. (439 West 127th Street, 212.627.5258, gavinbrown.biz; Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 2037 Fifth Avenue, 212.924.7545, elizabethdee.com)
ABRAHM VALDEZ Head Concierge Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC Exhale Their signature facials are customized for powerful results. From acne to aging to sun damage, your concerns will be addressed. The result will be smooth, invigorated and hydrated skin. (Multiple locations, exhalespa.com) Aire A great place in Tribeca to relax the body and mind according to ancient traditions of water with temperature contrasts. (88 Franklin Street, 646.878.6174, ancientbathsny.com) Dermalogica Academy This academy in Chelsea offers facials for a steal. They’re actually done by students under instructor supervision and start at $50. (140 West 22nd Street, 212.243.3000, dermalogica.com)
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
MARY MURPHY Assistant Chef Concierge Omni Berkshire Hotel Mulino’s of Westchester I never miss a year, and go as close to Christmas as possible. Thousands of extravagant lights and decorations, strolling carolers dressed in Victorian costumes, a bag of freshly roasted chestnuts waiting for you upon departure: no holiday season is complete with a trip to Mulino’s. (99 Court Street, White Plains, 914.761.1818, mulinosny.com) Christmas Carols at St. Patrick’s Cathedral This annual musical event is one of my must-dos as it reminds me so much of Christmas in Ireland. (Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, 212.753.2261, stpatrickscathedral.org)
Little Italy This area is transformed into a Christmas wonderland awash with holiday lights and antique decorations. After a stroll, pop into Café Ferrara for pastry and cappuccino.
TINA MCLELLAND Concierge Four Seasons Hotel New York Lincoln Center I love Jazz at Lincoln Center. In December they have Big Band Holidays. Make sure to get your tickets early, as there are only four performances. (10 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212.875.5456, lincolncenter.org) Christmas Caroling Christmas caroling is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. I love to go to the West Village Chorale. Also, on Christmas Eve, carolers can access Gramercy Park for one hour of joyful singing. (westvillagechorale.org) The Christmas Story at The Cloisters The Waverly Consort, an ensemble of 13 musicians and singers, perform the Christmas story, including hymns and mass compositions, all from the Middle Ages. (The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, 212.923.3700, metmuseum.org)
JEANIE VOLTSINIS Chef Concierge Viceroy Rockefeller Center Quite possibly the world’s most famous Christmas tree and skating rink is a staple over the holiday season. (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 212.332.6868, rockefellercenter.com) Harlem Meer Central Park has more nooks and crannies than you can cover in a single visit, but be sure to pay the northern portion of the park a visit. There is actually a floating Christmas tree display in the Harlem Meer of Central Park and skating in the nearby Lasker Rink.
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PLACES TO CELEBRATE HANUKKAH
TILO SPRINGS Front Office Manager The Bowery Hotel Best Menorahs A 32-foot-high, gold-colored menorah sits across the street from the Plaza. Across the East River, a similarly sized menorah graces Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza. Before heading out, we recommend checking out NYBlueprint.com, a fantastic resource for urban Jewish events in the city ranging from gallery tours to local holiday parties and celebrations.
JUAN ESPINAL Concierge The Chatwal Hotel
“The Nutcracker” The New York City Ballet’s annual production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” is at the heart of New York City’s year-end holiday season. The show runs from November 25 to December 31. (David H Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212.496.0600, nycballet.com)
NICOLE LONGCHAMP Concierge 1 Hotel Central Park Camilla Dietz Bergeron A perfect place on the Upper East Side that features fine antiques and estate jewelry. (818 Madison Avenue, 212.794.9100, cdbltd.com) Five Story Five Story is not five stories but two-and-a-half floors of a gorgeous townhouse. The boutique features a curated and unexpected selection of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, shoes, kids and home wares displayed just-so in a space designed by Ryan Korban. The floors are black and white marble, and the staircases are lined with wrought iron balustrades. It’s a mix of haute fashion and contemporary. (18 East 69th Street, 212.288.1338, fivestoryny.com) & Other Stories A spin-off of H&M offers women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their personal style—or story. (505 Fifth Avenue, 212.328.4012, stories.com) AVENUE MAGAZINE • CONCIERGE INSIDER
“The Magic Flute” at the Metropolitan Opera House This unique production caters to all crowds six and up. Pursued by a serpent in a strange land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino soon finds himself at the center of Mozart’s wild adventure. The show runs December 21, through January 5. (Metropolitan Opera House, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 800.901.4092, newyorkcitytheatre.com) “A Bronx Tale” Directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks bring their triumphant New York musical to Broadway, following an acclaimed run in Millburn, NJ. The show will be playing from December 1 through April 2. (220 West 48th Street, 212.239.6200, abronxtalethemusical.com)
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A moment with one of the city’s top real estate experts . . . TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY
Every client and customer relationship with a residential real estate agent should be trusted and private. The agent’s commitment to confidentiality and discretion must be absolute. As guardians of their clients’ interests, agents should consider their responsibilities at all times to be in the interest of their clients above all other interests, including their own. Advances in technology, however, make this aspect of their job difficult in new ways. Is it possible to strike a balance between the individual’s desire for privacy and the public’s right to know? In New York City and elsewhere, residential sales of cooperatives, condominiums, and townhouses are a matter of public record, and many websites popularly provide basic information about a transaction, including buyer, seller, address and price within days of a closing. An experienced, professional agent will shepherd buyers and sellers through the complex sales process so that transactions proceed as discreetly as possible. But in an age of transparency, the larger questions of oversharing, and of technology that must be properly governed in the public’s best interest, need to continue to receive our close attention. ✦ Hall F. Willkie, President, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, 212.906.9203 or email@example.com
Is it possible to strike a balance between the individual’s desire for privacy and the public’s right to know?
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Kathleen M. Sloane
THE DOMMERICH MANSION
33’ WIDE MANSION OFF FIFTH AVE
MINT TOWNHOUSE OFF PARK AVE
East 60s/Madison. 44’ wide. 21,000SF. $72M. WEB# 15500716. Paula Del Nunzio 212-906-9207
E. 69/Fifth-Madison. Co-Excl. 7BR. 11 BATH. $55M. WEB# 14726886. Lauren Elizabeth Bankart 212-588-5698
E. 60s/Park-Lex. 7BR. 6.5 BATH. $19.95M. WEB# 14575707. John Burger 212-906-9274
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Upper East Side. 6BR. 6 BATH. $18M. WEB# 15346347. Liz Dworkin 212-906-0509
Park Ave/East 62nd. 4BR. 3.5 BATH. $19.5M. WEB# 15110313. John A. Sheets 212-906-9359
Fifth Ave & 95th. 3BR. 2.5 BATH. $6.995M. WEB# 15573711. Mary K. Rutherfurd 212-906-9211 Leslie R. Coleman 212-906-9387
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Upper West Side. 4BR. 3.5 BATH. $6.3M. WEB# 15502348. Lisa K. Lippman 212-588-5606 Gerard S. Moore 212-588-5608
Nomad. 3BR. 3 BATH. Offered by prospectus only #CD13-0283 $5,739,990. WEB# 15751689. Terry Naini 212-452-6267
Sutton Place. 4BR. 4.5 BATH. $5.25M. WEB# 15633008. Wendy J. Sarasohn 212-906-9366 Jamie S. Joseph 212-906-9369 Tania K. Isacoff 212-906-9376
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Tribeca. Co-Excl. 2BR. 2.5 BATH. $3.5M. WEB# 15661369. Emma Maitland 212-906-0543 Wendy Maitland 212-452-6255
Upper West Side. 3BR. 3 BATH. $2.795M. WEB# 15481674. James Perez 212-588-5656
60s/Third. 2BR. 2.5 BATH. $2.55M. WEB# 15482316. Nada Rizk 212-317-7705
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All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. All rights to content, photographs and graphics reserved to Broker. Equal Housing Opportunity Broker.
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Properties of the Month Luxury Listings Curated For You
Brown Harris Stevens GORGEOUS AND GREEN FRIENDLY This stunning single-family townhouse comprising more than 9,500 square feet of living space is located on a quiet Carnegie Hill block. Constructed to green building standards, it features a garage, a large elevator and 26 elegant, light-filled, well-designed rooms. High beamed and coffered ceilings create an airy feel in this charming home. It is well suited to major entertaining and yet offers a livable, warm and Craftsman-like feel as a home. $18,000,000. Contact Liz Dworkin @ 212.906.0509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sotheby’s International Realty DOCK THE BOAT This Robert A.M. Stern residence, sited down a tree-lined drive on more than 4.5 gorgeously landscaped and gardened acres, has been showcased in some 20 different publications. With more than 300 feet of west-facing bulkheaded waterfront on Mecox Bay with a private dock, this extraordinary property also includes a sunken, all-weather tennis court, an in-ground heated 42’ x 20’ gunite pool and a separate cottage. $24,950,000. Web # 0056162. Contact Harald Grant @ c: 516.527.771 o: 631.283.0600 or email@example.com.
Town Residential TOUCH THE SKY Located at 234 East 23rd Street near Manhattan’s coveted Gramercy Park, the Sky Duplex is a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home that boasts panoramic 360-degree views through industrial floor-to-ceiling casement windows. Iconic skyline views of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings are your daily backdrop throughout the 4,135-square-foot home’s dining area and grand living room, making this an unbeatable home for entertaining. $12,500,000. Web # 599575. Contact Steven Gold @ 646.998.7403 or Dana Power @646.998.7437
Christian Angle Real Estate THE PERFECT PATIO 369 South Lake Drive Penthouse A, Palm Beach This gorgeous home features sweeping Intracoastal views from Park Place. This designer-ready unit also features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a formal dining room and a living room with a bar. Other amenities include an oversized wraparound balcony with pergolas, a covered patio, and yacht views. $4,495,000. Contact Christian J. Angle @ 561.629.3015.
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ELEGANT 6-STORY TOWNHOUSE Upper East Side, NYC Co-Excl. | 7 BR, 6.5 BATH $23.75M | Web#15426447 Louise Phillips Forbes 212.381.3329
LIMESTONE MANSION Park Slope, Bklyn, NY Excl. | 7 BR, 7 BATH $8.789M | Web#14726374 Anna Milat-Meyer 212.381.2296
BREATHTAKING VIEWS + BALCONIES! West Village, NYC Excl. | 3 BR, 3.5 BATH Price upon Request | Web#15229338 Friedman Rosenthal Team 212.381.2379
DUPLEX SPLENDOR AT 812 PARK Park Avenue/70â€™s, NYC Excl. | 3 BR, 3.5 BATH $7.2M | Web#15008000 Susan Burris 212.381.3205 | Amy Sklar 917.733.8334
BRILLIANT LIGHT & VIEWS NoHo, NY Excl. | 2 BR, 2 BATH $3.395M | Web#15559651 Janet Weiner 212.381.6558 | Adrienne Zenrich 212-381-669
PARK AND RIVER VIEW Midtown West, NYC Excl. | 2 BR, 2 BATH $2,995,000 | Web#15452634 Dorothy Somekh 212.381.2265
APPROX 3,300SF BEAUTY W/BALCONY Midtown East, NYC Excl. | 3-4 BR, 3.5 BATH $2,950,000 | Web#15385437 Elayne Reimer 212.381.3372
PARK VIEW - PRISTINE 2BR PIED-A-TERRE Upper West Side, NYC Excl. | 2 BR, 2 BATH $1,995,000 | Web#15358470 Brian Lewis 212.381.2252
BROWNSTONE APT W/ROOFTOP GARDEN Upper West Side, NYC Excl. | 2 BR, 2 BATH $1,829,000 | Web#15407139 Lilyan Bell 212.381.2307
SPACIOUS MOVE IN HOME Upper East Side, NYC Excl. | 2 BR, 2 BATH $1,695,000 | Web#15373686 Elaine B. Tross 212.381.3322
HILLTOP COLONIAL Harrison, NY Excl. | 6 BR, 4.5 BATH $1,599,000 | Web#15489557 Deborah Camacho 718.878.1727
CONDO IN THE SKY Upper East Side, NYC Excl. | 1 BR, 2 BATH $1,179,000 | Web#15454166 Randi Ellen Good 212.381.3229
Halstead Property, LLC; Halstead Brooklyn, LLC, Halstead East Hampton, LLC; Halstead Connecticut; LLC; All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, change or price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. No representation or guaranty is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and other information should be re-confirmed by customer.
of Luxury and Innovation
Celebrating 40 Years of Luxury and Innovation Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. President & CEO, Kathy Korte, reflects on the 40th anniversary and her 32 years in Manhattan.
“In 1976, the growing competition for the best real estate became even fiercer when Sotheby’s, better known as an art and antiques auctioneer, entered the Manhattan market…Last June, Sotheby’s pulled off the biggest co-op sale to date in Manhattan - $3.2 million.” —Jill Jones, New York Times, 1981
Nearly four decades after Jones’ article, Sotheby’s International Realty has continued to set new standards of excellence in the brokerage and marketing of luxury residential real estate. From the $3.2 million co-op sales record in 1981, Leila Stone, Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers went on to shatter the $20 million ceiling in the 1990s when they sold Lady Fairfax’s penthouse at The Pierre. Roberta Golubock broke the $50 million mark with a notable sale at 740 Park earlier this decade and Serena Boardman recently raised an even higher bar, with three record sales at 960 Fifth ($70 million), 740 Park (over $70 million) and 834 Fifth. That last sale broke the $75 million barrier, the most expensive co-op sale ever in the city’s history. As Sotheby’s International Realty celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are still breaking records and striving to deliver the world’s preeminent luxury real estate experience. 90 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • DECEMBER 2016
Once newcomers, Leila, Roberta and others are making decades long careers here. With Serena poised to lead, now, star brokers including Chris Poore and Kristi Ambrosetti are establishing names for themselves. Chris Poore’s Walker Tower sale in early 2016 is a sign that, while market appetite has varied, Sotheby’s International Realty continues to sell at the ultra-high-end. In September, former Corporate Counsel Marissa Ghesquiere took the helm of the Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage. Marissa and I agree that Sotheby’s International Realty is synonymous with innovation. “The world is modernizing. Strategies have evolved, but needs have not. A seller wants to achieve the highest price. A buyer wants privileged access. How do we improve and refine their experiences?” she said. One way is via our vast global network. With 20,000 agents across 65 countries and 850 offices, the network brings local insights to the broadest possible audience. Nikki Field’s sales at One57 are a demonstration of the impact this has had on buyers in China. Many of our agents are deeply connected to the clients they serve. They live in these buildings—and navigate our sophisticated market with powerful clarity.
“While we pride ourselves on our heritage, we would not rest on it.”
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A second is through new 3D touring capabilities, enabling viewers to self-tour select homes, as if standing inside. Part of the company’s website, the functionality was launched ahead of listing portals like Zillow and Realtor.com. Our global buyers can now experience an apartment without flying in. It puts a virtual open house at their fingertips. The company’s legacy, of course, is the Sotheby’s Auction House, founded in London 270 years ago: the oldest listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Then and now, when clients want to sell jewels, art, and other collectibles, they trust the experts at Sotheby’s. Recognizing their largest and most prized asset may be their home, Sotheby’s International Realty was established in 1976 as a logical extension. Today, the collaboration between Sotheby’s Auction House and Sotheby’s International Realty is stronger than ever before—and includes shared clients, exclusive partnerships, and proprietary marketing. While we pride ourselves on our heritage, we would not rest on it. After 40 years, Sotheby’s International Realty remains committed to elevating service as the world’s premier luxury residential real estate brokerage. ✦ DECEMBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH | 91
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Part 6: Breast Augmentation As told to AVENUE by David P. Rapaport, M.D. FACS
reast augmentation is a very in-demand operation, which has improved greatly in options and technique since the first procedure took place in 1963 in the United States. There are many choices for a woman to consider, which she needs to discuss with her plastic surgeon. There is the fundamental question of whether the implant is placed over or under the muscle. I usually place the implant under the pectoral muscle. The muscle acts as a living blanket, hiding both the edge of the implant, as well as any ripples it may have. There also seems to be a lower chance of “hardness”, also known as capsular contracture when going under the muscle. Finally, mammograms are generally better quality when the implant is subpectoral. Going over the muscle appears less natural in most cases, but involves less postoperative discomfort. Then, of course, we have the question of saline or silicone, and in both cases, what kind of saline or silicone. Further, we’ll discuss with our clients in detail, the roundness, shape and texture. It’s a complex set of choices that need to be thoroughly explored with your surgeon. My general rule is: wherever you can, keep it simple. There’s no debate that salt water is easier and far safer to remove than silicone if a break or leak takes place. Saline tends to work well if it is behind the muscle or body fat; but if you’re thin, it doesn’t feel quite as right as silicone to most women. Saline does tend to have a “rippling” challenge when you’re thinner; silicone is thicker and minimizes this effect. For women who prefer the peace of mind offered by a saline product, I often recommend a new type of saline implant called the Ideal Implant. This saline implant has 2 “lumens” or compartments. The FDA calls them “structured implants” and while filled with saline, they feel more like silicone. Currently, we’re the leading practice in New York offering them. The Ideal Implant is priced similarly to silicone, while the old saline implants cost less. In my office, we’ve become advanced in underarm surgery with an endoscope—we’re arguably one of the most skilled practices in New York. While it’s unquestionably easier to work under the breast, we are very sensitive to women who strongly want to avoid the scar. With the underarm, we’re talking about a three-quarter-inch incision scar for saline and an inch and a half with silicone in a crease in the underarm. The crinkly skin in the underarm is much friendlier to scarring. About 30 percent of our surgeries are now underarm. Women will want to consult extensively with their surgeon and view a gallery of work. It’s helpful to put implants under your bra, look in the mirror and try out a variety of different options to get a clear understanding. There are trade-offs relative to larger sizes and, as you’d expect, there are higher risks. There are “wear and tear” factors on tissue and blood supply, and simply the effect of gravity pulling more weight on skin. We’ll use a general anesthetic where the patient is breathing on her own for the one- to one-and-a-half-hour surgery. You’ll be escorted home and revisit the office two days later, then in 10 to 14 days, with appropriate massaging of the implants. You’ll be off work about 5 days. No sex for a fortnight and no lifting of weights over ten pounds. On a side note, only a small number of women have had their implants removed. I did have a patient who came in after a decade and told me they’ve had a good run but now she wants smaller breasts. Theoretically, implants could last a lifetime, but in reality often don’t. Typically, I find women will look for replacements after 12 to 15 years, even though they could last longer. Ruptures happen at a rate of about 1 percent a year after implanting (it goes up to 10 percent after a decade). But call my office, and I’ll tell you more. ✦
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Fight for a Cure Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spearheaded the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act
ongresswoman Carolyn Maloney is a major advocate of breast cancer awareness, and the force behind the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act. The bill was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on April 19, 2016. President Obama signed the bill into law on April 29, 2016. AVENUE had the privilege of speaking with the congresswoman on her dedication to the cause and her work passing this act.
we were able to collect more than 300 cosponsors. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sponsored the companion bill in the Senate.
Why did you think gold coins would be a good idea to help raise proceeds? Commemorative coin programs are a creative way to use government resources to drive fundraising for worthy beneficiaries without any cost to taxpayers. All the administration costs are paid with private funds through the sale of the coins before any surcharges are paid to the beneficiary. The $8 million the coin could raise for breast cancer research will have a huge impact on the fight against the disease, and will not cost taxpayers a dime.
Talk to me about the competition where artists submitted coin designs? The United States Mint is conducting a nationwide design competition that has two phases. In the first, artists submitted a portfolio of sample work. The Mint will then choose up to 20 artists to invite to compete in the second phase of the competition, where artists will submit coin designs.
How did you get involved with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation? I have known and admired the work of BCRF for many years, and I am proud that this premier organization is located in the district I represent. It was founded by the incredible Evelyn Lauder, and it has become the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. Was getting bipartisan support for it easy? Getting bipartisan support is never easy. Passing a commemorative coin bill, however, actually requires broad bipartisan support before it is even be considered by Congress. In the House, I worked with Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), and in just a few days
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How long did it take the bill to pass? I first introduced the bill in 2013 and reintroduced it in this Congress. It was signed into law on April 29, 2016.
Who was on the selection committee? The judges include three members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), three members of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and the Treasury Department’s deputy assistant secretary for management and budget. The secretary of the Treasury will select the winner of the competition. A winner is expected to be chosen by June 2017. Where and how can people receive the coins? In 2018, people will be able to purchase the coins directly from the Mint. Will they be treated just like any other currency? While the coins all have a monetary value assigned to them, I suspect that most purchasers will keep the coins as collector’s items. ✦
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Holiday in SoHo H Holiday House has made a move down to NYC’s SoHo neighborhood
oliday House has been a fixture in New York City for eight years, even making a few appearances in the Hamptons. This year, they are making their move from uptown to downtown with their new SoHo location. The center celebrates some of the best interior designers in both New York and the world, all while supporting the fight against breast cancer. Founder Iris Dankner was able to take a few moments out of her busy schedule to speak with AVENUE about her fantastic enterprise.
Why did you all move to SoHo? The opportunity came up to use these two brand new townhouses, and we loved the idea of moving downtown. How do you think the change in neighborhood is impacting the venue? Our supporters are excited about a fresh location and the designers are responding with a downtown slant to their designs. Is there a difference in type of people coming in now? We are targeting both tourists in the area for the holidays as well as SoHo residents who may not have come to the Upper East Side for our past shows.
Have you brought in any new designers? If so, who? We are excited this year to have several dynamic young designers, like Ryan Korban, Sasha Bikoff, Patrick Mele, Tina Ramchandani as well as fashion designer Brandon Maxwell involved. What else do you think people can do to get involved in breast cancer awareness? Early detection saved my life so I want people to spread the word how important it is to start having your mammogram sat age 40. Also younger woman should start doing self-exams. How did you come up with the original idea for Holiday House? I saw that there were no prominent events in the design industry raising money for women’s issues, so I wanted to combine my passions of interior design and breast cancer fundraising. I wanted to create a twist on the show house idea by adding the holiday theme. ✦
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Where was Holiday House previously located? Holiday House was at the Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street for eight years. We also hosted three Holiday House events in the Hamptons.
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f you are looking for one of the finest DJ’s in NYC, look no further than David Stollow, otherwise known as DJ Super Dave. Stollow has DJ’d for everyone from the Tischs to George Soros, and he’s a recognizable face at magazine and movie parties. He was even Lucas Prata’s personal touring DJ as seen on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen. His face could also be seen in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. Allen Dalton Entertainment Group represents the talented man, but he has been in the DJ business for a while. When he was just nine years old he started DJing because his parents owned and managed several nightclubs. While it was always something he enjoyed, his original dream was to be a professional hockey player. Despite his sports ambitions, he always had a passion for music in all formats. “Music is truly the essence of life,” Dave says. “I love being diverse, and have always enjoyed knowing all genres of music.” Dave eventually started working in the social event market, where he met Allen Dalton. Dalton, whose known him for years, began managing him over the last two years. Although the DJ market is tougher than ever, because according to Dave “With today’s technology, everyone thinks they are a DJ.” He has managed to differentiate himself from other DJs with his multitude of skills. He has worked in every format from Reel to Reel, turntables/vinyl, CDs, DATs and today’s digital technology. Although DJ technology has changed a lot over the years, his knowledge on how to work with any equipment has helped him set himself apart from his competitors. His other secret weapon is knowing how to mix and control the flow of any event or club
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for the entire night. “I play for the room, not for myself,” he says. He also makes a lot of his own remixes and edits to help him be more original. Most importantly, he believes the key to being a good DJ is a vast knowledge of all arts and genres, and knowing what people want to hear. Dave also believes that it is easier to make a name for yourself as a DJ nowadays thanks to social media and the digital age, but that it crowds the pool with more hobbyists than people who have committed themselves to it as a profession. He has more than his share of parties under his belt, but his favorite party that he has ever done was at the Orlando Convention Center for the Pharmaceutical Industry. The event also featured Donna Summers and there were over 10,000 people from 88 countries. He’s also had the opportunity to DJ the Billboard Music Awards. Some of his other big time parties he’s worked have included Bill Clinton and Tony Blair’s wife’s birthday parties, Joey McIntyre and Harvey Weinstein’s weddings, and parties for Michael J. Fox and Donald Trump. In terms of his personal favorite artists, Dave names Michael Jackson, Pitbull and C&C Music Factory. As for his biggest personal entertainment inspiration, Dave names music legend Billy Joel. “His music transcends decades, and he is proof that great performers are timeless,” Dave says. For bookings contact Allen Dalton Entertainment Group 212.224.0003 or visit www.allendalton.com. ✦
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Kinga Lampert finds bliss while journeying through the mountains, glaciers and lakes of Chile AS COCHAIRMAN OF the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Kinga Lampert strives to achieve one goal: to help find a cure. With her leadership, the nonprofit organization synonymous with pink ribbons is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. Born in Warsaw, Poland, and raised in Paris (where she studied business law), Lampert then moved to New York and now resides in Miami. If there’s one thing that has remained constant in her life, it’s a profound passion for traveling. Here, Lampert shares highlights from her trip to Chilean Patagonia.
On the itinerary
A daylong hike to the granite pillars of Torres del Paine (which led to an encounter with guanaco llamas), a trek on the Grey Glacier and a horseback ride through forests and pampas to a working gaucho ranch.
To infinity and beyond
Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia has always been at the top of my list of places to visit, as it boasts dramatic peaks, pristine lakes and spectacular glaciers— getting there requires several flights as well as an additional few hours’ drive from the closest airport. The highway that takes you there is called Carretera del Fin del Mundo, the English translation of which is “road to the end of the world.” My type of place!
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Ahh, the great outdoors
I really fell in love with South America. Since Patagonia, I also visited the Atacama Desert region in Chile and Machu Picchu in Peru. Next up on my list is the mysterious Easter Island (Rapa Nui). But this trip also inspired me to revisit the U.S. national parks. There is so much natural beauty right here in this country without having to travel to the edge of the world!
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This unparalleled Hampton’s compound is situated in the bucolic hamlet of Wainscott. Truly a one-of-a-kind showpiece and the ultimate in sophistication. There are two residences on the property with a total of 14 bedrooms, 14 full baths and 3 half baths. The main house features a spacious great room with soaring ceilings and a stunning chef ’s kitchen and butler’s pantry. Covered porches overlook the beautiful gardens and pools. The guest house is a resort unto itself with spectacular entertaining spaces and its own salt water pool. There is an additional barn-style spa equivalent to what one finds in a five star luxury hotel and a 6-car garage. The incredible architecture and design is at the top level of Hampton’s showplaces. Web# 42779
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Cate Blanchett in ‘Manifesto’ @ Park Avenue Armory
Rebecca Robertson, Diana Taylor and Michael Bloomberg @ Park Avenue Armory Gala
Laura De Gunzburg and Zani Gugelmann @ Take Home a Nude
Michael Kors and Kate Hudson @ God’s Love We Deliver
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Arden Wohl and Leesa Rowland @ Animal Ashram
Karlie Kloss @ Tom Ford Fashion Week
SOCIETY DECKS THE HALLS Andy Warhol, Cornelia Guest, Cate Blanchett, Jane Holzer, Viennese Opera Ball & God’s Love We Deliver
and Paul Kanavos, Janna Bullock, Diana Taylor, Jackie Weld, the Michael Bloomberg and director Rob Ashford were honored at the organization’s popular president, Rebecca Robertson, and an glamorous Park Avenue Armory Gala, whose chairs included attractive contingent of their Junior Committee. The Armory is Marina Abramović, Angela Thompson and Elihu Rose. dedicated to supporting unconventional works that need nonBloomberg joked, “My daughter Emma is on the board, so traditional spaces for their full realization. “Manifesto,” a she ‘told’ me I was being honored.” The former mayor, who show by photographer Julian Rosefeldt, featuring Cate helped the Armory secure its 99-year lease from the city, Blanchett as 13 distinct characters from a homeless man said, “I plan to live here for the rest of my life because of to a CEO, opens on December 7. armoryonpark.org the art and cultural institutions like the Armory.” I assume that rules out a bid for the White House. TAKE HOME A NUDE The electric evening opened with a set by Patti Jane Holzer Holzer, art collector and muse to the New Lupone and closed with a hundred performYork Academy of Art’s cofounder Andy Warhol, was honored at the academy’s 25th Take ers, in elaborate costumes and headdresses by Darrell Thorne, who strutted their stuff Home a Nude benefit at Sotheby’s. The auction, while the cheeky indie pop band Sky-Pony which featured 180 works from Ross Bleckner rocked the house. Not enough? For the to Patrick Demarchelier, as well as portrait Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka @ commissions from Nan Goldin and Will finale, a waterfall of balloons dropped from God’s Love We Deliver Cotton, raised $1.1 million. The stylish the ceiling as the cognoscenti hit the dance floor. In the mix: Lynn Wyatt, Peter and Jamee dinner was decked out with Warhol’s inflated Gregory, Jamie Drake, Dayssi Olarte de silver clouds. Jane said she met Andy on the street
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near Bloomingdale’s in the 1960s. “He took one look at me and said, ‘Want to be in the movies?’ I didn’t hesitate, saying, “It beats shopping every day.’” Presto, the superstar nicknamed “Baby Jane” Holzer was born. She went on to costar in Camp, Opera. The night’s supporters included Princess Couch and Andy Warhol’s Soap Opera Greece, Misha Nonoo, Vito Schnabel, Loree Rodkin, Eileen Alexandra of Greece Lichtenstein, Brooke Shields, Damian Loeb, Yvonne Guggenheim, Dorothy Lichtenstein Tisch, Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Gilkes, Naomi Watts, Force Villareal, Jamie Tisch Francisco Costa, Costa Zani Gugelmann, Stefano Tonchi, John Varvatos, Kelly Klein, Spencer Sweeney and president David Kratz. nyaa.edu
Laine Siklos, Michael Pecnik and Silvia Frieser @ Viennese Opera Ball Kickoff
Jean Shafiroff @ Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala
GOLDEN HEART AWARDS
“She isn’t afraid of breaking the rules,” said Michael Kors (MK) of his friend Karlie Kloss. Kloss “In fact she’s in Japan working right now. “The designer presented the God’s Love We Deliver MK Outstanding Community Service Award to her in absentia: the show must go on, however. There was no shortage of stars and luminaries at this perennially glittering event cochaired by Kate Hudson, Blaine Trump, Neil Patrick Harris, John Idol, Anna Wintour and Aerin Trump Lauder. Other honorees were chef Danny Meyer, who deadLauder panned, “I’m not a model, but I give really good hugs,” and Wing Tat Leung, who has been a kitchen volunteer since 1996 and has logged more than 27,000 hours of service. Leading the applause were Ariana Rockefeller, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Richard and Karen LeFrak, David and Lauren Bush Lauren, Sutton Foster, Hilary and Wilbur Ross and a battalion of supermodels lead by Iman, Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Sara Sampaio, Vanessa Moody, Nina Agdal and Taylor Hill. The fun auction, by Sotheby’s ever charming Jamie Niven, helped raise $2 million to ensure that no person in NYC need suffer the dual crises of hunger and a life-altering illness like HIV/AIDS. glwd.org
Vanessa Moody @ God’s Love We Deliver
Aerin Lauder @ God’s Love We Deliver
Cornelia Guest provided the vegan catering and a cruelty-free clutch of her own design to Leesa Rowland’s Animal Ashram toy drive at Flirt Beauty Boutique. Cornelia said, “People are watching what they eat and what they wear. It is becoming more and more important that fashion is cruelty-free.” corneliaguest.com. Arden Wohl was also on the host committee and gave raffle prizes from her animal-free shoe line with Cri de Coeur. Wohl, whose shoes are worn by Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway and Erin Wasson, said, “As a little girl, I always wanted to design shoes. For me, it was always about the shoe, never about the dress.” WABC radio host Joey Reynolds, Dr. Christopher Calapai and Larry Wohl brought holiday-themed toys to be distributed for the city’s animal shelters. animalashram.com Jane Holzer and David Kratz @ Take Home a Nude
Brooke Shields & Bobby Flay @ Take Home A Nude
VIENNESE OPERA BALL
The Viennese Opera Ball will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Johann Strauss II’s Blue Danube waltz at the Waldorf Astoria on February 10. This annual event is the oldest white-tie charity gala in New York. Seven hundred guests from around the world will open their vaults and pull out their best baubles, tiaras and decorations to meet the 16 young ladies who will make their debuts into society at the 62nd edition of this dazzling ball. Past guests have included Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations; Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Sharon Bush; Eunice Kennedy Cornelia Guest @ Shriver; Chuck Scarborough; Ann Curry, Carmen Dell’Orefice; Mr. Ken Fulk’s and others of that ilk and stripe. This year’s Austrian cochairs, Silvia Magical World Frieser and Michael Pecnik, alongside NYC’s Laine Siklos, hosted a reception at the Penn Club to kick off the festivities. A highlight of the ball will be the arrival of a horse-drawn carriage onto the dance flooron. Have you ever? vienneseoperaball.us ✦
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Steve Simon and Blaine Trump @ God’s Love We Deliver
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The “Glass House” is the unique vision of designer Juan A. Figueroa. It features approximately 9,000 sf of open plan living within a steel and glass frame structurally engineered by Jeff Smilow of NYC’s “Freedom Tower.” The Scavolini kitchen was custom made in Italy. Independent staircases separate the two master suites from the four guest bedrooms. The master suites feature walk-in closets and white quartz baths with full ceiling skylights, one suite has a soaking tub and both have double shower heads. Guest bedrooms have all marble ensuite baths with full skylights. The driveway connects via a tunnel (!) to the garage, finished basement lobby, an all marble full bath and a potential cinema room. The heated saltwater Gunite pool has a cleverly inlaid hot tub and is surrounded by a twenty-acre nature preserve. Front gates, lighting, hvac, irrigation and more can be controlled remotely via iPhone. Visit 145neckpath.com for more.
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BRETT RATNER AVENUE’s back-page column asks New York notables our version of the questionnaire made famous by Marcel Proust
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WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP? Brush my teeth and then say good morning to my grandmother Fanita, who lives in my guesthouse. Drink a cup of Sanka and read the New York Post. WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL MIAMI DAY? Wake up. Drive to Athens Juice Bar on Collins Avenue for breakfast. Visit my mom and two little brothers, who live on Sheridan Avenue. Go eat Cuban food for lunch and spend the afternoon walking down Lincoln Road, ending up at the movie theater on Alton Road. Then dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab or the Forge.
orn and bred in Miami, director and producer Brett Ratner has both East Coast style and West Coast success as a critically acclaimed Hollywood producer/director/screenwriter/editor. His directorial credits include Rush Hour and its sequels, as well as X-Men: The Last Stand. Movie aficionados will be most familiar with Ratner’s work as an executive producer on the Golden Globe– and Oscar– winning The Revenant, and he most recently co-produced the climate change documentary Before the Flood. Here, Ratner takes a break from his busy bicoastal schedule to take us on a tour of his hometown:
WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? A hug from my grandmother, my mentor Al Malnik’s advice and my home in Beverly Hills, Hilhaven Lodge. The lodge, which has been home to some of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrities over the past 80 years, actually inspired my whiskey. To carry on the home’s legacy, Hilhaven Lodge is a blend of three whiskies from three distinct decades and now offers me an opportunity to share a piece of Hollywood’s heyday with people around the world. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? My grandfather, who told me to always believe in myself! WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MIAMI MEMORY? Sitting around the dinner table at our little house on Sheridan Avenue in Miami Beach with my whole family, eating lamb chops, white rice and peas that were cooked by my great-grandmother Bertha!
NAME A MOVIE THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE. Raging Bull. I saw it in 1980 when I was 10 years old, and it made me want to be a director and go to NYU’s film school like Martin Scorsese
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EAST COAST CLICHÉ? FAVORITE WEST COAST CLICHÉ? That New York has the best pizza and Los Angeles has the best burgers!
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WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU KNOW? Film director Roman Polanski, for his great body of work, intelligence, sense of humor and irony. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH THREE PEOPLE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Dead: Stanley Kubrick, Bruce Lee and Simon Wiesenthal. Living: Stephen Hawking, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DINING COMPANION? Shareef Malnik, owner of the Forge [and son of Al Malnik]. He always spoils me with his passion for the culinary arts! NAME A PIECE OF ART THAT SPEAKS TO YOU. The art that speaks to me the most is that of motion pictures. Movies make me laugh, cry, feel emotion. They impact on and influence my own art and stay in my consciousness for many years! I do love sculpture by Rodin and Giacometti and paintings by Francis Bacon. ✦
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Farrell On The Reserve In Water Mill South Water Mill. At an incredible new price, Farrell Building Co, the developer that has become synonymous with new construction both north and south of the highway throughout the Hamptons, is offering a newly finished estate on 2.6 acres bordering a 34 acre reserve just a stones throw from Mecox Bay very south in Water Mill. This 8,600 SF+/-, 10 bedroom home offers the combination of masterful construction, exquisite finishes, copious amenities and a sensible floor plan that have become the hallmark of the Farrell brand. A double height entry welcomes all over beautifully finished white oak floors that spread out to include the 20’ X 20’ great room,19’ X 20’ media room and a generous 19’ X 24’ living room, all warmed by fireplaces, under coffered ceilings. The state of the art eat in kitchen is more than up to the task to service the 19’ X 14’ dining room bolstered by a separate butlers pantry. A convenient first floor guest master with fireplace, 2 powder rooms and a 3 car garage complete the first floor. Upstairs the master wing, running from the front to the rear of the residence, offers sleeping chamber, sitting room with fireplace, luxurious spa like bath and a private balcony. Five additional guest bedrooms, with baths all ensuite, including one with fireplace and balcony, complete the 2nd floor. The 4000+ SF finished lower level offers gym with spa bath, recreational rooms, home theater with stadium seating, a pair of staff suites and a wine cellar. An elevator connects the three levels of nearly 13,000 SF+/- of living space. Outside, both covered and uncovered stone patios overlook the 50’ heated Gunite pool, spa, 2 story pool house and sunken tennis court, all set within verdant lawn and a professional landscape package. Change your Hampton experience forever. Contact me for your private tour today. Exclusive. $14.95M WEB# 12678
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