NYC Gala Season Kick-Off

With The Frick Collections annual Autumn Dinner on September 28th, so begins New York City’s gala season. This year’s dinner was in honor of Sidney R. Knafel who in addition to being a Managing Partner at SRK Management Company, is also a benefactor of The Juilliard School and Wellesley College. The Dinner is held in the galleries of the museum itself, in the century old 70th street mansion of its namesake Henry Clay Frick. As such the dinner is intimate and has a feeling of “coziness” as described by attendee David Leuschen. Leuschen and his wife Akexia are habitual attendees of the dinner and avid benefactors of the Frick Collection. The dinner is the only time during the year were benefactors and guest have the opportunity to dine amongst the collection, as...

Closet design 101: the very basics of a custom closet system

When you’re starting to design a custom closet for your home, the first things you need to think about are your needs for the closet’s function. Is it a mudroom closet, a linen closet or a master bedroom closet? Are you going to have to store suitcases up high or need a place for sports equipment? These are all things to consider first and foremost when you start to think about your design.

Aventura Mall’s Styled Magazine Featured in Luxury Daily

Luxury Daily, a well-known news medium covering the best in high-end fashion and leisure, recently shared Aventura Mall’s partnership with Modern Luxury for the creation of Styled magazine. Led by Turnberry Associates Co-Chairman and CEO Jackie Soffer, Aventura Mall is Miami’s premier shopping destination and a leader in South Florida’s luxury market. Styled, the shopping center’s annual glossy magazine, features luxury fashion and lifestyle content. The shopping mall’s newest 180-page publication, available in print and online, has elevated its content since previous years through its partnership with publisher Modern Luxury. The new format of Styled will include additional editorial coverage and dedicated fashion collections: Styled Her, Styled Men, Styled...

Cultured and curated: Miami design district now epicenter of everything hip

These two unique storefronts exemplify not only the diverse array of boutiques in Miami, but the superior selection of the Miami design district. With international tchotchke-driven The Bazaar Project to the sleek luxe vibe of Sartorial and everything in between, Miami design district has proven itself as the new place to be.

SI: History of NYC Basketball

In anticipation of this weekend’s All-Star activities at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, the NBA has released an interactive map that tells the history of New York City basketball.

The map is shockingly comprehensive, covering everything from storied high school teams like Power Academy in Manhattan and Christ the King and Archbishop Molloy in Queens, to the hospital where Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn.

High Powered New York Law Firms

When people think of high powered New York law firms, they often focus on names such as Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton (where Sean Hecker is a Partner), LLP; Simpson, Thacher & Barlett. LLP; or Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. New York City benefits greatly, because this area attracts the interest of so many highly skilled legal professionals.

New York City hotel rooms are getting cheaper thanks to Airbnb

It’s quite a good time to get a good deal on hotel rooms in New York City. Why? Bad weather, more rooms, the weak euro and Airbnb, according to a recent research note by Credit Suisse hotel industry analysts.

Tips for Visiting the Empire State Building

Buy your NYC tickets in advance

Lines to the ticket office are upwards of an hour.

Get an express pass!

It’s worth the extra $20 for the express pass, because the line to get into the lobby (that will stretch around the block) is followed by several other lines.

Evolving into New York’s Greatest Entrepreneur

Recently, E.B. Solomont sat down with one of New York’s most prestigious figures, Tony Malkin, the CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. Malkin has paved the way through taking the family’s privately owned company Malkin Holdings public, to being one of the nation’s largest real estate giants, and Empire State Realty Trust controls most of Manhattan’s commercial properties, including the Empire State Building. While perceived as another major Rockefeller-like figure in his own rite, the great entrepreneur has partaken of his own will, some of the more humble aspects of life, and learned many lessons from the most important people in his life. Malkin was introduced to the real estate business from an early age in life, being the son and...

Farkas Real Estate Business Prospers in Big City

This type of network was developed by Andrew Farkas, a billionaire real estate investor. He had previously stated, late last year, that he had no plans to increase presence in New York. In fact, he had stated that he was going to reduce the presence. This plan clearly changed with this week’s deal between NAI Global and EVO. This recent move really secures the footprint that NAI Global has in New York. The real estate company has no plans to leave the city in the future, as previously mentioned to the public.