A Costume Master

Santo Loquasto

By Yona McDonough

You may not know the name Santo Loquasto, but you have most likely have seen his work.  Loquasto has designed scenery and costumes for some of the biggest names in the business, and his skill sets ranges from classical ballet to Broadway, and from live theater to film–with a healthy dash of opera tossed into the mix.  I met with Loquasto on muggy August day at the Margot Patisserie on 74th Street.  A modest man with a dapper beard and killer smile, he sips an iced coffee while we talk; every now and then, he flashes that dazzling smile.

East End Avenue: Manhattan’s Best-Kept Secret

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By Linette Semino

To some, East End Avenue in Yorkville seems as far away as Montauk, but to its residents it’s a haven for serene city living away from the pulsating heart of Manhattan.  This short avenue is perfectly squeezed between York and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive and between East 79th and East 92nd streets.  East End Avenue is fully developed with attractive residential buildings of various architectural styles and its lush Carl Schurz Park draws buyers looking to own a home with impressive river and/or park views.