Champagne Stocks and Bubbles

By Larry Greenfield

Having worked on Wall Street since the mid 1980s through the bull market of the 1990s and 2000s before leaving in the fall of 2011 I can honestly say I have seen it all – but have I? Time will tell though one thing I can do is give you, the reader the benefit of my experience.

Around The Town

With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan

Angelina Jolie confesses of her new film, “Maleficent has a wicked sense of fun. She enjoys being evil and she revels in it.” Her co-star Elle Fanning admits, “I’d much rather dress like a 5-year-old than a 21 year old.”

Big Apple Buzz

My colleagues over at the Confidential column of the New York Daily News are reporting that Solange Knowles’ elevator attack on her brother-in-law Jay Z at a Met Gala after-party in the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District was ignited because the rap mogul had plans to head to Rihanna’s after-party without Beyonce’.

Events That Matter

By W. A. Muller

“Ladies Who Lunch for a Cure”

Benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation launches “Ladies Who Lunch for A Cure” on May 6, 2014 at a private East Side landmark residence owned by Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenholc.  The event will honor Nicole Miller who will showcase her Spring/Summer 2014 collection before a private audience, and benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

A Downtown Homerun

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By W. A. Muller

Tao Downtown is all about spectacle, located beneath the Maritime Hotel.  Spanning an entire city black (approximately 22,000 square feet), TAO Downtown is the latest import to bring a touch of Las Vegas spectacle to New York City from its owners including Rich Wolf, Marc Packer, Jason Strauss and Noah Teppenberg.  “We’ve spent over ten years perfecting what TAO represents,” says Partner Rich Wolf. “This isn’t just a ‘second location’ of TAO in New York City; it is the next iteration of our brand. Devoted fans will still feel at home, but there are many elements that distinguish the restaurant from its sister locations. This is what guests can expect from us moving forward.”

Giving Back in Style


By Christopher A Pape

Photos By Shin+Christensen

Jean Shafiroff is actively involved as a volunteer leader and fundraiser of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home. Through her various roles as a board member, chairwoman, honoree, underwriter and hostess of numerous charity events, she has raised millions of dollars.

RESIDENT ALIEN

By George Wayne The first thing you notice about the brawny Russian-born mastodon Alex Reznik is his immense barrel chest and the sprawling muscled mass that envelops his broad back and thick neck. If he looks like a personal trainer well, that is because he is. What makes him exemplary and the current talk of…