Jean Shafiroff: Giving Back in Style

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…

French Riviera, La Vie en Rose

The French Riviera has been a quintessential playground for the rich and famous for more than a century. In the late 1800s, wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans used to flee the harsh winter weather for the balmier climate of the Riviera but it wasn’t until the 1920s when the Cote d’Azur quickly gained popularity as…

Around the town

With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan Unbroken director Angelina Jolie, “Because I am the bad girl, people always automatically think that I am a bad girl,” adding, “Therapy? I don’t need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.” Jack O’Connell, “I’d be lying if I said I never think about my…

Big Apple Buzz

By Flo Anthony Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, escorted by the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, arrived at Northside Center on December 8. The historic hour and one half visit brought much excitement and heightened media attention to Northside and the Harlem community as the motorcade and scores of security…

The Week of Excess at Art Basel Miami

By Stephen Stuart In its 13th year, Art Basel Miami it’s not just about the art anymore. When jetsetters, celebrities, billionaires, art collectors and artists congregate in a city for a week where billions of dollars exchange hands, the sponsors ensue with a dizzying array of lavish parties, openings, and fetes- each one more lavish than…

Landmark Office Building Transformed into Luxury Residences

By W.A. Muller Manhattan’s Financial District, a long-time home to some of Wall Street’s largest companies, is quickly transforming with new residential and hospitality developments. The Compass Lofts is a newly renovated, 10-story adaptive reuse residential and commercial building was previously the showroom and office of Keuffel & Esser, a famous manufacturer of architecture and engineering drafting materials and instruments. The building’s developers, Elie Pariente…

A TASTE OF ITALY AT CENTRAL PARK

By W. A. Muller Alex Kalas and Thomas Billante, owners of a profusion of restaurants in Miami as well as Chicago, have transformed the space that was once home to Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant & Bar (40 Central Park South) and opened the new Villagio On the Park, a refined Italian restaurant that allows al fresco dining with views of Central Park. According…