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Family Matters

When Push Comes to Shove

Who says a little sister-in-law rivalry can’t be productive? The Vanderbilt and Kennedy women clearly benefited. The Windsor SILs appear to be, too.

Revelers party under the light of the arch, with nary a policeman in sight. Image courtesy of Daisy Prince
Downtown Vibe

Agita in Greenwich Village

The pandemic brought heroin and all-night ragers to Washington Square Park. What’s next?

The facade of 1228 Madison, a new residential project designed by Robert A. M. Stern, expected to be complete in 2022. Image courtesy of StreetEasy.
Moving On Up

The Gilded Age of NY Condos

What’s old is new again at a slew of new Upper East Side condos redefining Pre War luxury for the 21st century.

Noted collector and author Fritz Karch perused the wares at Brimfield. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nodell
Picker’s Delight

The Thrill of the Hunt

For East Coast collectors, finding a hidden gem amongst the bric-a-brac at Brimfield counts as competitive sport.

Kids taking photographs of each other at Buck’s Rock summer camp. Image courtesy of Buck’s Rock
Summer Camp

Teenage Utopia

Diane von Furstenberg’s 22-year-old granddaughter is recreating her summer camp memories as the new owner of artsy Buck’s Rock camp.

The Wyoming Teton mountains overlaid with a Sold sign.
The Great Migration

Westward Ho!

The top one percent have ditched fancy city townhouses for wide-open spaces. The American West will never be the same.

William Klein, Auto-Portrait, 1993. © William Klein, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Photography

A New York Homecoming

A major retrospective celebrates artist William Klein’s 65-year career capturing the vivacity and complexity of New York City.

Trends

An Rx for the Ultra Rich

If health is wealth, medical clubs are the new gold standard for the elite. And privacy counts as currency. 

One of the luxury yachts in charter company IYC's Mediterranean fleet.
Trending

Au Revoir, Oligarchs

What will summer in the South of France look like without the Russians? Hint: Full of rich Americans.

Gull in the city, photo by Sparrow Santo
Pastimes

Central Park Has Gone Bird-Zerk

Covid gave New Yorkers a reason to go outside and enjoy nature. Now Central Park is home to new flock of birdwatchers.

Detail of a rare drawing by Brancusi, featuring two babies facing each other
At Auction

A Rare Brancusi Comes to Christie’s

Owned by art impresario Rue Carpenter, cofounder of The Arts Club of Chicago, the drawing traces its provenance to the master’s groundbreaking 1926 show in New York.

Peter Frankopan, Historian
First Person

How Did We Get Here?

A renowned historian—and descendent of royalty—is concerned about the state of the world.

Philanthropy

Giving à deux, then saying adieu

When the rich and powerful split, what happens to the causes they have devoted a marriage to?

Corn beef hash from Entertaining in Style: Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster—Table Settings, Recipes, Flower Arrangements, and Decorating © Andrew Montgomery
Hosting

Jane Churchill Dishes on “The Nancys”

A new cookbook celebrates ‘The Two Nancys’—Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster—two powerhouse 20th-century hostesses who brought a Southern sensibility to prim Britain.

Back view of Erchless estate
Property Porn

The Barbarians at the Gilded Gate

Long Island’s Gold Coast is glittering anew. Not everyone is happy.

Military flags fly in front of the Equestrian Hotel and a statue of Sergeant Reckless, the great American equine war hero.
Equestrian News

Ocala’s Trifecta: Land, Love, and God

What are the odds that a Disney-style Equestrian Center will give Wellington a run for its money?

People

Poolside Revisited

The story behind the ultimate symbol of the Post War American Elite

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