Carlyle Group LP’s $1.3 billion deal to sell 650 Madison Ave. will set a record based on the per- square-foot price for the office tower, driven by its retail space in the heart of midtown Manhattan’s Plaza district.
Greece’s government has sought the opinion of the country’s legal adviser on the reported sale of Skorpios island, the private retreat of late shipowner Aristotle Onassis, to a Russian billionaire by his only surviving heir.
Aristotle Onassis’s only surviving descendant is providing a boost to Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s cargo unit with a regular contract to transport dozens of show jumping horses to Brazil at a cost of as much as $1.3 million.
The ostensible mystery at the heart of the play “Onassis” concerns a suggestion that shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis paid for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy . The real mystery, though, is how such a clunky, amateurish piece sailed into London’s West End.
The flow of much of the world’s oil is controlled from a small suite of offices perched over a Tiffany & Co. store in the Chelsea section of London. That’s where John Fredriksen, a Norwegian shipping magnate worth $13.2 billion, manages the world’s largest fleet of supertankers, the most valuable deep-water drilling company and an armada of about 128 other vessels that carry minerals, grains and liquefied gases.
Crown Acquisitions Inc. took a 49.9 percent stake in the Olympic Tower complex, a group of four adjacent buildings on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, including a skyscraper commissioned by the late Aristotle Onassis.
A couple of months ago, around the time Greece passed new austerity measures to ward off economic catastrophe, Nicholas Papandreou , the very tall brother of Greece’s Prime Minister, George Papandreou , was riding the Metro in Athens. The Papandreous, now in the third generation of a Socialist political dynasty, live in rented houses, drive Priuses, and, apparently, take the subway, even during times of extraordinary anger toward the government.
Ugly dumpling Maria Callas lost almost a hundred pounds and transformed herself into a beautiful diva. She ditched her dull husband and hooked up with the dangerous Aristotle Onassis, who then abandoned her. Callas died lonely, a recluse. Someone should write an opera about it.