A custom-made Rolls-Royce, a pair of earrings by the jeweler JAR and a Lucian Freud drawing were among items selling for more than $600,000 at a London fair that combines art and antiques with luxury consumer goods.
The Robin Hood Foundation defied the recession and raised a record-setting $72.7 million at its annual spring gala last year. Still, executive director David Saltzman was nervous about this Monday’s fundraiser.
On a Thursday night in May, Arpad Busson danced atop a white sofa, a cigarette in his hand, as the Pet Shop Boys performed their 1980s hit “West End Girls” at his annual hedge-fund charity gala in London.
Kenneth Ira Starr , a New York investment adviser who has represented actors including Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes , stole millions of dollars from heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and other clients in a scheme to buy a $7.5 million apartment, prosecutors said.
Yoko Ono, who opposes hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, looks to Pennsylvania and sees her worst fears realized. New York landowners, eager for the cash energy development can bring, see a promised land.
The Robin Hood Foundation gala, Wall Street’s largest single-evening fundraising event, raised a record of more than $88 million at its New York dinner last night to feed and clothe the city’s destitute.