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Eavesdropping in The Hamptons.
|Rich White Lady #1:
||Did you leave your girls with your nanny or their grandparents?
|Rich White Lady #2:
||My parents. We let Tamara go last year and I'm not ready to let Amanda have the girls for a whole holiday weekend.
||Why did you let Tamara go? I thought you loved her.
||Oh yeah she's wonderful. We gave her great references and a LOT of severence pay.
||What was the problem?
||Well (lowers voice) it just didn't seem right having a black nanny after we saw The Help and all.
||Oh I know what you mean. We almost started looking for a white housekeeper after Obama won the election.
10:29 am • 27 May 2012 •
I don’t know why this affects me so much.
I can’t even describe the feeling. Depression? Jealousy? Confusion? Whatever it is, it’s because Ekaterina Rybolovlev just broke the record for the most money ever spent per square foot of real estate in NYC: $13,000 per square foot.
Former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill listed his 6,744-sq-ft apartment at 15 Central Park West for an astonishing $88 million in November, promising to donate the proceeds of the sale to charity.
Now comes news that Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev, is buying the condominium. Rybolovleva is currently studying at an undisclosed U.S. university and plans to stay in the apartment when visiting New York. According to a source familiar with the sale, she paid the full asking price of $88 million setting a record for highest individual transaction in New York City history. (cont.)
8:38 pm • 20 December 2011 •