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A Little Fussy, But It Would Do

The late Brooke Astor’s Park Avenue apartment has just gone on sale for $46M. Six terraces, fourteen rooms, including four for the maids. Oh, and don’t worry about a mortgage, it’s 100% down. Conveniently located several blocks and one universe from my apartment.

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Gotham Dims: Brooke Astor Dead At 105

The flags at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are flying at half-mast today. Brooke Astor has died at age 105, taking with her, perhaps, the final bit of New York City’s so-called Gilded Age of elegance and privilege. Known for the last four decades as the “leading lady” of high society, the unofficial First Lady of NYC, Ms. Astor used …

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