One World Observatory: a sneak preview

May 21, 2015

One World Observatory: a sneak preview

New York’s One World Trade Center on Wednesday treated invited guests to a sneak peek at the panoramic views from the observation deck atop the newly opened tower, which rises 1,776 feet (521 meters) above the streets of Lower Manhattan. The “pre-opening” of the ...

Art collector leaves NY waitresses $100,000

May 15, 2015

Art collector leaves NY waitresses $100,000

A longtime patron at a New York steak house chalked up a surprising addition to his final tab: $100,000, given to his favorite waitress and her niece. Maureen Donohue-Peters, 53, got a call from a lawyer after Asian art collector Robert Ellsworth passed away, ...

Picasso painting fetches art auction record $179 million

May 12, 2015

Picasso painting fetches art auction record $179 million

A vibrant, multihued painting by Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179 million on Monday night. “Women of Algiers (Version O)” was part of a sale at Christie’s auction house that also featured Alberto Giacometti’s life-size sculpture “Pointing ...

Security bolstered as Charlie Hebdo is honored in New York

May 6, 2015

Security bolstered as Charlie Hebdo is honored in New York

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, targeted in a deadly attack earlier this year by Islamist gunmen, was being honored on Tuesday at a New York gala under heavy security, organizers said. The award from the PEN American Center comes two days after two ...