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An antique art dealer is fighting with the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the authenticity of the museum’s 12th-century sculpture of the head of King David.
The 62-year-old art dealer Robert Walsh first became interested in the sculpture at the Met in 2012 when he purchased a very similar head for $600 from an antique store in Greenwich Village.
The NY Post reports, “But when he first visited the Met’s King David, he knew instantly that the fine-grained, grey limestone head — which the museum contends once graced a portal at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris — is not the real thing. He believes it is a knock-off made between 1919 and 1920 in Paris, and that the model may have been his own, valid sculpture.”
The sculpture was acquired for
On Tuesday, March 28, a New York State Supreme Court judge rejected arguments made by a landlord group claiming that the Rent Guidelines Board did not have the authority to stabilize rents, and upheld a freeze on the rents of certain one-year leases
The Real Deal reports, “The decision was a harsh blow to the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA), which filed a lawsuit in July claiming that the freeze on rent-stabilized units was politically motivated and didn’t take owners’ costs into
Billionaire owner of Zynga is set to be divorced from his wife, Alison Gelb Pincus. Alison has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences
The billionaire owner and founder of Zynga and early investor in Facebook and Twitter, Mark Pincus is divorcing his wife Alison Gelb Pincus, 42. Alison filed the summons on March 16 in San Francisco citing “irreconcilable differences”. The Summons asks the Court to nullify the couple’s prenuptial agreement.
Pincus’s wife is a successful
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will provide $10 million to keep a foreclosure-prevention service alive for one more year. The new round of funding will sustain the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), a network of roughly 90 nonprofit housing counseling and legal service agencies that provide free, high-quality assistance to at-risk families across the state of NY, to help them avoid foreclosure. Schneiderman vowed in 2012 to dedicate $20 million to the program annually for five
Seeking to clear up some confusion that emerged last week, the retail giant Beth, Bath and Beyond has announced that contrary to reports that have circulated in the media, they are still carrying Ivanka Trump branded items in their chain of stores around the country, according to a report in the New York Post.
Last week, it was reported that the retailer had ceased selling Ivanka Trump products.
The company had also stopped featuring the first daughter's merchandise on its website. The