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2109, 2017

Eisenhower's London Headquarters Become Luxury Residences

By | September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

During the Second World War, General Dwight D. Eisenhower masterminded the victory of the Allied forces from an office on London’s Grosvenor Square. The view of the tree-lined square that the future president looked out upon has changed little since the 1940s—but London’s property market certainly has. Eisenhower’s [...]

2109, 2017

Some Vintage Kit Homes Now Sell for Over $1 Million

By | September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

A 1925 Colonial-style home in Washington, D.C., that sold last year for $1.06 million had humble beginnings. It was a Sears, Roebuck and Co. kit home, the Martha Washington, advertised in the company’s ubiquitous catalog for $3,727 in the 1920s. “It was something that made it unique,” says [...]

2009, 2017

Schools Target Morning Drop-Off Madness

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

This fall, some schools are devising new ways to quell the increasing chaos of morning drop-offs: the long lines of cars backing up traffic; the parade of yellow buses making wide turns; crossing guards herding kids across busy roads and everyone trying to make it before the bell. [...]

2009, 2017

How Cops, Pills and Parties Inspired the Grateful Dead's 'Truckin' '

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

In 1969 and early ’70, the Grateful Dead was on a grueling national tour and staying at budget hotels to save money. Their song, “Truckin’,” detailed the band’s travels—and their troubles—during those months. Recorded for the Dead’s “American Beauty” album in September 1970, “Truckin’ ” was released two [...]

2009, 2017

The Plan When a Storm Strands You Far From Home

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

By Scott McCartney Scott McCartney The Wall Street Journal Biography @MiddleSeat Scott.McCartney@wsj.com Sept. 20, 2017 11:07 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Members of the U.S. Coast Guard processed evacuees on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 12, nearly a week after Hurricane Irma hit. Many travelers [...]

2009, 2017

A Grand Norwegian Estate Goes on the Market

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

For centuries, the city of Bergen on Norway’s western coast fostered a distinctive merchant class profiting from trade in commodities such as Norwegian cod and Russian grain. One of the last and most distinguished of these merchant-princes was Conrad Mohr (1849-1926). A key remnant of his one-time enormous [...]

2009, 2017

Planned California Home Seeks a Record $65 Million

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

In Marin County, Calif., a wealthy bedroom community north of San Francisco, an unbuilt waterfront spec house with plans for a Japanese-style garden and a boat locker is seeking $65 million. If the house sells for its asking price, it will be a record for Belvedere, said Scott [...]

2009, 2017

Live Atop the Iconic Woolworth Building for $110 Million

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

An enormous penthouse at the iconic Woolworth Building in Manhattan is going on the market for an equally enormous asking price: $110 million. If the property were to sell for that price, it would blow away the current record for an apartment downtown, which is currently held by [...]

2009, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival Spins Off a New TV Festival

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Since its inaugural event in 2002, the annual Tribeca Film Festival has become one of the most prominent showcases of its kind in the U.S., drawing more than 150,000 attendees for an ever-widening range of events. The 2017 edition of the festival, held in April in Manhattan, saw [...]

1909, 2017

The World's Largest Book Club

By | September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In Heathrow Airport a few years ago, getting ready to return to Israel after attending the London Book Fair, literary agent Ilana Kurshan found herself waiting in the security line for the Israeli airline, El Al. She lugged with her not only suitcases but also a weighty tome [...]

1909, 2017

An Unexpected Trip Back to Paris's Most Decadent Era

By | September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Musée de la Vie Romantique, designed to honor the scandalous bohemians of early-19th-century Paris, sits, fittingly enough, just outside Montmartre, home to the no-less scandalous bohemians of that century’s close. Walking along Boulevard de Clichy toward la Butte—the hill of Montmartre—I passed neon signs, sex shops and peep [...]