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Brooke Astor

Where the Streets Have No Name: Finding a Place to Land the U-2 Spy Plane

ADST | Posted 07.30.2015 | World

A few key countries, like Pakistan, would not normally allow U.S. spy planes on their territories. What to do, what to do? Such was the dilemma of Anthony Marshall, who worked at the CIA at the very beginning of the U2 program.

Astor Heir Eligible For Medical Parole

AP | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The son of the late New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor, who was convicted of defrauding her, has been classified as eligible f...

89-Year-Old Heir May Go To Prison

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A story of wealth, family and the indignities of aging culminated Friday with an 89-year-old heir to one of America's first mega-fortunes ...

Brooke Astor's Son Hoping To Avoid Prison

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — An 89-year-old heir to a famous New York City fortune is set to find out Thursday whether he'll succeed in an 11th-hour attempt to av...

88-Year-Old Astor Son Faces Prison For Stealing Mom's Millions

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The 88-year-old heir to an illustrious American fortune lost an appeal Tuesday of his conviction on charges of plundering his mentally fai...

Shopping (Sort of!) at the Brooke Astor Auction

Liz Smith | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

How does one select or run across this Norman novel out of the plethora of Brooke Astor's collection? How would they find it for you to buy it specifically? The coincidence and synchronicity raised the hair on the back of my neck.

PHOTOS: First Day Of Brooke Astor Auction Fetches Millions

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday. Sotheby's of...

Brooke Astor's Estate To Be Auctioned

AP | By ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Brooke Astor was the immaculately dressed grande dame of New York City, a philanthropist, taste-setter and host extraordinaire, at ease wi...

The Last of Mrs. Astor -- Her Belongings Are Up for Auction, but I Still Have a Few More Tales to Tell About This Dazzling Philanthropist

Liz Smith | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"When I was 40, I used to wonder what people thought of me. Now I wonder what I think of them," said the saucy philanthropist Brooke Astor when she was only 92 years-old.

Family Feud Over Ice Cream Business Turns Cold

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Think your family is dysfunctional? Just wait until you meet the Piazzas of Staten Island. Nicholas Piazza, the 29 year-old son of Salvatore Piazza...

Brooke Astor Estate Settled, Ending Five Year Family Feud

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.28.2012 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The long dispute over the estate of socialite philanthropist Brooke Astor ended Wednesday with a settlement that frees $100...

Brooke Astor NY Auction To Offer 800 Items

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York auction of the late philanthropist Brooke Astor's personal items will include designer jewelry and a wide range of furnitu...

Brooke Astor's Jewelry, Art To Be Sold

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Jewelry and artwork from the estate of philanthropist Brooke Astor will go on the auction block next year. Sotheby's announced this ...

President Barack Obama Expresses Support for Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I believe the recent vote in the 9th Congressional District in New York affected in a positive way the policy of the U.S. on the Mideast.

Brooke Astor's Park Ave Reduced From $46M To 'High Teens'

New York Real Estate News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Brooke Astor's 14-room duplex at 778 Park Avenue, once listed for $46 million, is now in contract "in the high teens," sources told the Post. The apar...

Coco and Igor (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This film received mixed reviews from other critics. I enjoyed it immensely, and think it is well worth seeing.

Culture Zohn: Astor Courts: Three Wives Pave the Way for Chelsea

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Zohn

2010-07-06-outside.jpg The property on which Chelsea Clinton will be wed has had a somewhat checkered career as part of an estate that was home to various Astors.

American Woman: 15 Trailblazers Vogue Left Off Their List

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

At this time of year, for those in the fashion industry, "going to the Met" has nothing to do with spending a lazy day in the galleries, admiring Byza...

Vanity Fair's Coverage of the White House State Dinner: A Namedropping Guide

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The author was obviously trying to put the 2009 dinner in context with how previous years' affairs went. But he may have gotten a bit carried away in including quite so many characters, even as afterthoughts.

Celebs, Friends Defend Astor's Son Ahead Of Sentencing

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Anthony Marshall has had a life of privilege and pain as philanthropist Brooke Astor's only child. Born into wealth, he joined the M...

The Astor Trial: It Keeps Going And Going And Going...

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Signs of stress and a struggle to reach a verdict emerged Monday among jurors in the five-month-long criminal trial over philanthropi...

The People Vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey: The Sentence

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ralph Gardner Jr.

One thing is for certain: In her prime, Brooke Astor would have redeemed the occasion with her spirit and wit. There was no redemption to be found throughout the trial of her son, and it's final day was no different.

Brooke Astor Verdict: Anthony Marshall GUILTY

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son was convicted Thursday of exploiting his philanthropist mother's failing mind and helping himself to h...

Brooke Astor's son: I'm too sick to be imprisoned

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son has turned to friends in high places – including Whoopi Goldberg and Al Roker – to help hi...

Anthony Marshall Prison Sentencing Today

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The 85-year-old son of philanthropist Brooke Astor was sentenced Monday to as many as three years in prison for exploiting her mental...