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Elaine Kaufman

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

Lost Warhol Photos To Be Displayed In NYC

Susan Michals | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be rediscovered. On May 3, lost images of pop art icon Andy Warhol will be unveiled in Manhattan for the first time in public in an exhibition sponsored by Interview Magazine, which the artist founded in 1969 .

Elaine Kaufman Memorial: The Salon and Its Resaurateur Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.

BID NOW! And Own A Piece Of Elaine's

Posted 10.09.2011 | New York

When Elaine Kaufman died in December, the fate of her famed eponymous restaurant was left in the air. In her will she left the place to a longtime man...

Elaine Kaufman: Spread My Ashes Over Second Avenue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Restaurant legend Elaine Kaufman directed in her will that her ashes be scattered on Second Avenue, the location of her famous uptown eatery. Kaufm...

Diane's? Elaine Kaufman Left Restaurant To Longtime Manager

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The death of Elaine Kaufman in early December, left many wondering what would happen to her namesake restaurant. Elaine's on the Upper East Side has ...

R.I.P. Hilly, Elaine, Kersh

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

One of the (many) disadvantages of getting old is that so many friends are dying around you. So it has been anguishing for me this past month.

Remembering the Extraordinary Elaine Kaufman as a Non-Celebrity Friend

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roger Smith

Since Elaine Kaufman's death nearly a week ago, there has been an avalanche of words written and spoken by celebrities about this iconic New York restaurateur. So here's my modest, non-celebrity takeaway.

Elaine Was Larger Than Life

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Storozynski

Journalists, writers and artists are insecure and needy people. Elaine Kaufman filled their needs. She fed them, gave them a shoulder to cry on, and then a kick in the butt to motivate them.

Elaine Kaufman Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day when writers were king, Elaine's was the place for book parties. That's how I first came there, to celebrate new publications by George Plimpton, Kurt Vonnegut.

Elaine Kaufman Memories: Elaine's Owner Made It Special | PETER KHOURY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With Elaine's passing on Friday, memories of the many entertaining nights spent in her place and of her one-liners are coming to mind as quickly as th...


Tony Maciulis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Maciulis

The right restaurant, not too fussy or trendy, with a big bar for chatting, eating, drowning the thoughts of the day and sparking the thoughts of the night, is one of the reasons why I love New York. Elaine's was that kind of place.

Elaine of Elaine's on Dining, Wining and Whining

Yvonne Durant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Yvonne Durant

Don't even try dropping Elaine's name in your quest for what you think is a better table.

New York Post Editor Falsely Declares Legendary Restaurateur Dead

New York Magazine/Daily Intelligencer | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last Thursday, the New York Post was awash with upsetting news. City editor Michelle Gotthelf ran from reporter to reporter over on Sixth Avenue, cryi...