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John Jacob Astor

Titanic's Wealthiest Passenger Built Luxe NYC Hotel

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 06.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A century after the Titanic sank, the legacy of the ship's wealthiest and most famous passenger lives on quietly at the luxury hotel ...

The St. Regis Comes of Age

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

"21" took on a whole new meaning Wednesday evening, when the venerated hotel held a glamorous fete to celebrate - you guessed it - their 21st property...

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."

"Make Next Left Turn..."

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Kelly

As we adjust their GPS systems in their cars, we should tip our hats to those American explorers who thought little of mapping then foreign and dangerous territory.

You and I Hate My Name

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

At a time when financial bigwigs have made a mess of the U.S. economy, the deserved scorn heaped upon these greedy "masters of the universe" poses a problem for people with blue-blood monikers like mine.