Lifestyle A Wall Street investor sued American artist Jeff Koons and a prominent New York City gallery on Thursday for more than US$39 million over their failure to deliver three Koons sculptures, alleging a scheme to deceive customers. 20 Apr 2018 03:50AM Bookmark NEW YORK: A Wall Street investor sued American artist Jeff Koons and a prominent New York City gallery on Thursday for more than US$39 million over their failure to deliver three Koons sculptures, alleging a scheme to deceive customers.Steven Tananbaum, the founder and chief investment officer of GoldenTree Asset Management LP, accused Koons and the Gagosian Gallery of accepting deposits and instalment payments from "eager and trusting" collectors, only to then give them the runaround about when Koons will finish and deliver their art.A representative for Koons declined to comment. Gagosian did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Koons, 63, is known for monumental reflective sculptures and inflatable … [Read more...] about Artist Jeff Koons, New York gallery are sued over late sculptures
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caption We visited a Costco in Westchester County, New York, and found that it had a much bigger selection of everything than BJ’s Wholesale club. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Costco and BJ’s Wholesale are both membership-based warehouse clubs. An annual Costco membership costs $60, while BJ’s costs $55 a year. Costco and BJ’s are very similar, but BJ’s is more organized, has a Dunkin’ Donuts kiosk instead of a food court, and has a self checkout so that customers can avoid lines. But on recent visits, I found that Costco offers a lot more for the price of a membership. Costco and BJ’s Wholesale are membership-based warehouse stores selling groceries, clothing, furniture, and just about everything else. Both stores offer eye and ear exams, a pharmacy, photo services, and a food court. Even the return policies are similarly generous, though … [Read more...] about We shopped at Costco and BJ’s Wholesale to see which store had the better deals — and one had a clear edge over the other
caption John McEntee. source Leah Millis/Reuters While the news cycle was understandably focused on Rex Tillerson’s departure as secretary of state, he wasn’t the only person who left President Donald Trump’s orbit on Tuesday. The other was a 27-year-old White House aide named John McEntee, who was escorted out of the president’s residence amid a financial-crimes investigation. McEntee served as Trump’s longtime personal assistant. After his departure, Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign quickly rehired him as the senior adviser for campaign operations. Here’s a young, viral football star ended up next to one of the most powerful men in the world: Born on March 9, 1990, John D. McEntee II grew up in Anaheim, California, which is where his football talents first became apparent. He was a star athlete at Servite High School, where he threw 1,525 yards as a senior. Source: Max Preps His father is a … [Read more...] about The incredible life of Trump’s 27-year-old ‘bag man’ — who became famous from a viral trick-shot football video and is now under investigation for financial crimes
caption A Sam’s Club store in Westchester County, New York. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Costco and Sam’s Club are very similar membership-based warehouse stores that offer a huge variety of products and services from eye exams to photo printing. The only significant difference between the stores is the cost of membership, with Sam’s Club costing $15 less annually than Costco. I went to a Costco and Sam’s Club in Westchester County, New York, and found that the cost and quality were comparable enough that the deciding factor between the two stores might just be how close you live to each one. Costco and Sam’s Club are membership-based warehouse stores selling groceries, clothing, furniture, and everything in between. Both stores offer eye and ear exams, a pharmacy, one-hour photo services, and a food court at affordable prices. Even the return policies … [Read more...] about We shopped at Costco and Sam’s Club to see which is better — and there’s a clear reason why you should join one over the other
By Eli Saslow The Washington Post Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 TIFFIN, OHIO—She believed her best chance to be heard was through sheer repetition, so Rachel Crooks took her seat at the dining table and prepared to tell the story again. She was used to difficult audiences, to skeptics and internet trolls who flooded her Facebook page with threats, but this was a generous crowd: a dozen women, all friends of her aunt, gathered for a casual dinner party on a Friday night. The hostess turned off the music, clanked a fork against her wineglass and gestured to Crooks. “Would you mind telling us about the famous incident?” she asked. “Not the sound-bite version, but the real version.” “The real version,” Crooks said, nodding back. She took a sip of water and folded a napkin onto her lap. “It all happened at Trump Tower,” she said. “I had just moved to New York, and I was working as a secretary for another company in the … [Read more...] about This Trump accuser keeps telling her story. Will anyone ever listen?