Maya Schwayder

Ed Koch Belongings Fetch $55K at Auction

The first day of the auction of the former New York Mayor Ed Koch’s possessions fetched a sum of $51,755 at Doyle New York auction house, far greater than the expected $20 - $30,000, the (New York Daily News reported)[http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ed-koch-personal-items-hit-auction-article-1.1521013].

$14.5M Pricetag for Jewish Novelists' Brownstone

Jewish novelists Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss are selling their opulent century-old Brooklyn brownstone. It won’t come cheap.

Bill De Blasio Slammed Over Condolence Message for 'Racist' Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was dragged into a tabloid fight over the legacy of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef after the liberal Democrat expressed his sympathies for the death of the Israeli Sephardic leader.

Ex-Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Faces Wider Corruption Probe

Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum is now implicated in a decades-long “system of corruption,” that police now believe involved developers bribing public officials with “thousands of dollars” for zoning changes, the Montrael Gazette reported.