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