Maya Schwayder


Ed Koch Belongings Fetch $55K at Auction

By 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.Read More


$14.5M Pricetag for Jewish Novelists' Brownstone

By Maya Schwayder

$14.5M Pricetag for Jewish Novelists' Brownstone
Novelists Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss are listing their opulent century-old Brooklyn brownstone for a cool $14.5 million, the Daily News reported.Read More


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

By Maya Schwayder

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.Read More


Ex-Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Faces Wider Corruption Probe

By Maya Schwayder

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.Read More






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