Brooke Astor

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    December 21, 2009

    Anthony Marshall Gets 1 to 3 Years for Astor Fraud

    Our long national nightmare is over: Anthony Marshall, heir to the Astor fortune, has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for defrauding his mom, Brooke Astor, of millions of dollars. The 85-year-old Marshall overturned a table and battled court officers for several minutes before being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Also, he's an orphan

    ​Anthony D. Marshall, who is awaiting sentencing for looting the estate of his Alzheimer's-afflicted 105-year-old mother Brooke Astor, is asking the court to dismiss his conviction on the most serious charge because he's too old and sick to serve the mandatory prison term. A number of his prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Old Man, Lawyer Guilty in Astor Trial

    Anthony Marshall and his lawyer friend Francis Morrissey have been found guilty in the fraud trial pertaining to Marshall's famous rich mom, Brooke Astor. It looks like the 85-year-old Marshall will spend the rest of his life appealing the decision, or may spend his declining years falling down in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Barrett: Leslie Crocker Snyder's Unsavory Campaign Donors

    ​Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Brava for Brooke Astor's Insistence Upon Lunch on 9/11

    ​It's generally agreed that modern rich people suck, but the old-timers could be pretty rad. This detail from the usually tiresome and never-ending Brooke Astor case reminds us why. Apparently during the September 11, 2001 attacks, the superannuated heiress wanted to go to lunch, terrorism not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Old Rich Man Falls Down, Hits Head at Astor Trial

    We normally like to keep out of the Astor trial and so far have succeeded admirably, but Anthony Marshall just fell and hit his head in the court bathroom, so we suppose it's time to step up. The defendant, accused of looting the estate of the late Brooke Astor while she was suffering from senile d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Some Judges Ban Social Media from Trials

    Some judges are now banning Blackberrys and IPhones from juries. In the Brooke Astor trial in New York City, the judge warned jurors not to Twitter, blog, email, or do any internet research about the issues at hand. With people publishing every more minute details of their lives on social media si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Uptown Diarist David Patrick Columbia Speaks About Social Faux Pas

    City Harvest is a wonderful organization that feeds people--including me at a benefit luncheon the other day, where they honored social scribe David Patrick Columbia, who's sort of the uptown version of me, but way nicer. David is the editor of Quest magazine and the author of ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Bones' Beat: Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures

    This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, completes his Chelsea quadrilogy at Metro Pictures, where Cindy Sherman dazzles once more... Cindy Sherman is radiant in the spotlight at present: 360 degrees diamantine. All eyes have turned into magpies' for her latest at Metro Pictures, while at S ... More >>

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