Wednesday in New York. Hot. What else is new? I came home this afternoon to find the latest New York Review of Books in my mailbox. One of the lead pieces is John Hansen’s piece “The Threat to the Planet” which is a review of three books on the environment including Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Mr. Hansen says that all of the animal kingdom know what’s going on and are acting accordingly to survive except for us’ns who simply readjust the thermostat. There is a prevailing opnion among the non-believers (as well as many of the believers) that the problem is beyond our lifetimes and so therefore ... whattayagonnado aboud it? Leaving the real question: what is it gonnadoabout it to us? We shall see, shan’t we? Proceed with caution.
Meanwhile back to the Manhattan animal kingdom. Kathy Steinberg, the tycoon-ish private residential broker for Edward Lee Cave, gave one of her rare but very talkfested cocktail parties at her Fifth Avenue penthouse for a hundred friends (or maybe more; I’m guessing). Her daughter Liz Lange, the maternity tycooness was there, as was her brother- and sister-in-law Gayfryd and the now legendary tycoon Saul Steinberg, as well as her nephew Jonathan Steinberg and his wife Maria Bartiromo, as well as Steve Schwarzman, the Blackstone Group tycoon who bought Saul Steinberg’s 740 Park Avenue apartment brokered by Kathy. You with me?