A self-styled provocateur, Michael provokes rage, outrage, amusement, ire, rants and raves (and most rarely indifference) with his profiles. Some of his more memorable ones include Alec Baldwin, Beverly D’Angelo, Calvin Klein (From Bronx to Eternity), Richard Gere, JFK Jr., Patrick McCarthy, Isaac Mizrahi, Norman Pearlstine and Bob Pittman.
Michael is currently completing 740 Park, a work of non-fiction about one of the most prestigious and secretive co-op buildings in New York to be published by Random House. Built by James Lee, the grandfather of Jackie Onassis and Lee Radziwill, a princely apartment in 740 was long the residence of John D. Rockefeller Jr. One of its apartments, belonging to Saul Steinberg, was sold to investor Steven Schwarzman a few years ago for a record $31 million. Built in 1930, some of the wealthiest and most prominent families in New York have lived there. Oh, if the walls could talk ... (and who knows, they probably do and have), Michael Gross is the one who will have heard them.
Michael and his wife Barbara are well-known faces on the New York media and social scene.