Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scandal! Society! Real Estate!

The National Arts Club in Gramercy Square is an Old New York, Old Money institution where cultural highbrows like to congregate. I've been there a few times myself (heathen that I am) and I can tell you that it is a beautiful, classy, lovely place.

Not only that but they have a really great restaurant.

Problem: the place is in turmoil. It's former president apparently was a first-class hoarder who was misappropriating funds and taking over apartments at the club, costing it rental income, to store his stuff. It's a very weird, strange story full of ego and money and just downright odd behavior. This exhaustive story in the Times goes into it in detail. Hopefully everything will work out for the best.

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