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Ron Perelman Taps Hamptons Wallets to Break Barriers at Apollo

bloomberg.com — Ron Perelman, on the stage of what he called his "little barn in the Hamptons" Saturday night, promised "I'm not going to get political," and guests including Henry Kravis, Steve Schwarzman and David Tepper issued a collective sigh of relief. After all, the Apollo in the Hamptons fundraiser is supposed to be a night of distractions.

The Hamptons Venue Where Louis C.K. and Minimalist Art Mingle

bloomberg.com — It's the Lincoln Center, the Carolines comedy club and a wing of MoMA in the Hamptons. It also brings a bit of Broadway and the 92nd Street Y. It's Guild Hall, a quintessential cultural venue in the country. It's the place Louis C.K.

Robert Caro Draws Parallels With 1964 Election in Hamptons Chats

bloomberg.com — Gathered in one of East Hampton's oldest timber-framed houses, Robert Caro's dinner party companions sat around an elegantly set table, hoping to hear what the author, historian and two-time Pulitzer winner makes of the election. The answer took a while.

In the Hamptons, Taking Selfies With Trump and Clinton Cut-Outs

bloomberg.com — In the new exhibition "Winning the White House" at the Southampton Arts Center, the lure of the life-size cut-outs of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is powerful. At the opening on Aug. 6, visitors skipped through galleries to take a selfie.

At ‘Burning Man of the Hamptons,’ Artists and Wall Streeters Mix

bloomberg.com — Golf, tennis? No, said Blackstone senior managing director Martin Brand. His Hamptons pastime is -- wait for it -- work. "Sad, right?" Don't feel too bad for him: The 41-year-old who specializes in technology and financial companies at the world's largest private equity firm was attending one of the biggest parties of the season, the Watermill Center benefit and auction.

Hamptons Scene: Seinfelds Join Polo, Laird Hamilton Paddleboards

bloomberg.com — Far into a warm-weather regime of exercise, beach time and gorging on farmstand bounty, folks in the Hamptons were ready to be social in their bathing suits. Kinga Lampert, co-chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, did just that over the weekend with Laird Hamilton at the paddle portion of the Paddle and Party for Pink.

Trump Jars Hamptons Anew With Economic Picks Including Paulson

bloomberg.com — Barely 24 hours after Donald Trump listed them as economic advisers, John Paulson and Howard Lorber mingled at a hospital benefit in the Hamptons on Saturday night. Word of their new roles had spread through the air conditioned tents. The pair were enthused. "Donald has an economic policy that would dramatically stimulate U.S.

Goldman Sachs Tourney Aims to Make Wiffle Ball Great Again

bloomberg.com — Matthew DeFusco counted a stretch of homers for his team during the first-ever Goldman Sachs Wiffle Ball tournament. "That's four, baby, that was four, FOUR!" he barked on the artificial turf in Battery Park City, next to Goldman's headquarters. A bright sun beat down as players swung at perforated plastic.

In Hamptons, the Rich and Those Who Serve Them See Two Elections

wealthmanagement.com — Republican domination of the Hamptons has faded, mirroring lost influence throughout New York. Copyright Spencer Platt, Getty Images (Bloomberg) -- The presidential race pervades the cocktail parties of the wealthy who visit the Hamptons, the summer haven of Manhattan's rich, and the workplaces of the permanent residents who serve them.

In Hamptons, the Rich and Those Who Serve Them See Two Elections

bloomberg.com — The presidential race pervades the cocktail parties of the wealthy who visit the Hamptons, the summer haven of Manhattan's rich, and the workplaces of the permanent residents who serve them. The conversations rarely overlap. Stars of Wall Street and Hollywood who enjoy the beaches, hedge-rowed estates and $100,000-a-month rentals talk about income inequality and expanding economic opportunity.
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Aug 26, 2016

That time Yale and Huggies worked together via Stanford Social Innovation Review https://t.co/my9fBVMdRF

Aug 23, 2016

reading about pete shapiro in nytimes today? Here's me on Shaps back in June  http://bloom.bg/1rgkaHo 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @nytimesbusiness: “If you are a Slayer fan, you might not want to post about that, if you work at Chase Bank.”  http://nyti.ms/2bxvic6 

Aug 22, 2016

I like #ApollointheHamptons because it starts late. The @MetOpera season-opening gala starts at 4 pm! thats some #earlyboozin


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