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— Publisher’s Note —

Art Basel Miami

One of the many pleasures of being the publisher of EQ is bringing our content to life for our readers in a meaningful way. Our Art Basel collectors dinner on the rooftop of the Delano Hotel in South Beach on December 3rd where we launched our Art issue was one such occasion. We were joined at dinner by famed contemporary artist, Joseph Klibansky, whose art was shown at Art Basel Miami, and also is the subject of an interview that appears in the magazine and on our website. We are grateful for our co-hosts, Bonhams and Gallagher, and sponsors Dunbar Madan and Captivate, who made our the dinner a spectacular evening. We were joined by 75 guests for a night of cocktails and discussions of all things art, business, and collecting.

— Development —

Sag Harbor Redux

Jay Bialsky’s new waterfront development will accelerate the Hamptons’ hottest market

What makes the quaint and beautiful fishing village of Sag Harbor the center of year-round fun in the Hamptons? Simply put, it’s the lifestyle. With roots planted firmly in the 19th Century, the village invites all who visit to walk its historic streets anywhere they want to go. That walk might transport them to the sparkling Sag Harbor waterfront. Or it could carry them to any one of the growing number of outstanding restaurants in town, from Tutto Il Giorno to Le Bilboquet to such perennial local favorites as The Beacon, Sen Japanese Restaurant and The American Hotel…

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— Wheels —

Driven by Emotion

A new breed of classic car investors is just as enthusiastic even if they never touch the tangible asset

In the years following the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, the collector car market saw somewhat of a golden age as prices across the spectrum continuously rose. According to Hagerty, an insurance company that measures valuation trends across classic cars, the average collector car price rose from around $100,000 in 2009 to more than $180,000 in late 2018…

— Sustainability —

Holding back the East River

A design to protect FiDi and Lower Manhattan from rising waters

Imagine you’re standing at the eastern foot of John Street in Manhattan’s Seaport neighborhood. To the west you see the bustling Financial District, more than just the world’s economic heart, now home to more than 60,000 New Yorkers and counting, amidst a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene. To the north one of our most beloved landmarks, the Brooklyn Bridge, obstructed by the eyesore that is the tangled web of access ramps from the FDR Drive, and in the backdrop, Two Bridges, a neighborhood of low rise, low income housing on the brink of a massive redevelopment masterplan that will bring skyscrapers and hopefully, a rapid influx of new residents to fill them…

— Watches —

Game, Set, Watch?

During the four-hour and 50-minute epic that was this year’s U.S. Open men’s final, the many ritualistic tendencies of Rafael Nadal were on display for all to see — from the number of times he bounces a ball before his serve, to the twitching adjustments to his clothing and hair. Many have accused Nadal of delay tactics through such antics. And during the final he was penalized for not serving before the serve clock reached zero…

— Yachting —

Versatility Quotient

At VQ Yachts customization is King

Responding to consumer demand for a larger powerboat, the first designs for an all-aluminium model were unveiled only a year ago by VQ Yachts, and they instantly struck a chord with the kind of demanding individuals who lust for the brand’s unique looks and tailored flexibility. The first models of VQ Yachts’ VQ58 were delivered this summer to delighted owners in the U.S. and the Baltic region, with more on their way for soon-to-be clients looking to join the ranks of the VQ58 Revolution…

— EQ’s Property Pick —

119 Newlight Lane, Bridgehampton

Newly completed Hamptons Stunner listed by James Peyton of Corcoran

Modern by Perello. Just completed. This retreat is the latest project from the Perello Design & Build team in collaboration with architect Mike Hill of Studio 3H in NYC. Crisp and clean lines that exude a casual sophistication combining an authentic timber frame set among modern finishes. This house truly is one-of-a-kind overlooking the world class equestrian facility at Campbell Stables. Boasting 8,500 sf of luxury living on three levels with 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 2 half baths, resort style pool and spa, pool house, finished lower level and sunken tennis court on 1.4 acres manicured acres. Whether entertaining or just looking for a Hamptons escape this compound has it all…

— Construction —

Cost Overruns and Delays

How long will your project be delayed and what will it cost?

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Those words are as true today as ever, and with New York City construction projects one can certainly see evidence of projects going off track due to poor planning. However, it is much deeper than that. Weather, utility connections, difficult neighbors, rock removal, surprise buried oil tanks… the list goes on. Maybe a more fitting saying for NYC would be from Mike Tyson who said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Well put Iron Mike…

— Deal Making —

Millbrook Provides Capital for Harlem Developer

A unique and challenging structure that taps into the power of revitalized real estate market to better serve the community

Frederick Douglass Blvd has been the heart of the Harlem renaissance for the greater part of a generation, since 2003 when the area was rezoned for larger residential buildings which yielded a greater population density…

— Auction —

Adrenaline Rush

Investing In Jewelry At Auction—A Primer

To most people, auctions are a rarified and daunting proposition and a place where only the wealthiest of the wealthy gather to buy and sell impossibly expensive pieces of art. Certainly that perception is borne out by some of the trophy art sales of the past few years. But a growing number of discerning collectors are discovering that auctions are a venue where beautiful pieces can be picked up in a fun environment where bidding also brings an adrenaline rush not normally experienced in a retail environment…

— Fashion —

Winter Wonderland of Coats

As the temperatures dip, it’s time to bring out the ultimate winter statement piece, the winter coat. From full-length shearling to peacoats, don’t let the winter deep freeze get your wardrobe down. The temperature outside might be frightful, but your fashion game can still be so delightful…

— Jewelry —

The Art of Seduction

Nigel O’Reilly pushes the boundaries of heirloom jewelry design

Nigel O’Reilly doesn’t create jewelry that screams at you. Instead, the Irish goldsmith and diamond setter’s creations seduce you. His is a winning combination of artistry and technology, a fusion of exquisite form and function. It’s a design approach that is simultaneously cutting edge and inherently timeless, resulting in pieces that are destined to become much-loved heirlooms, rather than merely one-season wonders…

— Hospitality —

The Perfect Pairing

City Lights, Country Nights—From Baccarat to Blantyre

For those who love both the serenity of country life and the indulgence of city living, the Blantyre, a luxury resort in the Berkshires, the Baccarat Hotel in New York City and the Charles Hotel in Boston are offering a joint weekend package including dining and activities…

— Architecture —

Ski Chalets: Lake Tahoe vs. Switzerland

A Family Cabin in Northern California and a quintessentially Swiss oasis in the Alps

The 9,677 SF Villa Stabiello, designed by Miami-headquartered Oppenheim Architecture & Design LLP’s Principal and Lead Designer, Chad Oppenheim, is perched in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the alpine village of Andermatt. This mountain retreat, at an elevation of 4,747 feet, consists of 4 barn-style structures that are interlocked in a dynamic cluster allowing for dramatic views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains. The view in the summer of lush green valleys is equally picturesque.

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