Tiffany Deal Is a Signature Move by the Sun Tzu of Luxury

The soap opera also known as the largest deal in luxury, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-Tiffany acquisition, finally has a happy ending. The two companies originally announced their synergistic engagement in November 2019 only to later engage in months of public mudslinging after the pandemic hit the luxury market and LVMH’s commitment turned wobbly.…

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A SoHo Triplex Sells for a Record $35.1 Million

In the final weeks before the presidential election, real estate closings slowed in New York City, but there were still several big transactions, including a record purchase in SoHo and another king-size sale at 220 Central Park South. An anonymous buyer paid $35.1 million for a meticulously renovated triplex atop 419-421 Broome Street, the 19th-century…

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Will the Hardest-Hit Communities Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

It is an idea that may never have been tried in wide-scale vaccine distribution: Citing principles of equity and justice, experts are urging that people living in communities hardest-hit by the pandemic, which are often made up of Black and Hispanic populations, get a portion of the first, limited supply of coronavirus vaccines set aside…

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What Makes a Man Manly? Trump and Biden Offer Competing Answers

If the 2016 election pitted feminism against machismo, this one asks voters to consider what masculinity means. President Trump, in his personality and policies, has presented himself as hypermasculine: tough, plain-spoken, the patriarch who is unafraid to offend and unapologetic when he does. Joe Biden has emphasized family, empathy and caring for others — the…

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Where Cruise Ships Are Sent to Die

Along the meandering industrial peninsula of Aliaga on Turkey’s Aegean coast, the contents of gutted vessels lay strewn on the dusty roadside, scattered among clusters of orange lifeboats that tower so high they obscure the dramatic scene unfolding in the shipyard below. There, five mammoth cruise ships sit crammed into a muddied cove, as hundreds…

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They Crossed Paths at Howard but Caught Feelings in a Hurricane

Jaime Oliva stepped out of an Uber and into harm’s way. Mr. Oliva, 30, a senior adviser for strategic management at the Department of Health and Human Services, was returning to his Washington office and looking razor sharp after visiting his barber in July 2017. He had tickets that evening to a John Legend concert…

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These Two Were Otherwise Engaged. A Decade Later, They’re Wed.

Nathan Hartman and Christopher Sipes first met in March 2011 when they were introduced by mutual friends at a dinner in Atlanta, where they both lived. “We were each in long-term, committed relationships at that time,” said Mr. Hartman (left), 42, an estate planning lawyer and an adjunct professor at the Emory School of Law.…

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On-Again, Off-Again, but a Cabdriver Knew They’d Get Married

Sarah Beverly Koatz and Stuart Hopkins Winchester had no idea where their relationship was going in March 2013, but the “Cupid Cabbie” did. By the end of their yellow taxi ride one evening from Union Square to the Upper East Side in New York, he told them they would get married someday. “I was so…

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From Melbourne to New York, Oceans Couldn’t Keep Them Apart

As rain pelted the London streets, Stephanie Hains and Christian Nilsson were scaling an iron gate at 2 a.m. The two, who met on Tinder and were enjoying a first date, had found themselves locked into Hyde Park. The couple had connected on the app in 2014 when they had both been in Prague on…

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What Losing My Father Taught Me About Parenting, Planets and Pain

“There’s pain, and then there’s stepping on a Lego in the middle of the night,” my father often repeated with a laugh when his grandkids visited. They took over his living room, dining table, bedroom floors and bedside tables with messes of plastic blocks haphazardly assembled to resemble something magical and grand, excavated from the…

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