Saturday, 23 May 2015
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Apr 30 2012 | 10:35am ET
A hedge fund manager is the proud new owner of the beloved estate of one of New York's best-known socialites.
Elm Ridge Capital's Ronald Gutfleish and his wife, Stacey Sorrow, bought Brooke Astor's 65-acre Westchester County estate in December. Astor, who died in the 85-year-old mansion in 2007 at the age of 105, had owned the Briarcliff Manor home for 47 years.
Gutfleish and Sorrow paid just $6.45 million for the 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom home, just half its initial listing price of $12.9 million. The estate, which includes a caretaker's cottage, guest house and garage in addition to the main house, as well as a 20-acre vacant lot, went on the market in 2008.
Gutfleish and Sorrow, who currently live in Dobbs Ferry, about 10 miles south of Briarcliff Manor, closed on the estate, which Astor called Holly Hill, in December. The couple began to renovate the main home this month.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…