How to Date a Wall Street Sociopath

Max Read · 02/09/12 03:00PM

Professional matchmaker Samantha Daniels has some tips "for the women out there who are dating or would like to be dating a man on Wall Street." And sure, you read what she has to say (tip number five: "Be Sexy")... or you could take the advice of a Wall Street Men themselves.

The Outrageous Break-Up Quiz and Other Grim Tales of Dating Finance Pros

Max Read · 12/08/11 11:16AM

After writing about the crazy J.P. Morgan analyst who stalked his ex across the Atlantic pretending to be an Israei spy, and reproducing the insane 1,600-word letter from an investment analyst demanding that a woman he went on a single date with apologize for leading him on, we figured we'd open it up to our readers for more stories from the front lines of romance in the financial industry. And boy, did you all deliver.

The Indestructible Dolly Lenz

cityfile · 02/11/09 01:32PM

Dolly Lenz set records in 2006 when she sold an astounding $748 million worth of real estate. (Or so she claims, at least.) Max Abelson files a report in this week's Observer about Dolly's much rockier 2008-09 and the decision to drop the Blackberry-obsessed broker from three very high-profile new projects in recent months. But Dolly's recent stumbles won't prevent her from stepping up to the podium at the Pierre tomorrow night when Prudential Douglas Elliman's hands out its "Broker of the Year" award: "Just as it's been since Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber bought the company in 2003, and as it will be until the day onyx bathrooms and heated-floor kitchens all cease to exist, the award will go to Dolly Lenz." [NYO]

A Boozed-Up Buyer Is a Broker's Best Friend

cityfile · 11/14/08 09:36AM

Here's a new way to sell real estate in these troubled economic times: Supply your hesitant clients with copious amounts of liquor, and then sit back and watch as inhibitions fade and the offers start to roll in. At least that's what several Manhattan real estate brokers are hoping, a number of whom are now offering up bourbon, wine, and whiskey at condo tours around town. [NYT]