Happy Birthday

cityfile · 01/25/10 06:27AM

Alicia Keys turns 29 today. Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz is turning 39. Paul Nurse, the Nobel Prize-winning head of Rockefeller University, turns 61. Architect Bernard Tschumi is 66. Kim Gandy, the feminist leader and former NOW president, is turning 56. Actress Mia Kirshner (The L Word) is turning 35. Socialite Carroll Petrie is 82. And legendary singer Etta James turns 72 today.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 01/23/09 07:26AM

Law & Order's Mariska Hargitay turns 45 today. Developer Bruce Ratner is turning 64. Broadway heir James L. Nederlander Jr. is 49. Citigroup investment banking chief (and Obama BFF) Raymond McGuire turns 52. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen is 35. Legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau is 81. And Princess Caroline of Monaco is turning 52. Weekend birthdays after the jump!

Carroll Petrie Sells in Palm Beach

cityfile · 10/10/08 08:01AM

♦ Socialite Carroll Petrie took a $500,000 loss on the sale of her four-bedroom Palm Beach house, which she bought for $3.5 million last year and sold to tire heir John Firestone for $3 million last month. She still has a 6,700-square-foot mansion a mile away, which she purchased for $7.45 million in May. [WSJ]
♦ Feminist author and activist Gloria Feldt and her husband Alex Barbanell sold their two-bedroom apartment at 200 Central Park South for $3.25 million. [Cityfile]
♦ The Meadow Lane home in Southampton that was home to Virginia and Billy Salomon (of Salomon Brothers fame) is about to hit the market. The six-bedroom, oceanfront manse will be listed at $38 million. [Newsday]

Carroll Petrie

cityfile · 02/03/08 10:48PM

A South Carolina native and former model, Carroll was a divorcée and mother of two when she wed her second husband, Milton Petrie, in 1978 (Carroll was wife No. 4 for Milton, who was 25 years her senior). Petrie, who built a fortune with discount department stores and a major investment in Toys 'R Us, passed away 16 years later. Carroll has since filled her days doling out her late husband's cash. She's also a prolific donor to Republican candidates and causes and backed Rudy Giuliani's ill-fated presidential bid in 2008.