Happy Birthday

cityfile · 07/08/09 06:18AM

Kevin Bacon turns 51 today. Milo Ventimiglia of Heroes fame is turning 32. Beck is 39. Celeb chef Wolfgang Puck is 60. Real estate developer David Walentas is turning 72. Paul LeClerc, the president of the New York Public Library, turns 64. Hedge fund manager Dwight Anderson turns 41. Actor Billy Crudup is turning 41, too. Anjelica Huston is 58. Country singer Toby Keith is 48. Actor Jeffrey Tambor turns 65. Columnist-turned-author Anna Quindlen is turning 57. Actress Sophia Bush is 27. And singer Joan Osborne turns 47 today.

Developers ♥ Bloomberg

cityfile · 10/02/08 06:20AM

Big real estate is loving the idea of a third term for Michael Bloomberg. "I think he's the greatest mayor we've ever had," says mega-developer Doug Durst. "Let's keep him forever," says Alex Sapir, the son of billionaire real estate tycoon Tamir Sapir. "He's the best mayor New York has had—certainly in my lifetime," offered up Jed Walentas, the son of Brooklyn landowner David Walentas. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Bloomberg has been especially generous with the real estate industry during his term, and the thought of some career politician coming in and mucking things up makes them shudder. But steel yourself for what's going to come in 2013. Donald Trump is already thinking ahead: "Fourth term? Absolutely! I think it would be great." [NYO]

Jed Walentas Is Off the Market

cityfile · 06/20/08 08:51AM

Jed Walentas, the son of Brooklyn real estate baron David Walentas, is no longer single. The DUMBO heir tied the knot with a photographer named Kate Engelbrecht "sometime during the last two weeks," a family spokesperson told the Brooklyn Paper. So hush hush! And at an undisclosed location, it seems! This means one of the city's richest real estate heirs is off the market. The good news. Perhaps the good news is that he married someone roughly his own age, not a 21-year-old Hawaiian Tropic model. A goofier photo of the newest addition to the Walentas family after the jump.

David Walentas

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:37PM

Walentas is the developer responsible for turning Dumbo from an industrial wasteland into one of Brooklyn's chicest neighborhoods.