For several years, wealthy New Yorkers, even those relatively unscathed by the financial crisis, seemed to put their second-home dreams on hold.
But as the real estate market in the city has strengthened, many of these high-end buyers have started shopping for beachfront retreats again.
Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the Islands of the Exumas.
The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high- quality experience we envisioned. But while Coachella is a music festival that turned into a series of brand activations, Fyre Festival is a brand activation that plays at being a festival.
Lorber, the chairman of Douglas Elliman and the chief executive of the investment firm New Valley, is developing a midrise condominium there. Lorber, who is based in New York, is developing in the Bahamas and also the first time Douglas Elliman is marketing there.“This is New York in the Bahamas,” said Horacio Le Don, a Douglas Elliman broker who is heading up the marketing effort for Honeycomb, the condo being developed by Mr.
Lorber and the Tavistock Group, Albany’s developer.
The resort, which opened in 2010, is named for Albany House, a historic pink mansion on the 600-acre property that served as the home of the arch-villain Alex Dimitrios in the 2006 remake “Casino Royale,” the James Bond movie. The owners hope that this next stage of the development will extend the Albany’s reach beyond professional athletes, industry leaders and pop stars, to New Yorkers more generally.Weekend revelers who were expecting a “luxury” music festival on a private island in the Bahamas starting on 28 April 2017 instead arrived to find “Fyre Festival” in a state of chaos. We ask that guests currently on-island do not make their own arrangements to get to the airport as we are coordinating those plans. tickets are ,500, but you can knock a grand off that price if you B. Fyre Festival is a product of Fyre Media, an entertainment booking startup that that rapper Ja Rule launched with his tech partner Billy Mc Farland in 2015.Attendees hoping to see high-profile bands, enjoy beautiful scenery in comfortable surroundings and eat gourmet food instead were stranded on an island with no alcohol and cafeteria-style sandwiches, leading to comparisons to the novel So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. We are working to place everyone on complimentary charters back to Miami today; this process has commenced and the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority. As noted above, its closest spiritual forefather in the bloated festival-scape is probably Coachella.A vendor identifying themselves as a caterer for the festival was besieged with questions about the event’s legitimacy, and a highly-rated 11 April 2017 submission to r/fyrefestival was simply titled “Fyre Festival is Sketchy.” The submitter listed several substantive discrepancies between purported marketing claims and the situation as it stood on 11 April 2017: If you look at just about anything they claim on the website you’d see that nothing adds up.