Neiman Marcus: gifts that give back

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Neiman Marcus is the gift that keeps giving. Not only is the luxe retailer out with its Christmas Book, complete with new fantasy items, but its The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation has pledged to support The Boys & Girls Club of America youth arts programs, which serve 4.3 million children through 4,300 clubs nationwide.

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Sister acts

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While the world of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion has in some ways contracted, the sisters’ sense of community and mission of service, always the core of the order, has continued and strengthened.

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Older sibs are smarter – still

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Older children tend to have higher IQs than their younger brothers and sisters — anywhere from one to three points. It’s a small difference but a significant one, scientists say, one that can mean the difference between a good and a great school, a good and a great career.

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A charmer on the Hudson

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When we first met Andy Todd – president of the Greystone on Hudson luxury residential development in Tarrytown – in the late fall of 2016, he toured us around the more than 100-acre site, which opens onto pastoral Taxter Ridge Preserve. Among the houses he had in the works at that time was a charming Dutch Colonial Revival manse – with the characteristic gambrel roof and curved eaves; a turret; and a wrap-around porch – all of which made it at once cozy and commanding.

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