And yet, no mention of the bar car. Suspect. Read more »
Mark Sanchez Bangs 17 Year-Old Daughter Of Greenwich Capital Founder In Effort To Gain Access To Top Flight Money Management?By Bess Levin
As you may have heard, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has a 17 year-old lady friend. Her name is Eliza Kruger (pictured) and she’s a high school student in Greenwich who he met at nightclub Lavo on New Year’s Eve. Liking what he saw, Sanchez gave her tickets to the January 2 Jets/Bills game and then, a week later, took her dinner at Nobu and back to his house in New Jersey where they “hooked up” (she posted pictures to Facebook of a bed with rumbled sheets afterward, natch). For those of you wondering if Sanchez was wading into statutory rape category- he wasn’t. Eliza looked up the age of consent in New Jersey and it’s 16, so everything was cool. Or at least it should have been but sometimes people get bent out of shape when a 24 year-old has relations with a girl who was 11 when he was 18. What also made things awkward was that Eliza seems to have just been in it for the sex but Sanchez wanted more! He would text her at all hours of the night, like at 2am on a Wednesday to “hang out” and she respond, “Um, I have school tomorrow.” He was contacting her as recently as January 24, seeing if she wanted to chill after the Jets lost the AFC Championship Game and people, like Eliza’s father, started to be all, “leave her alone, stalker.”
But! Today brings news Sanchez might not have been actually harassing a 17 year-old girl but rather trying to get to her dad, knowing the guy could offer him unparalleled investment advice, Papa Kruger being Konrad “Chip” Kruger, a partner in Stamford-based financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners and founder/former co-CEO of Greenwich Capital. Read more »
Commute To Or From Connecticut Every Day? Now Would Be A Good Time To Put In That Request To Work RemotelyBy Bess Levin
Are you a financial services hack who treks into the city every day from points further north or perhaps does the reverse commute to Southern Connecticut? As you may have heard, your life is about start sucking a whole lot more. Read more »
Investment Manager Who Drunkenly Launched His Porsche 35 Feet In The Air Is Hoping We Can Forget This Whole ThingBy Bess Levin
Earlier this month, we learned the extraordinary story of private equity guy Russell Stildolph and his flying Porsche, pictured at left. AltEnergy founder Stildoph’s 911 Carrera was airborne for 45 feet, possibly reaching a height of 35 feet, beore it struck the roof overhang and center support beam of an unsuspecting woman Norwalk woman’s home, before the car “fell backward and landed on its roof, facing away from the house.” Russell, whose blood alochol level was over .20 (the legal limit is under .08), said he didn’t recall anything from the evening except for the fact that he was only going 35 MPH. Today he was arraigned on charges of drunk driving, traveling “unreasonably fast,” failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to wear a seat belt, at which time his lawyer made several requests. Read more »
Planning On Riding The Metro-North To Or From Connecticut Tonight? Try And Get A Spot In The Car That Doesn’t Have Its Door Open During The TripBy Bess Levin
Shelly Sindland, a 15 year veteran TV reporter for Connecticut’s Fox 61, has apparently settled her age and gender discrimination claim against the Tribune Company. The settlement followed a win by her against the Tribune and Fox 61/Courant publisher Richard Graziano with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities…Sindland’s complaint claimed editorial policies at the Hartford television station under Graziano’s management encouraged female anchors to wear tight tops on Fridays, which was nicknamed Big Boob Fridays, to boost ratings. [CTW]
Don’t Be Labeled A Degenerate Baby-Killer: The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad Riders Guide to the New Haven LineBy Anonymous
The following entry is by a Dealbreaker reader who shall remain nameless, who counts himself among the contingent making the daily trek between southern Connecticut and New York. In short, it’s the rules that must be abided if you hope to survive the jungle that is the Metro North New Haven commute. Whether you’re a neophyte who just moved out to CT or a resident who just started a new job in Manhattan, someone for whom none of this currently applies but fear it may in your future, or you’ve have been doing this trip for years and have your own tips to add, enjoy.
Just before the turn of the 20th Century, Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line carried home its first pack of ambitious, southern Connecticut natives from New York City.
In just over 100 years, this 90-mile stretch of rail has blossomed from a novel idea into a daily constant in the lives of hundreds of thousands of travelers. These people aren’t tourists. They’re longer impressed by the splendor of Grand Central Station’s ceiling astrology. They don’t have time to snap pictures of the giant American flag. And they don’t care if the “Oyster Bar is really good!” These people are men and women, young and old who, day in and day out, brave the true horrors of the New Haven Line so that they can chase the American dream. To those riders I say, “I am one of you. I feel your pain. This guide is written in your honor.”
Phase #1: Making it to your platform Read more »
As we have previously discussed, when one grows up in Greenwich, CT, there are certain expectations. Prep school, college, Wall Street, death. And in the beginning, Garrett Hoelscher did what he was told. He attended the Brunswick school, then Emory and did a summer internship at RBS. But he was just going through the motions. “Nobody there [was] passionate,” he told Business Insider. “It’s all just numbers and spreadsheets.” (Also, people smoked “two packs a day,” which offended him.) But he still took a job working at Wedbush Investments in LA, where the unhappiness followed. It wasn’t until a transformative weekend in Stratton, VT that decided he needed a change. And that’s when Hoeslscher, whose favorite quotation on Facebook is “Don’t talk about it; be about it,” came up with a plan. To sell waffles in Aspen. Read more »