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Frederick’s of Hollywood
Four Years After Shuttering Fund, Long Island Asset Manager/Hooters Franchise Owner/Frederick’s Of Hollywood Devotee Not Ready To Part With Investor Money Just YetBy Bess Levin
In 2008, Fursa Strategic Alternatives, an asset management firm run by Massapequa resident William F. Harley III, informed investors that it would be closing its doors and returning everyone’s money. As some money managers can likely attest though, making the decision to close up shop (and writing people to say as much), doesn’t mean you’re emotionally ready to do so. Harley, for example, couldn’t shake the feeling that he was put on this earth to be an investor and, god damn it, he was going to invest until the day he died. So he did what any rational human being in his position would, and decided to just, you know, hang on to his clients’ money for a while. Of course, the pesky little varmints kept calling, so he had to disconnect the phones and to avoid an awkward confrontation wherein they appeared at the firm’s building demanding their cash in person, he moved HQ into the basement of one of his other businesses, a Hooters restaurant. That got people off his tail for a while but, unfortunately, they popped up again and this time are taking legal action. Read more »
It’s that time of year again! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show is this Thursday which means we’re likely in for a week of hearing about Dennis Kneale talking about lingerie. Last year around this time we learned that while some men are uncomfortable with the idea of entering a Secret store, Dennis Kneale loves nothing more than picking out some special pieces of what he’s affectionately dubbed “slut wear” for his “female partners.” Today it was that Dennis wears women’s underwear, though he wouldn’t say which brand, only that it’s not VS.* What other images could we be in store for leading up to the big show? Stay tuned!
*Methinks it may be this line, which probably gave out some items on the house for the free advertising.