This week, real-estate heirs and young philanthropists Toby and Larry Milstein hosted a private reception at their home in the Dakota for young fellows of the Frick Collection.
The Milstein’s were joined by director at The Frick Collection, Ian Wardropper, Frick Collection Trustees, Bernard Selz and Melinda Martin Sullivan, and Leonard Bernstein’s children, Alexander Bernstein and Jamie Bernstein. The Milsteins’ home in the Dakota was the former home of Bernstein.
Entitled, “Across the Park and Into the Past,” the event celebrated the relationship between the Frick and The Dakota – two of New York’s most iconic addresses.
Wardropper welcomed guests, saying that he lives “in the shadow of the Dakota” so the event theme of “across the park and into the past,” is my everyday life as I walk across the park and between the Dakota and the Frick.”
Rachel Himes, education assistant at the Frick Collection gave a brief history of the building. And Toby and Larry then spoke about the history of the Dakota, and their personal relationship with “the iconic building that so few have a chance to peek inside.”
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