Hudson River Island Project Dead In The Water As Settlement Seemed ImminentBillionaire businessman Barry Diller has pulled the plug on a bold plan to build an entertainment island on an undulating pier in the Hudson.
Civic Group Sues To Halt Planned Hudson River ParkThe proposed park dubbed "Billionaire's Island" juts out over the Hudson River.
Barry Diller, Wife Diane Von Furstenberg Providing Over $100M For New Park In Meatpacking DistrictBillionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, have agreed to provide over $100 million to build a 2.7-acre park on a West 14th Street pier through a family foundation.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg 10th On Forbes 400 Richest Americans ListBill Gates is still the wealthiest man in America. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't too far behind.
High Line Park Receives Record $20 Million GiftThe Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation made the gift, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The gift will pay for the last section of the park and supplement the park's endowment.
Bloomberg Pledges To Give Away Half His MoneyForty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.