Daniel Straus NYU Alumnus

Daniel Straus received his law degree from New York University in 1981. He worked as an attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and was also the principal stockholder, president and CEO of The Multicare Companies, which was sold in 1997.

Today Daniel Straus is the Chairman and CEO of Care One, LLC as well as the Chairman of Aveta Inc, a managed health plan serving clients in Southern California and Puerto Rico.

As an alumnus of NYU Daniel Straus has done much to support the excellence and scholarship of the university. He and his wife Joyce G. Straus helped to establish the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, a center for the integration of academic research integrated with a contribution to the society at large.

Straus is also a member of NYU School of Law Board of Trustees. He has served on the board’s Executive Committee since 1998.

Enjoy a Spot of Tea…for $6 a Cup

Whether you really love expensive tea or you just want to brag to those around you about your expensive tea – have we got a spot for you! The new loose-leaf tea store in Soho called Le Palais des Thes has the most expensive tea around. You, too, can purchase the 3.5 ounch pouch of handpicked, black, South Korean jukro for the pice of $130 a bag!

This tea will make you approximately 20 cups (yes, that’s over $6 a cup). Never fear, however, because general manager Emery Cooke says it’s worth every cent. As he recently said, it’s “absolutely exquisite.”

It certainly better be for that price!


Michael Kors Opening in Soho

korsIf you love Michael Kors‘ designs, you’ll soon be able to love them in Soho. Apparently he will soon be grabbing a 15,000 square foot location at 520 Broadway where he’ll be selling his popular womenswear, wristwatches and handbags.

As Gary Dana, an executive vice president of Douglas Elliman said, “This is the third deal we’ve done with Micahel Kors in Manhattan. Michael Kors has been looking for the perfect Soho location with us for over a year.”

Their new space will include three stories and is a space that was previously owned by Club Monaco.