Talk about minor purchases. Cyber tycoon Paul Allen has bought Marty and Patty Raynes’s Fifth Avenue apartment for roughly $14 million — sight unseen. He relied on photos and the advice of friends who had been there.
New York City is mad for Mexico City. Baz Luhrman’s revisionist “William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet” (filmed in Mexico City) is a surprise runaway hit, and now there’s a revisionist Cosmopolitan cocktail — called the Mexico City and mixed with tequila instead of vodka — on the loose. Brett Gillen, a bartender at The Grange Hall, has copyrighted his invention, but knockoffs are already brewing at Merchant’s, BarOnA and Brownies.