Thursday, November 1, 2007

Death of a Saleswoman

Jeezis, Mary and Joseph.

As many of you may have heard or already read, one of New York's finest celebrity real estate agents was found bludgeoned to death in her Fifth Avenue aerie. Once upon a time Linda Stein managed the proto-punk band The Ramones. Later she became a real estate agent who helped rich and famous luminaries like Steven Spielberg, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, and Calvin Klein find palatial pads in New York City.

Miz Stein was a larger than life presence who could swear like a sailor and counted Sylvester Stallone and Elton John as pals and clients not to mention Demi Moore and Bruce Willis and Andrew Lloyd Weber. Miz Stein, an agent with the Prudential Douglas Elliman juggernaut was the lucky lady who listed artist Peter Beard's $26,000,000 cottage compound in Montauk that Your Mama discussed back in August.

Children, it's very rare for a person to be murdered in their own home on Fifth Avenue. The buildings along that rarefied corridor crawl with doormen, elevator operators, and often the buildings are fitted with a closed circuit television camera security system. Whomever it was that had an axe to grind (or a blunt object to clobber with) is likely to be discovered, revealed and prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.

Your Mama offers our sincere condolences to Miz Stein's family and friends.

20 comments:

Aunt Mary said...

Soon to be seen on an upcoming L&O episode. Don't mean to be disrespectful, but I think I've already seen this show.

luke220 said...

Very shocking and sad.

What number Fifth Avenue?

Anonymous said...

965 Fifth

Anonymous said...

Really sad and very strange.

Layler said...

I hadn't heard about this yet! How horrible! And her poor daughters found the body????? Ugh. Just terrible.

so_chic_darling said...

Another great loss for New York.

Anonymous said...

So tragic but like you said Mama ... the U.E.S is saturated with doorman / cameras / drivers etc.. so I would imagine by now the police have a fair idea of who carried out this attack ...

Linda Hoof said...

The press is talking about a "latin lover type" that she was involved with.It sounds like it's going to get very spicy.An arrest within 48 hours no doubt.

Layler said...

NY Times has some more info, including this re the security in the building that some of you are wondering about:

The building, at the corner of 78th Street, has the security of doormen, elevator operators, and surveillance cameras mounted on the sidewalk canopy and in the lobby, but a reporter found an unlocked service door on the side street. There were no signs of forced entry at the apartment, nor did anything appear to be missing, investigators said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/nyregion/01murder.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Anonymous said...

It was Ms.Dougy Reed in the Library with the candle stick.

jaded old queen said...

She was so much fun,sort of rude and brash in a very New York kind of fuck you whoever you are way.

Anonymous said...

A dead realtor who gives a shit.

Seymour Stein said...

I do you cunt!

Rhea said...

I felt like I knew her because I read about her often in New York magazine. What a terrible thing to happen.

Seymour Stein said...

Well ya didn't know her doll so get over it.

Anonymous said...

"Miz Stein was a larger than life presence who could swear like a sailor and counted Sylvester Stallone and Elton John as pals"

I guess it bares repeating, but I suspect an unintended cut & paste intruded into the second to last paragraph.

Nice post though. Sounds like she was a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Rhea Perlman can play her in the inevitable Law & Order episode.

Studs said...

With all the security cameras in that building we know you know who did this, could it have been a disinchanted client ???? Studs

Studs said...

Check all the employees and what about the delivery guys The police must have some kind of evidence. ????? Studs

Anonymous said...

Having worked with her I would say that when all is said and done, she was not a good person. She was a user and not to be trusted. In the end she finally abused the wrong person.