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The Cosmopolitan Review

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell | 10/10/2013, 3:44 p.m.

Nonetheless, it reaches up 90 stories high. Can you imagine living on the 89th floor of a building in a storm, in the dead of winter or on the hottest day of the year? Well, the only thing you can do is imagine, because recent reports reveal that the top two floors have already sold for $90 million. Additionally, over 70 percent of the apartments have been sold. No recession here. I like heights, but is it really necessary to live on the 75th floor?

Congratulations to the Headen family, who just welcomed 6-pound baby boy Kyle Ethan Headen into the world. Headen was delivered by cesarean section four weeks early (Does anyone have a baby at due date anymore?), but no worry, because mother and son are both doing fine.

For all of those still interested in the mafia, who were the culprits when a person who didn’t pay up had their legs broken or were found dead with three bullets in their head, if you’re wondering whether they even exist anymore after the demise of John Gotti, the answer is yes. Although the rules, as I understand them, have changed, as people don’t get wacked as often as they used to (saves on executions and jail time if the perpetrator gets caught), there still exists an underlying code of honor and loyalty. Gee, I wish we had some of that. Anyway, you can check it all out for yourself at ganglandnews.com.

The latest in the world of gadgets and inventions are the Spartan stools, the alternatives to traditional seating. Active and dynamic, these stools lack arms and any notion of lumbar support. Instead, they move when you move, tilt when you move forward, bend when you sit back. Like good undergarments, they move when you move. The purpose behind the unconventional design is that it forces the sitter to engage core abdominal muscles by continually shifting their weight.

The stools are somewhat stylish in design and, dare I say, affordable. Renee Robinson, a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater who retired last year after three decades of dancing with the company, sampled five different versions of the chair. Currently, Robinson is working on a series of children’s books, which means she will be spending a lot of time sitting as opposed to flying across the stage.

“To keep the joints supple and the circulation and lymphatic system working, the body should be in motion,” she said. Hence, these are the perfect chairs.

You will be happy to know that all of the usual suspects, including but not limited to Deloris Coombs, Billie Holliday-Hayes, Barbara Boulden, Betty Bezzell, Lennie Williams and Harriet DeLaney are all doing well; nothing too much is shaking, but all are well.

All of those who like Rihanna’s new look as featured on the cover of Glamour magazine, raise your hand and say, “Aye.” Aye.

Until next week … kisses