The Fate of Elaine’s Is Decided

Photo: Patrick McMullan

It comes as no surprise that the late Elaine Kaufman bequeathed Elaines to her longtime manager, Diane Becker (Becker continues to say shell run the restaurant as usual), but the Times reveals less expected details about her will: Kaufman also left two buildings to Becker, and gave $10,000 each to the restaurants maître dhôtel, her personal secretary, and her housekeeper. She also divided $200,000 among nephews.

Elaine Kaufman Leaves Elaines to Her Manager [NYT]