Snug in their beds, still sleeping off their New Year’s celebratory hangovers, the wealthy guests of New York City’s posh Pierre Hotel rested easy in the belief that their jewels and valuables were safe and sound, locked in the hotel’s safety deposit boxes downstairs. But at 4 a.m. on January 2, 1972, a gang of eight tuxedo-clad men arrived in a limousine, forced their way past the night doorman, and systematically took control of the hotel in what was to become the biggest unsolved jewel heist in American history.
Come spend an afternoon with Daniel Simone, narrative nonfiction author of the book The Pierre Hotel Affair, and Nick “The Cat” Sacco, who was involved in the Pierre Hotel heist. Sacco will participate via phone as he is currently in the Federal Witness Protection Program. The two men will discuss this epic historical event and the questions that still remain about the unique set of circumstances surrounding the Pierre Hotel heist.
Simone and Sacco will conduct a Q & A session with the audience, and Daniel Simone will be available for a book signing for The Pierre Hotel Affair after the presentation.