I live in the same place where I grew up, Manhattan.
I worked for a company where most of the VPs and the CEO were totally corrupt. The nonsense they got away could fill a book.
They once hired unlicensed day laborers to rip apart floors during a re-construction project, but this was done after hours. The men came up through the service elevators, I was working late that week, I saw what was going on.
The CEOs assistant who let the unlicensed laborers in, told me to leave, "The construction is going to get very loud, you won't be able to concentrate." Yeah right, the real reason was, I saw the illegal stuff which was going on!!
Two entire departments were made up of steady freelancers, they didn't even give these people contracts, they basically had them work like staff people minus any benefits. These people worked there for years! Stuff like this went on for years and years.
The department heads, who were all VPs, had a way of threatening their staffs, making them feel they were unemployable, that they should be so elated to be working there. People were either stupid or too afraid to lose their jobs to contact the labor board. The company was sued twice, they settled out of court.
The CEO was a very strange man, he definitely had some mental issues going on, he was either very withdrawn or super loud, over friendly to employees and boisterous.
Early on, when he became the CEO, he had affairs with different secretaries who worked for him and his last assistant at the time, managed to hook him into marrying her. Of course, she was a much younger woman. Blond, boring, dull and Waspy.
Many years before, he also had a brief affair with the Fashion Editor, he kept her on even though she barely did much of anything, we all figured she had some major dirt on him. She was there 25-30 years at that point!
The guy had everything money could buy: a gorgeous estate in the country where he had several horses, a Manhattan brownstone and a huge UES prewar apartment.
I had left the company because the corruption and other nonsense started stress me out to a point I couldn't do my job. I was sick of being around such corrupt soulless people, I didn't want to work for such vermin.
Years down the line I was reading the NY Times obituaries, it seems the CEO had committed suicide. by jumping out the window of his UES apartment!
His obit read something like, "He has lost his battle with depression."
I tend to think it was much more than depression which caused this guy to off himself. He was neck deeper in so much company intrigue, I'm sure he was about to get caught, the prospect of prison probably seemed worse than death!
His equally corrupt assistant, who had worked for the company forever in different capacities, was immediately fired after his suicide.
I can imagine the dirt she knew. She then tried to sue the company, stating it was age discrimination, because there was no other reason why they suddenly no longer needed her services, she lost the case.
I got a lot of this info from friends who still work there. I'm not naming the company because a lot of gay men worked there, they might be reading DL.