The Poles’ new home, hip Japanese talent, and a Costa Rican trade agreement
By Gail Scott
Hillary’s New Neighbors
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new neighbors, Polish Ambassador Robert Kupiecki, his wife Malgorzata, and their children (Martin, 16, and Magdalena, 6), can’t wait to move into their new residence, art collector Paul Mellon’s former mansion on Whitehaven Street NW, but extensive renovations are keeping the moving vans at bay. The house and its huge back garden (which borders the British ambassador’s residence), was most recently owned by Nicholas F. Brady, who served as secretary of the treasury during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. This year, Poland has much to celebrate at its May 6 national day at the Corcoran Gallery of Art: 200-plus years of the Polish constitution – Europe’s first (1791), 90 years of diplomatic relations with the U.S., a decade in NATO, and 20 years of non-communist rule.