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AVENUE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES PETER DAVIS NEW EDITOR IN CHIEF

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  AVENUE MAGAZINE (New York, NY) Avenue Magazine announces the appointment of Peter Davis as its new Editor-in-Chief.  The first issue under his Editorial leadership will be the September / October 2022 edition of the magazine. Peter Davis was born and raised in Manhattan. Previous positions have included Senior Editor for Paper and Features Director of The Daily Front Row. In addition, He was the founder and Editor in Chief of Observer Media's SCENE Magazine and also created 57 Newspaper. Most recently he was the Editor in Chief of L'Officiel.  Commenting on his appointment, Davis said, “I am thrilled to be joining Avenue Magazine, a publication I grew up with and have always loved. It feels like coming home. Since the 2018 acquisition of Avenue Magazine, the publication under its new ownership has never looked better or been a better read.” His articles on fashion, design, celebrity, travel and society have been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street J

REAL ESTATE TRAILBLAZER CAGRI KANVER AMONG ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH

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  Cagri Kanver Cagri Kanver is one of America’s most notable contenders in the world of emerging real estate developments after completing numerous successful ventures. With a powerful vision of creating a high growth and vertically integrated real estate, the scope of his work provides a broad range of services and products with an objective of supporting worldwide positive benefits to the industry. Kanver is a man on a mission, with a vision to redefine industry standards and revolutionize how we look at real estate development.  Inspired by his own commitment to projects, he is constantly developing fresh concepts and innovative ideas in the market.  This entrepreneur has worked across multiple industries as both an investor and startup entrepreneur culminating in his success today. From a young businessperson to his ensuing years as a leader, he has been involved in a significant number of early-stage companies, ranging from proprietary building systems to real estate holding compa

OPERATION WARRIOR SHIELD & SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

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  Pat And Chris Quirin With Layla Jean Shafiroff (New York, NY) Operation Warrior Shield (OWS) and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) formally announced their partnership to provide companion pets for veterans through OWS' Operation Canine Companion program. The announcement was made during Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala, held Saturday July 16, 2022 at a private residence on Gin Lane, in Southampton. Chaired by Jean Shafiroff, the event honored William Bratton, former Police Commissioner of New York City, and Jonathan McCann, founding President of SASF. The Honorary Chair was Georgina Bloomberg. The annual event has been the most important fundraiser for the shelter for over a decade, featuring a reception, seated dinner and dancing. A live and silent auction helped raise much-needed funds for SASF's animal residents and programs, as well as garnering enthusiastic support specifically for Operation Canine Companion. Vi

PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATIONS ANNUAL HAMPTONS GALA @ PARRISH ART MUSEUM IN WATER MILL NY

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  Alex Rodriguez Michael Milken John Oates The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) 22nd Annual Gala in the Hamptons took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY. The summer benefit supported the Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated the millions raised and achievements made in the past 29 years through PCF. Founder Michael Milken and The Gala in the Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Oliver Stone The gala began with a lively cocktail reception as distinguished guests and athletes entered the breathtaking Parrish Art Museum terrace – which is celebrating its 10th year at its new location.  Total Sponsorships and ticket sales were valued at $1.3 million. In addition to this, the live auction was swift, raising more than $6.5 million for the Foundation’s work of which the auction lots included a 4-day Home Run Challenge MLB package, 2 VIP access pac

JEAN SHAFIROFF - MICHAEL BLOOMBERG - DONNA KARAN - BROOKE SHIELDS - DON LEMON ATTEND 2022 HAMPTONS CLASSIC

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  Jean Shafiroff  With Mike Bloomberg & Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman Jean Shafiroff With Diana Taylor Kevin Berlin The final day of the 2022 Hampton Classic which took place in Bridgehampton, NY on September 4, 2022, brought together over a thousand people including former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his longtime partner Diana Taylor, philanthropist and social icon Jean Shafiroff , Donna Karan , Brooke Shields, Don Lemon, business tycoon John Paulson, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, real estate titan Howard Lorber, and Stony Brook Southampton President Robert Chaloner.   Chris Wasserstein And Dan Rattiner Proceeds raised from the event will go toward funding Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. This year , the first place winner of the Hampton Grand Prix Classic was Karl Cook who took home the $410,000 Hamptons Classic Five Star Grand Prix. Karl Cook placed first by two tenths of a second.  Photos Courtesy Of James Bayrami / Patrick McMullan / Getty Images

TURNER SPARKS BLASTS INTO NEW YORK CITY'S UPPER ECHELON WITH SOPHOMORE ALBUM 'DOUBLE HAPPINESS'

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  Double Happiness New York City comedian Turner Sparks spent twelve years living in Suzhou, China, a journey that ended with a marriage to his Chinese bride Ye Ye.  He and Ye Ye then spent two years staring at each other in a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment during a global pandemic. In “Double Happiness”, Sparks ties together stories from the mountains of China, to the apple orchards of Pennsylvania, to the streets of Brooklyn as he tells the tale of their truly unique, yet hilariously familiar pandemic. Double Happiness sees Turner come into his own as a premier comedic storyteller while maintaining the strong observational comedy muscle he displayed on his 2019 debut album Turner Sparks Live from the Friars Club.   On Double Happiness’ stand-out track “Career Day”, Turner hilariously claims that America is doing better with the pandemic than it was a year ago because “A year ago I got asked to speak at a high school career day while I was on unemployment”.  On “Apple Picking is a Sca

GLOBAL STRAYS HOLDS 4TH ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

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  Elizabeth Shafiroff Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff Southampton, NY - Global Strays, the organization that aims to reduce the suffering of animals in impoverished regions globally, held its 4th Annual Benefit, Educating the Next Generation of Animal Welfare Advocates, on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Naia Hamptons in Southampton, NY.  The Host Committee was led by Global Strays President & co-founder Elizabeth Shafiroff together with Ingrid Arneberg, Renee Amorosi, Janna Bullock, Eugenia Valliades, Randi Schatz, Jean Shafiroff, Georgina Bloomberg and Kim Renk. Performance By X Factor Finalist Stacy Francis Notable attendees included: New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, David Hochberg, Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ingrid Arneberg, Felicia and Kyle Persaud, Patrick McMullan, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Eugenia Valliades, Henry Buhl, Kingsley Crawford, Dee Rivera, Patricia Deshong, Orley Pacheco, Richard Ballard, Randi Schatz, Lee Fryd and Liliana Cavendish. There was a

DOUGLAS ELLIMAN EXCLUSIVE SALES REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE RESERVE AT MAYAKOBA

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  Mayakoba Resort   Douglas Elliman Realty, one of the largest independent residential real estate brokerages in the United States, announced today that the Erin Boisson Aries Team of New York City, Mario Stocco of Florida and Francisco Rizo of Texas have been named the exclusive marketing and sales representatives for The Reserve at Mayakoba, a new collection of luxury residences within the celebrated Mexican Caribbean resort. Located on 620 acres of pristine lagoons, jungles and beaches along the shores of the famed Riviera Maya, in Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, the Mayakoba Resort is home to award-winning hotels, restaurants, spas and a PGA-sanctioned golf course, all designed to preserve and enhance the native landscape. Developed by leading asset management firm Sancus Capital Partners in partnership with Inmobilia, one of the most important real estate developers in the Mexican Southeast, The Reserve at Mayakoba will offer exceptional privacy and enviable amenities across 66,408 sq

CYNDI LAUPER PERFORMS AT NORTHWELL HEALTH'S SUMMER HAMPTONS EVENING

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Cyndi Lauper   Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning songwriter and performing artist Cyndi Lauper performed at Northwell Health’s fourth annual Summer Hamptons Evening (SHE) on August 13, which raised $925,000 for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health.  The event was held in Water Mill, NY, at the residence of Victoria Moran-Furman, who hosted alongside presenting sponsors Iris and Saul Katz, the benefactors of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Eric Moran and celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Elaina Scotto And Rosanna Scotto Margaret Josephs Supporters of the event are raising health for the women in our communities — from Manhattan to Montauk. Northwell’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health has created the only network of experts — including clinicians, scientists and researchers — who are uniquely qualified to address the healthcare needs of women. Larry Scott With Rosanna Scotto & Lynn Scotti “Women have been understudied, underdiagnosed and undertr

THE GREAT ARCTIC SWIM ADVENTURE FROM CANADA TO GREENLAND

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  Justin Fornal This summer the world will witness a historic expedition that will test the endurance and will power of two humans battling the elements for the sake of adventure. It will in turn promote crucial global warming awareness and understanding of the effects the planet's fast-changing state has on the Arctic.   Facing a daunting and dangerous journey just to get there, the Great Arctic Swim Expedition will launch August 7, 2022 from New York. The ultimate objective is to have the first human being swim from Canada to Greenland across a 25-mile section of the Nares Strait, which lies between Canada and Greenland. The team’s uniquely incredible athletic travel adventure will honor the planet and the people who inhabit it. From aviation and extreme swimming to nature and culture, the projects' range of important topics is set to bring worldwide attention to two men who dare to make a difference. Four years of dutiful planning has resulted in this awe-inspiring itinerary

SOUTHAMPTON AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM HOLDS IT'S 2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT HOSTED BY JEAN SHAFIROFF & MARTIN SHAFIROFF WITH AISHA CHRISTIAN & MICHAEL STEINMAN

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  Jean Shafiroff Southampton NY: The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) held its second annual fundraiser hosted by Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff and Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman at Blu Mar restaurant in Southampton, NY. Enthusiastic supporters all came to celebrate SAAM. A post-reception dinner was held at 75 Main Bar & Restaurant.    Jean Shafiroff And Aisha Christian   The reception was a celebration of the museum’s second year in its historic landmarked building in Southampton and continued efforts to support the Founder’s Campaign.    Brenda Simmons With Jean Shafiroff And Aisha Christian    Those attending included Brenda Simmons, Jean Shafiroff , Martin Shafiroff , Aisha Simmons, Michael Steifman, NY Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Notoya & Fred Green, Judith Kasen-Windsor, Leila Pinto, Anita Farrington, Noel Blackburn, Zach Erdem, Ann Van Ness and Sylvia Hemingway.   Rebecca Seawright With Jean Shafiroff And Aisha Christian    Silent A

MARIA & KENNETH FISHEL HOST PRE-POLO COCKTAIL PARTY @ BRIDGEHAMPTON ESTATE

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  Jean Shafiroff Marie Fishel With Christie Brinkley & Ken Fishel Maria and Kenneth Fishel welcomed guests to their Bridgehampton, NY estate two weekends in succession for an exclusive Pre-Polo Cocktail Party. Guests mingled at the Fishel’s soiree prior to watching the first of two annual Hamptons Polo matches produced by Social Life Magazine.  In a tribute to the classic values of the sport attendees were encouraged to wear stylish hats. Maria Fishel Hazel The Beauty RN Devorah Rose Notable attendees included: Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Peter Thomas Roth, Jean Shafiroff, Ruth Miller, Randi Schatz, Ann Van Ness, Cheri Kaufman, Jacqueline Murphy, Suzan Kremer, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Vivian Louthan, Eugenia Valliades. After the Fishel’s soiree, guests made their way to the Polo Hamptons field for the afternoon match. Christie Brinkley   Notable attendees at the Polo Match included: Christie Brinkley, Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Candice Bushnell, Jean Shafiroff, Ian Duke, Christine

AMERICAN HUMANE HONORS BOARD MEMBER JEAN SHAFIROFF AS 'HUMANE HERO' @ WOLFFER ESTATE

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  Jean Shafiroff As the sun set over the Wolffer Estate vineyard Wine Stand in Sagaponack, American Humane hosted a special cocktail party, Howl at the Moon, to honor American Humane Board Member Jean Shafiroff as a Humane Hero. Jean Shafiroff, who is an American Humane board member, has been the national spokesperson for the Feed the Hungry campaign which raised $1 million to provide 1 million meals at over 100 shelters and has hosted several fundraisers since its launch. While helping raise funds, Jean also donated generously to the cause and has appeared on national television programs numerous times for interviews promoting the campaign.    Jack Hubbard With Jean Shafiroff, Jessica Lawten And Brittany Heyne The vineyards provided the perfect backdrop to the event was a tremendous success with over 150 guests, many of whom brought their own dogs - which only added to the fun evening.  Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Society’s President & CEO started things off talking about t