Showing posts with label GOVERNOR PATERSON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOVERNOR PATERSON. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Back At Rydell High School

Photos By: Rob Rich And Patrick McMullan

Daryl Hall and John Oates

Jill Martin

Jennifer And Glenn Myles

 Steven And Christine Schwarzman

Jennine Gourin And Howard Lorber

Wyatt And Michael Wudyka

Catherine Miller With Bruce Lipnick

David Koch

Former Governor David Paterson With Mike Milken

Flashing back to the 1950’s, Leon & Debra Black, David & Julia Koch, Richard & Karen LeFrak, Dick Merkin, Mike & Lori Milken and Glenn & Jennifer Myles hosted the Rydell High School Sock Hop benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at East Hampton Studio in Wainscott.

Guests embraced the theme of the event, donning poodle skirts, clam diggers, slicked back hair, leather jackets and Rydell High School athletic uniforms. Those in attendance included musicians Daryl Hall & John Oates, event planner Colin Cowie, Chef David Burke, Larry Gagosian, former New York State Governor David Paterson, film producer Lawrence Bender, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber, John & Jenny Paulson, Steve & Christine Schwarzman, Stewart Rahr, Tom Lee & Ann Tenenbaum Lee, Howard & Nancy Marks, Barry Sternlicht, Marc Leder, author & TODAY Show contributor Jill Martin and East Hampton Studio owner Michael Wudyka.

Colin Cowie, who styled the “Grease” themed benefit, left no detail to chance, procuring six classic cars, vintage-style d├ęcor, lockers and even a school bus, to transform the Hamptons venue into Rydell High School. Renowned chef and restaurateur David Burke catered the affair, mixing 1950’s favorites like Pigs in a Blanket, Wild Salmon Croquettes and Black Cherry and Chocolate Malt Milkshakes, with updated summer delights such as Watermelon and Burrata Salad, Turkey Club Kabobs, Cheesecake Lollipops and Lemon Meringue Pie Shots.

During cocktail hour, guests mingled while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres, comparing costumes and bidding on silent auction items that included a variety of autographed memorabilia signed by the cast of the movie “Grease,” The Beatles and Marilyn Monroe. After sitting down to a delicious dinner, guests enjoyed the musical styling of Daryl Hall & John Oates, who entertained the crowd with their hit songs including “You Make My Dreams Come True,” “Your Kiss (is What I Miss)” and “Maneater.” By the end of the show, guests were ready to groove and took to the dance floor for the sock hop portion of the night, revisiting popular 1950’s dances such as the Hand Jive, Lindy Bob, Cha-Cha and Swing.

The Rydell High School Sock Hop benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation was planned in association with the Charles Evans Prostate Cancer Foundation Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, which took place during the same weekend, Friday, August 23, 2013 – Sunday, August 25, 2013.

About the Prostate Cancer Foundation:

 The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for accelerating the most promising research for better treatments and cures for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $530 million and provided funding to more than 1,600 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities in 17 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer.

For more information about the Prostate Cancer Foundation, please visit

Saturday, March 27, 2010



David Paterson

It really amazes me how our government officials in New York, like Governor Paterson and now Mike Bloomberg, continue to tax the poor, but they do it in such a round-about way, that all the politicians look saintly. This proposed soda tax will only hurt the poor, plain and simple. The rich will continue to buy soda and anything else they want. The poor will also continue to buy soda, but they will be forced to spend money they really do not have. Just take a ride through any poor neighborhood, there are limited choices in the supermarkets, deli's and bodegas. Soda is the cheep choice to sell in these communities. No one in these neighborhoods can afford to buy these 5 dollar designer healthy drinks. Healthy food costs big bucks. Poor people do not have the option of buying anything but soda. Go into any fast food restaurant, a healthy salad is 4 times more than a less nutritious double cheeseburger. Look what the cigarette tax has done. They took a addicted public and raised the price of cigarettes from around $2.50 a pack to almost $12.00 bucks. The rich did not even blink a eye at the price increase, nor did they quit, but the poor, who are just as addicted, are still smoking because they can not stop and they are spending money they do not have. This is what the soda tax will do. Tax the poor. We already pay tax on money we earn. We pay sales tax and we pay taxes to ride in a taxi here in New York City, if you can believe it. When are our politicians going to do the right thing, which is to go through every single department we have in this state, and start getting rid of waste. Everywhere I go, I see waste in government. If I can see it, why can't our officials? Stop these taxes on the poor!



We spend billions every year arresting people for smoking marijuana. We spend money on law enforcement and sending these people to jail. I do not care what anyone says about marijuana, it is less dangerous and less costly than alcohol. Alcohol has caused millions of deaths, and no one can say that about marijuana. California is getting ready on a vote to legalize marijuana, because they see the huge tax revenue it will bring in. Why New York is so behind the rest of the world, is beyond me. I am not talking about just legalizing Medical Marijuana, which should be legal anyway, but I am talking about making marijuana once and for all legal. Control and tax it like you control alcohol. The billions saved on arresting and jailing people and the tax monies collected will give this state a surplus instead of a deficit. It is such a simple answer, yet our politicians thinking are still in the stone age, or maybe they are stoned!

David Paterson Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

Monday, June 15, 2009


Mike Bloomberg And David Patterson

The 2009 Puerto Rican Day Parade on the streets of Manhattan in New York City brought out Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Governor David Patterson to march with pride in this yearly event.
Photo By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell

Cynthia Nixon

Governor David Paterson

Gavin Creel

Kristin Davis

Gavin Creel along with Gavin Creel, Kristin Davis, Governor David Paterson, Cynthia Nixon, Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell and Mayor Mike Bloomberg attended the Broadway Impact Marriage Equality rally on the streets of Manhattan today.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Christina Penza And Sir Ivan Wilzig

Sir Ivan with Governor Paterson and Mayor Mike Bloomberg

Sir Ivan Wilzig gave us a great show today as his alter ego, Sci-Fi channel's 'Mr. Mitzvah' in the Israel Independence Day Parade in New York City today, where he was Honorary Grand Marshall. Many politicians and celebrities showed up to celebrate by marching up Fifth Avenue. Governor David Paterson along with Mayor Mike Bloomberg, City Council member Christine Quinn and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa joined superhero Mitzvah on a beautiful sunny Big Apple day. Dr.Ruth was even watching the parade and jumped into the street to give the Mayor a huge kiss. With a estimated 100 thousand participants, the parade turned out to be a huge success in the 60th anniversary year of this great event. Funny at times, was watching the hundreds of reporters and photographers all fighting to get a shot of the dignitaries as they waved to the thousands of people as they marched up the famous avenue. Even more funny was I was able to get the shot everyone wanted. The WB Channel 11 News icon Christina Penza made the day even more enjoyable as she interviewed Sir Ivan about his adventures on being a superhero. As I waited for Mr. Mitvah to pose for pictures with his young fans, we finally hoped into the waiting Limo where Sir Ivan started telling me about his other projects, A CD, Music Video and a new Television Show. My God, where does this guy get the energy !!!!
Photos By: James Edstrom