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Wednesday, May 09, 2018


Jean Shafiroff With Lauren Vernon & Michele Herbert

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted a highly successful 23rd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit  at the Clement Restaurant recently at The Peninsula New York in New York City. 2018 marks the 5th Annual Spring Benefit hosted by the Peninsula Hotel and NYCC is proud of the collaborative relationship built with the hotel since 2009.

Notable Guests included; Jean Shafiroff, Glenn Askin, Marilyn & Richard Berger, Jonathan Crook, Christine Crowther, Marty Foont, Michael F. Gala, Vincent & Robert Gardino, Edward Greenblatt, Katherine Grimm, Jason Harrell, Michele Herbert, Juliet Herzberg, Betsy Hoover, Adam Kudelka, Isabel MarÇal, Sarah McNamara, Daniel A. Nigro, Jean O'Shea, Meghan Pardi, Betty Pierre, Christine Rales, Marlene Sandler, Swati Sawjiany, Linda Schoenthaler, Sybil Shainwald, Julissa Taveras, Debra & Bill Toppeta, Lauren Vernon, Nancy Vick, and Maggie Wolk.

This year, the NYCC celebrated more than 23 years of helping the most vulnerable children achieve their full potential. The benefit, which coincided with National Child Abuse Prevention Month, helped to raise funds for the Center’s work in healing, prevention and education. This year’s event featured a “Lift Me Up” theme, which reflected the organization’s aim to bring about hope and help children achieve their dreams. The benefit featured live music by Award Winning Eco-Music Ensemble Englewinds, and a silent auction featuring coveted travel offers, fine dining, tickets to cultural performances, high end fashion accessories and more.

Friday, February 02, 2018


Holland And Sherry Showroom

New York’s Decoration & Design Building’s hosted NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom in conversation with Sotheby’s Master Paintings Senior Vice President, Christopher Apostle and celebrated designer Victoria Hagan as they discussed how to procure and seamlessly incorporate centuries old works of art into modern interiors, the designer's signature aesthetic, with insight from her perspective. The event opened at the D&D Building’s Upper Story Café, followed by a multi-showroom reception hosted by Armani/Casa, Chesneys and Holland & Sherry each offering a unique honey-whiskey based cocktail by Catskill Provisions.

Over 200 Trade professionals were all ears during the expert panel discussion and enjoyed an up close and personal look at four original master paintings; Fede Galizia’s pair of a still life bowl and basket of fruit, Jan Brueghel The Elder a wooded landscape and Bartholomaus Zeitblom double portrait of an engaged couple. Notable attendees included designers Garrow Kedigian and Lisa Frantz, and Editor Michael Boodro of Dering Hall.

The event was the Decoration & Design Building’s first installment of their exclusive Designer Forum Series. Throughout the year, the DDB will be teaming up with leading experts of design and luxury to elevate the design conversation and provide added value to the interior design community. Upcoming events include “European Treasures, Discovered; Source Like The Experts” with The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines and well-traveled designers Garrow Kedigian and Robert Passal as they share their secrets to touring and shopping the European antique markets with their clients. For a full calendar of events, visit

About the Decoration & Design Building

The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 130 showrooms, the DDB represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, educational opportunities and resource information. The D&D Building is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world. The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building's scenic events venue, conference center and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer. The DDB is owned and operated by Charles S. Cohen.

The DDB hosts two major Market events each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and industry trade organizations, examine all aspects of design and the decorative arts. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 200 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.

For more information visit

And the Cohen Design Centers’ official blog:

Photos Coutesy Of: Lawlor Media GP / Julian Cassady

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Bradford Bernstein

Attorney Bradford “Brad” Bernstein is a leader in the field of immigration law and among the most educated and exciting voices in his field. This “Super Lawyer®” offers expertise not only through his practice, the Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein, but also as co-host of The Brad and Squeeze Show, which garners more than 15,000 daily views on Facebook live and boasts nearly 68,000 followers on the platform.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a degree in Political Science, Bernstein enrolled at Brooklyn Law School, from which he graduated with honors in 1993. Bernstein then joined his grandfather Harry Spar’s immigration law firm, with the intention of eventually striking out on his own in the field of civil trial. Weeks after opening his own private practice, however, a health emergency brought Bernstein back to Spar’s firm, where he soon discovered a passion for immigration law. Bernstein became partner in 1997, and upon his grandfather’s retirement in 2000, he took over the firm’s leadership.

Today, as President of The Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein, P.C., Bernstein has established himself as a leader in the field of immigration law. The firm assists clients with a range of immigration-related issues—from obtaining visas and green cards to preventing deportations and securing employment.


Built by 100% Minority Group’s $1.2B Development
After Unanimous Selection by LA City Council

Tallest Building in Western US

Los Angeles, CA – Angels Landing Partners LLC, a 100% minority-owned team comprised of the Peebles Corporation, MacFarlane Partners and Claridge Properties, has been selected by the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, California to manage development of the coveted Angels Landing Site, and will build the tallest building in the Western US as part of the plan.

Angels Landing
“Our team is inspired by the great opportunity to transform the Los Angeles skyline with our iconic building, enhance residential life downtown, and forever change how large buildings are built in Los Angeles by ensuring that all residents and businesses receive equal access to career and business opportunities. We look forward to working with the City of Los Angeles and their team, Council member Jose Huizar and the Chief Legislative Analyst, Oscar Ixco,” said Don Peebles, Chairman and CEO of the Peebles Corporation.

Following a unanimous approval from the City of Los Angeles Economic Development Committee, the full City Council approved the approach by the team to develop the 2.24-acre site at Fourth and Hill Streets. The estimated budget, including acquisition, is $1.2 billion with a construction phase expected to run for 41 months with completion due in late 2024.

“We join our partners in thanking the City of Los Angeles for their support of our team and our plan,” said Victor MacFarlane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacFarlane Partners. “Having invested in properties in downtown Los Angeles for the past 15 years, we are firm believers in DTLA and enjoy a valuable working relationship with Councilmember Jose Huizar. Angels Landing gives us an exciting opportunity to broaden the transformational work we are doing nearby in developing the Park Fifth residential project and supporting the Pershing Square Renew effort.”

Ricardo Pagan of Claridge Properties commented on the award, “We are honored and thank the city of Los Angeles, council member Jose Huizar, the CLAs office and the selection committee for supporting and entrusting us with the future of Angels Landing. We will remain committed to bringing forward a world class asset to the city and provide opportunity and growth for Angelenos. Today's vote marks an important day in the future growth of this city, our team is grateful for being a big part of it.”

The winning plan aims to increase pedestrian flow and activity, engage the public, and activate the site and surrounding neighborhood. The proposed transit-oriented development will provide a better experience for Pershing Square Metro Station commuters as well as pedestrians by increasing accessibility to the site—currently, one of the major issues affecting the difficult hill-like structure. In addition to building two towers, one of which will be the tallest residential building in the Western US standing at 1,000 feet, the master plan for the mixed-used development will deliver approximately:

· Two Hotels operated by SBE (192-key SLS hotel; 289-key Mondrian hotel)

· 425 apartments, including affordable housing units

· 250 condominiums

· Nearly 45,000 SF of restaurant and retail space

· An elementary charter school serving K through Grade 5

· +50,000 SF of publicly accessible open space, including a 25,000 SF central outdoor gathering space for year-round events called “Angels Terrace”

· A mini food hall which will incorporate local businesses

The design team is led by Handel Architects and OLIN, two global design firms recognized for their excellence and distinguished projects. Handel which will oversee the design, recently completed one of the most critically-acclaimed high rises in Los Angeles, Ten Thousand Santa Monica. OLIN, best known for The Plaza at Santa Monica and ONE Beverly Hills, will handle the landscaping.

Angels Landing Partners is a synergistic collaboration between two of the leading minority-owned national real estate development firms in the country and a local minority-owned real estate developer. The team is committed to a transformative inclusionary process by providing contracting opportunities for the project to minority and women-owned businesses. Their goal is to exceed the M/WBE requirements and generate significant employment opportunities, with a focus on strengthening the middle class.


The Peebles Corporation is a privately held, national real estate investment and development company specializing in residential, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use commercial properties. Founded in 1983 by R. Donahue Peebles, the company has become an industry leader with a portfolio of completed and current developments totaling more than 7 million square feet and $6 billion in major cities including New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, and Miami.

The Peebles Corporation strategically selects its projects with excellence and community commitment in mind. High-quality development, elegant materials, meticulous engineering, along with careful construction and craftsmanship are united with premier locations, attention to neighborhood context, environmental best-practices, historic preservation, and innovative design for transformative results. Peebles has a unique focus partnering with public and not-for-profit entities to redevelop underutilized assets into economically productive uses. A majority of its developments have been in public-private partnerships with state and local governments in America's leading cities. For further information, please visit

Monday, January 22, 2018


Felicia Madison

Laughing Affairs, founded by comedian Felicia Madison, presented Funny Business, a panel discussion for female comedians, before a packed house at New York City’s legendary Friars Club. Funny Business offered female comedians insider tips on managing the business side of their careers. “The goal is to help female comedians navigate a complicated and male-dominated field,” says Felicia Madison, who moderated the discussion. The event’s six panelists are leaders in the comedy community, and included:

Tovah Silberman, a comedy booking agent at the Gersh Agency whose projects have been featured in the New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out, and New York Magazine among many other publications.

Jessica Pilot, a talent booker who has produced television for NBC, PBS, and Comedy Central, among many others, and is currently serving as a talent producers and booker for CBS and an upcoming Netflix talk show.

Cait Taylor

Cait Taylor of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, a talent management firm and television production company that has represented clients such as Brad Pitt, Eva Longoria, and Vin Diesel.

Emmy Blotnick, a comedian and writer who currently serves as head writer of Comedy Central’s President Show. Her half hour standup special is slated to air on Comedy Central in 2018.

Krystal Stark, owner of Stark White Entertainment, which represents comedians, writers, and lifestyle talent who have appeared on or written for outlets including MTV, BET, BRAVI and HBO.

Amy Hawthorne, a comedian and writer who serves as Marketing and Web Manager for the New York Comedy Club.

About Felicia Madison and Laughing Affairs:

Comedian Felicia Madison draws on her experiences as a stay-at-home mom in affluent Manhattan as the basis for her observational comedy, poking fun at marriage, parenthood, and life in general. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior and a minor in Marketing (she jokes that she's only qualified to sell drugs), Felicia decided to try her hand at comedy after a class at the Manhattan Comedy School. She also blogs, podcasts, and is currently writing a screenplay. She can be found performing stand-up throughout New York City. In 2016, Felicia launched Laughing Affairs, which produces daytime and evening comedy events for social events such as birthdays, showers, and corporate and fundraising events. For more information on Felicia Madison and Laughing Affairs, please visit HERE.

 Photos Courtesy Of: Stacy Slotnick / Lawlor Media Group

Tuesday, December 26, 2017



Celebrate the Holiday Season in New York City & Southampton, NY


T-Bar Steak &Lounge

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak & Lounge is well known amongst Upper East Side locals for its something-for-everyone menu and comfortable but sophisticated dining room. For the holidays, diners can expect the dishes they know and love, and a New Year’s Eve party set to ring in 2018 in style.

For both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy items from the restaurant’s menu of upmarket comfort food, such as Chilean Sea Bass and Prime Aged Bone in Rib Eye.

On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a prix fixe dinner ($140 pp) consisting of five appetizer, five main, and five dessert options. Along with dinner, the prix fixe includes dancing (as a DJ spins top hits), party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve from its a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: 3:00PM-7:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 3:00PM-8:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 5:00PM-6:30PM a la carte menu only; New Year’s Eve prix fixe begins at 9:00PM

Open New Year’s Day: 5:00PM-8:30 PM

Location: 1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

Il Gattopardo

Il Gattopardo

Like something out of a Fellini film, Il Gattopardo, residing in the Rockefeller Townhouses in Midtown West, offers authentic southern Italian cuisine in a sleek, mid-century modern dining room. The restaurant will offer a festive selection of Italian seasonal favorites for the holidays.

Christmas will include both specials and a la carte options. Among the holiday dishes are an appetizer of puntarelle (crispy Italian wild chicory) with lemon, anchovies, and extra virgin olive oil; an organic faro and porcini mushroom soup; risotto with clams and shaved red mullet “bottarga”; pan seared loin of lamb in red wine sauce and lentils; Dover sole broiled in extra virgin olive oil and lemon, served with winter caponata; and for dessert, Struffoli, a traditional Italian Christmas sweet.

For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be serving a variety of specials in addition to the a la carte menu. Specials will include appetizers such as a section of west coast oysters in a mignonette sauce; a soup of organic farro and porcini mushrooms; pasta such as an artisanal ravioli filled with lobster on its own sauce; entrees including traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie” (Italian fresh sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils and herbs); and dessert such as warm chocolate lava cake with caramel gelato. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open for dinner, serving chef’s specials and the a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: Lunch, 12:00PM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: Jazz lunch/brunch (a la carte menu and brunch menu) 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner (a la carte menu and specials), 5:00PM-11:30PM

Open New Year’s Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (a la carte menu and chef’s specials)

Location: 13-15 West 54th Street New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

The Leopard at des Artistes

The Leopard at des Artistes

The Leopard at des Artistes offers a selection of authentic Italian dishes, served among stunning restored murals by 20th century artist Howard Chandler Christy (the restaurant is located in the historically-landmarked Hotel des Artistes). The restaurant will ring in the New Year with delicious traditional Italian fare.

Christmas at The Leopard will feature appetizers such as a Christmas salad of clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and octopus in fresh lemon dressing, served on a bed of baby greens and parsley; a classic homemade Parmigiano and veal tortellini soup made with free-range chicken broth; risotto with artichoke and crab meat; oven roasted baby goat scented with rosemary, served with peas and roasted potatoes; broiled Mediterranean Branzino, olive oil, and lemon, served with braised escarole; and classic Italian Christmas treat Struffoli.

New Year’s Eve will include a special prix fixe menu, priced at $170 pp, featuring four courses of Italian favorites. (The a la carte will not be available after 10:00PM.) Dishes include a section of West Coast oysters in a mignonette sauce as an appetizer; organic farro and porcini mushroom soup; risotto with prosecco, winter radicchio, and stracchino cheese; traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie” (Italian fresh sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils and herbs); and a dessert of nougat and buffalo ricotta parfait in a chocolate sauce. For New Year’s Day the restaurant will be serving dinner only, from the a la carte menu as well as chef’s specials.

Open Christmas Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (Closed for lunch)

Open New Year’s Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM (brunch menu and chef’s specials); 5:00PM-8:00PM (a la carte menu and New Year’s Specials); 10:00PM (New Year’s set menu; no a la carte)

Open New Year’s Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (a la carte menu and chef’s specials)

Location: 1 West 67th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit



A favorite for foodies and celebrities alike, MAMO is among the hottest dining spots in SoHo. The Christmas selections—offered as either a $105 prix fixe or sold individually as specials—and New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu ($125pp; $175pp with special Italian tasting antipasti) offer a variety of the flavorful Italian offerings that have become synonymous with the restaurant’s name.

Christmas menu items include warm tomato soup with mozzarella, basil, and crispy bread; steamed lobster with citrus and fresh herbs (and optional caviar); homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli, butter, sage, and parmigiana (with optional truffle); branzino fillet, black Italian rice, roasted carrots with lemon, and capers sauce; and Neapolitan zeppole with vanilla pastry cream and amarena cherry.

For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant’s prix fixe menu treats guests to antipasti offerings of roasted Romanesco, anchovy sauce, and parmesan; smoked salmon with its sides, lettuce, and fennel seeds croutons; and beef carpaccio with truffle sauce, apple, arugula and pecorino; truffle raviolini served as a primi; and main courses of red snapper fillet, broccoli, and “scapece” cauliflower; beef tenderloin, seasonal roasted vegetables, truffled mash potatoes, foie gras, and gravy. The meal ends with chocolate mousse with citrus, raspberries, and pistachios.

Open Christmas Eve: Lunch, 11:30AM-4:00PM; dinner, 5:30PM-11:00PM

Closed Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: Seatings at 6:30PM and 9:30PM

Closed New Year’s Day

Location: 323 W Broadway, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

La Pulperia

La Pulperia

From the moment you view La Pulperia’s Brazilian reclaimed wood floors and sumptuous red leather booths and chairs, it becomes clear that you are in for a unique dining experience. The rustic Latin American restaurant with three locations in the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and on 57th Street, delivers a contemporary take on classic Central and South American cuisine.

For Christmas Eve 2017, La Pulperia will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu at all three locations from 4:00PM-11:00PM, alongside their a la carte menu. The $45.00pp menu will include Grilled Veal Sweetbreads with yellow corn puree, Branzino Filet with a jalapeno-mint broth, and Pisco-infused Tres Leches cake.

La Pulperia will also ring in 2018 with fiestas at each of their three locations, serving a prix fixe menu for $79. Dishes will include Venison Tartare, Sangria Braised Octopus, Grilled Maine Lobster, 45-Day Aged Ribeye, and Mezcal Chocolate Mousse served with 24K gold leaf. For the 10:00PM seating, the Upper East Side location will also offer a special $120 four course prix fixe menu, which will include a midnight cava toast, live DJ, and party favors.

The Upper East Side and 57th Street locations will serve brunch at 12:00PM-4:00PM on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The Hell’s Kitchen location will host its famous Drag Brunch Christmas Eve and will be open for brunch on New Year’s Eve. For more information, including menus and opening hours, please visit



A chic French bistro a stone’s throw from Central Park, Demarchelier is the perfect location to spend a warm and cozy Christmas or New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, dinner Christmas Day, and lunch and dinner until 11:00PM on New Year’s Eve. Along with specials such as venison and foie gras, the restaurant will also serve its traditional menu for each holiday. This includes appetizers such as Avocado Crab Salad, Escargots with Garlic Butter, and Pate de Campagne; entrees such as Filet Mignon, Duck Confit (served with white beans), and Jumbo Sea Scallops served with baked leeks and moutarde a l’ancienne; and French favorite desserts including Chocolate Mousse and Tarte Tatin served with vanilla ice cream.

Open Christmas Eve: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 11:300AM-11:00PM

Closed New Year’s Day

Location: 50 East 86th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

Bobby Van's CPS

Bobby Van’s CPS

From the strolling horses and carriages to sledding after the first snow of the season, Central Park is known for its holiday magic. Take in the sights and sounds of the season from a table at Bobby Van’s Central Park South, which offers picture-perfect views to accompany its delicious dinner and brunch items.

For the holidays, guests can look forward to the cuisine they know and love. Among the restaurants most popular offerings are Crispy Calamari (with lemon, parsley, and marinara) and Oysters Rockefeller among the starters; and New York Sirloin Steak, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Chicken Parmigiana as mains. During the morning and early afternoon on both Christmas and New Year’s eves, the restaurant will serve from its brunch menu, which includes morning favorites such as Bobby Van’s Bananas Foster (batter brioche, sliced bananas, toasted pecans, vanilla ice cream, and fosters sauce), Steel Cut Oatmeal with bananas and raisins, and Avocado Toast (with tomato, arugula, sunny side up eggs on whole wheat toast). New Year’s Eve also sees the restaurant open until 2:00AM, with a celebration to ring in 2018. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve brunch, lunch, and dinner from its a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: 9:00AM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 9:00AM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Day: 11:00AM-10:00PM

Location: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

Russian Samovar

Eastern Europe meets Midtown West at Russian Samovar, which has been serving authentic Russian cuisine for more than 30 years. A favorite spot for native Russian artists, musicians, and entertainers and located in close proximity to some of the city’s most in-demand plays and musicals, Russian Samovar is the perfect spot for locals and out-of-town guests alike.

The restaurant will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving signature dishes such as Kulybiaka (traditional pate gonflee pastry with salmon, fresh herbs, and garden vegetable stuffing); The Right Borscht (beef and cabbage soup with potatoes and vegetables served with sour cream and a meat pirozhok); Roasted Duck (Long Island duck breast pan seared with braeburn apple and cherry); Beef Stroganoff (beef tenderloin, sautéed mushrooms, and spring onions served with a cream sauce and a choice of egg noodle, mashed potatoes, or buckwheat); as well as a selection of caviars and traditional desserts.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Slavic style at the restaurant’s celebration, which will feature a seven course meal and two different shows, as well as dancing, a DJ, and unlimited liquor until 4:00AM. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve from its a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: 12:00PM-4:00AM

Open Christmas Day: 5:00PM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Eve: 12:00PM-4:00AM (the restaurant will close briefly from 8:00PM-10:00PM to prepare for festivities)

Open New Year’s Day: 5:00PM-12:00AM

Location: 256 West 52nd Street, New York, NY



Union Cantina

Union Cantina

Located in the Village of Southampton, NY, Union Cantina offers rustic Mexican favorites made with locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients served in an upscale but laid back environment.

For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will host a Grand Fiesta. Priced at $75 pp in advance ($90 at the door) the party will include a four hour top-shelf bar (9:00AM-1:00AM), and hors d’ouvres followed by a full dinner buffet and dessert table. Offerings include Paella Bites with Chipotle Crema; Union Sliders (black angus beef, queso, Applewood smoked bacon, and avocado relish); a Cast Iron Fajitta Bar; and Apple Cinnamon Empanadas. The celebration will also include assorted party favors and a live viewing of the Times Square ball drop. Additionally, The Tres Amigos will perform a live set from 10:00PM-2:00AM. For those seeking to walk on the mild side for New Year’s Eve, the restaurant and bar will be open for regular a la carte service until 8:00PM.

On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve brunch beginning at 11:30AM; dishes include Huevos Rancheros, Churros French Toast, and a Mexican Omelet, and cocktails will be buy one, get one free.

Open Christmas Eve: To be announced

Open New Year’s Eve: Brunch, 11:30AM-4:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-8:00PM; Fiesta, 9:00PM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Day: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Location: 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

Southampton Inn

Southampton Inn

Though the city is famous for its holiday beauty, for many, the season is time to decompress away from the urban landscape. Booking a room at the Southampton Inn promises an enchanting and traditional small-town holiday.

Guests can enjoy a special buy one, get the adjoining room half off deal during December break (December 15th -30th, 2017). Throughout the month, stays are complemented by holiday stockings filled with coupons from local retailers, cultural institutions, and restaurants, as well as a Wrapping Room complete with complementary wrapping paper. Guests may also anticipate visits from Santa, horse and buggy rides, ice skating, and holiday movies.

The Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held from 7:30PM-1:00AM on December 31st, 2017. Dinner, dancing (to sounds spun by a DJ), drinks, and desserts are on the agenda, as well as a live screening of the Times Square Ball Drop. The after party, which will feature an open bar, will welcome the all for dessert, drinks, & dancing at a ticket price of $75 from 10:30pm-1:00am.

The following morning (New Year’s Day), guests and the public alike are welcome to a Best of the Best Breakfast, served from 9:00AM-2:00PM, at the inn’s restaurant, Claude’s.

New Year’s Eve Rates:

$495 per couple for Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Dancing and overnight stay at the Inn with complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. 7:30pm-1:00am | Breakfast served from 9am-2pm on New Year’s Day

$350 for singles which includes Dinner (no one sits alone!), Drinks, Dessert, Dancing, and a single occupancy overnight stay at the Inn with complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. 7:30pm-1:00am | Breakfast served from 9am-2pm on New Year’s Day

$75 for New Year’s Eve After Party from 10:30pm-1:00am which includes Dessert, Drinks, & Dancing

Location: 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY

 Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP

Friday, November 17, 2017


Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction

 Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Chris Wragge

Marion & Samuel Waxman

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation(SWCRF) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, posthumously honoring William S. Gorin, former CEO of MFA Financial, Inc., and featuring a musical performance by The Avett Brothers. The gala also introduced SWCRF’s new Partnerships for Aging and Cancer Research Program, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging. Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning, served as master of ceremonies for the event, which raised approximately $2.5 million for SWCRF cancer research programs.

This year’s event was attended by about 800 corporate executives, board members, and their guests. The money raised will support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells, and to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver novel therapies to treat cancer.

Robin Lathrop

Hugh Hildesley
Notable attendees included Marion Waxman and Dr. Samuel Waxman; Elin and Michael Nierenberg; Chris Wragge; William T. Sullivan; The Avett Brothers; Jody, Matthew, and Allie Gorin; Julie and Scott Waxman; Bettina and Spencer Waxman; Hugh Hildesley; Robin Lathrop; Maria and Kenneth Fishel; Nancy, Howard, Charles, and Emma Kurz; Barry Cohen; Phyllis and Gary Gladstein; Louis Perone; Jeff Gladstein; Mary Kantor; Dena K. Weiner; Sandy, Marc, Jake, and Chloe Taub; Tom Marano; Marc Toscano; Greg Overlander; Peter Cherasia; Chris Arlotta; Mario Pecoraro; Greg Schwab; Naira Velumyan; JK Sezlik; and Samantha Santiago-Jones and Steve Jones.

After a cocktail reception and silent auction, SWCRF Collaborating for a Cure Gala host Michael Nierenberg thanked the foundation’s board, staff, and the evening’s guests before introducing Master of Ceremonies Chris Wragge. Mr. Wragge welcomed SWCRF founder and CEO Dr. Samuel Waxman to the stage. Dr. Waxman thanked the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Nierenberg, along with all of the donors, for more than 20 years of giving, and outlined some of the organization’s major achievements before providing an update on the SWCRF’s Partnerships for Aging and Cancer Research program, a collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging that will add more partners. Research funded by the program, which launches officially next year, will study the environmental and genetic factors that increase the risk of cancer as people age. Dr. Waxman announced that the partnership has a goal of building a $20 million fund.

The Avett Brothers

Following Dr. Waxman’s announcement, Mr. Nierenberg introduced a video tribute to Mr. Gorin, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in August 2017. In the video, Mr. Gorin’s family and friends, including his widow Jody Gorin, reflected on his legacy, painting the picture of an optimistic, driven, and family oriented man who never let the disease get in the way of his enjoyment of life’s moments. After the video, Mr. Nierenberg and Dr. Waxman presented Mrs. Gorin with the William S. Gorin Memorial Award, which marks the introduction of an annual grant to fund research by a special investigator working in pancreatic cancer.

Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s, then introduced the first auction of the night, in which donors bid at three high levels—$10,000, $25,000 and $50,000. SWCRF Executive Director William T. Sullivan then introduced the gala’s Text to Pledge, a mobile fundraising technology through which guests texted their donations accompanied by messages of encouragement and celebration that appeared on large screens in the venue in real-time throughout the evening. Afterwards, Mr. Nierenberg welcomed Mary Stone of Bank of America on stage to share a heartfelt remembrance of her colleague Sonia Chun, who passed away in August after a battle with Triple-Negative breast cancer.

The evening’s live auction was led with lively enthusiasm by Mr. Hildesley. Guests bid on exclusive items such as: A ten-course meal with wine pairings for eight guests at Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s exclusive kitchen table, which sold for $9,000; reservations for six at Rao’s, featuring a hand-picked, Chef prepared menu including appetizers, entrees, desserts, and wine, which sold for $21,000; and the evening’s highest bid, a Palm Bay International Spanish vineyards, castle, and wine package which sold for $36,000. Other auction items included two house seats to the sold-out Springsteen on Broadway (sold for $17,000) and a private wine tasting for 25 at Italian Wine Merchants, which went for $14,000.

Silent auction items will be available for bidding at until November 30th, 2017, and include: An opportunity to see one of Bette Midler’s final performances in Hello, Dolly!; Tickets to The Dr. OZ Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show; a caviar luxury spa package at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City; signed jerseys from New York Jets legend Joe Namath and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Franco Harris; hotel stays including the Club Barbados Resort & Spa, the Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, and the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, California; dinner gift certificates to top New York City restaurants such as Cipriani, Casa Lever, Delmonico’s, and La Masseria; a painting by artist Alexey Klokov; and four front-row tickets to see the New York Jets play the San Diego Chargers, among many other exciting offerings.

After the auction, guests were treated to an exclusive concert by folk rock band The Avett Brothers.

Known affectionately by New Yorkers as “The Waxman,” this yearly fête is one of the top fundraising events in New York City. In recent years, “The Waxman” has raised millions of dollars to support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer. Past celebrity performers have included Ziggy Marley, Train, Peter Frampton, Gregg Allman, Kid Rock, Steely Dan, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Roger Daltrey, and Counting Crows.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


A Memorable Feast

 Thanksgiving 2017
New York Restaurant Guide

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak & Lounge is as much an Upper East Side mainstay as Saks Fifth Avenue or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The restaurant is famous for always having something to satisfy even the pickiest of diners, as exemplified by its robust prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu ($78pp).

The meal begins with appetizers including pumpkin soup served with croutons; a chopped salad with hearts of palm, beans, tomato, and cucumber; yellowfin tuna tartare with soy, ginger, and sesame seeds; a foie gras and chicken parfait with cherry compote served on toasted baguette; and cheese and pear strudel with honey vinaigrette and mache.

The robust selection of entrees includes Amish roasted turkey with sage gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cranberry; Chilean sea bass served with snowpeas, shitake, and ginger soy glaze; grilled Irish salmon with zucchini and honey mustard; a lobster risotto with Parmesan and parsley; and braised short ribs served with fall vegetables and smashed potatoes.

For dessert, guests have the option of pumpkin cheesecake with cranberry compote; warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream; a strawberry sundae served on shortcake with meringue and cream; and Payard chocolate mousse.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: Seatings at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM only
Location: 1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

Bobby Vans CPW

Bobby Vans Steakhouse—Central Park South

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse’s Central Park South location epitomizes the dining room with a view. Diners take in a stunning view of Central Park while enjoying selections from the traditional steakhouse menu, surrounded by sleek marble and glass accented décor. Open seven days a week, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For Thanksgiving 2017, guests can look forward to traditional holiday dishes a la carte, as well as the restaurant’s standard menu.

The meal begins with a selection of appetizers including butternut squash soup with crème fraiche; an autumn salad with greens, craisins, and goat cheese raspberry vinaigrette; or baby kale bresaola with kale cured meat figs, pecorino pisatchios, and citrus dressing. The entrée selection consists of Thanksgiving favorites, including a traditional turkey dinner; oven roasted bronzini with fingerling potatoes and broccoli rabe; and slow roasted prime rib au jus with haricot vert and horseradish. The meal concludes with desserts including apple pie with pumpkin gelato, New York cheesecake, and chocolate mousse.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 AM-11:00 PM
Location: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

Other locations open on Thanksgiving Day:
Bobby Vans Steakhouse—Times Square
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 120 West 45th Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse—West 50th Street
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

Mamo Restaurant


Sister restaurant to French Riviera favorite Le Michelangelo, MAMO’s trendy environs and prime SoHo location have made the Mediterranean restaurant a choice eatery for New Yorkers in the know. New Executive Chef Salvatore Marcello is putting a stateside spin on the restaurant’s signature French and Italian fare for an $88pp prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu.

The meal begins with a beet salad consisting of mixed greens, hazelnuts, truffle dressing, and pecorino, followed by homemade butternut squash ravioli with butter and parmesan sauce. The entrée consists of stuffed turkey breast and braised leg, sweet potatoes puree, roasted root vegetables, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, the restaurant will be serving pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallows and vanilla ice cream. Side dishes of creamed spinach and corn pudding (not included in prix-fixe) will be available, and the restaurant will also be serving its regular dinner menu.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 12:00 PM-11:00PM
Location: 323 W Broadway, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

Il Gattopardo

Il Gattopardo

Located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses in Midtown, Il Gattopardo offers authentic Southern Italian cuisine for the most discerning of diners, augmented by a robust list of Italian wines and an unmatched level of hospitality and service.

For Thanksgiving, guests can anticipate a menu of both classic Italian fare and home-style American classics. Specials begin with an appetizer of sautéed Sicilian sweet shrimp with braised artichokes, organic frisee, and oven-dry cherry tomatoes, followed by a country legumes and chestnut soup. The restaurant is offering homemade ravioli with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, as well as a mixed winter mushroom and stracchino cheese risotto. Entrees will include roasted Dover sole served with baby Brussels sprouts and pork cheeks, and a traditional Thanksgiving roasted turkey filled with chestnuts, breadcrumbs, and Italian sweet sausage, served with Idaho and sweet mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Dessert options include apple pie with walnut crust and artisanal vanilla gelato, and pumpkin pie with maple gelato and caramel sauce. In addition, the restaurant will be serving its a la carte menu.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: Lunch (Noon-3:00 PM) and Dinner (5:00 PM-10:00 PM)
Location: 13-15 West 54th Street New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

The Leopard at Des Artistes

The Leopard at Des Artistes

The Leopard at Des Artistes, located in the Hotel des Artistes in the Upper West Side, possesses the same elegance as its sister restaurant Il Gattopardo, but trades the mid-century modern décor for romantic murals and a Sylvan vibe.

Dinner begins with an appetizer of Thanksgiving crab cake served with arrabiata sauce and wild organic greens, followed by a soup of country legumes and chestnut. Homemade ravioli with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, and a wild mushroom and Italian hazelnut risotto are next on the menu. For entrees, guests have the option of broiled Dover sole, braised escarole, Gaeta olives, and raisins, or a traditional Thanksgiving roasted turkey filled with chestnuts, breadcrumbs, and Italian sweet sausage, served with Idaho and sweet mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, and pumpkin pie with maple gelato round out the menu. Additionally, the restaurant will be serving its a la carte menu.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 11:30AM-10:00 PM
Location: 1 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Reservations not required, but highly recommended. For more information, visit

La Pulperia

La Pulperia

La Pulperia offers a modern, trendy spin on Latin American food at its three locations in the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Midtown. This Thanksgiving, the Hell’s Kitchen and Upper East Side locations will bring the restaurant’s uniquely modern take on cuisine to the traditional dinner.

La Pulperia will offer a special prix-fixe menu along with a la carte offerings. The $49pp Thanksgiving menu features three courses: Appetizers include pumpkin empanadas (roasted pumpkin, hutlacoche mushrooms, cream cheese, cilantro, and truffle oil); cauliflower-fennel soup with ginger-cranberry confit, sweet potato croutons, and sage; and chipotle turkey chili made with Mexican chorizo and ground turkey, with avocado, crema, cilantro, and crispy tortilla. For main courses, the offerings are roasted turkey breast, whole roast suckling pig, and whole bronzino (deboned). Each main course is accompanied by a variety of five different cazuelitas: Chorizo-apple-cranberry stuffing, grilled broccoli rabe, caramelized Brussels sprouts, sweet potato puree, and chimichurri sauce. Pumpkin cheesecake and sweet potato apple crumb round out the menu as dessert offerings.

La Pulperia Hell’s Kitchen

Open on Thanksgiving Day: Dinner, 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 371 West 46th Street, New York, NY

La Pulperia Upper East Side

Open on Thanksgiving Day: Lunch and Dinner, 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 1626 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit



This year marks the 18th Thanksgiving dinner for Amaranth—a testament to the quality, service, and warm ambiance found at this upscale Mediterranean restaurant, opened in 1999. Guests can look forward to the restaurant’s signature Italian and French a la carte menu, as well as popular Thanksgiving fare including a special turkey dish with traditional trimmings. Embracing tradition the dining room will feature festive holiday décor and it is ideal for family gathering; and for convenience, will cater to those who want to savor Amaranth food in their own dining room with family and friends.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 12:00 PM-12:00 AM
Location: 21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit


Demarchelier Restaurant

A cozy bistro located just east of Central Park, Demarchelier, which celebrate its 25th anniversary this 2017, serves lunch and dinner comprised of both French and select American dishes. Equally suited for a romantic date night or dinner with the family, Demarchelier’s traditional French menu is complemented by a robust selection of predominately French wines. For Thanksgiving, the restaurant will be offering its menu of classic French dishes a la carte, as well as the traditional turkey dinner. Art lovers, take note: the paintings lining the colorful restaurant’s walls, the work of owner Eric Demarchelier, are available to own.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: 50 East 86th Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit

Southampton Inn

Southampton Inn

For those looking to escape the holiday crowds of the city, autumn in Southampton provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle. For November, cozy boutique hotel Southampton Inn will be offering a Midweek Special, during which guests can stay Sunday through Friday (five nights, six days) for $650; throughout the month room rates will begin at $160. The Inn’s 90 guestrooms are mere steps away from the restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and museums that make the scenic Village of Southampton a top spot for vacationing, no matter the time of year. Seasonal activities will include the Southampton Village Annual Parade of Lights and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 25th, and Southampton Cultural Center’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol beginning on the 24th.

For Turkey Day, the hotel will serve its “Best of the Best” breakfast in Claude’s restaurant 7:00 AM-11:00 AM; they will also assist guests in making reservations at the local restaurant of their choice for Thanksgiving dinner.

For more information and reservations, visit

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