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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

WABC RADIO TEAMS UP CURTIS SLIWA & RITA COSBY

Curtis Sliwa And Rita Cosby




NEW YORK, NY - February 6, 2018  – 77 WABC Radio announces the powerhouse pairing of quintessential New York host Curtis Sliwa and acclaimed Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby for the dynamic new talk show “Curtis + Cosby”, debuting Tuesday, February 6, from 12-3pm on 77 WABC Radio in New York City.



The “Curtis + Cosby” show brings together two renowned New York natives and experienced broadcasters for the first time: Curtis Sliwa, the iconic founder of the Guardian Angels and Rita Cosby, the award-winning TV/Radio host and best-selling author. Sliwa enters his fourth year hosting Middays on 77 WABC. Cosby continues as 77 WABC Political Editor, expanding upon her role since 2014 hosting the Gracie Award-winning “Election Central” and “The Rita Cosby Show”.



Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said, “Curtis and Rita are larger than life personalities and exceptional hosts who really understand what makes New York tick. Our listeners, our advertisers, and our staff are excited about the show.”



Craig Schwalb, WABC Program Director, said, “This is basically a New York dream team. Two veteran New York broadcasters and celebrated New York personalities that our listeners simply adore. It’s an incredible combination.”



Rita Cosby, WABC Host and Political Editor, said, “I am thrilled to co-host the brand new ‘Curtis + Cosby’ show with my longtime friend, radio superstar Curtis Sliwa. With such an unprecedented barrage of endless news topics, now is the perfect time for us to join forces and engage our listeners in a way you will hear nowhere else.”



Curtis Sliwa, Co-Host of “Curtis + Cosby”, said: “This is an actual first in a large radio market. Two Polish Americans who are teamed together. Rita has reported from throughout the world and has made solid contacts with newsmakers and cultural figures that she has brought to the microphones of 77 WABC. And in this age of "ME TOO", she brings a female voice to our talk radio industry that has been sorely missed.”



About Cumulus Media



A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (PINK: CMLSQ) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 446 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.


Photo Courtesy Of: WABC / Cumulus Media

Thursday, December 21, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS HOLIDAY @ FAMED LE CIRQUE

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HIGH SOCIETY

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff





Jean Shafiroff, Prominent Philanthropist and Author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her fourth annual holiday luncheon, this time at Le Cirque. More than 60 invitees attended the luncheon, which was held in honor of The New York Center for Children. In true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation to the charity in honor of those guest who attended.

Ann Rapp With CeCe Black, Liliana Cavendish And Dawne Marie Grannum


Rita Cosby And Tomaczek Bednarek


Victor dE Souza
Attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, George Gurley, Sharon Bush, Francine Le Frak, Nina Burleigh, Dale Dobson, New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Jay Cheshes, Ann Rapp, Barbara Tober, CeCe Black, Randi Schatz, Irene Michaels, Chele Chiavacci Farley, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Maggie Norris, Victor de Souza, Malan Breton, Frederick Anderson, former Miss America Suzette Charles, Liliana Cavendish, William Cavendish, George Wayne, Rita Cosby, Flo Anthony, Marco Maccioni, Penny Grant, Joanna Fisher, Tomaczek Bednarek, Larry Keiser, Roy Kean, Michael Henry Adams, and Susan Gutfruend.

Jean Shafiroff Wtih Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia & Ariadna Bustindu



This was the first time Mrs. Shafiroff held her luncheon at Le Cirque, which will permanently close at its current location on December 31st, 2017. (The restaurant is slated to reopen at a new location in 2018.) A longtime and dedicated patron of Le Cirque, Mrs. Shafiroff has hosted numerous private and charitable events at the restaurant over the years. Guests enjoyed a three course lunch/dinner, including goat cheese salad, a selection of gourmet chicken or salmon, and a dessert medley, as well as wines and champagne.

CeCe Black And Barbara Tober





Francine LeFrak
Jean Shafiroff is renowned for her charitable giving and commitment to philanthropy. She chairs numerous galas and hosts many events benefitting several not-for-profit organizations each year, and is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, a book which serves as a practical guide for both the aspiring and seasoned philanthropist. She serves on the boards of eight organizations, including the New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays. She is also an ambassador for the American Humane Society. A volunteer fundraiser, leader, and spokesperson for several charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare, and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes.




Le Cirque is located at 151 East 58th Street,New York, NY 10022




About The New York Center for Children



Founded in 1995 with the support of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mosbacher, The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services to children and families at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance. In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.



For more information on NYCC, visit newyorkcenterforchildren.org


Thursday, November 23, 2017

MARTIN & JEAN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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NYC Power Couple Martin and Jean Shafiroff Host Thanksgiving Cocktails
and Toy Drive for NYC Mission Society
 
Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff




Katlean De Monchy With Rita Cosby And Felicia Taylor




Jean Shafiroff With Rebecca Seawright





Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a Thanksgiving Toy Drive for the NYC Mission Society on Monday November 20, 2017 at their Park Avenue home.



Over 100 guests including NYC Mission Society Director Elsie McCabe Thompson, Margo and John Catsimatidis, New York State Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright, Malan Breton, Margo Langenberg, Kenita Lloyd, Geoffrey Bradfield, Liliana Cavendish, and Victor de Souza, began their holiday week by enjoying champagne and canapes with the philanthropist and her financier husband.


Victor de Souza With Dustin Lujan




Dawne Marie Grannum With Catherine Giordano




Midway through the event, Jean Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson, and William Allen thanked guests for attending and for their continued commitment to the New York City Mission Society. Ms. Thompson revealed that the New York City Mission Society is currently exploring opening a charter school in their Minisink Townhouse in Harlem. Jean Shafiroff then spoke about how much she cared for the Society and how much of a family they are.

Margo Catsimatidis And John Catsimatidis




Additional guests including, William Anthony Allen, Darold Cuba, Yaz and Valentine Hernadez, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joan and George Hornig, Roy Kean, Judge Jonathan Le Winter, Barbara and Ken Poliwoda, Ann Rapp, Randi Schatz, Bishop Andrew St. John, Felicia Taylor, and Rita Cosby helped donate over 200 presents to children in need. 



About Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work, she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.



A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of under served populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, and is an Ambassador for the American Humane Society.



Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is well-known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women's Foundation and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Jean is often a guest speaker on TV and radio shows throughout the country. The subjects she speaks about include philanthropy, human rights, fashion and animal welfare. Jean has been honored by several organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.



Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.



About New York City Mission Society



Founded in 1812, New York City Mission Society has been on the front lines of the war on poverty for more than two centuries, providing critically needed support for children, youth, and adults who live in New York City’s most under served communities. The dynamic portfolio of programs provides participants with the knowledge and life skills necessary to succeed as independent members of society, and make positive contributions to their communities. Each year, nearly 13,000 people in Harlem, the Lower East Side, the Bronx, and Brooklyn directly participate in their programs and/or attend their community events.



As an organization distinguished by over 200 years of service, New York City Mission Society has helped shape the landscape of non-profit service provision. In the early 19th century, the Mission Society established systems of relief in impoverished communities throughout the New York City, supporting families and immigrant groups in need of clothing, food, shelter, and employment opportunities. During that time, the Mission Society incubated and launched some of the best-known and most innovative programs in the nonprofit sector today, such as the Fresh Air Fund, the Children’s Aid Society, the Community Service Society, and the Visiting Nurse Service. Today, we continue our work by delivering services that encourage critical thinking, self-confidence, and resilience in those we serve. Visit www.nycmissionsociety.org for more information.

Friday, June 23, 2017

'GLOBAL STRAYS' HAS INAUGURAL NYC FUNDRAISER

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ANIMAL RESCUE

Photographs By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Shafiroff



Elizabeth Shafiroff And Lindsey Spielfogal




New York, NY -- Global Strays, a 501(c)3 charity founded by young New Yorkers Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel, which focuses on improving the lives of dogs and cats in developing nations held its inaugural fundraiser in New York City.



The evening was introduced by Emcee Rita Cosby who presented the idea and goals of the Charity as well as its co-founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel. Global Strays co-founder Ms. Shafiroff, daughter of noted New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, who sits on the organization’s board, says that a recent trip to Nicaragua left her “horrified with the treatment of animals.” That horror compelled her to make a difference. She teamed up with Ms. Spielfogel and created a nonprofit devoted to providing grants to animal welfare organizations in developing nations.

Dustin Lujan And Victor De Souza




Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Shafiroff, Rita Cosby & Tomaczek Bednarek


Young professionals with a passion for doing good came together to support this worthy cause. Among the event’s approximate 150 attendees were Global Strays founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel, Rita Cosby (Emcee), Tomaczek Bednareck, Craig Dix, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michele Herbert, Carl and Valerie Kempner, Rory Lipman, Dimitra Molossi, Maggie Norris, Sammie Jack Pressman, Victor de Souza, Betsy Spielfogal, Martin & Jean Shafiroff.

Michele Herbert With Lucia Hwong Gordon

Carl And Valerie Kemper


Katlean De Monchy
The grants aim to help existing organizations develop and expand their spay and neuter programs. Since establishing Global Strays, Ms. Shafiroff and Ms. Spielfogel have made several privately funded trips to Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti. They strongly believe in the importance of visiting animal welfare organizations to see the work they do first-hand. This means they can vouch for organizations before awarding them grants to be used for food, medications, and spay and neutering efforts. These trips also have allowed the Global Strays founders to bring select dogs to adoptive families in the United States as a symbolic gesture of good will.

Nancy And Larry Shafiroff


Though Global Strays currently concentrates on Nicaragua, the organization aims to gradually branch out to other countries as the charity grows. These include the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Saint Lucia. In the long-term, the Global Strays founders hope to change the culture of animal adoption and pet care in developing countries. They want spaying and neutering programs, knowledgeable veterinary care, and compassionate “pet parenting” to become the norm. The grants they award to organizations in developing nations can help turn these dreams into a reality and eventually improve the lives of animals around the world.



Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to partner organizations in Central America, as well as Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation, an organization that rescues animals from high kill shelters across the United States. Guests at the fundraiser had the opportunity both to meet the Global Strays founders and also experience a short documentary about the organization’s work in Central America.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

NEWSWHISTLE INTERVIEWS EMMY WINNER RITA COSBY

The Pope With Rita Cosby



In NewsWhistle’s weekly question-and-answer series, Clara Morgan speaks with some of her favorite influences and finds out more about their lives and careers. This week, Clara speaks with Rita Cosby, multiple Emmy-winning TV host, radio star, and best-selling author. You can read the great interview HERE.

Friday, March 24, 2017

HENRY SEGERSTROM CELEBRATED @ CARNEGIE HALL

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HIGH SOCIETY

Photographs By: Patrick McMullan
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Rita Cosby



Anton Segerstrom With Terry J. Lundgren




Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California’s South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Macy’s CEO and Chairman Terry J. Lundgren offered welcoming remarks on behalf of Elizabeth Segerstrom, the glamorous and gracious hostess of the event honoring the life of her husband, who passed away in 2015. Lundgren also introduced world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming who sang a Puccini aria followed by a beautiful and emotionally affecting “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which Fleming knew to be Segerstrom’s favorite from her long friendship with the family.

Anton Segerstrom With Renee Fleming And Elizabeth Segerstrom




Angela Lauren
Guests included H.E. Nassir and Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Charles Askegard, Prosper Assouline, Michele Ateyeh, Yanna Avis, Laurie Bodor, Ashley Bouder, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Cece Cord, Rita Cosby, Tom Costello, Drew Damman, Tiffany Dubin, Maxim and Irina Dvorovenko, Lanessa Elrod, Chip Fisher, Olivia Flatto, Christopher Forbes, Francine LeFrak & Rick Friedberg, Michele Gerber Klein, Delphine and Guillaume Gesquiere, Michael Gould, Catherine Hall, Maria Hall Brown, Catharine Hamilton, Gregory & Margaret Hedberg, John Buffalo Mailer, Kevin McKenzie, Chris Minev, Aldo Moschini, Lami Oladipo, Daniel Paltridge, Cole Rumbaugh, Andy Russell, Dame Jillian Sackler, Anton Segerstrom, Stephanie Stokes, Timothy and Susan Straider, Ty Woodson and Judy Zankel.



The evening began with the New York premiere of a PBS film about Segerstrom’s life screened at the Directors Guild of America Theater, introduced by its producer Maria Hall-Brown. The documentary tells the story of how Segerstrom and his family developed their Orange County lima bean fields and dairy farm into South Coast Plaza, the luxury shopping center in Orange County celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Fern Mallis With Michael Gould And Sarah Moss



Renee Fleming
The film “Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining the Future,” which premieres on New York’s public television stations on Friday, March 31 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and Sunday, April 2 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21, includes recent recollections and archival footage of many of world-renowned men and women who knew Segerstrom as a business partner, patron of the arts and architecture, luxury retail innovator, and friend. They include Cesar Pelli, Isamu Noguchi, Misty Copeland, Bruce Nordstrom, Valery Gergiev, Frank Gehry, Michael Gould, Rudolf Nureyev, and Peter Walker, and many others. The retail and fashion leaders in the audience have some of their brands’ most profitable stores among the 250 boutiques at the destination retail center, which Lundgren called “the best in the country” and enjoys annual revenue of more than $1.8 billion. The NYC arts world admires the Segerstroms for their support of cultural institutions like Carnegie Hall and American Ballet Theater, as well as the world-renowned performing arts center that bears the Segerstrom name. Henry Segerstrom served on the board of Carnegie Hall, as well as many other New York-based corporate and cultural boards. He was awarded the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence 2010.

Lucia Hwong Gordon



Henry Segerstrom and the Segerstrom family donated gifts of land and significant funding first to South Coast Repertory Theater, the first arts organization based on what would evolve to become Segerstrom Center for the Arts. SCR won which later won the Tony Award for best repertory theater and commissioned and premiered plays that later played on Broadway, including “Three Days of Rain,” “Vietgone,” “The Beard of Avon” and Pulitzer Prize winner “Wit.”



The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall debuted in 2006 by presenting Wagner’s Ring Cycle in its entirety. TheMariinsky Theater production included the Kirov Opera, Orchestra and Ballet in residence in Orange County, and featured Placido Domingo singing Siegmund in "Die Walkuere."



And in March 2017, Segerstrom Hall featured the world premiere of ABT’s “Whipped Cream.” The new ballet choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky that features stunning set and costume design by pop-surrealist visionary Mark Ryden will have it’s New York debuts May 20 as part of ABT’s 2017 Spring Gala on Monday, May 22. Elizabeth Segerstrom, who is often in New York at the Central Park apartment she shared with her husband Henry, is a chair of the event, as she was for ABT’s 75th anniversary gala in 2015. To learn more: henrysegerstrom.com


Tuesday, August 09, 2016

MIKE PIAZZA HITS HOME RUN AT MAMO NEW YORK

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DINING LEGENDS
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Rita Cosby With Tomaczek Bednarek



Paul Gerben And Mike Piazza




Luxury lifestyle magazine Haute Living, helmed by Chairman Robert Farmer and executive publishers Kamal Hotchandani and Seth Semilof, hosted a private dinner party in honor of baseball legend Mike Piazza’s induction to the Hall of Fame and the retirement of his Mets jersey. The intimate dinner took place at celebrity favorite MAMO Restaurant in SoHo on Sunday, July 31st, 2016, and was presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label and JetSmarter. Piazza was gifted a special engraved bottle by Johnnie Walker Blue Label at the dinner, as well as a special painting from artist Paul Gerben.



Notable attendees included: Mike Piazza, Alicia Rickter, Kamal Hotchandani, Violet Camacho, Paul Gerben, Rita Cosby, Tomaczek Bednarek, Alisa Roever, Norisol Ferrari, Unik Ernest and Ronn Torossian.


Mike Piazza And Amanda Monti



Guests were served a selection of MAMO’s Provencal dishes, including starters such as Carpaccio di Salmone (fresh salmon carpaccio), Peperoni dolci Grigliati con Farcia el Tonno (grilled red peppers stuffet with tuna), and off the menu special Pizze Focaccia al Tartufo (parmesan, cantal cheese and truffle pizza). Main dishes included the popular Raviolini at Tartufo (ravioli with black summer truffle), Tagliata di Filetto al Vino Rosso (beef filet with red wine glaze and ratatouille), and Filetto di Orata alla Griglia, Verdure All’Olio for seafood lovers (grilled gilthead seabream, mixed vegetables). For dessert, guests were served a selection of the restaurant’s “menu di dessert” favorites.



Guests also enjoyed delicious signature cocktails from Johnnie Walker Blue Label, including the “Aberdeen,” a smooth mixture of Johnnie Walker Double Black with honey syrup and grapefruit soda, and the “Of Fathers & Men” cocktail, made with Johnnie Walker Black Label, coffee liqueur, cherry herring and mole bitters.



MAMO restaurant continues to draw celebrities, locals and visitors alike to New York’s bustling SoHo neighborhood. MAMO New York is the transatlantic sister to Cannes film festival go-to restaurant MAMO Le Michelangelo, a two decades old French Riviera staple and favorite among movie stars and socialites alike.

 Kamal Hotchandani With Mike Piazza, Alicia Rickter And Violet Camacho



MAMO, the younger SoHo sibling, is run by Italian restauranteur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti (son of MAMO Le Michelangelo’s Herve Mammoliti) and maintains the same authentic feel and dedication to Provençal flavors as its Antibes namesake. Just like MAMO Le Michelangelo, MAMO New York attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Rhianna, Magic Johnson, Alexander Wang, Diane Kruger, Samuel L. Jackson, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and Jay Z.



Heading up the kitchen and the brand new menu is Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola, formerly of Eataly Roma and Ristorante Quattro Mori, and winner of the best pasta at the 2016 Il Primo Manhattan competition. A native of Italy, Sola grew up surrounded by the flavors and cooking style of the Italian/French Provençal cuisine. Drawing on colors and nature as inspiration, Sola is known for his simple yet eye catching dishes.



To complement the flavorful dishes, MAMO also boasts an impressive cocktail menu from which diners can enjoy specialty cocktails such as the MAMO Negroni, the MAMO Spritz and the one-of-a-kind Martini Al Tartufo (truffle martini). In addition to the cocktail program, MAMO also has an extensive wine list of carefully selected French and Italian wines to complement the cuisine.



MAMO offers diners traditional southern Italian/French cuisine in an intimate yet elegant setting. The bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.



About Haute Living


Haute Living produces a leading network of luxury publications currently serving New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco with plans to take its highly successful platform into multiple cities in both the U.S. and international markets. Through these distinguished regional publications, Haute Living uniquely reaches into the hearts and minds of the most influential and elusive consumers in our country’s most affluent destinations.



For more information, please visit http://hauteliving.com



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About MAMO



Located on West Broadway between Grand and Canal Streets, MAMO restaurant is a purveyor of affectionate Italian and Provençal dining experience. MAMO is bringing a long tradition of Italian hospitality and Provençal charm to New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. MAMO, The New York outpost of Le Michelangelo, a 23-year-old staple located on the French Riviera, boasts Michelin-starred chef Massimo Sola (formerly of Eataly Roma, Ristorante Quattro Mori) as executive chef. Whether you prefer a relaxing night out with your closest friends, intimate gatherings and business meetings, or a grand cocktail party, you are certain to experience an unforgettable evening at MAMO and enjoy the incredible service and food. The menu incorporates a mix of classic family recipes as well as market specials. The restaurant’s design embodies the Riviera’s “sense of home” with a warm color palate, original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The multi-level restaurant offers an unforgettable experience where every single person is treated with affection and love.



For more information, please call visit http://www.mamonyc.com



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MAMO

323 West Broadway

(between Grand & Canal St)

New York, NY 10013

 Photos Courtesy Of: Getty Images For Haute Living / Lawlor Media GP


Saturday, March 26, 2016

JEAN SHAFIROFF'S NEW YORK BOOK SIGNING FETE

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"Successful Philanthropy – How to Make a Life by What You Give."

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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Scott Elkins And Georgina Bloomberg




Celebrity philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff hosted a celebration at her Park Avenue apartment to mark the publication of her first book, "Successful Philanthropy – How to Make a Life by What You Give."



The book features an introduction from Georgina Bloomberg, who made a special guest appearance to toast Jean. A second introduction was written by Scott Elikin, philanthropic consultant to many groups including the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Foundation. Guests included Geoffrey Bradfield, Robert Chaloner, Valerie Steele, Suzette Charles, Rita Cosby, Flo Anthony, Alex Donner, Curtis Ellis, Scott Elkins, Yaz Hernandez, George and Hillie Gurley, Roy Kean, Valerie and Carl Kempner, FOX News correspondent Rick Leventhal, Maggie Norris, Anne Rapp, Stan Rumbough, Martin Shafiroff, Mortimer Zuckerman, Steve Bernstein, Randi Schatz and Zang Toi.

Rita Cosby With Martin Shafiroff And Tomaczek Bednarek




Flo Anthony And Suzette Charles
Midway through the event Jean gathered the attendees and made a short speech talking about her inspiration for writing the book. She said, "when you give, you get, and what you get is the reward of knowing that what you are doing is making the world a better place." She then thanked representatives from many of the foundations she works with including : Robert Chaloner, President of the Southampton Hospital, Elise McCabe-Thompson, President of the NYC Mission Society, Valerie Steel, Head of The Couture Council, Steve Bernstein, President of Southampton Hospital Board, Anna Oliveira, President of NY Women's Foundation, Elizabeth Stribling, Chairman at French Heritage Society, and also the Southampton Animal Shelter. She then thanked attendees and encouraged people to ask questions, read the book and learn more about how they can incorporate philanthropy into their own lives.



Additional guests included: Robert Chaloner, Valerie Steele, Tomaczek Bednarek, Judy Bernstein, Margaret Butler, Liliana Cavendish,  Clara Del Villar Dawne-Marie Grannum, Dr. Penny Grant, Carl Kempner, Jim Luce, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Richard Rubenstein, Todd Shapiro, Randi Schatz, Victor de Souza, Jeff Simons and Helen Shelton.




'Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give", is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.



Successful Philanthropy removes the guesswork and helps you shape your own personal path, providing much-needed insight and guidance into making philanthropy a lasting part of your life. A comprehensive guide, Successful Philanthropy provides details on all aspects of philanthropy, including what most boards look for in a candidate and, for those who are thinking of starting a charity, specific information on what anyone ought to know before venturing in that direction. Successful Philanthropy discusses the importance of teaching the next generation the value of giving in schools and at home to improve our community, our country, and our world.



Giving back to those in need is among the most rewarding and self-fulfilling parts of being human. Successful Philanthropy invites you to explore the many ways that you can find fulfillment through a lifetime of philanthropic giving.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

RITA COSBY & WABC'S POLITICAL POWERHOUSE

Rita Cosby



Tomaczek Bednarek With Paul Ferguson, Rita Cosby,
Dominic Chianese And Kelly Wright



WABC Radio's Political Editor Rita Cosby hosted a blockbuster evening this month featuring top political guests and entertainers.


Ann Coulter & Rita Cosby
The sold-out crowd packed Delmonico's Kitchen in New York City and were treated to Cosby's dynamic personality and great political insight as well as a surprise interview from then GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson, who told the captivated audience some big news... why he was about to leave the race. Political firebrand Ann Coulter stirred up the crowd when she discussed her controversial views on Donald Trump and immigration, even taking questions from both sides of the political aisle. The fabulous evening also included great singing by Sopranos' star Dominic Chianese, Fox News Host Kelly Wright and Tomaczek Bednarek, as well as an amazing guitar rendition of "Purple Rain" by Paul "Sequence" Ferguson. Ferguson and Cosby also spoke about supporting veterans and remembering the cost of freedom for America and the world. Attendees raved about the powerful, patriotic evening from beginning to end.

Friday, February 26, 2016

MARTIN & JEAN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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ON PARK AVENUE

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Jean Shafiroff With Daisy And Bella



Jean Shafiroff With Katrina And Don Peebles



Deputy Borough President Aldrin Bonilla, With Jean Shafiroff,
Elsie McCabe Thompson, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer And Martin Shafiroff




(New York, N.Y.) – Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a pre-gala kickoff cocktail reception for the New York City Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children benefit in April. More than 100 people attended the event, despite the rainy weather!


Iconic George Wayne
“The Mission Society has been improving the lives of children in New York City for more than 200 years,” said Jean Shafiroff, Board Member and Gala Chair. “What I love most about the Mission Society is that all of us work together with a common mission to combat poverty and create opportunity." "We're extremely grateful to Martin and Jean Shafiroff for their ongoing generosity and support for the Mission Society," said Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the Mission Society. "Both have continuously displayed a commitment to improve the lives of youngsters, young adults, and families in this city. This year’s Gala also will honor multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill, whose Afro Latin Jazz Alliance has partnered with us foster the love of to music in the young adults served by the Mission Society."


Rita Cosby With Jean Shafiroff And Gale A. Brewer




Flo Anthony And Jimmy Hester
Led by Jean Shafiroff, this year's Gala Committee includes Colbert Narcisse (Honorary Chair), Peggy and John Bader, Missy Kilroy and John U. Moorhead, Leah and Stanley Rumbough, and Yemi and Patrick Vatel. Ms. Shafiroff thanked Chase Bank for underwriting the pre-gala reception. Attendees at the February 23rd reception included  Flo Anthony; Hector E. Baez; Edgar Batista; Kim Bingham; Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; Taylor Burns; Chele Chiavacci; Rita Cosby; Natasha Das; Victor De Souza; Lisa Downing; Laura Flavin; Lee Fryd; Dawn Marie Grannum; Cornelia Guest; Shannon Hales; Lucia Hwong Gordon; Chiu-Ti Jansen; Francis Kairson; Brooke Laing; Elsie McCabe Thompson; Jay Moorhead; Nicole Noonan; Don and Katrina Peebles; Lauren Roberts; Stanley Rumbough; Randi Schatz; Marietta Ulacia; Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt; Patrick Vatel; and George Wayne.




The annual Champions for Children benefit will be held on April 13, 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle in Manhattan. That evening, the Mission Society will honor Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) Founder and Artistic Director Arturo O’Farrill, who this February won another Grammy. Last year, ALJA partnered with the Mission Society to launch G.R.I.O.T. (Global Rhythms in Our Tribe), an educational program that provides free musical instruction to youth in Harlem and surrounding areas.



At the Gala, cocktails will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by an awards ceremony and dinner at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased HERE.



About New York City Mission Society



The New York City Mission Society has been on the frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, our progressive portfolio of educational, restorative justice, cultural enrichment, and workforce development programs make a positive, long-term impact on youth in the City’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, combating violence, and providing career opportunities. Each year, we serve more than 13,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events.