Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Wahlburgers Closed By Health Department

I have been wanting to try Wahlburgers for a while now and last night I was pretty shocked when I went to visit the Upper East Side location and a sign posted on the door said, "Closed By Order Of The Commissioner Of Health And Mental Hygiene".  The restaurant is located at 1633 Second Avenue at the corner of 85th Street.

Look, we know they are "The New Kids On The Block" in New York City and they are nice guys, I've met them, but a prime location on the Upper East Side, surrounded by all the rich and famous should not only do great business, they should be clean and vermin free. We count on restaurants to do the right thing to make sure they are serving us safe food in a safe place. We really hope they will fix the problems soon and operate a safe operation with great food.Maybe then I will be able to taste one of their burgers.

Wahlburgers Closed By Health Department Notice

When looking up the health department report below, we were kind of disappointed.

Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the initial operational cycle inspection conducted on 10/16/2018.
"Critical" violations are displayed in red.
Violation points: 53
Sanitary Violations

1) Hot food item that has been cooked and refrigerated is being held for service without first being reheated to 1 65º F or above within 2 hours.

2) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

4) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.

5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Jean Shafiroff

On Oct. 25th Fashion Icon Jean Shafiroff will be honored by the Dominican Women's Development Center at their 30th Anniversary Gala. Honorees include Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miss Shafiroff will receive the Outstanding Philanthropy Award.

The Mission of DWDC is to empower all women and communities to advance gender equality and social justice. For More Info Visit HERE.



Halloween In New York City

Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen's club in midtown Manhattan, famous for its beautiful entertainers and its celebrity clientele, will provide guests with plenty of candy -- eye candy -- at its sexy Halloween parties, which run from Tuesday, October 23rd through Wednesday, October 31st.

“The club will be decorated on all three floors and there will be drink specials, and lots of surprises,” purred Rick’s Cabaret NYC girl Valerie. “But the main attraction will be the 100 Rick’s Cabaret girls who will be wearing sexy costumes—and taking them off, of course. Haha.”

“I have so many hot outfits,” proclaimed Rick’s Cabaret NYC girl Angelina. “Here’s a sneak peak at what some of the girls will be wearing.”

Rick’s Cabaret New York’s Businessmen’s Lunch Special has received rave reviews, and its Top-Rated “Rick’s Steakhouse” on the second floor under the direction of acclaimed Chef Jayson Margulies offers fine dining. Rick’s Cabaret New York is well known for its warm hospitality and providing the best in VIP treatment.

Rick’s Cabaret New York

50 West 33rd Street

*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed

*** Over 100 Showgirls Daily

*** Three Floors of Luxury

*** VIP Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes

*** Full Menu Steakhouse, Open Late

*** Roof Deck Cigar Lounge and Garden

*** Businessmen's Lunch Special

*** Newly Designed 2nd Floor VIP Lounge

Monday, October 22, 2018


Danielle Bernstein

Real Housewives Of New York

Ivana Trump

Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin were photographed tonight at Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation's Angel Ball 2018 at Cipriano Wall Street in New York City. Also snapped were Danielle Bernstein and Ivana Trump.


Penny Drue Baird

Children's Design
The Decoration & Design Building hosted the Fall Market 2018 in the heart of Manhattan’s Design District to discuss this season’s theme, Luxury: Redefined & Redesigned. Owner, Charles S. Cohen opened the two-day trade-only event with his perspective of the evolving definition of luxury resulting from the design headquarters’ carefully curated programming and discussion. The Fall Market 2018 saw an exponential growth in attendees, welcoming over 3,000 members of the trade, and a wealth of new programs including six Keynotes, 21 In-Showroom Programs, one Special Event, five Cocktail Receptions, 118 Open Houses and 14 NEW Experiential Events. Top editorial voices, leading industry trade organizations and dozens of design influencers convened for the DDB Fall Market 2018 to discuss the future of luxury, redefined and redesigned by interior design’s top to-the-trade companies.

Erika Heet

Semiannually, the design headquarters D&D Building dedicates its over 130 showrooms, representing over 3,000 leading manufacturers, to a relevant topic in design to incite industry-improving change. Positioning itself at the helm of design, and to fit the theme, The D&D Building’s Fall showrooms were decked in sophisticated décor and luxury furnishings which inspired intellectual discussion to redefine the luxury trade industry. Great comfort, opulent aesthetics, and a world of ideas, surrounding luxury living, were up for discussion between media gatekeepers, highly-esteemed design experts plus luxury lifestyle managers, connoisseurs and innovators.

Carlo Camillo And Cecilia Ramos

The first keynote session Fancy That! The Shifting Definition of Living Fabulously, moderated by then Editor-in-Chief Sophie Donelson of House Beautiful brought together New York designers Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham of Tilton Fenwick, plus LA designer David Netto to discuss what is worth the luxury price tag at Duralee. The leading minds in design shared their unique views on how budgeting and ingenuity can deliver the same luxury quality at an even more desirable price. Contrary to what some may believe, living in the lap of luxury is not afforded sans budgeting.

The Luxury Design Revolution was hosted by Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes with renowned designer Kelly Wearstler. Transporting guests 100 years back through the design history of Kravet Inc., this keynote session celebrated a century in the home design business. To better understand the future of design and how it is to be redefined, this discussion took a broad look at the history of legendary interior designers, that have propelled us forward.

Closing the first day of keynote sessions, Creating and Conveying Luxury in the Retail, Hospitality and Restaurant Realms assembled an esteemed group led by Executive Editor Brittany Chevalier McIntyre of Luxe Interiors + Designs alongside designers Juan Montoya, Ryan Korban and Alicia Cannon at Warp & Weft. Eagerly contributing their experiences, creating and conveying luxury in the most extravagant lifestyle spaces, guests learned how these influential designers execute an overall concept on behalf of their clients. Effortlessly balancing a client’s brand identity, the designer’s impeccable vision and the most innovative, yet functional, materials are paramount when developing luxury retail, hospitality and restaurant spaces. Immediately following the keynote session was a book signing of Ryan Korban’s newest book Interiors and Juan Montoya’s latest design book.

Opening the second day, Tangible vs. Intangible Luxury welcomed media sponsor Financial Times “How To Spend It” and Global CEO Annastasia Seebohm of the luxury lifestyle management concierge and service company, quintessentially to lead a panel discussion joined by Founder Richard Lambertson of Lambertson Truex leather accessories, Owner Anthony Champalimaud of Troutbeck Hotel and Group Contract Director Carolyn Mitchell of Style Library in the brand’s showroom. Panelists discussed how possible it is that nostalgia or emotions from an experience can give a well-crafted product its luxury appeal.

The afternoon keynote Custom Luxuries was led by Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Terrebonne of Galerie, partner at Maison Gerard Benoist Drut, partner at Sawyer|Berson Brian Sawyer, and Co-owner Caterina Fabrizio of Dedar in their new atelier-like space. To the guests’ advantage, the exclusive session covered one-of-a-kind fine fabrics, furnishings and designs that surmount the wildest visions of esteemed designers and their respective clientele.

The DDB Fall Market 2018 closing keynote Global Luxury was hosted at Matteo Gennari’s newly minted showroom by Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet of Interiors alongside world-renowned designers and travelers Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, Roric Tobin of Bradfield & Tobin and Sandra Costa of Sandra Costa Design Group. From the world traveler’s perspective, the distinguished group offered guests their unique knowledge on residential and commercial designs across various climates, cultures and societies. Immediately following the keynote session Iris Dankner hosted a Holiday House: Ten Years of Designing for a Cure cocktail reception.

Saturday, October 20, 2018



CMX Cinemas, the eighth largest movie theater chain in the U.S. with 36 theaters across America, will opened its first New York City outpost, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd, on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The new location at 400 East 62nd Street will bring CMX’s signature VIP movie-going experience to the heart of the Upper East Side, complete with world-class, in-theater dining and luxurious reclining love seats, all within a distinctively intimate setting.

CMX renovated the existing six-story theater to complement the neighborhood and provide the community with a unique and intimate theater experience they can enjoy with their family and friends. Maintaining the integrity of the building’s original structure, the newly enhanced theater reflects a modern and minimalist design, featuring rich textures and bold fixtures that embody the spirit and passion of New York.

Ticketing Lobby

“It is with great pleasure that we open our first theater in New York City, a location that is poised to become a literal icon and flagship for CMX Cinemas with its city-inspired sophistication,” said Jose Leonardo Marti, CEO of CMX Cinemas. “New York’s newest one-stop-destination for entertainment, CMX CinéBistro’s intimate environment affords moviegoers the exclusive feeling of being in their very own screening room, complete with the luxurious comforts of top-notch service and superior cuisine and cocktails.”

Featuring a vertical layout with 45,500 sq. feet of theater space, each level contains two auditoriums and immersive bars in the common areas. Ranging in size from 46 to 64 seats, CMX CinéBistro’s six auditoriums feature the latest in projection technology, including a Dolby 7.1 sound system, and lush oversized reclining love seats with leather accents and foot rests, complete with a swivel table. Each chair also includes a dim LED light and storage compartment for safe keeping of personal items.

“This building has been an integral part of the neighborhood for many years, and we are proud to have the opportunity to renovate it to its former glory, so that the community can come and enjoy the magic of the cinema,” said Frank Stryjewski, COO of CMX Cinemas.

CMX CinÇBistro Moroccan Lamb

CMX CinÇBistro Cocktails
CMX’s unique luxury concept uses cutting-edge technology to offer moviegoers the ultimate upscale, relaxing cinema experience with in-seat, full-service dining and an exceptional assortment of wines and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients by top mixologists. The CMX CinéBistro concept, which encompasses the constant evolution of food and drink menus and provides best-in-industry, personalized service, has been developed and applied to this location under the leadership of Fred Meyers, VP of Operations. The theater’s chef-driven menu was designed by Isaac Stewart, CMX Cinemas’ Vice President of Culinary, who oversees menu development and culinary operations for all CMX locations. A culinary exploration of New York City, the menu puts an artistic, innovative spin on some of the city’s most celebrated cultural cuisines and cooking styles. Highlights of the ingredients-driven menu include Lobster Cannoli, Moroccan Lamb Lollies, BBQ Spiced CAB Cowboy Ribeye, and Strawberry-Mezcal Tres Leches.

Chef-inspired menu items and handcrafted specialty cocktails are also available in the theater’s well-appointed chic bar and lounge area located on the basement and third-level floors, providing an ideal spot for guests to gather and unwind or host their next private social event. The multi-functional theater is available to rent for VIP movie screenings, corporate events, celebrations and special occasions.

CMX CinÇBistro 3rd. Floor Bar

Since opening its first U.S. headquarters in Miami in April 2017, CMX Cinemas has grown exponentially, opening new theaters across the country as well as acquiring other movie theater chains. The most successful being the recent acquisition of Cobb Theaters and CinéBistro, whose shared vision to provide a top-quality guest experience and renowned expertise in the dine-in concept and motion picture exhibition industry complemented CMX’s position in the U.S. These acquisitions have made CMX one of the largest movie theater chains in the country with 37 locations, 388 screens and 2,450 employees. The announcement of CMX’s first New York City location marks the perpetuation of the luxury cinema company’s robust expansion plans that include confirmed sites in New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia. CMX is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cinemex, the eighth largest cinema chain in the world, with 332 sites, 2,861 screens and more than 13,000 employees.

For more information about CMX Cinemas, visit or follow them on social media @cmxcinemas.


The Price Of Everything

The cast was in full swing as they attended The New York Premiere of The Price of Everything at MoMA the other evening in New York City.


Nick Jonas And John Varvatos

John Varvatos and Macy's celebrated the launch of John Varvatos and Nick Jonas’ fragrance, JV x NJ at at Macy’s Herald Square on yesterday in New York City.

Friday, October 19, 2018


Let's Spritz Host Committee

Leading Young Friends of Save Venice into a new era of charitable giving is philanthropist and activist Lizzie da Trindade-Asher who chaired Let’s Spritz! at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Supporting one of the top charities in New York City, Lizzie Asher helped to relaunch the Young Friends of Save Venice Initiative, determined to unite a younger generation of philanthropists and reawaken the institution of charitable giving. Save Venice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the restoration and preservation of historical artworks and architecture of Venice, Italy.

Lizzie da Trindade With Casey Kohlberg & Michele Levbarg-Klien

Olivia Perez
Notable attendees included: Lizzie da Trindade-Asher, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Adelina Wong, Casey Kohlberg, Ashlee Harrison, Olivia Perez, Timo Weiland, Christopher Liu, Joanita Titan, Daniel Ezra, Katie Lovejoy, Michele Levbarg-Klein, Kate Curkin, Henry Gans, Christina Senia, Silvia Mella, Chris Ochao, Angelica Forlefac, Guido Callarelli, Emma Snowden-Jones, Shana Davis, Skylar Pinchal, Noah Koeppel, John Wagner, Alexis Light, Anthony DeWitt, , Markus Dochantschi, Susan Chase, Jamie Nicholson, Keyen Ferrel, Adam Gordon, Becca Starr, Clare Ngai, Eddie Howard, Mason Fennelly, Emily Armstrong, Quinn, Cassidy De Lonjay, Olivia Frame, Patrick Kenney and Peter Bradley.

Enamored by the beauty and history of Venice, Italy, proud Peruvian-born philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur Lizzie Asher, alongside the Let’s Spritz! host committee, is dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of the floating city. Invited guests rallied in support of Save Venice which selects restoration projects based on artistic merit, historical importance and urgency. In collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture and with the help of renowned international experts, Save Venice has funded the restoration of more than 500 artworks in Venice including the recent completion of Tintoretto’s 1561 Wedding Feast at Cana in the sacristy of the church of Santa Maria della Salute.

In high spirits, Lizzie shares, “Venice is a city that is beloved by all and you could feel that throughout event! Where else could we host such a magical evening other than NYC where people from 10 different countries came together to toast the riches of Venice and all the incredible work that Save Venice has done to restore its masterpieces and architecture. Now that we relaunched our Young Friends group, we have big dreams to contribute to the mission of Save Venice and, who knows, even visit those restorations in person during the 2020 Masquerade Gala in Venice during Carnevale!” On the host committee, Casey Kohlberg is also excited about Let’s Spritz! success and sees a rewarding future for Young Friends of Save Venice

Kate Cukin With Anthony DeWitt

The Let’s Spritz! host committee was inspired by the time-honored Save Venice galas, held in its native city, and one of the most anticipated black-tie balls, held annually in New York City, Un Ballo Maschera. Coining the name Let’s Spritz! was to honor the classic Venetian aperitif cocktail, the Spritz, which was served blending an exceptional selection of Galliano L’Aperitivo, the evening’s sponsor, Macchu Pisco, co-founded by Lizzie with her sister Melanie, and Spritz. Let’s Spritz! provided attending luminaries, socialites and distinguished guests with an unforgettable evening.

Set against the backdrop of international art gallery Carpenters Workshop, Let’s Spritz! was a glamorous evening, reenergizing the venerable cause. Director Ashlee Harrison of Carpenters Workshop Gallery shares the same sentiment in saying, “Last night I was thrilled to welcome the Young Friends of Save Venice to Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York. I couldn't have had a more vibrant and successful kick-off to reboot the Young Friends Initiative- and the energy in the room proved the excitement in the community and interest in the cause. I'm excited to be a part of the organization-- their mission to restore the city’s cultural landmarks and stunning architecture is necessary and extremely timely, resonating with me both personally as well as professionally.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff With Ted Bunch And Rebecca Seawright

Tarana Burke And Alyssa Milano

Margarita Guzman
New York, NY – The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) celebrated the anniversary of the Me Too Movement on Monday, October 15 at its annual Radical Generosity Gala honoring actress and activist Alyssa Milano and Sony/ATV recording artists and songwriters Haley & Michaels. Tarana Burke, Founder and Leader of the ‘me too.’ Movement presented their awards. Also recognized for their leadership and contributions to empowering women were Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and the co-founders of media company Level Forward, Abigail E. Disney, Adrienne Becker, Rachel Gould, and Angie G. Wang.

Approximately 300 guests attended the annual event at The Plaza, which was co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff and Lola C. West and raised funds to support The Foundation’s work investing in women’s leadership and bold, community-led solutions to create an equitable and just future for women and families.

Jean Shafiroff With Tarana Burke And Lola West

Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The Foundation, said, “The 2018 Radical Generosity honorees have distinguished themselves in their respective careers as fighters for social justice. We celebrate them for their courage, commitment, conscience and passion, for not accepting the status quo, and for envisioning what could be. Their words and actions have moved us closer to a more equitable world for women, girls and their communities in need. I thank them for their contributions, and also our gala co-chairs Jean Shafiroff and Lola C. West, whose generosity and tireless work on behalf of The New York Women’s Foundation makes our philanthropy possible.”

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano uses her voice and influence to advocate for social justice, fairness and equality. A driving force behind the viral movement of women fighting against sexual harassment and assault, she helped propel the spread of the #metoo hashtag. In addition, Ms. Milano is one of the founders of NoRA, a coalition dedicated to combating the NRA money in political campaigns, is on the national advisory board of the ERA Coalition, and has been a UNICEF National Ambassador for the last 15 years.

Tarana Burke With Jean Shafiroff And Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano With Tarana Burke And Ana Oliveira

Nashville-based country duo Haley & Michaels, Sony/ATV recording artists and songwriters, pledged support of the #metoo movement with their heartfelt song, “Me Too,” assuring women and men everywhere that they’re not alone, which they performed at the gala. Collaborating with Tarana Burke, the song was featured in TIME and took them to #1 on County Music Television (CMT) for two weeks in 2017.

Dr. Mary Bassett

With more than 30 years of experience in public health, Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, has dedicated her career to advancing health equity in New York and abroad. Prior to her current role, Dr. Basset served as Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene for New York City and served previously as its Deputy Commissioner of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, where she worked to address inequities and the persistent racial gaps in health outcomes for New Yorkers and to make health and social services more accessible to underinvested communities. She also served as Associate Director of Health Equity at the Rockefeller Foundation’s South Africa office.

The media company Level Forward, formed by philanthropist and filmmaker Abigail Disney and Killer Content Inc.’s co-founders Adrienne Becker, Rachel Gould, and Angie G. Wang, aims to support projects that are driven by women and persons of color. The founders are committed to innovation and inclusion throughout all creative and business processes. In early 2018, Level Forward was one of the women-led organizations that bid to purchase Weinstein Co. after the company went bankrupt due to sexual assault and harassment allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Shannon Haley-Michaels And Ryan Michaels

Notable guests at the 2018 Radical Generosity gala included Kwanza R. Butler, Co-Chair of The Foundation’s Board of Directors; Ted Bunch, Co-Founder of A Call To Men; Anne Delaney, Founder of the Starry Night Fund; Lilliam Barrios-Paoli Ph.D., Sr. Advisor to the President of Hunter College and Former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services; Margarita Guzmán, Executive Director of Violence Intervention Program; Grainne McNamara, U.S. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers; Mari Malek, model, actor and Founder of Stand for Education; Jillian Mercado, American fashion model and advocate for people with disabilities; Ashley Ford, writer and host of Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show 112BK; U.S. Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney; NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

A highlight of the evening was the announcement of the first grant recipients of the Fund to Support the Me Too Movement and Allies by Ms. Oliveira. A total of $840,000 was awarded to eight community-based organizations from around the country working to end sexual violence, promote the healing of survivors, and uplift their leadership. The fund was launched in May at The Foundation’s Celebrating Women® Breakfast, where Ms. Burke was honored for her work as an advocate for survivors of sexual violence.

About The New York Women’s Foundation

Since 1987, The New York Women’s Foundation has advanced a dynamic philanthropic strategy based on the fundamental reality that, when women thrive, their families and communities also thrive. The Foundation’s grantmaking places it at the top of public women’s foundations in the United States, and in the top two in the world. We invest in women-led, community-based solutions that promote the economic security, safety, and health of the most vulnerable women in New York City. We foster women’s leadership, create partnerships that spark catalytic change, exchange insights with experts across sectors, and empower women by training them in activism and philanthropy to accelerate and sustain forward progress. Visit to learn more about our work to transform lives, families, and communities – and create a better New York City for all.