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Thursday, November 5, 2009

NIGHTLIGHT: New York Landmarks Conservancy Presents 2009 Living Landmarks “Sweet” 16th Anniversary Celebration Recipients Include Robert Morgenthau, Tommy Tune, Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, A.E. Hotchner, George Kaufman and Bill Cunningham. One of the Best and Most Worthwhile Causes in Manhattan According to Whom You Know

On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Cipriani 42nd Street, the New York Landmarks Conservancy presented the 2009 Living Landmarks “Sweet” 16th Anniversary Celebration, hosted by Liz Smith. Recipients included Robert Morgenthau, Tommy Tune, Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, A.E. Hotchner, George Kaufman and Bill Cunningham. Every year, the NYLC honors distinguished New Yorkers as “Living Landmarks” for their contributions to New York City. Tickets for the gala started at $750 while tables started at $10,000. As always, Cipriani was top-notch in both quality of the cuisine and service. Whom You Know was honored to cover such a high caliber event and we loved meeting everyone in attendance. Peg Breen and Stuart Siegel did a lovely job and were fabulously gracious when we met them.

Who: New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Tony-Award winning prolific theatre man, Tommy Tune; renowned philanthropist and creator of New York University’s Casa Italiana, Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò; noted playwright, author, screenwriter and “Newman’s Own” co-creator, A.E. Hotchner; real estate developer and film studio chief, George Kaufman; and renowned New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.

We loved seeing Bill Cunningham! We hadn't seen him since Fashion Week in September in the tents. Peachy Deegan met George Kaufman at the end of cocktail hour and he was equally delightful. There are so many worthwhile causes in Manhattan, but we like this one in particular at Whom You Know because of our love for preservation and history; in fact Peachy Deegan is from one of the ten original settlements of this country, is a direct descendant of someone on the Mayflower and spent her time in college majoring in history. Also, a dear friend of hers who is an Ancient and a Perilhette is tied to this organization. Peachy Deegan appeared in Donna Ricco, both dress and jewelry, and received many complements- so readers here is how you can get yours:

In addition to the honorees, over 500 extraordinary New Yorkers scheduled to attend included:
Paul Binder
Michael Christensen
Judy Collins
Barbara Cook
Inger McCabe Elliott
Joni Evans
Louise Grunwald
Elaine Kaufman
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld
Commissioner Raymond Kelly
Dr. Mathilde Krim
Mimi Levitt
Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. & Sharon Handler
Norris Church Mailer
Mary McFadden
Arthur Mitchell
James & Charlene Nederlander
Elizabeth Peabody
Bob Perkins
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky
Jordan Roth
Amy & Howard J. Rubenstein
Arnold Scaasi & Parker Ladd
Frank Sciame
Martin E. Segal
Elizabeth F. Stribling & Guy Robinson
Elaine Stritch
Gay & Nan Talese
Barbara and Donald Tober
Lillian Vernon & Paolo Martino
Robert Wankel, The Shubert Organization, Inc.
Joan H. Weill

Notable Guests that Peachy Deegan enjoyed meeting included:
Anne Lebleu
Michael Heaner
Grant Greenspan
Julia Goodman (had on a FABULOUS DVF dress!!!)
Elizabeth Herzberg
Patrick Clark
Father John Kamas, SSS
David Pohl

About The New York Landmarks Conservancy: The New York Landmarks Conservancy is dedicated to preserving, restoring and reusing architecturally significant buildings throughout New York. Since its founding in 1973, NYLC has provided more than $32 million in grants and low-interest loans, accompanied by countless hours of hands-on technical consulting to owners of historic homes, businesses, schools, houses of worship, theaters, cultural institutions, affordable housing units and community centers. The work of NYLC enhances New York’s quality of life and preserves the character of our City for future generations.

A lovely job by Connelly & McLaughlin!

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