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Friday, November 9, 2012

NIGHTLIGHT: THE NEW YORK LANDMARKS CONSERVANCY PRESENTS 2012 LIVING LANDMARKS CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 8, 2012 “LIVING LANDMARKS” CELEBRATION DRAWS DISTINGUISHED NEW YORKERS AT NEW YORK LANDMARKS CONSERVANCY GALA EVENT Over $1 Million Raised at 19th Annual Event Daniel Boulud, Peter L. Malkin, Liza Minnelli, James M. Nederlander, James L. Nederlander, and E. John Rosenwald, Jr. Honored Robert Caro Receives the Lew Rudin Living Landmark Award for Public Service

Here are Mover and Shaker Peg Breen, President and Stuart N. Siegel, Chair greeting everyone as they arrive; they take genuine pride in their organization which does insurmountable good for New York and we believe Landmark Buildings themselves are unsung heroes of our great city.  Next time you walk by one, think of all of the work and care that goes into it and has gone into it for years.  Whom You Know was honored to cover for the 4th consecutive year The New York Landmarks Conservancy Gala on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Every year we love it more and becoming increasingly impressed by this absolute top organization-check out our first coverage in 2009 here.

Mover and Shaker Liz Smith did another terrific job as MC!

We love you Liz!

Liza Minelli was a total peach! We loved how she sang "New York New York" at the end.
Incredibly down to earth and friendly, Liza is now a Landmark and of course a true Legend. 

Cocktail Hour in Gold by Peachy!

Liza and Liz:

We love Barbara and Donald!

Board Member Donald Tober
We still hope to interview you Donald!

Board Member Elizabeth Stribling, Star of Manhattan Real Estate and Guy Robinson, fantastic couple! 
Guy- we will cheer for Yale hockey if you cheer for BC football!

Emmy-Award Winning Ancient Missie Rennie Taylor, who gave Peachy her first job in journalism

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, The New York Landmarks Conservancy hosted its 19th Annual “Living Landmarks 
Celebration at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Over 500 guests honored this year’s “living landmarks,” restaurateur 
and award winning chef Daniel Boulud, real estate icon, civic and cultural leader Peter L. Malkin, legendary entertainer 
Liza Minnelli, Broadway impresarios James M. Nederlander andJames L. Nederlander, business executive and 
philanthropist E. John Rosenwald, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Caro received the prestigious Lew Rudin 
Living Landmark Award for Public Service. The event raised over $1 million.

The red carpet was on fire!

Living Landmark Liz Smith co-chaired the event along with Living Landmark Peter G. Peterson. Music was provided by 
Living Landmark Peter Duchin and his Orchestra. In addition, Living Landmarks Louise Grunwald and Graydon Carter 
were Honorary Co-Chairs for the evening. 

The gala kicked off with cocktails at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards presentation. Peg Breen, The New York 
Landmarks Conservancy President, said, “Our mission is to help people fix their buildings. Thanks to the extraordinary 
generosity of our honorees and all of you this evening, we are expanding our emergency grants program and are 
assisting even more owners of historic buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.”

We had the most fun table!

No wonder Paul Binder mistook Peachy's Mini-Victorian Riding Hat for a Ringmaster's Top Hat! He's founder of The Big Apple Circus and a Landmark!

Rev. Buddy Stallings fantastically friendly!  Though he is Episcopalian we hope we have been able to sneak in a prayer for the Chestnut Hill team in the Holy War.  Regis we missed you this year!

Guests who gathered to honor this year’s extraordinary “living landmarks” included: David Boies, Carol Craig & Arthur Mitchell, Susan Cullman & John Kirby, Arlene Dahl & Marc Rosen, Norma Dana, Tim Forbes, Barbara Goldsmith, Betsy & Victor Gotbaum, Alexa Hampton & Pavlos Papageorgou, Duane Hampton, Marian Heiskell, Mr. & Mrs. George S. Kaufman, NY Police Commissioner Ray & Veronica Kelly, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld & Lewis B. Cullman, Coco & Arie Kopelman, Pia Lindstrom & Jack Carley, Sirio Maccioni, Mary McFadden, Enid Nemy, Amy & Howard Rubenstein, Frances Scaife, Elizabeth Stribling & Guy Robinson, Elaine Stritch and Barbara & Donald Tober. 

Words cannot describe how terrific Liz Smith is at this gala and is in general, so here are 4 videos to get you started:

 Loved the centerpieces!

 Ray Kelly is a total class act.

Thank you Missie for teaching and inspiring Peachy since 1994!

About The New York Landmarks Conservancy:
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is dedicated to celebrating, preserving and protecting the iconic buildings and diverse neighborhoods that define this vibrant and extraordinary City. The Conservancy is the only private organization that provides both financial and technical support in this effort. Since its founding in 1973, it has loaned and granted more than $36 million to help people save their homes, cultural, civic and religious institutions. These grants and loans have in turn mobilized more than $1 billion in 1,550 restoration projects throughout New York providing much-needed economic stimulus and local jobs. No other group is engaged in such a hands-on way in protecting the rich architectural heritage of the City. The Conservancy’s work creates jobs, promotes tourism and enhances the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Each year, the Landmarks Conservancy honors distinguished New Yorkers as “Living Landmarks” for their contributions to the City.

Our favorite waiter:

Photography by Peachy Deegan 

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