Haven Montauk








Not everyone has a house in the Hamptons or wants to spend $30,000 plus on a summer rental. That’s where Haven Montauk comes in. It’s the perfect option!

“Haven features 27 thoughtfully designed guestrooms with all the essentials for a stay in Montauk. Residing directly on the harbor, the property is centrally located and accessible to all.”

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chashama 2014 Gala Event



MONDAY, JUNE 9th 20146:00-9:00 PM
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, Performances

9:30 PM
Dance After Party with SeeMe

132 West 43rd Street – Anita’s Way
(Between 6th Avenue and Broadway)

Catered by award-winning restaurant Aureole


Katie Fischer Cherry
Elizabeth Kurpis

Support our mission to provide artists with affordable work and presentation space

chashama invites you to the most avant-garde, electric event at Anita’s Way – the stunning walk-way connecting 42nd and 43rd Streets between the Condé Nast Building and the Bank of America Tower. The evening will Honor Patricia Lopinski and Chicago Title Insurance Companyleaders in supporting artists and the arts in communities that need it most. Patricia has supported chashama’s ongoing programs since 2005 – when chashama began providng affordable studios in Harlem and Brooklyn while programming free and special exhibitions throughout NYC. All which has helped chashama become a driving force in NYC in providing artists access to free and affordable space to create and present their works. Click here to purchase tickets!

Bid on noteworthy items starting on May 28th, hosted by CharityBuzz 



Bank of America
Barbara and Donald Tober
Conde Nast

Eugenie C. Cowan
James J. Houlihan, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC
Jonathan Rose Co.
Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc.
L+M Development Partners

Nancy Packes, Inc
Nick Lewandowski, The Fulcrum Group
Richard M. Greenspan, GHP Office Realty
Richard Minieri, ASM Mechanical Systems
The Litwin Foundation
TPG Architecture, LLP
Tony Bechara
Urban Compass

Willis of NY

Honorary Committee

Ted Allen, Host, Food Network’s “Chopped”
Susanne Bartsch
Cora Cahan, New 42nd Street
Tracee Chimo
Vin Cipolla
Jeffrey Deitch
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Kate Finneran
Tom Freston

Todd Haimes, Roundabout Theatre
Judy McGrath
Jennifer Ok, NASDAQ
Norman Reedus
Michael Rosenblum
Jordan Roth, JUJAMYCN
Dr. Thomas Schutte, Pratt
Danny Simmons
Elizabeth Streb
Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance
John Turturro

Benefit Committee

Matthew Blesso
Tracy Causey-Jeffery
Katie Fischer Cherry
Nicholas Cohn

Sidra Durst
Will Etundi
Brandl Frey

Michael Hambouz
Ben Korman
Elizabeth Kurpis

Amber Lasciak
Andres Levin
Greg O’Connell
Darren Perkell
A. J. Pietrantone

Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas
Nikita Sarkar
David Sturner
Arden Wohl

The evening will feature a dazzling array of performances and interactive art experiences including aerialist acrobatics, human candelabras, custom hair art by Edisa Weeks, and a chance to dance with Adira Aram and the ExperienceAttendees will include 450 of the city’s most forward-thinking land owners, corporate executives, arts professionals, and innovative creators. Secure your tickets today!



NEW LISTING 619 East 6th Street $4,995,000




A development site with a curb cut and a prime Alphabet City location, this is a unique opportunity to build a modern single-family home or condominium in the heart of New York’s most vibrant and rapidly changing neighborhood. Set on a beautiful tree-lined block and directly across the street from a serene, well-kept community garden, this enviable location is one block from Tompkins Square Park and around the corner from a wide range of hip restaurants and nightlife spots. FAR: 4; buildable square feet: 9,464; lot dimensions: 25.67 feet x 90.83 feet.

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HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival





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June 16: Saturday Night Fever 
John Travolta became a pop culture icon as Tony Manero on the dance floor in white polyester, trying to get off the mean streets of Brooklyn.  John Badham directs and the Bee Gees’ best-selling soundtrack is packed with Disco hits. (1977) 119 min. R Rated (Paramount)

June 23: The Mark Of Zorro 
This big budgeted blockbuster stars Tyrone Power as the ultimate Zorro, the masked avenger who uses his ingenuity and sword to fight the injustices of the ruling Spaniards and their nasty captain, Basil Rathbone, to rescue the old California townspeople. (1940) 93 min. (Fox) Not Rated

June 30: A Soldier’s Story 
Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Best Screenplay, Norman Jewison’s tense murder mystery is set on a Louisiana military base in the 1940s.  Starring Howard Rollins Jr. and Denzel Washington, it’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play. (1984) 101 min. (Sony/Columbia) PG Rated

July 7: Blazing Saddles (LADS BLIND GAZES)
Mel Brooks directed and wrote (with Richard Pryor) this uproarious and sometimes crude tale featuring some of the most outrageous characters in movies, led by Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff in the Old West and Gene Wilder as the Waco Kid.  #6 on AFI’s list of the 100 Funniest Movies. (1974) 93 min. Panavision (Warner Bros.) R Rated

July 1: Suddenly Last Summer 
Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift star in Tennessee Williams’ lurid psychodrama (with a Gore Vidal screenplay) directed by Joseph Mankiewicz.  What really transpired during that European trip and is a lobotomy the only cure? (1959) 114 min. (Sony/Columbia) Not Rated

July 21: National Lampoon’s Vacation 
The Griswolds, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, set out cross-country with kids to a theme park and everything goes wrong.  Co-starring Randy Quaid, John Candy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Eugene Levy, directed by Harold Ramis, and written by John Hughes. (1983) 98 min. (Warner Bros.) R Rated

July 26: Key Largo (GORY KALE)
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the remarkable John Huston film noir about a WWII vet forced to confront a ruthless Edward G. Robinson and his gang. It all plays out at a seedy Florida hotel during hurricane season. (1948) 101 min. (Warner Bros.) Not Rated

August 4: The Karate Kid (A DARK KITE)
Ralph Macchio stars as a Jersey kid who is ostracized when he transfers to a high school in Southern California.  Taught discipline and self-defense by Mr. Miyagi (Oscar nominated Pat Morita), he goes up against his bully in the finale. (1984) 126 min.  (Sony/Columbia) PG Rated

August 11: Lover Come Back (COVER EMO BLACK)
Doris Day and Rock Hudson plus Tony Randall team up for a romantic comedy about competing Madison Avenue ad executives, willing to stoop as low as need be to score clients. Oscar nominated for story/screenplay. (1961) 107 min. (Universal) Not Rated

August 18: The Shining (NIGHT SHINE)
Director Stanley Kubrick builds an unbearable tension until the end. Jack Nicholson plays an unstable writer who takes a job in the off-season at an isolated resort, which may be haunted by guests who never checked out. Shelley Duvall is his wife and Danny Lloyd their young son who sees horrific premonitions. (1980) 142 min. (Warner Bros.) R Rated


Summer Rooftops


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Its that time of year again when we can enjoy all the great rooftop bars and lounges. Below is a few of our favorites as well as a link to MANY more. Enjoy


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Sky Room

330 W 40th St

Nightlife impresarios Thierry Pomies and Peggy Millard (Pink Elephant, Hudson Terrace) are behind this bi-level 5,000-square-foot bar in the Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel. Grab a cocktail on the north terrace, featuring a retractable glass roof, or on the fully exposed south terrace. Cocktails—including the Dragon Flight, made with dragon-fruit–flavored rum, muddled strawberries, club soda and lime—should help settle your stomach once you realize you’re boozing in a chain hotel in Times Square. Click HERE



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La Birreria

200 Fifth Ave

This massive rooftop beer garden, located 14 stories above the Italian megastore Eataly, offers a direct line to one of the world’s most exciting new beer regions: an unprecedented stash of beers from the Boot, as well as innovative house-made ales reflecting trends on both sides of the Atlantic. Hops-heads will geek out over the three proprietary cask-conditioned ales brewed on the premises—the collaborative effort of craft-brew pioneers Sam Calagione (founder of Delaware’s Dogfish Head), Teo Musso (Piedmont’s Birra Baladin) and Leonardo Di Vincenzo (Rome’s Birra del Borgo). But you don’t have to be a beer nerd to appreciate the views of the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings while sipping on the unpasteurized, unfiltered suds. Fight your way through the scrum, snag a seat at the Carrara marble bar or one of the communal salvaged-wood tables and line your stomach with accomplished rustic eats (fat probusto sausages, gorgeous salumi) before letting loose on the brews. Click HERE


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La Piscine at the Americano

518 W 27th Street

Sufferers of vertigo beware: Access to Hôtel Americano’s rooftop pool bar on the 10th floor is by an external glass elevator. Those who brave that ride, however, get to appreciate a view of Chelsea—including the High Line—while sipping specialty cocktails. Keep cool by dipping your toes in the four-feet-deep pool. Keep an eye on the website for announcements about live music and deejayed parties in the summer. Click HERE


Check out this great list from Time OUT New York HERE


Lincoln Center Presents Midsummer Night Swing



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Click HERE for tickets and more info

Tuesday, June 24

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Style: Classic Swing

Dance Instructor: Laura Jeffers teaches Lindy Hop

DJs: Chazz Young and Norma Miller

Wednesday, June 25

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
with special guest Jimmy Bosch

Style: Soukous, Semba, Kizomba, and Cuban Son

Dance Instructor: Carlos König teaches Mambo

DJ: Andreas P.

Thursday, June 26

The Loser’s Lounge
Dancing Queens: The Music of ABBA and More

Style: Disco

Dance Instructor: Maria Torres teaches Hustle

DJ: Bill Coleman

Silent Disco 2nd DJ: DJ Rimarkable

Friday, June 27

The Hot Sardines

Style: Hot Jazz, Swing

Dance Instructor: Heather Flock teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: DJ Miss Bliss

Saturday, June 28

The Band Courtbouillon (New York debut)
featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy

Style: Cajun

Dance Instructor: Fredda Seidenbaum teaches Creole Waltz

DJ: Meredith Ochs

Monday, June 30

Film Screening: AKA Doc Pomus

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Tuesday, July 1

Milly Quezada

Style: Merengue

Dance Instructor: Rodney Lopez teaches Merengue

DJ: George Nenadich

Wednesday, July 2

Save the Last Dance for Me
Roomful of Blues
Plays the Music of Doc Pomus

Style: Jump Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll

Dance Instructor: Paolo “Pasta” Lanna teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus

Thursday, July 3

The First Ladies of Disco
featuring Martha Wash (The Original Weather Girl), Linda Clifford, and Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin and Norma Jean Wright (formerly of Chic)

Style: Hustle

Dance Instructor: Diane Nardone teaches Hustle

DJ: Bobby Morales

Silent Disco DJ: Belinda Becker

Friday, July 4

Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta

Style: Salsa

Dance Instructor: Jimmy Anton teaches Salsa

DJ: DJ Broadway

Saturday, July 5

James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band:
The Tribute to Benny Goodman

featuring Dan Levinson and Molly Ryan

Style: Classic Swing

Dance Instructors: Evita Arce and Michael Jagger teach Lindy Hop

DJ: Dawn Hampton

Week of July 8

Tuesday, July 8

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks:
Boardwalk Empire
with special guests Margot B. and Stephen DeRosa

Style: Swing

Dance Instructor: Roddy Caravella teaches Charleston

DJ: Odysseus Bailor

Wednesday, July 9

Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas (U.S. debut)

Style: Son

Dance Instructor: Carlos Mateu teaches Son Montuno

DJ: DJ Babaloo

Thursday, July 10

Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra

Style: Tango

Dance Instructor: Eva Carrozza teaches Tango

DJ: Maria José Sosa

Friday, July 11


Style: Samba

Dance Instructor: Marizete and Kilby teach Samba de Gafieira (Partner Samba)

DJ: Alex Carioca

Saturday, July 12

Kids Dance!

Dance Instructor: Rodney Lopez of Dancing Classrooms teaches Ballroom

Saturday, July 12

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra:
10th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
with special guest James Carter
Plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

Contest Style: Classic Swing, Jump Blues

Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: Ryan Swift

Summer 2014 Museum Exhibitions


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CHARLES JAMES: Beyond Fashion

May 8th to August 10th Metropolitan Museum of Art

The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute examines the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion explores James’s design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. Approximately sixty-five of James’s most notable designs are presented in two locations—the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum’s first floor.  Click HERE for more info.

100353JASPER JOHNS: Regrets

March 15th to September 1st Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition premieres Jasper Johns’s most recent body of work, a cohesive group of two paintings, 10 drawings, and two prints created over the last year and a half. Seen as a whole, the series reveals the importance of experimentation in Johns’s art, laying bare the cycle of dead ends and fresh starts, the way problems and solutions develop from one work to another, and the incessant interplay of materials, meaning, and representation so characteristic of his work over the last 60 years. Click HERE for more info.


moonlightpink4_1140JEFF KOONS: A Retrospective

June 27th to October 19th The Whitney Museum

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market. Yet despite these achievements, Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career. Comprising more than 120 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking oeuvre. By reconstituting all of his most iconic works and significant series in a chronological narrative, the retrospective will allow visitors to understand Koons’s remarkably diverse output as a multifaceted whole. Click HERE for more info.



30 East 65th Street Classic Five $1,650,000


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Elegant Classic 5 located in one of New York’s most sought-after locations. This premier co-operative is located just off Madison Avenue and one block from Central Park in the fashionable East 60’s. This home has a gracious layout, ideal for entertaining, with an Entry Foyer and formal Dining Room that can easily convert to a Library/Den. The two bedrooms are exceptionally large, both with en-suite baths. Currently there is a laundry room, which can easily convert to a half-bath. One of the many amenities of the building includes a landscaped roof garden with stunning views of the park. Living here ensures a truly luxurious and carefree lifestyle, with white-glove doormen and concierge services. Other amenities include a gym and also bicycle stowage. A basement storage unit is included. In addition to the maintenance, there is a monthly electric charge of $206.81 and fuel surcharge of $95.48. Please contact me for a private showing.

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