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Chelsea Piers, October 27, 2011
Every year the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation hold the Heritage Ball, an annual black tie event where architects and industry professionals join together to raise funds that support numerous initiatives of these organizations during the year. The Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a few hundred guests to over 1,200 attendees today, raising $1.3 million dollars this year, a record and an amazing accomplishment in these tough economic times.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall helps Anne Cote Taylor (left of center), board member of the Rogosin Institute, and Dr. Barry Smith (right of center), director of the center, officially open, Wednesday, October 12th, the Institute’s new dialysis center on Utopia Parkway in Auburndale. The Institute, which already operates a center in Woodside, is a leader in the treatment of kidney disease. The new center can provide services for more than 200 patients and will be open until 11 p.m. six days a week (not Sunday). Behind Marshall is City Councilman Dan Halloran. Marshall said that the new center was a welcome development in the wake of the recent closure of Flushing Hospital’s outpatient dialysis center.
At the second session of the Digital Communications series held on Friday October 14th at Baruch College and produced by City Hall News, Editor Adam Lisberg moderated a panel of distinguished experts including, NYC Council member Gale Brewer, Governmental Operations Chair; Scott Burns CEO of GovDelivery; Mark Drapeau; Microsoft’s Office of Civic Innovation and Editor of Publicyte; Sarah Kaufman MTA Digital; and NYC’s Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Sterne. The topic was: How digital tools are (and are not) impacting communications in and around government? There were many great insights and examples of how new communications have helped more people deal with government and receive services, but some of the difficulties faced included the “digital divide” issue for those who don’t have access to computers and hi speed internet connections.
Capalino+Company client, New York Academy of Medicine’s 17th Annual Gala honoring Leaders in Global and Urban Health. Held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City on September 22nd, 2011, this event was attended by more than 300 guests. Honorees were William C. Weldon, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson and Marcel Van Ooyen, Executive Director of GrowNYC.
On a rainy, late summer afternoon in DUMBO, a crowd of politicians, city and state employees, dignitaries, philanthropists, and dedicated New Yorkers gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony for Jane’s Carousel, the long time dream of Jane Walentas and her husband David. With many of the people involved in the project on site, this opening party debuted one of the most incredible carousel restorations in the country, housed in the Jean Nouvel designed pavilion in Brooklyn Bridge Park. A spectacular addition to the Brooklyn waterfront and a generous gift from the Walentas family for future generations of New Yorkers to enjoy.
Capalino+Company Chief Operating Officer Travis Terry joins ABNY for a tour of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
L to R: Jordan Isendadt, John Jefferson, Jay Kriegel, Jennifer Hensley, Ruth
Fasoldt, Travis Terry, Mitchell Moss.
At ABNY Dinner, Sadik-Khan Bumps Into Weinshall, Klein Has a Flashback
By Azi Paybarah 4/01 4:29pm
Celeste Katz has some highlights from the Association for a Better New York’s Spirit of New York Awards reception last night in East Midtown. Here’s a few from my notebook:
The two most visible figures in the war over bike lanes, NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan (pro) and her predecessor, Iris Weinshall (con) ran into each other. Weinshall embraced the commissioner by the elbows and both smiled and nodded at one another. (I didn’t get my camera out in time to capture the moment.) What did she say to the commissioner? Weinshall told me, “That’s between me and Janette Sadik-Khan, don’t you think Azi?”
During former School Chancellor Joel Klein’s remarks, ABNY’s president, Bill Rudin tried hushing the crowd. After he did, Klein joked, “This was like every education meeting I’ve ever been to. Nobody ever listens.”
Former comptroller, and current mayoral candidate Bill Thompson greeted his one-time fund-raiser, Suri Kasirer (who again is the top lobbyist in NYC). “I came here looking for you,” he said.
State Republican Chairman Ed Cox chatted with former Democratic City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. chatted with former Congressman Mike McMahon. And former State Senator Craig Johnson and consultant George Fontas worked the room.
On a beautiful windy spring day, the group of people who were most instrumental in saving the old abandoned elevated railroad tracks become an urban park called the High Line gathered together to celebrate the unveiling of the recognition plaques for permanent installation. Acting as community relations consultants in New York City, Capalino+Company was proud to be there.
Capalino+Company attended the third annual Internet Week New York on June 6th at the festival’s headquarters at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion. The feature presentation was on the intersection of impact and cause-related social marketing, featuring Huffington Post Media Group Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.
Capalino+Company attended the Citizens Union Spring for Reform Reception at Manhattan Penthouse.
A large crowd attended making the fundraiser a huge success.