Hedge-fund managers Joseph DiMenna and James Dinan helped raise $1.2 million for the School of American Ballet last night, with tables at the academy’s annual Winter Ball priced as high as $100,000, or $10,000 a seat.
Composting, farming, and exercising the legal right to get married all improve urban life, according to guests from Harlem to Park Slope who gathered at last night’s benefit for the Citizens Committee for New York City.
New York got its Oscar party early as a star-filled Hollywood supper club took over Alice Tully Hall last night, with prime spots occupied by Madonna, Alibaba executive vice chairman Joe Tsai and Bank of America investment banking vice chairman Cary Thompson.
Gordon Ramsay plans to open two more restaurants in London this year, one of them with the sportsman David Beckham. This is a good time to consider his impact on gastronomy rather than his pantomime role as an angry TV chef.
Gary Lynch, Bank of America Corp.’s general counsel and compliance chief, gathered his lawyer friends to watch Frank Langella, playing King Lear, ignore his good counselors Cordelia and Kent and meet a tragic end.
One of the themes of the film “The Monuments Men,” a Columbia Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures production, is whether saving a work of art is worth a soldier’s life. This plays out as a team of art professionals goes into Europe in the last months of World War II to locate masses of art looted under Hitler’s orders.