We Had the Time of Our Lives: The New York Observer Offers Parting Glimpse of Anniversary Party

  • Sure, you’ve seen a hundred shots of Katie Holmes celebrating at The New York Observer‘s 25th Anniversary Party by now. If you didn’t know what Rex Reed looked like, now you do. And those pictures of Spike Lee, Mayor Bloomberg and Chuck Close? Sure, we could see how some could be getting a little bit jealous. So this is your final chance to check out the never-before-seen photos (courtesy of Grayson Dantzic) of the legendary bash at the Four Seasons, before this slideshow is lost to the annals of the archives. Godspeed.

  • Julian Niccolini and dog

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  • Men, chatting

    This is a pre-party! (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Simon Doonan

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  • Zi Lin and Wendi Murdoch

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  • Miss Universe China Luo Zilin

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  • George Pataki

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  • Peter Cincotti

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  • Donald Trump and Mayor Mike Bloomberg

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  • Wendi and Rupert Murdoch

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  • Dottie Herman and Cory Booker

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Paul Chapman

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  • Tom Hooper and Harvey Weinstein

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  • Katie Holmes and Spike Lee

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  • Spike Lee, Hunter Walker and Katie Holmes

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  • Joseph Meyer, Jared Kushner and Ken Kurson

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  • Peter Kaplan

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  • Julian Niccolini, Jared Kushner and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Russeth

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  • Kelly Rutherford and Jennifer Creel

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  • David and Lisa Klein

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  • Chiu-ti Jansen

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  • Miss USA Nana Meriwether

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  • Kate Schelter

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  • Benjamin Le Hay

    Looking haute. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Katie Holmes and Spike Lee

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  • DJ Chelsea Leyland

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  • Peter Cincotti and Alexa Ray Joel

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  • Dennis Basso and Ivanka Trump

    Fashion Week Daily: Après Bloomberg's intro, your Daily pondered the chic set's ideal way to eat salmon, that distinctive pinkish hue of the weekly paper du honor. Medium!" crowed Dennis Basso. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Audrey Gelman

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jared Kushner

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  • Joseph Meyer

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  • Drew Grant, Claire Lin and Zarah Burstein

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  • Thelma Golden and Chuck Close

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  • Joel Klein, Katie Couric and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Huffington Post: "Katie Couric arrived, looking sensational in black pants and a tight black leather jacket, which she promptly peeled off to reveal remarkably well-toned arms. Nothing extreme, just right, as Goldilocks said." (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Julia and Genevieve Loomis

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  • Darren Sands

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  • Alexa Ray Joel

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  • Hilary Rhoda and Ivanka Trump

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  • Deborah-Lee Furness and Katie Couric

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  • Ken Kurson and Jared Kushner

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  • Catherine Levene and Kevin Ryan

    Disrupting the art and e-commerce space for good. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Jared Kushner, Kelly Behun-Sugarman, Jay Sugarman, Deborra-Lee Furness and Ivanka Trump

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  • Jess Weixler, Ken Kurson and Jennifer Prediger

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  • Harvey Weinstein, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

    Vanity Fair A chuckling Weinstein, who made the list of the Observer’s 100 Most Influential New Yorkers, told VF Daily that the paper’s less-than-flattering illustrations don’t bother him. “I like the illustrations. It reminds me of Hirschfeld.” (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Katie Lee

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  • Hampton Carney

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  • Billy Gray and Michael Shannon

    Stocking brigade. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Ruth Rose

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  • Jodie Snyder, Hannah Bronfman and Danielle Snyder

    Guest of a Guest: Hannah Bronfman made the party rounds in a stellar midriff-baring ensemble. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Daniel Boulud, Katherine Gage and Chuck Close

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  • Drew Grant and Kara Smoke

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  • Mark Mauceri, Zarah Burstein, Michael Woodsmall and Jacqueline Curley

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  • Jamie Colby and Kimberly Guilfoyle

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  • Cake

    Feel free to make up your own Sloane Crosley reference here. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Joseph Meyer and Jared Kushner

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  • Joseph Meyer and Jared Kushner

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  • Observer remaining relevant

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  • George Gurley

    "[M]y mission in life was to serve The New York Observer." (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Jay McInerney and Jeanine Pepler

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  • Alessandro Nomellini

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  • Michael Shannon

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  • Jared Kushner, Jamie Tisch and Rupert Murdoch

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  • Zarah Burstein and Christopher Barnes

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  • Jared Kushner and Zarah Burstein

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  • Scooter's Peter Feld

    And the ladies. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • Mark Mauceri, Zarah Burstein, Patrick McMullan and Peter Feld

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  • The New York Observer staff

    Plus Chuck Close. (Photo: Grayson Dantzic)

  • The Observer staff and Patrick McMullan

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