Baby Don't Be Cruel
“It’s the charity with longest, most difficult name to say” host Deborah Norville justified as she failed to get the name right at the first, second and third time of asking. The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children hosted its annual gala in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza on Tuesday testing all invitees’ verbal dexterity and generosity. “But it also does the most difficult work.” Good save Ms. Norville.
Founded in 1875, a time when there laws protecting animals but not children from cruelty, the NYSPCC is the oldest children’s charity in the world. It is perhaps surprising that this was honorees John and Margo Catsimatidis first appearance at the gala as they are prolific benefactors of children’s charities across New York. Sitting with them at a well positioned table from which they rarely left, we asked how they got involved.
“We have always been supporters of children’s charities and when we saw the great work that this charity was doing and we wanted to be a part of it.”
Why children’s charities we asked?
“They are our future and need to be nurtured.” Margo was, near verbatim, repeating the brief speech she made earlier in the evening.
In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is an auspicious creature, venerated as a symbol of wealth, imperial power and social prowess. Since 2012 marks the year of the dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar New York society dutifully fêted the felicitous occasion with a grand party.
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Last night, gossip columnist Liz Smith was toasted at the Pierre Hotel by the New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children for her work with children’s causes. When the Daily Transom caught up with the octogenarian columnist, who was wearing a light yellow pantsuit, she was chatting with a deeply tanned Deborah Norville, Read More
If Martha Stewart needed one thing after her devastating court convictions on Friday, March 5, it was a little L.P.F.-what blond TV anchor and author Deborah Norville likes to call “Life Protection Factor,” something to rub on the soul to protect from life’s burning rays.
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Al wants his VTV.
As former Vice President Al Gore edges toward mini-media-moguldom, press sources quoted his partners this week as saying that Mr. Gore would go younger, not leftier-and now, if his plans work, The Observer has learned, Mr. Gore’s news channel could be … VTV.
V for victory, V for Vice President, Read More