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Best of Week in New York City

Best of Week in New York City

American Dream, Immigration Equality

The beautiful weather in New York City has helped keep the scene going strong this December.

Fashionable parties have been the talk of the town. Internationally renowned Jeweler Verdura celebrated the much awaited release of Atlanta based Philanthropist, Cathleen Smith-­Bresciani’s second book, Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABC’s, benefitting the Humane Society of New York.

The party hosted by Verdura President, Nico Landrigan was at Verdura’s exclusive fifth avenue atelier, and drew a wide range of notables, from New York and beyond, including socialite Olivia Palermo, legendary rock & roll singer Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, as well as Yankee great, Willie Randolph, Humane Society Supporter, Cornelia Guest, Powerhouse Attorney Allen Grubman and more.

And on the tech front Mobile styling app Covet Fashion unveiled Hollywood actress and fashion queen, Emma Roberts as their very first “Covet Host.” Providing intimate engagement with her fans and Covet Fashion’s community in an unprecedented way, the partnership puts Emma front and center. All December long fans can get to know and engage with Emma by styling her avatar in an array of real world clothing for her fast-paced life in the “Day in the Life of Emma Roberts” series.

Other events in town included the screening of the award-winning short Dreaming American, which deals with the struggles undocumented people face in New York City.  There were over 200 hundred students supporting the cause at the screening. Natalie Goncharov from “Immigration Equality” addressed the crowd during the night as the director was applauded for his work.

Charitable work is also being done. For the 16th year “Make a Kid Happy” is taking places and providing Christmas gifts for children.  Founded in 1999 by Frank and Dominick Davi, in loving memory of Rose D’Angio, the organization is helping give to underprivileged and special needs children of the Reece School in Harlem, the League Treatment Center, and the A.H.R.C. For information on how to donate please visit

And, if you are looking for some wild fun this weekend

Treadwell Park, the newest dynamic beer hall in the Upper East Side, is hosting a party for the Aldo vs. McGregor UFC fight on Saturday, December 12th at 7pm EST.

Treadwell Park is located at 1125 1st Avenue (East 62nd Street and 1st Avenue) and offers up 20 draught beers and ciders (which rotate weekly), cask beer and hand-crafted artisanal cocktails.


ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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