CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Cory Zelnik and Leslie Sloane Zelnik with Jason Binn; Shari Cohen and Hallie Nath; Brianna Birtles

Spring Fling

Ali Rosenfeld (Special thanks to Gary Farrell Pinot Noir for providing wine for a special VIP dinner in New York.)

WELCOME TO Gotham’s April/May issue as we highlight our favorite noteworthy green initiatives, as well as influential properties and players within the real estate industry.

We are pleased to celebrate Donna DiStefano, a Manhattan-based artisan who handcrafts some of the most beautiful fine jewelry out of fair-trade gems, conflict-free diamonds and recycled metals in her atelier on West 20th Street. Native New Yorker and eyewear designer Jennifer Creel talks to five notable New Yorkers on how they live green and eco-eventeur David Stark shows how his love for nature and the outdoors finds its way into his designs. Plus, 20 New Yorkers share their finds for living an environmentally responsible life.

Eliza, Peter and Julie Borish

As for our salute to real estate, this issue’s “Cracking the Code” tells us why the 10014 is still one of the most happening zips in Manhattan; “Broker Beat” spotlights five women of real estate whose careers have had a significant impact on our city’s housing market; and we focus on The Brompton, the 22-story stunner that reminds us why the Related Companies is one of the leaders in the field of luxury rentals and condominium sales.

We’re also excited about an exclusive watch auction held by Audemars Piguet—25 watches personalized by Broadway stars will be auctioned at the Four Seasons Hotel May 24 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fighting AIDS.

And finally, as avid Yankees fans, the Gotham team is proud to have Alex Rodriguez reprise his appearance on our cover—we first featured him in April 2006.

As always, we hope you enjoy the issue.





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