Grateful pols, VID members and friends vigorously bound up Frieda Bradlow’s steps on a very crisp December 15th to enter the by now celebrated West Village political parlor. The conversation was, at times, animated, at others hushed; the food scrumptious; the drink just right.
The list of attendees? Take note: NYC Comptroller John Liu; Borough President-Elect Gale Brewer; NYS Senator Brad Hoylman; NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick; NYS State Committee member and President of the NYS Democratic Committee Progressive Caucus, Rachel Lavine; District Leaders Keen Berger and Jean Grillo; past VID Presidents Jonathan Geballe, William Stricklin, and Katharine Wolpe; present VID President, Tony Hoffmann; Judges (and judges-elect) Frank Nervo, Kathryn Freed, Josh Hansshaft, Andrea Masley, Margaret Chan, Carol Sharpe, JJ Kelley, Dakota Ramseur, Anil Singh and Tania Kennedy; from the press Lincoln Anderson (The Villager) and photographer Tequila Minsky joined the festivities. Even Robbie Kaplan, famed for her successful victory before the US Supreme Court in the Edie Windsor case (overturning of DOMA) this year attended with son Jacob.