Writer+Photographer at Bloomberg. Founder, Scene Last Night. NY Sun, Forward, Glamour, Knopf alum. agordon01 at bloomberg dot net

Scene Last Night: Perelman, De Blasio, Weill, Englander, Sussman

bloomberg.com — At Carnegie Hall on Thursday night, Sandy Weill said he's going to be Ron Perelman's shrink. "You are going to see a nicer, kinder, less litigious Ron than you've seen in the past," said Weill, who this year passed the chairman's baton at the world-famous concert hall to the largest shareholder of Revlon.

Scene Last Night: Perelman, Goodman, Mack, Waldron, Ford, Farley

bloomberg.com — Before posing for a photograph, John Waldron, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs, made sure he wasn't holding the party favor: a canvas bag from Morgan Stanley. The benefit he was attending Tuesday night, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala, honored the former Democratic congressman from Tennessee, Harold Ford Jr., a senior client relationship manager at Morgan Stanley.

Oil Becoming ‘Mundane Return-on-Capital’ Business, Chanos Says

bloomberg.com — "Having to do things like drill in the Arctic" and "deal with Mr. Putin" are some of the reasons hedge fund manager Jim Chanos said he's "really negative" on integrated oil companies. "They're replacing $20 oil with $80 oil, that's the problem," Chanos said in an interview on "Wall Street Week" posted on the TV show's website Sunday.

Scene Last Night: High Line’s David, Sarandon, Bronfman, Torrisi

bloomberg.com — Take a walk on the High Line. What was a weed-choked abandoned railroad track is now teeming with tourists, surrounded by new buildings and trendy eateries. The Friends of the High Line's Spring Benefit on Wednesday highlighted the people behind the buildings and the food, including Santina, a glassed-in Italian restaurant below the elevated park.

Scene Last Night: Icahn, Black, Bacon, Cotton, Diamond, Gurung

bloomberg.com — At the annual Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma benefit on Tuesday night, Leon Black told the crowd about when he first started working with Carl Icahn. It was the early 1980s, and "there were no other partners" at Drexel Burnham Lambert "that wanted to take the account.

Scene Last Night: Lipschultz, Cheung, Blavatnik, Ziff, Van Zandt

bloomberg.com — Monday night, the 92nd Street Y, a Jewish cultural and community center on the Upper East Side, raised $4.3 million, while American Ballet Theatre, America's national company, brought in $2.3 million at its 75th anniversary gala. Here is a rough timeline of an evening divided between them.

Scene Last Night: MyFace, Women & Science, Food and Drink Galas

bloomberg.com — On Thursday night, guests lined up to watch 3-D animations of craniofacial surgeries. The demo was part of the annual gala for myFace, which supports patients at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone. The party started with balloon animals and facepainting for kids who've had surgery to repair deformities.

Here’s How Robin Hood Compares With Some Other NYC Fundraisers

bloomberg.com — New York's wealthiest attend parties to raise money for all sorts of philanthropic causes, and none comes close to bringing in as much as the Robin Hood Foundation's annual gala. Here's a roundup of some of the biggest charitable evenings that have taken place over the years: 1) Robin Hood Foundation's 2015 gala on Tuesday raised more than $101 million to fight poverty in New York.

Robin Hood Scene: Tepper Predicts ‘Rain’ Before Gala Sets Record

bloomberg.com — What was the forecast for the night? "Rain," said David Tepper in the cocktail hour of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit. In other words, what he and fellow board member David Puth hoped would be a large pile of money for the poverty-fighting organization.

Robin Hood’s Annual Bash Has Now Officially Outgrown the Venue

bloomberg.com — Bill Ackman will be there, up front at one of the eight tables he bought to get the best view of Paul McCartney. Humans of New York portraits of those in need will adorn the walls. And besides the 4,000 titans of finance and industry filling the hall, the first ever satellite parties will attract 1,000 "next-generation" guests across town.
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May 30, 2015

RT @RamyInocencio: Alec Baldwin Worries About His Next Job Just Like You. My full interview with the actor at Montreal's C2 Con. bloom.bg/1QcL9cV @C2MTL

May 29, 2015

Now that my De Blasio at a gala story is out, let's talk about Miss Piggy being honored in Brooklyn next week... brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event…

May 29, 2015

RT @grynbaum: “Whoever says he doesn’t go out at night is wrong” — Ron Perelman on...De Blaz! @AmandaGordon has it: bloom.bg/1HXcH3Q

May 28, 2015

Terrorism scholar becomes first woman to run the oldest university in the English-speaking world. bloom.bg/1d1ESUF

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