the better borough: Brooklyn or Manhattan?"
That’s the question that will be posed on Oct. 7, at a Municipal
Art Society fundraiser at South Street Seaport. (Of course, we
Brooklynites know we have plenty to brag about, but it’s still
news to Manhattanites.)
Representing our borough at the panel discussion will be Kurt
Andersen, host of WNYC’s "Studio 360," and Brooklyn
Brewery President Steve Hindy. Representing Manhattan will be
Chef Mario Batali, pictured, of Babbo, Lupa, Esca and Otto restaurants
and Apollo Theater Foundation Executive Director David Rodriguez.
The heated discussion will be moderated by impartial Westchester-ite,
Andy Borowitz, author of the new book, "Who Moved My Soap?
The CEO’s Guide to Surviving in Prison" (Simon & Schuster,
The event, which begins at 5:30 pm, is a fundraiser for the Municipal
Art Society. Tickets, which include admission to the event on
the tall ship Peking (docked in "the neutral territory"
of the East River at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16), cocktails
and the after-party at Superfine (126 Front St. between Jay and
Pearl streets in DUMBO), are $45. Water taxis from the ship to
DUMBO are an additional $4.
For tickets, call (212) 935-3960. For more information, visit
the Web site at www.mas.org.