Monday, July 24, 2000

Bits, Bytes and Bar

Lisa Novitt of the Downtown Alliance sent in this recap of their Bits,Bytes and Bar on Monday, July 24. Held at the Vaults of Vine, downtown LawFirm, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy was the gracious sponsor of thisparty. Ignoring the bad weather and the fact that it was a Monday night,over 400 people came to partake in the festivities. There were two bars,cutesy finger foods passed around on trays plus a pasta station, whichserved ziti, tortellini and ravioli.

Amongst the upbeat crowd were downtown high-techies such as Justin Modelof VentureSurf (who recently opened their NYC office on 26 Broadway),Lloyd Fremed, from PSINET, Michael Kawochka ( andnon-downtown high-tech representatives like Bill Squitieri (Crain's), AdamCastro (eWomp) and a big group from Doremus Advertising. Other regularsmaking an appearance were Bernardo Joselevich, Sherry Riesner (NYNMA) andElizabeth Geary-Archer (Out of the Box Marketing). Christine Schoregge,from the NYC Economic Development Corporation (and who never misses aBits, Bytes & Bar) told me that this space felt "very Tribeca-ish."