Wednesday, October 04, 2000

Throw me a Red Herring

Red Herring magazine duplicated its successful San Francisco charity party in New York on October 4 at the Milk Studios. They pulled out celebrities to entertain the new media networkers by having Jon Stewart and Sotheby's auctioneer Jamie Niven auction off 15 high-priced items. Not many Silicon Alley-ites were raising their paddles in pursuit of the prize, though, and Red Herring Investment Editor Duff McDonald told me their last event had bids going into the six-figure mark. A rare few had the gumption to bid this night, most likely due to market turns. We chatted with Digital Club Network's Ted Werth and Red Herring Senior Editor Eric Moskowitz. CNNfn was represented by correspondents/anchors Amanda Lang and Charles Molineaux. Geltzer & Company's Julie Kronish and Ruder Finn's Joy Portella were there enjoying the Sugar Ray performance after the auction. Expression Engines' Hani Elganggar and Christopher Plunkett and I danced and shook our booties to Sugar Ray, as waiters began passing dessert tarts. On my way out, I met one of the beneficiaries, Stan Hsieh from and  Taurion's co-founders Aleksander Williams and Marc Raphel. The Red Herring theme was carried off beautiful with red lights, red tissue paper in the goodie bag and red decorations. The mixed crowd of older gents and young hipsters mingled while music blared. The party carried on well into the night.