Thursday, April 26, 2001

Motley Happy Crew ~ by Gina Larson

Phebe's on Bowery was the watering hole this Thursday, April 26, for Jim Sosnicky's weekly Happy Hour event. The party, which bounces to a different bar each week, draws a motley crowd of entrepreneurs, architects, cops and fashion types. Jim greeted me as I walked through the door of the newly revamped lounge and guided me over to the bar, where $3 specials on Brooklyn beers were the preferred brew of the evening. Jim told me about his new job at the Silicon Alley Reporter (he just left the Village Voice online), and his new book, which he is still scouting out. Brian F. Parker, known dubiously as one of Jim's first friend's in the Big Apple, was there to do some arm lifts of his own. He talked with me a bit about his company Druce Vertes, the president of Street Eye, also showed up to check out the revolving group of revelers who attend Jim's event. The scoop: next week's Happy Hour is being held at the Marriott Marquee.