The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS (HGAR) is sponsoring a“Just a Wish Away” Cocktail Party to benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley on Thursday, September 18, from 6 to 10 pm at the Clubhouse at Patriot Hills in Stony Point, NY. Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, a non-profit group, grants the wishes of Hudson Valley children who are suffering with life-threatening medical conditions.
Lauren Shields, the daughter of Jeanne Shields of Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty in New City, was a “Wish” recipient and will be speaking at this year’s event. “Lauren’s journey was not an easy one at all, but Make-A-Wish brought such brightness to a time that had been so dark for so long,” said Jeanne Shields.
Last year, HGAR raised almost $17,000 for Make-A- Wish® Hudson Valley. “This organization has been making a huge difference in the lives of children like Lauren for more than 25 years, and we are so pleased to be able to offer our help,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO.
Tickets are $60 per person and include a two-hour open bar, three hot food stations, appetizers, passed hors d’oeuvres, coffee and dessert, plus a DJ and dancing. For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.HGAR.com.
Meg Ryan, best known for her roles in the films “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” bought Hank Azaria’s Soho apartment.
According to Variety, the actress paid $8 million for Azaria’s 4,000-square-foot loft. The sale was reported last year, but the buyer’s name was only known as Third World Dog Trust.
Azaria, who is best known as the voice of Moe Szyslak and various other characters on the long-running FOX show “The Simpsons,” purchased the Soho loft at 84 Mercer Street for $4.6 million in 2005.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit on Mercer Street is a full-floor converted warehouse with a private gym and an atrium hall. The home, which was previously owned by artist Cindy Sherman, had been rented out for $16,000 a month prior to the sale. Azaria and his wife still live in New York. Azaria bought a Central Park West co-op for $9.2 million in May.
Former NBA STAR and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams has reportedly rented a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 58 Thomas Street. The asking price for the apartment was $9,900 per month, according to the New York Post. The unit is located in a boutique condo building with keyed elevator access.
The unit has floor-to-ceiling windows and electric shades, according to the Post. The listing for the unit says it includes an “urban garden oasis.” Douglas Elliman’s Ariel Cohen represented Williams.