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The gloomy clouds that have been looming over New York City broke just in time for the Riverkeeper benefit gala last night at Chelsea Piers, honoring the Hearst Corporation for the eco-friendly design and construction of its new mid-town tower.
Groups of guests moved outdoors to enjoy the sun setting over the Hudson river as they sipped cocktails and awaited the red carpet arrivals â€“ Christy Turlington Burns and Edward Burns, Edie Falco, Gayle King and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. were amongst the stars who showed up to toast the sustainable addition to Manhattanâ€™s skyline.
The site for the gala couldn’t have been more perfectly planned â€“ Riverkeeper (the Hearst family is a long-time supporter) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the Hudson River and safeguard the cityâ€™s drinking water supply.
The eveningâ€™s highlight was a performance by Lenny Kravitz, who rocked out like the star he is to the crowd of actors, models, magazine moguls, philanthropists and eco-enthusiasts.
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