R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist, writer, and editor. He is a contributing writer for Resident Magazine, and Travel Squire to name a few. Follow along with R. Couri Hay shares tips, tricks, stories, and experiences with you all. From a floating bar in Jamaica to the best looks at the Met Gala; a summer in Southampton or ideas to boost your publicity, Couris Columns is a huge and exciting information base.

72 Hours in Serbia with R. Couri Hay CReative Public Relations Couri's ColumnsTravels with CouriTravelSquire
May 30, 2019

72 Hours in Serbia

Travel through Serbia in 72 hours with R. Couri Hay. R. Couri Hay,  a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He started his...
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May 24, 2019

Social Safari: The Met Gala

Charles James, Mick Jagger, Pope Francis, KAWS, Salonniere List, YAGP & Sleepover at the Museum “One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art.” Oscar...
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May 20, 2019

Half Moon Jamaica

Discover Half Moon, the luxury resort in Jamaica with R. Couri Hay. R. Couri Hay, a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He…

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May 16, 2019

Europe’s Hippest City: What’s Doing in Berlin

R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He started his career as one of the original contributing editors to…

Travels with Couri
May 10, 2019

Queen Mary 2 Cruising Australia

R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He started his career as one of the original contributing editors to…

Couri's Blog
April 25, 2019

Convos with Couri: What I Learned from Andy Warhol

I was discovered by Andy Warhol at the Ritz in Paris when I was a teenager. “You’re a star,” he said and soon after he became one of my mentors....
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April 9, 2019

Convos with Couri: The Power of the Party

The Power of the Party To really grab someone’s attention, you need to show them a good time. That is the Power of the Party; the capability of making connections,...
March 28, 2019

Domingo Zapata visits the Vatican

Domingo Zapata was understandably nervous when meeting with Pope Francis, who appointed the Spanish-born artist an ambassador for Scholas Occurrentes, an organization that promotes arts education. “Relax, now I’ll paint…

March 28, 2019

Pietro’s Fight Night Round VII

Pietros Fight, the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), welcomed more than 600 guests to their seventh annual fundraiser…

Travels with Couri
March 28, 2019

The World’s Most Exclusive Hotel

Discover Anampuri, the world’s most exclusive hotel, located in Phuket, Thailand, with R. Couri Hay. R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay…

March 28, 2019

Jean and Martin Shafiroff Host St. Patrick’s Day Party

Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail party with their special guest Patrick McMullancelebratingSt. Patrick’s Day as well as the society photographer’s birthday with the evening honoring Stony Brook Southampton…

March 28, 2019

Bentley Meeker Opens “Exploring Light”

Artist Bentley Meeker celebrated the opening of “Exploring Light,” a show of his new illuminated sculptural works, presented by Garvey|Simon gallery at a pop-up space in the Hudson Yards district…

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March 28, 2019

Galerie Gmurzynska Hosts Opening for “Karl Lagerfeld: 30 Years of Photography”

On Tuesday, March 5, Chanel Iman and her husband Sterling Shepard, Gay Talese and Audrey Gruss, joined Galerie Gmurzynska Co-Owner Isabelle Bscher and gallery Director Martin Friedrichs in honoring Karl Lagerfeld at the opening of an oeuvre-spanning exhibition of his fine-art photography….

March 28, 2019

NYC International Film Festival Closing Award Ceremony

Master of Ceremony & 2018 Rising Star Award Winner Jeff Lima Announces Lifetime Achievement Award to Vincent Pastore and 2019 Rising Star Award to Renée Willett The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF),…

March 28, 2019

The New York City International Film Festival Opening Night

The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), presented by Russian Standard, opened for its tenth consecutive edition on February 25th at the Dolby Screening Room in New York City. The VIP Opening…

March 28, 2019

64th Viennese Opera Ball

The Viennese Opera Ball held their 64th edition in New York City at the Cipriani 42nd Street, under the gracious patronage of H.E. Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the…

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November 19, 2018

Making a Success of Gala Season

Making a Success of Gala Season If you live in New York City and see the leaves change, then you know one thing for sure – its Gala Season. If…

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September 20, 2018

Public Relations is the Secret to Building Your Medical Practice

Public Relations is the Secret to Building Your Medical Practice A public relations campaign for doctors and medical experts is very important in today’s world. One of the main reasons…

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August 17, 2018

Celebrity Chef Events – Why They Might be Right for Your Brand

Celebrity Chef Events – Why They Might be Right for Your Brand 2018 has been filled to the brim with celebrity chef driven events and the reason is simple: food…

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July 25, 2018

Ready, Set, Auction – How Niche Auctions Are Sweeping Up This Summer

Ready, Set, Auction – How Niche Auctions Are Sweeping Up This Summer While Christie’s and Sotheby’s are known for their massive art auctions throughout the year, a different kind of…

Couri's Blog
July 16, 2018

How To Ensure Your Event Stands Out

As a Public Relations firm in New York City, we have had extensive experience planning events of all sizes for our variety of clients. We understand the stress that goes into...
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June 22, 2018

Summer in Southampton

Summer in Southampton As philanthropically focused publicists based in New York City, every summer we are lucky enough to work with some of the best charity organizations out East, and…

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May 23, 2018

How Crisis Management can Help Build your Public Image

Crisis Management Crisis management is an inevitable but unenviable part of having a brand that exists in the public sphere. In our three decades as a creative public relations firm,...
Couri's Blog
February 23, 2018

How to Get the Best Results for Your Client’s Events

How to Get the Best Results for Your Client's Events For PR agencies with clients in the startup and entrepreneur space, it is imperative we are constantly thinking about their...
Couri's Blog
February 14, 2018

Why Media Training Matters

Why Media Training Matters When working with a client who has completed a few interviews and worked with a public relations or communications agency for a while, it is easy...
Couri's Blog
February 2, 2018

Charity Event Planning: To Kick Off or Not To Kick-Off

To Kick-Off or Not to Kick-Off - Charity Event Planning It seems that with each passing year more and more events are being held to raise awareness for nonprofit galas...
Couri's Columns
January 29, 2018

Avenue January / February 2018

A Royal Flush: King Queens and Knaves Abound On The Social Circuit by R. COURI HAY THE WEDDING Queen Sophia of Spain led a procession of royals representing the seven...
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January 24, 2018

Avenue November / December 2017

The Festive Season Met Opera, NYC Ballet, The Phil, Saks & Studio 54 by R. Couri Hay NORMA’S DEBUT Bill de Blasio surprised many by appearing at the 133rd opening...
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January 12, 2018

The Importance of Online Media Placements

The Importance of Online Media Placements While print media placements (i.e. newspapers, magazines, etc.) are still critical to a successful public relations campaign, online placements with links back to the...
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December 27, 2017

Staying Social Over the Holidays

Staying Social Over the Holidays It’s been said time and time again: social media is one of the best tools for direct-to-consumer branding and image management— and Twitter is the...
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December 8, 2017

Huffington Post: New York Prime Beef

Huffington Post: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry - a Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies The holidays are almost here and hopefully you've already bought your loved ones their gifts. If there...
Couri's BlogRecent Press
October 30, 2017

New York Daily News: Creepy Macabre Antiques Just In Time For Halloween

Creepy & Spooky Macabre Antiques Just In Time For Halloween Halloween is one only one day away and by now you should be in the spooky spirit. If you are...
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October 27, 2017

ABC News Live: Peter Thomas Roth

How Peter Thomas Roth Built His Company Peter Thomas Roth on ABC News Live's 'Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis' talking about how he's kept his brand thriving over the last...
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October 27, 2017

Irresistible Halloween Cocktails to Sell Your Soul For

Halloween is almost here and its time to plan out the last few pieces of your Halloween bash! You’ve got your costume, you’ve got your decorations, and now its time...
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October 26, 2017

Rooftops to Hotspots: Restaurants that double as Celebrity Hotspots

ROOFTOPS TO HOTSPOTS: RESTAURANTS THAT DOUBLE AS CELEBRITY HOTSPOTS Ever wish you could dine with the stars? Below are a couple of rooftops where you’re bound to run into an...
Couri's BlogRecent Press
October 23, 2017

CBS New York Live: Easy-To-Make Snack Ideas To Spook Your Halloween Party Guests: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Easy-To-Make Snack Ideas To Spook Your Halloween Party Guests Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs teaches everyone how to make Halloween themed treats on CBS New York.
Couri's Columns
October 11, 2017

Avenue October 2017

Back When It Was Warm... by R. COURI HAY FIERY NIGHTS Rows of octopus, chicken, duck and an entire pig were roasting over open fires around the trunk of a...
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September 26, 2017

Find the Best Private Venues for your Hamptons Event

Find the Best Private Venues for Your Hamptons Event Oh, the Hamptons, our favorite hideaway outside of the hustle and bustle of NYC. In addition to it being on our...
Couri's Blog
September 13, 2017

PHILIPPE CHOW NYC

Philippe in NYC is The Perfect Restaurant for a Memorable Birthday Celebration Everyone want's to get their friends together and have a great time for their birthday. Pose for that...
Hamptons Magazine
August 29, 2017

HAMPTONS – ISSUE 10 – 2017

SCENE SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY… JACQUELINE KENT COOKE HONORS HER FATHER'S LEGACY IN THE EAST END By R. Couri Hay | August 29, 2017 | People Jacqueline Kent Cooke stays in the game by...
Hamptons Magazine
August 15, 2017

HAMPTONS – ISSUE 8 – 2017

SCENE SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY… PHILANTROPIST NICHOLAS CINQUE ON GUILD HALL AND HIS PASSION FOR GIVING BACK TO HIS EAST HAMPTON COMMUNITY By R. Couri Hay | August 15, 2017 | People East Hampton's...
Hamptons Magazine
August 9, 2017

HAMPTONS – ISSUE 7 – 2017

SCENE POWER PLAYER… STEPPING FORWARD By R. Couri Hay | August 9, 2017 | People Think the words “hospital” and “party” are mutually exclusive? Michael Lorber wants to change that, drawing the younger...
Huff Post
August 7, 2017

WALK OF HOPE

Footsteps to Fight Depression in Southampton The Hope for Depression Research Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization focused solely on depression, are hosting their second annual Walk of Hope + 5k...
Hamptons Magazine
August 2, 2017

HAMPTONS – ISSUE 6 – 2017

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT  IT… COOL CAMP By R. Couri Hay | August 2, 2017 | People Lyss Stern and Camp Divalysscious return to Super Saturday to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund....
Hamptons Magazine
July 25, 2017

Hamptons – Issue 5 – 2017

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT  IT… GIVING OUT LOUD By R. Couri Hay | July 25, 2017 | People Join Mariah Whitmore for philanthropy with a boom! at Longhouse Reserve. Since its founding in...
Hamptons Magazine
July 6, 2017

Hamptons – Issue 3 – 2017

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT  IT… AMANDA HEARST ON ETHICAL FASHION & ANIMAL RIGHTS By R. Couri Hay | July 6, 2017 | People Young activist Amanda Hearst walks the talk on ethical fashion...
Travel to Phuket with R. Couri Hay of RCH Creative Public Relations Travels with Couri
January 23, 2017

How to Enjoy Phuket

What’s Doing in Phuket? R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He started his career as one of the...
TravelSquire
January 20, 2017

Amanpuri – Phuket, Thailand

PHUKET’S AMANPURI RESORT R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He started his career as one of the original...
Hamptons Magazine
October 26, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 11 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT  IT… HOW PHILANTHROPIST SIMONE LEVINSON TURNED THE SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER INTO A POWERHOUSE FOR THE COMMUNITY By R. Couri Hay | August 30, 2016 | People A lifelong love...
Hamptons Magazine
August 25, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 10 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT  IT… MARTHA STEWART ON 'VEGETABLES' & WHY HEALTHY EATING IS SO IMPORTANT By R. Couri Hay | August 18, 2016 | People Iconic author and entrepreneur Martha Stewart publishes...
Hamptons Magazine
August 16, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 9 – 2016

SCENE BEACH PATROL CHRISTIE BRINKLEY LAUNCHES A LINE OF ORGANIC ITALIAN PROSECCOS By R. Couri Hay | August 11, 2016 | People Model, mom, and author Christie Brinkley adds vintner to her resume...
Hamptons Magazine
August 4, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 8 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… STARCHITECT ROGER FERRIS ON CREATING MEGAHOMES IN THE HAMPTONS By R. Couri Hay | August 4, 2016 | People Starchitect Roger Ferris is the man behind many of...
Hamptons Magazine
August 2, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 7 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… CHEF ALEX GUARNASCHELLI ON MAKING MOVES INTO COMEDY By R. Couri Hay | July 28, 2016 | People Chef and cookbook author Alex Guarnaschelli tests out another trade...
Hamptons Magazine
July 20, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 6 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… ACTOR KYLE MACLACHLAN TALKS HIS NEW ROSÉ, 'TWIN PEAKS' REBOOT & WHERE HE HANGS IN THE HAMPTONS By R. Couri Hay | July 21, 2016 | People Give...
Hamptons Magazine
July 13, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 5 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… ARTIST DAVID SALLE EXHIBITS EARLY WORK AT WATER MILL'S PARRISH ART MUSEUM By R. Couri Hay | July 18, 2016 | People Artist David Salle mounts an exhibition...
Hamptons Magazine
July 8, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 4 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… WHY YOU NEED TO SEE ADRIEN BRODY'S WORK AT ART SOUTHAMPTON By R. Couri Hay | July 8, 2016 | People Silver screen stunner Adrien Brody takes a...
Hamptons Magazine
July 1, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 3 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… BROOKE SHIELDS TALKS ART SOUTHAMPTON, WHERE SHE HANGS OUT EAST & WHY SHE WON'T STOP ACTING ANYTIME SOON By R. Couri Hay | July 1, 2016 | People...
Hamptons Magazine
June 15, 2016

Hamptons- Issue 2 – 2016

SCENE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT… DYLAN LAUREN CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF CANDY CONFECTIONS By R. Couri Hay | June 20, 2016 | People As Dylan's Candy Bar celebrates 15 years of confectionary creations,...
Hamptons Magazine
June 10, 2016

Hamptons – Issue 1 – 2016

SCENE SOCIAL STUDIES AUTHOR MICHAEL GROSS UNCOVERS THE COMPLICATED LIVES OF TOP FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS By R. Couri Hay | June 10, 2016 | People Best-selling author Michael Gross gives Hamptons an exclusive first look at...
Visit Palm Beach with R. Couri Hay of RCH Creative Public Relations TravelSquire
May 12, 2016

Eau Palm Beach, FL

EAU PALM BEACH, FLORIDA R. Couri Hay is a New York City-based publicist and founder of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He started his career as one of the...
Travels with Couri
May 12, 2016

Eau Palm Beach

Eau Palm Beach by R. COURI HAY Image Source: Avenue.com Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa Perched on a seemingly endless pristine beach on the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by...
TravelSquire
February 28, 2016

Toronto International Film Festival

THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & SHANGRI-LA HOTEL by R. COURI HAY Image Source: travelsquire.com The ushers are still cleaning up popcorn from under the seats of the theaters that...
Gotham Magazine
December 1, 2015

GOTHAM DECEMBER 2015

BLIND ITEM: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT NOTHING LIKE A REVISED PRENUP WHEN A MARRIAGE HITS A BUMPY PATCH OR TWO
Gotham Magazine
November 1, 2015

GOTHAM NOVEMBER 2015

BLIND ITEM: THE SECRET CITY IT'S NOT JUST WHO YOU KNOW IT'S WHAT YOU KNOW...
Gotham Magazine
October 1, 2015

GOTHAM OCTOBER 2015

BLIND ITEM: THE CROWN JEWELS WHEN A SUPER MODEL GOES UP AGAINST A BILLIONAIRE, WHO WINS? 
Gotham Magazine
May 14, 2015

GOTHAM MAY/JUNE 2015

SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY: THE WAY FORWARD AS THE UNITD WAY OF NEW YORK CITY CELEBRATES 75 YEARS, SHEENA WRIGHT, WHO GAVE UP A HIGH-POWERED LEGAL CAREER FOR NONPROFITS AIDING IMPOVERISHED...
Travels with Couri
March 9, 2015

Bovey Castle

A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY by R. COURI HAY Image Source: Avenue.com After a week in London checking out the galleries and seeing the new production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a...
Travels with Couri
January 28, 2015

Where to Stay in Beverly Hills

THE FOUR SEASONS by R. COURI HAY Image Source: Avenue.com For those headed to Hollywood for the Awards Season your second big choice after what to wear is where to...
TravelSquire
February 12, 2014

The Queen Mary II

ONBOARD THE QUEEN MARY 2 – SOUTHAMPTON TO NY by R. COURI HAY Images Source: travelsquire.com H.M.S. Victory H.R.H. The Princess Royal, previously known as Princess Anne, is the only...
TravelSquire
February 12, 2014

London

ESSENTIAL LONDON FOOD & LODGING by R. COURI HAY image source: travelsquire.com London is hopping during the summer. There are numerous choices for where to bunk from The Rosewood and...
Travels with Couri
February 12, 2014

Winter Travels with R. Couri Hay

AN EPIC ENGLISH JOURNEY by R. COURI HAY Image Source: Avenue.com Chef Raymond Blanc’s Le Manior After my adventures in London, Paris and Vienna (which you can read about in...
Gotham Magazine
January 14, 2013

GOTHAM JANUARY 2013

SUPERLATIVES: NET WORTH WITH THE OPENING OF THE BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN NETS CEO BRETT YORMARK BRINGS PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BACK TO BROOKLYN...
Gotham Magazine
November 14, 2012

GOTHAM NOVEMBER 2012

SUPERLATIVES: MAJOR MILESTONE AS THIRTEEN CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, CEO NEAL SHAPIRO PLANS EVEN MORE NEW YORK–CENTRIC CULTURAL PROGRAMMING.
Gotham Magazine
October 1, 2012

GOTHAM OCTOBER 2012

SUPERLATIVES: DESIGNS ON BROADWAY INNOVATIVE ARCHITECT DAVID ROCKWELL TURNS HIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY TALENT TO BROADWAY’S HOUDINI, WHERE HE’LL DESIGN THE SET AND SERVE AS A FIRST-TIME PRODUCER..
Gotham Magazine
February 1, 2012

GOTHAM FEBUARY 2012

SUPERLATIVES: THE GATEKEEPER OF STYLE AS BERGDORF GOODMAN CELEBRATES ITS 111TH ANNIVERSARY, LINDA FARGO APPLIES HER CELEBRATED AESTHETIC TO A HOST OF NEW PROJECTS.
Gotham Magazine
January 1, 2012

GOTHAM JANUARY 2012

SUPERLATIVES: LIFETIME MEMBER Wendy Carduner is preserving doubles’ gilded heritage while updating the private club for the next generation of high society.
TravelSquire
May 12, 2011

African Safari

GLAMPING ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI by R. COURI HAY Image Source: travelsquire.com There is no single adventure on earth that can change your relationship with the universe like a safari....
Travels with Couri
February 14, 2011

A Tale of Scotland

A TALE OF SCOTLAND by R. COURI HAY Image Source: Avenue.com Once you’ve been to Scotland you will want to return every year, like the osprey and the eagles that...
TravelSquire
February 13, 2011

Ireland Part II

HISTORY HOPPING IN IRELAND, PART TWO by R. COURI HAY Image Source: travelsquire.com Driving Ireland’s snaking country roads is both a challenge and a thrill. You just never know what you’ll...
TravelSquire
February 12, 2011

Ireland Part I

IRELAND’S CASTLES & COUNTRY HOUSES – PART ONE by R. COURI HAY Image Source: Travelsquire.com Rock of Cashel I was feeling a wee bit peckish after the early morning arrival...
Gotham Magazine
January 1, 2011

GOTHAM JANUARY 2011

SUPERLATIVES: THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB Republican Congressman Bob Turner brings business savvy and common sense to congress.
Gotham Magazine
February 1, 2006

GOTHAM FEBRUARY 2006

GOTHAM: COMING OUT Well the title above applies to this season's debs, but it could apply to this month's blind item too...
Gotham Magazine
September 1, 2005

GOTHAM SEPTEMBER 2005

GOTHAM: THE SUMMER'S BEST OF THE BEST THE FABULOUS HERST GIRS - AMANDA, LYDIA HERST-SHAW & GILLIAN HERST-SHAW - DECORATED PAINTER WANDA MURPHY'S OPENING AT EZAIR GALLERY IN SOUTHAMPTON...
Gotham Magazine
August 1, 2004

GOTHAM AUGUST 2004

GOTHAM: CROWDED HOUSE TWO PAIRS OF FRIENDS GET A LITTLE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT...