|Last night, Bisnow stopped by the Museum of Jewish Heritage's 13th annual Heritage Dinner, where real estate vet Larry Silverstein was the man of the hour, honored for his dedication to the museum and Downtown's renewal.
|Larry holding his New York City proclamation with City Council member David Weprin and museum executive director David Marwell. The dinner co-chairs, whom we were unable to find in the energetic crowd of over 500, were Wachtell Lipton partner Bernie Nussbaum and Brookfield Properties co-chair John Zuccotti.
|We did bump into another special guest—Dr. Ruth Westheimer(second from left, with Century 21 Department Store's Lisa Tai,Weil Gotshal's Jeffrey Tabak, and Century 21's Jill Hudes). No, we didn't ask her for advice. Also set to appear later were veteran newscaster Dan Rather and violinist Gil Shaham.
|Larry's cheering squad (and those behind the WTC's rebuilding): Silverstein's Joshua Shapiro, Jonathan Knipe, David Worsley, and president Janno Lieber. Nothing new to report at Ground Zero, but leasing recently began at the firm's 1.2M-SF Silver Towers complex at 42nd and 11th, the largest rental development in the city. The project is set for an early '10 completion.