THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL MANHATTAN EAST BLOCK PARTY!!! It was a blast. Special thanks to Lynn Hippen, Mona Slota, Manon Ruiz, and Angel Rangel for doing such a wonderful job on orchestrating the Cinco de Mayo theme. The food (Mr. Rangel!) was unbelievable. There are so many people to thank...Andy Mullen, Jules and the Family, Apollo, Brett Costello, Russell Holzman, and Anson Li's bands (oops! I forget their names) and Israel made sure the party was rockin' throughout the day. Also big thank you to Adam Holzman and Naya Tabia for gettin' funky on Stevie Wonder's Superstition! Naya's dancers were also wonderful: they performed a sneak-preview showcase for Manhattan East that they will take to the world famous Apollo stage in a month. Scully, Lily and Angie tirelessly worked the door, the food, helped out with the bands, and basically picked up all the slack! My Corbalis/Fattrusso family also came and worked their butts off all day. This party would not have happened if it were not for the custodial crew at Manhattan East! Jorge saved me about 6 times yesterday as I searched for working sockets, extension cords, ladders, and everything I had not thought of in time to pull this thing off. Overall, the party really showed the wonderful spirit of the Manhattan East community. There were so many familiar faces. This is something I look forward to every year, and I'm so glad we did it! Enjoy the day, Jules

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