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Party Photos: Cocktails in New York
At APT, 03.26.03

Yeah, it was raining out. Granted, there was no real occasion for the cocktail party. And, true, the bar was way far west. But New York's hippest media folks didn't let any of that stop them. The downstairs room of APT was packed cheek-by-jowl last week, as a few hundred writers, editors, photographers, publicists, copywriters, and assorted othters stopped by to throw a few back with their friends.

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Institutional Investor photo editor Stacey Pleasant, left, and some of the folks who dropped by her barstool: EMI's Matthew Schechter, Cheryl Berman of, and Ingrid Michelson of Multex.

Newsweek national affairs editor Tom Watson and editor-in-chief Jesse Oxfeld.

Shabnam Aladeti of MCA Creative and Betsy Tomlin of American Express.

Ikimulisa Sockwell-Mason of The New York Post and Elaine G. Flores of Soap Opera Digest.

Outside's Natasha Singe and Lynn Phillips of VAGUEpolitix.

Freelance writer Amy Keyishian with John Herr and Brendon Moran of Primedia.

Freelance editor David Beazer, Scholastic senior editor Julia Miller, and Bauer Publishing's Francois Baron.

The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto hams for Susannah Perlman of VNU's Backstage.'s editor-in-chief emeritus Albert Lee, now with Us Weekly, with Sheila Mullan of Market News International.

Matthew Kalash and Esther Hanscom, both of Reed Business Information, flank what seems to be a Kenneth Cole product placement.

Steve Hofstetter, freelance writer and author of Student Body Shots; freelance publicist Camryn Kruger; and Chris Pavone, senior editor at Clarkson Potter.

TechEdge's Les Shu, Medialink's Pedro Gargantuan, and TechEdge's Louis Ramírez. editor-in-chief Jesse Oxfeld, Lori Segal of Barnard magazine, and Michelle Fowler of Travel+Leisure Golf.

Avenue's Farhad Heydari and Maxim's Rob Bernstein.

MCA Creative's Shabname Aladeti, freelance copywriter Mark Scott, and Jenny Lau.

Photographs by Heather Kathleen Kelly.

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