Liza Minnelli, James M. and James L. Nederlander Are Honored as "Living Landmarks" at Nov. 8 Gala in NYC

News   Liza Minnelli, James M. and James L. Nederlander Are Honored as "Living Landmarks" at Nov. 8 Gala in NYC
The New York Landmarks Conservancy presents the 19th annual Living Landmarks Celebration Nov. 8 at the Plaza. Liza Minnelli, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander are among the 2012 honorees.

Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli Photo by Rick Day

The evening begins with cocktail hour at 7 PM and is followed by dinner at 8 PM.

Other 2012 honorees include chef Daniel Boulud, real estate icon Peter L. Malkin and business executive E. John Rosenwald, Jr. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro will receive the Lew Rudin Living Landmark Award for Public Service.

Louise Grunwald and Graydon Carter serve as honorary co-chairs at the gala, and the Celebration Committee includes former "Living Landmarks" Judy Collins, Barbara Goldsmith, Vartan Gregorian, Marian Heiskell, A.E. Hotchner, Ray Kelly, Mathilde Krim, Mary McFadden, Elizabeth Rohatyn, Amy and Howard Rubenstein, Tommy Tune and Bunny Williams.

Liz Smith, who co-chairs the event along with Peter G. Peterson, hosts. Music is provided by Peter Duchin and his orchestra.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is dedicated to "celebrating, preserving and protecting the iconic buildings and diverse neighborhoods that define this vibrant and extraordinary City." Since its founding in 1973, it has loaned and granted more than $36 million to help people save their homes, cultural, civic and religious institutions.

Tickets for the gala start at $1,000; tables start at $10,000. For more information, contact Jenna Smith at (212) 995-5260 or email at

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