Last night this blogger ventured downtown to the Puck building where Next American City celebrated Forefront, a series of longform journalism on urban politics, along with NYU's Wagner school. The subject on the minds of many was the fate of serious longform journalism and whether or not it can be profitable. The answer, in the form of Forefront, is yes. It's subject is that most fundamental political unit: the city. Cities, everywhere -- from Charter Cities in Honduras (by a former Mediabistro colleague, Greg Lindsay) to Berlin -- are centers of dynamic innovation. And, it seems, so is Next American City.
Spotted among the crowd: Hannah Miet, often of The New York Times, David Barish of EastVillageLive, Next American City Executive Editor Diana Lind, Anthony Smyrski, andAriella Cohen.
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Afterwards headed down to Camper's House of Shoes party on Prince street in Soho, where the prosciutto -- aged 15 months -- was sliced razor thin right in front of guests, and the beer flowed well into the night. The party continued until they got down to the hambone. Spotted in the crowd: the ubiquitous Lori Cheek, founder of Cheekd, ML, Gregg Moss, Nadine Johnson and Guestofaguest's Marielle Sales.