Scott Stringer may not have his rival’s personal fortune or notoriety, but he can throw a pretty swinging bash if the occasion calls for it.
Last night, a group of mostly 20 and 30-somethings gathered on an ivy-clad hotel patio, sipping wine to the tunes of Talking Heads and Radiohead, all in order to support Mr. Stringer’s comptroller campaign–and catch a glimpse of a host of celebrities, including Lena Dunham, the star of the hit television show Girls.
Last night, Scarlett Johansson used her star power to host a packed fundraiser for Manhattan Borough President and likely mayoral contender Scott Stringer at the Maritime Hotel. In addition to the models and celebrities in attendance, there was also a small army of politicos, including former, current, and aspiring elected officials.
Last night, actress Scarlett Johansson hosted a packed fundraiser at the Maritime Hotel for Manhattan Borough President and likely mayoral candidate Scott Stringer. Ms. Johansson introduced Mr. Stringer as the “future mayor of New York City” and the candidate said his campaign was going to “take back City Hall.” Despite the obvious signs he has his sights set on the mayor’s office, Mr. Stringer told The Politicker he’s still not officially throwing his hat in the ring.
ScarJo For Stringer
Actress Scarlett Johansson is holding her third fundraiser for Manhattan borough president and likely mayoral candidate Scott Stringer. The event, which will be held on the roof of the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, includes a two hour party preceded by an hour-and-a-half long “private reception.” Tickets for the party start at $50, access to the reception is reserved for chairs who pony up $2,500.
City Council president Christine Quinn might not want to start picking out wall-paper for Gracie Mansion just yet. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has found a crucial celebrity ally in the 2013 mayoral race: actress Scarlett Johansson.
A lifelong New Yorker who grew up in Greenwich Village and was a strong supporter of Pres. Obama’s election, Ms. Johansson told PolitickerNY she will be working to help make Mr. Stringer the city’s next mayor. She’s currently helping to plan an October kickoff party, and plans to pledge the maximum of $4950 in addition to enlisting friends to the cause.