"Can I Getta Raincheck?"-The GofG Week In Review...

by Rachelle Hruska · March 22, 2009

[Claire Danes, Madonna, Gwenyth Paltrow, Valentino, Anne Hathaway. Photo by PMc]

Feel like you missed something this week on GofG.  Have no fear here's what you need to know...

Lately, every club in town has caught the Mickey Rourke fever.  Back on the NYC nightlife scene at places like 1Oak and Cipriani, it's no wonder that there are more than a couple recognizable doormen that end up in his movie. [Six Degrees Of Mickey Rourke: A Doorman Case Study]

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  But if  this recession has gotten so bad that even socialites are reverting to stealing purses to pay for thier $18 drinks at the Eldridge, what hope is there for the rest of us?! [Paul Johnson-Calderon's Five Finger Discount At The Eldridge]

Does Bar Martignetti's have a case of the recession blues?  We decided to check in on the hotspot in Soho, months after they promised to reopen their bar/restaurant. And, what did we find? Well, um...not much. [Bar Martignetti On Deathwatch?]

We all survived another St. Patrick's Day getting crazy for our most famous "Patrick," at his annual St. Patty's Day Bash, conveniently held at Greenhouse this year. [Patrick McMullan's St. Patty's Day Party]

"VALENTINO: The Last Emperor" was released with parties galore for the designer and his latest project. Fans like Gwenyth Paltrow, Madonna, and many others flocked to pay homage to their favorite designer. [Valentino: The Last Emperor Premiere]

In line with the trend of saving more and spending less, we set out to prove that you can continue to enjoy the best of everything the city offers on a tighter budget. [Recession Chic Guide]

Forget Cafeteria Food, there's a whole bunch of "Gossip Girl" wannabes that are dressing up for a free four star meal at Park Avenue Winter Uptown.  In honor of the restaurants cameo on a recent episode, they provided free dinner and cocktails to anyone that showed up in schoolgirl attire [Gossip Girl At Park Avenue Winter]