"The Thirties" came alive last Thursday when people gathered at the Edison Ballroom to honor the man that started the A.C.E. Programs for the Homeless, Henry Buhl and to celebrate his 80th birthday. Guests waltzed and tapped the night away, reinventing the "Dirty Thirties."
A.C.E. stands for The Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless, and was started by Buhl 18 years ago. These programs allow the homeless people of the city to re-enter the workforce and achieve long-term economic stability. Jobs are provided while also keeping the streets of New York clean.
There was definitely a little 30's flair in the air, but I wish I would've seen more dress from that era. I saw a red beret and a beautiful silver pearled woman's cap. The man of the hour, Buhl, stayed classic in a black suit and bow tie. Although they were not in costume, the ever infamous Housewives of New York City, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan were still looking fabulous in a one-shouldered black and white floral printed silk dress and a black corset and pants for Morgan.