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‘New York’ Magazine’s 40th-Anniversary Party

Hammerstein Ballroom. October 10, 2008. By Lauren Salazar and Genevieve Leon

It’s our 40th birthday. What do you want to do for yours? “I want to get some ass play. Interpret that how you will.” —Michael Ian Black (GETTY IMAGES)

What unique qualities does Sarah Palin have? “Before she was even governor, I was a big fan of her City Council work in Wasilla.” —David Wain (GETTY IMAGES)

Betsy Burton and Ed Skyler

What do you want to do for your 40th-birthday party? “I am turning 30 in two weeks, so 40 is closer than I realized. That means I get to have more dinner parties.” —Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear (GETTY IMAGES)

It’s our 40th-birthday party. What do you want to do for yours? “I just turned 20. I had a surprise party at the Soho Grand.” —Katrina Bowden (GETTY IMAGES)

Eric Gioia and Lisa Hernandez Gioia

What’s the safest place to keep your money? “In my wallet.” —Ray Kelly with Veronica Kelly (GETTY IMAGES)

Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear (GETTY IMAGES)

Where’s the safest place to keep your money? “I had a very wealthy guy today tell me that he’s literally buying bars of gold and putting them underground.” —Dan Abrams

Patrick McMullan (GETTY IMAGES)

Where’s the safest place to keep your money? “I should have my money in cash—my son does, he keeps it all in a locked box.” —Jonathan Ames (GETTY IMAGES)

Richard Johnson (GETTY IMAGES)

Is there an upside to the bad economy? “New York might actually end up being a cheaper place to live. A New York for the New Yorker—is that the worst thing in the world?” —Lonny Ross

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