OMG! I made a faux pas. In an earlier edition of “The Cosmopolitan Review,” I erroneously mentioned that Nicolette Robinson, star of the off-Broadway musical “Invisible Thread,’ and who plays the role of Jane in the award-winning Showtime series “The Affair,” was the fiancée of Tony award-winning star of the hit Broadway play, “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, when she is in fact, his wife. The couple married Dec. 1, 2012, and are now expecting a baby. The stuff sweet dreams are made of.

Making dreams sweet for all who walk through their doors is NYU Langone Medical Center, which just can’t help but raise funds for all of their worthy causes, and honor those who do so much and ask so little. The 2016 Musculoskeletal Ball, held at the American Museum of Natural History, welcomed more than 400 guests, who with the help of all, raised more than $1.5 million. The funds will be used to advance clinical care, education and research at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Rusk Rehabilitation.

The surprise announcement of the evening was the anonymous gift of $7 million. The gift will be dedicated to NYU Lutheran initiatives in Brooklyn, including orthopedics and medical education, and was made in tribute to one of the evening’s honorees, Philip Moskowitz, M.D. Also honored were Judith and Stewart Colton for their longtime and generous support of the Medical Center.  In 2014 the Coltons provided a $10 million gift to create the Judith and Stewart Colton Center for Autoimmunity at NYU Langone, a multidisciplinary hub for developing new diagnostics and treatments for autoimmune diseases. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 80 human diseases are caused by an autoimmune response, and up to 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases.

Moskowitz is a beloved primary care physician who has cared for multiple generations of families. In addition, he is a member of the executive committee for medical school admissions, and actively involved in the recruitment of the next generation of physicians to NYU School of Medicine. His advice to all physicians, especially those newly admitted is, “Get to know your patients. Treat each and every one with kindness and attention. That is the best medicine.” This year, the chair of the event was Gary D. Cohn, president and COO of Goldman Sachs, NYU Langone trustee and chair of the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board.

Even though we have kissed Indian summer goodbye, it is good to know that 125th Street has been and always will be hot, hot, hot. Open just in time for the holidays is the mini mall complex on the avenue between Lenox and Fifth (but much closer to Fifth). Housed are a TJMaxx, a Bed, Bath & Beyond and New York Clothing. As a long time TJMaxx shopper I can tell you, this outlet, though smaller in square footage, is definitely up to par. There is a vast selection of merchandise, nicely priced and of good quality. The store is well organized, clothes are neatly on the rack and the sales help are personable, knowledgeable and charming.

Walking into Bed, Bath & Beyond on 125th is the same experience as walking into the franchise in midtown. Although I couldn’t find an old-fashioned coffee pot in which the coffee is brewed on the stove top, the shelves were stocked with a variety of products, including everything else you would expect from the home essentials store. What a major convenience to have these retailers in our midst.

Although we may have thought the block would be overshadowed by yet another high-rise, it seems as though someone had to think again. A survey of the land where the defunked Pathmark sits shows that the water table is too high thereby prohibiting any deep digging necessary for laying the foundation for a sky high building. But one has to wonder how Tiano Towers has adorned the skyline for so many years. The East River seems to pose a problem in certain areas for basements and foundations.

Alpha Sigma Boule celebrated their 50th anniversary with an elegant evening of dining, dancing and fellowship. Officially established March 5, 1966, with the induction of 23 Archons, Alpha Sigma became the 41st Boule in the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Among those enjoying an evening of fun at the elegant Garden City Hotel were Seymour James with wife, the Honorable Cheryl Chambers, Sharon Simmons, Aloysius and Beverly “BeBe” Cuyjet, Drexel and Robin Leech Harris, Reginald and Theresa Manning, Nola Whiteman with her daughter Cheryl and others too Archonian to mention. Nola, who is busy preparing for the Hillbillies annual Christmas fete was taken by surprise by the heartfelt tribute that was given to her late husband Herbert Whiteman Jr., an ardent supporter of the Alpha Sigma Boule.

Tickets are going fast for the 21st annual Black Nutcracker Holiday show, Friday, Dec. 16th, held at Hostos Center for the Arts, 450 Grand Concourse Ave., at 149th Street in the Bronx. Featured music is from Tchaikovsky’s original score, Duke Ellington, The Commodores and live drumming. There are two morning performances at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and a two-hour evening performance beginning at 7 p.m. For ticket information go to or call 212.987.5030.

Should you want to see a show and be in a show, mark your calendar for Sunday, Dec. 4, for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Winter Festival at the studio location, 466 W. 152nd St. Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be “come as you are” open classes for parents and children as young as 18 months. At 3 p.m., there will be a holiday delight preview performance featuring the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, along with guest artists. Immediately after, there are sample beginner ballet classes for both children and adults, culminating with a master class for intermediate/advanced level ballet dancers with DTH Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, for which you must RSVP. The evening will end in true Arthur Mitchell style with a sample hip-hop class for all ages. Dust off your tutu, and call 212.690.2800 for more information.

Until next week … kisses.