Maggie and Don Buchwald ’59 in the famed Rainbow Room, prior to the evening’s events.
The Best of Brooklyn Award, featuring Coney Island’s iconic Parachute Jump.
Andrew Koss, Maxine Linehan, Bob Willumstad, and Brooklyn College Foundation Trustee Marge Magner ’69.
Charles Haldeman, Laura Buchwald, Don Buchwald, Barbara Haldeman, and Bryan Smith.
Paul Shaffer and Vinnie Favale ’82, vice president of CBS Late Night Programming.
Gala emcee Alan Zweibel, a one-time deli-meat slicer in Queens who became a writer on Saturday Night Live thanks to Don Buchwald.
Leslie L. Clarke Sr. and former Councilwoman and current CUNY Trustee Una Clarke.
Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera meets legendary Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton.
Don Buchwald receives the Best of Brooklyn Award from Brooklyn College President Karen L. Gould, wearing a jaunty fedora in his honor.
Howard Stern sidekicks Fred Norris and Gary Dell'Abate roast their long-time agent, Don Buchwald, as "the most interesting man in the world."
Ethel Garil looks on while BCF Trustee Bernie Garil ’62 places his auction bid.
Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger ’70 and Geraldo Rivera.
President Karen L. Gould with Brooklyn College Foundation Trustee Florence Cohen Rosen ’59 and Doug Steiner, chairman of Brooklyn-based Steiner Studios.
Geraldo Rivera with Robin Quivers, long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.
Best of Brooklyn honoree Don Buchwald with Paul Shaffer, former Late Show With David Letterman musical director.
Don Buchwald with Mary and Gary Dell'Abate.
Actor Kathleen Turner, one of the evening’s roasters.
Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli scorches the room during the Buchwald roast.
Robin Quivers takes a shot at Don Buchwald during the Friars Club roast.
Bensonhurst’s own Don Buchwald, star of the 2016 Best of Brooklyn gala.
Alan Zweibel and daughter Lindsay.
Julia Buchwald, president of the West Coast division of Don Buchwald & Associates.
Brooklyn College Foundation Trustee (and past Best of Brooklyn honoree) Don Kramer ’58 and his sister Gail Kramer Needleman ’68, M.A. ’73.
Don Buchwald and violinist Boyd Tinsley from the Dave Matthews Band.
Dr. Richard Simon (left) and President Karen L. Gould with honoree Don Buchwald.
The Buchwald family (from left): Julia, Don, Maggie, and Laura.
Don Buchwald with Brooklyn College Foundation Chair (and 2015 Best of Brooklyn honoree) Ed Cohen ’62.
Don Buchwald and Brooklyn College Vice President Andrew Sillen ’74.