Community News Group parties down

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DYNAMIC DUO: Shanika Stewart and Gardy Charles show off their dance moves at Community News Group’s holiday party at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8.
LET IT SHINE: Publisher Clifford Luster sways to the music.
GIVING THEIR NOTEBOOKS A REST: Reporters Noah Hurowitz, left, and Max Jaeger smile between sips.
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES: Community News Group co-owner Les Goodstein, at center, with Steven Goodstein, left, and Ralph D’Onofrio.
CALL TO ARMS: Reporter Noah Hurowitz, left, and deputy editor Nathan Tempey feel the beat.
TWO TO TANGO: Jeanne Eisenhardt and Ralph D’Onofrio get down to it.

Community News Group held its holiday party at Buckley’s on Avenue S and Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8.

The event was a boisterous bash complete with an open bar, a delectable dinner, and some daring dance moves, but the best part of the night was the bonding between the Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens employees, according to an account executive.

“It was the camaraderie between all three offices — that was my favorite part,” said Shanika Stewart, account executive for Brooklyn Family. “Outside of work — always a pleasure. You get to know the real them outside of their work representa­tion.”

Employees dined on appetizers including crab cakes and shrimp before the main course of salad, tilapia, chicken Parmesan, and green beans. Between bites, staffers boogied down on the dance floor to choice selections from the likes of Li’l Jon and LMFAO.

The party was a much-needed stress reliever, according to one employee, who especially liked the hors d’oeuvres.

“It was good to blow off some steam with my co-workers,” said John Napoli, a graphic artist who works in the production department. “I had a blast, the pigs in the blanket were awesome, and they had two types of mustard.”

That last part is a lie. There was only one kind of mustard.

The night ended on a sweet note with cake and chocolate chip cookies for dessert, but one staffer said the party was the true treat.

“What a rollicking revel it was,” said staff writer Shavana Abruzzo.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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