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New York Post

November 28, 2006

PENITENCE MAY COST PRETTY PENNY OR TWO
By Cindy Adams

THE holidays. Jamee Gregory and Janna Bullock dressing up Memorial Sloan-Kettering for its Christmas party on Monday . . . Alison Minton's end-of-season Humane Society gala is at Judith Ripka 's shop Dec. 5 . . . Park Avenue ladies treating themselves to hair extensions at Rodolfo Valentin ... Adria de Haume showing her baubles at the Regency tomorrow through Friday.

AN Oprah opinion: "I tell kids: If you can't add, subtract, speak correctly or if you get pregnant or drop out of school, you'll never have a Cadillac. To get somewhere, you have to carry more than a radio to class." ... This big-time Giants loss and how, afterward, the coach publicly chastised star quarterback Manning ? Either they win the coming Dallas game or, trust mother, kiddies, could be a personnel change. And it won't be the quarterback . . . Former Mayor Robert Wagner's widow just left us. I remember a Phyllis Cerf Wagner birthday party. Her Dom Perignon gift from Sinatra ran out fast. Phyllis charged another to Frank. Frank wouldn't pay. He said his gift was one bottle, that's it. The restaurant owner had to go for the second one. Superconnected Phyllis Cerf Wagner was supersavvy . . . Such traffic around Rock Center's tree that there will soon be humans under the age of 21 who may never have seen a parking space.

SOMETHING titled The StoryLine Project debuted off-B'way with "Room Service" last night at Vandam Street's Soho Playhouse. This turn-of-the-century building was originally Tammany Hall's meeting house, where hotshots like Mayor Jimmy Walker, who liked jazz and chorines, came to play. After osmosing into a theater it's the place Edward Albee produced the first works of Terrence McNally, John Guare, Sam Shep ard, Lanford Wilson, A.R. Gurney and Leroi Jones. Let's hope it brings luck to the new company.

FROM Brian, whose handwritten last name I can't read: Warm springlike day. Children's park at the end of 57th Street. People lazing on a bench overlooking the East River. Tugboat chugs past pushing a long barge heaped with a rounded mound of dirt. On top of the dirt - two guys playing horseshoes.

Only in New York, kids, only in New York.