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Yankees Lose A-Rod Gain New Steak Restaurant

Midtown Manhattan was all a flutter Thursday night with the official Grand Opening Party for NYY Steak at 7 W 51st Street. This new flagship steakhouse, a collaboration between Yankee Global Enterprises and Hard Rock International is a 16,000 square foot, three floor marvel, featuring dry aged USDA prime beef from their in-house butcher shop. Cold weather had no bearing on this night as Yankees stars both past and present graced the “blue carpet” outside before heading indoors to the jam packed party in this three-story restaurant. Among those in attendance were current first baseman Mark Teixeira, former center fielder Bernie Williams (who delighted the crowd with a performance with his All Star Band), David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Roy White and Mickey Rivers. Celebrities and the like also came out in droves to support NYY Steak’s official entry into the Manhattan dining scene including Dujour founder Jason Binn who ushered in the most buzzed about surprise guest of the night – momager Kris Jenner, who looked stunning in a beautiful white winter coat – along with Ava Mullen, daughter of Larry Mullen Jr of U2, singer/actress and recent “Dancing with the Stars” alum Christina Milian, “Long Island Princesses” star Chanel Omari, Delaina Dixon of VH1’s “Gossip Table,” former “Real Housewives of NY” star Jill Zarin, hockey star Mark Messier, Michael Cartellone, drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Bronx Bombers” Broadway star (that starts Friday, January 10th) John Wernke, who plays the legendary Lou Gehrig in the show, and the esteemed James Lipton from Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio.”