As the year came to a close, New Jersey's Celebrity Magnet Tom Murro rang in 2011 alongside some new friends and old at Club Nuela on 24th Street in NYC.
Newark, N.J. native Ice-T (Tracy Marrow) counted down to the New Year, the party watching the ball drop on a big screen TV, and former "American Idol" contestant Antonella Barba sang her hit "Jersey Girl" immediately after the ball dropped in Times Square.
Murro and his wife Kelly spent the evening hosting with Ice-T, his wife Coco, Mele Mel, Hailey Glassman, Roxanne Evans of News 12NJ, Wendy Gilette of CBS News, the Sachika twins, and of course Kim Granatell, all thanks to Murro's friend and NYC nightclub mogel Noel Ashman.
The night was overall uneventful, no fights, just great food, great service and a couple of fun performances.
Antonella sang first in 2011. Ice-T followed, beginning his performance with the iconic Al Pacino Scarface quote, "In this country, you gotta make the money first, then when you get the power, then you get the women." He then launched into his song "Money, Power, Women." And the crowd loved it!
Murro spent much of his time with Ice-T. He arrived at 9 p.m. and was inside before he saw Ice-T and his entourage arrive, "all wearing mink, men and women."
They chatted about everything from the holiday vacation Ice-T and Coco took to visit family in Arizona to one of Ice-T's insightful thoughts "expensive watches are the epitome of a man's wealth," since he's not driving it, or really using it at all... just wearing it on his wrist. Ice-T was happy to show Murro his "bling," as well, a very expensive custom diamond Breitling chronograph.
It was also Ice-T and Coco's anniversary, which Murro was sure to say "Happy Anniversary" to them each only to get a different answer regarding how many years they'd been married. Coco says 9 years; Ice says 10. The truth is still a mystery.
The night was overall a nice way for Murro to ring in the New Year, making a lot of new friends in the process and spending just as much time with the old.