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Goldman's John Waldron Wears a Tie Even at Hipsters' Ball in Brooklyn

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Chris Schott, second from left, in the photo booth.
Chris Schott, second from left, in the photo booth.Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

John Waldron said he’s aware Brooklyn is a no-tie borough, but Goldman Sachs’s president and chief operating officer still wore a red tie and navy suit to the Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball Tuesday night.

That left Tim Ingrassia, Goldman’s co-chair of global M&A, and Scott Rofey, its head of U.S. interest rate products, to represent the firm’s truly Brooklyn side. Rofey wore checks and sneakers. After work, Ingrassia went home to Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park (having sold his family’s brownstone to Jennifer Connelly) to change into a Tom Ford tuxedo jacket, Paul Smith shirt, jeans and no tie.