Jake and Karen; September 2002

Gothamist is happy to announce that the subterfuge is over and the excitement begins: Karen and Jake are engaged! As someone who has known Jake for nine years and Karen for eight, I am thrilled and so happy for them. It's going to be My Best Friends' (plural) Wedding!

Jake gives his account of the proposal at Bluejake (nerves, getting on one knee - awww - excitement, a lot of champagne). Check it out and post some congratulatory comments.