Uptown, New York Citybased artist, Dister, would rather beg forgiveness than ask for permission. The rebel visionary was recently featured in a short for WNYC about how his “I Love My Hood” project strives to artistically boost the self esteem of his neighborhood and communities around the globe.
Part 2 of our Agenda Tradeshow NYC coverage features interviews with Stewart Ramsey (Krochet Kids International) and Caleb King (Iron & Resin)representatives of two brands that are very passionate about their vision. One is an international nonprofit that fairly employs people in underdeveloped countries, the other is a Californiabased passion project bent on revitalizing motorcycle/surf culture. Enjoy!
New York City summer basketball hits new heights as Nike NYC unveils its Rivington Court down in the Lower East Sidean outdoor hardwood court and venue. Fans that are in the city this week should stop by on Wednesday to check out one of the Battle Of The Boroughs games, a dunk contest and a Team Nike game with some special guests.
New York Citybased purveyors of a great coffee now have a new venue to wrap their hands around and sip. Darling Coffee, located in Inwood, Manhattan is now open for business and offering locals (and visitors) some of the finest roasts that the world has to offer! You see, owners Nick and Nichole were drawn to the neighborhood because of the eclectic community, so to honor that they offer a myriad of coffees hailing from the same regions as their nextdoor neighbors: Ethiopia, Sumatra, Honduras, Mexico and the Dominican Republic!
Fashion tastemaker and blogger, William Yan, of We Are Not Pilgrims recently sat down with Greg Chapman, the new creative director of legendary motorcycle jacket and apparel brand, Schott NYC. The interview focuses on Chapman’s influences and how they mix into the brand’s latest direction and creations. His British background in fashion plays an obvious role! Give it a gander, fashionistas!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are that you’ve come across Pittsburgh rapper, Wiz Khalifa’s, breakout single, Black And Yellow (ode to his city’s professional team colors) more than once! Well, here it is again. But, um… about another kind of odeto the Dominican grilled cheese sandwiches of New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood! You’ll have to thank Mike Diaz (Juan Bago) and production company, Heights Entertainment, for inspiring this oneand making us hungry.
NYPD’s Finest at their finest…it will be interesting to see how NYC’s PR guru’s will try to spin this story.
An environmental spark has been ignited in the South Bronx, a place usually associated with crime, poverty and all types of social ills. The point source for the flame is a statuesque and brilliant Black woman named Majora Carter, who is gaining national and international acclaim for her work in a forgotten corner of the world’s most celebrated city.
There is currently a casting taking place for two Caucasian males in their late 30’s to mid 40’s who can swim, windsurf and play some golf. Must have a valid passport and be available and willing to travel between February 15th and the 22nd to shoot in New York City and Dominican Republic. If selected, this commercial will pay $1000/wk plus expenses. Nonunion.
The other morning at 8:45AM, after my wife had left for work and as I was getting ready to leave, I get a text from her saying “oh, by the way, the car needs to be moved” today. I had a brief “arghhh” moment as I had to be in Soho by 10AM and finding parking in my neighborhood at 8:45AM is a one hour ordeal. I simply did not have the time to go find parking, then hop on the A train for 45 minutes and still make my 10AM in time.