A New Fashion Week Gets In Full Swing

A New Fashion Week Gets In Full Swing By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer No, you don't need to look at your calendar. It isn't February and it isn't September, but something big is on the horizon and heading this way.  The neighborhood of Soho within the Manhattan area is feeling that flurry of ...

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Activewear In The Workplace?

Activewear In The Workplace? By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer These days, society is becoming more and more actively engaged in the desire to look good, feel good, work out and wear exercise attire more often. Quite honestly, it is not unusual to see activewear in the workplace. For that very reason, INVISTA is exploring  ...

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A Sparkling Evening At The CFDA Awards

A Sparkling Evening At The CFDA Awards By: Hope Wilkos, Writer Every year at this same time, fashion takes a front seat as the high-profile award ceremony of the year is held in New York City to recognize outstanding designers and those individuals who have made a lasting mark on the fashion ...

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Rave Reviews For Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Rave Reviews For Tribeca Film Festival 2015 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer It is hard to believe that we are just about halfway through May, and now looking back to almost one month ago, signs were popping up across New York City, spreading the message that soon, Tribeca Film Festival 2015 would be introducing film fanatics ...

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Making Mom Feel Special

Making Mom Feel Special By: Hope Wilkos, Writer It was an exceptional Mother's Day because not only was it celebrated on Sunday, May 10, 2015, but the festivities honoring Mom began much earlier and will continue into the next week. On Thursday morning, May 7th, 2015, many moms came together for the ...

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Couture Comes To The Met

Couture Comes To The Met By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Haute Couture made a comeback this past week as the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  were doused in Red Carpet and you could sense the smell of fine fashion in the air. On Monday evening, May 4, 2015, the time had once ...

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Fashion Is Your Business

Fashion Is Your Business By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Fashion is certainly getter greater focus as we move into the future and more individuals are trying to make their mark in the business. Everywhere we turn, fashion fits into the big picture. Now, more than ever, it is so important to soak up all ...

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Women Have The Power To Make A Difference

Women Have The Power To Make A Difference By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer We are in the century when women have been empowered to pave the road as leaders in many industries that were previously dominated by men. Most recently, earlier this month on the afternoon of March 11, 2015, women from varied sectors ...

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Spring Studios Welcomes Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Spring Studios Welcomes Tribeca Film Festival 2015 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer One of the greatest cultural draws to New York City during this time of year is the annual event known as Tribeca Film Festival. As the years continue to go by, the festival only grows larger in magnitude and encompasses more ...

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NYC To Shine Even Brighter As Fashion Capital

NYC To Shine Even Brighter As Fashion Capital By: Hope Wilkos, Monique Nolan, Writer/Blogger Nothing can keep the fashion crowds away from New York City as the most recent Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Week has brought a certain excitement and an aura of style, almost like a spell being cast over the city. Not ...

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From Brownsville, Brooklyn to the Oval Office

From Brownsville, Brooklyn to the Oval Office Take a look behind the scenes as President Obama meets Vidal, a 13-year-old from Brownsville, Brooklyn, whose photo on the "Humans of New York" blog inspired a national campaign to support the students at his middle school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy. http://youtu.be/8PapL7XlTKY A couple of weeks ...

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BP ADAMS AWARDS MIDWOOD AMBULANCE SERVICE

BP ADAMS AWARDS MIDWOOD AMBULANCE SERVICE AS FIRST OF BROOKLYN’S COMMUNITY BUSINESSES Contributor: Monique Nolan BROOKLYN, NY, February 7, 2015: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams launched Brooklyn’s Community Businesses, a series where he will honor local businesses with a commitment to their communities, and named Midwood Ambulance Service ...

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Fashion Could Not Be Any Finer At MB Fashion Week NY

Fashion Could Not Be Any Finer At MB Fashion Week NY By: Hope Wilkos, Writer Less than a week from now, New York City sheds its winter weather doldrums and welcomes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week once again for a whole new season of outstanding designer collections. After this Fall/Winter 2015 showing, changes are in ...

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Guyanese American Dr. Matthews

Guyanese American Dr. Matthews Writes About Caribbean Immigrants Dr. Matthews writes about Caribbean immigrants By Tangerine Clarke Guyanese American author Dr. Lear Matthews gives a clear insight into Caribbean immigrants living in the United States, in his new book entitled “English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities.” The book outlines a scope of matters that highlights ...

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HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM

HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM AT BOROUGH HALL HEARING BP ADAMS TESTIFIES ON CROSS HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM AT BOROUGH HALL HEARING BROOKLYN, NY, February 3, 2015: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams submitted testimony to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at a public hearing they held at Brooklyn Borough ...

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2014 Data Driven Provider Awards

The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) and its agency partners are pleased to present the 2014 Data Driven Provider Awards. These winners represent service providers of CEO and Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) programs whose smart use of data and excellent outcomes produced exciting advances in their delivery of services for ...

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Jane’s Carousel Captivates The Crowds

Jane's Carousel Captivates The Crowds By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Christmas is one of the best holidays for children to inspire us with their innocence , excitement, merriment and so much goodness.  In a world where bitterness is becoming more the norm than the exception and peace and friendship seem to fade into ...

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Anniversary Celebration Of American Fashion Podcast

Anniversary Celebration Of American Fashion Podcast By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer As we begin to celebrate the birth of a new year, we also are saluting a milestone that has recently been achieved by The American Fashion Podcast, broadcasting regularly from the Fashion Media Center of Manufacture New York.  The Podcast, which is ...

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Bundle Up For New Year’s Eve In Times Square

Bundle Up For New Year's Eve In Times Square By:  Hope Wilkos,  Monique Nolan Writer / Blogger Doesn't it seem as if 2014 flew by and now we are left with both the good and the bad memories to forever fear or forever cherish?   As is customary, the countdown is soon underway to the ...

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New York City Receives A Visit From The Royal Couple

New York City Receives A Visit From The Royal Couple By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Washington and New York City have truly enjoyed the presence of the Royal Couple, if only for a brief number of days. On Monday, December 8, 2014, a photo that will most likely make the history books, was taken ...

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November 2014 Events Worthy Of A Toast

November 2014 Events Worthy Of A Toast By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer During the weekend of November 15th, 2014, all eyes were focused on New York City and Hollywood.  Two star-studded events took place that brought out the best of the best to receive awards and support their fellow recipients. The Annual Power Women Gala is considered the ...

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Manufacture New York Spreads Holiday Cheer

Manufacture New York Spreads Holiday Cheer  By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Today was a victorious day for the design and manufacturing industry in a location within the United States that is ripe with fashion, style and sophistication. Waking up in New York City on Thursday, December 4, 2014, there was a sharp chill in ...

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$52 Million Project Pairing New York City Schools

De Blasio continues on ‘community schools’ promise with $52 million project pairing city schools with organizations The schools will seek to boost attendance and student achievement by bringing social workers and literacy classes, among other things, into city classrooms. The new project is part of de Blasio’s plan to fulfill a ...

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Film Festivals Abound in 2014

Film Festivals Abound in 2014 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer The cameras have been rolling continuously and the film festivals have kept us very busy this year. Perhaps the joy of film is captured as an escape into our wildest dreams, playing upon our past, present and future. It is a means for ...

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Special Honors In Brooklyn NY

Perry honors 11 community leaders By Monique Nolan Photo by George Whylie The Rt. Rev. Bishop Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales receives award from Assemb. Nick Perry (right), flanked by her husband. Photo by George Whylie Joyce Marie Gilman receives award from Assemb. Nick Perry Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry on Friday night bestowed special honor on 11 outstanding community ...

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44th Edition of the New York City Marathon

Special race headlines card By Robert Elkin Photo courtesy of New York Road Runners Jontai Williams and Dikembe Mutombo at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon participating in the NBA Relay. While most of the attention was focused on the Kenyans and the Ethiopians in the 44th edition of the New York City ...

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Festival of Lights celebrated in Richmond Hill NY

Festival of Lights celebrated in Richmond Hill By Tangerine Clarke Photo by Tangerine Clarke One of the many decorated floats participating in the Diwali celebration in Queens The young man skillfully plays the Tassa drum. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights was celebrated with a spectacular motorcade, which lit up the night skies over Richmond ...

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A NEW YEAR, A NEW MAYOR

A NEW YEAR, A NEW MAYOR By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger The new mayor of New York City was sworn into office on January 1, 2014.  Bill de Blasio has that determined and attitude and a strong passion for his city and that is exactly what is needed in a leadership position such ...

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87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

WHO LOVES A PARADE? By:  Hope Wilkos, Monique Nolan, Writer/Blogger PHOTO CREDITS: George Whylie There is no better reminder of holiday cheer than to wake up on a brisk November morning in New York City and head outside. The frigid air whips at my cheeks but it is well worth it because I am ...

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BP MARKOWITZ HOLDS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY

  BP MARKOWITZ HOLDS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY By:  Monique Nolan, Writer/Blogger Photo Credit: George Whylie                                                             BROOKLYN, NY, November 26, 2013: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz led a legion of volunteers as he gave away close to 1,000 turkeys and several tons of apples, yams, potatoes and collard greens to representatives of over a hundred ...

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