Jason Kidd, not even halfway through his first year as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, has already come up with one of the more innovative stalling techniques the NBA has seen in some time. With the Nets trailing the Lakers by 2 points with only 8.3 seconds left in last Wednesday night‘s game, point guard Tyshawn Taylor ran into Kidd, causing him to spill what appeared to be a cup of soda all over the court.
As the clean-up crew ran on to mop up the mess, Kidd stood and watched as Assistant Coach John Welch drew up an (unsuccessful) final play that had Paul Pierce shoot a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with about 2 seconds left. Kidd, who was suspended earlier this season for pleading guilty to a DWI case, was fined $50,000 by the NBA for the “Spillgate” incident, showing that the league will not tolerate thinly veiled or creative attempts at circumventing the rules of the game.
I started working in office settings as a government summer intern. I was a junior in high school and just having a job was enough. Fast forward five years and I’ve graduated college and am now working in Non-profit in New York. As an intern in DC I didn’t give much thought to moving up or around in the organization, but now I have the future of my personal and professional life in my own hands. I’m involved in my own projects, but I’m interested in all aspects of what the organization does because I’m now looking for room to grow and eventually become a decision maker.
Recently my boss gave a co-worker and I an entire book about interacting with the millennial generation. Makes me ask the question, where are the books for The Millennial Generation? If communication is a two-way street why does all of the information cover organizational higher-ups talking, at our generation? Continue reading
In New York City, you don’t need to go all the way to Manhattan to find live music venues. There are tons of venues that serve as a platform for musicians and entertainers right in Brooklyn.
Recently, I heard about a placed called “Bizarre Bar” in Bushwick where there are live burlesque performances every Tuesday. When I got there last Tuesday on the early-ish side at 7 or 8 pm, the place was already packed. The bar itself is dark and spacious with huge windows and high ceilings. It evokes a type of rustic and comforting environment, and when you are matched with the absurdity that is happening on the stage, it is an experience that is truly unique. The group performing is called BUSHWICK BURLESQUE, and they performed a spectacle of absurdity that lasted for about two hours. The host, Scary Ben, with his fiancé Darlinda just Darlinda, introduced each performer in creative and exciting ways, never allowing there to be a dull moment.
Deciding not to venture out of Brooklyn on a cold Saturday morning, my friend and I went to this little gem called “Farm On Adderley” to get our brunch on. It’s a nice little spot in the restaurant row of Cortelyou. It wasn’t too packed, but I can definitely imagine a wait on some weekends here. It’s very cozy, but they manage to fit a decent amount of tables in that one space. As soon as you come in, there’s a really relaxing vibe.
I’ve come here a few times, and I’ve never been disappointed. Breakfast and brunch are my favorite, everything I’ve had- from the simple apple cinnamon oatmeal to the deeply savory polenta with poached eggs and swiss chard- has been a hit. If you’re still hungry or just want something to nibble on, try the Toast with Goat Butter and Maple Sugar. It may seem lame to pay more than a buck or two for toast, but trust me, it’s worth it.
A very cute touch was getting a free plastic farm animal with your meal. Very rustic, very French countryside.
Be sure to visit them at 1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, and visit their site!!
This time it’s not just the house that’s haunted! Marlon Wayans is back with spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines in A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 and we have your first look with the BRAND NEW teaser trailer. Check it out below – it will scare the #2 out of you! Continue reading
The STARZ Original drama “Power” began production last week on an eight hour-long episode first season. Set in modern day New York, the series will film in and around the city’s five boroughs, making it a major character throughout the season. Continue reading
Kiah Victoria is a staple of the NYC underground music scene. After being charmed by her voice at a previous show, I happily braved the cold of night for the Gravitate release party. The singer and her production team mix some eclectic sounds on these five tracks. For those unfortunately unfamiliar with the young artist, her sound is a blend of ‘trip-hop’ and ‘rhythm and bass’. Kiah Victoria also delivers the listener quality content on her soulful tracks. As an artist she truly stands out due to the thoughtful expression in her songs. She’s an artist with the soul of an R&B singer, and it comes through in her performances.
At the EP release party on November 19, the audience was treated to three of the new tracks as well as old material and her team’s rendition of songs by Kings of Leon and Kimbra. Kiah Victoria has been working on her music and performing in NYC for some time now, and has made an impression on many.
Her unique style and voice are complemented by a beaming stage personality and a penchant for creativity. Her next project is an experimental underwater video for Breathing is Too Easy, off the Gravitate EP.
Check out the Indiegogo campaign for the video shoot. And (best for last) you can stream the entire Gravitate EP, and purchase it on a ‘pay-as-you-can’ basis here.
“Blood, Sweat & Heels” steps up Bravo’s style and sass beginning Sunday, January 5th at 9pm ET/PT with a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. Continue reading
Take It Personal ft Peter Gunz
On Friday, November 15, 2013, Peter Gunz was featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Lydia Hensler, Phillip Jackson, Anthony Apruzzese, Shaun Diston, and Cipha Sounds) reenacted stories originally told by Peter Gunz. Continue reading
This past Monday night, just south of Union Square, The Royal hosted an event in collaboration with the Legion Media Group and Men’s Health Magazine editors Mike Darling and Clint Carter called #TheTailgate. Essentially geared around watching the Monday Night Football game between New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers (neither of which, bizarrely enough, are teams that represent a singular city or state), the evening served to raise money for typhoon relief in the Philippines through a series of raffle ticket giveaways. At the door, event-goers could choose to donate $10 for a chance at a subscription to GQ or Vogue, or as much as $50 for a chance to win an expensive bottle of Moet.