By Nick Christophers Sometimes a little luck goes a long way and hard work even more. This could be said for rapper / singer -songwriter Brewsie whose music combines both elements. Coming from the gritty streets of Brooklyn he learned that life is tough and you need to […]
By Elissa Gilbert Food and family, joy, love, can’t be separated. We crave our favorite foods because we crave those feelings. The flavors and feelings don’t last long after the meal ends, but they’re preserved in the recipes written down in cookbooks. I’ve learned from grocery stores that […]
Typically in any family there is sibling rivalry at every turn but sometimes something magical happens. This would be the case with sisters Charlene and Liann Kaye who combined their talents for a lethal recipe. Charlene had the musical bug at a young age as Liann was touched by the angel of art. Their first attempt at meshing their work was when Charlene was jamming with local bands in Michigan. Liann, in her sophomore year took up a film class and gained some key pointers.
By Nick Christophers From his humble beginnings in Trinidad to building success in the states, KMC has not lost his focus or touch. As a boy in his native land he always was drawn to the sights and sounds of music. From the soca sound to dancehall he […]
By Nick Christophers Dani Felt, a multi-talented mover and shaker and CEO of Creative Spotlights, realized that to expose art in NYC you need to do it out in the open. She first used her talent by featuring artists via a blog but it did not seem to […]
Jay is a traditionalist who prefers to shoot on film (even in the current market where digital is the dominant source for producing photos.) For him, film offers a timelessness that cannot be duplicated by digital. A similar argument is true in the music industry when it comes to comparing digital with the quality of a vinyl record.
Looking back on 2015, how much have you forgotten? Maybe you remember the big moments—a wedding or a vacation to Europe—but what about the ordinary days that make up most of your year? Brooklyn resident Cesar Kuriyama made an app that can help you with that.
1 Second Everyday is a simple app that allows you to record one second of every day of your life and stitch them together into one video.
The sounds of New York drift up from the street through the open window. At 7pm, that means rush hour noises, the sounds of cars and trucks rushing by, the sounds of horns honking when their movement stalls.
Inside the dance studio, the sounds and movements come from a different island.
Why is soul food great? Because it is made with love. It is the same reason your mom’s chicken soup cures your cold and why your Grandmother’s meatballs are without comparison. The thought and care that goes into creating these dishes is what make them special. And this care can be seen in products that are developed and sold throughout the city.
Look beyond Wall Street and Midtown’s financial firms, Madison Avenue ad agencies and Silicon Alley in the FlatIron District. Instead look around at the thousands of individuals and smaller companies who make our bread, artisanal pickles, jewelry, hats and any other number of items we give as gifts or use in our daily lives.
There are all manner of interesting professions and niche industries in the city and I was fortunate to be able to speak with Jerry Middleton owner and operator of Wood Essentials, a company that specializes in making wood medicine cabinets.