Category: Profiles and Interviews With Interesting New Yorkers

Interviews and profiles of New Yorkers who make the city an interesting and exciting place to live and visit. We find chefs, entertainers, writers, dancers, artists, musicians and let all of them share their incredible work and stories.

Artist KMC Burning Up the Music Scene

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 […]

Jay Gunning: Photographer Offers a View into the World in a New Way

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.

Capture 2016 One Second at a Time

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.

Jawea: Delicious Frozen Desserts

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.

Jerry Middleton: Working With Wood

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.

Lady Long Long: Multi-talented Asian Performer Taking The US By Storm

She can sing, dance, act, paint and even write. What else can China native Lady Long Long do? Coming from an artistic family Lady Long Long was raised to appreciate and master the arts. At first she needed to travel to Europe and learn proper English as many Chinese families do. She spent time in England, France, Germany and Holland. She had a culture shock in Europe. Yet she made the best of it.

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