Category: Profiles of 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.

Grass Roots Commercial Mortgage Firm Growing with Every Closing

Sometimes in business you need to take a chance to move up in the world. This would be the case for two ambitious individuals, John Michaels and Craig Truen, whose combined experience was a recipe for success. Craig Truen learned from his father about the real estate business and commercial loans and soaked it all in.  He took what he was taught and formed Truen Associates a commercial mortgage broker in 1987. Craig specialized in the restructuring of condo and coop projects as well as spearheading over $600 million in commercial transactions in the metro area.

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Another Year at the Javits Center for the New York Comic Con

It was another wild and crazy Sunday at the NY Comic Con with thousands of visitors packing the Javits.

Just taking a walk from Penn Station on 34th Street to 11th avenue it would have been impossible not to bump into Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America or Thor. Attendees paraded down the street in their favorite costumes with style. Passerby’s would get whiplash just trying to decipher whether Halloween came to early.

Dreamstates at Harlem Stage

Dreamstates is currently on a limited release tour across the United States and was shown at Harlem Stage on Friday.  The film, written and directed by Anisia Uzeyman and starring both the director and Saul Williams engages the audience with it’s imagery of the United States, limited dialogue but puissant interactions between the two main characters and a deeply thoughtful soundtrack.