6th Annual Katra Film Fest Set to Take Center Stage in Brooklyn

There have been many film festivals that have taken part in the New York area and most of them are very similar in premise. Yet KATRA Films set a different standard where they look to present a unique avenue for all types of filmmakers. The creator Geoffrey Guerrero has been pushing the film series since 2012 and it has grown every year since. The festival is based on promoting tolerance, inclusivity, diversity and social justice.

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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.

Lessons Learned from Loose Rocks in the Himalayas

Ever since I was little I had issues with balance – walking into glass doors, walking into people, backing up into poles (on my driving test nonetheless) and the list goes on. All of this to illustrate what a major klutz I am and how often my sight and balance have failed me. Perhaps that is a part of the reason I started hiking a few years back; I needed to prove to myself that I could walk on any terrain without falling or bumping into objects.

Biking the South County Trailway

The South County Trailway is a relatively flat, well maintained trail that was part of the Old Putnam Railway line.  It is one of 4 segments from the train’s path that have been repurposed for public use.  The trail starts at the top of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and continues north for just under 15 miles.