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SAMUEL WAXMAN M.D. RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS JACOBI MEDALLION

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Samuel Waxman, M.D. founder and CEO of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) received the prestigious Jacobi Medallion from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The health system recognized Dr. Waxman and eight others for making significant contributions to medicine in a virtual ceremony.  This prestigious recognition represents Dr. Waxman's dedication to clinical and research excellence, and the trust placed in him by so many throughout his distinguished career as an oncologist, hematologist, research scientist, founder, and CEO of the SWCRF.  In his acceptance speech, Dr. Waxman talked about an early discovery by a virologist at Mount Sinai at the time, who discovered that differentiation therapy could be used to correct a vitamin deficiency related to pernicious anemia.  "That got me so excited I changed my direction from the B12 Folate deficiencies to the belief that we could bring a differentiation therapy to leukemia. That provided new resources and …

PHILANTHROPIST & TV HOST JEAN SHAFIROFF CHAIRS DOMINICAN WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT CENTER "VIRTUAL" GALA

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On Wednesday, October 15,2020, the Dominican Women’s Development Center, the largest independent Dominican founded organization in the United States, held its 32nd Anniversary Gala . This year's event was virtual because of the covid-19 pandemic. Jean Shafiroff , the celebrity philanthropist and TV host, served as chair of the event which featured a special performance by Amara La Negra., Evi Siskos served as emcee of the event. Proceeds from the gala will help fund the center's diverse programs for Latina women and families of the Washington Heights community. During the virtual Gala, Chairwoman Jean Shafiroff praised Rosita Romero, DWDC’s Executive Director, who has given 29 years of service to the Washington Heights community. Mrs. Romero gave a moving speech and spoke about the work of the DWDC during the pandemic. The nights honorees included Sommas Community Care, Gerlin Castillo (banker) and Lucien Echararria, Director - Ministry of Tourism for the Dominic…

WINTER @ SOUTHAMPTONS UNION BURGER BAR & UNION SUSHI & STEAK

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Last Winter, Southampton’s hit restaurant, Union Burger Bar, went through massive renovations and has moved up to the main restaurant and bar, making way for the all new Union Sushi & Steak which is now open as well in Union Burger Bar’s former location. The restaurant continues to offer an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts and an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to continue bringing these culinary offerings to the year-round dining staple of Southampton, NY.  The Burger Bar menu is rich in variety and slathered with flavor. Well-regarded for their fresh Colorado Beef burgers that also are hormone, anti-antibiotic and additive free, the burger bar is dedicated to environmental sustainability. Specials include the Breakfast Burger 8 oz black Angus beef burger with applewood bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese, ha…

NIKKI WALTER-NEMICKAS : CREATING THE MODEL FOR A LIFE OF FITNESS

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Fitness model, sponsored athlete, and Lifestyle Coach Nikki Walter-Nemickas has a strong passion for health and wellness. Nikki is a sponsored athlete, Motivational Speaker, Fitness Model, who travels the country with her daughter Addison, to help change people’s lives through speaking engagements, workshops, their online education efforts, and their company, F…It Companies LLC. (Family, Faith, Fitness, Food, Friends and Fun… All of the F’s rolled into one).  Growing up in a small town in South Dakota, Nikki first started on her journey in healthy living when she discovered her love for running during junior high school. She later became a cheerleader while also attending ballet classes. During this time Nikki learned the importance of strength and conditioning; and knew her goal one day was to compete in and win fitness competitions.  Nikki Walter’s life has not been short on hardships. The first came at the end of Nikki’s junior year in March of 1997 when her father tragically lost hi…

JEAN SHAFIROFF & HENRY BUHL CELEBRATE ROBIN LEACOCK'S SCREENING OF 'A PASSION FOR GIVING'

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Powerhouse philanthropists Jean Shafiroff and Henry Buhl were part of a panel of speakers on hand to celebrate the screening of Robin Melanie Leacock’s documentary “A Passion For Giving” Saturday in Southampton. Jean Shafiroff spoke about the great benefits of giving, her life and the importance of teaching future generations to become philanthropists. Animal activist and actress Missy Hargraves took the stage to introduce the PBS film in which she is featured along with Henry Buhl, Donna Karan, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, Carolina Herrera, MTV founder John Sykes, and RUN DMC’s Darryl McDaniels with cameos by Dan Ackroyd, Richard Branson, Roger Waters, Fran Liebowitz, and President Bill Clinton. Candace Bushnell, along with “The Grandfather of Venture Capitalism, Alan Patricof, legendary concert promoter Ron Delsener, and G.E. Smith of SNL fame showed up.
 Jean made an appearance at a private dinner hosted by Buhl attended by LuAnn de Lesseps, and Pamela O’Connor; then joined other m…

TOP HONORS FOR MVVO AD ART SHOW INSIDE OCULUS @ WORLD TRADE CENTER

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MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, announced that freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer, Anton Pitkänen took Top Honors at AD ART SHOW 2020 receiving a specialty Clio award for excellence in contemporary art and a Creative Immersion Day at NBCUniversal—AD ART SHOW’s presenting sponsor. “I’m getting close to my first decade as an artist and I’ve been filled with joy for the strength and trust I feel toward my artistic voice and how it’s naturally evolving within the process.” Mr. Pitkänen said of his work that can be described as serene and poetic in nature. Jessica Alazraki and David Straange were also AD ART SHOW 2020 Winning Artists, selected by a jury of contemporary art collectors chaired by Laura Skoler, member of the Board of Directors, New Museum, New York. The three winning artists will receive professional art critique sessions to help further their art careers. AD ART SHOW celebrates creativity and the talented artists from advertising. This diverse group of ar…

DINING ON AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE USS BAYLANDER @ WEST HARLEM PIERS

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Manhattan’s most original new outdoor drinks and dining concept has officially docked. The USS Baylander, moored in West Harlem Piers Park at 125th Street, is the world’s smallest aircraft carrier, first serving in the Vietnam War in 1968. Now, after a stint as a helicopter landing trainer in Pensacola, the ship’s crew are slinging drinks to civilians atop its flight deck – or “Steel Beach,” in Naval slang.  “We wanted to create a beer garden-style bar and restaurant on a boat,” said Ian Duke, The Baylander’s owner with partner Michael Trenk. “Then when Covid-19 arrived, we realized that we had one of the largest outdoor spots in Manhattan. The response has been overwhelming.” Open mid-afternoon to evening, The Baylander’s Steel Beach offers beers, frozen drink and classic cocktails with a nautical twist, like its “Port Side Paloma,” “Admiral’s Punch” and “Damn the Torpedoes” (Cazadores reposado tequila, Chacho jalapeño aguardiente, triple sec, fresh lime and blood orange juice). …

ANGELO DAVID SALON FEATURED ON REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK

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The Real Housewives Of New York
Luxury Hair Salon, Angelo David Salon was featured in The Real Housewives of New York (RHONY), which just wrapped its 12th season. In the episode, Luann de Lesseps along with The Fortune Society gave formerly incarcerated women a spa day and makeovers courtesy of Angelo David Pisacreta, owner and creative director of Angelo David Salon. With their new looks, the hope is these women will have a chance to better themselves and feel confident starting their new lives outside of prison.                                                       Angelo David With Luann de Lesseps
  RHONY aired Thursday nights at 9PM EST on Bravo, featuring Dorinda Medley, Leah McSweeney, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Tinsley Mortimer. About Angelo David Salon Located on Madison Avenue, the salon boasts a team of highly trained staff members, who are dedicated to making each client feel welcome and appreciated. Renowned for Couture Hair Extensions, thinning hair …

GABRIELLE'S ANGEL FOUNDATION RELIVES STUDIO 54

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Jean Shafiroff
Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, Kathy Sledge and More Performed; And supporters included Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff.
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation gave donors the chance to relive the Studio 54 days at a Virtual Disco Party.  Guests raised over $1 million to fund critical cancer research as host DJ Cassidy kept them dancing all night. In keeping with the theme of the evening, guests were treated to performances by an incredible lineup of disco legends. Gloria Gaynor had viewers at home singing along to “I Will Survive;” Chaka Khan belted her iconic hits “Ain’t Nobody” and “I Feel For You;” Patti LaBelle had everyone on their feet for her performance of “Lady Marmalade;” Marti Gould Cummings performed “Bad Girl,” and Nile Rodgers and Kathy Sledge had everyone on their feet at the end of the night with “We Are Family.” The evening also featured special appearances by Olivia Newton John, Clive Davis, Pat Cleveland, Star Jones, Ethan Zoh…

RENAISSANCE PROPERTIES BRADLEY FISHEL AND KENNETH FISHEL WITH THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

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Bradley Fishel With Maria Fishel And Kenneth Fishel
Kenneth Fishel, President of Renaissance Properties, and Bradley Fishel, Vice President of Renaissance Properties, hosted an exclusive brokers event on the rooftop of the recently renovated historic commercial space, 632 Broadway, also known as 166 Crosby Street in Noho. The event showcased the building’s renovations for business owners looking for the ideal workspace post COVID-19 pandemic.  Notable attendees included: Kenneth, Bradley and Maria Fishel; Exclusive Leasing Agents JD Cohen and Jarad Winter - Directors Newmark Knight Frank; top brokers Ellie Reiss of Skylight Leasing, Robert Kluge of Current Advisors; Elliot Warren and Jared Sternberg of The Kaufman Organization, Justin Myers & Connor Krup of Lee and Associates, Olliver Petrovic of Savills; Michael Pallas of Cushman and Wakefield, Darrell Handler of Handler Real Estate, Emma Kistler of Newmark Knight Frank, Christian Allen of JLL, Marco Ellman of Ellman Realty Advis…

JEAN SHAFIROFF & GALE A. BREWER IN TIMES SQUARE FOR NYC FASHION WEEK

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New York, NY September 2020 -- Times Square Fashion Week takes the famous Father Duffy Square red stairs and makes history by changing the landscape of #NYFW produced by DCG Media Group & Fashion Mingle.
As the Big Apple is gaining some normalcy day after day, Times Square Fashion Week gave a taste of the new normal in the midst of a global pandemic to the fashion industry and brought a glimmer of hope to fashion insiders, designers and vips to heart of New York City, Featuring seven talented designers on deck, as well as key sponsors, key-note speakers, and other creatives artist, this event was a slam dunk on how moving fashion forward is done.
Times Square Fashion Week’s is on it’s second year debut, the objective was to move fashion forward by spreading the word globally and locally and making sure the message is #fashion New York strong.

During New York Fashion Week, many designers are doing LIVE Stream Virtual Shows showcasing their collections. Times Square Fashion Wee…

SILENT DISCO SANCTUARY AT SOUTHAMPTON SOCIAL CLUB

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Hamptons Southampton Social Club is toasting a major milestone, despite the unusual circumstances created by Covid-19. This year marks the big 1-0 for the perennially cool bar and restaurant located at 256 Elm Street. Now, to celebrate a decade of good times, owner Ian Duke says that he has transformed the club into an outdoor sanctuary.    “We’ve created an oasis that allows people to escape and have a little normalcy in the lives for an evening,” says Ian Duke, who also owns Southampton favorites Union Burger Bar and the new Union Sushi & Steak, as well as The Baylander, Prohibition and Lucky’s Famous Burgers in Manhattan. “We have an absolutely enormous outdoor space and we have all the safety features in place.”  The Southampton Social Club is still serving up its full menu of fresh sushi, seafood and steaks on its new synthetically turfed, high-heel-friendly lawn, which boasts room to seat 200 people while respecting social distancing protocols. “Very fortunately, Southampton…

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER @ CAPRI HOTEL

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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a special fundraiser for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) at NAIA Restaurant at the Capri Hotel in Southampton, NY. The intimate affair was held to celebrate the community’s animal shelter and all their hard work for homeless animals. The funds raised from the event along with SASF’s Match Your Gift program, was a much need boost for the foundation as their annual Unconditional Love Gala was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event raised $40,150 which will be matched by the shelter’s Match Your Gift program to total $80,300.
Notable attendees included: host Jean Shafiroff; Junior Chairs: Katie McEntee, and Nathania Nisonson; committee members Antonella Bertello, Kingsley Crawford, Missy Hargraves, and Randi Schatz,; board members Beau Hulse, Cliff and Raya Knight, Martin Shafiroff, John Bradham, and Sean Deneny; guests Ingrid Arneberg, Pamela Dove, Jesse Smith, Mar and William Morosse, Adela Nino, Lieba Nesis, Nicole Salam…

NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN JIMMY VAN BRAMER MUST RESIGN -- ALLOWS CRIME TO GET OUT OF HAND IN HUNTERS POINT SOUTH PARK

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This is Jimmy Van Bramer's statement a couple of weeks ago. I did not have time to address, because the residents here are busy doing the jobs of the NYPD and Jimmy Van Bramer who has refused to address these issues for years now.
Jimmy Van Bramer AKA Lamer Bramer seems to think that only rich people live here. What would he know anyway, he never took the time to address our community unless there were TV Cameras here. For many years we have been complaining to Lamer Bramer. He has refused to listen, he has refused to engage the NYPD 108th and make them do their job and our concerns about crime have been ignored.
The fact is we hired security to do the job of the NYPD who is not even on a slowdown, they are on a complete work stoppage around here. Fires in the park regularly, fireworks going off every night, even after the 4th of July. Litter and broken glass everywhere, graffiti placed all over the neighborhood every night. The nerve for Lamer Bramer to act like this was a bunch of…

FRANCESCA AGOSTINELLI HELPS WOMEN VIRTUALLY DURING PANDEMIC

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Dynamic, forward thinking businesswoman and mother, Francesca Agostinelli, has not let the coronavirus pandemic stop the global community she co-founded, NetworkHER, from reaching out to its many members. Becoming an expert in Zooming, the inspiring organization moved to a virtual platform, and has had several well-attended events. "The needs of professional women don't expire because of social distancing," said Agostinelli.
Announcing plans to expand the group's outreach, NetworkHER is now forming “Her Foundation," which will seek to amplify support of professional women and attract institutional and business community impact for their efforts. Despite the global lockdown, Mrs. Agostinelli has attracted several equally accomplished women to her network... albeit virtually. She says,“ the pandemic has created an opportunity for us to assert our leadership skills in the virtual workplace while also managing busy households in this very uncertain climate of the l…

LIC LANDING IN HUNTERS POINT SOUTH IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR FOOD AND DRINKS WITH STUNNING NYC SUNSETS

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One of the secret gems of New York City is LIC Landing in Hunters Point South Park for sunsets of Manhattan to die for.

Under new owners, Manager Helen Proffes has concentrated on quality food, not what you would expect from a snack bar in a NYC Park. The menu is extensive and includes Grilled Chicken Wrap along with a Sweet And Spicy Chicken Wrap. The Landing Burger with cheese fries is to die for. We give rave reviews to the Falafel Wrap with green Tzatziki sauce. The Landing Pizza can be anything fro a Meatlovers to a Veggie Lovers. There is a complete children's menu as well Beer and Wine for the adults. 
This is also the location most years for the Macy's 4th of July celebration because nothing beats the view here. Take a 3 minute ride from Manhattan on NYC Ferry from many locations around the city. It will be worth the trip!
Photos Courtesy Of  LIC Landing