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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 


JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF @ SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL FOUNDATION HOSTED BY ROBERT S. CHANLONER & ACTOR LIEV SCHRIBER

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Monday, August 31,2020, Southampton, N.Y. - Joey Wölffer, Donna Karan, Gabby de Felice, Jean Shafiroff, Jim and Hollis Forbes (Southampton Hospital Association Trustee) and over 400 other guests helped the Southampton Hospital Foundation raise over $750,000 for the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH) while observing COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, thanks to multiple micro-galas held all over the East End on Saturday, August 1, 2020. All the mini events were linked together through a virtual toast hosted by Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer for SBSH and award-winning actor, Liev Schrieber.

Commenting Chaloner, SBSH says, “Our Summer Party is one of the key celebrations of the Hamptons social scene which takes 11 months to plan. I’m delighted our team was able to create a completely new event, in a matter of a few weeks, amid the Covid crisis. With all the significant Covid expenses, we need these funds more than ever to support our 24/7 x 365 days a year Jenn…

THE DOCTORS REVEALS NEW FORMAT AND HOST DR. IAN SMITH FOR SEASON 13

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Los Angeles, CA – The Emmy Award-winning series THE DOCTORS today announces it will debut a new format and host when it premieres its 13th season on September 21. Dr. Ian Smith, best-selling author and trusted medical expert, steps in as host as the series moves to a new state-of-the-art studio to deliver even more timely and reliable breaking medical news and trusted information.
THE DOCTORS will launch the theme “Take Your Power Back,” designed to empower viewers to break through the fear and uncertainty of current times. The season-long series will provide ongoing tips and solutions to get Americans into fighting shape physically, mentally and emotionally.
“This is an unprecedented time, and people are looking for the latest in updates delivered in an easy to understand format, and THE DOCTORS is the perfect place to help us all take control of our lives,” said Dr. Ian Smith. “Helping people learn how to be the best versions of themselves is a personal passion of mine, and I am exc…

MVVO ARE AD ART SHOW 2020 @ OCULUS NEW YORK

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MvVO ART presents AD ART SHOW 2020, September 1 to 30, 2020, at the Oculus in the Westfield World Trade Center in New York and online on the Artsy gallery platform. MvVO ART, the creator of AD ART SHOW, with the ongoing support of presenting sponsor NBCUniversal and in partnership with Westfield World Trade Center, will open this all-digital, month-long, contemporary art show with a virtual opening by Bravo’s Project Runway Judge, Brandon Maxwell on September 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST on the MvVO ART website. RSVP for the virtual opening here.
During this virtual opening and tour of the show, the 2020 winning artist will be announced and will receive a creative immersion day at NBCUniversal, expert art curation consultations, and a specialty Clio Award.
AD ART SHOW, now in its third year, features artwork by the artists of advertising—artists following in the footsteps of Warhol, Haring, Rockwell, Magritte and many famous names in Art who worked in advertising and related fields.
Thi…

ANNUAL HAMPTONS HAPPENING FOR SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER

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One of the Hamptons most popular summer charity events, the 16th Annual Hamptons Happening, went virtual this year with a concert featuring a medley of rock and pop performances by some of today’s favorite enduring and emerging artists. The charity concert benefitted the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), and its cutting-edge research targeting the abnormal gene functions that cause cancer.

The performer lineup included popstars Sophie Beem, Caly Bevier, and Rufus Wainwright, who returned to the Hamptons Happening from prior-year performances. From her home, Beem performed “Petty,” her new single released the day before. Also performing were Grammy-Award nominated pop star, Sophie B. Hawkins, Constantine Maroulis, the Tony-nominated star of Rock of Ages on Broadway, and Steven Reineke, musical director and conductor of the New York Pops. The award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix performed “Dreams.” The artists performed from their homes, which has become the norm…

HUNTERS POINT SOUTH RESIDENTS TO HIRE PRIVATE SECURITY BECAUSE NYPD 108TH REFUSES TO POLICE

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Hunters Point South Park residents have started a GOFUNDME page to hire private security for our waterfront. The NYPD 108th have refused to enforce any law, they have refused to engage any criminal activity leaving residents with no options but to hire our own security.
We have been terrorized this year almost every night. Drag racing in our streets, open drinking and drug use, raves being thrown in our park and the organizers try to charge residents to go into our own park. We have begged and pleaded with the NYPD 108th station house, we call 911, we beg and they just refuse to do their job. When we call 911, 2 minutes later we get a text saying they responded and no action needed, this while we sit there and wait for them. The 108th are filing false response reports which is a crime. Yes, they are doing this.
We flag cops down on the rare occasion we see them in the neighborhood and we point out crimes happening and they back up, turn around and go the other way. All this when the …

WHY DOES AMAZON CONTINUE TO USE FEDEX?

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I am really getting tired of Amazon and other stores using Fedex. Packages are lost over and over again and it really is not right.
Fedex has lost everything from whole beds we ordered to just a coffee pot. We watch things being tracked and bam, they disappear from tracking and are gone forever. We have to take the time to call Amazon or the store where we ordered, we spend hours on hold on the phone and it is just not right. When things are not lost, we watch tracking from one part of the country to another than back to other parts of the country. We wait and wait, my son gets upset and the aggravation makes me just want to go down the street and buy it there. We live in NYC and can get anything, sometimes I wonder why we even order online. 
Fedex needs to change. Thousands of complaints online just the past week. How can whole beds just disappear, how can so many packages get lost and how can so much energy be used to send packages all over the country? A recent Box Spring order al…

BELLA MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL HAMPTONS COVER LUNCH

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Coveted hotspot Southampton Social Club shined in yellow for BELLA Magazine’s 8th Annual Hamptons Cover Lunch honoring its Summer issue. This year the event boasted a twist of yellow to honor its new name, The Festival of Hope.

The socially distanced + intimate affair was hosted by Vanessa Coppes (BELLA’s Owner, CEO + Editor-in-Chief) and her husband Joshua Coppes. In attendance were Holly Daniels Christensen (Dune Jewelry Founder), Elizabeth Sutton (Designer & Visual Artist), Aaron Paul (Musician), Ian Duke (Southampton Social Club Owner), and Leesa Rowland (Actress & Philanthropist), among BELLA team members and friends, following strict small group gathering mandates.
Guest sipped on Prosecco DOC, Volley, Maison Marcel, and 1907water. Additional sponsors included Dune Jewelry, ETTWomen and DJ Spin Diesel.

About Bella Magazine
BELLA Magazine is a national subscription- and newsstand-based lifestyle publication offering a curated guide to fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy…

CHELSEA'S MY DARLING IVY OPEN AGAIN FOR BUSINESS

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Tearing hair out over botched home cuts and dye jobs? Dreaming about the day when you can go back to the salon?
Worry no more. My Darling Ivy, the hotter-than-tongs Chelsea salon owned by Manny Rolon, Mark Bustos and VJ Moscaritola, is again open for business.
“The days of talking to yourself in the mirror as if you are your own client, while you attempt to color or cut your hair are safely coming to an end,” says VJ.
“Women are thirsting for a return to glamour,” explains Manny, New York City’s stylist du jour, “but after months of being cooped up inside, they’re seeking a new elegance—unstudied and unfussy, but always effortlessly chic.”
Of course, a lot of effort goes into looking effortless. Whether it’s correcting the self-inflicted wounds of quarantine or adding life and luster to dull hair, landing on a new everyday look, or choosing a style for a special event, Manny and his team go over every detail with a fine toothcomb.
According to Manny, having been caught off-guard thes…

MODERN TAKE @ UNION SUSHI AND STEAK IN SOUTHAMPTON

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After months indoors, the Hamptons are getting the perfect spot to blow off steam. This summer, Ian Duke and partner David Hilty, the owners of the ever-popular Southampton Social Club and Union Burger Bar, are unveiling the East End’s hottest new dining destination: Union Sushi and Steak, a modern take on the steakhouses of old.
Situated in the historic Bowden Square property that formerly housed the famous Herb McArthy's, Union Sushi & Steak manages to blend all of the warmth of a local village pub and the energy of a supper club from the days of old. The cuisine is brought to us by award-winning Chef's Scott Kampf and Marc Fasciana of varied fame and tenures. The French American inspired menu features Dry aged steaks that are courtesy of Niman Ranch in Colorado and the assorted fresh sushi and sashimi menu is both enticing and inventive.
“We created Union Sushi & Steak because it’s what the people of Southampton are asking for,” Duke said. “Southampton has no ye…