Are you planning to undergo some nipping and tucking in 2011? Make sure you chose a competent surgeon and, most importantly, that you're communicating effectively. In response to the potential for doctor-patient miscommunication, Dr. Lloyd Landsman, a Long Island-based cosmetic surgeon, has created a simple but extraordinarily effective method of ensuring that both he and a patient seeking breast augmentation are on the same page.
The problem that most often arises, he says, is that for two people, cup sizes can mean different things to different people. And while some surgeons use graphics to render 3D images of a patients projected "after," these images aren't visceral.
Dr. Landsman's solution: filling nylon bags with rice (measured accordingly to the size implant a patient will need). After the patient puts these bags in her bra, they conform to the contours of her natural breasts and provide an extremely accurate approximation of how she w…
Arriving in a wreathed police car with sirens wailing, Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association President Jeff Frayler assumed the role of Santa Claus and, with the help of other Suffolk County police officers, distributed toys and other gifts to over 100 children with physical or mental disabilities. The event, called the Bob Krauss Memorial Children's Christmas Party, has been occurring annually for over 20 years and benefits special-needs kids in Suffolk County. After Santa personally delivered gifts to each of the children, the families enjoyed a catered lunch.
**** KATHY POSNER LASHES OUT AT NYC TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION ALL THE WAY FROM CHICAGO. AND WE HELP HER! ****
Mike Bloomberg With NYC Taxi
It seems that in every futuristic movie produced, all the characters are wearing unitards. Since we have not arrived at the year 2050 yet, companies are dealing with today's fashions in their own way.
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering making changes in the dress code for cab drivers. The revised code is expected to be approved at a public hearing next month. Currently, tube shirts, tank tops, opened toed sandals and bathing trunks are among the banned articles of clothing and sartorial scofflaws face a $25 fine. Why is this seemingly boring information so interesting? Read on!
According to the New York City Taxi Fact Book ,NYC cabbies,42,000 of them, transport 700,000 passengers per day. During a year’s time that means 25,550,000 people ride in a taxi. In the last 14 years, inspectors wrote just 46 tickets for dress co…
John And Margo Catsimatidis With Rita Cosby, Jean Shafiroff And Tomaczek Bednarek
The Festive Party
Rita Cosby With James Edstrom
Francine LeFrak With Jean Shafiroff,Tomaczek Bednarek, Marek Skulimowski, Sara Herbert Galloway, Margo Catsimatidis And Rita Cosby
Just before heading off with her family for a holiday in South Beach, much loved philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted an elegant Holiday luncheon to celebrate the birthdays of two of her dear friends - author and broadcast journalist Rita Cosby and PR guru Edward Callaghan in a posh private dining club overlooking the city.
Sipping bubbly while admiring the sweeping view of Central Park were Francine LeFrak, Margo & John Catsimatidis, Donna Soloway, Sara Herbert Galloway, Lorraine Cancro, Pernilla Avital., TimesSquareGossip.com’s James Edstrom, marketer Ian Miller and partner “W”, society scribe Tom Gates, syndicated columnist &am…
VAN EATON AT PALM WEST –Last week we spotted Apple Records’ Lon Van Eaton at the Palm West on 50th street, dining with Robert Funaro from HBO’s The Sopranos. Lon’s song (with his brother Derek) “Sweet Music” appears on the just-out Apple compilation Come And Get It. Apple Records of course, was the record label started in the early 70’s by The Beatles. All their releases (45’s and albums) were original available only on vinyl, so this set is the first ever collection available on CD. It’s great to hear such tracks as “Those Were The Days” from Mary Hopkin; “Day After Day” from Badfinger; and, the terrific “That’s The Way God Planned It” from Billy Preston. He’s also represented by the song “My Sweet Lord” that shows him to be a terrific stylist and performer; check out his riveting performance on the live-DVD version of The Concert For Bangla Desh (August 1, 1971). Sad that Preston, who passed away in 2006 at age 59, achieved some notoriety, but ne…
From seasoned connoisseurs to less-in-the-know patrons in search of a fine wine to pair with their dish, making a selection from the lengthy, leather-bound traditional wine list may often prove to be a daunting task for restaurant patrons. Enter SmartCellarsm. The brainchild of transaction services company, Incentient, LLC, SmartCellarsm has developed a unique approach to displaying a wine list, which has attracted the likes of such Celebrity Chefs and Restaurateurs as Todd English (Olives in New York City), Wolfgang Puck (Cut in Las Vegas, NV), Gordon Ramsey (Claridge’s in London), just to name a few. Tony May’s SD26 in New York City was the first to employ the exciting software; most recently, SmartCellarsm began working with 360 Restaurant at The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.
Rather than the traditional printed list, SmartCellarsm is a fully customizable software for the Apple iPad® that displays the complete wine and cocktail menus, featuring up-to-date detailed descri…
The Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook held a Holiday Reception and Business Networking Event to celebrate the grand opening of its newest art gallery exhibit. A couple hundred business leaders turned out to have the first look at the exhibit. John Tsunis, the hotel's owner, served as the evening's host.
The Holiday Inn Express is the only hotel on Long Island to feature an art gallery in its lobby. The first exhibit opened in October, with over 500 business, community and civic leaders attending the grand unveiling. The new exhibit showcases the work of Smithtown's Ruth Johnson and Centereach's Rita Swanteson. The art, which depicts landscapes and iconic buildings on Long Island, will be viewed and available for purchase by the tens of thousands of guests who visit the hotel each year.
The event was sponsored by Emma's Deity, a new brand of certified organic, kosher and decaffeinated tea, with two beautiful Deity Girls on hand for the …
Everyone loves a man in uniform, and tonight the women of NYC will be coming out in droves to meet the hottest ones, as New York City's sexiest firefighters will be strutting their stuff for over 200 fans. The 2011 New York City Firefighters Calendar Unveiling Reception will take place on Wednesday, December 29th from 6-9 PM to benefit the City Burn Center at Spa Martier, located at 1014 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets) in Manhattan. New York's hottest and bravest firemen, each representing one month of the year, will be signing copies of the Official 2011 New York City Firefighters Calendar.
Martier is a high end boutique, full-service spa and café with two expansive floors. They organized the calendar launch reception to assist in raising funds for the FDNY and City Burn Center. There will be complimentary spa treatments given at the celebration.
Good morning, students. Today we will discuss the economic law of supply and demand (S&D) and correlate that to whether admission should be charged at The Taste of Chicago.
The theory of S&D is very easy to understand. It is an economic model that determines that the price of something in a competitive market will vary until it reaches the point where the quantity demanded by consumers, at a particular price point, will equal the quantity supplied by the producer at that same price. That results in economic equilibrium.
The four basic laws of supply and demand are:
( source:Microeconomics By Besanko & Braeutigam)
1. If demand increases and supply remains unchanged then higher equilibrium price and unchanged quantity.
2. If demand decreases and supply remains the same then lower equilibrium price and unchanged quantity.
3. If supply increases and demand remains unchanged then lower equilibrium price and higher quantity.
TEENA REMEMBERED – Along with the joy of the Holidays always comes some bad: R&B wunderkind Teena Marie (aka Christine Marie Brockert) passed over the weekend due to a grand mal seizure. Known as The Ivory Queen of Soul Marie, she was 54 and has left a lasting influence on many of today’s contemporary artists. R&B songwriting duo Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, said in a statement, “We’re shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Teena Marie. She was one of the most memorable, soulful and unique R&B vocalists to come out of Motown. We send our condolences to Teena’s family, the entire Motown family and of course, our dear friend Berry Gordy.” Though Marie was white, she was fully revered and fully immersed herself in black culture and in turn was respected and adored by black audiences, not only for her immense soulful talents, but for her inner soul as well. “Overall my race hasn’t been a problem; I’m a Black artist with White ski…
Laura Croft along with Recycled Percussion, Angel Porrino, Terry Fator, Taylor Makakoa, Criss Angel, Sisqo, Paul Shortino, Ron Jeremy and many more celebrities attended Carrot Top's 5th anniversary celebration at the Luxor in Las Vegas, Nevada.