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VANDALISM RAMPANT IN HUNTERS POINT SOUTH

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Living in a new community is hard. Living next to a brand new park is even harder because everyone wants the view of Manhattan. 

This all comes with a price. Vandalism. The park is supposed to close at 10 pm, but the parks department refuses to enforce the rule. Every morning we find graffiti, broken bottles and some times even syringes. There was a rape by the Pepsi sign, someone tried to steal a child from a nanny last summer, which she did not report as she was illegal. A body washed up on the shores last week and for months now cars have been broken into up and down 50th street and 54th street as well as 2nd street. Today is was a horror while I went to walk my dog Stitch on 54th street, 6 cars smashed into.





I met with the Captain of the 108th Ralph Forgione around a month ago on the problems in the park and the problems with the park being allowed to stay open after the closing time. I also met with Luis Diaz from community affairs and they made several promises as to what they …

JEAN SHAFIROFF FASHION STUNNER @ EL MUSEO GALA

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Celebrity Philanthropist , Jean Shafiroff, Stuned the Crowd recently in a Couture Yellow Ballgown by Victor dE Souzi at the El Museo del Barrio




Glamorous celebrity philanthropist Jean Shafiroff made a striking entrance in a bright yellow couture ballgown designed by Victor dE Souza at the El Museo del Barrio Gala at the Plaza Hotel. The couture gown was fit for any museum exhibit, and Ms. Shafiroff wore it regally. 


El Museo del Barrio is New York’s leading Latino cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. To learn more about El Museo del Barrio and its exhibits and programs go to www.elmuseo.org.



Photos By: BFA Photography 

NEWSWHISTLE INTERVIEWS EMMY WINNER RITA COSBY

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In NewsWhistle’s weekly question-and-answer series, Clara Morgan speaks with some of her favorite influences and finds out more about their lives and careers. This week, Clara speaks with Rita Cosby, multiple Emmy-winning TV host, radio star, and best-selling author. You can read the great interview HERE.

EMERAUDE TOUBIA HOSTS #WEAREORGULLOSA EVENT

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Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” Star Emeraude Toubia hosted P&G’s #WeAreOrgullosa Beauty Event at Penthouse 45 in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KEVIN SPACEY OUT AND ABOUT IN NEW YORK CITY

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Kevin Spacey was all smiles when he arrived at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City the other day.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

NICKI MINAJ TRAVELS AT LAX INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Nicki Minaj was spotted at LAX  International Airport in Los Angeles, California the other day. We just love her outfit, pure travel fashion.

Photo By: John Misa/MediaPunch

JIMMY FALLON & KATIE COURIC @ SERIOUS FUN GALA

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Jimmy Fallon and Katie Couric were photographed at the 2017 SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala at PIER SIXTY at Chelsea Piers the other day in New York City.

Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

SHAFIROFF'S HOST AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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Kick Off Party for the

21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball 2017

Photos By: Anne Watt And Patrick McMullan
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Philanthropist, author, former honoree, and co-chair of the upcoming gala Jean Shafiroff, along with her husband Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail party in support of the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. The kickoff event was held at the Shafiroff’s stylish New York City residence where more than 100 guests and well-wishers gathered for cocktails, showing their commitment to heart health and the work of the Association. The upcoming gala will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY.






Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbara Poliwoda, Drs. Ralph and Lori Mosca, Sharon Bush, Ava Roosevelt, Margo Langenberg, Tas and Amir Dossal, Randi Schatz, Maggie Norris, Chiu-Ti Jensen, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Victor dE Souza, Catherine Sabino, Natalie Ross and Ray Bouderau.







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YELLOW FASHION @ LOWER EASTSIDE GIRLS CLUB

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YELLOW GIRLS: Rosario Dawson was honored at the Lower Eastside Girls Club "Spring Fling" at The Bowery Terrace last night in New York City. Daphne Rubin-Vega also looked stunning and in fashion.


Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

ZACHARY QUINTO LIGHTS EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

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Zachary Quinto lights the Empire State Building in recognition of AIDS WALK NEW YORK the other evening in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JENNIFER GARNER IN FASHION IN NEW YORK CITY

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Jennifer Garner looked stunning as she arrived for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the other day in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/Media Punch

JANE KRAKOWSKI HOSTS GREY CENTENNIAL GALA

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Jane Krakowski hosted the Grey Centennial Gala at Madison Square Park in NYC the other day and looked stunning.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

BESTSELLING DR. IAN SMITH'S 'BLAST THE SUGAR OUT'

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Dr. Ian Smith, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling SHRED diet books, is taking on our addiction to sugar. In the United States, an estimated 29.1 million people have diabetes, and an astounding 86 million people are pre-diabetic—on the verge of true diabetes--while the numbers have been increasing each year. The average American consumes 156 pounds of sugar each year, which is equivalent to 31 five-pound bags that you purchase at the grocery store. Nearly 66 pounds of each American’s consumption comes in the form of added sugars.


But Dr. Ian is here to help with BLAST THE SUGAR OUT! - the ultimate guide to eating well—and frequently—while dieting or making a lifestyle change to feel better and reduce added sugars in your diet. “In just five weeks,” Dr. Ian says, “you can take your life back and regain control of your health destiny. Get the sugar out and put the life back in.”



BLAST THE SUGAR OUT! is designed to help those who are pre-diabetic, diabetic, or anyone who s…

PEOPLE EN ESPANOL'S 50 MOST BEAUTIFUL GALA

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El Dasa along with Thalia and Carmen Villalobos attended People en Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful Gala 2017 at Espace last night in New York City.

Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KELSEA BALLERINI @ LONDON'S UNDER THE BRIDGE

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Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, ­­2017) – Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini made her wildly successful UK debut last week when she performed a SOLD OUT headlining concert at London’s hip UNDER THE BRIDGE nightclub, charmed viewers during several TV appearances and even popped in to chat with Steve Wright at BBC Radio 2, further showing strong international appeal that will propel the star toward new horizons this year.


Having already captured American hearts with her graceful, sincere and fun-loving brand of modern country music, Sony Music Commercial Group in conjunction with Black River Entertainment hosted the record-breaking singer/songwriter in support of the UK release of her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME. This special UK edition features four bonus acoustic tracks along with her lead UK single, “XO” (Ballerini / Gravitt / O’Brien), now spinning on BBC Radio 2.


Kicking the week off with a packed showcase in front of the UK’s finest in media, streaming, tel…

GALA CELEBRATING TRAILBLAZING LATINA LEADERS

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Gina Rodriguez and Rita Moreno were photographed at Ballet Hispanico 2017 Carnaval Gala Celebrating Trailblazing Latina Leaders honoring Rita Moreno and Nina Vaca at The Plaza Hotel yesterday in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JBFCS RAISES RECORD 1.8 MILLION AT PLAZA GALA

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**** HIGH SOCIETY ****





The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) held its annual Spring benefit on recently at the Plaza Hotel. For more than 140 years the Board has been helping New Yorkers with mental illness, chemical dependencies, and special needs. The evening was sold-out with more than 400 people attending and more than $1.8 million raised-a record for this organization.




The nights  honorees were Mark H. Rachesky and Beacon Health Options who were both given The Schiff Community Impact Award and Jodi Schwartz who received the Madeleine Borg Lifetime Service Award. Dr. Rachesky is President of MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York based private equity firm he founded in 1996. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lionsgate Entertainment. Alice Tisch, President of the Board of Trustees, joked that everyone talks about how fortunate Rachesky is. She and Rachesky had an ongoing rapport with Rachesky recounting being at a business luncheo…

DONNA KARAN & VICTORIA SILVSTEDT @ PINK PARTY

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Donna Karan and Victoria Silvstedt were photographed at the Breast Cancer Research's The Hot Pink Party Friday night in New York City.


Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

CHICA LAS VEGAS GRAND OPENING @ VENETIAN

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Cody Allen Christian and Randy Jackson were photographed at the Chica Las Vegas Grand Opening at The Venetian Las Vegas. Chef Lorena Garcia was all smiles for the cameras. Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous Star Robin Leach was also there.


Photos By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

GODFATHER STAR GIANNI RUSSO & ERIC TRAUB SING

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Manhattan - Famed actor/singer Gianni Russo, best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather, had a surprise guest during his singing performance on Wednesday night at the swanky midtown restaurant and lounge Beautique. Russo, who is a favorite regular at the venue, invited 15-year-old Eric Traub of Woodcliff Lake, NJ to be part of his show. Traub, an aspiring young singer, sang Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” and Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”. Although only a freshman in High School, the young Traub impressed the adult crowd with his rendition of the classic songs and received a standing ovation from the packed house.

JENNA DEWAN TATUM IN NYC SUMMER FASHION MODE

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Jenna Dewan Tatum was spotted in a bright summer dress in New York City today. This star really knows her fashion!

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS ANNUAL TASTE OF HOPE

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**** American Cancer Society Fete In New York City
 Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****








Philanthropist, humanitarian, author and the past honoree Jean Shafiroff served as a glamorous host committee member of the American Cancer Society’s 12th Annual Taste of Hope the other evening, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. Jean Shafiroff wore a bright pink Oscar De La Renta gown with long opera length gloves – in a Jackie O style.


Other members of Volunteer Host committee included Chef Dale Talde, David Alan Basche, Chef David Burke, Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, Melanie McManus, Drew Nieporent and Alysia Reiner.


Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Chef Aarón Sánchez, Miri Torres, Mark D. Friedman, Jamie Koff, Chris Wragge, Danny Burstein, Victor de Souza, Roger Friedman, Chef Michael Ferraro, Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, Melanie McManus, Drew Nieporent and Richard Rosenthal.




Event Co-Chairs Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff volunteered for 9 months to produce this signature culinary, wine, …

AL ROKER & GRACE VANDERWAAL @ SONY NYC

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Singer-Songwriter  Grace VanderWaal was pure summer fashion at the Astronauts Wanted and Rumble Yard Joint 2017 New Front Presentation at SONY Headquarters the other day in New York City. Famed TV legend Al Roker was also spotted and all smiles for the cameras.


Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

LUKE HEMSWORTH AND OLD SPICE @ BARBERSHOP

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Actor Luke Hemsworth and Celebrity Groomer Benjamin Thigpen joined Old Spice to teach guys how to achieve a “Hair” of confidence with the grooming brand's line-up of hair styling products and shampoos, including new Swagger Gel, at Made Man Barbershop in New York City yesterday.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KHLOE KARDASHIAN IN FASHION IN XO CAMOUFLAGE

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Khloe Kardashian was in fashion at LAX wearing XO camouflage outfit in Los Angeles, California yesterday.


Photo By: John Misa/MediaPunch

MICHELLE PFEIFFER @ WIZARD OF LIES PREMIERE

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Michelle Pfeiffer was photographed as she arrived to the THE WIZARD OF  LIES Premiere at MoMA yesterday in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JERRY SPRINGER MAKES STATEMENT ON HEALTHCARE

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**** Jerry Springer’s Statement on the AHCA Healthcare Bill Passing The House ****





May 4th will likely not be remembered as much as 9/11… and yet, what Congress did last Thursday will end up killing many more Americans than Osama bin Laden ever did.


With millions and millions of people facing the reality of being dropped from insurance plans (unless the Senate defeats this bill), does anyone seriously believe that only 3000 Americans will die because they couldn’t afford a doctor, or a treatment, or medicine or a hospital?


This cruel and utterly insensitive attack on middle and low-income Americans is an act of war… no less deadly and unconscionable, simply because the perpetrators of this legislative violence happen to be wealthy white men who reside in Washington.


The picture of Republican Congressmen gathering on the White House lawn smiling, laughing, clapping and cheering what they just did is, frankly, chillingly disgusting and reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s “Let them eat cake!…

JEAN SHAFIROFF & FERN MALLIS @ TEFAF ART FAIR

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Society philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, and fashion guru, Fern Mallis, were spotted recently at the opening of TEFAF 's New York Spring Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. The opening party was in support of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In keeping with the theme of this Spring's "pink fashion fixation", Ms. Shafiroff wore a bright pink vinyl Courreges jacket. She paired it with a neon lime green skirt by J.Crew and matching neon lime green Christian Louboutin platform pumps.



Photo Courtesy Of - Billy Farrell Agency