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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). …