Thursday, March 08, 2018


Rick's Cabaret NYC

As a pubic service announcement Rick's Cabaret New York Girls remind you to Spring Forward your clocks this weekend!

At 2:00 am on March 11, 2018, Americans will turn their clocks ahead one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time.

“Don't forget, 2 am, March 11th,” purred Vanessa, who dances at the world famous Rick's Cabaret New York gentlemen's club. “Here's a photo to help you remember. Everybody Spring Forward!”

Rick's Cabaret New York
50 West 33rd Street

*** Over 100 Showgirls Daily
*** Three Floors of Luxury
*** VIP Private Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes
*** Full Menu Steakhouse, Open Late
*** Roof Deck Cigar Lounge and Garden
*** Businessmen's Lunch Special
*** Weekend Brunch
*** RICK:NASDAQ Listed

Rick's Cabaret is well known for its beautiful exotic dancers, luxurious setting, gourmet restaurant and warm hospitality. It is the club of choice for an upscale clientele including Wall Street bankers and brokers, numerous celebrities, and pro athletes from all the major sports.


Megan Boone

Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez and Megan Boone wore spring colors here in New York City, even know we are fighting snow storms. But the stars were all smiles at the NBC 2018 NEW YORK MID SEASON PRESS DAY at the Four Seasons Hotel today New York City.


Donald Trump Does Not Hear America

Washington, DC – The news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing the state of California over several pro-immigrant policies is just the latest reminder that the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants is more about stoking a culture war, setting up political attack ads, and sowing fear than advancing public safety.

The lawsuit from the Trump/Sessions Department of Justice is both chilling and unsurprising, highlighting that one of the few consistent policy visions embraced by the Trump Administration is its gratuitously cruel war on immigrants.

According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are waging a war on immigrants in America, seeking to turbocharge deportations and bully states and communities that prioritize public safety and welcoming immigrants over colluding with Trump’s deportation force.”

As California Attorney General Xavier Becerra emphasized in reaction to the news of the lawsuit, “Our state officials work in concert with federal officials every day. We have no intention changing that here in California. But what we won’t do is stop being focused on public safety. We’re in the business of public safety, not deportation.”

The DOJ lawsuit fits neatly alongside the actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2017, ICE arrests of immigrants without criminal records surged 171% compared to 2016. Trump’s immigration enforcement targets include immigrants reporting as witnesses at courthouses, those showing up at USCIS appointments seeking to adjust their status, advocates who are targeted in acts of political retaliation, and the deportation of long-settled heads of American families. These efforts trample on American values and set back public safety - as San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said, ICE’s presence in courthouses is “very shortsighted … the chilling impact that has on an entire community is devastating.”

Follow Frank Sharry and America’s Voice on Twitter: @FrankSharry and @AmericasVoice

America's Voice – Harnessing the power of American voices and American values to win common sense immigration reform. Visit HERE for more info.



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Master Of Ceremonies Jean Shafiroff

Wendy Wade With Nancy Houghton

Jeri Powell
Philanthropist and Author Jean Shafiroff Served as Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening at the 66th Annual New York Junior League Winter Ball at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The evening also featured an awards presentation by New York Junior League (NYJL) President Suzanne E. Manning, who presented the NYJL Outstanding Sustainer Award to Nancy Houghton and Wendy Wade, and the NYJL Outstanding Volunteer Award to Mary Catherine Burdine, Katie Cook, Nicole Ferrin, Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone, and Kim Essency Pillari. The Riviera Romance themed fundraiser raised more than $530,000 for NYJL Charitable Activities.

Jean Shafiroff With Jessica DeSantes, Jeri Powell And Ashley Ma

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist, Author and 2018 Winter Ball Master of Ceremonies; Suzanne E. Manning, President, New York Junior League; Kim Essency Pillari; Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone; Nicole Ferrin; Katie Cook; Mary Catherine Burdine; Wendy Wade; and Nancy Houghton.

Jean Shafiroff With Suzanne Manning

Natalie & Eric Ross With Dr. Penny Grant

Mary Catherine Burdine
The Winter Ball was attended by more than 600 guests. Proceeds help support the charitable works of the NYJL. The NYJL has been helping build a brighter tomorrow for children and families in New York City since 1901. Today, the NYJL is more than 2,800 volunteers strong and provides more than 250,000 hours of service to the community each year. The NYJL seeks to strengthen the health and well-being of the children and families of New York through five distinct program areas—Adult Education & Mentoring, Child Health & Welfare, Children’s Education, City Impact, and Culture & the Arts.


Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work, she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, and is an Ambassador for the American Humane Society.

Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, Hello, Hola, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, Huffington Post, among others.

Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is well-known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women's Foundation and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Jean is often a guest speaker on TV and radio shows throughout the country. The subjects she speaks about include philanthropy, human rights, fashion and animal welfare.

Jean has been honored by several organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.


Justin Bieber

Time...out. After rekindling their past romance in November, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are taking some time apart, multiple sources tell E! News.

A source tells E! News that Justin and Selena are giving each other some space right now, but are still talking all the time. It appears as if the two are down, but not out.

The insider said, "They were having a lot of little disagreements recently and one fight in particular blew up and caused them to decide to 'break up,' however, they've been in contact the entire time and their feelings for each other have not changed."

The source added, "They will absolutely get back together and they are not over, but they both need some time away from each other."

Since they on-and-off pair got back together late last year, they've gone on trips together to Mexico, Jamaica, Seattle and Laguna Beach.

Another source tells E! News that Selena, who is currently in New York, hasn't seen Justin since the day before his birthday, which was March 1.

Similarly, an additional source confirms the two have been "having issues" in their newly rekindled romance, which the world .

"They both have expressed that they have been feeling overwhelmed with a lot of pressure that has come with their public relationship, and haven't been seeing eye to eye on things," said the insider.

The source tells E! News that Selena has been trying to "mend" things with her mother Mandy Teefey and the fact that she's reportedly not happy" about her daughter's reconciled relationship has been a continued struggle for the "Wolves" singer.

The source adds, "Things are not amazing between them."

Perhaps all they need is some space?

Don't miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018



MIDNIGHT SUN is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie's risk to sunlight grows and she's presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.

CAST: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Quinn Shephard, Ken Tremblett, Suleka Mathew, Rob Riggle


Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay looked stunning at Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square tonight in New York City.


Jean Shafiroff

WE HEAR: NYCIFF Foundation'S 9th Annual New York City International Film Festival Awards Ceremony will be honoring Jean Shafiroff. Mrs. Shafiroff will receive the prestigious Philanthropic Award Recognizing her Contribution to Art, Film and Culture.

The event will be followed by a Exclusive Screening of Poisoning Paradise @ The DOLBY Screening Room in NYC. The event will take place Friday March 9th, 2018.

Photo Courtesy Of: Shafiroff Collection 



Story By: James Edstrom

Neighbors On NBC Protesting Treatment From Macy's In 2017

Sources are alleging Macy's has been banned from their 4th of July show 2018 in the Hudson River. The store announced last year that they would be rotating the event, but communities around New York City, including many tenants in Hunters Point South who have been abused by this event the past three years, say they do not want Macy's here.

This story took a lot of digging as we have hosted them for 3 years straight here in Hunters Point South and many of the residents here do not want this event. Macy's was asked for comment on this story, in fact we asked two Macy's publicity persons and they ignored our requests. We also asked them in the E-Mail to have the residents be part of the conservation so we are not locked up as they do every year for this party that only benefits Macy's with 500 million worth of free publicity. Macy's celebrates freedom while it takes the residents including Vets and Seniors freedom away. Still no comment from Macy's.

  We were so outraged by the treatment from this event, we went to NBC News and the NY Post last year, who agreed the way residents here are treated is a horror. Macy's make no arrangements for the residents. We are at ground zero and we are locked down.The story was picked up worldwide and still Macy's did not contact us to make arrangements for the residents here.

Last year we as residents of Hunters Point South, who are right in the center of this Macy's event each year, tried to be pro active and arrange our our party in our own location. We got approval from the police department, we arranged for food and beverage. Days before the event, Macy's came to the park and found out we had a parking lot and told the 108th Police Department they needed it for their event. So as always, Macy's got their way, at the expense of the community and got our parking lot leaving us no way to enjoy the holiday. But the sad fact was, they commandeered our parking lot and did not even use it and once again we were locked up like criminals. Police Department Blames Macy's, Macy's blames Homeland Security and they all pass the buck around.

We have held this story for a few weeks now. But I saw the signs, Homeland Security here, Macy's personal here. This has been confirmed, Macy's is throwing their 4th of July Event at Hunters Point South. And once again they are not allowing us as residents of this community to be part of the conservation.

This is part of a bigger story. This is how the parks department gives our parks away to private entities who makes millions off public space with just about no benefit to the community. But this is a bigger story we will be bringing to main stream television media very soon. We have park contracts, we have sources and this is a story that will blow the lid off these park contracts that are given to persons that are friends with politicians and have the inside track.

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Krysten Ritter And Rachael Taylor

Krysten Ritter and Rachael Taylor were photographed at THE BUILD SERIES yesterday in New York City.