Monday, May 14, 2018


Smoking Signs In Hunters Point South

It is hard enough to live in a No Smoking Building. But residents on Center Blvd in Hunters Point South are taking their anti-smoking campaign to a whole new level. They are putting up signs everywhere.

Most of the new buildings being built are no smoking. Being a smoker, it is hard. Us smokers are outside in thunder storms, blizzards and zero degree temperatures and the anti-smokers still are not happy.  They are now posting signs for residents who smoke to go across the street. That would be fine, but there is no smoking in Hunters Point South Park, there is no smoking next door as there is a school and you need to be 1000 feet away, there is no smoking just about anywhere.

You know, If all of you want to take away smokers rights, why don't you just ban it and stop taking our almost 11 dollar a pack tax we pay in New York City.  And why we are at it, stop driving your cars, I have to inhale your fumes. Use Mass Transit so I do not have to smell your fumes and dodge your bad driving on the streets of New York City.

When does it stop. Tenants are being wrongfully accused in these buildings of smoking and being taken to court. When you complain about a harassing tenant in any of these buildings, landlord asks for proof. When someone accuses you of smoking in the building, no proof needed, a lawyers letter is sent right away. These landlords seem to think that a porters smell is good enough to drag the tenants into court. It is not! 

First of all, most of these porters smoke themselves and second in a high rise if a tenant at one end of the building opens their windows, any smell weather cooking or perfume or cigarettes will fly down the hall making their accusations not scientific at all. But these landlords are so anti smoking that they are now taking innocent people into court with only a porters smell as evidence. 

For more Information on anit-smoking nuts, visit Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) . Ex Cop Audrey Silk has tons of information on how to fight the harassment and this is what it is.


Flo Rida

Flo Rida performed at The REHAB Pool Party at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend to a huge crowd.


The Victory Cup, ‘America’s Polo Match

Patterson, NY -- The Victory Cup, ‘America’s Polo Match’, is teaming up with craft brewers from New York and beyond this summer to put on a craft brewers festival in Patterson this summer. We are excited to announce the partnership between “The Beer Festival” and “The Victory Cup” for 2018! In addition to dozens of local food partners, breweries, wineries and distilleries, the event will also have a farm to table brunch and dinner, live music, classic cars, and intense polo matches!

With the help of awesome partners and sponsors, this event keeps growing. Major partners and sponsors include vineyard vines, Land Rover, Chateau E’sclans wine, KICKS 105.5, Purple Heart Homes and Examiner Media group.

A true entertainment experience, the Victory Cup has not only lined up exciting rival polo matches, but polo-goers will also enjoy dozens of local chefs, restaurants, a classic Land Rover show, children’s playground, a plush Cigar Lounge provided by Blue Smoke and an informal fashion contest. Not to be missed, enjoy dinner with the players, as the Victory Cup boasts one of the largest and certainly most unique farm to table dinner experiences in the nation. The farm to table dinner will be catered by Aversano’s this year, among other partners!

If you love craft beer, horses, wine, spirits or brunch, the Victory Cup has you covered! This is a family friendly event held atop a bucolic set of hills in New York’s Hudson Valley with picturesque views. Thousands of craft beer lovers from New York and surrounding states will enjoy chatting with the brewers responsible for these tasty libations. Not to be left out, food lovers, wine lovers and our craft spirit friends are also excited for an amazing day!

Alcohol tastings will be provided by Tommyrotter Distillery, Clifton Cider, Peony Vodka, Fishers Island Lemonade, New Paltz Brewing Co, YaVe Tequila, 1857 Spirits, Gristmill Distillers, Treasury Hard Cider, Broken Bow Brewery, RS Taylor & Sons Brewery, Cross Roads Brewery, Twin Stills, Seneca Lake Brew, Cooperstown Distillery, Blue Toad Hard Cider, and Sahm Brewing Company.

Food partners include Aversanos, Le Express Bistro, Mason Catering, Ice & Vine, Skinny Pines, Waffles & Dinges, San Matteo Pizzeria, The Butcher Bar, Corfu Grill, Essie’s Restaurant, Elia’s Market and Heritage Food & Drink.

Come out and enjoy a gorgeous day of awesome craft brews, green grass, majestic horses, fun people, great vendors and heart pounding polo! We are a family friendly and pet friendly festival. The farm hosting this event, 3J Ranch, is centrally located off of 684 and I 84.

Bring the whole family, come casual or get dressed up for drinks, food, live music and polo and dust off the floppy hats, pastel dresses and seersucker suits. General Admission and VIP passes are both available and there is something for everyone!


Mean Girls

Mean Girls, the Tony Award-nominated new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hilarious hit film, will launch a National Tour in the Fall of 2019. Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Dates and cities for the tour, along with casting and other information, will be announced at a later date.

“Working with Tina and Jeff to bring Mean Girls to Broadway these past five years has been one of the happiest experiences of my life,” said producer Lorne Michaels. “We’re so proud of the show and thrilled people all over the country will see it.”

Mean Girls on Broadway is now nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; Best Book for Tina Fey; Best Original Score for Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin; Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw. Fey is this year’s Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Book of a Musical. The production is also nominated for 10 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Drama League Awards including Best Musical, along with 3 Helen Hayes (Washington D.C.) Awards including Outstanding Visiting Production.

Mean Girls opened on Broadway last month to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), where it has played to sold-out houses since beginning previews in March. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run October 31 to December 3, 2017.

New York Magazine calls Mean Girls “HILARIOUS! A smart, splashy new musical that delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” Chicago Tribune said “Tina Fey writes FUNNIER, SMARTER, SHARPER satire than anyone else in the business.” People Magazine calls the show “FRESH, FUN AND INFECTIOUS – Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin’s songs keep the laughs coming!” The New York Daily News said Mean Girls “TICKLES THE EARS, EYES AND FUNNY BONE – the direction by Casey Nicholaw packs style, invention and red bull-force energy.” And, Entertainment Weekly calls it “A MARVEL: DAZZLING & HILARIOUS!”

The Broadway cast is led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kerry Butler as Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall. The cast also includes Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius R. Copes, Kevin Csolak, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Riza Takahashi, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, and Iain Young.



The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has a media preview of GlassBarge on the morning of Thursday, May 17 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Guests will be invited aboard the 30' x 80' canal barge equipped with the Museum's patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. Remarks begin at 10am and will be followed by a hot glass 'ribbon' cutting and a glassblowing demonstration, as well as the opportunity to tour the Lois McClure, a historic schooner from the collection of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

Through May 28, CMoG will offer free, public, glassblowing demonstrations onboard GlassBarge, before it departs on a four-month tour across the waterways of New York state.

The GlassBarge tour commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company-now known as Corning Incorporated-relocating via the New York Waterways by canal barge to Corning, which would become a center for important artistic and technological innovations in glass.

In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the recreation of the 1868 voyage emphasizes the continued role of New York's waterways in shaping the state's industry, culture, and community.

GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial (2017-2025). A flotilla of historic ships from the collections of the South Street Seaport Museum and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will accompany
GlassBarge throughout its journey.

For more information, including the full summer schedule, visit

Image Courtesy Of: GlassBarge / Rendering by McLaren Engineering Group.


This Ain’t No Disco

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of This Ain’t No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers).

Featuring a book by Trask, Yanowitz and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher), direction by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Anastasia), and choreography by Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island), This Ain’t No Disco will open Tuesday, July 24th with preview performances beginning Friday, June 29th. The production will play through Sunday, August 12th, 2018 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

This Ain’t No Disco will feature Krystina Alabado (The Mad Ones at 59E59 Theatre), Will Connolly (After The Blast at LCT3), Eddie Cooper (The New World at Bucks County Playhouse), Tony d’Alelio (Off-Broadway debut), Lulu Fall (Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Hannah Florence (Paramour: A Cirque du Soleil Musical), Antwayn Hopper (Hair), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Peter LaPrade (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical), John-Michael Lyles (Sweeney Todd at The Barrow Street Theatre), Krystal Mackie (Off-Broadway debut), Trevor McQueen (Annie Get Your Gun), Nicole Medoro (The Illusionists Live on Broadway), Ian Paget (A Chorus Line at The Muny Theatre), Theo Stockman (American Psycho), Samantha Marie Ware (Hamilton in Chicago), and Antonio Watson (“Blue Bloods”).


The Detour

TBS has ordered up another season of hilarious misadventures with TV’s most dysfunctional family. After a bonkers road-trip, a disastrous move to New York City, and a run from the law in Alaska, the Parkers will be back for a fourth season of The Detour, one of cable’s top 10 comedies. With the return of The Detour, TBS is building on the extraordinary success of a 100% renewal rate since the network’s rebrand in 2016.

Created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, The Detour is an all-too-honest look at the family dynamic. Jones stars in the acclaimed comedy with Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll. Season 3 reached more than 25 million viewers across TBS’ linear, VOD and digital platforms, reaching an increase of 74% in digital views.

The Detour has been hailed as “one of the most underrated shows on TBS and in all of TV” (Indiewire) and “a surprising, fun, and filthy take on the family sitcom.” (Splitsider). The Detour is executive-produced by Jason Jones, Samantha Bee and Brennan Shroff.

Hashtag: #TheDetour

Photo Courtesy Of:  Turner Entertainment Networks


The View

Fridays Hot Topics At The View: Meghan McCain responds to White House aide's remark about her father.

"Don't feel bad for me or my family, we're really strong...My dad's actually really well right now. And I believe in the power of prayer, and I think it's helping," she said. "I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you could come to work the next day and still have a job."

She adds: "Since my dad's been diagnosed - it's almost a year, July 19, I really feel like I understand the meaning of life, and it is not how you die. It is how you live, and I always have had something to believe in. My dad's about character and bipartisanship and something greater than yourself and believing in this country and believing in the fact that we as Americans can still come together, and that's something I grew up in and feeds me every day."


Audrina Patridge

E! NEWS -- Recently reunited couple Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge took a trip Mexico this week to celebrate The Hills alum's birthday.

A source tell E! News exclusively that Patridge, who turned 33 on May 9, wanted to celebrate her birthday and the rekindling of her romance with the singer with a private getaway, away from Southern California.

"It's a romantic getaway just for the two of them," the source reveals. The insider confirms that romantic feelings between the duo have accelerated quickly and the two are officially a couple once again.

Patridge chose to celebrate at Vidanta Los Cabos because she has a friend who works at Omnia Dayclub inside the Mexican resort, according to the insider, who adds that Patridge and Cabrera have "been enjoying their alone time together."

After arriving Tuesday, Patridge and Cabrera shared dinner at Casa Calavera, the resort's beachfront restaurant, before heading back to their suite.

On Patridge's birthday, the couple kicked off the day with a romantic room service breakfast served on their oceanfront balcony. Patridge spent her birthday Wednesday pampering herself with treatments at the spa inside Vidanta Los Cabos.

"This trip is all about relaxing on the beach and rekindling their love," the source shares with us.

That night the couple celebrated her birthday dinner at Herringbone, where Patridge was given a special birthday ice cream pastry puff.

The celebrations continued on Thursday afternoon at Omnia Dayclub where the couple partied beachside in an exclusive two-story villa reserved solely for the two of them.

"They have been enjoying each other's company the entire time, looking extremely happy to be together," the insider tells us. "They were in constant physical contact with one another and not shy about showing affection."

"She's definitely feeling secure and confident with their relationship," the insider says.

After their afternoon at the club, the couple headed back to Casa Calavera. After leaving the restaurant, they moved off to the nearby Shore Bar where they played Jenga together and sipped hibiscus margaritas.

Patridge, who filed for divorce from husband Corey Bohan in September, has been spending time with Cabrera over the last month. The duo, who were first linked in 2010, are said to be "getting pretty serious."

A birthday getaway sounds pretty serious to us!

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Maryam Eid AlMheiri

Abu Dhabi, May 14, 2018 – The CEO of Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54, H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri, has heard first-hand how the Emirate’s future media leaders believe the sector should evolve – and will be using their opinions to help further develop the industry.

H.E. AlMheiri hosted a special workshop on May 9 at twofour54 Abu Dhabi, where aspiring youth and young media professionals were invited to share their views on how to shape the sector.

The event is part of Abu Dhabi’s drive to create a thriving and sustainable media industry as a key driver of a diversified economy, as per Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Developing local talent is a top priority of that goal.

H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri said: “Our region has one of the most youthful populations on the planet, with more than half of people under 25. And the future of our industry is in their hands. This is why it is vital that we ensure the media leaders of the future are part of the industry today.

“The views of this community help us shape the development of this dynamic, fast paced and constantly evolving industry. We are collating and analysing the feedback we receive through events such as this workshop and the results help us make decisions as we realise our vision of being the Capital for content creators.”

Among the topics discussed at the workshop were what areas of media, entertainment and content creation most interested young people and how content creators and media firms can better connect with the region’s youth.