Valentine’s Day Gift Pick: GoodWoodNYC

Switching gears from Christmas to Valentine’s Day can drain your brain of great gift giving ideas. Don’t go the lazy route and settle for the corner store flowers. Flowers die and cards get shoved into a drawer. Break free from the typical bear with heart gifts and give your love something to really gush over.

To kick off this season of love, everyday this week Yeah New York will be posting Valentine’s Day gift picks. GoodWoodNYC Valentine’s Day promotion is Yeah New York’s first Valentine’s Day gift pick.

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The Tweeds LIVE at The Bitter End (LES)

Music Event – January 19th 2012 at 8pm

Making their way from Philadelphia, The Tweeds will be performing this Thursday January 19th in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Looking towards artists such as Ghosts and Vodka, My Bloody Valentine and The Beatles for inspiration, The Tweeds take on a sound of their own.

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Shop Local LES Kick Off

On Sunday, December 11th 40 Lower East Side stores, restaurants and galleries will offer deals, freebees and special events as part of our Shop Local campaign.

When you make a purchase at any Lower East Side store you’ll get a free pass to our Holiday Oasis Lounge

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39th Annual NYC Halloween Parade 2011

At 7pm tonight, New York City’s finest will begin marching up Sixth Avenue for the 39th Annual NYC Halloween Parade 2011. This year’s parade theme is The i of the Beholder. The much anticipated Village parade was inspired by artist Odilon Redon’s charcoal and chalk drawing Eye Balloon (see picture to the right).

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Feature: Top Spots to Watch Sunday Football

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YNY Q&A: Simplicity

Shatarr, Star, and Tasia Lucas are bound by sisterhood and profession. Known as the female group Simplicity, the girls were recently inducted in BET’s “Music Matters.” Donned as one of the next big things in music, these girls combine R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop to create their own unique sound. Yeah New York recently caught up with the sisters from Brooklyn, NY to discover the makings of Simplicity.

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Da YoungFellaz: Building an Empire of Self Made Soldiers

YNY Interview: Da YoungFellaz

Da YoungFellaz are a breath of fresh air in a genre that is on the verge of becoming stale. Jay Storm and Sho Biz are switching Hip-Hop’s conversation to music that fans can relate to. The Crown Heights and Soundview duo structure their music with a commitment and dedication that is both refreshing and necessary for the revival of Hip-Hop.

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YNY Q&A: Chavz

Up-and-coming Hip-Hop artist Chavz channels the challenges he’s faced into a sound that resonates deep within any listener. His impactful sound of determination and survival has been shaped by personal difficulties and triumphs. Already gaining traction for his numerous videos on and newest single with New Jersey artist Pure, Chavz shared some insight on the man behind the mic.

1. In your bio, you were quoted as having “a natural desire to provide,” what does that mean in regards to your music/career/goals?
I want to provide a sound that’s warm to the ear.

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Yeah New York caught up with Queens native PAPA DOC to ask him a few questions about his latest single “D.R.”, his affiliation with Universal, and how fans can relate to his music.

What can fans expect from your soon to be released album and why was D.R. chosen as the first official single?
Fans can expect my album to be cutting edge and pointed towards the future. D.R was chosen as the first single because the flow, lyrical content and beat are different than anything on the radio today. Also, the concept of the song is one that a lot of people can relate to especially those in relationships.

On your twitter you said, “Some times u have to say what’s on your mind so people know just where u stand.” In what ways does this relate to your music/career/life?
The statement that I made is one that I strive to live by.  Through my music, I try to give people a glimpse of who I really am by mostly speaking my mind on my records. In life, I find that people respect those who are not afraid to voice there opinions and stand by them.

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YNY VLOG: Five Top Picks for Love Songs

Love songs like Everything I Do (I Do it For You) by Brian Adams and I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston may seem a little played out. Now when you’re thinking of dedicating a song this Valentine’s Day to your sweet or searching for some lyrics that will give your card the extra melt your heart factor, there are some songs that scream love but never seem to make the Best Love Songs list.

Ashley and Michelle know with Valentine’s Day already here, there are songs you should keep in mind when you’re trying to set the mood for love. These modern day poets put into words what every girl yearns to hear when falling in love. So grab a pad, perhaps even the Valentine’s Day card you bought, and take note!

*Orginally published in Feb 2011