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

YNY VLOG: Troublesome Fruit


Writers Ashley and Michelle are two chatty patty’s, so much so, they are opening their cross cubicle conversations to you. Covering all topics, Yeah New York will be posting video blogs every week to give and gain some insight on the whispers of New York City. Today’s post is about an unlikely source of frustration: Troublesome Fruit.

*Originally posted on 1/21/11

YNY MOS: Long Island Serial Killer

First the bodies being found on the sandy Long Island beach began to grow towards the double digits. Now news sources are reporting there may be more than one killer. As this tangled web of mystery slowly beings to unravel, Yeah New York took to the streets of New York. So New York, is too much news too much or will more details about the crimes out on Long Island satisfy your curiosity?

YNY Vlog: Language Pet Peeves

Ashley and Michelle take on a new topic: Language Pet Peeves. There are some phrases or words that are said in a conversation that can make the hair on your arms stand. Ashley and Michelle pick their most annoying language infractions and share them with you. Watch and be sure to leave a comment if you have any to add to the list.

YNY MOS: New York Ranked 32 Happiest State

New Yorkers are sometimes misunderstood as being grumpy, rude, and unconcerned. We walk too fast, expect quick turn around times, and never say excuse me. On a recent study, New York was ranked in the lower half of happy states. As the big apple state with such glories as Niagara Falls and Statue of Liberty, Yeah New York took to the streets to find out the truth about New Yorker’s happiness.

Jamie Drastik Mixtape Release Party: Recap & Video

The upstate New York rapper Jamie Drastik celebrated the release of his mixtape Champagne and Cocaine at the Greenhouse nightclub in Soho. The drizzling rain had no effect on the celebrities, TV reality stars, and fans that came out to support the recently signed Mr. 305 artist. Bodies were bouncing, tables toppled with bottles, and flashing lights did no justice to capture the celebration on Varrick Street. When Drastik hit the stage to give the crowd a taste of his mixtape, he did not disappoint. Very much a performer as he is a talented musician, hands were swaying, there was not one body seated during his performance. The party continued into the early morning with Kid Capri in the DJ booth spinning hit after hit.

Drastik’s previous mixtape, The Magnet, was ranked amongst the Top 10 mixtapes of 2010 on Thisis50.com. If that is a foreshadowing of Champagne and Cocaine’s success, 2011 looks very promising for Jamie Drastik. Already set to go on a 40-date tour with Pitbull this summer, Drastik is not slowing down. Be on the look out for his singles “One Hundred and Ten” featuring Fat Joe and “Save Me” featuring Pitbull, from the Champagne and Cocaine mixtape, which will be dropping soon. Be sure you download a copy Champagne and Cocaine now.

Yeah New York’s logo was displayed on the red carpet banner alongside E!, MR. 305, and Greenhouse. Other sponsors of the night were Whoamiclothing, Rides Magazine, Famous Artist Music, Indeed Apparel, Branded Baron, Streamjam, Voli Vodka, and Stadium Red. Special thanks to Neala Gershkowitz and Matt McClary for inviting us out to the Greenhouse. Thanks to those who stopped by to talk to YNY on the red carpet: Johnny Donovan, Charles Bellatoni, Jason Christopher Peters, Bad Girls Club Jennifer Buonagurio and Christina Hopkins, Love Games Greg Avila and Eduardo Nieves, and Billie Mitchel. Find out where you can download your own copy of Champagne and Cocaine mixtape after the jump.

Notable appearances by:

Kid Capri – Got warmed up and just shut the party down

Cristina Gibson – E! Hollywood Party Girl herself hosted the event

Ghostface Killah – One of the best storytelling rappers EVER came out

Esso – Fellow SXSW Music Festival artist showed his support

Male VS Female – Brand new electro, house, dance duo Jillian Valentin and Omar Torres

Download your FREE copy of Champagne and Cocaine here.

For pictures of the event check Jamie Drastik’s gallery on 1wireimage.com.

Check out Jamie Drastik at the following locations:

Check out Male VS Female: Twitter.com/malevsfemale

YNY’s Video Pick of the Week: Feline Fighter

Perhaps The Fighter served as inspiration for this young orange boxer to take to the screen. Copying the techniques off of the smallest TV ever, Gizmo has the heart of a lion. Practicing his combination hits and landing a heavy right paw on his invisible opponent, it’s not every day you see a boxing cat.


YNY Picks of NYC Events

It’s the second weekend of April and Mother Nature is finally showing her softer side. As the weather starts to warm up, we’ve made scouring for “what to do’s this weekend” much easier here laying out some of the best events in New York City. Enjoy and be safe.

Friday, April 8th, 2011:

Mike Birbiglia’s : My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

“Sex and the City” has displayed the struggle of being a single gal in NYC. Mike Birbiglia presents a comical twist to being a single guy in New York City. Laugh at him or with him as he tries to show that, “Hey, it’s not that easy being a single guy in NYC!” His show is on Friday at 8 pm at Barrow Street Theatre.

Mike Birbiglia’s : My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
27 Barrow St. NY, NY.
Keep up with Mike Birbiglia’s projects at www.birbigs.com/spj/
Venue prices vary between $36-$50

Tina Fey’s book reading at Barnes & Noble

30 Rock star Tina Fey has her first book out! The name of her new book is “Bossypants.” Tina Fey will be sharing her nerdy and awkward excerpts at the Union Square Barnes and Noble at 7 pm. Don’t miss out on Tina Fey’s book reading!

Barnes & Noble
33 E. 17th ST. N.Y., N.Y.
For more info go to The Village Voice’s (http://www.villagevoice.com/events/tina-fey-bossypants-reading-2382795/) events page
Free event

Webster Hall

Dance like no ones watching at Webster Hall’s Friday night party called, “Trash!” Do you think Webster Hall’s point is to get you trashed? There’s only one way to find out.  Leave your wallets at home but remember to bring your ID and money for drinks.

Webster Hall
125 E 11th ST. NY, NY.
Find out more information at www.websterhall.com/
Free event

Looking at Music 3.0 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)

Instead of tuning into Pandora this weekend, tune into the MoMa. Looking at Music 3.0 takes you through New York City’s 1980’s and 1990’s music scene. Explore the memorabilia NYC has to offer such as cassette tapes, records, posters, videos and other interactive elements from the 80’s and 90’s. Since this is a free event, spend your money at the gift shop or grab a bite at their café.

11 West 53rd ST. NY, NY.
More information available at http://moma.org./
Free event

Saturday, April 9th, 2011:

Jose Parla’s Dear Diary

This talented painter straight out of Brooklyn is collecting memories in a diary of photos. Jose Parla believes at times visual aids work better than words. Having documented all of his trips by way of photography, Parla’s Dear Diary at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is one not to miss out on.

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 W. 24th ST. NY, NY.
More information can be found on the Village Voice’s events page
Free event

Chelsea Brewing Company

This weekend’s weather is a perfect opportunity to kick back with a few friends and enjoy a good beer. Let the Chelsea Brewing Company make your Saturday evening a relaxing one. No cover charge to worry about and the freshly brewed beers start at $6. Located at Chelsea Piers, it’s a great place to start of end your Saturday night.

Chelsea Brewing Company
Chelsea Piers. Pier 59, 18th St at West Side Hwy NY, NY.
More information can be found at www.chelseabrewingco.com/

Sunday, April 10th, 2011:

Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914

Pablo Picasso’s guitars have drawn an attraction due to their rare composition of basic household items. Let Picasso ravel you in his guitar strings and take you into old Madrid. The MoMa has dedicated an entire exhibition to his creations. Come out and explore Picasso’s abstract mind this Sunday afternoon.

11 West 53rd ST. NY, NY.
Discover this and more at http://moma.org./
Free event

The Orchid Show: On Broadway at New York Botanical Garden

Travel into the Bronx and visit all of the allure, excitement, and glamour of Broadway. Using 5,000 orchids and over 300 types of orchids, this wonderful recreation of Broadway’s most iconic theaters (down to the curtains and chandeliers) is breathtaking. April is Earth month giving you all the reasons to allow this colorful show to put you in the green mood and perhaps even plant a garden. Come out enjoy the USA’s biggest botanical garden! The fees go as follow: $6 for adults, $5 for adult Bronx residents, and $3 for seniors and students, $1 for children 2 to12 years old and free for children under two years old.

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W at Fordham Rd.), Bronx, NY.
Additional information can be found at www.nybg.org/

Queens’ Sky View Center

Let the rhythm of the blues take you by the hand as you see a talented group of dancers, performers, and singers of all ages pay tribute to jazz. Bring your dancing shoes and join in on the fun you see on stage! The show will feature students as well as the talented staff of CenterStage. Although this show is free, donations are suggested for these talented artists.

Queens Sky View Center
40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY.
Learn more about this event at City Guide’s website


YNY MOS: Where is the gas price going?

Rising gas prices are affecting the country day by day and New York has second most expensive. In the last two weeks, it has doubled by $1.99 and may keep rising in the coming months. Salt Lake City may be happy with cheap prices but New Yorkers are not. People turn to the subway to save money however, this time they came across with the MTA’s new Metrocard price hike. New Yorkers are proud of being from the city that never sleeps. But when it’s about gas prices, they are not proud of it. Yeah New York asked New Yorkers for their opinions and thoughts on the rise of gas prices. Will New Yorkers protest or look for new solutions? Let’s find out.

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