Football season is underway! Fans are passing beers while players are passing the ball. Whether you’re wearing your favorite team’s jersey or you’re busy yelling at a bad referee call, there are places in NYC where you can enjoy Sunday games with your fellow New Yorkers over beer and bar food specials. Check out our fanatic football picks for each borough below.
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I am Legend Showcase – Wednesday June 15, 2011
Yeah New York’s Editor Ashley Nuñez will be on the judging panel for the “I am Legend Showcase” this Wednesday June 15. Put together by TIA Showcase and Grey Goose, participants will be competing for an opening act slot at the following events: Naughty By Nature Concert and The Lincoln Park Music Festival – with a line-up including Immortal Technique, Black Sheep, Mickey Factz, Big Daddy Kane and many others. Winners will receive
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
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For pictures of the event check Jamie Drastik’s gallery on 1wireimage.com.
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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.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si4go3Hraq8&feature=related[/youtube]
President and owner of Technical Operations, Achille Raspantini, started Technical Operations with $25 and someone else’s beeper. What began as a two-people business has now expanded into a full-service engineering company specializing in audio-video maintenance, broadcast engineering, information technology and multimedia services.
Having hand picked each of his two hundred employees, Achille also personally manages each relationship with his five hundred clients. “Our first priority at Technical Operations is customer service.
When transitioning your “I want to change the world drea” from ideas in your head to actions, sometimes you need something more than the passion in your belly to make your dream come into fruition. The Dockers “Wear the Pants Project” is giving one lucky hopeful a chance to receive $100,000 to fund their dream.
Yeah New York featured a young man deserving of this prize who has the potential the change the world around him right here in New York. Danny Pachecho founded Hearts 4 Hope and through the help of those who already strongly believe in Hearts 4 Hope’s potential, their February blanket drive for the homeless of New York City was successful in passing out over 80 water resistant and wind proof blankets.
To place your vote in who you think should winn the $100,000 from Dockers to fund their ambitions, Like the Dockers page on Facebook then select who you want your daily vote to go for. Each Dockers “Wear the Pants Project” page has a plan. Here’s Danny’s:
“My plan is to improve the lives of as many individuals in NYC as possible. I will create a movement/organization that centralizes all efforts to produce social change. Doing so by activating others to take action to improve the living conditions for homeless people, children in foster care, & others facing social injustices.”
See the video below to understand a little more about Hearts 4 Hopes need for this project. All votes must be completed by MARCH 15TH so hurry and visit www.heart4hope.org to cast your vote for Hearts 4 Hope.
Valentine’s Day surprises usually result in an unexpected delivery of flowers or a secret stop at your favorite dessert shop on the way home after dinner. Waking up to find out that your boyfriend attempted to surprise you by knocking on your bedroom window, not so romantic. Especially when you live on the third floor.
The boyfriend in this story was a 30-year-old man who slipped off the fire escape outside of his girlfriend’s Manhattan building as he attempted to find his way into her apartment after his front door knocks went unanswered. Police are reporting the man with broken vertebrae is in stable condition. The Village Voice points out this failed attempt at a Valentine’s surprise couldn’t be anymore right.
Listen up New York! If you miss Valentine’s Day make it up to your Valentine while he/she is awake. Don’t go crawling into a third floor bedroom window just past midnight. The moment’s over, it’s not romantic, and you might as well come in with a ski mask because bedroom window entry reminds every girl of all the Lifetime movies, CSI episodes, and every SVU Law and Order show she has ever seen.
Brooklyn’s Freddy’s Bar to Re-Open in February
Nine months ago Brooklyn’s Freddy’s Bar, located on Dean Street, lost its battle against Atlantic Yards and was forced to close. Pushed out to make room for the Nets arena, BrooklynVegan.com announced Freddy’s Bar’s will soon reopen. Only two miles from its original location, Donald O’Finn, Matt Khun, and staff will be welcoming faithful patrons and guests with a performance from Brute Force. The owners were able to bring a few items with them to their new 627 5th Ave location including their “Chains of Justice,” old booths and tables, and the mahogany bar. To witness their new transformation, like installations from local artists for example, you’ll have to join them at the Grand Opening on February 4th.
[Freddy's Bar re-opening soon, Brute Force playing there, BrooklynVegan.com]
Laurie Anderson Suggests Time Away for Sanity
Political artist/violinist Laurie Anderson and husband Lou Reed will take part in curating the non-for-profit, experimental performance space, The Stone this February. When asked by The Observer how they’ve managed to stay together for so long, Andersons’ answer was simple, “Take a break from each other.” In addition to curating, Anderson will also take to the stage on two special nights. BrooklynVegan.com has listed The Stone’s February calendar of events. If this event peaks your interest, Check out BrooklyVegan.com’s Free NYC Events and What’s Going on Today sections for other musical events happening in NYC. [Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson curating The Stone in February, MoMA exhibiting Andy Warhol pictures, BrooklynVegan.com]
Like the colors of oil in pooled street water, New York City artists bring a beauty to a city that city dwellers so many times overlook. There is a magic that lingers just under the city’s smog. Sprinkling itself on the dreamers that believe in New York City anyone can be anything. Those artists who are immersed in the magic of New York can testify that developing an art that rises above the city’s millions can prove a difficult task. But such is the beauty about New York. In such a concentrated area of inhabitants living one on top of another, the known and the unknown artists can one day find a platform for their medium.
Stephen Wiltshire climbed into a helicopter and took a twenty-minute ride over Manhattan’s historic skyline. From those twenty minutes, Wiltshire began producing an 18ft sketch referring only to his memory. Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Wiltshire found that he communicated best with pictures.