As the crucial topic of education proves to be top of mind in the 2020 presidential elections, documentary film, “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by Academy award-winning actor and activist Matt Damon, reveals the devastating consequences of privatizing America’s public schools.  Having screened over 360 times in 39 states and nine countries including nine film festivals, this feature-length documentary...
In the Manhattan real estate market, there are two separate yet equally important groups. The old fourth floor walk-ups and the luxurious, multi-million dollar listings. These are their stories. Mariska Hargity aka Lieutenant Olivia Benson has listed her Upper West Side townhouse for $10.7 Million.  The gorgeous six-story (7000 sq ft) townhouse has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and three half-bath...
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On the set of “The Many Saints of Newark” being filmed on Bradford and Halsey Street.  The streets are made up to look like the hot summer of the 1967 riots.  Aside from Newark, there have been scenes filmed in Brooklyn, Yonkers and Nyack. The much-anticipated film is tapping into the cult following of HBO's The Sopranos.  The story takes...
‘M is for Mutz’, ‘N is for No Parking’.  On a recent episode of PBS’s Sesame Street, Conger heads to Fiore’s House of Quality for some delicious mutz after Cookie Monster ate it all up.  They crossed the Hudson in search of mutz for a caprese salad and while intown they learned the careful process of making mozzarella cheese. Watch...
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The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts on “Keep Jersey Arts Alive,” a digital campaign to build support for keeping the state’s arts institutions afloat. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters, museums, galleries, performing arts centers, dance studios and other groups have already lost over $30 million in revenue. New Jersey...
Manhattan, NY Each fall a slew of new primetime network shows appear.  As we welcome back our old favorites, we have the opportunity to see some new programs. There are two new shows take place in NYC that have created some major buzz, Manifest and New Amsterdam. Both shows are on NBC and premiered this fall. While critics and audiences...
Approximately 41 miles NE of the GWB. POUND RIDGE, NY Iconic NBC newsman Tom Brokaw has put his 56-acre Pound Ridge retreat on the market.  Brokaw purchased the mega retreat, which includes a lake and a 4,000-square-foot home, in 1999 for $4,255 million. In early June, he listed the property for $6,300,000 with Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens and Muffin Dowdle...
The Army All-American Bowl is the most watched High School football game every year with over 4.5 million viewers (that is roughly three times larger than the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball game).  This year’s game will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas this Saturday. The All-American Bowl announced the 2020 coaching staff for the big...
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Newark & Jersey City Warner Brothers has been filming their upcoming "Joker Movie" called "Romeo" in our area.  They have completed filming their shots in Brooklyn and have moved on to Jersey City and will be shutting parts of Brick City down in the middle of October.  As you can imaging there will be numerous street closures.  I would avoid...
It was a hot and bright day recently, when standing outside the shiny Lincoln Center Plaza of New York, a tell-tale sign that there would be an exciting and energetic crowd entering the MET Opera House for the premiere of Downton Abbey: The New Era, a period drama, and the latest sequel of what I call a franchise. This...
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This fall, Sony pictures will release "White Boy Rick" with Matthew McConaughey staring as Ricks shady dad.  The movie is based on a true story in 1980's Detroit during the Crack Boom.  It follows the rise and fall of "White Boy Rick" who's real name is Richard Wershe.  Under some interesting circumstances, Rick somehow evolves into a large Detroit...
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Adam Sandler was definitely back in the building this past weekend.  He hosted SNL this week and the internet is a buzz.  The iconic comedian is known on SNL for skits like the Lunch Lady, Opera Man and Pepper Boy.  The best skit of the Saturday night is when he did 'Romano Tours' a spoof of New Jersey-based "Perillo...
Based on the true story of one the most “notorious” unsolved cases in recent American history.  'City of Lies' is a provocative thriller revealing a never seen look at the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., which happened relatively soon after the murder of Tupac.  Johnny Depp plays Russel Poole (Retired LAPD Detective) and Forest Whitacker plays “Jack” Jackson (LA...
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The final live tour of the hit TV comedy “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is coming to Montclair, NJ, on Saturday, March 7. The last-of-its-kind performance is being called the “Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour!”.  Join show creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, and the world’s greatest – and only – movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy, as they...
It hasn't been that long since #FoodGod and NYNJ legend Anthony Bourdain passed away.  While the world is still mourning his loss, the NYC housing market continues... Tucked away on the Upper East Side the unit is located at Carnegie Hill Tower (40 East 94th Street), one block from Central Park.  Anthony and his wife Ottavia Busia originally purchased the...
Every year since 1976, large numbers of people flock to the Canadian Rockies to the ever-growing Banff Film Festival.  The international film festival has made its mark as one of the top 20 film festivals in the world.  Banff goes beyond typical film festivals, truly embracing their rich mountain culture, nurturing creatives, and highlighting beautiful untold stories. This year they...