The city of Hackensack located in the heart of Bergen County and just outside of New York City, is experiencing a renewal. As the plans are coming to fruition, the buildings are being constructed, art is being created on Main street and the future is bright. Off the beaten path is Union Street Park, a collection of street art curated...
When one thinks of South Florida, what usually comes to mind is sunshine, beaches, orange groves, spring training, and the overpriced theme parks just a hop, slip and a jump up in Orlando. But take it from one of many jaded New Yorkers who have moved here over the last few decades – there’s more to having fun in the...
When speaking of uber-famous Chefs, Emeril has to be on your short list.  Emeril Lagasse who became a house hold name in the 90's on the Food Network, where he coined the word "BAM".  The celebrity-chef/restaurateur has kicked up his portfolio with Rodos in the lobby of Chelsea’s Hotel Henri (37 W 24th St) on January 8th, 2019. Rodos serves Greek Seafood with...
Even though New York City's real estate is in a cooling off period, it’s still cost prohibitive for the average person to rent or buy.  So many people, especially families are looking to purchase or rent in Westchester County.  Almost every NYC transplant is looking for additional space at a price that is more affordable than what is available...

Tacos in Tarrytown

This week I crossed the TZB and headed to Westchester for some delicious tacos.  The Taco Project is located on Main street in Tarrytown.  You have to pay for street parking but despite this, the place is ALWAYS packed.  It makes sense why it is too, especially the outside of this place. The colors of their food are always...
The Goya Foods New York International Salsa Congress (#goyaNYISC2019), the largest multi-day Latin music and dance festival, celebrates its 19th anniversary with 10,000 dancers from around the world at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square from Thursday, August 29, 2019 to Sunday, September 1, 2019. From beginners to professional dancers, the congress brings together people of all cultures, ages...
Image courtesy of Andy Foster
ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is celebrating International Women’s Day this week by honoring its female employees, who make up over 50 percent of ProudLiving’s management and back office staff. The company, which also employs people in a variety of positions across operations and field work, plans to recruit...
Full disclosure, my two favorite subjects are NJ Transit and the MTA.  Recently, most of the attention has been on the crumbling infrastructure and filthy subway stations, but across the Hudson a new problem is arising.   We are in the midst of a NJ Transit Engineer protest.  The engineers allege that NJ Transit has violated their collective bargaining agreement. ...
On Friday, the NJ Board of Public Utilities approved the states first offshore wind farm to PSEG and Orsted, a Danish energy company.  The proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.  The megaproject is expected to bring 15,000 jobs, $1.17 billion in economic benefits and power approximately 500,000 homes. “this will...
Jessie Villars is a testament to the healing power of cannabis and the industry’s ability to pay it forward to those suffering.  “I started as a patient in Medical Marijuana for five years, there have been many benefits. I started making my own edibles and people liked it. And then I got involved in a store,” Villars said regarding...
Photos courtesy of the Wellmont Theater/Facebook
A leading figure in the Cuban music industry, Leonardo Torres Álvarez, takes his “Amor Bonito” tour to North Jersey’s  Wellmont Theater, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Be there as Torres, often considered one of the most important figures in Cuban music, takes the stage playing recognizable hits such as “Para que un día vuelvas,” “Soledad” and “Me equivoque.” Torres, a staple in...
BROOKLYN, NY The Rochester, New York-based Supermarket chain with a cult-following will open its first NYC supermarket on Flushing Ave in the Brooklyn's Navy Yard.  The 74,000 sq ft store will open this fall and will serve as the anchor for the $140 million redevelopment of the Admirals Row. Wegmans announced it will hire a total of 500 people with 150...
Simpley App
The Simpley App is the innovative fresh “social shopping” experience that all have been looking for. It allows users to not only shop but to share and chat while making purchases by utilizing a personalized friends list. Items can be reviewed with friends and family through the app in real-time adding for socializing pleasure and rewards. Favorite finds from local...
Isaiah House, a 100-bed transitional shelter in East Orange, N.J., is hosting an online auction from noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. The auction features more than 60 items, services and experiences donated by individuals and businesses throughout the surrounding community. It is the first auction in the organization’s history to assist with...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially announced The Costume Institute’s theme for the 2020 exhibition and gala will be “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”  In line with the Museum's 150th-anniversary celebration the exhibit is to showcase over a century and a half of fashion presented along a disruptive timeline from 1870 to the present. Costume Institute 2020 Exhibit Showcases...
Painter Tony Seker is the February featured artist at bergenPAC with his exhibition Life is a Cabaret!. There will be an artist reception on Feb. 6th from 6-8 pm in the Drapkin Cabaret and Lounge. Tony Seker is a local artist with a global perspective. His “action” painting style, ironically inspired by the likes of Peter Sellers and Victor Borge, fuses...