This past year of the pandemic has brought new home and garden trends for those seeking to renovate the abode in search of serenity.  During a year that has been freaking nuts, now more than ever folks are looking to spruce up their home turf and relax among their outdoor landscape. The inability to hop on a plane, or even...
New York native rapper named Earl Simmons, well known as DMX, has passed away at 50 years old, on Friday, 4/9/2021, in White Plains Hospital, NY.  He had been hospitalized for a week on life support. As a NY native also, who had lived some years in the same county, and as a fan: sad sighs were shared of another...
‘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...
NEWARK, NJ – March 30, 2021 – Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today announced Yendor Theatre Company (YTC) as its first company-in-residence. YTC’s first production with the venue will be Richard Wesley’s “Black Terror,” co-produced by WACO Theater Center, which is based out of Los Angeles’ North Hollywood neighborhood. The production will...
On Women’s History Month, we appreciate females a whole bunch. Praise to the marvel of these beings, whom without: there’s no life and no meanings, no teachings, no feedings, and no feelings. Respect goes to the young gals who are trying to channel, the wise elders who tried to set the example. Acclaim for the aspiring ones who have strived for greatness, and honor to the ones...
I always try to maintain positive vibes, so when the pandemic began and continued, I will admit it was not easy. As a digital creator and visual mind, the museums and interactive events I would normally attend were closed. I realized I had to uncover new ways to support the arts and stay inspired for my well-being, and physical...
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...
It certainly was a Wonferful day at the People to People Food Pantry in Rockland County for Wonder Girls’ monthly Volunteer Day!  A group of volunteers from Wonder Girls, an after-school program for high school girls with a mission to build confidence, leadership, community and business skills, packed bags filled with Goya products to feed thousands of Rockland County...
The Confidence Project Journal, a book written by Mount Arlington, New Jersey resident Kaity (pronounced Kite-ee) Rodriguez, will be launched online Monday, March 8, to coincide with International Women’s Day. Her mission is to support high-achieving millenial women who struggle with their confidence. The book will be available on Rodriguez’s website in a special VIP hardback edition and all...
February is Black History Month, so of course at NYNJ we have to pay homage and recognize the critical contributions of Black Americans to American History. And we aren’t alone. After the insanity of 2020 and the Black Lives Matter protests, there is undoubtedly more of a collective consciousness around diversity, inclusion, and valuing the lives and contributions of...
Schools That Can (STC), a nonprofit organization that aims to close the opportunity and skills gap in urban areas, named the winners of its fifth annual “Design Challenge” on Thursday, Feb. 25. The virtual event allowed six schools representing Newark, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York City to go head-to-head on innovative design concepts – creating efficient, sustainable layouts...
MONTCLAIR, NJ – How will New Jersey’s largest city rebound post-COVID-19? Four prominent female leaders in Newark, NJ, will share their 2021 priorities during Violet PR’s free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. EST. Executives, investors, developers and business owners with an interest in Newark’s success are invited to attend to learn more about urban innovation, economic...
Despite economic challenges presented by COVID-19, the historic Borough of Flemington, N.J., announced that 16 retail businesses have opened in the 1-square-mile borough in the past 12 months, 13 of which are exclusively local. The community, the seat of Hunterdon County and home to more than 400 businesses, led a unified effort to support its business community during the...
Seeking the best NY pizza places in South Florida is the holy grail that every New Yorker hunts for when moving to, or visiting, the sunshine state. NY style pizza is held in the highest regard in the east coast communities of South Florida, often referred to as New York City’s sixth borough, as it is a true taste...
overcome challenges
When seeking to overcome challenges, much can be learned by simply looking at an immigrant’s fortitude for achieving the American dream. Mark Gold made his way from the poverty of an immigrant to prosperity with his innovative spirit and resilience to realize his aspirations.
My Father's Place
The famed music venue My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY is forever attached to its founding father Michael “Eppy” Epstein. Both, the man and the club, share the limelight of historic proportions in the world of music’s past and present – and the future. The 70s Birthed My Father’s Place The early 70s was all about the music and antiestablishment –...