MTA Trying Planning More Cuts

I recently just read an article on the New York Times online site that really caught my eye. It said that the MTA is revealing plans tomorrow to cut two subway lines and to make students pay full fare for rides. There is also talk about trains running less frequently. Continue reading

The Princess and The Frog

The Disney animated movie, The Princess and the Frog, debuted at No.1 in the box office. The movie had gained lots of talk and even some controversy. It was the first Disney movie to feature an African-American princess. The movie opened in thearters this weekend Friday December 11th and was well received.

The movies cast includes Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard.

Holiday Shopping in Columbus Square

Columbus Square Market, Photo: Urban Space NYC

Holiday shopping usually means trips to major retail stores, long store lines and a general scramble to buy items at the last minute, or recently a much more popular trend is going online and shopping which ultimatley is much more conveinent and less stressful. But there is another alternative to buying holiday gifts that people may find much more relaxing and enjoyable- shopping at Urban Space Markets– like the one in Columbus Square.  Shopping at the markets allows you to shop in a much less hostile environment. It allows you to engage with others in the community.

Another nice perk about shopping at the market is that there are lots of unique and hand made crafts and items that you would not be able to buy anywhere else that are made by local artisans.

Who knows this non-traditional wayof shopping might be the route for you this holiday season.  Check their website for more information.

To get Columbus Square Market by train  take the Subway: A, B, C, D, 1 or 2 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle. The market runs from December 2 – December 24 open M-S 10am – 8pm   Sun 10am – 7pm.

Mariah Carey New Years Eve Concert at MSG



Mariah Carey will launch her “Angels Advocate” tour on December 31st, New Years Eve. This will be Mariah’s first tour in three years. Carey announced that she would be scheduling a tour last month via twitter.  She will be performing songs from her recent album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel”. Other musical guests are also scheduled to perform including R&B  sensation Trey Songz and RydazNrtist, a new musical group signed to her husband Nick Cannon’s record label, who are said to be the opening act.

The New Years Eve  concert will be the first show of her 19-city “Angels Advocate” tour. The last show is scheduled for February 27 in Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater. Tickets are currently on sale at: For more news about the tour visit:, her official website.

Spanish Cinema Now

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is offering a  film series on contemporary Spanish cinema. The series will run now through December 20th.  Some of the films that will be shown are; Cell 211 / Celda 211, Bloody May, aka The Second of May / Sangre de mayo, The Dancer and the Thief / El baile de la victoria and Gordo.

This is an interesting look at international film for cinefiles everywhere. If you are interested in finding more information about these screenings or ticket prices The Film Society of Lincoln Center will contain more information.

Career Center Governmental Job Fair

Its always good to know that there are still hirings amongst all the talk and bad news in the media about unemployment and the recession. It’s even better news to hear that they are looking for Stony Brook University students.

January 15, 2010 the University Career Center will be hosting a government job fair. The event will be held in the University Sports Complex. It will take place from 12:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. Co-sponsered by congressman Tim Bishop.

Photo By: Stony Brook Career Center

Gabriel Orozco Exhibit

The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, will be showcasing a retrospective exhibit of the works of renowned Mexican artist, Gabriel Orozco. The exhibit will open tomorrow December 13th and will continue until March 1, 2010.Considered one of the most influential artist of the 90s’ ,  Orozco is known for using objects from everyday life as a muse for his creations. He gained fame in the 1990s for works like Horses Running Endlessly in 1995, which depicts a wood checkerboard and Black Kites in 1997 ( a human skull covered with a graphite grid). Samurai Tree Invariants, an animation on his some of his motifs, will accompany the exhibit.For events and lectures related to this event check out: the MOMA calendar under Gabriel Orozco.

Gabriel Orozco. Horses Running Endlessly. 1995. Taken from

Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair

The Grand Central Terminal Holday fair is a great way to shop on the run. If you happen to be passing through Grand Central and haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, Grand Central Terminal may be a good option for you to stop and shop for some gifts. There are over 68 vendors who will be showcasing their items for the big holidays. Some of the vendors and retailers include Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic and Swatch.



Cirque de Soleil  has put together a winter wonderland show called Wintuk, the show has been going on for quite som time now. Its a story about a boy named Jamie and his search for snow during the holiday season.

Although the storyline is obviously meant to attract younger audiences, the beauty of Cirque de Soleil’s performances is something that adults can appreciate. It is truely art in motion.

If you are interested in seeing Cirque de Soleil’s Wintuk,  you should do so within the next couple of weeks the show will end January 3, 2010. You can purchase tickets from: The shows are held at MSG.

Fashion Deals NYC (Listed From Fashion Week Daily)

I recently visited Fashion Week Daily and I was really impressed with the discounts listed on the site for discounts on high designer duds, accessories and jewelery that will be offered for the There are plenty of bargain deals you can score for yourselves or friends here are some of my favorite listings from the site:

1. December 16th – December 17th

Slane & Slane Sample Sale, 48 W. 25th St., 11th fl., NYC
collection has everything from sterling silver and 18K gold cuffs to multi-row pearl necklaces to turquoise and sterling chandelier earrings. The pieces, which include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and pendants, will be 50 – 70% off. Wednesday, December 16th from 2pm – 8pm and Thursday, December 17th from 10am – 8pm.


Stella Filante Champagne Thursdays, 156 Ludlow Street, NYC
Customers can enjoy holiday shopping and champagne and 30 percent off selected winter merchandise.
December, 17th 9:00 AM – December, 18th 7:00 PM

Be & D Sample Sale, 35 West 36th Street, 10th Floor West
30-75% off handbags and shoes. Cash and major credit cards accepted.

December, 17th 12:00 PM – December, 20th 6:00 PM

Hanii Y’s First Ever Sample Sale, 632 West 28th Street, 4th Floor (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
Up to 80% off on outerwear, dresses, knits, separates, and accessories that have not been available before–created just for lookbook and/or presentations.

9:00 PM – 11:30 PM

day, STAY, 244 E Houston Street, NYC
9:00 – 10:00pm Drink Specials, 10:00pm Corset Fashion Show with Jennifer Fraenkel. Check out her collection on, 11:00pm Sandra Baquero Fashion Show. Check out her collection on, rsvp at

Earnest Sewn Holiday Shopping Event, NYC and Malibu stores.
40% off for one day. NYC stores from 6am to 9pm only, Malibu store from 10am to 6pm only, wine and hors d’oeuvers will be served,
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Eredi Pisano Winter Collection Preview, 520 Madison Ave., NYC
10% of the Proceeds will be wonted to the American Italian Cancer Foundation. RSVP required.

( All of the listings belong to Fashion Week Daily)