Big Apple Buzz

By Flo Anthony Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, escorted by the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, arrived at Northside Center on December 8. The historic hour and one half visit brought much excitement and heightened media attention to Northside and the Harlem community as the motorcade and scores of security…

Ronald McDonald House Makes a Difference

By W.A. Muller Ronald McDonald House New York is nonprofit organization that provides a temporary “home away from home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan, is a supportive and caring environment, which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. The work…

THE RESIDENT ALIEN

By George Wayne I thought to myself as I strolled to the R train one night, after devouring the most fabulous meal at Papa Nello Balan’s eponymous name-sake restaurant, Nello and thanking God for great friends and great food institutions, where no matter what hour (mostly) or day of the week you are assured the…

Big Apple Buzz

By Flo Anthony Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff continues to spread her angel wings all over New York City. In the short span of two evenings, Shafiroff, wearing evening gowns by the late Oscar de la Renta, co-chaired one benefit and was honored by a separate charity. Along with Cathy Black, Shafiroff was the co-chair for the…