The 1st Annual International Hip Hop Parade Taking Place In The Bronx!

Hip Hop Parade BronxThe 1st Annual Hip Hop International Parade is ready to have their procession along Bathgate Avenue, between Cross Bronx Expressway & Claremont Parkway on Saturday, August 23rd from 11am to 4pm.  The parade is about bringing the positive side of Hip Hop music through technology, education, and expression. This parade is for you the Hip Hop Culture. If you want to march or volunteer in the parade, go to the website and register. Make sure you spread the word. 

MetroCard Vending Machines Will Be Cash-Only Saturday Morning, August 16

metrocard-machineIf you’re going to take the subway this weekend, make sure your MetroCard is full – or you have cash on you. The MTA is upgrading the software used by MetroCard vending machines Saturday so they won’t be able to accept debit and credit cards starting at 1 a.m. Customers can still buy or fill up their MetroCards at vending machines using cash only. All MetroCard vending machines at NYC subway stations, PATH, JFK AirTrain and LaGuardia Airport will be affected by the outage. The machines should be fully upgraded no later than 9:30 a.m. Saturday. LINK

Dive Bar “Subway Inn” May Have To Closed It’s Doors!

Dive Bar Subway Inn May Have To Closed It's Doors!The neon-lit bar, which has offered cheap beer and down-to-earth service across the street from Bloomingdale’s at 143 E. 60th St. for nearly 80 years, is facing eviction and is trying to raise $10,000 to pay lawyers and spread the word about their situation. The Salinas family launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign and a petition this week, after they say their landlord refused to renew their lease and told them they had to move out by Aug. 20. The World-Wide Group, which owns the building, plans to build “luxury condos” in place of the bar. The owners have put several large “Save Subway Inn” banners inside the bar as well as on the storefront, and they are also addressing their online petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio and other local officials, in the hopes of saving the bar. LINK

At No Cost Too You….Free Professional Headshots From Dating Company Mesh!

At No Cost Too You....Free Professional Headshots From Dating Company Mesh!Are you considering updating your avatar profile? A free professional headshot courtesy of Mesh is looking for a few good people to pose, according to the blogger Brokelyn. Mesh, a Brooklyn-based online dating start-up, is looking for a few good heads to get shots of, at no cost to you, between now and August 10. According to their call for volunteers, you’ll get as many photographs as you want, and you’ll get them all after they’re processed. They are completely yours to do with as you please. You can schedule a time that works for you, because sometimes free really is free, and you’ll be helping a dating company promote their new site. If you’re interested in new photos and this sounds like a deal you’d like to take advantage of, sign up at their EventBrite listing and get ready to SMILE :>))

Looking For A Affordable Massage?!?

Looking For A Affordable Massage!Everyone loves to have a good massage and we all know they can be very expensive but one solution won’t break the bank. At the New York College of Health Professions’ Chelsea clinic, New Yorkers can get a 50-minute massage for just $25 — as long as they’re willing to be treated by a student. Senior citizens can have a massage for only $15 as well as college students with valid identification get the same discount. The clinic allows students to test the skills they learn in New York College’s intensive Massage Therapy program, where students get about 1,200 hours of training before they take the state’s licensing exam. Patients at the five-room clinic at 134 W. 26th St. can choose either a Swedish massage, which uses oil and long, flowing rubs, or an Asian-style massage, which targets the body’s pressure points.  Each session is supervised by a teacher, who will check in and occasionally assist students throughout the 50 minutes. The hands-on experience gives the students the confidence to practice their craft, teaching them what to do when they’re on the job. To book an appointment at the New York College of Health Professions‘ Chelsea clinic, call 212-924-3706. The clinic is open from Monday to Friday between noon and 8 p.m., and on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. LINK


89_EdpNew York Taste and City Harvest returns with the city’s BEST menu! Don’t miss this incredible feast –all you can eat, drink, and savor from more than 40 of New York’s most celebrated restaurants and mixology bars. New Yorkers will enjoy the most delectable and diverse menu tastings and libations. The General Tasting Event will take place from 7-9pm with a special Preview hour from 6-7pm for VIP ticket holders. This delighted event will take place on Monday, November 10th @ The Waterfront located at 269 9th Avenue.

A New TV Program That Shines A Spotlight On “Harlem”

Vanessa Tyler will host 'What's Eating HarlemYou may remember Vanessa Tyler the emmy award winning stylish reporter who use to report for WPIX-TV News at 10. Vanessa Tyler a native of Harlem will host ‘What’s Eating Harlem,’ a new program that shines a spotlight on neighborhood’s history, food, arts, entertainment, and entrepreneurs. The 26-week series, produced by fellow Harlemite Paul Phillips, debuts tonight, Thursday at 10 pm on NYC Life, a city-owned TV station.  LINK

Tyler, who is now a New Jersey resident and a freelance FiOS 1 news anchor, said “I hope people will look at and love the show and appreciate the people,” Tyler said. “That’s what makes Harlem Harlem — the people.”