Tag Archives: New York City

The New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist, Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly has been a staff cartoonist at The New Yorker Magazine since 1982. She tells stories thru her drawings, some political, some not. Donnelly, who married at UCONN graduate, and who herself has an honorary doctorate from UCONN, is also now the resident CBS News cartoonist where she captures images for the network. Recently, she began Read more…

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Hartford Filmmaker, Rashad Frett

Rashad Frett of Hartford served the country as an Army Medic. His unit was called to New York City on 9-11. Just hours after two planes hit the twin towers, he was in a helicopter flying over the enormous smoking debris field. He was just 20-years old then and seeing utter devastation in America. He Read more…

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From Broadway With Love To Orlando

Van Dean is a Broadway producer and founder of Broadway Records who grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut. Dean’s life as a producer changed after the tragedy at Sandy Hook. He saw so many hurting that he knew he had to do something. He started producing summer productions where he brings actors from Broadway who get involved Read more…

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Al Primo, Television News Pioneer ~ Italian American

Italian-American, Al Primo, is a pioneer in television news, he lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Primo is largely responsible for the format you see every night on your local news. News Anchors, a weather person and sports and then interaction with reporters in the field and their chats with the folks at the news desk. Read more…

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Matthew Robbins Design

New York City event planner to the stars, Matthew Robbins of Matthew Robbins Design, is the guy behind the magic you see in events on television, in magazines, on blogs. He designs weddings and parties for the very famous, though he won’t tell you exactly who because he practices discretion. Fifteen years ago he says the Read more…

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Fascinating! New York City,100 Years Ago In Video

A huge thank you to the New York Post for putting this awesome video up of New York City some 100 years ago, so vibrant even then. The Post says this 8-minute video if from Yestervid, a film company that specializes in producing historical videos. They set out to explore NYC as it looked a century Read more…

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Mary Fetchet Advocates For September 11th Families

New Canaan, Connecticut’s Mary Fetchet lost her son Brad on September 11th, 2001. He had called her husband right after a plane hit the first tower…he was on the 89th floor in tower two…he was frightened, but his company was told to stay in the building, moments later the second plane hit, that was the Read more…

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I Love The Rockettes!

This time of year I always think about the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. When the girls were little we took them a time or too, over the decades the team has stepped it up a notch or two including this number with Pitbull, pretty awesome.

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Ya Gotta Love Sardi’s Celebrity Caricatures

  Old Hollywood, love it and Sardi’s, the iconic restaurant in New York City’s Theater District. Just saw all of these caricatures on Do You Remember, Yesterday Back By Popular Demand. All this vintage stuff is right up my alley. At the top of this post are the late celebrities, Eartha Kitt and Paul Newman immortalized at Read more…

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Gary Vaynerchuk And Navigating Change

At the time I was writing this at 12:30 a.m., I was basically hyperventilating into a brown paper bag. Why?…because an idea I had is getting off the ground thanks to a dedicated lot who gives a darn about others. Navigating Change Media Think Tank which I founded last year, was front and center on Wednesday Read more…

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