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  • Get your golden ticket! Cast of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ gives sweet sneak peek of new Broadway musical

      MIDTOWN, Manhattan- The wonderful and wacky world of Willy Wonka is bringing pure imagination to Broadway in the new musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book by Roald Dahl. “There is something daunting about stepping into this role because I’m a huge Gene Wilder fan,” Christian Borle said. Concocting a new take on the charismatic and kooky character is two-time Tony Award winner, Christian Borle. “I can officially go on the record and say Willy Wonka will not […]

  • ‘The Point’ in the Bronx offers creative outlet and endless opportunities to the underserved

    HUNTS POINT, The Bronx- This is no circus, but AJ Dixon is showing us a few of his tricks. “Were you scared the first time you tried knives?” I asked. “I was honestly, really terrified,” he laughed. The 14-year-old is getting a chance to explore his talents, here at The Point in the Bronx. “I was actually introduced to The Point because of its photography program,” Dixon said. The all-purpose facility has offered free programming for a wide range of activities to the […]

  • NYC startup, Andela, connects software developers from Africa to the global marketplace

    CHELSEA, Manhattan- The startup company, Andela has one driving force. “Brilliance is evenly distributed but opportunity is not,” Christina Sass said. “What we’re doing is helping to take people who have a solid foundation in computer science and engineering rapidly make them competitive and give them connectivity to the global marketplace.”  Christina Sass is one of the co-founders of the international organization launched in 2014. With offices in NYC, Lagos, Nairobi and San Francisco, the business is truly making a difference around the […]

  • It’s a G Thing: Skateboarding and yoga come together at Brooklyn’s ‘Skateyogi’

    BROOKLYN – A school is bringing skateboarding and yoga together. “With skateboarding, our main goal is to have fun,” Kevin Banahan, founder of Skateyogi, said. “I started teaching classes at a yoga studio in Crown Heights for adult beginners, and it grew pretty soon after that people started asking about kids classes.”  Skateyogi stays true to its “namaskate“ roots, starting each lesson with some self reflection and motivation.  “I find that skateboarding and yoga have a lot in common, both are activities […]

  • Mark Ruffalo, Danny Devito and Tony Shalhoub star in ‘The Price’ on Broadway

    The Price stars Mark Ruffalo, Danny Devito,Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht. When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the […]

  • ‘War Paint’ brings skin-deep rivalry between cosmetic company icons to the stage

    “It’s an American story about two immigrants that became the richest women in the world,” Patti Lupone said.  Two-time tony award winner, Patti Lupone, doesn’t take her newest role lightly. She’s starring in the Broadway musical, War Paint. “It’s about powerful women and it’s about the obstacles they’re faced with, today as well,” she added.  She portrays Helena Rubinstein, one of the powerful pioneers in makeup and skincare. “She created an empire starting with 12 jars of cream,” Lupone explained. For the first […]

  • Volunteers spend evenings reading with children in shelters through ‘Bedtime Stories’ program

    Reading can unlock a world of possibilities for children like Ananda. “Do you like to come here?” I asked her. “Yes,” she nodded. The kindergartner gets the chance to open a book every week with a volunteer from New York Cares. “I really like working with kids so this is a unique opportunity, obviously a lot of enthusiasm, and desire to learn,” Tom Lavander, volunteer, said.  It’s part of the program, ‘Bedtime Stories’ at a Women in Need shelter in East Harlem. “The point of […]

  • It’s a G Thing: Brooklyn duo wins global filmmaking competition using stop-motion animation

    Film-making can be a tedious process, especially when producing stop-motion animation. “We’ll spend 12-15 hours a day to get a few seconds of footage,” Bec Sloane said. That’s because Bec Sloane and Taylor Stanton have to make minor adjustments between every single photo. The duo made a movie after winning a global competition, called Symphonic Storyboards,  put on by the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York. “It was a worldwide competition for filmmakers to submit a proposal of a 10-minute film […]

  • Arch for Kids teaches school children in East New York how to build bridges

    EAST NEW YORK- New York is a big city jungle of concrete and steel. And now, the physics behind our great skyscrapers and bridges is all getting broken down inside P.S. 149. The first and second grade scholars are learning the fundamentals of architecture. “It’s just putting the seed in their brain that you can really build anything out of anything,” Janny Gedeon, co-founder of Arch for Kids, explained. “The goal is to expose them the goal is to tell […]

  • New-look NYCFC looks ahead to pivotal home opener against rival D.C. United

    NEW YORK – NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira has one message for his team. “I want the best from every single player, every day in training and in the game,” Vieira said. “You have to earn that spot and the best way to do it is to perform.” The legendary midfielder is starting his second as head coach of New York City Football Club. “We have a better squad than we had last year,” Vieira said. It was an active […]