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9/11 1st Responder Luis Alvarez to Be Laid to Rest Wednesday - NBC New YorkTuesday, July 09, 2019
Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside, Long Island, Tuesday. His funeral service is set for Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria at 10 a.m.Instead of flowers, Alvarez's family has requested donations in Luis Alvarez's name to charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Kids Need More and FealGood Foundation, according to family representative Matt McCauley. "The Alvarez Family greatly appreciates the respect and outpouring of love and sympathy that has been shown for them in honor or Lou," McCauley said in a statement.Alvarez, a former NYPD detective who saved people from the rubble on 9/11, was suffering from colon cancer in hospice care, but continued to speak out with one final plea: Permanently extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Bill, so his fellow first responders could get the health coverage they need.9/11 First Responder Offers His Final WishAlvarez went down to Capitol Hill, along with Jon Stewart and other 9/11 survivors and first responders, earlier this month to demand Congress extend the funding. He gave emotional testimony that riveted the nation and Capitol Hill, one day before his 69th round of chemotherapy, he said.The day after he gave that emotional testimony, Alvarez’s liver shut down and doctors told him there was nothing more they could do to treat the cancer he got 16 years after saving anyone he could from the heaping piles death and destruction."We told him at the end that he had won this battle by the many lives he had touched by sharing his three year battle. He was at peace with that, surrounded by family. Thank you for giving us this time we have had with him, it was a blessing!" Alvarez's family said in a statement.Earlier thi... https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Funeral-Service-for-Hero-911-1st-Responder-Luis-Alvarez-to-Take-Place-Wednesday-512041572.html
Booksellers Show Off Creativity in Holiday Window Displays - BTWTuesday, December 19, 2017
Cooper Young Historic District light up their windows for the annual “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association that includes an evening of carols and Santa strolling.Astoria Bookshop, Astoria, Queens: Sharing on Instagram with the hashtags #booktree, #bookart, and #booksculpture, the store showed off its own contribution to the category. Lexi Beach, co-owner of the bookstore, said she found a way to make use of damaged stock by creating a book tree. Once Upon A Storybook, Tustin, California: Store founder Susie Alexander said the window combines both Christmas and Hanukkah, noting: “My manager, Tina, does all of our windows and displays — she is amazing!”The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, New York: The bookstore won first place in the Woodstock Open House Window Display Contest of 2017. Co-owners Jacqueline Kellachan and James Conrad tapped their friend Lucia Reale-Vogt to create their displays. Reale-Vogt, an artist, crafter, and baker, created the “Let it Snow” tableau with old books, sheet music, and metallic paper. Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, Oregon: “Our stockings are hung in our window with care! Our holiday displays are bursting with great books for everyone on your list,” the store wrote on Instagram.Black Bird Bookstore, San Francisco, California: “Wintry snow flowers float around a holiday wreath in the front window at Black Bird Bookstore,” said owner Kathryn Grantham. Card Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, New York: Co-owner Sarah Blagg said she wanted to harken to Card Carrying’s identity as a feminist bookstore while making a play on words. “We thought it would be fun to be a little tongue-in-cheek this holiday season,” she said. http://bookweb.org/news/booksellers-show-creativity-holiday-window-displays-102395
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: a href="http:/...
Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design NYC - Care Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers During Summer - BenzingaTuesday, August 01, 2017
New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/summer-tips-make-flowers/last-longer-florist-nyc/prweb14556818.htm...
The Flower Shop, From Son of NY Giants Owner, Opens on Eldridge — and More Intel - Eater NYTuesday, May 23, 2017
No more Waldorf salads from the source. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel closed yesterday, after 86 years of operation. Over the next two to three years, Anbang will convert over 1000 hotel rooms into condos. — The Flower Shopis now open on the Lower East Side (107 Eldridge St.) in the spot that had been Fontana’s for over a decade. The bi-level restaurant comes from Dylan Hales, a co-owner who is also partner in the Randolph bars, along with William Tisch and Dave Turner. According to Bedford + Bowery, William’s father, Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants, is said to be an investor along with skateboard legend, Tony Hawk. The Flower Shop offers a mid-Century rec room aesthetic with wood paneled walls. The lower level also has a bar with a pool table, jukebox, and pink fireplace. Here’s the menu. — Another location for Dos Toros is opening in the Flatiron (668 6th Ave.) and it’s giving away a burrito and tacos for a buck on Tuesday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s the 13th location of the chain from Leo...
Obituary: John M. Vontobel, 67, Of Stamford - Stamford, CT PatchTuesday, July 09, 2019
Susan (Moavero) Vontobel, daughter Amanda Vontobel, son Michael Vontobel and daughter-in-laws Erin Capuano and Nicole Harris.John was an avid collector of vinyl records and a dedicated New York Yankees fan. Aside from his passion for classic rock, motorcycles and classic cars he was a passionate animal lover and there wasn't anything he would not rescue. From snakes, lizards and turtles to cats and dogs, John always had a lost animal to save and his house was a safe haven for wayward pets.The family will receive family and friends at Lacerenza Funeral Home (8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford) on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Bennett Cancer Center. The family is truly thankful for their care and kindness during John's illness. https://patch.com/connecticut/stamford/obituary-john-m-vontobel-67-stamford
Stylist Dani Michelle Wore Four Dresses to Her Wedding at Casa del Mar - VogueTuesday, July 09, 2019
European feel at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica,” Dani says.The search for a wedding dress was even more extensive. “I tried on dresses in designer houses from California, New York, London, Paris, and Israel,” Dani admits. “I had sketches done by designers and created my own. I had a clear image of how I wanted to feel, and it was when I saw these one-of-a-kind hand-draped macrame puff sleeves from Vera Wang, with Old World–style lace, that I knew I had found my dress. But it didn’t exactly exist yet, so I worked with the amazing team in New York and Los Angeles to recut the sleeves and incorporate them into one of their crepe mermaid gowns that we then customized.” They used the same kind of lace to create an extended cathedral veil and did fittings in L.A., New York, and then back in L.A. again to make sure everything felt perfect. “But it didn’t end there, because in the process I fell in love with another amazing dress by Galia Lahav, who also worked to customize a look with me,” Dani explains. “It had this incredible diamond bow from my collarbone to the floor, and I wanted to wear it for the party. With a high slit up my whole leg, built off a tight, gathered hourglass corset, it was the perfect party dress!”A third dress entered the picture when Dani did a Sex and the City–inspired wedding dress try-on session for @vogueweddings’s Instagram Story. “I tried on the most unique, asymmetrical Viktor & Rolf gown, and Ian fell in love with it,” she says. “I asked the team if I could hold on to it to wear it at my wedding—and it subsequently became my third dress. It was the classic dream of a large, full tulle ballgown. It was uniquely graphic and fashion.”For those who are having trouble keeping up, a recap: the bride wore Vera Wang for her wedding ceremony, a Viktor & Rolf ballgown for her first dance, and the Galia Lahav look for her party. “But it didn’t totally end there,” the fashion fanatic admits. “I designed a final dress with my tailor that I wore for the after-party. Yes, I wore four wedding dresses that night!”To keep the spotlight on this epic array of fashion, jewelry was kept minimal. The bride wore vintage diamond drop earrings from her late grandmother and her new emerald-cut wedding ban... https://www.vogue.com/article/dani-michelle-kourtney-kardashian-stylist-ian-morrison-wedding-vera-wang-dress
Obituary: Michael Peter Allegato - Hunter's Creek NewsTuesday, July 09, 2019
Michael Peter Allegato, 75, passed away on July 4, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. He was born on October 23, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Salvatore Allegato and Nina Buttera Allegato. Michael was a purchaser in the hospitality industry for most of his life. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and was active in his parish, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee. Michael is predeceased by his wife of over 30 years, Katie Allegato. He is survived by his son Michael Baas (Abby) of Brentwood, Tennessee and his grandchildren Brandon, Maggie and Hudson along with his brothers Frank Allegato of Orlando, Florida and John Allegato of Long Island, New York. A memorial service held at Grissom Funeral Home in Kissimmee, Florida on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers the family invites you to make a donation in Michael's name to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee, Florida. Original source can be found here. https://hunterscreeknews.com/stories/512714221-obituary-michael-peter-allegato
What One Actor’s Career Tells Us About Asian Representation in Hollywood - The New York TimesTuesday, July 09, 2019
Here’s the sign-up.)Growing up, he seemed to be everywhere.Glowering as a stern Japanese military aide in “Pearl Harbor,” yelling at Carrie Bradshaw to pay for flowers as a Korean vendor on a New York City street, whispering menacing commands as a Chinese mob boss in “Home Alone 3.”And each time my mom saw him, she would say the same thing: “Hey, there’s Jimmy!”She went to grade school with that actor, James Saito, in South Los Angeles. Both are Japanese-American and they ran in overlapping social circles.Over the years, my mom has kept an eye out for her classmate, as if she’s playing some decades-long game of “Where’s East Asian Waldo?”That, more than any think piece or spirited Twitter thread, has crystallized for me what it means when people talk about Asian invisibility: Mr. Saito’s presence in such a diverse range of movies and TV shows underscored the scarcity of other Asian men on screen.Recently, I spotted Mr. Saito myself. He was stealing scenes as the laid-back, goofy father of Randall Park’s character in the Netflix romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe.”This role was different. That he was Asian was part of his character, but it wasn’t defining. (As the film’s co-stars, Mr. Park and Ali Wong, have said, that was sort of th... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/james-saito-asian-representation-hollywood.html