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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...
Hoffmann family to acquire another Naples business - Naples Daily NewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
David Hoffmann, chairman of Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate and the founder of Osprey Capital, a private equity company based in Illinois, said his family's event companies in Naples were buying so many flowers that it made a lot of sense to purchase an upscale florist — and Kaleidoscope rose to the top of the list of choices for many reasons, including its impressive growth in such a short time. "They are doubling in sales every year," Hoffmann said. "We think now they will quadruple just because of how many flowers we're involved in with our event planning businesses." The Hoffmanns' event planning business is only expected to grow. "We are trying to round out... https://www.naplesnews.com/story/money/business/local/2019/03/11/hoffmann-family-acquires-naples-florist/3129132002/
Owner Of Wicker Park's Asrai Garden To Judge On 'Full Bloom,' A Competitive Floral Arranging Show From HBO Max - Block Club ChicagoWednesday, December 11, 2019
No one was doing this type of thing when I started,” she said. Cronin’s arrangements celebrate the “wild” look of flowers, often including prairie greens native to Illinois or taxidermied insects. In addition to flowers, Asrai sets itself apart from other shops by including a thoughtfully curated selection of products, such as essential oils and home decor, Cronin said. Both of these approaches — wild, natural flowers and curated complementary products — were a steep departure from the typical flower shops of the ’90s, Cronin said. In describing her approach to floral arrangements, Cronin referenced the “Dutch master” philosophy of keeping things natural. While she has many favorite kinds of flowers, Cronin said she has a particular affection for Queen Anne’s lace and its siblings in the Ammi family. “I want to make a massive display of weeds,” Cronin said. “I think that’s beautiful.” Cronin grew up on the Northwest Side. Her mother worked as a nurse at St. Mary’s hospital in Wicker Park. As a child, Cronin hung out in Wicker Park. She often ate at a Polish diner underneath the “L” train tracks. She also took many trips to the Chicago Botanic Garden, where she attended children’s workshops on gardening. Asrai Garden in Wicker Park.Asrai Garden/ FacebookAs a young adult Cronin lived in Wicker Park and worked in a floral shop, followed by a brief stint making flower arrangements for events. When she was in her mid-20s she decided to open Asrai Garden. The name was inspired by the Brian Fraod book, “The Dark Crystal.” “Wicker Park has always felt like home,” she said. Asrai, which opened in Wicker Park in 1999, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Dec. 1. To celebrate, the store’s larger second location in Fulton Market, 309 N. Morgan St., will host a ’90s Wicker Park-themed celebration at the Ace Hotel and other nearby businesses.RELATED: Asrai Garden To Bring 1999 Wicker Park To Fulton Market For Boutique’s 20-Year AnniversaryThe party runs Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and will include pop-ups from long-shuttered Wicker Park favorites including Earwax Cafe, the Lava Lounge and Jinx Cafe.“There’s not much left in Wicker Park that feels super special,” Cronin said. “There’s just a few of us left.” Today, Cronin lives on Chicago’s South Side in Kenwood, where gardeners like herself are “taking it all back to the prairie” by planting native plants along the lakeshore. Do stories like this matter to you? a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://api.pico.tools/pn/blockclubchicago/9x2z8yqx" target="_bl... https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/11/14/owner-of-wicker-parks-asrai-garden-to-judge-on-full-bloom-a-competitive-floral-arranging-show-from-hbo-max/
Local flower shops “petaling it forward” Wednesday - week.comTuesday, November 19, 2019
EAST PEORIA (WEEK) — Flower shops in central Illinois were “petaling” it forward Wednesday.Staff members at Becks Florist were giving out free flowers in hopes to spread kindness and brighten everyone’s day.“Emotions are what it’s all about. Whether it (is) smiles, tears, or whatever it may be, emotions make people happy,” said Becks Florist owner Greg Becks.Becks in East Peoria is just one of many participating in the area.Other shops “petaling” it forward include:Picket Fence in ChillicotheIvy Gardens in El PasoFlower Basket in EurekaFlowers by Julia in PrincetonG.P. Miller Floral in PeoriaSterling Flower Shop in PeoriaHy-Vee in PeoriaDespite the rebuild, the Greenhouse Flower Shop in Pekin will be participating at the Pekin Post Office and Beechams Market in Tremont. ... https://week.com/news/top-stories/2019/10/23/local-flower-shops-petaling-it-forward-wednesday/
Nexus Capital Management Acquires FTD's Consumer and Florist Businesses - PRNewswireTuesday, September 10, 2019
I look forward to working with the FTD leadership team and all of our employees to take FTD to new heights."FTD headquarters will remain in the Chicago, Illinois area.About FTDFTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over a century. We are a private equity-backed company with one of the largest florist networks in the world, supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo displayed in over 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. We partner with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements available for same-day delivery on FTD.com and ProFlowers.com. In addition to delivering flowers, we support locally-owned retail florists by providing technology, marketing, and digital services to members of our florist network. For all of life's occasions and everyday moments, visit FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ftdflowers. We love helping our customers #sayitwithflowers.About NexusNexus was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Nexus employs a flexible investment mandate that focuses on long-term value creation by partnering with leading management teams and businesses. For more information on Nexus, please visit www.nexuslp.com. Contact: Emily Bucholz FTD, LLC 630-724-6692 l firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE FTD; Nexus... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexus-capital-management-acquires-ftds-consumer-and-florist-businesses-300906422.html