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This is part 2 of the 3 part series of my vacation. This episode will be about all the things I did in New York City, so enjoy!! We are gonna use the same riddle for this whole series so you have time! The riddle was: what has many ears but can't hear? Email me your answer at RiyaRamblings@gmail.com. We drove from Philly to New York. You can listen to my previous episode to learn about my adventures in Philadelphia. We used City Pass which is like a combo ticket for many places which helps to avoid long lines. I recommend it! We stayed in a hotel very close to Times Square. 19th floor! And we took the train to get around. That plus a LOT of walking. If you have visited NYC, send me email with place you saw and places you wished you had seen. Here's the places we visited: Times Square: - I agree with it's "cross roads of the world" title - a fun place to visit - The site of the annual new year's eve ball drop, which began in 1907! It's super fun to see on TV Broadway: - We got discounted, same-day tickets for "Dear Evan Hansen" at the booth in Times Square. - It was very good and emotional, and it was an experience I'll never forget Statue of Liberty: - We took a ferry to liberty island, and that same ferry also stops at ellis island - The museum had a really good mini movie about the process of making Lady Liberty - The statue of liberty was given to America by the French on June 17, 1885 by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi - The status has broken ankle shackles to represent freedom from slavery, a torch to light up the world, and a tablet with America's independence day Zucotti Park: - It had a ton of small mom and pop street food carts with various flavors and cuisines - If you go to NY city, be on the lookout for these beautiful areas, you'll really enjoy them! 9/11 memorial/museum: - We visited the memorial for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 - It taught me so much, and made me realize how hard it must have been - There was a panel surrounding the Twin Reflecting Pools with all the names of those who lost their lives Empire state building - It was the tallest building when it was built in March 1930 - it is now an observatory deck on the 86th floor and you can pay extra go to the 102nd floor - The view was breathtaking, but make sure to go on a clear day, or a sunset! Central Park: - 843 acres of trees and trails in the middle of a city!! Beautiful! - We entered the park from the Strawberry Fields, which is not an area where you pick strawberries! It's a memorial to a British rock musician, John Lennon, who was part of the Beatles. Food We had fantastic falafels from food trucks, great NY style pizza and also some over-priced, not-so-good meals. Make sure you eat the street food! Brooklyn One of my fav Bollywood stars - Shah Rukh Khan - shot a famous movie near the Brooklyn bridge. So I loved seeing that at night and take beautiful photos We are gonna use the same riddle for this whole series so you have time! The riddle was: what has many ears but can't hear? Email me at RiyaRamblings@gmail.com
An award-winning former advertising executive, Marshall Karp is a playwright and a screenwriter, and has written and produced numerous TV shows. Having paid his dues in Hollywood, he began killing the people he used to work with - in his novels - the Lomax and Biggs series.And then he started collaborating with James Patterson and the duo have concocted the NYPD Red Series. After six bestsellers, Marshall will carry the series forward on his own with NYPD Red 7 – out in the fall.But first, his new novel – just out - Snowstorm in August - imagines Central Park buried under tons of snow. Only it's not snow. It's cocaine.
Synopsis According to Emerson, “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Well, we're not sure if the composer Arnold Schoenberg ever read Emerson, but we think the 20th-century Austrian composer must have shared this principle with the 19th-century American essayist. Just when many people had Schoenberg comfortably pigeon-holed as an “atonal” composer, he went and wrote a big TONAL piece, resolutely set in the key of G minor. In the 1940's, Schoenberg's publisher asked him to write a piece for high school or amateur wind band. The work Schoenberg finished during the summer of 1943 was entitled “Theme and Variations,” and was described by its composer—with his customary modesty—as (quote), “one of those compositions which one writes in order to enjoy one's own virtuosity and… to give a certain group of music lovers something better to play.” Schoenberg's music proved a little too difficult for high school bands, however, so its first performance was given on today's date in 1946 by the Goldman Band, America's top wind ensemble of that day, at a Central Park concert in New York City conducted by Richard Franko Goldman, an enthusiastic supporter of new works for band. Music Played in Today's Program Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) –Theme and Variations, Op. 43a (Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble; Harlan D. Parker, cond.) Naxos 8.570403
For the third Rebecca book, author Jacqueline Dembar Greene drew on her childhood experiences to explore what makes a day on the calendar a “national holiday.” When Rebecca is pressured to make a Christmas decoration at school, she feels conflicted. Not only does her family not celebrate Christmas, she is getting ready for Hanukkah and thinking about her place in the festivities. So, on top of her homework and friendships, Rebecca finds herself involved in some secret gift plans…and a complex pigeon situation. We chat about Dembar Greene's heartfelt Hanukkah story, recent music news, and an excellent remix by a listener. Read more about "The Americanization of Hanukkah" here: https://www.brandeis.edu/now/2014/december/americanization-of-hanukkah.html Learn more about the ”pigeon lady” in Central Park in November, 1981: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/11/28/The-pigeon-lady-of-Central-Park/3161375771600/ Time Stamps: 00:00-11:50 - We talk pop culture (90 Day Fiance, Mariah Carey Songwriter Hall of Fame induction, Windsor, CT House Tours) 11:50-1:05:15 We Talk Rebecca, Book 3 Visit our merch store or support us on Patreon: https://linktr.ee/agirlspod. We love to hear from you! Drop us a line AmericanGirlsPod@gmail.com or follow us: Facebook - fb.com/AmericanGirlsPodcast Instagram -@americangirlspodcast @mimimahoney @allisonhorrocks Twitter - @agirlspod @marymahoney123 @allisonhorrocks Need a source of calm in your day? Subscribe to Libro FM! Choose from over 150,000 audiobooks and even support your local bookstore with your purchases as a member. To sign up, use code AGReads or this link: libro.fm/redeem/AGReads You can also support us by shopping with this link: https://tidd.ly/3fXPx5A
"It was the best experience of my running career. Running a 2:45 marathon over four hilly loops of Central Park and winning the More Marathon for Masters women. Every woman out there was cheering for me, inspired by me—and not because I was some hotshot runner—but because I was a mom from Arizona. That changed how I looked at running. What I do can matter in the life of other people. My purpose became to inspire other people in any way that I possibly could." -Susan Loken Susan Loken began her remarkable running journey at age 35, after the birth of her 1st son, realizing she needed some "me" time and wanted to get active. Susan built up from her first 5K to completing her first marathon in 4:01 in San Francisco at age 36. Remarkably, just four short years later, Susan qualified for her first of THREE Olympic Trials marathons (2004/2008/2012) at age 40! Susan is also a 4X USA Masters Marathon Champion and has one of the most accomplished running resumes of anyone you'll ever meet! I really enjoyed diving deep with Susan to find out how a kid who came in last in her swim meets and was always the last kid picked to be on a sports team could progress to this amazing level! We discuss: her mom giving her the gift of self-belief; no excuses; finding her tribe in the running community & tapping into that power; Coach Brett Schumacher taking her under his wing; finding her purpose; where the fire comes from; her darkest hole; mantras; Run Now, Wine Later; community & giving back. Susan is a Rabbit sponsored athlete who cares deeply for the running community and giving back through coaching Girls on the Run and Healthy Kids Running. I'm so excited to follow her next chapter as she shifts her focus to trail/ultra running! I hope you all enjoy this conversation as much as I did! If you enjoy the episode, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Susan: Instagram: @susan_loken Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: email@example.com Social: @_margittai © 2022 Ron Romano
Say gay! It's a special episode in honor of Pride month! First, Carter takes us on the Sayville Ferry to explore every nook and cranny of Fire Island. Watch out for pirates as we wander through the Meat Rack, before we spill some tea about The Tea Dance. Then, Marissa introduces us to a “Strange Sisterhood of lady sculptors” as we meet Emma Stebbins and her lesbian lover in the heart of Central Park. There's lots of pride (and a little prejudice).
This week, Adam and Mike ask the questions "will Elvis win this race" and "will Cmmndr. Draper get back to Earth—where they will surely dissect Friday" as we look back at the double feature of VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) and ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964) that opened at the Central Park in Englewood on July 24, 1964.
On the way to meet a friend at Le Pain Quotidien in Central Park, Scott actually gets lost, and must endure the indignity of having the person he asked for directions, think he's a rube from out of town. Tom and Scott set out to cast the movie version of The Lost Man, and plan to use their not yet finished time machine to cast a 1960's Jack Lemmon and Spencer Tracy. This ability to cast in the past will lead to new SAG contract negotiations, as well as unlimited casting possibilities. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tom-saunders9/support
(Photo Credit: Sachron) Lawrence is an incredibly talented band that has done it all – from playing coffee shops in New York City to now Central Park’s world famous Summerstage. The brother-sister duo speak to Gunz about what keeps them driven, as well as working with the legend Jon Bellion on their latest album. Check out Lawrence with The Gunz Show – as they bring the perfect blend of pop, catchy choruses and melodies, as well as just good ol’ vibes and feel good music!
Grace and Alvina talk about everything they need to do to prepare to attend ALA Annual, where Grace will be accepting the Legacy Award! See complete show notes at www.bookfriendsforever.com. Click here to become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/Bookfriendsforever1.
Synopsis For eight summers starting in 1868, the German-born American conductor Theodore Thomas lead concerts at New York City's Central Park. As usual with Thomas's programs, there was a calculated mix of old and new music, and more than a few premieres. On today's date in 1871, for example, Thomas conducted the first American performance of “Kaiser March,” a brand-new work by the German opera composer Richard Wagner completed earlier that year to honor Wilhelm of Prussia who had just become Emperor of a united German Reich. It went over very well back in Germany, and, considering that: a) everybody likes a good march, especially at summertime pops concerts and, b) a sizeable percentage of New York's musicians in Thomas's day were either German-born or German-trained, we can assume Wagner's “Kaiser March” was well-received at its American debut. Five years later, in 1876, Thomas would conduct the premiere of another celebratory march by Wagner, this one commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the American Revolution. Wagner was paid $5000, an enormous sum of money in those days, to compose an “American Centennial March” for national festivities in Philadelphia. Both of these marches are seldom performed today, and are regarded as pretty thin stuff, musically speaking. Wagner himself quipped that the best thing about his “American Centennial March” was the fee he received for writing it. Music Played in Today's Program Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) –American Centennialand Imperial Marches (Hong Kong Philharmonic; Varujan Kojian, cond.) Naxos 8.555386
The boys are live (recorded) from Central Park in New York City. Find out how Ned got food poisoning on the first day of the trip. How did Josh fare driving on the right hand side of the road in peak hour NYC traffic. And who is the stingier tipper? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pour terminer cette mini série consacrée à New York, place à la beauté racontée, la beauté testée. Cette beauté passée au crible est issue d'un héritage familial pour le moins poudré. Clémence Von Mueffling est auteure et journaliste à New York. Elle est aussi née parmi les crèmes et les parfums. Pourquoi ? Parce que sa mère et sa grand-mère étaient toutes deux rédactrices beauté à Vogue. Clémence vit dans la ville qui ne dort jamais depuis de nombreuses années maintenant, elle y a lancé son magazine en ligne intitulé « Beauty and Well-being » qu'elle a transformé en newsletter depuis. Nous nous sommes rencontrées par hasard lors de son pop-up beauté dans le building de l'alliance Française sur la 60e et Madison, à un pas de Central Park. Ça a été l'occasion de faire de très belles rencontres comme celle avec Romain Gaillard dont l'épisode est sorti la semaine dernière. Fascinée par sa beauté, son élégance et sa grande douceur mais aussi curieuse de connaitre son approche de la beauté en tant que Française outre atlantique, je lui ai proposé de réaliser cet épisode. Ensemble nous avons parlé de ses souvenirs beauté avec les femmes de sa famille, du livre qu'elle a co-écrit avec elles et de ses dernières découvertes à partager. Bonne écoute !
On this episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul podcast, host Lisa Marie Burwell, VIE's CEO/editor-in-chief had the pleasure of hosting Christian Siriano, a renowned visionary and trailblazer in both fashion and interior design. Siriano studied abroad in London under some of the world's greatest fashion icons including Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen before launching his eponymous brand in 2008. His forward-thinking and show-stopping designs have not only brought him success on the runway but also paved the way for size inclusivity in the fashion industry long before diversity was encouraged. Emboldened by this mission and his whimsical designs, style icons from around the globe have proudly donned his creations; Siriano has dressed figures ranging from First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey to actresses like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow on some of the world's most exclusive red carpets. Most recently, Siriano has exceeded all expectations by expanding into the world of interior design, founding Siriano Interiors in 2019. One of his most recent endeavors? Styling a $30 million penthouse in Manhattan overlooking Central Park with a sleek and timeless appeal that reflects the exterior beauty of NYC while giving the home its own unique flair. To learn more about Siriano Interiors, Christian's design journey, and the finished home, check out our May 2022 issue cover story.
This is the All Local Morning for 6/21/22
Lorenzo Dell'Uva è decisamente una persona eclettica, in grado di intraprendere con successo un sacco di progetti. Ed in questa chiacchierata, tra libri, foto, podcast e quant'alto gli argomenti non ci sono di certo mancati!Tutti i riferimenti di Lorenzo- Sito: https://maratona.nyc/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delluva/ - https://www.instagram.com/la_corsa_infinita/ - https://www.instagram.com/raceday_nyc/- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maratona.nyc/- Podcast "Dal Verrazzano a Central Park": https://www.spreaker.com/show/dal-verrazzano-a-central-park - https://pod.link/maratona-newyorkLibri di Lorenzo Maria Dell'Uva- "La corsa infinita: La guida completa alla New York City Marathon": https://amzn.to/3OBOmsC- "Race Day: la Maratona di New York in Immagini": https://amzn.to/3tDrvnwArticolo "32 imperdibili consigli + uno per correre al meglio la Maratona di New York": https://www.runlovers.it/2019/32-imperdibili-consigli-uno-per-correre-al-meglio-la-maratona-di-new-york/Libri consigliati- Corri. Dall'inferno a Central Park, di Roberto Di Sante: https://amzn.to/3xynp1p- La grande corsa. Il sogno e l'avventura, di Francesco Prossen: https://amzn.to/3mU5aym- Tipi che corrono, di Fulvio Massini: https://amzn.to/3b6Qnhn- Andiamo a correre, di Fulvio Massini: https://amzn.to/3NWfkun----------------------Supporta questo progetto tramite un contributo mensile su Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/da0a42In alternativa, puoi fare una donazione "una-tantum".PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/lorenzomaggianiBuymeacoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/da0a42Acquista il materiale ufficiale del podcast: https://da0a42.home.blog/shop/Iscriviti a "30 giorni da runner": https://da0a42.home.blog/30-giorni-da-runner/Seguimi!Canale Telegram: https://t.me/da0a42Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/da0a42/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/da0a42/Profilo Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/37970087Club Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/da0a42Sito: https://da0a42.home.blogOppure contattami!https://da0a42.home.blog/contatti/Il mio microfono, HyperX Quadcast: https://amzn.to/3bs06wC----------------------Un grazie a tutti i miei sostenitori:Matteo Bombelli, Antonio Palma, George Caldarescu, Dorothea Cuccini, Alessandro Rizzo, Calogero Augusta, Mauro Del Quondam, Claudio Pittarello, Luca Demartino, Massimo Cabrini, Fabio Perrone, Roberto Callegari, Jim Bilotto, Cristiano Paganoni.----------------------Music credits: Feeling of Sunlight by Danosongs - https://danosongs.com
Hi MTMers! I"m so excited to share some news with you all! SO many updates for you! As I mentioned in the podcast, you can access the YouTube channel here (yes it's a long URL--not a custom one yet--UNIVERSE bring MTM on YouTube 1,000 followers so we can get a custom URL
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine we depart from our regular program to bring you a Juneteenth special. The segments in today's episodes are all produced by our Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry and were originally broadcast in 2019. We begin with a question: What is Juneteenth? Then, Willie Terry takes us to the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration of the Capital Region in Central Park in Schenectady and speaks with vendors. In today's program Willie Terry interviews: Rachel Conn, Executive Director of the Hamilton Hill Art Center, the Center co-sponsored the event. Kareem Ture, poet and author of books: “Mahogany Scriptures” and “Chocolate Clouds.” Beverly Bar-de-quez, President of the Rapp Road Historical District about the History of the Rapp Road African-American Community in Albany. And Jacqueline Kane, author of “A Real Whole Lot: A WWII Soldier's Love Letters to His Wife.”
Who are the most underrated superheroes? We look at a list today. I'd love to know if you agree or disagree! New York City's Central Park is an AMAZING place. I was absolutely stunned when I saw it for the first time. Incredible is just one word for it. In this week's fun facts, we take a look at Central Park. Optimism. It can make you live longer and healthier. That's today's good news story. If you wish to support the podcast, you can buy me a cup of coffee at www.ko-fi.com.ricksrambles If you'd like your own Happy Cat Studio Tshirt, Mug, or other merch, you can head over to Rick's Rambles | Official Merchandise | Bonfire and do that, also! Check out Rick's Rambles on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook, also! Until next time, make it a great week! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ricksrambles/message
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Paid subscribers receive thousands of extra words of content each month, plus all podcasts three days before free subscribers.WhoJoe Hession, CEO of Snow Partners, owners of Mountain Creek, Big Snow American Dream, Snowcloud, and Terrain Based LearningRecorded onJune 15, 2022About Mountain CreekLocated in: Vernon Township, New JerseyClosest neighboring ski areas: National Winter Activity Center, New Jersey (6 minutes); Mount Peter, New York (24 minutes); Campgaw, New Jersey (51 minutes); Big Snow American Dream (50 minutes)Pass affiliations: NoneBase elevation: 440 feetSummit elevation: 1,480 feetVertical drop: 1,040 feetSkiable Acres: 167Average annual snowfall: 65 inchesTrail count: 46Lift count: 9 (1 Cabriolet, 2 high-speed quads, 2 fixed-grip quads, 1 triple, 1 double, 2 carpets – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Mountain Creek’s lift fleet)About Big Snow American DreamLocated in: East Rutherford, New JerseyClosest neighboring ski areas: Campgaw, New Jersey (35 minutes); National Winter Activity Center, New Jersey (45 minutes); Mountain Creek, New Jersey (50 minutes); Mount Peter, New York (50 minutes)Pass affiliations: NoneVertical drop: 118 feetSkiable Acres: 4Average annual snowfall: 0 inchesTrail count: 4 (2 green, 1 blue, 1 black)Lift count: 4 (1 quad, 1 poma, 2 carpets - view Lift Blog’s of inventory of Big Snow American Dream’s lift fleet)Why I interviewed himTwenty-five years ago, Vail Resorts was known as “Vail Associates.” The company owned just two mountains: Vail and Beaver Creek, which are essentially right next door to each other in Eagle County, Colorado. The resorts were, as they are today, big, snowy, and fun. But they were not great businesses. Bankruptcy threatened. And the ski media – Skiing, Powder – was mostly dismissive. This was the dawn of the freeskiing era, and the cool kids were running the Circuit of Radness: Snowbird, Squaw, Mammoth, Jackson Hole, Whistler, the Powder Highway. Vail was for suburban dads from Michigan. Beaver Creek was for suburban dads from New York. If you wanted the good stuff, keep moving until you got to Crested Butte or Telluride. Vail was just another big Colorado ski resort, that happened to own another big Colorado ski resort, and that was it.Today, Vail is the largest ski company in history, with (soon to be) 41 resorts scattered across three continents. Its Epic Pass transformed and stabilized the industry. It is impossible to talk about modern lift-served North American skiing without talking about Vail Resorts.There was nothing inevitable about this. Pete Seibert, Vail’s founder, did not enter skiing with some snowy notion of Manifest Destiny. He just wanted to open a great ski resort. It was 18 years from Vail Mountain’s 1962 opening to the opening of Beaver Creek in 1980. It was nearly two more decades until Vail bought Keystone and Breck in 1997. It was 11 more years until the Epic Pass debuted, and a few more before anyone started to pay attention to it.What Snow Partners, led by Joe Hession, is doing right now has echoes of Vail 15 years ago. They are building something. Quietly. Steadily. Like trees growing in a forest. They rise slowly but suddenly they tower over everything.I’m not suggesting that Snow Partners will be the next Vail. That they will buy Revelstoke and Jackson Hole and Alta and launch the Ultimo Pass to compete with Epic and Ikon. What Snow Partners is building is different. Additive. It will likely be the best thing to ever happen to Vail or Alterra. Snow Partners is not digital cameras, here to crush Kodak. They are, rather, skiing’s Ben Franklin, who believed every community in America should have access to books via a lending library. In Snow Partners’ version of the future, every large city in America has access to skiing via an indoor snowdome.This will change everything. Everything. In profound ways that we can only now imagine. The engine of that change will be the tens of millions of potential new skiers that can wander into a Big Snow ski area, learn how to ski, and suddenly train their radar on the mountains. Texas has a population of around 29.5 million people. Florida has about 22 million. Georgia has around 11 million. Those 61.5 million people have zero in-state ski areas between them. They could soon have many. There are countless skiers living in these states now, of course, refugees from the North or people who grew up in ski families. But there are millions more who have never skied or even thought about it, but who would, given the option, at least try it as a novelty. And that novelty may become a hobby, and that hobby may become a lifestyle, and that lifestyle may become an obsession.As anyone reading this knows, there’s a pretty direct line between those first turns and the neverending lines rolling on repeat in your snow-obsessed brain. But you have to link those first couple turns. That’s hard. Most people never get there. And that’s where Big Snow, with its beginner zone loaded with instructors and sculpted terrain features – a system known as Terrain Based Learning – is so interesting. It not only gives people access to snow. It gives people a way to learn to love it, absent the broiling frustration of ropetows and ice and $500 private instructors. It’s a place that creates skiers.This – Big Snow, along with an industry-wide reorientation toward technology – is Hession’s vision. And it is impossible not to believe in his vision. Hession announces in this podcast that the company has secured funding to build multiple Big Snow ski areas within the foreseeable future. The combination of beginner-oriented slopes and simple, affordable packages has proven attractive even in New Jersey, where skiers have access to dozens of outdoor ski areas within a few hours’ drive. It makes money, and the business model is easily repeatable.Mountain Creek, where Hession began working as a parking lot attendant in his teens, is, he says, a passion project. The company is not buying anymore outdoor ski areas. But when Big Snows start minting new skiers by the thousands, and perhaps the millions, they may end up driving the most profound change to outdoor ski areas in decades.What we talked aboutThe nascent uphill scene at Mountain Creek; “most people don’t realize that this is what New Jersey looks like”; celebrating Big Snow’s re-opening; the three things everyone gets wrong about Big Snow; the night of the fire that closed the facility for seven months; how the fire started and what it damaged; three insurance companies walk into a bar…; why six weeks of work closed the facility for more than half a year; staying positive and mission-focused through multiple shutdowns at a historically troubled facility; New Jersey’s enormous diversity; skiing in Central Park?; “we’re creating a ski town culture in the Meadowlands in New Jersey”; everyone loves Big Snow; the story behind creating Big Snow’s beginner-focused business model; why most people don’t have fun skiing and snowboarding; the four kinds of fun; what makes skiing and snowboarding a lifestyle; what Hession got really wrong about lessons; the “haphazard” development of most ski areas; more Big Snows incoming; why Big Snow is a great business from a financial and expense point of view; looking to Top Golf for inspiration on scale and replicability; where we could see the next Big Snow; how many indoor ski domes could the United States handle?; what differentiates Big Snow from Alpine-X; whether future Big Snows will be standalone facilities or attached to larger malls; is American Dream Mall too big to fail?; finding salvation from school struggles as a parking lot attendant at Vernon Valley Great Gorge; Action Park; two future ski industry leaders working the rental shop; Intrawest kicks down the door and rearranges the world overnight; a “complicated” relationship with Mountain Creek; Intrawest’s rapid decline and the fate of Mountain Creek; leaving your dream job; ownership under Crystal Springs; how a three-week vacation will change your life; transforming Terrain Based Learning from a novelty to an empire; “I’ve been fascinated with how you go from working for a company to owning a company”; the far-flung but tightly bound ski industry and how Hession ended up running Big Snow; how much the Big Snow lease costs in a month; an Austin Powers moment; this is a technology company; an anti-kiosk position; the daily capacity of Mountain Creek; buying Mountain Creek; the art of operating a ski area; the biggest mistake most Mountain Creek operators have made; the bargain season pass as business cornerstone; “we were days away from Vail Resorts owning Mountain Creek today”; bankruptcy, Covid, and taking control of Mountain Creek and Big Snow in spite of it all; how much money Mountain Creek brings in in a year; “a lot of people don’t understand how hard it is to run a ski resort”; a monster chairlift project on the Vernon side of Mountain Creek; “a complicated relationship” with the oddest lift in the East ( the cabriolet) and what to do about it; “no one wants to take their skis on and off for a 1,000 feet of vertical”; which lift from Mountain Creek’s ancient past could make a comeback; bringing back the old Granite View and Route 80 trails; why expansion beyond the historic trail network is unlikely anytime soon; Creek’s huge natural snowmaking advantage; why no one at Mountain Creek “gives high-fives before the close of the season”; Hession is “absolutely” committed to stretching Creek’s season as long as possible; the biggest job of a ski resort in the summertime; the man who has blown snow at Mountain Creek for 52 years; whether Snow Operating would ever buy more outdoor ski resorts; “variation is evil”; the large ski resort that Hession tried to buy; “I don’t think anyone can run a massive network of resorts well”; an Applebee’s comparison; whether Mountain Creek or Big Snow could ever join a multi-mountain ski pass; why the M.A.X. Pass was a disaster for Mountain Creek; why Creek promotes the Epic and Ikon Passes on its social channels; changing your narrative; not a b******t mission statement; why the next decade in the ski industry may be the wildest yet; and the Joe P. Hession Foundation.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewI’ll admit that it can be awfully hard to appreciate the potential of Big Snow from the point of view of the casual observer. For anyone living in the New York metro area, the place spent a decade and a half as a vacant laughingstock, a symbol of excess and arrogance, an absurdly expensive novelty that was built, it seemed, just to be torn down. As I wrote last year:On Sept. 29, 2004, a coalition of developers broke ground on a project then known as Meadowlands Xanadu. Built atop a New Jersey swamp and hard by Interstate 95, the garish collection of boxes and ramps with their Romper Room palette could be seen from the upper floors of Manhattan skyscrapers, marooned in their vast asphalt parking lot, an entertainment complex with no one to entertain.It sat empty for years. Crushed, in turn, by incompetence, cost overruns, the Great Recession, lawsuits, and funding issues, the building that would host America’s first indoor ski slope melted into an eternal limbo of ridicule and scorn.I didn’t think it would ever open, and I didn’t understand the point if it did. This is the Northeast – we have no shortage of skiing. At four acres on 160-foot vertical drop, this would instantly become the smallest ski area in nine states. Wow. What’s the next item in your master development plan: an indoor beach in Hawaii?But eventually Big Snow did open: 5,545 days after the center’s groundbreaking. And it was not what I thought it would be. As I wrote the month after it opened:For its potential to pull huge numbers of never-evers into the addictive and thrilling gravitational pull of Planet Ski, Big Snow may end up being the most important ski area on the continent. It is cheap. It is always open. It sits hard against the fourth busiest interstate in the country and is embedded into a metro population of 20 million that has outsized influence on national and global trends. Over the coming decades, this ugly oversized refrigerator may introduce millions of people to the sport.I wrote that on Jan. 13, 2020, two months before Covid would shutter the facility for 177 days. It had only been open 94 days when that happened. Then, 388 days after re-opening on Sept. 1, 2020, fire struck. It caused millions in damage and another 244-day closure. After endless negotiations with insurance companies, Big Snow American Dream finally re-opened last month.So now what? Will this place finally stabilize? What about the disastrous financial state of the mall around it, which has, according to The Wall Street Journal, missed payments on its municipal bonds? Will we see more Big Snows? Will Snow Operating bid on Jay Peak? Will we ever get a real chairlift on Vernon at Mountain Creek? With Big Snow rebooted and live (take three), it was time to focus on the future of Snow Operating. And oh man, buckle up.Questions I wish I’d askedI could have stopped Joe at any time and asked a hundred follow-up questions on any of the dozens of points he made. But there would have been no point in that. He knew what I wanted to discuss, and the narrative is compelling enough on its own, without my input.Why you should ski Mountain Creek and Big SnowBig SnowIf you’re approaching Big Snow from the point of view of a seasoned skier, I want to stop you right there: this is not indoor Aspen. And it’s not pretending to be. Big Snow is skiing’s version of Six Flags. It’s an amusement park. All are welcome, all can participate. It’s affordable. It’s orderly. It’s easy. And it has the potential to become the greatest generator of new skiers since the invention of snow.And that will especially be true if this thing scales in the way that Hession believes it will. Imagine this: you live in Houston. No one in your family skis and so you’ve never thought about skiing. You’ve never even seen snow. You can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to. It looks cold, uncomfortable, exotic as moonrocks, and about as accessible. You’re not a skier and you probably never will be.But, what if Big Snow sprouts out of the ground like a snowy rollercoaster? It’s close. It’s cheap. It could be fun. You and your buddies decide to check it out. Or you take someone there on a date. Or you take your kids there as a distraction. Your lift ticket is well under $100 and includes skis and boots and poles and bindings and a jacket and snowpants (but not, for some reason, gloves), and access to instructors in the Terrain Based Learning area, a series of humps and squiggly snow features that move rookies with the ground beneath them. You enter as a novice and you leave as a skier. You go back. Five or six more times. Then you’re Googling “best skiing USA” and buying an Epic Pass and booking flights for Denver.And if that’s not you, how about this scenario that I face all the time: nonskiers tell me they want to try skiing. Can I take them? Given my background, this would not seem like an irrational request. But I’m not sure where to start. With lift tickets, rentals, and lessons, they’re looking at $150 to $200, plus a long car ride in either direction, just to try something that is cold and frustrating and unpredictable. I’m sure as hell not teaching them. My imagination proves unequal to the request. We don’t go skiing.Big Snow changes that calculus. Solves it. Instantly. Even, as Joe suggests in our interview, in places where you wouldn’t expect it. Denver or Salt Lake City or Minneapolis or Boston. Places that already have plenty of skiing nearby. Why? Well, if you’re in Denver, a snowdome means you don’t have to deal with I-70 or $199 lift tickets or figuring out which of the 100 chairlifts in Summit County would best suite your first ski adventure. You just go to the snowdome.The potential multiplying effect on new skiers is even more substantial when you consider the fact that these things never close. Hession points out that, after decades of refinement and tweaking, Mountain Creek is now finally able to consistently offer 100-day seasons. And given the local weather patterns, that’s actually amazing. But Big Snow – in New Jersey or elsewhere – will be open 365 days per year. That’s three and a half seasons of Mountain Creek, every single year. Multiply that by 10 or 20 or 30 Big Snows, and suddenly the U.S. has far more skiers than anyone ever could have imagined.Mountain CreekThere exists in the Northeast a coterie of unimaginative blockheads who seem to measure their self-worth mostly by the mountains that they dislike. Hunter is a big target. So is Mount Snow. But perhaps no one takes more ridicule, however, than Mountain Creek, that swarming Jersey bump with the shaky financial history and almost total lack of natural snow. Everyone remembers Vernon Valley Great Gorge (as Mountain Creek was once known), and its adjacent summertime operation, the raucous and profoundly dysfunctional Action Park. Or they remember Intrawest leaving Creek at the altar. Or that one time they arrived at Creek at noon on Dec. 29 and couldn’t find a place to park and spent half the afternoon waiting in line to buy a bowl of tomato soup. Or whatever. Now, based on those long-ago notions, they toss insults about Creek in between their Facebook posts from the Jackson Hole tram line or downing vodka shots with their crew, who are called the Drinksmore Boyz or Powder Dogzz or the Legalizerz or some orther poorly spelled compound absurdity anchored in a profound misunderstanding of how impressed society is in general with the antics of men in their 20s. Whatever. I am an unapologetic Mountain Creek fan. I’ve written why many times, but here’s a summary:First, it is close. From my Brooklyn apartment, I can be booting up in an hour and 15 minutes on a weekend morning. It is a bargain. My no-blackout pass for the 2019-20 season was $230. It is deceptively large, stretching two miles from Vernon to Bear Peaks along New Jersey state highway 94. Its just over thousand-foot vertical drop means the runs feel substantial. It has night skiing, making it possible to start my day at my Midtown Manhattan desk job and finish it hooking forty-mile-an-hour turns down a frozen mountainside. The place is quite beautiful. Really. A panorama of rolling hills and farmland stretches northwest off the summit. The snowmaking system is excellent. They opened on November 16 this year and closed on April 7 last season, a by-any-measure horrible winter with too many thaws and wave after wave of base-destroying rain. And, if you know the time and place to go, Mountain Creek can be a hell of a lot of fun, thanks to the grown-up chutes-and-ladders terrain of South Peak, an endless tiered sequence of launchpads, rollers and rails (OK, I don’t ski rails), that will send you caroming down the mountain like an amped-up teenager (I am more than twice as old as any teenager).I don’t have a whole lot to add to that. It’s my home mountain. After spending my first seven ski seasons tooling around Midwest bumps, the glory of having a thousand-footer that near to me will never fade. The place isn’t perfect, of course, and no one is trying to tell that story, including me, as you can see in the full write-up below, but when I only have two or three hours to ski, Creek is an amazing gift that I will never take for granted:Podcast notesHere are a few articles laying out bits of Hession’s history with Mountain Creek:New VP has worked at Creek since his teens – Advertiser-News South, Feb. 22, 2012Mountain Creek Enters Ski Season With New Majority Owner Snow Operating – Northjersey.com, Nov. 23, 2018I’ve written quite a bit about Big Snow and Mountain Creek over the years. Here are a couple of the feature stories:The Curse of Big Snow – Sept. 30, 2021The Most Important Ski Area in America – Jan. 13, 2020This is the fourth podcast I’ve hosted that was at least in part focused on Mountain Creek:Big Snow and Mountain Creek Vice President of Marketing & Sales Hugh Reynolds – March 3, 2020Hermitage Club General Manager Bill Benneyan, who was also a former president, COO, and general manager of Mountain Creek – Dec. 4, 2020Crystal Mountain, Washington President and CEO Frank DeBerry, who was also a former president, COO, and general manager of Mountain Creek – Oct. 22, 2021Here are podcasts I’ve recorded with other industry folks that Hession mentions during our interview:Vail Resorts Rocky Mountain Region Chief Operating Officer and Mountain Division Executive Vice President Bill Rock – June 14, 2022Mountain High and Dodge Ridge President and CEO Karl Kapuscinski - June 10, 2022Alpine-X CEO John Emery – Aug. 4, 2021Fairbank Group Chairman Brian Fairbank – Oct. 16, 2020Killington and Pico President and General Manager Mike Solimano – Oct. 13, 2019Here’s the trailer for HBO’s Class Action Park, the 2020 documentary profiling the old water park on the Mountain Creek (then Vernon Valley-Great Gorge) grounds:Hession mentioned a retired chairlift and retired trails that he’d like to bring back to Mountain Creek:What Hession referred to as “the Galactic Chair” is Lift 9 on the trailmap below, which is from 1989. This would load at the junction of present-day Upper Horizon and Red Fox, and terminate on the landing where the Sojourn Double and Granite Peak Quad currently come together (see current trailmap above). This would give novice skiers a route to lap gentle Osprey and Red Fox, rather than forcing them all onto Lower Horizon all the way back to the Cabriolet. I don’t need to tell any regular Creek skiers how significant this could be in taking pressure off the lower mountain at Vernon/North. Lower Horizon is fairly steep and narrow for a green run, and this could be a compelling alternative, especially if these skiers then had the option of downloading the Cabriolet.Hession also talked about bringing back a pair of intermediate runs. One is Granite View, which is trails 34 (Cop Out), 35 (Fritz’s Folly) and 33 (Rim Run) on Granite Peak below. The trail closed around 2005 or ’06, and bringing it back would restore a welcome alternative for lapping Granite Peak.The second trail that Hession referenced was Route 80 (trail 24 on the Vernon side, running beneath lift 8), which cuts through what is now condos and has been closed for decades. I didn’t even realize it was still there. Talks with the condo association have yielded progress, Hession tells me, and we could see the trail return, providing another connection between Granite and Vernon.Creek skiers are also still obsessed with Pipeline, the double-black visible looker’s right of the Granite lift on this 2015 trailmap:I did not ask Hession about this run because I’d asked Hugh Reynolds about it on the podcast two years ago, and he made it clear that Pipeline was retired and would be as long as he and Hession ran the place.Here are links to a few more items we mentioned in the podcast:The 2019 Vermont Digger article that lists Snow Operating as an interested party in the Jay Peak sale.We talked a bit about the M.A.X. Pass, a short-lived multi-mountain pass that immediately preceded (and was dissolved by), the Ikon Pass. Here’s a list of partner resorts on that pass. Skiers received five days at each, and could add the pass onto a season pass at any partner ski area. This was missing heavies like Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Taos, but it did include some ballers like Big Sky and Killington. Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, which includes Fernie and Kicking Horse and is now aligned with the Epic Pass, was a member, as were a few ski areas that have since eschewed any megapass membership: Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, Wachusett, Alyeska, Mountain High, Lee Canyon, and Whitewater. Odd as that seems, I’m sure we’ll look back at some of today’s megapass coalitions with shock and longing.This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on June 19. Free subscribers got it on June 22. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 67/100 in 2022, and number 313 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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How is it going? Drink a beer, sit back, and we'll tell you, a florida man made a jetski escape towards Cuba, the squirrels are still bad in Central Park and does Putin have cancer? All this and more, when the "Why I'm Angry Podcast" starts now!
Episode 85 and Wendi and Dfernando do some catching up. Wendi shares she had COVID (get your boosters, kids!), revisiting the original Australian comedy series KATH & KIM, and thinking about some new segments to add to the podcast: First one is: GORGEOUS LIVING - ways that you can live gorgeously.Second one is: QUEEN ENERGY - when you stand in your power, ladies.And Wendi and Dfernando discuss her new haircut she did herself, thanks to Jayne Matthews (@jayne_edosalon). Wendi used the Bangs & Layers Bundle to create her new haircut/hairstyle. Visit Jayne Matthews' website for full details and DIY Classes, etc. Also, there's some updates on past guests: Hayley Orrantia's appearance on FOX TV's THE MASK SINGER and the star-studded production of the Cyndi Lauper Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl; and a limited engagement of A STAR IS BORED author Byron Lane's acclaimed play TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIG'S LIST, starring Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton. On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando shares 2 of his favorite NYC-based RIPES: CRIOLLAS Baked Empanadas, authentic Argentinean empanadas available at the Turnstyle Underground Market (located underground at the 59th Street/Columbus Circle subway station!), and the old elevated rail line park THE HIGH LINE. Wendi shares a new discovery: the Showtime TV series I LOVE THAT FOR YOU, created and starring former SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer, Molly Shannon, Jenifer Lewis and Matt Rogers, and which takes place in the world of a major home shopping network. Also, take a listen to Matt Rogers' and SNL's Bowen Yang's podcast LAS CULTURISTAS. Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website. Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPERemember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com
This week Kelsey reflects on a whirlwind weekend in The Big Apple and her favorite place to spend the afternoon in Central Park. Warm weather brings potlucks and picnics! Kelsey shares her best practices and how to avoid everyone bringing brownies and hummus. Looking for a new recipe? The meal plan this week includes a 5 ingredient pasta salad and Kelsey's favorite pantry ingredient, can you guess what it might be?For full recipes and show notes, visit: https://kelseynixon.com/podcast022/
6 czerwca 2022 roku w Konsulacie Generalnym RP w Nowym Jorku odbyło się spotkanie z przedstawicielami władz samorządowych Małopolski. Celem tego spotkania była promocja regionu Małopolska oraz przekazanie informacji o bezpośrednim połączeniu lotniczym pomiędzy lotniskami Newark – Kraków. Wicemarszałek Województwa – Iwona Gibas zaprezentowala perełki Malopolski i zachecała do odwiedzania Południowej Polski. Przytoczyła metaforę, że Krakow mogłby być dla Nowojorczyków takim swoistym Central Park, czyli oazą zieleni i wypoczynku.Więcej o regionie Małopolski można usłyszeć w załaczonym wywiadzie z Iwoną Gibas - Wicemarszałkiem Województwa Małopolskiego.
6 czerwca 2022 roku w Konsulacie Generalnym RP w Nowym Jorku odbyło się spotkanie z przedstawicielami władz samorządowych Małopolski oraz przedstawicielami Polskich Linii Lotniczych LOT. Poruszane tematy dotyczyły województwa, jego promocji, zwiększonej liczby połączeń na wschodnie wybrzeże, możliwości zwiedzania województwa oraz jego bogactwo kulturalne. Celem tego spotkania była promocja regionu Małopolska oraz przekazanie informacji o bezpośrednim połączeniu lotniczym pomiędzy lotniskami Newark – Kraków. Pierwszy lot już się odbył w dniu 3 czerwca. Aktualnie bezpośrednie połączenie EWR – KRK realizowane jest w każdy piątek o godz. 7:50 p.m. z Newark. Wicemarszałek Województwa – Iwona Gibas zaprezentowała perełki Małopolski i zachęcała do odwiedzania Południowej Polski. Przytoczyła metaforę Krakowa, który mógłby być dla Nowojorczykow takim swoistym Central Park.Konsul Generalny RP w Nowym Jorku Adrian Kubicki podkreslił, że jest to pierwszy krok do połaczenia Nowego Jorku z Krakowem.Ambasador Polski w USA Krzysztof Szczerski zauważa, że bezpośrednie połączenie lotnicze i promocja Małopolski może otworzyć nowe możliwości dla biznesu z obu stron Atlantyku.Loty zaplanowane są na razie sezonowo w okresie czerwiec – wrzesień 2022. Członek Zarządu Polskich Linii Lotniczych LOT – Katarzyna Piskorz twierdzi, że jest szansa na utrzymanie tego lotu również poza sezonem.Prezes Lotniska Balice – Radosław Włoszek podkreśla, że lotnisko w Krakowie spełnia wszelkie warunki covidowe i można na nim wykonać stosowne testy.Na zakończenie spotkania została przygotowana degustacja win z małopolskich winnic oraz prezentacja kulinarna „Smaki Małopolski”.
Briscoe and Green investigate a fatal dog attack in Central Park. They trace the killer canine to a dog fighting ring controlled by a prison inmate. McCoy and Southerlyn bring manslaughter charges against the convict's lawyer, who owned the dog. McCoy tries to convince the jury by showing them the murder weapon: the snarling, barking pit bull.We're talking about Law & Order season 12 episode 1 "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Our returning guest is comedian Brandi Brown.This episode is inspired by the 2001 death of Diane Whipple.
This week Lit and Mark answer ALL of the shareholder's “Cash or Pass” requests in this special episode. Everything from the horny, to the hornier, to the horniest questions that y'all threw their way. The duo gives their thots on everything from LBO'ing Central Park to a strip club in the lobby of an investment bank to Scrotox™. Given the current market conditions, tune on in for this ridiculously bizarre episode fr fr. The BSD Podcast is proudly presented by CoinFLEX.US, the home of flexUSD - America's first interest earning stablecoin. Earn and trade crypto on CoinFLEX.US with zero fees using the link: coinflex.us/bigswingingdecks This podcast was made possible through their support, so make sure to follow 'em on their socials below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoinFLEX_US Telegram: https://t.me/CoinFLEX_US Discord: https://discord.gg/A8je7B2yxy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/coinflex Litquidity IG: @litquidity https://litquidity.co/ Mark Moran IG: @itsmarkmoran This is a Redd Rock Music Podcast IG: @reddrockmusic www.reddrockmusic.com
Jennifer Anniston makes social media stars mad with comments; Things that make you go huh? Dawn finished a Japanese dating show called, Love Wagon: Asian Journey; Steve is in New York and tells some great stories about taking a dog to Central Park for Kelly and Ryan, meeting Ali Wentworth, and flying first class with loud businessmen in the airport terminal
This week I sat down with Kenya Élan to talk about the time she shit her pants in Central Park. Kenya runs a show called Late Night Dynamite at GMan Tavern on Thursdays. Follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/kenya_elan/ Our live story comes from Claire Sundbye. Claire told the story of the time she pooped on a late and left it on her dad's front porch. Claire helps produce a roast show called Sticks and Stones at the Lincoln Lodge. Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilshrimpsnack/ The Ladylike Podcast is produced by Gena Gephart: https://www.instagram.com/genagephart Theme song is Type of Wound by Natalie Grace Alford: https://nataliegracealford1.bandcamp.com Follow Ladylike: https://www.facebook.com/ladylikechicago https://www.instagram.com/ladylikechicago https://twitter.com/ladylikechicago Contact us: email@example.com
In this episode, Amanda and Kristen will be discussing the case of the Central Park five. On April 19th, 1989, a woman named Trisha Meili was severely beaten, raped and sodomized until she was within inches of her life.The attack and rape shocked the city and became one of the most publicized cases of the 1980s. Five Black and Hispanic boys from Harlem's names were plastered and slandered across every newspaper, and they were soon after charged and convicted of the crime. However, 13 years after the attack, the boys' convictions were overturned, when the perpetrator came forward and confessed. These boys, who are now men, became known as the Central Park 5 or the exonerated 5.If you enjoy this episode, please give us a rating on your podcast app, leave a review and share with all the other true crime lovers in your life. Thank you for listening!Please follow us @momicidepodcast on Instagram!
Use this original sleep story to unwind at the end of the day before you fall asleep. Narrated by soothing female vocals and accompanied by rain sounds for sleep. In this episode of "The Cozy Launderette Series," travel to Manhattan in 1971 to experience a magical sunset that aligns perfectly with the city grid. With the eclectic members of a laundry club that convenes weekly in the launderette of a historic brownstone, you enjoy a night of music and poetry at a speakeasy. A storm offers reprieve from a hot, humid day as you walk through Central Park and revel in the cool rain with your neighbors. You return to the cozy launderette, where hot tea and warm towels offer a soothing end to a perfect night as rain pelts against the windows. So find a safe, quiet place to enjoy this sleep story. It's time to dream away. Original script, Voiceover, and Music by Michelle Hotaling, Dreamaway Visions LLC. All Rights Reserved 2022. Social media & Contact Information - Interact with Michelle here : TWITTER: http://twitter.com/michsanctuary INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/michellessanctuary FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/michellessanctuary TIKTOK: tiktok.com/@michellessanctuary --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelles-sanctuary/support
Larry Jacobson joins me and Luigi from the Married with Children podcast to discuss opening remarks; Gerard Mulligan, his daughter becoming a TV writer; how jokes can backfire; comedy influences; listening to classic comedy movie dialogue; W.C Fields; Grouch Marx; Woody Allen; Jack Benny; Richard Pryor; starting standup; having Paul Rodriguez tell you you're a better writer than comedian; selling jokes to George Wallace, Wil Shriner; Jay Leno; Jay brings a packet of Larry's to Dave; Larry is hired on a trial basis; first Dave joke kills; PA who writes down Larry's jokes adds his to the list; inventing the "Hookers in Time Square . . ." formula; appearing as Bobby Rahal; death of Tom Carvel; monologue originally called "opening remarks" and were 2 to 3 jokes; Larry overstays in the Late Night guest hotel; Larry re-meets his wife in 1983 and gets married in 1991; being a UCLA ball boy for the 1970-71 NBA championship team; going to the Letterman dressing room to meet Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, and Don Rickles; writing the "I didn't know toast had bones joke" for Rodney Dangerfield; Wil Shriner's 50th birthday party; working for Jimmie Walker and Rodney Dangerfield; moving around NYC; writing for the NBC Bookmobile sketches; "Dial the most Immature person in the Donner party"; being asked to play Bobby Rahal at a convention; the great writing staff; "Biff Henderson's Whatever Happened to?"; "Anton Figg guesses the expiration date"; Jimmy the Greek's Heart Attack Saga; Dave's pre-game pep talk for writer's going on air; Dave calls hacky jokes "Bob & Dolores"; writing two bits for Carson - Carson faxes in a joke (1990) and brings Dave a Publishers Clearing House check (1991); Larry writes a "blue" joke for Wil Shriner that gets them in hot water with Johnny Carson; Garry Shandling; Milford Plaza episode; the show in the office episode; how lucky he felt to be on Letterman at that time with that writing staff; writer's assistants go to have major careers; Larry writes Dave a joke when he hosts the Emmys; Dave pranks staff; playing softball in Central Park and Yankee Stadium; Dave was still accessible; Dave introduces Larry to Tommy Lasorda; Larry goes to Indy 500 with Dave's tickets but Dave can't make it; Dave's wedding gift; Martha Raye joke almost gets a lawsuit; Jack Rollins, Bill Wendell, and Peter Lassally; 1995 Oscars; great guests; working for Jay Leno for 17 years; Jay was at his wedding, both parents funerals, and daughters bat mitzvah; Jay is one of the nicest guys; Larry gets to tell a joke about Passion of the Christ on Leno; Jay Leno's "No Power" Episode; Larry brings New Books to Jay; writing for Gilbert Gottfried & Fred Willard; getting Zac Effron & Vanessa Hudgens to wish his daughter Happy Bat Mitzvah; Jay Leno intros daughters Bat Mitzvah tape; Crew shocks Larry on last day of Tonight Show; Dave's there when mother is sick; Larry realized stand up was not as good as writing; how fortunate his career was
Hi all. On today's show we travel to Washington Square Park, to Union Square Park to Gramercy Park and to Madison Park, but oddly not Central Park, or for that matter, Central Perk. Hey OOOO! Anyhoo, this week, my new job did a background check on me, so I did a background check on the background check people. The results should be quite interesting. The Ghostbusters, Afterlife review - PU, and remember, that's coming from the one guy that thoroughly enjoyed Coming to America 2. Also, a show and another awesome Monday Night - the only kind you can find here on Juskow in the City.
We might as well call this “The Big Book of Mexico” episode, because it's filled with a lifetime of adventures, insider spots, and authentic luxury hotels throughout the country. Our guest is Zachary Rabinor, the founder and president of Journey Mexico, a unique luxury travel company that takes clients far beyond the country's well-known beach destinations. Not that he doesn't appreciate Mexico's great beach resorts—he's been living in Puerto Vallarta for almost 20 years, and he joins Bruce in person from the town they both call home for this special episode. Zachary is the perfect person to lead us on a whirlwind tour of Mexico's cultural, natural, and culinary riches, from Campeche and Chiapas in the south to the Copper Canyon and Baja wine country in the north. If you love Mexico like we do—or even if you're just slightly curious about the country—this episode is a must listen! Learn More: Journey Mexico HACIENDAS: Hacienda De San Antonio: https://haciendadesanantonio.com/ Hacienda San Gabriel De Las Palmas https://www.haciendasangabriel.com/en/ Casa De La Real Aduana http://www.realaduana.com/ COSTALEGRE Four Seasons Tamarindo https://www.fourseasons.com/tamarindo/ XALA https://www.luxury-frontiers.com/project/xala/ COPPER CANYON Copper Canyon Train: https://chepe.mx/en/ CAMPECHE Calakmul Biosphere Reserve Jaguar Observation https://www.calakmul.org/html/learn.html PUEBLA Banyan Tree https://www.banyantree.com/mexico/puebla Cartesiano https://cartesiano360.com/en/ La Purificadora https://www.lapurificadora.com/ Wallin Wrap-Up I'm just going to assume that hearing from Zach got you very excited to visit Mexico. And now that you're coming down here to visit, you're going to need a few ideas about where to stay, so I thought I'd share some of my personal favorite hotels and resorts around the country. Now, Mexico really does have some of the best hotels in the world, and one that I'd say has kind of been the standard bearer over the years is Las Ventanas in Los Cabos. There are so many great beach resorts in Cabo—you've got One & Only Palmilla, Esperanza, Zadun, Pedregal—and you really can't go wrong at any of them. But I've visited Las Ventanas a few times over the years, and I'm just always blown away by how good it is—the feel, the ambience, the service is spectacular. Another Rosewood resort that is right up there with anything is Rosewood Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya. We've talked about this place before on the show, and it's this very peaceful sanctuary in the mangroves and along this great stretch of beach. The food is really a standout here. Other spots I love on the Riviera Maya—the Hotel Escencia and the Belmond Maroma. Both on incredible beaches—like that soft white-sand beach Caribbean dream beach. Escencia is a very chic designer type place, while the Belmond is a little more classic Mexican in style. That one is closed for the next couple years for renovations, and I'm curious to see how that turns out. Closer to where I've been based here in Puerto Vallarta, Zach briefly mentioned Las Alamandas, which is a truly magical place. It's on the Costalegre, south of Vallarta, and like Zach said, this area just hasn't been developed like other coastal regions, so you have these huge pieces of land with only one small resort or a few homes. Alamandas is on 2,000 acres, it's got four private beaches, and there are less than 20 suites. Definitely one of my favorite hideaways. Another one that came up in our conversation is Hacienda de San Antonio. This place is a working hacienda in the foothills of the Colima Volcano. Honestly, I don't even know how to describe it. You just have to go check out their website, look at how incredible the photos and videos are, and then trust me that it really is that incredible. Unlike anywhere else I've ever been. Another hacienda property I love is Hacienda de los Santos in northern Mexico. Not a place that's very easy to get to, but it's in a great town called Alamos, which is kind of like a smaller, less discovered San Miguel de Allende. There are, of course, many, many great hotels in San Miguel and other cities throughout the country, but my favorite is the brand-new Casa Polanco in Mexico City. It's just opening this month, and it's another one of these converted mansions—I think it has 16 suites. It's in probably the nicest location in the entire city, right on Lincoln Park in Polanco. You walk a few blocks one way and you're at Bosque de Chapultepec, which is like the Central Park of Mexico City but twice the size. Walk a block the other way, and you're in Polanco's main shopping and dining area. Mexico City is such a fantastic place for food, for museums, for exploring, and when you come back at the end of the day, Casa Polanco is like returning to your own private mansion on the park. I'll tell you, my recent trip to Mexico City definitely got me thinking that my next stint abroad should be in the capital. But for now, I'm going to enjoy the rest of my time in Puerto Vallarta. And I hope to see you all down here—or somewhere else in Mexico—very soon. Wrap Links: Rosewood Las Ventanas https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/las-ventanas-los-cabos/overview One &Only Palmilla https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/palmilla Esperanza https://aubergeresorts.com/esperanza/stay/ Ritz Carlton Zadun https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/mexico/los-cabos Waldorf Astoria Pedregal https://www.waldorfastorialoscabospedregal.com/ Rosewood Mayakoba https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/mayakoba-riviera-maya/overview Hotel Esencia https://hotelesencia.com/ Belmond Maroma https://www.belmond.com/hotels/north-america/mexico/riviera-maya/belmond-maroma-resort-and-spa/ Las Alamandas https://alamandas.com/ Hacienda De San Antonio https://haciendadesanantonio.com/ Hacienda De Los Santos https://haciendadelossantos.com/wp/ Casa Polanco https://www.casapolanco.com/ ----------------------------------- Learn more about the podcast: https://www.curtco.com/travelthatmatters Hosted by: Bruce Wallin Produced by: AJ Moseley Music by: Joey Salvia A CurtCo Media Production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week I sat down with Grace Leishman to talk about when she shit her pants in Central Park and a forgotten tampon. They haven't installed the sound absorbing panels in the podcast studio yet so there's a bit of an echo. Grace is a Chicago comic. Follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/graceleishmancomedy/ Our live story comes from Kristi Durkin. Kristi talked about her first experience drinking while she was in Italy and then brought up an audience member to lead a group prayer. Kristi runs a weekly Sunday show at AliveOne called Crushes. Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krustigirl/ The Ladylike Podcast is produced by Gena Gephart: https://www.instagram.com/genagephart Theme song is Type of Wound by Natalie Grace Alford: https://nataliegracealford1.bandcamp.com Follow Ladylike: https://www.facebook.com/ladylikechicago https://www.instagram.com/ladylikechicago https://twitter.com/ladylikechicago Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's face it; things didn't come easy in the 70's. People spent a lot of time searching the want ads and it was hard not to feel down on a Monday when you couldn't find anything in there. Relationships were strained when he loved her madly, but she didn't know how to love him, and yet both realized they never can say goodbye. The drumbeat of bad news made a lot of people turn toward the heavens and say “for god's sake if there were only some way to bring more power to the people”. Some people ignored the bad news, drank their cool aid, had brown sugar and marmalade on their toast, while others were looking for a superstar who would offer their hand and lead them to a bridge over the troubled water. Someone to tell them that it's not too late, that perhaps the way to bring back joy to the world was right on the tip of their tongue. I humbly ask you to stay awhile and indulge in this week's podcast where we take a look at the Billboard Top 40 from the week ending June 5, 1971. We've got funk, soul, religion, stories, and alternate sources of food. We promise to be respectful of the chart and treat her like a lady. Here is a link to the listing of songs in this week's countdown:https://top40weekly.com/1971-all-charts/#US_Top_40_Singles_Week_Ending_5th_June_1971 Also a few interesting links to things we talked about in this episode: The Deep Purple Podcast's comprehensive 4 episode deep dive into Jesus Christ Superstar (Episode 1):https://deeppurplepodcast.com/2020/10/05/episode-77-jesus-christ-superstar-part-1-the-musicians/ Yvonne Elliman's appearance on Hawaii Five-0 “Number One With a Bullet” (Paramount Plus):https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/video/sb3XuMYYQCylkNXxJssb6EaOkkYNJ8Ao/ Carly Simon “That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be” live in Central Park at the Schaefer Music Festival in 1971:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7HgO9QhAc The night Rory Gallagher blew Aerosmith of the stage. (Schaefer Music Festival 1974):https://daveyhannigan.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-night-rory-gallagher-blew-aerosmith-off-the-stage/ Telly Savalas' spoken word cover of Bread's “If”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J94-_w9ARX0 Monty Python's Eric Idle closes SNL episode with “Here Comes The Sun”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwgRzU8oc4Y Short promo clip for “The Wild Wild West Revisited” in 1979 featuring Paul Williams:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYxARXEX9U
Natalie Draper, Director of Northfield Public Library Services, talks about Pride in the Park scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 12-4 pm in Central Park, and provides information about summer programming and the summer concert series.
Natalie Draper, Director of Northfield Public Library Services, talks about Pride in the Park scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 12-4 pm in Central Park, and provides information about summer programming and the summer concert series.
On today's show: Chris is back from vacation and talks about his trip over Memorial Day weekend to New York City and talks about Times Square, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, Broadway, NBA Store (6:50) + The Match (56:07) + NBA Finals start tonight (1:05:29) + Fill In The Blank (1:20:35). Watch LIVE at noon, weekdays on YouTube and the Grizzlies App: bit.ly/MemGrizzApp Watch today's full show at: youtube.com/grindcitymedia
Hartford native Frederick Law Olmsted is famous for his work in designing Central Park, but he was also a driving force behind human-shaped landscapes from Niagara Falls State Park to Smith College to the Institute of Living. Sohyun Park, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, recently cohosted a symposium on Olmsted as part of a year-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Park tells us about the lessons Olmsted's work holds for landscape architects today, from public accessibility to social justice. Tom and Julie also spend some time pondering the difference between AM and FM, and Tom makes a rash promise to file a public records request.
This week's guest is Alison Hall, a reporter for Insider Edition and Anchor at Law & Crime. In this episode, we dive into what it's really like being a journalist and reporter in NYC, covering breaking news and navigating the media industry. Alison and I also discuss: - How she got into journalism and why she moved to NYC - What it's really like being a reporter and anchor in NYC (including highlights and challenges) - How she carved out a niche for herself at Inside Edition - Understanding the theory of journalism and the core values of the industry - Misconceptions of journalists and the challenges of being a reporter - Overview of her schedule and mastering the skills of being camera ready in 10 minutes - How she viewed success before moving to NYC and what success means to her today - Being grateful and celebrating the present - Confession involving being alone in the rain in Central Park Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to email@example.com. ----------------------------------- ABOUT ALISON HALL: Alison is the host of Between Headlines and is a multimedia journalist based in New York City, currently serving as a Correspondent & Producer at America's longest-running national news magazine, Inside Edition. Alison launched the podcast, Between Headlines in Fall 2020, interviewing newsmakers and the people behind today's biggest news stories. Alison's first independent documentary-short ‘Ken's Story' was published online by Canada's largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail in 2017 to much critical acclaim. With Inside Edition, Alison has traveled across the United States, telling the stories that people talk about and share. She has covered the biggest stories of the last decade, from the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014 and 2020, to how America is adjusting to the new reality of Covid-19 to serving as a court reporter for the landmark #MeToo cases of both the Weinstein and Cosby trials. Alison is equally versed in legalese as entertainment jargon, having covered award shows, red carpets and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in England in 2018. Alison frequently appears on the Inside Edition YouTube channel which is the #1 news and politics channel with 10 million subscribers. Alison has put her passion to work in both the United States and Canada in online, television and documentary mediums, always striving to understand the people behind the headlines. Alison is the co-founder of a charity event, The Challenge for Life, that has raised over $8 million dollars for cancer research in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Alison was once named Canada's Top 20 Under 20 and carried the Olympic torch over the Esplanade Riel Bridge helping to kick off the 2010 Winter Olympics. She lives in New York City with her fiance and bernese mountain dog. https://www.instagram.com/alisonhallreporting/ www.betweenheadlines.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support
Sign-up for my free 20 day devotional, The Word Before Work Foundations, at http://TWBWFoundations.com--Series: Half-Truths About HeavenDevotional: 3 of 4Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:1-2)Last week, we saw that Earth is our temporary home until it is our permanent one. But in my experience, even Christians who understand this can have an anemic view of what life on the New Earth will be like, leading many to believe the third half-truth I want to explore in this series:Half-Truth #3: We are going back to EdenThere is some truth to this. As we see in today's passage, the “tree of life” from Eden is present once again. In the words of my Bible's heading over Revelation 22, the New Earth is “Eden Restored.” But it is also much more than that.Notice where the tree of life is located on the New Earth. It is straddling the river in “the middle of the great street of” the New Jerusalem—a city that stands more than seven million feet tall (see Revelation 21:16). The picture here is not of Eden as a remote garden with no civilization. It's more like Central Park in the middle of Manhattan. Because the Garden has become the “Garden City” which itself is an act of culture as God has refined gold, pearls, and gems in its construction (see Revelation 21:9-27).And it's not just God's works of culture that are there, but also some of human hands—what John calls “the glory and honor of the nations” (see Revelation 21:26). We know there will be wine on the New Earth (see Mark 14:25), houses (see Isaiah 65:21), and commerce (see Isaiah 60). In the words of the late theologian Dr. Richard Mouw, “There is an important sense in which the Holy City is the Garden-plus-the-'filling'” that God commanded when he asked humankind to “fill the earth and subdue it” (see Genesis 1:28).Beyond what we see in Scripture, the fact that the New Earth will contain more than people and nature appeals to logic. Jesus described heaven as a “kingdom,” and kingdoms have more than just Sovereigns and subjects. They have art and order, customs and cultures. And we should expect to find all of these things and more on the New Earth. That brings us to our next whole-truth:Whole-Truth #3: We are going back to Eden with the “filling” of the earthGod never said we're going back to Eden. Christians are destined to go back to the future. What does that mean for our work today? It means that some of our work has the chance of surviving the fire of judgment Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 3. Work in light of that today!
Amy Brett is a passionate and skilled event planner, an avid Gaelic footballer and a powerful fundraiser for great causes. And she's all 'Mayo for Sam', red and green, through and through.Based in Sunnyside, Queens, she's having the craic in New York. For many from previous generations, that's a familiar tale.The more things change, the more they stay the same.But above all she's a community builder. She loves to bring people together; it's the thing amidst everything else that stands out about her.In January this year, in the space of just a few days, with the help of her friends Niamh and Sarah, she brought out a huge crowd of young Irish x-pats in Central Park, to rally around a very timely issue, the growing level of violence against women everywhere, including Ireland. The event, a 5K charity run, was organized to respond to the death of Ashling Murphy, to honor and remember her, and to highlight this enormous problem. Over $32,000 was raised for awareness and education about this scourge of our time.Almost a thousand showed up. It can take weeks of planning, if not months, to muster a crowd like that. One can only imagine how many would've showed if they'd had more time.It was a gathering that maybe shouldn't have even been possible, and you can read more about the reasons for that here.But happen it did, and is clear evidence that there continues to be an Irish identity in New York.Most of that big crowd will leave New York before too many years have gone by. But others will come in their place and the community will be sustained.Where will Amy find herself in ten years, and who will be the new Amy in New York when that day comes? Because the more things change, the more they stay the same.So have a listen to all the mad things Amy gets up to. But she's a fast talker, so be sure to keep up. ======================================Links and Further reading:For Ashling, and for Women EverywhereThe Killing of Ashling MurphyO'Donovan Rossa Ladies GAA Queens NY - on InstaJoin Our BoysAmerica SCORES150BondShannon Gaels GAA, Queens NYGetting into College in Ireland: the CAO and the Points SystemKnock Shrine, County MayoPS: The Irish/Gaelic you hear spoken in this episode translates as:"Excuse me, do you (plural) speak Irish? It's not enough to speak only one language."======================================Thanks to Purple-Planet for music, and to FreeSound for sound FX, and music too.Check out the Celtic Irish American Academy. Support their work by donating (in USD $) here: CIAA Scholastic.W: CenterPieceNY.com. Ratings & reviews here.FaceBook/Twitter: @CenterPieceNY