A LOOK BACK AT JAN RODRIGUES, THE FIRST BLACK MAN IN MANHATTAN

   In 1613, seven years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, and six years before a Dutch vessel sold 20 Africans to the Virginia colonists at Jamestown, a black man named Jan Rodrigues was the first non-Native American to settle and trade on what is now Manhattan Island. Rodrigues, described in Dutch records as “Spanish” […]

NEW YORK HAS JACK OFF BOXES???

If you’ve ever felt the urge to rub one out in the middle of your work day, Manhattan professionals can do so… thanks to a booth installed by London-based sex toy company Hot Octopuss. The company announced this week the launch of what they say is the world’s first “GuyFi” male stress relief booth in […]

URNAB WORLD FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY SEPTEMBER 23-27

From September 23- 27, the Urban World Film festival kicks off in New York City. Over the last 18 years, the festival has attracted an impressive lineup of on-screen talent, directors and key industry influencers, including Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Tyson Beckford, Kerry Washington, and many more. The 5-day festival, taking place at AMC Empire […]

NEW YORK BANKER KAMILAH BROCK SENT TO THE PSYCH WARD FOR 8 DAYS AFTER POLICE DOUBT THAT HER BMW BELONGS TO HER

A Black female banker is coming forward after she was forced to spend over a week in a psychiatric ward — all because police officers didn’t believe she was the owner of a BMW. In an investigative report by New York’s Pix11, Kamilah Brock says the incident began when she was driving through Harlem on Sept. […]

ALUMNI OF NY RETAIL BOUTIQUE

Alumni of NY – retail boutique A new retail boutique designed by et al. collaborative that appeals to sneakerhead subculture has opened its doors on Church Ave. It’s Alumni of New York’s second store to open on the heals of a recent identity rebrand. (You may remember the veteran sneaker aficionados as Sneaker King if […]

NAS TEAMS UP WITH NYC RESTAURANT SWEET CHICK

Nas has partnered with New York City restaurant Sweet Chick, which specializes in chicken and waffles and Southern cuisine. The rap star attended the chain’s one-year anniversary of the Lower East Side location this week, which he shared on Instagram. “Extending the Empire! New Patnaz! NEWYORKSTATEOFMIND! Me & my Bro about to FLIP THESE BIRDS!!” […]

2015 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND PARTIES IN NEW YORK

StyleModo.com, a subsidiary of AllTheParties.comis a new e-commerce store featuring products that embody the latest trends in nightlife lifestyle and culture. FEATURED EVENTS SUNDAY, FEB. 15TH: NICKI MINAJ HOSTS ALL STAR WEEKEND FINALE AT PACHA W/FUNK FLEX & HOT 97’S @TTTORREZ | GET TIX NOW SUNDAY, FEB. 15TH: PARTY HARD WITH 2CHAINZ & BALL PLAYERS AFTER THE ALL-STAR GAME […]

FUNK MASTER FLEX ALL STAR WEEKEND SNEAKER EXPO IN NEW YORK

Funk Master Flex All Star Weekend Sneaker Expo – 2.14.15

NYPD PAYS NY MAN $50K FOR RUINING HIS FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS

Yahnick Martin (pictured) got sweet reparation from the New York City Police Department after they mistakenly slapped him with cuffs, hauled him off to jail, and had him leave his gift-filled van unattended and running on a Brooklyn street back in 2011. Now the city Law Department is reportedly forking over $50,000 to settle a […]

NEW YORK TO HOST CIRCLE OF SISTERS EXPO

Circle of Sisters is back in New York this weekend. Founded in 1998, Circle of Sisters is the largest expo for women of color in New York City, featuring more than 200 vendors and small businesses, panel discussions, seminars, and concerts, all in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center. The Expo runs Oct. 4 to […]

LOVE & HIP HOP STAR MENDEECEES HARRIS GETS RELEASED FROM JAIL

According to Hip Hop Wired, Love & Hip Hop New York’s cast mate Mendeecees Harris is out of jail. Today (March 31, 2014) he was allegedly released on $600,000 bond to awaits trial on drug trafficking charges. Harris’ fiancee and fellow L&HHNY star, Yandy Smith, allegedly paid $200,000 of the bill. She was in Rochester, […]

JORDAN ONLY STORE TO OPEN IN NEW YORK

Jordan Brand kicks off the new year with some big news — the upcoming launch of the brand’s first ever Jordan only retail store. Set to open in a partnership with Footaction, the store is located in mid-town Manhattan, on West 34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Currently, an 18-foot tall classic Jordan shoebox […]

SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS MAY STAR IN REMAKE OF “KING OF NEW YORK” MOVIE

Sean Combs and Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer are teaming up on a new take on Abel Ferrara’s 1990 seminal cult gangster classic “King of New York,” with Combs possibly in the lead role, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The Ciroc and Revolt TV mogul has joined forces with Imagine Entertainment’s Grazer to remake the gritty […]

VIDEO: TRAILER TO LOVE & HIP-HOP NEW YORK

K Michelle, Yandy Smith, Erica Mena, Rich Dollaz, Tahiry Jose & Joe Budden are taking over the streets of New York City once again in the trailer for season 4 of “Love & Hip Hop”. The franchise that started it all, LAHH (New York), is back for a fourth season with the returning players the […]

COUPLE OF LOVE & HIP-HOP NEW YORK STARS GET RELEASED

Joe Budden, Yandy, Erica Mena, Rich Dollaz, Olivia, and Tahiry were all asked back. No decision has been made yet on Rashidah Ali. While Consequence and Jen the Pen were fired. Winter Ramos was told her services were no longer needed. Racqui Thunda was given her walking papers. Loreal and Joe Budden’s ex Kailyn were […]