UGG Opens Pop-Up Shops in Boston & New York Areas

Temporary Retail Locations in Major Metros highlights the Growing Demand for UGG in the lead up to its holiday season.

The UGG® brand, a division of Deckers Brands, today announced the opening of two pop-up stores featuring Infinite UGG®, a seamless online integration that grants access to an “endless aisle” of merchandise not found in store, in Boston and Elizabeth, New Jersey, across the river from New York City. Just in time for back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons; both locations will offer 500-550 SKUs featuring an array of UGG® products including: footwear, loungewear, handbags and accessories.

Boston and the New York City metro represent two important regions for UGG so we feel the

UGG Australia Logo (PRNewsFoto/UGG Australia)

UGG Australia Logo (PRNewsFoto/UGG Australia)

addition of these pop-up locations will make the brand more accessible to consumers as they seek out their favorite back-to-school and holiday shopping items,” said Vice President of North America retail for Deckers Brands, Gerard Marceda.When consumers are fully immersed in the comfort and luxury of UGG they immediately feel the warmth, comfort and unparalleled craftsmanship and high-quality materials that go in to creating this legacy brand.

Founded in 1978 in California, the UGG® brand has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship, and delivering new and innovative styles. The brand is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand with more than $1 billion in annual sales, offering men’s, women’s and kid’s footwear as well as loungewear, outerwear, home products, cold weather accessories and handbags. The brand’s concept and outlet stores offer the ultimate brand experience with 137 locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.

The Faneuil Hall Pop-Up, open now, carries a selection of must-have merchandise and is located in the heart of Boston at Faneuil Hall (4 South Market Building, Space 2045, Boston, MA). The location offers 1,764 square feet of retail space and is nearby permanent UGG® brand locations on Newbury Street in Boston and the UGG® Outlet at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.

The Jersey Gardens Pop-Up Outlet store is located at 651 Kapkowski Road, Suite 2442, Elizabeth, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. The store, which opens to the public on September 3rd, has 1,429 square feet of selling space and is the perfect companion to the four UGG® brand concept shops located in Manhattan.

The pop-up stores will be open through early 2016. More details on the pop-up stores and other UGG® locations, including store hours, can be found at:

H&M To Open Monumental Store In New York City’s Herald Square

On May 20th, H&M, will open its Herald Center flagship, which will become its largest H&M store in the world at noon with a special performance by music icon John Legend. One of the most dynamic shopping destinations in the world, Herald Center is located at the southwest corner of 34th Street where Broadway and Avenue of the Americas converge. The store will be the 13th location in Manhattan, and will become a fashion destination for the millions of New Yorkers and international visitors who pass through Herald Square.

Rendering of H&M Herald Center (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Rendering of H&M Herald Center (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Rendering of H&M Herald Center (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Rendering of H&M Herald Center (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

The store located at 1 Herald Center in Manhattan, New York 10001. New York City has the largest concentration of H&M stores in the country, employing over 1,900 people. The store can be reached by phone at 212-564-3836. Store hours will be Monday through Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday through Saturday 9am-11pm, and Sunday10am to 9pm.

The new store has a custom illuminated store front that wraps around 33rd Street, 34th Street and 6th Avenue. Measuring approximately 63,000 square feet, the store will showcase all of the H&M including H&M’s Home Collection and a special shoe department for ladies and men. It will include four floors of H&M fashion for the entire family including ladies and men’s collections, H&M Sport, H&M Mama, cosmetics and H&M’s children’s collection. Unique store details will include a custom-designed 35 ft. modern glass facade with LCD screen, mirror and terrazzo tile details, as well as an approximately 30 ft. high atrium on the second level. The store will also feature two main street entrances.

The U.S. continues to be one of H&M’s most important expansion markets since its first store opened on New York’s Fifth Avenue thirteen years ago. The Herald Center Flagship is the third flagship to be opened in New York City in the past two years, resulting in the creation of almost 900 new jobs. Now offering U.S. consumers access to quality fashions at the best prices through 361 locations across the country and through Shop Online, H&M is delighted to continue its expansion in its first U.S. city.

To celebrate opening day, Grammy- and Academy-Award winning singer and songwriter John Legend will perform and cut the ribbon and twenty lucky winners will be chosen at random for a meet and greet. In addition, H&M Herald Center will have several exciting giveaways, including Access to Fashion Passes to the first 1,000 shoppers, valued from $10 to $1,000.

H&M customers can help close the sustainability loop in fashion by donating old pieces of clothing. Any customer who donates on opening morning will receive a voucher for 20% off their next purchase for each bag of donated clothing. To kick off the recycling program opening day, customers who bring garments to be recycled before the store opens at 12:00 pm will also have the chance to win H&M gift cards valued between $50 and $100 in addition to receiving the voucher.

One World Observatory Announces Friday, May 29 Opening Date

Tickets Available for Purchase Beginning on Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. EDT

Observatory at Top of One World Trade Center Will Provide Unparalleled Panoramic Views of New York City and Three Floors Filled with Innovation and Inspiration

One World Observatory has announced that its official public opening date will be Friday, May 29, 2015. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow,Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. EDT at or by calling 844-696-1776.  One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center, New York, New York 10007. The entrance to the Observatory is located on the West Plaza located alongside West Street at the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site near the intersection of West and Vesey Streets. The Observatory is open year round. Starting May 29th until September 7th operating hours will be 9 a.m. until midnight seven days a week with the last ticket sold at 11:15 p.m. Non-summer operating hours of One World Observatory are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week with the last ticket sold at 7:15 p.m.  Throughout the course of the year operating hours will be expanded during holiday periods such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

One World Observatory Opening May 29, 2015 (PRNewsFoto/One World Observatory)

One World Observatory Opening May 29, 2015 (PRNewsFoto/One World Observatory)

Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the One World Trade Center building – One World Observatory will provide guests with unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters from above 1,250 feet. A customized guest experience will complement the seemingly endless views – which evoke feelings of the City’s signature pride, hope and determination – and include exhibits and dining options, including a sit-down restaurant.

The experience will invite guests to explore all three levels, each equipped with the latest in innovative technology. Upon entry, guests will be greeted in the Global Welcome Center, where a large video board will feature salutations in an array of languages, and a dynamically generated world map will highlight the hometowns of

One World Observatory Logo: One World Observatory Opening May 29, 2015 (PRNewsFoto/One World Observatory)

One World Observatory Logo: One World Observatory Opening May 29, 2015 (PRNewsFoto/One World Observatory)

visitors. Guests will then proceed to a pre-show program, titled Voices, which tells the personal stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center, and Foundations, which displays facts about the very bedrock on which the building stands. Visitors will board one of five dedicated elevators, termed Sky Pods, to ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds.  Immersive, floor-to-ceiling LED technology in each cab invites guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1600s to present day.

The Sky Pod elevators, among the fastest in the world, will bring passengers directly to the See Forever™ Theater on the 102nd floor. The See Forever™ Theater will present a two-minute video presentation that combines bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots with abstract textures and patterns to present the unique rhythm and pulse of New York City to dramatic life in three dimensions.

The Main Observatory space on the 100th floor will include an interactive skyline “concierge” – City Pulse – that allows guests to deeply connect with the landmarks and neighborhoods they observe from above. At City Pulse, global ambassadors will be stationed under a ring of HD video monitors and outfitted in gesture recognition technology, summoning imagery to the screens and providing guests with close-up views and personalized recommendations.

The Main Observatory also features the Sky Portal where guests are invited to step onto a 14-foot wide circular disc that will deliver an unforgettable view, using real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below.

One World Observatory will also offer three distinct dining options on the 101st floor available to guests with Observatory tickets, including access to selective eateries from casual cafe fare to seated fine-dining. Catering will be available on the 102nd floor, which will operate as a 9,300 square foot special event space with a maximum capacity of 300. The premier space will include floor-to-ceiling, uninterrupted views, high-end decor and an exclusive, customizable experience with a state-of-the-art sound system and HD projection capabilities. A start-to-finish visual representation of the guest experience is depicted in the latest video, available for viewing at

In the days leading up to the official public opening, One World Observatory will say a special thank you to New York City by hosting multiple free preview days. On Tuesday, May 26, One World Observatory will invite local school students to see the observatory, and on Wednesday, May 27, the workers that helped build One World Trade Center will be invited.  On Thursday, May 28, One World Observatory will host an open house for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. The exact details surrounding each event will be announced at a later date.

On May 29, One World Observatory will officially open its doors to the public – offering visitors an inspiring and unparalleled opportunity to experience New York City,” said David Checketts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legends, operator of the Observatory. “From sweeping panoramic views, to innovative interactive exhibits, to world-class dining options, we expect One World Observatory to be the premier destination and attraction in New York City for both tourists and local residents.

As previously announced, One World Observatory will offer complimentary admission to 9/11 family members and the rescue and recovery workers who responded on 9/11 and in the months after. Admissions will be administered by the 9/11 Tribute Center, a project of the September 11th Families’ Association that brings together those who want to learn about 9/11 with those who experienced it.  Visit for more information.

Special discounts will also be offered to active and retired members of the U.S. military, with full details to be released at a later date. Special group rates, for 20 or more, may also be available to travel professionals, corporate groups, organizations, schools and camps. (Submit your inquiry online at The Observatory experience will also offer a variety of Priority and Flex ticket options, available for an additional charge. For more information on tickets, please visit Tickets will be on sale for all dates through January 3, 2016. Tickets for days after January 3, 2016, will become available at a later date.

SiriusXM to Air Live Concerts from Across America to Ring In New Year

Performances by Elton John, Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and more. DJ Sets from Skrillex, Diplo, Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren

Special encore broadcasts of feature concerts broadcast exclusively on SiriusXM in 2014 including Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Allman Brothers, Young Jeezy, Black Keys, Cole Swindell and more

SiriusXM announced today that it will broadcast a diverse and extensive line-up of live concerts, DJ sets and special performances on New Year’s Eve. SiriusXM listeners will hear exclusive live broadcasts of concerts from across America with a wide-ranging lineup including Willie Nelson at ACL Live, in  Austin Texas (Willie’s Roadhouse, channel 59); Phil Lesh from Capital Theatre in Port Chester, New York (Grateful Dead, channel 23); Erasure from Terminal 5, New York (First Wave, channel 33), Southside Johnny from the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey (E Street, Channel 20) and Jam_ON, channel 29 will air a Widespread Panic performance from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SiriusXM’s New Year’s Eve lineup will also include live DJ sets by internationally-renowned DJs. SiriusXM listeners will hear Skrillex and Diplo from Madison Square Garden in New York City (BPM, channel 51), as well as Martin Garrix from Pier 36 in New York City (Electric Area, channel 52) and Armin van Buuren from White Wonderland in Anaheim, California (Electric Area, channel 52.)

Additionally, The Pulse, channel 15, will broadcast performances from the “Live in the Vineyard Concert” featuring performances by Meghan Trainor, Train, Matt Nathanson and others; and, on New Year’s Day, The Bridge, channel 32, will broadcast an Elton John concert from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on New Year’s Day.

Special encore presentations of an expansive lineup of exclusive concerts that were broadcast live on SiriusXM earlier in the year, including the Allman Brothers‘ final concert from the Beacon Theater in New York City (Classic Vinyl, channel 26); a Coldplay concert recorded at the Beacon Theater in New York City (The Spectrum, channel 28); the Black Keys from a private concert for SiriusXM listeners from the Mercy Lounge in Nashville (The Spectrum, channel 28); Alt Nation, channel 36 will broadcast Foo Fighters recent concert from Irving Plaza in New York City and a Foster The People concert from Music Hall in Brooklyn.  Listeners will hear a 1992 New Year’s Eve Pearl Jam performance at The Academy Theater in New York City (Pearl Jam Radio, channel 22), Young Jeezy from Echostage in Washington, DC (Hip Hop Nation, channel 44); Cole Swindell from the Exit In in Nashville (The Highway, channel 56);  Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators at Santos Party House in New York City, August Alsina from The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD (The Heat, channel 47); The Bar-Kays with Confunkshun and The Dazz Band from the Cannon Center  in Memphis (The Groove, channel 50), and In This Moment from Webster Hall in New York City (Octane, channel 37.)

New-York Historical Society Mounts First Annual Holiday Express Exhibition Featuring Antique Trains and Toys from the Museum’s Jerni Collection

The New-York Historical Society will be transformed this holiday season with a vibrant and sweeping display of spectacular antique toy trains, toys and scenic elements. On view now through February 22, 2015 (Presidents’ Day), Holiday Express: Trains and Toys from the Jerni Collection is a dynamic exhibition that appeals to all ages, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era. The Holiday Express exhibition is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Stated Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society: “This collection will provide a wonderful new way for young visitors to understand how railroads supplanted canals as the favored mode of transport; how dozens of lines competed to funnel the raw produce of the American heartland to New York’s factories, shipyards, and piers; how the United States rail system experienced phenomenal growth not only upon the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, but also with the development of elevated railways in American cities; why, in 1865, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley famously took up the longstanding appeal for the poor and unemployed of New York City to ‘go west and grow up with the country.’”

Lutz Toy Company Floor toy train set, 1884. New-York Historical Society, The Jerni Collection.

Lutz Toy Company Floor toy train set, 1884. New-York
Historical Society, The Jerni Collection.

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City and has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

Detail of Lutz Toy Company Floor toy train set, 1884. NewYork Historical Society, The Jerni Collection.

Detail of Lutz Toy Company Floor toy train set, 1884. NewYork
Historical Society, The Jerni Collection.

Brianne Train Station, ca. 1900. New-York Historical Society, The Jerni Collection

Brianne Train Station, ca. 1900. New-York Historical
Society, The Jerni Collection

A highlight of New-York Historical Society’s holdings, the Jerni Collection was assembled over fifty years by U.S. collectors Jerry and Nina Greene and is considered one of the world’s leading collections of antique trains and toys. It includes unique, hand-crafted and hand-painted pieces dating from approximately 1850 to 1940, featuring prime examples by the leading manufacturers that set the standard for the Golden Age of European toys, including the German firms of Märklin, Bing, Ernst Plank and Carette, as well as the American firm Lionel.

Märklin 5-gauge locomotive, 1905. New-York Historical Society, The Jerni Collection.

Märklin 5-gauge locomotive, 1905. New-York Historical
Society, The Jerni Collection.

Detail of Ferris Wheels. New-York Historical Society, The Jerni Collection.

Detail of Ferris Wheels. New-York Historical Society, The
Jerni Collection.

Holiday Express unfolds over a broad swath of New-York Historical’s first floor and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum on the lower level, featuring more than 300 pieces from the museum’s Jerni Collection that transform the space into a magical wonderland. Holiday Express displays designed by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, Batwin + Robin Productions and Big Show Construction Management, Inc. feature theatrical lighting, an ambient audio “soundscape” and other effects to engage visitors in an immersive experience. Antique trains move along more than 400 linear feet of railroad tracks that twist and turn overhead, winding throughout the first floor.

The exhibition begins at New-York Historical’s West 77th Street entrance, where movement and sound from four large-scale multimedia screens will make it seem as though trains are roaring through the rotunda. This space also features a circular display case with the Boucher “Blue Comet,” a rare toy train from the 1920s-30s that mimics the real Blue Comet, which ran from the New York metropolitan area to Atlantic City during the Great Depression. Other highlights in this case are a one-of-a-kind Märklin Post Office (1895), a large Doll & Co. Ferris wheel (1904), a Gebrüder Bing carousel (1880-1890), and aircraft flying overhead.

A 360-degree mountainous landscape on view in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court features artifacts grouped into ten scenes, including a tunnel, train station arrival structure, fairground, harbor with a lighthouse, and an airplane fly-by.

An expansive display in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History features a variety of trains, stations and other buildings, aircraft, and ships and boats of all shapes and sizes, including the largest example of Gebrüder Bing’s Leviathan toy ocean liner (1920). The display in the Leah and Michael Weisberg Monumental Treasures Wall Case is highlighted by a subtle palette of lighting effects to evoke a time-lapse transformation from dawn to dusk.

Several illuminated cases in New-York Historical’s hallways feature thematic displays from the collection. A dramatically lit display along the Central Park West corridor showcases large-scale American pieces, including moving trains within an abstract landscape, as well as interactive elements like a crawl-through space and a pop-up semi-sphere, so kids can get an up-close view of the display.

The exhibition was curated by Mike Thornton, Assistant Curator for Material Culture at the New-York Historical Society. Consultants on Holiday Express: Trains and Toys from the Jerni Collection include:
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (LHSA+DP), an integrated architecture and exhibit design firm located in New York City responsible for the overall Concept and Design for Holiday Express; LHSA+DP is the designer of the New-York Historical Society’s highly popular, DiMenna Children’s History Museum.
Batwin + Robin, renowned “media storytellers” with over twenty years of experience in the theater, museums and other venues, were the media producers for the exhibition.
Big Show Construction Management, Inc., a company that bridges the entertainment and construction industries, provided the comprehensive project management services.

David Yurman Announces Opening of Soho (NYC) Boutique

David Yurman unveiled its second New York City retail location in the heart of Soho today. The company was founded in New York in 1980, and quickly became known as America’s leading fine jewelry and luxury timepiece designer for men, women, and children. The signature gold and silver designs; diamond, pearl, and gemstone jewelry; and Swiss-crafted timepieces are renowned for capturing the essence of relaxed American luxury. David Yurman collections are available at 32 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, France and China, and at authorized fine jewelry and timepiece retailers worldwide.

David Yurman Soho Boutique Exterior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

David Yurman Soho Boutique Exterior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

Conceived by The Yurmans in partnership with the company’s in-house design team, the 2,000-square-foot store is an expression of their approach to casual luxury, appreciation of craft and legacy as artists in Soho’s 1970s community. The boutique ( 114 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012) is located in the Soho-Cast Iron Historic District in a late nineteenth-century loft building known for its Richard Haas trompe l’oeil mural. The classical lines of the cast-iron facade beautifully frame the sculpted forms of David Yurman’s collections.

David Yurman Soho Boutique Interior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

David Yurman Soho Boutique Interior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

Located blocks away from the company’s headquarters, the store will house two bronze angels created by David, life-size versions of his evocative direct-welded sculptures. The space will reflect The Yurmans’ aesthetic and inspirations with a wall of artifacts and sketches, live-edge wood surfaces, and artisanal metal finishes. Paintings by Sybil will be displayed throughout the space.

The boutique will carry David Yurman’s classic collections, including gold and sterling silver designs for women and men; timepieces; high jewelry; and the Wedding Collection. Recently launched collections will also be available, including the Venetian Quatrefoil® Collection, Hampton Cable Collection®, Cable Buckle Collection®, and pieces from the Petite Pave Collection, as well as the  Forged Carbon, Frontier(TM), Meteorite, and Modern Chevron collections for men. A selection of unique pieces created exclusively for the Soho boutique will also be available.

I cut my teeth as a sculptor and an artist in this neighborhood – it truly is home for Sybil and me.  What was the epicenter of gallery culture in New York has since evolved into a vibrant, international destination. We’re thrilled to be a part of this community’s past, present and future,” says Designer and CEO David Yurman.




The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the New York University Orphan Film Symposium will present this year’s installment of “The Real Indies: A Close Look At Orphan Films,” a two-day screening series on Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, at the Academy Theater in New York City.  The series serves as an opportunity to re-discover and re-appreciate orphan films – rarely seen, previously neglected cinematic works deserving preservation and revival.  This eclectic showcase will open on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the New York premiere of the newly restored 35mm print of the cult horror-comedy classic Spider Baby, written and directed by Jack Hill.  Filmmaker William Lustig, known for his low-budget indie horror films, will introduce Hill and Spider Baby, as well moderate a conversation with Hill afterwards.

Filmed in 1964 but not released theatrically until 1968, Spider Baby marked director Hill’s solo debut.  Cheekily subtitled “The Maddest Story Ever Told,” it follows three orphaned siblings suffering from a rare genetic disorder that causes them to regress, the narrator warns us, “to a pre-human condition of savagery and cannibalism.”  Prior to the screening, a trailer reel from the Packard Humanities Institute Collection will highlight six other films written and directed by Jack Hill, including House of Evil (1968), Coffy (1973), and Switchblade Sisters (1975).  Hill will introduce the film and participate in an onstage discussion following the debut of Spider Baby.

Saturday’s program will offer a full day of rediscovered and recently preserved orphan films, starting at 10:00a.m.  Twenty speakers will treat attendees to an array of cinematic creations, more than twenty films, ranging from a minute to an hour in length. The films are organized into three sessions:

  • Pioneering Women (10:00AM – 1:00PM) – Films by and about women: Aloha Wanderwell Baker’s world travels in the 1920s and 30s, the acclaimed 1980 documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, and the feminist Make Out (1970) from the radical Newsreel collective.
  • Experimental Views (2:00PM – 4:00PM) – Expressive and personal experimental films that challenge the way we see the world: the late Standish Lawder’s Necrology (1970), Frank and Caroline Mouris’ hyperkinetic Coney (1975), Les Blank’s Running Around Like a Chicken with Its Head Cut Off (1960), Bill Morrison’s Outerborough (2005), and four handcrafted works, Esther Shatavsky’s collage Bedtime Story (1981), Lisa Crafts’ post-apocalyptic Glass Gardens (1982), Jeanne Liotta’s “erratic erotic” Blue Moon(1988), and Bill Brand’s Organic Afghan (1969 — screening in public for the first time)
  • Visions of New York (6:00PM – 10:00PM) – The Five Boroughs filmed across nine decades: Actors’ Fund Field Day at the Polo Grounds (1910); footage of the New York Giants 1917 World Series and an anarchist attack on Wall Street (1920); newsreel outtakes NYC Street Scenes and Noises (1929); Magic Carpet of Movietone Presents ‘Broadway by Day’ (1932); Oscar nomineesBrooklyn, U.S.A. (1947) and 3rd Ave. El (Carson Davidson, 1955); Noel Black’s children’s telefilm Reflections (1967); Con Edison’sThe Proud New Yorkers (1971); a trio from the Young Filmmakers Foundation, Life in New York (1969), Black Faces (1971), andConey Island (1973); the 1974 featurette, The Making of Pelham One Two Three along with a previously shot video of Ed Koch introducing a 1994 Film Forum screening of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three; and the Oscar-winning claymation Sundae in New York (Jimmy Picker, 1983).

Distinguished orphan film advocates, including some of the filmmakers themselves, will introduce and provide insights into these unique cinematic works.  Joining Jack Hill will be Oscar®-winning animators Jimmy Picker, Frank Mouris, and Caroline Mouris; Oscar-nominated documentarian Connie Field; veterans of the Young Filmmakers Foundation, Luis Vale, Steven Siegel, and Phil Buehler; and independent NYC artists Lisa Crafts, Jeanne Liotta, and Bill Morrison; Associate Curator in MoMA’s Film Department Ron Magliozzi; Director of Repertory Programming at Film Forum Bruce Goldstein; Archivist for the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library (Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center) Elena Rossi-Snook and Archivists from Anthology Film Archives Andrew Lampert and John Klacsmann; NYU MIAP Archivist Emily Nabasny and BB Optics Archivist Pamela Vízner.

“The Academy is excited to partner with the NYU Orphan Film Symposium and showcase the work of the Academy Film Archive.  This program presents a great opportunity for these lost treasures to return to the big screen,” said Patrick Harrison, the Academy’s Director of New York Programs and Membership.

“NYU Cinema Studies is thrilled to partner again with the Academy, an organization that shares the Orphan Film Symposium’s mission to save, screen, and study an inspiring variety of films,” said Dan Streible, director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University.

“The Real Indies” celebrates the preservation work of those organizations providing its content: the Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, New York Women in Film and Television, Film Forum, IndieCollect, the Library of Congress, the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections, the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Studies Film Archives, and Library and Archives Canada.

Tickets for Friday’s opening night screening of Spider Baby are $5.  Doors open at 6:30PM. Individual tickets for Saturday’s series will be priced at $5 per session.  Doors open at 9:30AM. Tickets for the event can purchased online at and at the Academy box office on October 31st andNovember 1st.

The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City.

Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week Report: ELLE Runway Collection by Kohl’s

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

The ELLE Runway Collection by Kohl’s debuted their Fall 2014 collection at STYLE360 New York Fashion Week. Combining Parisian luxury and New York City Style, the collection consisted of delicate pleated skirts, embellished tops, elegant floral prints and exquisite polka dot patterns. Setting a romantic, whimsical theme with models walking under a frame of Eiffel Tower and front row café tables, guests were made to feel as if they were on the streets of Paris, with each look embodying fashion’s latest trends while still also providing easy to wear apparel for the everyday woman. The collection is available immediately for purchase on

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia


Launch of First Application in New York to Track Organic Green Juices and Vegan Food

The application’s first market launch is in New York City to help promote healthy living in all boroughs

GreenHopping has launched its first IOS application in New York City; and unique in its market, the app is called GreenHoppingNYC. The application is designed for health conscious eaters who desires to maintain an organic and healthy diet in Green Hoppingthe city, and looks to inspire non-healthy eaters to reevaluate their food choices. GreenHopping is designed to track organic and non-organic “green juice” bars and stores in New York City. The application provides users an in-depth listing and locator of stores, juice bars and restaurants, categorizing each location depending on whether they offer bottled or freshly-pressed juices, smoothies, vegan, raw and gluten-free food options.

Given the rapid rate of market growth which resulted in a duplication of sales between 2004-2012, it is expected that the health conscious nutritional market continue to grow at a pace of between 4%-8% per year which would make it a 6 billion dollar industry by 2014 and a 10 billion dollar market by 2020, provided the trend does no accelerate, which it could. Major food giants are also acquiring market share, in an attempt to better suit consumer demands and as a result of its potential. Companies such as Campbell Soup, Starbucks and the founder of Shake Shack are rolling out programs that tap into this market.

GreenHopping seeks to promote the concept of looking at good food options not only as healthy, but trendy. “This is why the application also includes a “tip of the day” section, where users and influentials in the space can read about interesting cooking and diet tips, as well as vegetable and fruit facts,” says Catherine Cuello, GreenHopping’s founder and CEO. “After my health crisis in 2012, I was left with no option but to reevaluate my diet. Raw vegetables and fruits saved my life, and I hope to inspire others by raising awareness of the important role nutrition plays in our lives and health. I learned incredible facts about food, and its healing properties that never cease to amaze me,” she added. “I want to make healthy ‘mainstream’”.


Ms Cuello is originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to New York in 2010. She is passionate about food advocacy, labeling GMOs, and more organic produce availability. She holds a BA in politics, history and journalism from Coventry University, England.


Following the application’s New York City launch, GreenHopping will be launching into new markets shortly after, starting with Miami early 2014, and later in Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas. Continue reading

Kipling to Launch #MyKiplingBag Tour in New York City

This November, experience the whimsical world of Kipling at the brand’s first pop-up in New York City. It all starts with #MyKiplingBag.

Beginning with a ceremonial “unzipping,” Kipling invites you on an immersive, interactive journey through #MyKiplingBag from November 12th to 14th. Over the course of three days, a fully branded pop-up space will be filled with playful activities like complimentary on-site monogramming, surprise performances, transformative makeup vanities, visual sensationalism, bountiful bites, and crowd-sourced inspiration. Imaginative, individualized experiences like comedic personality readings are bound to stimulate the senses – and create a truly “out of the bag” adventure.

Founded in 1987, Belgian brand Kipling crafts lightweight, modern handbags, accessories, and luggage for every woman (and man), at every age. Through innovative and contemporary design, Kipling combines form and functionality with style and flare, creating the perfect accessory for an active life.

Kipling established itself as a global accessory brand by embodying a youthful spirit and pioneering the use of ultra-light crinkle nylon in bold colors and patterns. Through a commitment to long-lasting quality and function, Kipling continues to offer a fresh take on style year after year.

Designed in Antwerp and New York City, Kipling is truly at home in the world. As a distinctive, universal brand, Kipling is distributed in 80 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the United States. With 250 branded stores, 450 shop-in-shops, and over 4,000 multi-brand stores and customized websites Kipling logoworldwide, Kipling remains the go-to accessory brand for the adventures of everyday life.

Kathy Hines, VP of Marketing for Kipling North America, comments that: “When something makes us laugh or smile or wink, we often say ‘that is so Kipling’. We are excited to bring that to life in a very fun and literal way.”

Through these experiential, participative encounters, Kipling will celebrate each individual’s special connection to his or her Kipling bag and the introduction of the brand’s Monogram Collection on Launching this holiday season, consumers will be able to take personalization to the next level – all with the click of a button.

The excitement continues into the digital space with colorful content central to #MyKiplingBag shared across all platforms by guests at the event. Fans of the brand nationwide will have the opportunity to participate in a #MyKiplingBag sweepstakes. Tune in to @KiplingUSA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more.

President of Kipling North America Julie Dimperio comments: “We have learned that when consumers know us, they love us. We are giving them a chance to interact with us in three key markets.”Following the New York pop-up, hop on a plane down to Hawaii for a night of luau fun or hitch a ride to Miami for a festive Latin breakfast full of flare because Kipling will be taking the party south come December. No matter the city, it’s bound to be a wildly quirky and fabulously fun time.