Happy New Year 2021!!! I hope you are all well and surviving these crazy times. Thankfully our democracy seems to have dodged a bullet. We hope those who were responsible for the domestic terrorism which occurred recently will be brought to justice.
Welcome to Our New Advisors
Our community of creative, positive entrepreneurs grows each month.
We would also like to welcome Arts for Art , our new co-sponsor for the Still New York campaign, a virtual campaign to help NYC retain its reputation and history as the “Cultural Capital of the World”. We have created a new website at: www.stillnewyork.nyc. Arts for Art is dedicated to the exceptional creativity that originated in the African American multi-arts jazz culture that utilizes improvisation to express a larger, more positive dream of inclusion and freedom. For more information and for their upcoming schedule of virtual events, see: https://www.artsforart.org/
Networking & Events
We have two upcoming virtual screenings of the award winning film, “Miracle on 42nd Street”. The first is on Thursday 1/14/21 at 5 PM ET. The second is on 1/21/21 at 7:30 PM ET. The second screening with be followed by a Q&A with director Alice Elliott being interviewed by advisor Steven Beer, Esq..
The amazing true story of Manhattan Plaza and how it was created as affordable housing for people in the NYC theatre industry, thanks to a historic partnership between the public and private sectors. Narrated by Chazz Palminteri, it features Larry David, Alicia Keys, Angela Landsbury, Samuel Jackson, Terrence Howard, Donald Faison, Giancarlo Esposito, Estelle Parsons and many others. Here is the press kit for the film: https://miracleon42ndstreet.org/media-press-kit/
The film describes how it is possible to build affordable housing for NYC artists even during a recession. We hope to use it as a thought starter for our Still New York campaign.
Please email us if you are interested in participating or know any potential co-sponsors dealing with Social Justice or Empowerment. Our first proposed “House” using turnaround tourist hotels is Empowerment House.
Congrats to advisor Hiroyuki Hashino on his recent award Mr. Hashino recently received the JAPAN WOOD DESIGN AWARD 2020! JAPAN WOOD DESIGN AWARD, endorsed by the Forestry Agency of Japan, is one of the most prestigious awards in Japan, that specifically recognizes the excellence and dignity of the wood craft masters and their art crafts all over Japan.
Thanks to advisors Rivka Rivera and Brad Hamilton and our partner organizations, including the NYC Hospitality Alliance, Traxi, The Hatch Institute, and Fox Rothschild for helping us produce our recent webinar, “How to Use Subchapter 5 to Help Save Small Businesses”. You can watch the webinar here on demand: