The City is my Playground: A New Take on City Streets

In the last several years, we’ve seen hip hop share its vibes with a wide range of art forms. From fashion to grammar to lifestyles and every imaginable facet in between, the reach of hip hop culture’s influence is undeniable. London athlete, b-girl and movement artist, Nicola Geismar, aims to continue that influence through pioneering her City…

Banksy: Public Nuisance #1

As if New York City needed anything more to be a hipster’s paradise, this month it has been blessed with Banksy. For those of you out of touch with useless information, Banksy is a “street artist” who travels the world and graffiti’s walls. He is for some reason respected as an artist but let’s think…

Fortune Society Honors Bloomberg, Features Dutton

Earlier this week, NY Social Status was honored to be present for The Fortune Society’s annual fall benefit and presentation of The David Rothenberg Achievement Award to New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Surrounded by well-dressed New Yorkers with glasses of wine and fistfuls of cheese, The Fortune Society presented a shining example of what their…

Banksy’s Better Out Than In Hits New York

Forget the Met and forget the Guggenheim, if you want to see real art, in all its original boldness and vitality, the streets is where you need to be. Throughout October, the city will be literally transformed into a museum of modern art, featuring graffiti paintings by renowned English street artist Banksy. Banksy’s month long…

Ultimaker: Imagine It, Make It

Whatever you did last Friday night, it’s not as cool as what I did. Hosted at the New Lab workspace in Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ultimaker officially released the second version of their 3D printer, Ultimaker2. Complete with a rooftop view, demonstrations and free booze, it doesn’t get much better. I knew that 3D printers existed,…

“In Between Men” Selected For Two Major Festivals

  “In Between Men,” The hit web series with over 2 million viewers and watched in 150 countries has been selected for both The 9th Annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) in its Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), and The 21st Annual Raindance Film Festival’s 1st Annual Web Festival. “Having ‘In Between Men’ selected for two…

2013 Fall Affordable Art Fair

Van Gogh and da Vinci are names that will pass on throughout times. Their pieces will forever be engraved in our minds as the original classics that left the world in awe, whether by their portrayals of a scream, or a smile. But just because contemporary artists have both ears intact, and are not complete…

Anna Nicole Opera in Brooklyn

Opera – the timeless mélange of librettos and musical scores that wrenches hearts and tickles funny bones has reached a new stage in its long lived life. While classics like The Marriage of Figaro and Carmen can never be replaced, they can share the spotlight with new and upcoming productions such as Anna Nicole, this decades bold and enthralling new…

Recap: AFROPUNK FEST

This past weekend marked the yearly performance of a plethora of artists at the annual Afropunk Fest in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. For nearly a decade, producers of the festival have been working their assess off to bring the best of the afro punk world to New York (someone this year said they started in Webster…

Late Night Short Films Screening

New York City short film makers unite. I am happy to announce I will be hosting The Late Night Short Films Screening at the Klimat Lounge in NYC Friday August 23 at 10pm. A great show being produced by The Set NYC and specifically Pim Shih. The show will be featuring: Comedian Gisele Noel from…

Lily Tomlin to Host the 2013 Women’s Media Awards

Lily Tomlin will host The 2013 Women’s Media Awards this year.  Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, Co-Founders of the Women’s Media Center, made the announcement. This celebration will be held on October 8th at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.  Tables and tickets can be purchased now.  The Women’s Media Awards honors game-changers for women in media annually on this special night. By deciding who gets to…

LISTEN… CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? PERFORMS AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

  An 11:11 Experiment presents the critically-acclaimed, autobiographical one-woman show – Listen…Can You Hear Me Now? –  written and performed by Gloria Rosen at the New York International Fringe Festival. Conceived by Peter Flint, Directed by Michael Leoni and further developed in Matt Hoverman’s Create Your Own Solo Show Workshop, the production is set to run August 10-24 at…