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helping others helped me | covid19

  In the face of the most challenging year of his life, Ralph Trionfo discovered that the act of helping others not only became his guiding light but also provided a sense of purpose that fueled his unwavering commitment. Amid the early days of the…

food guys
Travel Channel finds Argentina in Queens NYC

It was a pleasure to support the father and son team of Mario and Marcello Civelli recently at El Gauchito the well-known Argentinian butcher shop and restaurant in Queens, NY.  Locals have known, that if you want authentic for from Argentina in NYC, this has…

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TimeOut Market – Lisbon Portugal

The Hungry Traveler Before our trip to explore Lisbon, Portugal for 3 nights in April, I did what I usually do; I asked everyone from there or that have been there that I know for tips and recommendations to get the most out of a…

Las Penas
Six days in Ecuador – all this happened

Road tripping Three days in the city of Guayaquil then off to the coastal towns of Salinas | Montanita | Olon | Los Frailes This past winter as I was prepared to go to Barbados again for a brief escape from the cold in New…

Art Miami
Art Basel Miami: Where Creativity Takes Center Stage

December has become an exceptionally thrilling month for me, and the pinnacle of the excitement is Art Basel Miami – the intersection where art and music collide in a vibrant celebration of creativity. Escaping the winter chill of New York City, I find solace and…

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Renting in NYC top nabs will cost you – how much?

This is a current review of what it will cost to live in New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. Obviously, Manhattan is the most expensive, Although I was born and raised near my favorite park and oasis Central Park, Queens has been my home for…

nyc party
Big win for NYC hospitality – let’s dance!

Growing up in New York City was a wild experience for me. The guys “on the block” that where my extended family and they were much older than me. I guess you can say, I was mature for my age. At the age of just…

Can LIC handle this much growth?

Over the years, I’ve watched the transformation of the Long Island City Waterfront from way back to the original RFP back 18yrs ago. The views and the transportation options are fantastic, and as a Queens native, I’m proud. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work…

Old San Juan Puerto Rico
Stepping-up for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

FLASH COLLECTION FOR PR Many of you know that I have deep roots in the Caribbean with many friends and family dealing with extreme challenges in Puerto Rico right now. The relief is coming but who knows how long it will take, some people have…