Our hearts go "bidi bidi bom bom" when we listen to Selena's music, but just wait until you hear a rendition of the Queen of Tejano's song with singer Nina Diaz and Chris Perez on guitar. A concert honoring Selena was held at Lincoln Center Out in the Park in New York Thursday night. Days leading up to the concert, Perez posted a picture of the flyer for the concert 'Selena for Sanctuary' which supports immigrant-focused nonprofits Make the Road NYC, Amnesty International and Voto Latino. Perez posted a live video of the performance where several artists joined in to sing and play "Biala Esta Cumbia." At the end of the live video, Perez catches his breath to thank fans for supporting the cause of the event. Diaz, who has performed at Corpus Christi's House of Rock, later posted a video of her dancing during her performance of "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." Diaz took to Facebook on Wednesday to share a sneak peek of their performance. She is rehearsing … [Read more...] about Selena for Sanctuary: Watch Chris Perez, Nina Diaz perform Selena songs at NYC concert
Time to deck the halls — and head out to dinner. Manhattan is known for its pulsating energy, which only amps up come the holidays. Many restaurants take the cue, dressing up every nook and cranny with jolly Santa's, twinkling lights and glittery ornaments, creating festive feasts for the eyes. Whether you're looking to dine amidst fragrant spruces, hanging icicles, festive bows or flickering candles, we've got a spot for you. Chumley's: Bring on the baubles: this former speakeasy, a longtime hideaway for flappers, sailors, actors and writers (F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were here), dresses itself up in its holiday finest with lots of wreaths and colorful ball ornaments. Celebrate: 86 Bedford St., 212-675-2081, chumleysnewyork.com ► GUIDE: The holidays in NYC 2018 LIllie's Victorian Establishment: Relive the glamour of the Victorian era at one of Lillie's two locations. The restaurants, named after Lillie Langtry, a … [Read more...] about 5 NYC ‘razzle dazzle’ restaurants that go all out for the holidays
Residents in New York City and Northern Virginia will soon know what it's like to have Amazon as a neighbor. On Tuesday, the tech giant confirmed the two locations will host its newest headquarters, with an operations center planned for Nashville. Amazon said it will bring 25,000 full-time jobs to each location and invest $2.5 billion in each. But what does this all mean for the people currently living in Long Island City and National Landing, Va. (yes, that's a real place now)? Let's break it down. When will the new headquarters go up? Amazon hasn't said when the new offices will arrive. In both locations, Amazon plans to build 4 million square feet of office space with the option to expand to 8 million square feet. How do I get a job there? Amazon said it will start hiring for both headquarters in 2019. Available jobs are listed on Amazon's website. Will housing prices go up? This all depends on how many people Amazon hires locally versus those moving from other … [Read more...] about Welcome to the neighborhood, Amazon. What it means for NYC and Northern Va.
Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this report contained an incorrect spelling of LaBeouf's name. Folks, we've officially reached Peak Shia. LaBeouf fans in NYC can join the actor as he watches all his own movies in reverse order over the next three days, live in a Manhattan movie theater, as part of what he's dubbing the #AllMyMovies project. From the website: From noon on 10th November 2015, #ALLMYMOVIES by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will commence at the Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston Street, NYC. Visitors are invited to join Shia LaBeouf in person as he watches all his movies consecutively in reverse chronological order over the next three days, 24 hours a day (admission free). Can't make it to the theater? Don't worry—he's live-streaming himself as he watches the films over the next three days, here. Mere minutes after the stream started, there was … [Read more...] about Shia LaBeouf is watching all his movies in an NYC theater, right now
Story highlights "This is the moment I've dreamed of since I was a little girl," Shalane Flanagan says Flanagan's first foray into the event came in 2010, when she placed second in the race (CNN)It's been a long time running -- four decades to be exact -- since an American woman broke the finish line tape at the New York City Marathon, but Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan did just that on Sunday. With an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds, the 36-year-old Flanagan beat three-time defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya by a minute and one second. Times won't be official until later this month. City rises up for runners Flanagan crossed the finish line in tears before proudly holding the Stars and Stripes aloft. She smiled for the crowd as she wrapped herself in the American flag. JUST WATCHED Authorities increase security for NYC marathon Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Authorities increase security for NYC marathon 01:23 She … [Read more...] about American woman wins NYC Marathon for 1st time in 40 years