Wednesday, December 26, 2012



VIP TICKET: This gets the guests into the museum an hour early before all the crowds to enjoy an extra hour of open bar, food, explore the museum and engage with our performers.

Adults: $385.00 / Children (under 17): $335.00

Monday, December 31, 2012 – 7:00pm VIP ENTRY

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Times Square Odditorium
42nd St. Btwn. 7th & 8th Aves.

Reservations Required: 212.398.3133

Fire Breathing Opening Act!

• Entertainment throughout the night
• Premium Open Bar & Hors D'oeuvres from 8pm - 1am
• DJ Dance Party
• Champagne Toast at Midnight
• NYE Party Favors
• Ball Drops LIVE in Times Square! West side view.

The Kids Will Love...

• Touring over 500 astonishing and unbelievable artifacts
• New York City's Only Mission Impossible LaseRace
• Family friendly entertainment like stilt walkers, magic shows, balloon sculpting, face-painting and more!
• Popcorn and Cotton Candy

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Veiled Black Light Found in Europe

The Veiled Black Light Found in Europe
December 23,2012
Zion Ama Dio

An inside perspective of an African American fashion model exploring European fashion markets

Zion Ama Dio is a new face model currently working between Paris and  New York City but before his adventure to the big apple, he lived in Germany, France and the United Kingdom working as model, hair stylist, and makeup artist.

Ama Dio felt in order to grow an individual and progress in his career in fashion he would need to expand his horizons for education purposes and reach into different business markets. Thus, exploring the European fashion market has enabled him to develop in fashion at a faster rate than the American market.

Prior to his trip to Europe, Ama Dio rarely heard of any successful African American male models career in Europe. Of course, most people heard of Tyra Banks establishing her haute couture career in Paris, France at age seventeen, but there haven’t been any African American male models who receive publicity for their careers in Europe. So why take the risk and move to another country to jump start a career. Why not?

What most people don’t know is there is a substantial market for African American models in Europe because that’s the business market. Most European models are working for American brands and advertisements because they are considered exotic and rare. Plus, it sells in America. The same correlation can be applied in Europe, with American models. Europeans loved that Americans are livelier and express more personality than any European culture and are considered rare in Europe markets.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Big Apple Faces

Big Apple Faces 

Big Apple Faces is a unique casting database of actors, models and performers based in the New York tri-state area. 

Our aim is to make talent visible and readily available for the film, theater, and TV industry, as well as for the business community that may need spokesmodels, entertainers, or promotional models for events, conventions, and advertisements . It is the sister site to in Philly.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"12-12-12" The Concert for Sandy Relief

At Madison Square Garden in New York 7:30 tonight , Bruce Springsteen kicks off a star-studded benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy relief. The 121212 concert, as it’s called, will be broadcast worldwide on TV and streamed online. It features performers from Kanye West to Billy Joel. Donate :

Twitter #121212concert

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dyker Heights Christmas lights

Dyker Heights Christmas lights

Since 1984 or 1985 (accounts vary) the lights of Dyker Heights have become increasing more popular with New Yorkers. They have been featured in several newspaper articles, on news programs and in documentaries.

Early on, the two most noted homes were on 84th Street, between 11th and 12th avenues, directly across from one another. The home of Lucy Spata with her Santa theme at 1152 84th St and that of Alfred Polizzotto with his Nutcracker motif at 1145 84th St.

Spata, who claims to have started the whole thing, has her home covered in up to 30K lights, illuminated soldiers, choirboys, and other Christmas figures. The inside is decorated with 50 motorized dolls, miniature villages and many gifts. Outside Santa, played by her nephew, greets children and others who pass by.

Across the street, the white mansion owned by Alfred Polizzotto is adorned with a pair of 29-foot (8.8 m) high wooden soldiers which stand guard and wave their arms. The front lawn has rearing horses and a quartet of dancers. In 1988, Polizzotto was diagnosed with lymphoma, which was successfully treated the following year. To celebrate his triumph over the disease , Polizzotto mounted the display every year until 2001 when he passed away. His family has continued the tradition in his honor.

Every year these displays get bigger and better. Some people now even employ professional decorating companies to the tune of between 5K and up to 20K to design and put up their lights.