Boston Marathon Tragedy Apr16

Boston Marathon Tragedy

When one thinks of April, thoughts of Spring come to mind, for it is a season of renewal. In our nation’s capital, we have the Cherry Blossom trees that surround the Potomac River. But, despite the tranquility of the season, we are reminded by the celebrated poet, T.S. Eliot, that ‘April is the cruelest month.’ Painfully, we have seen that his words are, hauntingly, prophetic. I doubt that Eliot could ever imagine the natural and man-made disasters that have marred the pages of the April calendar. On April 4, 1968, the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...

‘Bad Things’ Happen at Good Places Jan29

‘Bad Things’ Happen at Good Places

In this case, the good place is Datavision’s flagship retail store, the largest independent consumer electronics retailer in the city, and “Bad Things” is the brand name for Piermont-based rock-culture artist Paul Kostabi. The launch of the Bad Thing’s line of phone and tablet covers, manufactured by Frydaze and feature Kostabi’s work. “I like to see my weird art on these not-weird devices, which makes me think that maybe my art isn’t weird after all.” Art is at Datavision in multiple forms. Paul started the twelve foot mural in Datavision’s spacious Fifth Avenue window display that...

The Maker Movement Makes Things

Websites aren’t the only way to participate in the metro-area’s startup culture. People want to physically make things, too. “We’re building an ecosystem of hard sciences,” says Maria Gotch, president of the New York City Investment Fund. The fund partnered to created NYC Tech Connect to strengthen that entrepreneurial ecosystem and for the second year in a row brought together investors, engineers, and researchers under the banner, “Technology You Can Touch.” Shari Coulter Ford, Executive Director of NYC Tech Connect, is impressed by the unique support of venture capitalists and city government for...

A New Way to Live

Rockland Lifestyle is pleased to announce the Rockland County premiere of the newest technology search tool that enables you to find places of residence within your lifestyle desires. Do you enjoy all of our content and articles on local happenings, trends, and fashions? Have you ever considered living within access to these activities, events, and community driven occurrences? Find every home and rental in the Rockland County MLS, based on your LIFESTYLE NEEDS & INTERESTS! Are looking to live near a dock or mooring to spend warm days sailing on the hudson? Perhaps you need to be within walking distance to a local farmers market? Do you...

Startups Scale Up in Rockland’s Neighbor

Rockland County’s proximity to New York CIty is one of it’s greatest assets and is an asset particularly paying off for the software and hardware technology community.  Last month, Wakefield Media’s Uncubed tried to get talent hired on day one (recap here) and spent day two getting those startups off the ground. An in-and-out crowd of 150 new and established entrepreneurs spent the day with panels and personal stories from those who’ve made it. Besides the people, what makes technology big in New York is the growing support from global institutions. Rachel Haot of NYC Media notes that proximity to Europe helps...

BeeAlive’s Royal Holiday Party Nov29

BeeAlive’s Royal Holiday Party

NYACK, NY – Thursday, November 29, BeeAlive in Nyack will buzz with free food, drink, and deals for the holiday season. The event starts at 5pm at 19 North Broadway in Nyack. Owner Lori Balletta-Avgerinos is excited to share free raffles, free gifts, and 20% discounts that will spread the word about royal jelly, the only food that bees give to their queens. This festive occasion came out of a family challenge thirty years ago, when proprietor Lori Balletta-Avgerinos’ mother, Madeline, fell ill. Unable to be diagnosed and losing the ability to care for her children, Madeline took the advice of a friend to try royal jelly. After...

Fertility Expert Opens Center in Nyack Nov15

Fertility Expert Opens Center in Nyack

Aimee Raupp’s First Wellness & Fertility Center Launches in the Heart of Nyack Local acupuncturist, author and women’s health expert, Aimee Raupp, has relocated and expanded her business in downtown Nyack to launch the first Aimee Raupp Wellness & Fertility Center in the country. The center has just completed renovations and interior decoration, and offers women in the area a full range of wellness and fertility services right in the heart of the Village. The Nyack center will serve as the blueprint for transforming Raupp’s other practices in Manhattan and the Hamptons into centers of their own. The Center is...

Harvest App Harvests Time

Time is money. Nowhere is that more intimately felt than by freelancers, who have no major corporate infrastructure to address the vital details that make for an efficient and well-run organization. Harvest was founded in 2006 by Danny Wen and Shawn Liu. Partly inspired by the web-based collaboration tools at 37signals.com and mostly inspired by their own web design business’ need for efficient time-tracking, Wen and Liu have focused solely on Harvest for the past 6 years. I’ve been using Harvest for time and expense management as well as its solid features, affordable pricing, and responsive programming team, but it’s the...