Easter and Passover officially mark the beginning of spring and so do the pear blossom trees that are beginning to bloom along Lenox Avenue. The warm, sunny days don’t hurt either.
Put your boots on, baby! It’s going to be a wet one! Additionally, the Shamanic forecast says April is going to be a month of high highs and low lows.
We are getting there, slowly but surely. The month of March was in true form this year with the temperatures going up, down, up, down, up, down.
Snow and cold, go along your merry way. Spring is in the wings. Eating wings and then some were more than 150 people who attended the annual Sunday Supper held at the restaurant Daniel.
OMG! Applebee’s located on the corner of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue lost their lease and are now officially closed.
The March winds have already blown in a beautiful clear night, allowing for a full range of stars to become visible to the naked eye.
The Thursday, Feb. 23, edition of Crain’s New York Business magazine featured an article written by Tom Acitelli titled, “NYPD to Defy Trump on Expanded Deportation Policy.”
As I was saying, Carter G. Woodson (Dec. 19, 1875-April 3, 1950) was an African-American historian, author and journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History.
A recent finding reported that a crack in the fourth largest Antarctic Ice Shelf, known as Larson C, is breaking away at a rapid pace.
If it is February, then it must be Black History Month.
Say adieu to January 2017 and bonjour to February, the month of love, dead presidents and Black history.
Is it mid-January or what? Where’s the snow, sleet, below freezing temperatures? I just heard that the biggest iceberg ever is about to break free of the Arctic ice sheet. Really?
I am still reveling in the fact that 2016 is over. It became a year when so many of our beloved friends and family passed on into the next dimension.
Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. What can you do to promote that? It is a good way to start off your New Year’s resolutions.
Happy New Year! If you are anything like me, the new year couldn’t come soon enough. Just to show how tough 2016 was, instead of getting the heck out of Dodge, the year hung around an extra moment.
Wait a minute. Hold up. It ain’t over yet. Santa Claus can’t go to sleep yet. He can only take a nap, because he must celebrate the new year with Mrs. Claus and the elves.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.
Are you making your list and checking it twice? Lists seem to be the way to go these days. A list for who to call, email, text or write; the want list; the need list; and ultimately the to-do list.
OMG! I made a faux pas. In an earlier edition of “The Cosmopolitan Review,” I erroneously mentioned that Nicolette Robinson, star of the off-Broadway musical “Invisible Thread,’ and who plays the role of Jane in the award-winning Showtime series “The Affair,” was the fiancée of Tony award-winning star of the hit Broadway play, “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, when she is in fact, his wife.
Well, well, well. So Donald J. Trump is our president-elect. And you want to know what The Cosmopolitan Review thinks. After all, this is a social column, and I know you love it when the column tackles real issues. It’s not all about the fluff.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Among the many, as there are many stars in the sky, has to be the Princess Grace Foundation. But of course.
It’s official. You can pack away the bikinis and summer shorts and pull out the long johns. Early reports predict a long, cold winter, so it is not too soon to start squirreling away your nuts.
Still waiting for the leaves to turn colors, the crisp smell of fall in the air and all of the other yummy things that come with October?
What day is the best day ever in Harlem? Well, besides Halloween when the streets are lit up with ghost, goblins, fairies, witches and favorite creatures, it has to be the day of the African-American Day Parade.
Ushering in Fall Fashion Week, and the beginning of the social season, Macy’s presented Fashion’s Front Row 2016 before a sold-out crowd at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
Happy days are here again. The kids are back to school. It was a long hot summer—good but hot. There were many moments when tears were shed, because many of those we love passed on to the next dimension. May their souls rest in peace, while their spirits live on in the hearts of family, friends and loved ones.
Thousands upon thousands—if not a couple of million people—jammed onto Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Labor Day for the 49th annual West Indian American Day Carnival 2016.
It’s good to feel the cooler evening winds bring down the temperature from the heat of the hot summer sun on our skin.
Hopefully your sunscreen made it through the summer, and you did too.
I can’t remember a sunnier day, when the son is hot, the air is clear and not a drop of humidity. And I like it just like that.
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce hosted their Harlem Week/Basil Paterson Awards Luncheon Aug. 11.
Sunday July 31 to Aug. 2, 2016, the Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church hosted a three-day judicial violence symposium.
The forecast for today is, you guessed it, hot! Then again, it wouldn’t be summer if it wasn’t hot. So take it slow and enjoy your ice tea or lemonade, and all the fun summer has to offer.
It’s August, when summer Saturday mornings are in full swing, and never more so than on the blocks between 137th and 140th streets along Lenox Avenue.
At last, the dog days of August are upon us. Whereas the month of July was hot and humid, August should promise to be sweltering. And I like it just like that. For those still in the city, there are so many ways to keep cool, stepping outside to warm up is not a problem.
Summer breeze makes me feel fine, blowing through the caverns of my mind. Oh for the good ole days when the living was easy
We had the time of our lives. Where? At Coney Island, where else?
With Wimbledon over and the Rio Olympics to begin, many are keeping cool in front of the television set, inside some air-conditioned abode.
Happy Fourth of July! Tis the season for a killer playlist, hot dogs, bikinis and an ice cold—well, you fill in the blanks.
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
Welcome the first day of summer.
Spring is in the air, love and laughter everywhere. Oh give me the night. What a night it was at the Children’s Health Fund 2016 Annual Benefit.
June is busting out all over.
We all know by now that once Memorial Day weekend sets in, all bets are off, and it’s summer.
Each borough has its own unique ambiance, but Brooklyn is more like a town, an enchanting place to live and play.
“There is no better [teacher] than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”—Malcolm X.
April showers bring May flowers. What do the May flowers bring? According to the New York Society for Ethical Culture, they bring truth, justice and the American way. The rain didn’t stop those who gathered at the Central Park West location for the presentation of the Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Awards to former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Purple rain, purple rain. When will the sun shine again? That didn’t stop May Day and Cinco de Mayo from occurring all in one week.
Quick history review!
I don’t quite smell spring in the air, but I know it’s coming. Daffodils are everywhere. But where are the lilacs and gardenias? They are two of my favorites because their aromas just fill up a room with the sweet scent of nature.