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.
April showers are pushing up the flowers, as daffodils are everywhere and the magnificent trees that line Lenox Avenue are ready to go into full bloom any minute now. The beautiful pear blossom trees that line Lenox outshine Park Avenue any day.
The arrival of Spring brings new adventures to NYC.
Farewell to old man winter of 2016 and welcome spring. When it was cold, it was very, very cold, but overall, winter was mild and quick. Or does it just seem everything goes by quickly these days.
Who says nothing happens in March? That it is just a long month, transitioning from winter to spring, with everyone trying to shake the winter doldrums?
A look at some of the upcoming events in March.
What is your name? What is the name your mother gave you? There is a scene in the movie, “Get on the Good Foot,” in which our hero repeats his name over and over
Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, except February, alone to which we 28 assign, ‘til leap year gives us 29.
What better time to talk about Black history than now, in the middle of Black History Month?
Check out what's happening in the community the from Feb 8th - Feb 17.
A brief review of Chez Lucienne, Celebrating Diversity in the Bar and the 2016 Winter Antiques Show.
OK, so where was I? That’s right, happy New Year. Someone asked me, “When do you stop saying happy New Year?” Is it the last day of January? I am not sure, but if so, then I guess it is also appropriate to continue making New Year’s resolutions, as I’ve added one more to the list.
Thank you to all of you who offered your condolences, warm thoughts, support and prayers in the passing of my mother.