1/17/18 O&A NYC FOOD/BRUNCH: Mini Steak Sandwich with Brie, Caramelized Onions, and Fig Jam

Mini Steak Sandwich with Brie, Caramelized Onions, and Fig Jam is a tender and juicy steak sandwich with caramelized onions, creamy Brie cheese, and fig jam. An incredible flavor combination that’s both easy and elegant! Continue reading

1/9/18 O&A NYC FASHION: Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford, male supermodel and actor, go behind the scenes with featuring interview and runway coverage from as far back as 1996! Continue reading

1/8/17 O&A NYC FOOD- IT’S TIME FOR COMFORT FOOD!: Salmon Cakes

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful. The crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon are the hallmark of these salmon patties. They are the real deal! It’s no wonder these salmon cakes have been so popular. Continue reading

12/28/17 O&A NYC DANCE/HEALTH AND WELLNESS: The Village Elders Celebrate First Year In New Home

By Walter Rutledge

The Dance Of The Village Elders ended their first fall session at St. Philip’s Church with a performance and a party. The dance and fitness program, which began in 2010, was forced to disband in 2015. In February 2017 the program reorganized as a “Fitness Cooperative”, and relocated to St. Philip’s Church, 204 West 134th Street.

We didn’t have any funds, but we had the will to stay together; so money became the least important reason not to work together. St. Philip’s Church came to the rescue offering us space in the Harlem community, which kept to program accessible to many of our participants. On Thursday December 14 the “Ladies” presented a holiday celebration demonstration/performance to a standing room only crowd of family and friends. The 60 minute presentation, which included a warm up with audience participation, and performances by the Ladies and Three Jazz Kings (Andrew Damakakos, Bless Goode and Judah Marable) courtesy of the Dance Program at Harlem School of the Arts.

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The celebration continued the following Thursday, December 21, during our last class  Everyone brought a dish, and I shifted responsibilities from instructor to disc- jockey. This is always one of my favorite sessions it gives us an opportunity to fellowship. Everyone is relaxed and even more jovial than usual,  still reveling in the success of our performance a week earlier. 

We will resume classes on Thursday January 4, 2018 2- 3:30pm. The classes are free to the public and all are welcome. Have a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! We hope to see you in January. 

 

12/26/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Jason Derulo – The Best Training in One Video !!!

Jason Derulo shares his amazing workout and his impressive physique in this fitness video. Continue reading

11/14/17 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jeffrey Wright Receives the HRC Ally For Equality Award

“We’re all in it together. And that’s the reality.” – Actor Jeffrey Wright condemns Donald Trump’s discriminatory policies while accepting HRC’s Ally for Equality Award. Continue reading

11/14/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Michael B. Jordan – Body Transformation From Creed To A Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan is cast in the upcoming Black Panther movie as villain Erik Killmonger. Jordan continued to build on the physique he established for Creed take bulking up to a new level.  Continue reading

11/11/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: KAWS x Air Jordan 4 In Black Releasing

KAWS will be collaborating once again on an Air Jordan 4. The Black pair will feature the same look as the one that kicked off the series but this time, the signature KAWS X will be featured on the outsole.  Continue reading

11/8/17 O&A NYC SHORT FILM: Earl’s Post Prison Playdate by Rod Gailes OBC

Earl and his woman had a happy relationship, until one of his prison buddies gets released.  Continue reading

11/3/17 O&A NYC THIS WEEK: Chez Lucienne Reopens

By Walter Rutledge

Chez Lucienne celebrated it’s reopening on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant, which has been closed for the last two month, is back with a new look, a new menu and under new management. Located at 308 Lenox Avenue (one door south of Red Rooster) this quaint little French Bristo has returned with great panache and West African flair.

The remodeled décor has a freshness that accommodates both the happy hour revelers and intimate dining. A serpentine shaped communal seating area framed by ceiling to floor French doors provides an excellent area to mingle. Window shutters uniformly adorned with mirrors lined the long white washed brick wall.

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The revamped menu has retained some Chez Lucienne staples. Great burgers ranging from the Le Burger Classique (angus beef) to a veggie burger with chipotle mayo, and French cuisine favorites as Steak Frittes in a signature peppercorn sauce have survived the transition. And new dishes such as La Grillade D’Agneau (lamb Dibbi Mbacke style) Les Boulettes de Poisson Sauce Dakar (Senegalese fish balls in a tomato stew) offer patrons an exciting West African alternatives to French inspired dining.

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Chez Lucienne offers lunch beginning at 11am, happy hour 4pm- 7pm and late night dining until 2am. For reservations call (212) 289-5555. Bon appetite.

Kerby Jean Photographer