::UPDATE:: BAM and Uncle Ralph Host Late Night Dance Party

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Seems like next weekend will be the dance party weekend of May. The Do Over is on Sunday and I just found out that Dance Africa at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will be holding a free, late night dance party on Saturday hosted by uncle Ralph McDaniels.

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Creator of the groundbreaking television program Video Music Box—the first and longest show to cover hip-hop and urban music and culture—Brooklyn-bred “video visionary” (The Village Voice) Ralph McDaniels has been a pioneering hip-hop tastemaker for three decades and counting. Uncle Ralph takes over the turntables and visuals with Video Mix Live at BAMcafé, where he’ll be laying down soul, funk, R&B, dancehall, and hip-hop beats until 3am. — via BAM.org

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The Do Over is Back in Brooklyn

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:17 am

Almost one year after the first party of 2012, the Do Over will be back in Brooklyn! I’ve been waiting a few weeks for the official announcement of the location and guests DJs but a bit of digging led me to that info.

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The Do Over, a huge day party featuring some of the most notable musical artists and DJs will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at The Well in Williamsburg.

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Dinner: Deniz

Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 11:33 am

Last week I went to dinner with my friend Jia and her son Andre. She picked Deniz, a Meditteranean restaurant I pass all the time. Many times, it’s almost completely empty. That normally means the food is nasty so I was really surprised when I got my plate.

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The food was fantastic!

Deniz
662 Fulton St
at South Elliot Place
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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#BakedbyAssataSAYS Bake Sale

Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 2:00 am

When I had AssataSAYS.com redone a few weeks ago, I had a “baked” tab added so that you guys would be able to order some of the stuff I bake. Well, for those of you who’ve been hesitant to order things you’ve never tried, you can try some samples at my bake sale on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

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I’ll be selling Chocolate Macarons, Oatmeal-Cranberry cookies, and everyone’s favorite, Sweet Potato Pie Bites.

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Low-Income Mercedes House Apartments

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Although I’ll probably be living in the apartment I’m in now for the next 10 years (unless I have kids before then), I periodically check the NYC housing lotteries to see what’s out there. On NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) website, advertisements for different places in the five boroughs are listed, sometimes including apartments in new, luxury buildings.

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One of those listings now includes availabile apartments at Mercedes House on West 53rd/54th Street and 10th Avenue.

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Available apartments now range from $3,450 for a one-bedroom to $4,450 for a two-bedroom. Through HPD’s 80/20 program, 20% of the apartments in the building are designated for low-income residents. Although the 20% will be paying considerably less than the 80% in rent, they have access to all the same amenities.

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National Bicycle Day

Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am

I was going to buy a bike last summer but then I bought a car, and now, bikers annoy scare me. Still, it doesn’t seem like they’ll be leaving NYC’s streets anytime soon. About a week ago, I noticed that, not one but two of DOT’s new CitiBike stations were installed on my block.

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In honor of National Bicycle Day, I ask this:

People in Bensonhurst, Brownsville, Far Rockaway, and South Jamaica (a.k.a. the ungentrified neighborhoods) don’t like to ride bikes?

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“The Originals” this April at Santos

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 10:55 am

The monthly party featuring legendary DJs like Clark Kent, D-Nice, and Stretch Armstrong will be back next Thursday. I went for the first time in March and had a blast so I’ll definitely be back on the 25th!

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The Originals
with DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch, and Rich Medina
Thursday, April 25, 2013
10pm
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
btwn Walker and White Street

For tickets ($10 in advance, $15 at the door), visit SantosPartyHouse.com.

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FREE Crumbs Cupcake!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 9:49 am

Gilt, Groupon, the New York Daily News… everyone is cashing in on the flash-sale model these days and it looks like New York Magazine is joining the group with a very welcoming deal!

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Click here and sign up to receive daily-deal e-mails from NYMag and get your voucher for a free cupcake from one of New York’s top cupcake shops, Crumbs. This offer expires Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Thanks for the tip, Shauna!

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Grits and Biscuits is Back this May

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 11:29 am

and tickets are already sold out at TicketMaster.com. They went up to $29 from $19 per ticket (if I remember correctly) so I wasn’t sure about paying for my ticket in advance anyway.

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I’ve heard that if you get to Irving Plaza early (around 8pm), you can pay at the door. If you’re completely confused and have no idea what “Grits and Biscuits” is, look below…
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AssataSAYS.com Refreshed

Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Since this blogs inception in 2007, it’s been a better reflection of me than any mirror ever could be. Over the last 6 years (OMG! It’s been 6 years!!) I’ve covered most things important to me from fashion, music, food, celebrity gossip, and everything in between. I covered my college graduation, the move out of my mom’s house into my first apartment, and the birth of my Godson Shawn.

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Whenever there’s been a major turning point in my life, it’s been chronicled here either through series of posts or, lack thereof.

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Well, more changes have been happening and AssataSAYS.com has gotten an update! See the new picture?

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