New York’s Chocolate Havens

If you’re in the Big Apple, there’s a lot you can take a bite out of. For a city that doesn’t sleep, the variety is an endless stream of triggers on your taste buds you could explore an entire lifetime before you have experienced it all.

Right now though, we’ll cover some of the best chocolatiers that compete with Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars in New York City.

Kee’s Chocolates

This chocolate outlet has a special variety. Their presentation is very similar to the Bonbon configuration we tend to know: small, round and bite size. The owner, Kee Ling Ton, is notorious for taking the tempered morsels of hand-dipped masterpieces that have a crunchy hard shell of cocoa and putting them on display in appeasing ways.

Expect the items to be filled with the best things on Earth. Imagine créme brulée, mousse, ganache and even blood orange or key lime fillings.

Liddabit Sweets

This shop is an all-out candy maker, so if you’re not just satisfied with a chocolate fix, you can find other options here. But then again, why not test their variety to expand your sense of New York chocolate?

At Liddatbit Sweets, you’ll find a few options that won’t disappoint. They consist of items dipped with chocolate like bacon, pretzels, corn, beer and caramels.

Madelaine Chocolate Company

The shop for this manufacturer can be found on Beach 95th Street, NYC., if you’re looking for the widest variety of odd chocolate treats.

Consider things like chocolate cigars, artistic butterflies and malt balls. But be sure to locate the 95th street access point because the bulk of the chocolatier operates as a pretty decent sized factory.

Hurricane Sandy even threatened the operation of Madelaine Chocolate Company and in a devastating way, but $13.2 million was raised to support its recovery and by none other than the beloved, Mayor de Blasio.

Aigner Chocolates

Aigner has been a around for over 80 years and hasn’t stopped pleasing the cocoa appetite of New Yorkers. It also continues to be operated by the family name, Aigner. The shop can be considered New York’s own German or Austrian boutique giving you choices from truffles to marzipan; dipped gummies to sugar-free flavors.

The next time you’re in the Big Apple, try taking a bite out of something sweet like the chocolate products we just mentioned above. Visit the shops and learn more about their owners. We’re sure they won’t stop you from a free sample here and there; and a great conversation.

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He Named Me Malala NY Premiere

In the fall of last year, New York City hosted a premiere for He Named Me Malala, a documentary film which chronicles the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. The movie title refers to the Afghani folk hero Malala Maiwand of after whom her father named her. Prominent figures attending the premiere included United Arab Emirates ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba, Scarlett Johanssen, Ivanka Trump, Zosia Mamet, Elizabeth and Andrew Shue, and Hope Solo.

This film enumerates how fortunate she was to have survived after being gunned down as she was on her way home in a school bus, by a Taliban gunman who belonged to the organization that violently opposes girls’ education. The film also depicts certain events that led to this senseless act of violence short of a tragedy, and expresses her poignant attitude in pursuance of her relentless crusade. The film further explores the close bond with her father who stimulated her and supported her devotion to education, and her ardent speeches at the United Nations stressing universal education.

Malala was born in Pakistan July 12,1997 and is the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate known for human rights activism and struggles against cruel oppression for young girls and women of all ages, in her innate Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa domain of northwest Pakistan, where regional Taliban continuously prohibited girls for going to school.
Her outrage and fervent cry against this injustice had elevated into an international awareness movement.

In 2009, she wrote a blog under an alias for the BBC describing in segments her livelihood under Taliban control and their implacable intent to seize the entire domain, as well as voicing her opinions and encouragement for education for girls in Swat Valley.
South African activist Desmond Tutu elected her for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Malala rose in eminence giving interviews to the press and the media. Later that year journalist Adam B. Ellick wrote a New York Times documentary regarding her life as a Pakistani when militants infiltrated that sector.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, issues of Time Magazine presented her as The 100 Most Influential People in The World. In 2013 she received Pakistan’s First National Youth Peace Prize along with the Sakharov prize. In 2014, she was bestowed the World Children’s Prize in Sweden, and later that year she acquired an Honorary Doctorate by the University of King’s College in Halifax. Malala is the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi for her struggle against suppression.

View photos from the New York premiere.

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6 Easy Tips for Getting Into the Entertainment Industry

Are you trying to get a job in the entertainment industry? It can be a struggle to seek employment as an actor, musician, producer, or find work for other entertainment related careers. For those that have had difficulty getting into show business, use the following 6 tips for breaking into the entertainment industry.

#1 – Check Your Contacts

 

C-Clown-Yedang-EntertainmentThe very first tip for making it in the entertainment industry is to know someone already involved in show business. If you do not know anyone working in entertainment, you need to get out and meet new people. If you are an actor, start with your acting classes. For musicians, get to know other musicians in the area. The more people you know, the more likely you are to gain a useful contact. Networking is a major part of the entertainment industry.

 

#2 –  Use a Personnel Agency

 

The next option is to use a personnel agency. These agencies already have working relationships with various production companies and studios. These agencies can help you find work, even if it is just a short project, small role, or photo call. Using a personnel agency is like having a contact that works in the entertainment industry.

 

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#3 – Find a Temp Job

 

logo-entertainmentWorking for a temp agency is close to the same thing as working for a personnel agency, except you will likely have a wide variety of jobs and roles. It is a good way to witness various aspects of the entertainment industry before you actually find a full time job or recurring work. This can also help you meet new people and do some more networking.

 

#4 – Search for Jobs Online

 

There are quite a few quality websites that are regularly used by studios to seek small roles. If you are looking to get your name out there and get more exposure, then take it upon yourself to find work by searching online. A personnel agency or a talent agent could help you land roles and find jobs, but you should also be willing to put in the work and find jobs.

 

Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System_(PAL)#5 – Offer to Work For Free

 

Working for free is a good way to get your foot in the door. By joining a TV crew or working on a film for no pay, you increase your chances of getting experience. Similar to being an unpaid intern, you are taking the job to gain experience, meet new people, and learn more about how the entertainment industry works.

 

#6 – Take Classes

 

satellite-entertainmentWhether you want to be a musician or an actor, take classes. Even if you do not think you need them, a group class is a wonderful place to meet other people, some of whom may have job leads for you. The teachers of the class could also have some insight that will help you find work, or increase your chances of finding work. Along with these advantages, taking classes will also improve your skill – which, you should not forget, is the main factor that will determine your success.

 

Break into the entertainment industry, using these suggestions and tips. You need to meet new people, network, and make contacts. Stay in touch with people, so that you do not lose any of your contacts. Taking a class is a great way to meet more people or find job leads. You could also work for a personnel or temp agency. These are all easy steps that you can take to increase your chances of finding work in the entertainment industry.

 

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