Focusing on success
Group of local filmmakers shooting for that one big hit
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
They’re young, intelligent, creative, driven and not willing to give up easily. They’re a crew of filmmakers, actors, musicians, artists, and technical workers. They’re nearly all from Hudson Count...
Farewell to a century-old tradition?
141st annual German festival at Schuetzen Park may be the last
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
John Gloistein has been attending the annual Volksfest in Schuetzen Park for nearly half a century. The event has special meaning for him. “I met my wife here 45 years ago,” he said at this year’s ...
Painting the town
Union City brothers liven up the community with 12-panel mural
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
With a plethora of work in their back catalogue in Phoenix, Ariz., a number of exhibitions in New York City over the years, and auctioning off work to a curator in China, it was easy for the Fortou...
Flowers from above
Helicopter buzzes WNY as part of temple celebration
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of West New York and Union City looked to the sky on Sunday, Aug. 2 as a helicopter swooped low overhead, raining small objects on the rooftops. Some locals were concerned and called the ...
Hometown hero
Play records, enjoy memorabilia at new Frank Sinatra exhibit
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most fascinating display in the Hoboken Historical Museum’s new exhibition devoted to “Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice, and the Fans,” which opened Aug. 2, is a cabinet filled with co...
EARLY RISER – Local photographer Mickey Raines, unable to sleep one morning last week, decided to take up a position in Weehawken just as the sun was ascending across the Manhattan skyline. “Given the time of year, the actual sunrise is toward uptown Manhattan, and not by midtown and the Empire State Building,” he wrote. “So, although the skyscrapers can only be appreciated in silhouetted form when facing the sun directly, the dark skyline is not as impressive during the colder months when the photographer can incorporate the outline form to the Empire State Building. “The sun had already risen above the tops of the lower buildings of uptown when I finally parked the car in a very exclusive neighborhood of Weehawken. Facing directly east or south, where the harbor can be appreciated, along with the distant Verrazano Bridge and downtown with the Freedom Tower, the air, at that time of morning is not as clear and crisp as the late day golden hour. However, the general conditions were conducive to capturing some beautiful scenes if photographed appropriately. I did employ some use of the flash in order to cut slightly through the early morning haze, and also when facing directly toward the sun. The enormous Carnival Cruise Ship/Liner certainly was a pleasant surprise, and really enhance the mood of the photos. For those not very familiar with the sights of a large harbor and/or bay, powerful tugboats are commonly seen assisting the massive water vessels maneuver and navigate as they approach the tight quarters to dock. Hopefully, you can vicariously gather a sense or feel of what I experienced early this morning.”
EARLY RISER – Local photographer Mickey Raines, unable to sleep one morning last week, decided to take up a position in Weehawken just as the sun was ascending across the Manhattan skyline. “Given the time of year, the actual sunrise is toward uptown Manhattan, and not by midtown and the Empire State Building,” he wrote. “So, although the skyscrapers can only be appreciated in silhouetted form when facing the sun directly, the dark skyline is not as impressive during the colder months when the photographer can incorporate the outline form to the Empire State Building. “The sun had already risen above the tops of the lower buildings of uptown when I finally parked the car in a very exclusive neighborhood of Weehawken. Facing directly east or south, where the harbor can be appreciated, along with the distant Verrazano Bridge and downtown with the Freedom Tower, the air, at that time of morning is not as clear and crisp as the late day golden hour. However, the general conditions were conducive to capturing some beautiful scenes if photographed appropriately. I did employ some use of the flash in order to cut slightly through the early morning haze, and also when facing directly toward the sun. The enormous Carnival Cruise Ship/Liner certainly was a pleasant surprise, and really enhance the mood of the photos. For those not very familiar with the sights of a large harbor and/or bay, powerful tugboats are commonly seen assisting the massive water vessels maneuver and navigate as they approach the tight quarters to dock. Hopefully, you can vicariously gather a sense or feel of what I experienced early this morning.”
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BRIEFS
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighth NoHu International Short Film Festival seeks entries The Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival, to be held Oct. 19 to 24, is seeking entries. This year’s six-day festival will...
Captivated by a divine guitar
The musical journey of Edgar Gonzalez
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen resident Edgar Gonzalez’s unique guitar sounds filled an intimate space during a free concert at the William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City recently. Whether he played solo or ...
Raise the flag
West New York council and community celebrate Peruvian independence
by Melissa Heule
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York Mayor Felix E. Roque and council gathered outside Town Hall on July 24 to raise the Peruvian Flag before a crowd of more than a dozen community members present at the 5 p.m. event. Al...
Crime watch
National Night Out brings awareness, entertainment
by Melissa Heule
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of community members flooded Union City’s streets on Aug. 4 to celebrate National Night Out – the 32nd annual nationwide celebration that discourages criminal activity by uniting public s...