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Aired on 219West Television News Magazine, January 2012. Reported by Debra Pangestu and Produced by Brendaliss Gonzalez Thousands of workers are lured to the U.S. each year in search for a better life. Seduced with promises of higher wages and permanent residency sponsorship, they arrive in the U.S. only to realize they’ve been victims of [...]
Published on NBC New York‘s The Feast, November 2011. Last month Shaineal Shah, one of the crowning jewels at last year’s Chocolate Show, opened Xocolatti, his first boutique chocolateria, in the heart of SoHo. Here, in his 150-square- foot space stocked floor to ceiling with his trademark green and brown boxes, Shah sells hand-made chocolate [...]
Aired on 219West Television News Magazine, December 2011. Produced by Debra Pangestu and Reported by Malgorzata Wojtunik. When we look at images of ourselves, what we see determines our self-esteem. We cannot control what we see in the mirror, but we can control what others see on social media networks, such as Facebook. In the [...]
Sofika Zielyk has spent the last 20 years perfecting the art of the Ukrainian Easter egg, known as “pysanka.” Here, Sofika shares the history behind the pysanka, how she first discovered this craft, and how a pysanka can be used as a preventative measure for straying husbands.
Reality dance series such as Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dance Your Ass Off have made ballroom and Latin dance more accessible – and appealing – to a wider audience. Dancing with the Stars recently premiered it’s 11th season to the delight of 21 million viewers, who gleefully watched [...]
Wall Street may be in a slump, but the bright lights of Broadway are still shining. With 43 new productions and ticket sales grossing over $1 billion during the 2009-2010 season, Broadway has proved to be surprisingly resilient despite the economic downturn. When times are tough, live theatre has the magic to transport you to [...]