Batman and Robin showed up. So did Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and enough witches, ghosts and enough talking animals to populate a Disney movie. Close to 600 Inwood-area kids and their parents descended on the Uptown location of WorkSpace Offices for our fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 30. The candy-covered festivities, which were free and open to the public, included a live DJ, a costume parade, spooky face-painting, miniature golf, a treasure dig and Halloween-themed arts and crafts projects. For this public event, volunteers from local companies as well as all Edison Properties businesses were on-hand to help keep the kids on… Read More
WorkSpace Offices Brings Halloween Fun to Kids in Upper Manhattan! Pint-sized ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls are expected to descend upon Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood Oct. 30 as local businesses WorkSpace Offices, Manhattan Mini Storage and Edison ParkFast host their fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza. The event, which includes a costume parade, spooky face-painting, games, contests and loads of candy, has grown in popularity every year that it’s been held. This year, over 400 trick-or-treaters and their parents are expected, along with several elected officials, including New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Upper Manhattan/Bronx) and New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez… Read More
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WHAT’S ALL THE NOISE ABOUT? The most American of holidays, the 4th of July is also known as Independence Day, and it commemorates the signing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which gave the colonies independence from Great Britain. Many New Yorkers skip town for the 4th, but in our humble opinion, there’s no better place to spend America’s birthday than right here in the Big Apple. If you’re planning to be in town, here’s our handy-dandy guide to everything you need to know to ignite a truly spectacular celebration. WEATHER OR NOT? The current… Read More
We came across a very interesting piece this week on the Huffington Post that we felt was worth sharing. It turns out that many older workers, facing a tough employment market, are improving their fortunes by turning to entrepreneurship — often renting office space, partnering with others and building new businesses from the ground up. Here’s the story: Self-Employment An Escape From Long-Term Joblessness For Some Older Workers Three of every 10 self-employed workers older than 45 turned to entrepreneurship after being laid off, according to a new AARP survey. And the findings suggest starting a business is a good… Read More
While Duke Ellington’s big band made taking the ‘A’ train to Harlem a swinging NYC pastime in the 40’s, today, the cool kids are all taking that same subway a little bit further…all the way up to Inwood. Like a cap perched jauntily on Manhattan’s long noggin, Inwood is the borough’s northernmost neighborhood. It’s also one of Manhattan’s last bastions of affordable arts spaces, making it a hub for artists of all stripes finding new ways to create. Just ask Aaron Simms, creator of The Back Porch, a free vaudeville performance series that takes place on – you guessed it!… Read More