New York Said

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.
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Dec 27, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is M. Tony Peralta.

I hopped a train Uptown to build with Tony about growing up in Washington Heights, his journey as an artist, his growth an entrepreneur, good music, great food and much much more.

If you’ve been enjoying New York Said, subscribe in iTunes, rate and leave a comment. That helps out a lot because we would love to get in that New & Noteworthy in podcast section.

Please enjoy.

More About M. Tony Peralta

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Links to the Stuff they Talked About

House Music -

Limelight -

Paradise Garage -

Larry Levan -

Keith Haring -

Graffiti Black Book -

DJ Dirty Harry -

DJ Clue -

DJ Envy -

Ron G -

80s Merengue -

Sucka MCs -

Club 1018/The Roxy -

Beat Street -

The Fun House -

Keith Haring - Radiant Child, Inflatable Baby -

Keith Haring, Pop Shop  -

Spike Lee -

Acapulco Black Film Festival -

Hype Williams -

School Daze -

Lean On Me -

Eyrka Badu -

J. Cole -

Childish Gambino - Redbone -

Parliament -

Madonna -

George Michael -

Pet Shop Boys -

Terence Trent D'Arby -

Fonda Rae - Fat Rat -

Slave - Just A Touch Of Love -

Roy Ayers - Running Away -

Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn -

WAR - Slippin' into darkness -

Poor Righteous Teachers -

X-Clan -

Dead Prez -

Future - F*ck Up Some Commas -

Travis Scott -

The Isley Brothers -

Joey Bada$$ -

Latina -

Brooklyn Circus -

Shepard Fairy -



APT.78 -

Pratt Institute -


Ouigi Theodore: PSFK Conference:

El Malecon -

Elsa La Reina Del Chicharron -

Johns Fried Chicken -

Victor Roman -

Apple Music -

Q-Tip Beats 1 -

Young Thug -

Big Baby D.R.A.M. - Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty -

The U.M.C.'s -'s

No Face -

BWP - Two Minute Brother -


2 Live Crew - Banned in the USA -

Uncle Luke -

Three 6 Mafia -

Kool G. Rap -

A Waste of Time -

Joe Budden -

Tax Season - Black Thought Episode -

School of Greatness -

Desus & Mero -

Andy Warhol -


This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Dec 20, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is Iva Kravitz.

Not too long ago Iva and I were working together on a Landscape Architecture project in Philly. And once filming on that project wrapped we headed to Amtrak and caught a train back to New York. While we were sitting there I asked Iva if she's be down to be a guest on the show. Even though we were clearly exhausted she was still up to kick it. Thanks again Iva.

So that being said... we are on a train, there is a lot of background noise, horns and from time you'll hear the train conductor make a few announcements. And thats all good because that's what taking this show on the road is all about.

In this episode we talk about the design community, Marketing, PR, Advertising, growing up in a Norman Rockwell painting of a town, Park Slope eats, cautious optimism and much much more.

Please enjoy.

More About Iva Kravitz 

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Links to the Stuff they Talked About
Dec 6, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is musician and content creator Willard Hill.

We met up at Ink48, a Kimpton hotel in the heart Hell's Kitchen and talked about growing up in New Orleans, how culture is a gumbo, his process of making music, the music industry, group think, corporate culture, overcoming creative roadblocks, art being a reflection of the times and much much more.

That’s enough intro for one show, please enjoy.

I’m going to close out today’s episode with Will performing his song Future Fresh at The Gumbo NYC.

And I’ll see ya’ll, next Tuesday… Lord Willing.

More About Willard Hill

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Links to the Stuff they Talked About


Second Line -

Cash Money Records -

No Limit Records -

Pen and Pixels -

Master P - Bout It, Bout It II -

The Showboys - Drag Rap (Triggaman) -

DJ Money Fresh - Brown Beats -

UNLV/Bad Ass Yellow Boy - Drag Em Thru The River -

Ira Glass on Storytelling -

Nick Hakim - I Don't Know -

Quincy Jones - 

Shoe Dog -

6 Days to Air -

How I Built This (Podcast) -

Isaiah Rashad -

Negotiating with Giants -

The Art of War -

Gotham Market -

Blue Bottle Coffee -

Cannibal -

Ample Hills Ice Cream -

Platinum Sound Studio -

Wyclef Jean -

Who Moved My Cheese -

Marijuana and the Bible -

My Ishmael -

Outliers: The Story of Success -

Jimmy McMillan -

Black Dynamite -

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.