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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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Aug 2, 2016

Amon welcomes Juan Sanchez to the show. They talk about the art of a cigar, what is rolling, the difference between cigarettes and cigars, la fortaleza, hole in the wall Mom and Pop eats, good shakes, tailoring, good vibes, meditation, the importance of art, films that move you, The Godfather, TAKI183, BMX, the pride in immigrant stories, the 80’s, how to keep a secret, the Human app, synchronicity, keeping the imagination alive and a grown up kid.

New York Neighborhoods
Astoria, Queens
Lower East Side
Midtown
The Heights

Artists
NYCHOS
TAKI183

Books
Angels & Demons
Sympathy For The Devil
The DaVinci Code
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Godfather Returns
The Godfather’s Revenge

Movies
Above the Rim
Hoop Dreams
Showtime
The Godfather
The Pursuit of Happiness

Museums
The Guggenheim
The Whitney
5 Reasons  to Visit The Whitney

Eats
Southern Hospitality
Peanutbutter & Co.
Shake Shack
Little Italy Pizza
Brooklyn Bagel

Business
Nat Sherman
The Orchard Tailor Services

Connect with Juan: @SlvrYems

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 26, 2016

Amon welcomes Dusty Rhodes to the show. They talk about Dusty becoming an expert at his craft, where are the best places to play in New York City, the difference between Busking and being a Griot, how much can an independent musician make in a day, canceling your stereotypes, the art of givingthe universal language of music, no place like New York, two types of people and the good vibe zone.

New York Neighborhoods 
Chinatown
Lower East Side
Wall Street

Definition of Terms
Griot

Books
The Quran

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 19, 2016

Amon welcomes Mary J. Chery to the show. They talk about growing up in New York; the day Biggie got shot, clubbing, college life, sounds of the city, psychology vs. sociology, being a social connector, the youth hustle, summer festivals, don’t stop in the middle of the sidewalk, allergies, mom mode, 30k pre-K and guys going to baby showers.

Music Mentioned
Bachata
Freestyle
House
Merengue
Reggae
Salsa

Music Artist Mentioned
Black Moon
The Cover Girls
Menudo
Mystikal

Dance Styles Mentioned
Heel Toe
Kompa
Pepper Seed

Locations Mentioned
Brooklyn
Spanish Harlem
Upper West Side
Washington Heights

Sweet Spots Mentioned
Cake Boss aka Carlo’s Bake Shop
Cake Man Raven
Dough Doughnuts
Make My Cake
Sugar and Plumm

Restaurants Mentioned
Spring Natural Kitchen
Flor De Mayo

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 12, 2016

Amon welcomes Greg "Comfort Crusade" Graham to the show. They talk about Promo Only, golden age of hip hop in the late 90’s, what budget, parties before the age of social media, perks vs. payola, church in the morning, relationship building, London ambassador and match-making, the changing landscape of New York, what is electronic lounge genre, choosing to live in New York, Comfort Crusade and Drink Lounge.

Music Mentioned

Sounds from a Parallel Universe by Comfort Crusade

Skit Mentioned
Bushwick, Brooklyn 2015- Saturday Night

Locations Mentioned

Astoria, Queens

Drink Spots Mentioned

Drink Lounge

Restaurants Mentioned

Asia De Cuba

Benjamin Steakhouse

Malagueta

Peter Luger

The New York Dog House

Calle Dao

Connect with Greg Graham

@comfortcrusade

http://comfortcrusade.com/

Comfort Crusade podcast

 

 This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee

Jul 5, 2016

Amon welcomes Jasmine Howard to the show. They talk about nicknames, old school platforms of social media, what you can’t do in New York, the side hustle spirit, how to survive corporate America, why she might write a book,  the commuter experience and her favorite places to chill in New York.

Locations Mentioned

West Village

Midtown

Times Square

Bryant Park

Drink Spots Mentioned

The Four-Faced Liar

Restaurants Mentioned

Parker & Quinn

Junior’s Cheesecake

Connect with Jazmine Howard

@jaz_howard

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jun 28, 2016

Amon welcomes Jimmy Barbetti to the show. They talk about what happens when life hands you synchronicity, life as a street artist, how Jimmy got into graffiti, what does life’s a trip mean to him, the Broadway Bomb, being an aspiring graphics designer, the difference between street art and graffiti, skating and his rock band.

Locations Mentioned

Broadway and Lafayette

This station makes it easy to arrive in NoHo/ Soho you can connect to the B, D, F or M trains to the 6 train. Take a look above at the ceiling to be immersed with "Hive" by Leo Villareal, a colorful light installation and LED sculpture of neon lights that changes colors. 

190 Bowery

In 1966, famed photographer Jay Maisel spent $102,000 on the run down190 Bowery, a former NYC bank that dates back to New York's Gilded Age. This iconic landmark of the New York street art and graffiti scene is undergoing another transformation. 

Jamaica Queens NY

Music Mentioned

Badfish

New Found Glory

Scooped Up - Jimmy Barbetti’s band


Events Mentioned

Broadway Bomb

Movies/Documentaries Mentioned

Bomb the System

Style Wars

Connect with Jimmy Barbetti

@jimmybarbetti

 This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee

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