Info

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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2024
April
February


2023
December
November
September
August
July
June
April
March
February


2022
December
October
September
August
April
March
February
January


2021
December
November
October
September
July
June
April
March


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2024
Apr 17, 2024

Peter Feliciano, a man whose journey from Far Rockaway to the upper echelons of the fine jewelry industry embodies the spirit of New York City. From his early days navigating racial tensions and forging alliances on the streets to his transformative experience in the United States Marine Corps, Feliciano's story is one of grit, adaptability, and unwavering determination. Through his immersion in the world of precious stones and his relentless pursuit of success, Feliciano has built a thriving business and a legacy that shines as bright as the gems he sells. 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/grit-grind-and-carats-the-peter-feliciano-story

 

Apr 17, 2024

René Mantilla, a New York-based luxury hat designer whose handcrafted fedoras have become a symbol of the city's effortless style and a favorite among celebrities. From his humble beginnings in Ecuador to his breakthrough moment at Nordstrom, Mantilla's story is one of unwavering faith, tireless dedication to his craft, and an unshakeable belief in the power of dreams. The article delves into Mantilla's creative process, his commitment to using the finest materials, and his mission to empower wearers through his designs. It also highlights the designer's grounding in faith and humility, despite his success, and positions his hats as a subtle but powerful reminder of our shared humanity in an increasingly divided world.

 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/crafting-crowns-rene-mantilla-and-the-art-of-luxury-chapeaux

 

Apr 12, 2024

Jan Kaláb, born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, has emerged as one of the most prominent contemporary artists of his generation. From his roots in Prague's graffiti scene to his current international success, Kaláb's artistic journey is a testament to his unrelenting passion, innovation, and ability to push boundaries. This article explores Kaláb's early years as a graffiti pioneer, his transformative visit to New York, and his evolution into a globally recognized artist known for his unique geometric style and thought-provoking installations. Gain insight into the mind and work of an artist who continues to redefine contemporary art and inspire others with his commitment to growth and discovery.

Show Notes: Geometry, Color, and Innovation: The Captivating World of Jan Kaláb's Art

Feb 24, 2024

During a recent conversation, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kimberli Gant, an art curator at the Brooklyn Museum. She is known for her innovative approach to curating contemporary art exhibitions. Gant's style involves going beyond just the aesthetics of art and focuses on how it reflects our time's culture, history, and human connections. Her curatorial selections in this latest exhibition, "Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys," showcase her ability to combine the narratives of various artists from different generations, backgrounds, and mediums. She creates an immersive experience that encourages reflection and conversation.

 

Read Full Article: Kimberli Gant, Art Curator for the Brooklyn Museum, Unlocks "Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys"

 

Feb 8, 2024

In this episode, Amon Focus engages with Bill Adler, a pivotal figure in hip hop, to explore his transition from a music journalist to Def Jam's first publicist and his significant contributions to preserving hip hop culture. Adler's insights reveal a deep passion for the genre, highlighting his work on a seminal photo book and donations to institutions, ensuring hip hop's legacy for future generations.

 

Read The Article: Inside the Mind of Bill Adler

 

 

1