4:10 PM

Royal Pains

So we all know that July 1st will change the NBA forever. Lebron James becomes a free agent and rumors of where he will end up have been circling furiously. New York, Miami, New Jersey and Chicago are the teams being mentioned as potentially getting James. Draft decisions and trades were obviously made to make salary cap space for James and other free agents. But will Lebron really leave Cleveland? He should! Clearly Cleveland is not cutting it – at least if he is planning on getting a ring before retirement. If it’s about the money and winning titles, Lebron is off to Miami or Chicago. If its about potential and glory, NYC is a masterpiece ready to be molded. It all depends on what he wants.

NYC not only has the money to recruit Lebron, but can also afford to acquire other superstars in the free agent class. The Knicks can improve their team and win championships, but how long will that take though?  In Chicago he already has Rose and Noah, and teaming up with them could mean success in years to come. In all honesty, the Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA for the past few years, what will it take to turn them into champions? 

New York City is doing everything in its power to bring Lebron to the Big Apple. Can he really resist? Rumors that he has toured an apartment in the Time Warner Center have New Yorkers hopeful. As Donald Trump said himself “ I can tell you, LeBron, there is only one New York." A whole  “C’mon Lebron” campaign is in full effect in the concrete jungle. I wonder if Jay-z will play a hand in the swaying of Lebron. He gives a little hint to what his opinion is on David Letterman. I agree with Letterman --- his chances of winning with the Nets or the Knicks are small at the moment. If he was to be recruited to one of those teams, the bandwagon fans will be way too much to bear.

Who knows where Lebron will end up, what his motives are, and what team can help him get him the ring. One thing is certain though, the NBA revolves around Lebron James. If on draft night, men were just pawns in the Lebron recruitment game, you have to wonder what else is being done to bring the King to his rightful throne.

If you are a Lebron Fan and want to show your support join the C’mon Lebron movement 

5:08 PM

What you Should Know Before the Weekend [[6/25 - 6/27]]

Thursday 6/24

Sidewalk Catwalk

The unveiling of the “Sidewalk Catwalk” takes place today at 11am along Broadway between 35th and 42nd streets. 32 designers including Jason Wu, Betsey Johnson, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Nicole Miller will display their designs on mannequins for the public art event. The exhibit will run through Labor Day and is expected to be the Next ish in tourist attractions this summer. Get there fast fashionistas!

Image via Racked

Coco Chanel Party
59th & Lexington

Bloomingdales will be hosting a Coco Chanel Party for the launch of the CHANEL ROUGE COCO Hydrating Creme Lip. Try it while enjoying free makeovers, drinks and more.

Friday 6/25

Maxwell Concert
FREE at Rockefeller Plaza

Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside Today’s studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6:00 a.m. for best viewing positions.

Alicia Keys Concert

FREE at Central Park Summer Stage

To attend, viewers should arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 69th Street entrance on Fifth Avenue by 7am on Friday, June 25th. The concert is free and open to the public, and will take place live during "Good Morning America," from 7 until 9am.

Forever 21 Times Square Opens!

Friday Night Poetry Slam
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd St. (bet. Avenue B and Avenue C)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 505-8183
Tickets: $10 - $15

The Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam is pretty popular and fills up fast, so get in line early. (suggested arrival latest 9:15pm). Hosted by Mahogany Browne.

Saturday 6/26

Boyz II Men
BB King Blues Club & Grill
(212) 997-4144
243 W 42nd St,
New York, NY 10036+7201

Eastville Comedy Cub
2nd and Bowery
(212) 260-2445
9pm & 11pm

You can reserve your free tickets by calling (212-260-2445) or by emailing Eastville Comedy at eastvillecomedy@gmail.com and by mentioning PulseJFK. This waives the usual $20 cover. The 2 drink minimum still applies.

Sunday 6/27

I Want You By My Side ( Play)
Teatro IATI
64 East 4th Street
(Between 2nd and Bowery Avenues)
General Admission: $20
Students and Seniors: $15

Based on Pati Domenech’s Quiero que estés a mi lado, the play introduces Lauren, a college freshman who thinks she has it all. Then, one day, her world is turned upside down when she must suddenly confront the possibility that she might be HIV positive.

The Clown and the Creative Inspiration Workshop
Teatro IATI
64 East 4th Street (Bet. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), Manhattan
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In Fernando Sánchez-Cabezudo’s workshop, actors, directors, and playwrights will tap into their own source of creativity through a series of games and improvisational exercises derived from clowning techniques. The three hour session will demonstrate that when it comes to the Art of the Clown, it is necessary for actors to balance inspiration with technique in order to fully communicate emotions that will make an audience laugh and cry. Reservation: reservations@teatrostagefest.org

LGBT Pride March

5th Ave and36th through West Village ( Christopher & Greenwich Sts)
Starts 12pm

The streets of New York City are never so festive, outrageous and energized as they are during the annual LGBT Pride March. Outlandish floats and spontaneous dance parties blend perfectly with the political components of this 41-year-old civil rights march. The March begins in Midtown at Fifth Avenue and 36th Street and ends in the West Village. Visit nycpride.org for more information.

Sample Sales

Tory Burch
Clothingline, 261 W. 36th Street
 Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-7pm; Friday, 1-6pm.

Rag & Bone
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue: 
Thursday-Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday, 12-6pm; Sunday, 12-5pm.

85% off at www.theoutnet.com
12:31 PM

The Sexiest Woman on Earth

Adriana Lima on the cover of V Magazine Spain
4:34 PM

:: Life Update ::

Just when I had given up on the internship hunt, Harper’s Bazaar found me. Enjoying a day at the beach I received an email about an Events intern position available. I applied, interviewed, and was hired in a matter of three days. The Devil Wears Prada had prepared me for what I was about to face – so I thought. I work on the publishing side of Harper’s Bazaar, which consists of marketing, sales, and advertising. Everyone in the office is about their business but not in an intimidating way. All of the staff is fabulously dressed in heels and great suits as you would expect, but there is a very causal atmosphere that surprised me. I don’t get coffee or make copies or do tedious tasks. Most of my days I spend researching the latest fall 2010 trends and past trends for the marketing team. I have learned a lot about how magazines are sustained. If you don’t have advertisers you don’t have a magazine – simple. Now getting the advertisers is the difficult part. So much research goes into sales calls and presentations that convince the advertisers to place an ad in our magazine. Everything from circulation, to editorial credits, to special promotions and events, each campaign has to be tailored especially for clients like Chanel, Le Vian, Bvlgari, and more. The Bazaar reader is unique in that she looks to shop. She doesn’t read the magazine because she likes the pictures and the editorial; she wants to know what’s in style and where she can buy it. Bazaar is like the mother of shopping guides.
            My days here have been smooth. I haven’t had to do any ridiculous tasks or  have tight deadlines. I have worked freely here and some days I don’t even find anything to do. Everyone has everything under control – especially since its summer the laziest time of the year in fashion. No fall or spring runway shows to cover or stress over. The Events director gets back this week so we will be working on the three events that we have coming up in July. That’s all for now!

10:23 PM

Recognized Weaknesses

Sometimes I feel like too many people love me and I do not understand why.
What makes me different, unique, even loveable at that?
I just want to be left alone at times but Im bombarded by all this love
I'm cranky, moody, immature, bitchy. I always want things my way
& for some reason I feel that I have an unlimited supply of second chances.
I forgive quickly and easily, I never forget.
I follow my heart, although at times it leads me in the wrong direction.
I swallow my pride and then I wonder why Im sick to my stomach.
I give all of me to people who take too much
& I don't give enough to the ones who give me so much.
Oh the irony of the life we lead.
Looking for substance in things I know will never be substantial.
Fighting for certain things and people that perhaps don't want to be fought for.
Putting all my energy into my work - at the end of the day its the only thing that has paid off.
Spending time I don't have to end up neglecting someone somehow
I have to learn to let myself be loved by those who do; instead of trying to be beloved to those who don't
Balance out the highs and the lows. Separate the weak and the obsolete. Oh summer, how you test me.
7:02 PM

Tough Love

When you threw me against the wall you literally knocked some sense into me.
you shook me up and scrambled my emotions.
you bruised my face, heart, and spirit.
Our so called love was black & blued

I concocted that concussion.
I simply fell, you didn't mean it
But laying next to you at night, it was hard to think
the swelling I could feel it.

I was my own prisoner because of what I tolerated, afraid to leave our "happy' home
Silly silly me and all the lies to myself I had told
I swore I wouldn't be that woman in that situation, I would kill a man before he hit me
but my love for you kept you alive, and I endured the beatings

My heart beat for you as you beat on me, what an ironic instrumental
but at least we were making music, right?
Sooner than later I could no longer take the replays- a disrespectful album

Your insecurity was reflected on my skin, I see it everyday in the mirror
Your manipulation scarred the high self esteem that my age built
Your jealousy excited me, I felt wanted -- but soon I became caged by your words
Now months later it feels like I escaped death row
Im tired of holding on to the secrets other women haven't told.