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2019... Amazing. I did my first celebrity interview in 1990 with Sinead O’Connor. I sold it to a small local penny saver for $25.00 and a byline. Over 3,000 stories later here I am, only now I’m the publisher of Metropolis Nights and a father of a wee girl. My how the times have changed. If you would have told me after that first interview I’d be still in the Jersey nightlife business and seeking out interesting people to talk to I’d think you were crazy. I honestly didn’t even think I’d be above ground after decades of decadent living and a hard and very fast life. The Howard Stern years (all 18 of them) were out of control. I did and said things that were shocking and bizarre while 16 million people listened laughed. I interviewed presidents, Oscar winners, Hall of Fame athletes, reality TV stars, super-models and even a convicted killer. I’ve seen and done it all. I watched bars and nightclubs open and close. I’ve watched the comedy scene flourish and die out and flourish again. I’ve seen local youthful bands grow old. I published on 9/11 when my heart wasn’t in it but my will was strong. It’s been a heaven and hell inspired roller coaster ride the likes I can’t even begin to comprehend. Now I’m thinking back at all of it. The insanity of all these years and all the highs and lows. My face has aged, my hair is gone and my eyes not nearly as sharp. I’ve lost a lot, but I’ve also gained so much. I’ve seen friends come and go. I’ve said good-bye to my father, my brother, my best friend and my soulmate. Yet, here I am still sitting at the controls of this remarkable ride..... another issue—another year and I’m still here. To all of you who have known me or have seen these words “Interview by Chaunce Hayden”, I say Happy New Year and God bless you all. Thank you for taking this ride with me for as long as you have. Let the journey continue!

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It’s A Given That the only reason guys lift the toilet seat at their girlfriends house is to see if any other men have been over!

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Let’s talk mechanics gentleman shall we...anyone know the difference between a 2 stroke engine and a 4 stroke engine? Chances are 2 out of 10 men can and that’s being generous. So lets start from the beginning of automotive engineering. There are 2 types of combustion engines, 2 cycle and 4 cycle (no not like bi-cycle). It’s almost self explanatory when you hear the word stroke where I’m sure most men are no strangers to. Rite, stroke it twice or four times to complete satisfaction. To create combustion an engine must consist of a gas-air mixture to create expulsion through your exhaust system. On a 2 cycle the piston must revolve twice (up & down) to draw air or fuel in and out creating an explosion of energy in the cylinder which creates your power. Fumes exit through a your exhaust valve on the second stroke. Now on a 4 stroke each piston must go up and down 4 times at an incredible rate to create full combustion. When the piston goes down it is considered the power stroke and all valves are shut. Spark plug ignites your air-fuel mixture in the cylinder and on the up stroke will release the fumes through one of the valves. Each time on any stroke of the piston either up or down a valve on the head will open and close depending on if it is drawing air or fuel. The last way to tell what type of motor you have besides the sound differences is how oil is delivered. 2 stroke engines are pre-mixed at certain required ratios where the oil is mixed into the gasoline and injected directly into the cylinder. 4 stroke motors (your car) carry an oil pump and disburses or injects by pump into the proper areas. At the end of the day everyone should take a moment and research what they drive and how it drives! (Please Stroke Responsibly)

Erin Holland Erin Victoria Holland born 1989 in Cairns Australia is a singer, model, TV Host and the winner of Miss World in 2013. Erin is trained in classical, musical theatre and jazz singing, playing the Clarinet and Saxophone and studied musical theory. Starring in leads in various Broadway shows such as Beauty And The Beast, Annie and Fame. We’re a big fan of Holland not just because of these accomplishments but because of her charity work as well. She’s involved with charities such as Variety, the Children’s Charity, Make A Wish Foundation and an ambassador for McHappy Day, supporting the Ronald McDonald Charity.

2019 is approaching and if you don’t have a snow blower at this point in life then shame on you. Now I can understand if you live in a complex and they take care of all your shit for you including your land scraping (ok so I’m a little jealous). But in all reality the days of shoveling are over. Save some money and do some research and treat yourself to little luxury. Now the question is what type and how big should it be, cause size does matter. You will have to make a decision if you want a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke (we just went over this). In this particular category we’re noticing 2 strokes beginning to fade out. Mostly because of environmental reasons not performance purposes. I personally own a Toro 2 stroke and I have no problems shooting snow into my neighbors driveway under any conditions! Here is a list brands for the new year to take a look at. 1. Toro (2 stroke is an excellent choice) 2. Honda (A household name) 3. Husqvarna (Really have improved) 4. Arien 5. Briggs & Stratton (Eh... Not in generators though)


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Ding Dong I’m Home They say love is in the eye of the beholder. So hold this, my new love the Gerber Ding Dong! This breaching tool is all a Man Cave man could wish for. A sledgehammer, a battering ram, a pry bar and also an excellent shut the hell up tool.  All of which are essential tools for operators who need to get certain jobs done quickly. The huge hammer head is cross-hatched that will grip onto anything it strikes. The fiberglass handle comes equipped with two molded rings spaced to create mechanical stops also ensuring a solid grip. That becomes pretty handy when you lock your keys in the car (especially if it’s a Lambroghini)! So the next time you get the urge to smash, tear and pry just grab your Ding Dong and get busy! (Please use your Ding Dong Responsibly)






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Times Square on New Year’s Eve

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Seven-foot-tall numbers “1” and “9” will be delivered in mid-December and available for proactive Instagrammers to grab their celebratory NYE shot at the various Times Square plazas until they are hoisted atop One Times Square the week leading up to the big event. On December 28 from noon till 1 p.m., locals and travelers are invited to enjoy Good Riddance Day at the Broadway Plaza in Times Square where bad memories are eliminated with the help of Shred-it, a document shredding company.

signature restaurant, Clement, will host a black-tie event complete with a gala dinner, dancing and a DJ to last past midnight. Ai Fiori at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue will offer a special four-course prix fixe meal and specially-curated New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu for anyone who wishes to ring in the new year with some of the finest French and Italian-inspired cuisine in New York City. The Sanctuary Hotel’s Haven Rooftop Lounge will offer a variety of premium packages for its New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests are invited to enjoy 4 hours of premium open bar drinks, unlimited gourmet appetizers and a party hosted by two professional DJs.

From December 1–29, visit the Wishing Wall in Times Square Plaza to share your hopes and dreams for 2019. At midnight all wishes will be dropped as confetti and sent into the universe for consideration as the New Year begins. Electronic wishes can be submitted here or on Twitter & Instagram using #ConfettiWish.

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The nearly 6-ton ball, covered with 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles, is capable of lighting up the night with more than 16 million different colors from One Times Square. As the final seconds of 2018 expire, a host of nearby venues will offer new years’ cheer with a view of the ball drop.

The Z Hotel NYC will celebrate NYE with a multicultural feast including Asian duck breast, Rosemary and Thyme Rack of Lamb, and Grilled Marinated New York Strip. An open bar, buffet and complimentary midnight toast are included in the festivities at this Long Island City hotel. (Queens)

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve with Ryan Seacrest will broadcast the Times Square festivities globally with the help of performances by superstar performers (to be announced) and hosts Ryan Seacrest & Jenny McCarthy.

The Hilton Garden Inn, situated in the heart of 415 acres of protected woodlands, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala in its lavish Nicotra’s Ballroom. The all-inclusive event will feature a live band and DJ until 1 a.m. Upgraded tickets including an overnight stay in a King Suite are available. (Staten Island)

Viewers around the world can also visit, and to watch the annual event.

Midtown Manhattan From the East River to the Hudson, midtown hotels will once again welcome the new year with the unique style and flair that has made New Year’s Eve a signature celebration in the neighborhood: The New York Marriott Marquis will host a fivecourse dinner, unlimited premium open bar, and entertainment at The View Restaurant & Lounge, in the center of the Times Square party with 360-degree views revolving completely. The Peninsula New York’s Salon Den Ning will host a Rooftop Party with culinary creations and a Champagne toast at midnight while the hotel’s

The festivities are far from limited to Midtown Manhattan, however, other events include:

The only casino in New York City’s five boroughs, Resorts World Casino, invites those 21 and older to celebrate at Bar360 with a night of concerts that includes a performance by TKA K7, a NYC-based rap group that rose to prominence in the 90’s. Guests are also encouraged to explore the casinos 4,200 slot machines and 1,300 electronic table games. (Queens) Party on Park Avenue at the Loews Regency Hotel: Enjoy a night of glitz and glamor in a stylish suite on Manhattan’s Upper East Side complete with an open bar, champagne toast at midnight and seated dinner courtesy of The Regency Bar & Grill. All packages must be booked by December 28. (Manhattan) Yankee Stadium will convert the baseball diamond into a football field at the 9th Annual New Era

New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show, the annual exhibition of classical model trains moving through a hand-crafted display of New York City’s built environment will be open until 6 pm on New Year’s Eve. More than 175 miniature iconic city structures, including new additions such as the Oculus, One World Trade Center and the Battery Maritime Building, are made entirely out of plant parts. (Bronx) Coney Island USA will host their annual NYE celebration in Steeplechase Plaza for the fifth time, complete with a fireworks display from the storied Parachute Jump. Boardwalk restaurants and attractions such as B&B Carousell, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, and Thunderbolt roller coaster will be open and ready for the New Year’s festivities. A digital burst ball drop will ring in 2019, followed by a Circus Sideshow Fire Spectacular at 1 a.m. Visit coneyisland. com for more info. (Brooklyn). Visitors are invited to ring in the New Year with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams for the 39th edition of The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at the historic Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park. The family-friendly event is a free, authentic way to celebrate with tens of thousands of locals and travelers with live entertainment. (Brooklyn) For a beautiful, unobstructed, view of the NYC Skyline coupled with an extravagant fireworks display over the Hudson River, take a ride on Circle Lines New Year’s Eve Cruise in New York Harbor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A DJ and midnight toast complete an event that is 21+ to drink, 18+ to enter. (Manhattan) The Empire State Building will celebrate the end of 2018 with festive LED confetti lighting until five minutes before midnight on Dec 31, 2018, when it will switch to its signature sparkling white lights through sunrise on January 1, 2019. Full lighting schedule is available here. (Manhattan) The rock band Phish will return to Madison Square Garden for their 60th performance at the world’s most famous arena from December 28 to 31. New Year’s Eve attendees are invited to singalong to fan favorites as the popular 90s group rocks in the New Year. (Manhattan) Four-time Grammy winner Renee Fleming will join new Musical Director Jaap van Zweden and the Philharmonic at The New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve Concert for a night of song and dance. (Manhattan) 2019 TCS NYC Marathon hopefuls and running lovers are invited to participate in the most festive qualifying race of the year at the NYRR Midnight Run. Registered runners and their plus ones will gather at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park for a four-mile race that starts at 10 p.m. and concludes by 12 a.m. with a beautiful fireworks display at the finish line. (Manhattan)

New Year’s Day and Beyond The Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge is free with prior-registration and kicks off at 1 p.m. at the Stillwell Avenue boardwalk entrance. Participants are invited to enter the New York Aquarium complimentarily after the plunge and to go to the Coney Island Brewing Company to warm up after the swim. (Brooklyn)


Pinstripe Bowl on New Year’s Eve once again this year. Visitors can watch top college teams compete in the annual football game played at the historic baseball stadium, fans are encouraged to explore the various renowned dining options in the neighborhood and stay at the historic Opera House Hotel. (Bronx)

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Mens Fashion Trends of 2018 There’s no doubt that there have been some amazing fashion trends for men in 2018. With all of the good, there’s bound to be some fashion fails. Here are some of the worst men’s styles of 2018 and how you can avoid or fix them if you’re an offender.

The Dress Shirt Most men think of the classic button-up as a staple piece of clothing in their closet. It’s perfect for the office, on a date, roll up the sleeves, and it can cut it for drinks after work. But not all button-ups are created equal. Often these are bought off the rack, causing them to be ill-fitting and baggy in all the wrong places. Having them tailored can improve the look. If tailoring isn’t in the budget, find shirts of quality material and try on several sizes until you find a sleek fit.

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Bad Graphic Tees Graphic tees may seem youthful, but they can actually make you look older and like you are trying too hard to be cool. Stay away from overly bright graphics with bulky in your face fonts that are poorly designed. Instead, try muted or faded vintage graphics for a more subtle look that’s perfect for casual occasions. Guess Striped Tee, urbanoutfitters. com | $45

Striped Shirt, | $45

The oversized trend is back and better than ever. Just don’t get too carried away and risk looking like a misshapen garbage bag. Find balance by choosing to go either loose on top and fitted on the bottom, or vice versa. For a cool, effortless look try an oversized pullover paired with fitted moto jeans. Oversized Denim Jacket, | $100

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V-necks, in general, are a great basic, but too low of a cut and it can look like the collar has become worn and messy. Stick with clean crew neck t-shirts or sleeker v-necks that fall no more than a few inches below your collarbone to create a more polished look. .

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@kendalljenner Followers: 85.3 million Kendall Jenner is a model and a member of the famous Kardashian family. At age 14 she signed up to Wilhelmina Models modeling agency and participated in her first fashion shoot. One of her early modeling campaigns was for Forever 21. Before long she had built a name for herself, modeling for major international designers and featuring in magazine spreads. She has appeared in fashion from top names such as Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel. Kendall won Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Model in both 2015 and 2016. As part of the Kardashian clan, it was natural for Kendall to shine with social media. She is considered a top influencer and can command up to $400,000 a post. She has lent her name to merchandise including nail polish, jewelry, shoes, handbags, makeup, and clothing. One backward step on Instagram was lending her name to the infamous Frye Festival.

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Cara DeLevigne @caradelevingne Followers: 40.9 million Cara DeLevigne is an English fashion model and actress. She began modeling in 2002, aged ten, in an editorial shoot for Vogue Italia. Seven years later she signed with Storm Model Management. She worked in the industry for two years, before she landed her first runway show. Burberry’s Christopher Bailey spotted her in 2011 and cast her in the upcoming Burberry Spring / Summer campaign. She then modeled the Burberry Prorsum 2012 spring/summer collection at the September 2011 London Fashion Week. Her career continued to flourish over the 2013-2015 period. She won the “Model of the Year” Award at the British Fashion Awards in both 2012 and 2014. However, Cara shifted her focus in 2015 away from modeling into acting. She has also recently made her debut as a novelist of young adult fiction.

Gigi Hadid @gigihadid Followers: 37.1 million Gigi Hadid is an American fashion model. She is the sister of another model on this list, Bella Hadid. Their mother, Yolanda Hadid, was also once a model. Gigi gained her first modeling gig at just two years – modeling Baby Guess clothing. She continued to model for Guess through her teenage years. She signed up for IMG Models in 2013 and made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2014. She has continued to model since then. She appeared in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar. She has appeared in many fashion covers, such as Vogue, Schön, Numéro, Allure, W Magazine, and Teen Vogue. She featured on the covers of four version of the March 2017 Vogue United States, Britain, China, and the Arabia edition.



Bella Hadid @bellahadid Followers: 16.1 million Like her older sister, Gigi, Bella Hadid has found massive success as a fashion model. She began modeling at age 16 in 2012 on a Flynn Skye commercial. In 2014 she signed with IMG Models. She made her New York Fashion Week debut that year. She has been prominent in many of the top fashion week catwalks ever since. Bella has modeled for many of the big names of fashion. These include Alexander Wang, Sies Marjan, Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Michael Kors, Anna Sue, Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung, Zadig et Voltaire, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, and many more. Bella has also featured on her share of magazine covers, including Elle, Allure, Glamour, Seventeen, Unconditional Magazine, Grey Magazine, Jalouse Magazine, V Magazine, Editorialist, Wonderlands, S Moda, Evening Standard, Teen Vogue, and Twin Magazine.

@emrata Followers: 15.9 million Emily Ratajkowski is a 26-year-old American model and actress. She rose to fame through appearances in music videos - Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody.” She featured in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. FHM named her the fourth sexiest woman in the world. She was the cover model for the 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. She has since gone on to feature on the covers of many prominent magazines, including several international editions of Vogue. She made her fashion debut modeling for Marc Jacobs at 2015’s New York Fashion Week. Like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and many other models/actresses, Emily took one misstep this year by promoting the Fyre Festival via her Instagram account.

Chrissy Teigen @chrissyteigen Followers: 15.3 million


Chrissy Teigen is a 32-year-old American model, who began in the industry as an IGN Babe in 2004. Since then she has modeled extensively. She has participated in campaigns for Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Skullcandy headphones, Gap Factory, XOXO, UGG Australia, Rock and Republic, Billabong, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. She made her first appearance in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010, staying there every year until she reached the cover in 2014. She has also featured in editorials for Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Galore, and Cosmopolitan.

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@gisele Followers: 13.6 million Gisele Bundchen is a 37-year-old Brazilian model. She gained her break as a model in Alexander McQueen’s spring 1998 “rain” ready-to-wear London show. McQueen named her “The Body.” This led to rapid success, with a string of bookings posing for many big-name fashion campaigns. These included Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, Versace, and many more clients. She has also built her reputation to the point that she is now one of the highest paid models in the world. She held the top position in 2012’s Forbes top-earning model list. She appeared in the 2015 Guinness World Record book as the model who earned the most money each year. She provides numerous endorsements covering a wide range of products.

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Miranda Kerr @mirandakerr Followers: 11.6 million Miranda Kerr is a 34-year-old Australian model who rose to fame in 2007 as the first Australian Victoria’s Secret model. She began modeling when aged 13, winning the 1997 Dolly magazine/Impulse model competition. She started working with Chic Management’s Sydney division who gave her considerable commercial exposure, particularly for beachwear. As a result, she moved to New York to continue her modeling career. She received many runway appearances, which ultimately lead to her Victoria’s Secrets signing. She appeared in their televised runway shows in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Her modeling success has continued since then, fronting many high-profile campaigns and regularly featuring on glamour magazine covers. She ranked No. 10 on the 2016 Forbes list of highest paid models.

Candice Swanepoel @angelcandices Followers: 11.6 million Candice Swanepoel is a South African model, who was 8th on the Forbes top-earning models 2016 list. Her modeling career began when she was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market when she was aged 15. She has modeled on the runway for a wide range of fashion brands. She has also appeared in many advertising campaigns. In 2010 she was selected to be a Victoria’s Secret Agent, and has modeled many of their more luxury items, including a $10 million “Royal Fantasy Bra.” In 2014 she made the top position on Maxim’s “Hot 100 List”.



Adriana Lima @adrianalima Followers: 11.5 million Adriana Lima is another model who is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Agent. She is now their longest-running model. Adriana is a 36-year-old Brazilian model and actress. She has acted as a spokesmodel for Maybelline since 2003. She is also well-known for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors ads. She has been the second-highest paid model since 2014. She currently acts as a brand ambassador for Sportmax’s ready-to-wear collection, Calzedonia’s beachwear collection, and Desigual’s clothing lines.

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Enjoying A Cigar and An Old Fashioned at

Jimenez Tobacco in Newark

Happy December, everyone! I don’t know about you, but with Christmas around the corner all I have been wanting to do is stay local for places to go and enjoy some nightlife fun. Here is my dilemma, I’ve been feeling the urge for something new besides the usual DJ on a Friday night scene. It’s the holiday season, and I am craving some tradition, quality, and a cozy fireplace to hang my hat. Little did I know my Christmas wish was just around the corner from me at Jimenez Tobacco in Newark, but this place is more than just a speakeasy cigar lounge. The Jimenez family started the business in 1903. What made the company so successful was its focus in the creation of top quality, handmade cigars with a style all their own. By the late sixties, brother and sister Humberto Jimenez and Nelda Pozo-Jimenez came to Newark from Cuba. As time went on, Nelda continued the family tradition of premium cigars blended and made by hand, making Jimenez not only the strong establishment it is today, but gaining notoriety for Nelda being the only female master blender in the country. As far as rich history goes, Jimenez has it in spades. From the time you enter this awesome establishment you’ll be feeling right at home. It has a beautiful outdoor garden area perfect for all outdoor occasions and events. I had the opportunity to visit during a few for both Destination Newark, and a live band night being immediately impressed at the hospitality I received by both owner Peter Jimenez and his staff. Now I know what you are thinking, it’s freezing! Why are you spending time in the cold, you crazy woman? My response would be you are absolutely correct, so allow me to tell you some other perks to coming to this wonderful place. Slide open the door, (and don’t forget the password… don’t worry I’ll spill that secret later), I was beyond happy to see a warm fireplace and comfortable couches. The decor was a seductive, speakeasy vibe, very relaxing…you won’t want to leave after just one drink. The best part? For all you smokers, you can smoke inside! It’s a cigar lounge so you won’t have to go outside and suffer the freezing weather that will/is coming whether we like it or not. The clientele at Jimenez is surprisingly eclectic. You won’t have a problem meeting people, or even starting a conversation. I arrived a stranger, and didn’t leave until the end of the night because I had met so many new

By Amanda-Kathryn (aka RamblesofRed)

Although my spot on the couch by the fire was hard to leave, I found myself curious and wandered into the bar area where I spotted the live music for the evening. The hostess offered to take my coat, and even helped me find a spot right in the middle of the action. The room itself had a couch and plenty of seating available so you won’t be stuck standing by the wall. When it came time to have a drink, the waitress was quick to recommend Jimenez’s signature cocktail, The Old Fashioned. Compared to most places I’ve been to recently, it is safe to say Jimenez’s mixologists take their craft to a whole new level. Not only was this drink delicious, the preparation this staff takes to create it was like watching an artist paint their masterpiece. They took careful steps, using only the highest quality ingredients, to create one of the best premium cocktails I’ve had in a long time. Take my advice, you won’t want to miss it this holiday season.

Be still my heart, I think I found my perfect local place. Between the hospitality, rich history, top-notch premium cocktails, cigars, and entertainment, Jimenez Tobacco is the place to be this holiday season and beyond. Be sure to follow Jimenez on Facebook and Instagram to see what the beautiful ladies and Peter have in store for you. Thanks for the awesome time, Jimenez staff. I look forward to my next visit there. Until then happy holidays, and cheers and happy eating to you all! Oh, and don’t forget…The password is—Jimenez.


With a cigar in hand, cocktail on the table, and sultry edgy sounds coming from singer SuMyia Dabney, guitarist Randy Haze, and bass guitar Qaaaim Muñoz of The Jimenez House Band in front of me…my night couldn’t have been more enjoyable. The only thing that was missing was an espresso to close the night because hey, I love my late night coffee! Alas, could it be? It’s true caffeine addicts, Jimenez does serve espresso too! You have the option of taking it sweet or not, but either way I guarantee you’ll end up having more than one during your stay.


Besides the drinks, you also have the option of enjoying one of Jimenez’s cigars. Peter or one of his staff are more than happy to advise you in one that will fit your tastes. I am not a smoker, but even I couldn’t resist trying one in order to get the full experience there. To my surprise, the cigar was smooth and enjoyable. Being the skeptic I was in the beginning, I even found the aromatics weren’t overpowering at all. They have different blends available, and if you are curious you can check out each one on their website from home, or stop by for a visit to try for yourself!


and interesting people. One of my favorite things about Jimenez was unlike the typical club or sports bar I’m used to, it didn’t have TVs. Sorry sports lovers, you’ll be able to talk about your team’s latest win, but you can’t watch it. For some, you might see this as a negative, I actually found that without the TVs, it made the experience there for its patrons a lot more intimate. You are able to enjoy everything Jimenez has to offer without the added distraction.



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Cobain declares white men can’t rap in unearthed recording...

Kurt Cobain made no apologies for his hot take on white-washed rap. In a recently unearthed 1991 radio interview with University of Western Ontario student Robert Lorusso, the grunge icon detailed his struggle to embrace what he considered to be a “misogynist” genre. “I’m really not that much of a fan. I totally respect and love it because it’s one of the only original forms of music that’s been introduced,” Cobain says, “but the white man doing rap is just like watching a white man dance. We can’t dance, we can’t rap.” Cobain’s cultural commentary doubled down on remarks he made to Billboard earlier that year: “The white man ripped off the black man long enough. They should leave rap music to the African-Americans.” The 9½-minute audio clip — which Lorusso dubs a “trash fire” his friends urged him to release — was recorded as Nirvana prepared to launch a North American promotional tour for the band’s major label breakthrough album, “Nevermind.” The “Smells Like Teen Spirit” singer-songwriter and his bandmates, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl, parted ways with indie label Sub Pop in 1990 to sign with industry behemoth Geffen, but Lorusso “got a vague sense that he wasn’t really enjoying their success.” Still, the Generation X legend was “remarkably patient and kind” with the admittedly unprepared student journalist. “I was so enamored with and envious of his talent and success,” Lorusso writes. “… When I reflected on this experience, I realized that success doesn’t mean a goddamn thing if your world is falling apart.” Although Cobain’s relationship with rap music was conflicted during his truncated lifetime, he no doubt made an impact on generations of artists. Since his suicide in 1994, he’s been a hip-hop mainstay, reports. “Teen Spirit” was sampled by Jay-Z and Lupe Fiasco, and Cobain’s name is dropped on tracks by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi.


“Brutally Honest” reveals that Brown fell for Belafonte — father of her youngest daughter, Madison, now 7 — on the rebound from her breakup with Eddie Murphy. “I had been spectacularly dumped,” she writes about the end of her relationship with the actor-comedian, whom she describes as “the love of my life.” She and Murphy met through mutual friends at a 2006 dinner party at Murphy’s Hollywood Hills mansion — “Eddie’s kingdom,” Brown calls it — that he had arranged precisely to pursue her. “What had started out as a thunderbolt in his kitchen turned into the most beautiful, nurturing and loving relationship of my life,” writes Brown, who, oddly enough, had once worked at a Leeds jeans shop called Trading Places — the title of Murphy’s 1983 hit film. But the couple had problems after she became pregnant with their daughter, Angel, now 11. While promoting “Dreamgirls,” Murphy announced during an interview on the Dutch TV show “RTL Boulevard” that they had split, unbeknownst to Brown, and questioned whether he was the father of her baby. “It was like a hammer blow to my heart,” she writes. Before Murphy, Brown had more relationship drama with first husband Jimmy Gulzar, her designated “Spice Boy” backup dancer during the 1998 Spiceworld Tour. After she paid for her own engagement ring, the two never consummated their marriage on their wedding night that year. “Jim got into bed, turned his back on me and fell asleep,” Brown writes about the father of her oldest daughter, Phoenix, 19. She divorced Gulzar in 2000. Likening her own sex drive to “a bloody Formula One car,” Brown is open about her bisexuality in “Brutally Honest.” Before she began dating Murphy, she writes, “I’d come out of a very beautiful, loving, five-year relationship with a woman (one I will never, ever discuss because she was extremely private and I will always respect that).” Brown also details having threesomes with Belafonte, many of which she would initiate and always with other women. She allegedly had an affair with their former nanny Lorraine Gilles, although their relationship isn’t discussed in the book, reportedly because of a secret settlement. After making a deathbed promise to her father, Brown finally left Belafonte in 2017 — with just $936 in the only bank account she could access. During an ugly legal battle, she agreed to drop the domestic-violence charges against Belafonte in order for the 64 sex tapes he’d made during their marriage not to be shown in open court. But Brown watched them all herself, painfully, at a small hotel in LA’s Koreatown. “I was going to let myself cry,” she writes. “I was going to let myself fall, but I was not going to let myself check out. Never again. I had to believe that this was all for a purpose. That my power would come back to me, my light would shine again.” Indeed it will: Brown will be reuniting with the Spice Girls — minus Victoria Beckham, a k a Posh Spice — for a UK stadium tour kicking off in June 2019. It will mark the group’s second reunion trek since breaking up in 2000. “Girl Power has grown up,” Brown writes in the “Brutally Honest” epilogue, “and I want to learn from my past and grow up with it.”

spills on bisexuality, attempted suicide and drugs in tell-all memoir


Back in the ’90s, when the Spice Girls were hot, Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, was known around the world as Scary Spice. But Brown’s life became truly scary a couple of decades later, when, as a mother of three daughters trapped in an allegedly abusive marriage to second husband Stephen Belafonte, she attempted suicide. Before the December 2014 finals of “The X Factor” in London, for which she was a judge, she overdosed by taking 200 aspirin. “As each pill goes into my mouth, I ask myself, ‘Are you sure?’ ” Brown, now 43, remembers. “And I take another one. Ten, 20, 50. A hundred. ‘Are you sure?’ ” It was her second suicide attempt: The first came when she was just 14. Leaving the hospital against doctor’s orders, she still went on to appear on the “X Factor” finale. Such are the relationship, mental-health and substance-abuse struggles that Brown gets real about in “Brutally Honest,” her new memoir, out Tuesday. Since marrying Belafonte (no relation to Harry Belafonte) in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony in 2007, Brown had lost much of the inherent Girl Power that took her from being a brown biracial kid growing up in Leeds, England, to one-fifth of the biggest girl group on the planet: the Spice Girls. “It was up to [Stephen] whether I was a piece of filth that day or a goddess or a whore,” writes the “America’s Got Talent” judge, who drank and took cocaine to numb the pain of a troubled marriage that had cut her off from her parents.


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Now that it’s finally cold…

Warm Up!!!

Alan Tecchio /alan.tecchio

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Well, we got an early dumping of snow this season which sure not to hit your skis together though cause nothing is put me in a great mood right away save of course for my worse than having a ski fall from the chair possibly injuring getting stuck in the storm for six and a half hours as I tried someone on the slope and leaving you to ski down on one to make my way home! Ugh… But I can never get too mad plank. The chairlift is a great time to focus on posture too. at the white stuff. It means that ski season is finally here and “In today’s world, so much of our days are spent bent over, we can all finally start cutting turns. While trapped in that (driving, texting, typing, picking up children, etc…)” continues barely moving traffic, I got to thinking about how important Vogtli, “Focus on engaging the core, sitting upright with your stretching and warming up is before you hit the slopes. I belly-button pulled inward. It’s amazing how much heat you know for myself, the first few runs of the season bring with can generate simply by activating your back and abdominals them an anxiousness that can easily make me forget to while seated.” loosen up my muscles before I start out. After a long offHere are a six things I personally try to do before taking my season, it’s sometimes easy to forget to do it especially first run... when you are amped up to cut some #1: Swing Those Legs initial 2018/2019 turns. But that’s the Stand tall, (using your ski poles for most important time to start getting support if needed.) Moving through your yourself into the habit of warming up hip joint, swing a straight leg forward to each and every time you head out into a full extension. Then swing it backward. the white. Pendulum the leg back and forth until it But don’t just take my word for it, loosens up. Repeat with the other leg listen to two-time Olympian skier and and alternate until you feel both legs are personal trainer Jillian Vogtli. Jillian nice and flexible. is an expert on preparing your body #2: Hurdle Those Steps for skiing success. In her words, “The With your shoulders facing forward, raise importance of warming up before skiing one leg up to 90°. Rotate the leg to the Jillian Vogtli cannot be emphasized enough. The outside and place the foot down. Reverse best way to warm-up before skiing is a the motion using the same leg. Move it 10-minute jog (sans ski boots) followed up to 90°, rotate it back to the front and by a few minutes of active stretches.” place the foot down. Repeat this motion She adds, “Although it only takes a few using the same leg or alternate legs for a minutes, the physiological benefits of a few more reps. gradual warm-up are huge. It raises your #3: Crunch That Core body’s core temperature before intense Stand tall. In one motion, bring your left exercise, will activate your metabolism, elbow down and your right knee up, improve joint mobility and boost muscle crunching your core. Alternate with the reaction time too. Research shows that other elbow and knee. Aim for 10-15 core warming up to ski, rather than skiing to crunches until you feel a bit of burn. warm-up can give an increase in elastic #4: Touch Those Toes properties of the muscle by as much Raise your arms above your head. Bend at the waist and as 15-20 percent, improving performance and preventing touch your toes. Rise up halfway and bend to the left to touch muscle strains.” So the next time you pull up to a packed the left toes with both hands. Rise up halfway again and bend resort parking lot, be glad, not bummed out about the hike. A to the right to touch the right toes with both hands. Stand up good, long walk to the base, while carrying your equipment halfway and then rise up to repeat the sequence again. is a perfect pre-ski warm-up.” #5: Loosen That Back With the season about to get into full swing, long lift lines Keep your shoulders and head pointed forward as you rotate will be a given, but you can even help your muscles while your back to the left and then the right. Keep going until you you wait in line. Generate heat with some narrow stance feel nice and loose. squats and front lunges. Big arm swings are a great way #6: Circle Those Arms loosen stiff shoulders and keep your fingers from going With your arms outstretched, make little circles going numb. Once on the lift you can continue that beneficial forward. Then make little circles going backward. Repeat on muscle work by swinging your legs, slightly pausing near both sides and try to enlarge the circles as you go until they the top of the swing to strengthen the quadriceps. Make become big arm circles.


The stunning downfall of UFC human Ken doll


Looks don’t get you everywhere in this world. Young gun Sage Northcutt found that out the hard way on Tuesday when he was let go from the UFC despite winning his past three fights. UFC president Dana White provided some clarity on the 22-year-old’s situation, saying the promotion didn’t want to sign him to another deal after his current contract expired. White said Northcutt is still raw and, despite his impressive resume in the UFC, would benefit by maturing in another promotion. “His contract was up, so we let him go,” White said. “Sage is young and Sage needs some work. So let him get some work in one of these other organizations and we’ll see where this kid ends up in a couple of years and maybe we’ll pick him back up again.” Northcutt last fought in July, when he left with a second-round KO of Zak Ottow. He’s won six times in eight


visits to the Octagon, fighting at welterweight and lightweight. Since losing via a second-round submission to Mickey Gall in late 2016, Northcutt has done all that’s been asked of him. Two unanimous decision victories over Michel Quinones and Thibault Gouti preceded his latest win over Ottow. The UFC’s refusal to give him another contract is a kick in the guts — or the six-pack — for Northcutt, who burst onto the scene as a teenager with an opening round KO of Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 in 2015. Then 19, Northcutt’s future looked as bright as his teeth. He was discovered on reality TV show “Dana White: Looking for a Fight” and became the UFC’s third-youngest debutant when he squared off against Trevino. Many were expecting Northcutt, a child actor and model with peroxide blond hair and a ripped physique, to have his good looks beaten out of him as they predicted a publicity stunt that was going to fail. But the man who looks like a human Ken doll proved the doubters wrong with a debut win over Trevino and then followed that up with a victory over Cody Pfister, who he submitted in the second round at a fight night in December 2015. The UFC put the full weight of its promotional machine behind Northcutt, who looked like he was becoming the golden boy of the sport — at least in terms of marketability, if not necessarily championship-winning credentials. But it’s been a rapid fall from grace for the boy wonder. Despite his impressive record, there have always been question marks over Northcutt’s ability to go toe to toe with top-tier fighters when his natural athleticism isn’t enough. White seems to have put himself in that camp by encouraging Northcutt to go away and improve as a fighter, leaving the door open for him to return when he’s a more polished product. There are a few options for Northcutt as he contemplates life off the UFC books. He’s previously mentioned his interest in signing with Singapore’s ONE Championship or Bellator.

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1. After I commented on the fact that two women sitting at a table

dies’ room but refused to elaborate and quickly left the building. I alerted our bouncer who went to check on the situation. He walked into the bathroom to find a homeless woman naked from the waist down, washing herself in the sink. When she looked up and saw him, she said, “Excuse me, I’m trying to wash my ass” as she went about her business. He told her to wrap it up quickly and waited outside, then escorted her into the alley, making sure the gate was locked behind him.







across from the bar were wearing the same exact pair of designer heels, my co-worker, who had been serving them, told me that the women had met up there to confront their cheating boyfriend. Both women had been under the impression that they were in a monogamous relationship until one of them saw an intimate email that was sent from the boyfriend to the other woman. After comparing notes without him knowing, they realized he had been lying to them both for months and had gifted them the exact same pair of A small group of people were having drinks in the bar heels. They decided to call him out in public and wear the matchsection of the restaurant I worked at while waiting for the rest ing shoes for the occasion. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see his of their party to arrive. It was a family gathering to celebrate initial reaction when someone’s birthday. he walked in the door They all seemed in good but I did get to watch spirits as they quickly him sit in between had 3-4 rounds before them in a small horsemoving into the dining shoe booth, sweating room. Sometime later, bullets for a good 45 after they had finished minutes. It ended with eating and before they him telling them that brought the cake out, he needed to use the I heard a commotion bathroom and them and looked up to see a insisting he leaves his man and woman from car keys to ensure that that party physically he was coming back. fighting and yelling at He either walked each other in the hallhome or had a spare way to the dining room. key because he snuck The situation quickly out the back door and dissipated as staff and never came back. other family members helped separate them. Two guys had We kicked out the two been sitting at a table, people responsible and drinking Long Islands left the rest of the fam(RED FLAG) for a few ily continue on with the hours. They had orcelebration. Turns out dered and eaten dinthe two brawling were ner as well, but at that brother and sister. My point, it was too late. bouncer told me later One of them eventually starts puking all over the floor as his buddy that while he waited outside in the parking lot with the sister for began to hysterically laugh at him. My annoyed coworker walked her cab to show up, she saw her brother drive past as a passenover with a dirty bar rag and handed it to the offender as he pointed ger in another vehicle. He said that she quickly turned around, to the floor, to indicate to him that he was going to clean up his own pulled down her pants and mooned him. mess. The kid was so hammered that he thanked my coworker for the dirty towel and started wiping off his face with it. My coworker I was having a slow night at the bar and two young outthen explained that the towel was to clean up the floor, so the drunk of-towners (barely over 21) came in. A few rounds later, a mothguy started mopping up the floor with it. To all of our horror, he er and daughter came in. The four of them get to talking, one quickly forgot what he was doing and started wiping his face with thing leads to another and the seating arrangement changed it again. To make matters worse, at this point his companion had from mom-daughter-boy-boy to boy-mom-daughter-boy and busted out a camera and was taking photos of his drunk friend’s they branched off into two separate conversations. As the drinks pathetic state. flowed and inhibitions loosened, I looked up to see the daughter making out with the boy next to her while her mom sat on her The hallway with the bathrooms was also where the back other side, clearly getting some action up under her skirt from door to the bar was, which led to a gate into the alley. Someone the other boy. It was absolutely horrifying and still haunts me to must have left the gate open because one night, a customer came this day.  to me complaining that something weird was going on in the la-


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Wrap It Up


Let’s ho, ho, ho through the holidays and start 2019 off with a BANG”!!! It is hard to believe that 2018 is coming to an end! It’s been a year filled with lots of love and laughter and I plan to continue taking you down that same written road in the New Year. Here is a recap of some of the important things we discussed over the last 12 months. We kicked off the year with the virgin baby story. Yes, it is true. I know someone who actually got pregnant from “not” doing it! She was a 20 something virgin that got pregnant and had a baby from just messing around. If you ask me, I would be pretty pissed off if I got knocked up and didn’t even get off on it. That may be shallow to say, but it’s the truth. We talked about some fun Valentine’s Day ideas for you and your loved one, and learned how to get each other off during the holiday and the whole year through. We discussed 2-pump chumps, and if you are one how to get past it and be a lover with some stamina. No one wants a wham bam thank you mam, so cum correct! I discussed how important body language is for couples and suggested that couples that scream together stay together. Express yourself in the bedroom. It makes for less of a guessing game when it comes to what you and your partner like or don’t like in the bedroom. Let us not forget that oral sex is good for a woman’s health! What every man wants to hear. Semen entered into the body elevates mood levels. If you are

having a bad day, or just need to unwind, take one for the team, go down on your man and let him finish his business. It will literally make you feel good! We talked about the importance of using and losing your virginity. There may not be many virgins left in this world, but if you are one them, make sure you lose it wisely. Don’t settle, don’t just give it up. Wait for the right time and the right person. You will thank yourself later. I covered the highly anticipated NJ event of the year, Exxxotica. People travel from all over every November to experience the largest and longest running consumer adult event in the country. You can see it all here. Everything from the most mild to the most wild. It comes back bigger and better year after year. Now that the holidays are here, may I suggest some fun stocking stuffers, like some warming lubrication or edible underwear for her and maybe even a flesh light for your man? Couples toys are also all the craze right now and benefit both parties. Try a vibrating ring for both him and her. Let’s ho, ho, ho through the holidays and start 2019 off with a BANG!!!



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