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Essential questions and answers about Ebola

ebolaThe first case of Ebola in New York City and State originated in Harlem this week.

Below are answers to common important questions in a city characterized by a life lived in extreme proximity to others in all facets of life –  for example:

Can I get Ebola from public transportation? As in, if a passenger coughed into their hand and then held onto the pole, and then another passenger held onto that pole and inadvertently wiped their eye?

Ask Well: How Does Ebola Spread? How Long Can the Virus Survive? – NYTimes.com.

RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

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RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

First Time a Harlem, NY Restaurant Awarded​ This Title

On Tuesday evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.

THE CECIL will be named the ​2014 ​Best New Restaurant in America.

THE CECIL, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is New York City’s first Afro-Asian-American brasserie.

Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora its goal is to connect communities through food, comfort and hospitality.  Afro / Asian / American cuisine is a fusion of the best of what each of those distinct food cultures has to offer.

It traces the global migration of African-descendant people through the influence of African spices, textures and cooking techniques on traditional American, Latin and Asian dishes.

Guided by this concept, Executive Chef Smalls and Chef de CuisineJoseph “JJ” Johnson have conspired to create unique plates that combine the familiar with the unexpected.

Location: 210 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10026

RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

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RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

First Time a Harlem, NY Restaurant Awarded​ This Title

On Tuesday evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.

THE CECIL will be named the ​2014 ​Best New Restaurant in America.

THE CECIL, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is New York City’s first Afro-Asian-American brasserie.

Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora its goal is to connect communities through food, comfort and hospitality.  Afro / Asian / American cuisine is a fusion of the best of what each of those distinct food cultures has to offer.

It traces the global migration of African-descendant people through the influence of African spices, textures and cooking techniques on traditional American, Latin and Asian dishes.

Guided by this concept, Executive Chef Smalls and Chef de CuisineJoseph “JJ” Johnson have conspired to create unique plates that combine the familiar with the unexpected.

Location: 210 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10026

MANHATTA TODAY: INDIGENOUS ART OF N.Y.C.

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An Art Fundraiser honoring Rev. Robert Chase of Intersections International and Kamala Cesar of Lotus Music and Dance and Drums Along the Hudson, to benefit Nitchen, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded to advocate for New York City’s Native American children.

OPENING RECEPTION & HONORING CEREMONY

Wednesday, October 15th, 6-9pm

Performances by Indigenous Dancers and Drummers

Suggested donation for Reception – $10

Exhibition & Art Sale continues through November 14

Gallery Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12noon-6pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-7:30pm; and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Exhibiting Artists include Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan), Priscilla Bell (Taino), Esteban Cabeza de Baca (Apache/Navajo/Mestizo), Robert Cangiano (Maya), Khadijah Canns (Abenaki/Cherokee), Tommy Cheng (Hawaiian), Amaru Chiza (Quechua), Ermelinda Cortes (Taino), Alexie Cruz (Taino), Barbara Little Bear Delisle (Mohawk), Paul Deo (Powhatan), Shannon Flynn (Chippewa), Kae Gabrielle (Quechua/Mohawk), Guadalupe García-Vásquez (Mexica), Joseph Quillsong Gullo (Cherokee), Pamela Ifandy (InterIndigenous), Tlisza Jaurique (Mexica/Yaqui), Joseph W. Kabance (Prairie Band Potawatomi), Jesi Kelley (Cherokee/Nottoway/Seminole), Karen “Aiki” Kelley (Cherokee/Nottoway/Seminole), Towanna Miller (Mohawk), James Murphy (Cherokee), Phyllis Sanfiorenzo (Taino), Barbara James Snyder (Paiute/Washoe), Surge Velez (Taino), and Marcus Zilliox (Cheyenne/Pima/Mexica).