36 Burst results for "Times Square"
Sean Feucht Discusses the Church's Revival
"Are a lot of people like you and me that do believe God is using the chaos of this time to bring revival. But very few people have been eyewitnesses to the beginnings of that. But you and Jay coopman and others, you've been there. You've seen this stuff. Talk a little bit about that because they're not putting this on the news. They're not putting any of this stuff. I mean, except to be negative. And it's funny because I was on an interview with very, very famous guy two weeks ago. And he was explaining me, and this guy that knows everything, and he was like, bummed about the response of the church during COVID. And I said, well, yeah, a lot of churches shut down and, you know, they were fearful or whatever, but did you know that there's a whole church that's been rising up? Did you know that there's people? Like we've been to a 175 cities. And thousands of people, I mean, I would have never believed it and if you would have told me, in Times Square you're going to gather together the worship and 5000 people would show up. Like last night, you know, in Philadelphia, downtown Philadelphia, thousands of people are going to show up. That was Saturday night. I mean, it's like every single city got us moving at such a profound way. And there is a remnant body of believers that is rising up. So I got a lot of hope, you know, it talks about it in the book of Joel, the end times, it's just the great and terrible day of the lord, or the great and dreadful day of the lord. Yes, there's a lot of dread. There's a lot of terrible things, but there's a lot of great things too. I focus on the great. That's where I live in
Fresh update on "times square" discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Sell quickly, so order now with promo code Eric at my pillow dot com promo code Eric at my pillow dot com. Welcome back final segment with our friend Shawn Foyt. Sean, I still am just crazy over what God is doing through this film super spreader. Okay, people need to see this film. Yes. Super spreader film dot com. Super spreader film that can look up, which theater is showing it closest to them. It's not at every theater, but it's a lot of AMC Cinemark regal. I think Cinemark and AMC are one night only events, so it's September 29th, Thursday, one night only, and then regal, I think, is doing a full week, which is pretty historic. Yeah. Now, there are a lot of people like you and me that do believe God is using the chaos of this time to bring revival. But very few people have been eyewitnesses to the beginnings of that. But you and Jay coopman and others, you've been there. You've seen this stuff. Talk a little bit about that because they're not putting this on the news. They're not putting any of that stuff. I mean, except to be negative. And it's funny because I was on an interview with very, very famous guy, two weeks ago. And he was explaining to me, and this is a guy that knows everything, and he was like, bummed about the response of the church during COVID. And I said, well, yeah, a lot of churches shut down and, you know, they were fearful or whatever, but did you know that there's a whole church that's been rising up? Did you know that there's people? Like, we've been to a 175 cities. And thousands of people, I mean, I would have never believed it and if you would have told me, in Times Square you're going to gather together the worship and 5000 people would show up. Like last night, you know, in Philadelphia, downtown Philadelphia, thousands of people are going to show up. That was Saturday night. I mean, it's like every single city got us moving at such a profound way. And there is a remnant body of believers that is rising up. So I got a lot of hope, you know, it talks about it in the book of Joel, the end times it's just the great and tariff terrible day of the lord or the great and dreadful day of the lord. Yes, there's a lot of dread. There's a lot of terrible things, but there's a lot of great things too. I focus on the great. That's where I live in that place. Well, you do feel like the wheat and the tears are growing up together because you see evil becoming more evil. The protesters that were there last night. And again, this was this tiny clot of really broken pathetic people. Like you look at them and you think, this is what you're doing with your afternoon. It makes me want to cry because they're openly negative would be too sweet of a word. They're openly satanic. Hostile. They're hostile to God. They're hostile to the church. But they're viciously hostile. They're not hostile in a principled way. They're viciously disruptively hostile. And that's what you saw with antifa, attacking your equipment in the last couple of years. I mean, you see a level of hostility and viciousness you say, if I was an objective observer, I would say this is weird. Like you've got families praising God and you know, maybe I don't believe in God, but it's kind of sweet. And then you have these nasty people coming in so you can see the evilness of evil in a way that in the past really you couldn't. Right. Yeah, I mean, it's polarizing, you know? It's a lot of times people ask me, you know, what we've seen across America and in the world is the darkness getting darker is a lot getting lighter. And I always tell people both. And the gray area is shrinking. And so there's a polarization and I'm telling you, we've never seen, I was talking to the historian David Barton about this. And he said, he said, you know what Shawnee said, he said, the greatest revivals always come in the days of the most intense polarization. The more things are polarized, the more the gospel shines. So we're in one of those seasons right now. Well, also too, I think we forget that if you don't know God, and you're looking at these horrors unfolding around us. I mean, it's madness in any direction you look. I think most people eventually get to a place where they say, this doesn't make sense. There has to be an answer to this. Is there a God? Is there a solution to this? And I think people are turning to God because things are so bad. And that's why it's an opportunity in a sense. I think of those poor protesters that I hope some of them would eventually open their hearts to receive. Because you can see how broken they are. They're looking for meaning in life. And they're not going to find it in rage. I mean, there is a sense of desperation. I don't know if fast forward pre COVID 2017, 2018, 2019. I don't know if you would have seen the hunger like we experienced last night. There's something about the trying times that we're in, the divisive times that cause people to be hungry for what's real. And so that in and of itself is also a gift, I believe, you know? I mean, we could say the enemies doing whatever and we give Satan a lot of credit for stuff. But what if we say, okay, God, now people are getting hungry. They're getting ready. They're getting desperate. I mean, people last night were desperate for a touch of God. Well, I mean, look, I look back in my own life when I was 24 years old, I was totally lost. It was one of the worst times of my life. But in retrospect, it was a blessing because it opened me to God in a way that if things had been going fine, there's no way I would have been open to God at that time. And now I look at it as the greatest thing that ever happened in my life. How did that transformation happen through difficulty? So I really do think that there are a lot of people today who are lost, they're looking around. They're wondering, is there such a thing as truth is God real? Can I know him? Where could I go to find him? And God is providing opportunities. These worship events that you do, I saw people wandering through there yesterday, they're like, what is this? They're like, what is going on here? And I'm telling you, it's just an amazing thing. Just got a minute left. What's going on with you like in the next couple of months? What are you up to? Well, we're really, really excited. Not only the release of this film on the 29th, this Thursday, but on October 22nd, I feel like it's going to be one of the most powerful things we ever do. We're coming back to the national mall in D.C.. And this is going to be about 9 days before the midterms. And I just I've just been having dreams and visions that people from across America are going to gather and there's just going to be a stream of people as we gather on the national mall. We're going to days before this election. We're just going to say, Jesus, we got to have you move in America. We got to have you show up right now. You need to break in. And so of course we have an incredible list of Holy Spirit filled Bible believing senators and Congress members and people like that that are going to be there. We have another really big what's the website when we go to our break here? Let us worship U.S., folks. Do you need more? Let us worship dot U.S.. We love you. We're proud of you. Thank you. God is using you and thanks for being with us. What an honor. Thank you. Nobody's winning but this guy's gonna do better this time. Okay, I want to read this on the air to everybody who's listening..
Sean Feucht and Eric Discuss Sean's New Film 'Superspreader'
"I'm talking to Sean foy. Can you spell it? No one can. But I can pronounce it. Sean, okay, people know you in various contexts. Last night, you had a lettuce worship event in the middle of Times Square. It was amazing, and it was what I think part of what you're helping people do, and you've definitely helped me do that. It really to be bolder in our expressions of faith. I mean, to worship God, unashamedly in the middle of Babylon, essentially. And to say that we're going to take Babylon for Jesus because he loves all of these broken people. And they need him. There is something powerful about that. Now I want to say, again, you've been doing these worship, let us worship prevents all around the country. But now, and I said this yesterday at the end of the film, the film super spreader is spectacular. It's really wonderful. It's not an official Christian film because Kevin sorbo is not in it. All right? So I just want to say, we can't say like official Christian film because sorbo is not in the cast. But I'm in it and all kinds of other people are in it, but it tells the story of what happened with you and your beautiful wife and your family. But what amazes me is that as people go to theaters now to see super spreader, it's going to continue the movement. In other words, the film in theaters is continuing the movement and getting these ideas out there. So I was thinking in other revivals in history, we've never had the possibility of capturing stuff on. I mean, in the Jesus movement in the late 60s, early 70s, whatever, you know, they weren't they weren't able to spread this around the country. Maybe it would be in Time Magazine if you're lucky, but there's no way and to me the film super spreader is somehow being used by God to touch people. You can
Sean Feucht Drops In After His Times Square 'Let Us Worship' Event
"Ladies and gentlemen Sean Foyt, Sean, I can't believe you are in the studio. In the flesh. Every time I've interviewed you on this program, you've been in a car on a hilltop in California. Right? Yeah. And you are in New York City. Welcome to New York, my friend. Thank you. I was just Alvin and I were just telling my audience our version of what happened last night. And it was so beautiful and a friend of mine, my wilkerson said, oh, and when the sun went down while we're worshiping, that was the beginning of Roche Shaun at the beginning of the Jewish new year. And I said, that was not planned. That was amazing. To be worshiping Jesus in the middle of Times Square. Publicly, beautifully. So last night we saw the film, the film super spread is fantastic. The only part I didn't like is my part. I'm in it folks. I apologize, you know what I mean? I was just very bullish. I was bloated and confused. But they put it in any way, because but Sean, just tell us, what happened yesterday? Man, it was wild. I mean, like you mentioned, you know, being in Times Square, the place where the ball drops, the place where the eyes of the world look at during new years. And we were there actually during the real new years. Is that not amazing? Yeah, it's so cool. And what was even more wild, I mean, there's so many different threads to weave, but when we first came in 2020 and we were on the West Coast and we were doing lettuce worship and of course, you know, people were, there was a narrative from the media that it was like this anti lockdown anti government protest. It wasn't that at all. It was just like, hey, we're The Church of Jesus Christ. We need to rise up. This is a dark time people are fearful. People are filled with, you know, this chaos is confusion, drug and alcohol use of skyrocketing, suicides, this guy rocketing, we need to worship. And so then when I had it in my heart, like we got to go to New York City. This is a city I love. I've been coming here since I was a kid, and when we showed up in Washington square park under the big arch, there was a policeman there, a chief of police that met me and he said, what are you guys doing here? And I said, well, you know, we're here to worship. And at that time, protesters had been raging through that park. And it was just a place of chaos and violence. And he said, well, we could use the church here.
Sean Feucht Shares News About His Upcoming Event in Times Square
"Right, let's get serious. September 25th. You are coming to New York. You and your team are coming to New York City. Yes. Times Square. Ladies and gentlemen, do you hear this? If you don't tell your Friends in New York who claim to be Christians or anybody who might be interested in a freak show where people believe in Jesus in Times Square, I will be there, Sean, obviously, is leading this whole thing in Times Square. It's 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25th, correct? Right, yeah. And you know, getting this permit is historic. I mean, I want to stress that, you know, I feel like we talk a lot of times in church about bringing worship and the gospel to the heart of culture. Well, you can't get any more to the heart of culture than Times Square. And so we have a permit to worship God. I'm sure that Eric you've probably heard of the famous naked cowboy in New York City. Well, you haven't heard of the worshiping cowboy. And that's what's coming your way. I might even bring my cowboy hat if I'm feeling up for it. Absolutely. Absolutely. So you guys really, I mean, this is such a cool, a cool opportunity. I mean, I think you, you know, got when God opens doors like this that are definitely providential and a miracle. You just got to walk through them and so we're going to make the most of our opportunity, the most of our permit, we can be really loud.
Elaine Parker: Explaining the 'Rock the Woke' Campaign
"I saw the billboard. You keep putting these billboards up in Times Square. You talk about going right into the belly of the beast. I love, I love rock the woke dot com where you're standing up to the woke lunatics who are trying to infiltrate corporate America. Tell us about the billboard campaign and bring this up to date on this fabulous rock the woke campaign, the job creators network has embarked upon. Well, if you remember, rock the book kind of came out of our shareholder initiative called border re initiative. And that was rock the wook was kind of a parody of the old MTV rock the vote if you remember it. And it just is an opportunity for us to shame these corporations publicly. And give the public a platform to shame them as well. And it's just really kicking the crap out of these corporations that continue to step into the cultural wars. Instead of focusing on what their missions are, you know, whether it's to preserve shareholder value for their shareholders or to be profitable and create jobs for their employees so that they have stable employment. That's the mission of these companies. It's not to step into these cultural awards. And try to shift public opinion and to the liberal views in this country.
MyPillow Products Are Perfect for Father's Day
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UPS goes back to the future with its latest delivery vehicle
"UPS is testing out a new delivery system it hopes will beat the traffic ease congestion and be cleaner for the environment It has a horn It's Brown has the UPS logo and carries packages but it's not a truck It's funny looking but it's probably good for the city right You don't have to block up the whole road but that's not going to take a lot of packages That's probably one building's worth the deliveries New Yorker Ian lagus found out it's an equation a pedal assist four wheel electric cargo bike like a mini slender version of the truck that UPS worker Dyson Anderson was using to deliver packages in Times Square This still pretty maneuverable It can still get you in between cars If you need it There's only one being tested in the U.S. for now and that's here UPS says it's meant for dense urban areas In Times Square I'm Julie Walker
93: Find What Tickles the Soul - burst 03
"I think a lot of I think a lot of the, you know, at a certain point, I think we reach a place where, you know, listen, I don't need any more character. Life can take it easy on me now. And so I think I had a lot of the grit again just rural Tennessee and especially rural Tennessee where I was, I mean, I wasn't in the absolute deep, deep, deep, deep, deep Woods, but in the 70s and Tennessee where I was out by Hendersonville and gallatin, not like it is today. There was not a whole lot around. So I had quite a bit of what we would call character building and grid just growing up in a single parent home. By the time I got to Los Angeles, the LA part was just trying to build a career in an exceedingly difficult profession where I didn't have I didn't have any nepotism. I didn't have anything, I didn't show up here with anything on my side for lack of a better phrase. Yeah. Well, national was a totally different city back then in the 70s than it is now. I mean now it's the home and hard of a lot of productions, both movies and radio and television. That was not happening way back then in the same way. Now it's Nash Vegas. First of all, it's the number one bachelorette weekend destination in the south. It's number one, even more so than Atlanta. And number two, I mean, yeah, my mother was a country singer, but there's a very famous train station Alan in Nashville called union station that actually country songs have been written about it. It's beautiful. They refurbished it. When I was in high school, it was boarded up in dilapidated. So yeah, you didn't go past, you didn't go past 20th or 21st street towards first street to downtown. When I was a kid or you were looking for trouble and that would be just past Vanderbilt. So it's a very different city now, yes. Yeah. As I say right now, I mean to Nashville and there are many areas that you would stay out of. I mean, it's a totally grown up city and it's safe. It's prosperous. It's really become uptown. Whereas it used to be a hole to begin with. You are correct. There were distinctly places you did not go. That is correct. And now it is. It's just, it's just blown up in the last 15, 20 years. Unbelievable. Yeah. For sure. So do you remember any stories along the way that you can tell the audience? About that journey? Several of them depends on which ones we can allow on air. No, I think we, when we tend to use the word journey, doctor leica, we, a lot of times, as a country that we're very result oriented and I respectfully understand that certainly as an athlete, your result oriented, taking tests where result oriented, and so when we look at journeys, sometimes we wind up just looking at the end of like, oh my gosh, that person is so and so they've gotten to it doesn't matter what industry it is. And so when I tend to look at some of those years, I tend to look back at some of the moments when I should have looked at myself and gone, what the hell are you doing? And one of the key ones for me would have been what I chose to go to Atlanta for two years. I won an event in New York. And I could have gone to New York, but similarly, New York back then, Manhattan back then is not the Manhattan you see today. I mean, people who have not seen Times Square from a perspective of the early 80s to where it is today, Times Square was a place after one or 2 o'clock in the morning, you would just get killed. And so I had been there and for this event and as a guy who grew up in the rural south and who also was a golfer, I didn't really see myself hanging out in Manhattan trying to haul my sticks on the subway somewhere to go play golf. So I chose Atlanta, but I also went to Atlanta with a very old car, $200 in my pocket, and the only person that knew I was coming was the gal who was to be my agent. So I had to I slept in my car for three days in this abandoned Sears parking lot. That is in really upscale Buckhead at the time. It was just this big abandoned building. And it was kind of downhill and there was behind the building thing and I thought, oh, that seems safe. And I literally slept in my car for three days, and then my agent had a client that was in the catering business. And she had a couple of kids that they had moved out. She was an empty nester. And she was kind of a whack a doodle. She might have been kind of a functioning alcoholic. She was funny. And she didn't live that far down peachtree. And I rented a room from her for $50 a week. For about 6 or 7 months and then one of her neighbors was a lawyer and he knew somebody who worked at this really fancy restaurant downtown and he helped get me a job. And once I had a job for 6 or 7 months, I had enough money to finally move out and get my own place. So that's the beginning of a journey right there. That is the beginning of a journey and how did you get motivated? A lot of things were stacked against you. You know, a lot of things, you know how many actors try and never meet their dreams. How did you stay motivated during that process? You know, that becomes the intriguing part about that question for me, which ironically, I've asked a number of people on my own myself. Is we get into the we go the direction in my opinion of nature versus nurture. And I'm someone who believes, I don't think that it's 50 50 personally as a guy who was almost a psychology double major. I do believe we're a little more nurture than we are in nature personally. I think our environment of how we grow up has a little bit longer lasting effect on us and maybe the nature part of us remains a little more a little more hidden, but not always. I think that the way I grew up with just a sister and a mother who was not home very much and was sort of a latchkey kid who learned a lot on his own and had to grow up pretty fast. I think there was just a nurtured part of me that quitting wasn't really in my vocabulary. I don't know if you want to put words to something like that such as stubborn or cocky or defiant or I don't know. It doesn't much really matter. Even just going to the event that I went to in New York that I won, we didn't have any money for me to go to that. I literally had to go around and raise the money to be able to even go on that trip and when I wanted and that's a trophy that sits right
Kash Patel Goes After Left With New Ad in Time Square
"Cash is in the new studio grade. This studio is awesome and I'm glad that I'm like the first guest to be in here. Yeah, you actually are the first guest you are the inaugural guest. I'll take it. So we're running your ad behind you, just so you know. Okay, can I just talk about this real quick? So what better way to go after the left than go to the heart of the enemy's kingdom? So in Times Square, this billboard is literally launching in 20 minutes, and it is going to play a hundred times a day for the next week, Durham watch dot com. We actually have the biggest theater and we're going to force it down the mainstream media's throats and every corrupt bureaucrat in New York City and we are going to educate the world on what Durham watch is, what happened in Russia gate and you can follow it. I'm going to do a live daily updates on truth social at cash for the trial. And this is the first of three
Trial to start for driver who ran down Times Square tourists
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Rudy Giuliani: Watch the Film 'Taxi Driver'
"Because there you go. At the end at the end of my administration, I did a couple of retrospectives on the administration. So I would show the scenes and taxi driver of the assassin driving through Times Square. Those were real scenes shut in like 1970, whenever it was 76, 77, 78. This is Scorsese. Brilliant, I'm sorry. Scorsese film, obviously. But De Niro playing that's before we knew De Niro actually was crazy. If you did a good job of acting crazy well, you're looking at me, you're looking at me. So you look at those scenes, there are about four or 5 of them in which you get a big panorama of Times Square. And then you just put it against current ones. That would have been 98, 99, 2000. And one, you see drug dealers prostitutes horrible looking people frightening as hell, drug dens, houses of prostitution, the legitimate, if you call them legitimate pornographic movie theaters where you would pay just go in and watch a movie, had all disappeared. It was too dangerous for them. The movie theaters had turned into actual brothels. So even the porn industry didn't feel it was worth investing in the pornography had moved to other parts of the city because it was too dangerous to have it in Times Square. It had crime rates that were almost impossible to keep up because they would take bodies and hide them. And literally, literally, on one day during the middle of my campaign, we were driving somewhere. I told them to stop the car, I got out in the middle of the street and my campaign manager Peter powers thought I was nuts to traffic was going back to back and forth. And I said a little prayer, and I said, if I do one thing is mayor, I'm going to change this
Ask Metaxas: Where Do You Go to Church?
"This one's off. Two parter, where do you go to church in New York and where should I go to church in New York? I'm assuming this person lives in New York. It seems that way. So are they saying that they don't go to church? There's a lot of churches. Well, I find myself in a strange situation almost every weekend now. I am traveling and speaking this weekend I'll be in Tempe, Arizona, I seem to be in a different church around the country every weekend almost. So my church attendance in New York City has fallen off dramatically when I am around I go to visit my folks up in Connecticut and so I'll either go to church with them or go to church up there. So the New York stuff, I mean, there are a number of good churches. So let me simply say that if I were you, I would visit, it kind of depends on what you're looking for. Central Presbyterian, which is on 64th and park, fantastic church kind of traditional Presbyterian evangelical, wonderful worship, really a delightful church. We went there for many years before the COVID. But central players paying just a terrific church. There's a church downtown worth the trip. King's church, our friend David englehart, is the pastor there. I have actually been there a couple of times in the last month or so, but king's church, downtown, is fantastic. And then my goodness, there's so many other Times Square church where I met my bride as we say, and where I've had the privilege of speaking many times Times Square church, how do you come to New York and not visit Times Square church? I don't
Mourners Attend Vigil in NYC for Subway Attack Victim Michelle Go
"The cover today of the New York Post that come into work, huge column covered the fear. There was a vigil in Times Square. For this beautiful woman, Michelle go, who is just standing on the subway platform and this raving lunatic timed it out, waited for the subway to come into the station and shoved her to her death. And I just think about the terror of these women from New York to
Vigil to be held for woman pushed in front of train and killed by stranger
"City's city's mayor mayor says says he he doesn't doesn't feel feel safe safe riding riding the the subway subway after after saying saying there there was was a a perception perception of of fear fear following following a a woman woman being being pushed pushed to to her her death death in in front front of of a a train train last last weekend weekend police police say say it it was was an an apparent apparent unprovoked unprovoked attack attack Michelle Michelle go go pushed pushed to to her her death death by by a a homeless homeless man man in in the the Times Times Square Square subway subway station station Saturday Saturday morning morning later later mayor mayor Eric Eric Adams Adams saying saying the the subways subways were were safe safe now now we we going going to to make make sure sure New New York York is is feels feels safe safe and and also also we we system system and and they they don't don't feel feel that that way way now now I I don't don't feel feel that that way way when when I I take take the the train train the the latest latest incident incident came came a a week week after after the the mayor mayor and and governor governor announced announced plans plans to to boost boost subway subway policing policing and and outreach outreach to to homeless homeless people people Adam Adam is is doubling doubling down down on on that that promise promise we we know know we we have have a a job job to to do do in in recent recent months months there there been been several several instances instances of of people people being being stabbed stabbed assaulted assaulted or or shoved shoved onto onto the the tracks tracks at at stations stations in in the the Bronx Bronx Brooklyn Brooklyn and and at at times times square square Julie Julie Walker Walker New New York York New New
Senseless Crime in NYC Needs to be Addressed After Times Square Shove
"When I listen to doctor gorka, he says a lot of the things that I feel, you know, and he says with such strength and conviction, you know, Jersey Joe. Jersey Joe. He calls me, you know? But I love that. But I'm kind of like under the radar and kind of quiet, but man, I tell you what I've been taking the gloves off recently because of what's happening in crime. We just had and forgive me and I look at Martin Luther King day. I want to have some fun. We have some great guests, but I hesitate to do this every morning, but there is news that is unfolding, and to understand it as a look at the news before me. There was a gal that was like pushed to her death in a subway station in New York, and then Eric Adams, who we wish all the best for, by the way, the new mayor. You know, he's going like, he's going like, oh, well, you know what, it's maybe it's not as dangerous as it seems. It's just a misnomer that the subways that danger just kind of got pushed to her death. You know, how about in Los Angeles? You see this? And as you listen in LA, you know? In the town in the state where Larry elder will one day be governor. Hello. Oh yeah, you check it out. But there was a girl that girl in the furniture store to stamp. What's going on with the crime? The crime rate. And there's nobody in charge. No one in Washington. Nobody watching it. And at the time, my political beliefs, they say your conservative, I'm not more of an independent than anything else. I've had it with both party. I don't trust the Republicans. I don't think the Republicans are being strong enough, you know? My hopes are high for this year. Hopefully in November, we'll see a change in the House of Representatives, but my hopes aren't I, because once the Republicans get in, they just really don't do much. So I'm hoping that will
New York City ushers in 2022 with ball drop in Times Square
"New New York York City City welcome welcome the the new new year year and and big big good good riddance riddance to to twenty twenty twenty twenty one one as as confetti confetti and and cheers cheers spread spread across across Times Times Square Square the the crowd crowd of of about about fifteen fifteen hundred hundred spread spread out out and and masked masked up up across across Times Times Square Square how how did did cheered cheered as as a a giant giant ball ball drops drops for for Alexander Alexander Vargas Vargas it it was was magical magical the the confetti confetti does does mean mean that that yeah yeah leave leave the the dance dance scene scene the the scene scene the the vibe vibe of of everybody everybody does does and and just just to to be be here here it it was was one one of of a a lifetime lifetime Erin Erin Chapple Chapple says says it it was was on on our our bucket bucket list list my my son son said said you you know know what what you you turn turn fifty fifty let's let's go go and and it's it's every every single single thing thing I I ever ever ever ever ever ever you you can't can't do do it it alone alone her her son son Tyler Tyler table table says says he he is is just just as as much much fun fun if if not not more more in in Times Times Square Square I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker
Limited revelers return to Times Square to usher in 2022
"New New York York City City gets gets ready ready to to ring ring in in the the new new year year with with its its Times Times Square Square celebration celebration but but with with limited limited revelers revelers because because of of a a surge surge in in covert covert cases cases the the entertainment entertainment is is here here but but the the people people are are scarce scarce compared compared to to pre pre pandemic pandemic years years there's there's a a lot lot of of room room inside inside the the pen pen set set up up but but that's that's okay okay with with Candice Candice Frederico Frederico that's that's always always been been my my bucket bucket lists lists have have come come to to New New York York for for my my birthday birthday since since I'm I'm in in new new year's year's day day baby baby so so growing growing up up as as a a little little girl girl you you watch watch it it on on the the big big screen screen and and so so it's it's my my thirtieth thirtieth birthday birthday and and so so so so what what better better way way to to celebrate celebrate my my thirtieth thirtieth in in to to come come and and watch watch it it in in Times Times Square Square the the city's city's code code protocols protocols meant meant only only fifteen fifteen thousand thousand people people could could be be out out here here in in the the pens pens compared compared to to the the usual usual fifty fifty eight eight thousand thousand in in Times Times Square Square I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker
NYC celebrates a smaller NYE in Times Square
"I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker New New York York City City is is ready ready to to throw throw its its annual annual new new year's year's eve eve celebration celebration in in Times Times Square Square and and while while the the crowd crowd maybe maybe smaller smaller organizers organizers promised promised the the party party will will be be big big the the new new year's year's eve eve ball ball which which is is lived lived and and raised raised at at six six PM PM is is the the star star of of the the show show since since the the countdown countdown entertainment entertainment president president Jeffrey Jeffrey Strauss Strauss this this is is the the largest largest crystal crystal ball ball the the world world has has two two thousand thousand six six hundred hundred eighty eighty eight eight Waterford Waterford crystal crystal triangles triangles it's it's nearly nearly twelve twelve thousand thousand pounds pounds twelve twelve feet feet in in diameter diameter there's there's nothing nothing like like it it there's there's a a live live performances performances from from KT KT Tunstall Tunstall Chloe Chloe journey journey Carol Carol G. G. plus plus others others but but with with fewer fewer revelers revelers fifteen fifteen thousand thousand in in designated designated viewing viewing areas areas instead instead of of fifty fifty eight eight thousand thousand and and tight tight rules rules as as Times Times Square Square alliance alliance president president Tom Tom Harris Harris is is going going to to be be a a fully fully vaccinated vaccinated event event with with mandatory mandatory masks masks the the city city made made the the changes changes because because of of increased increased code code cases cases Julie Julie Walker Walker New New York York
"times square" Discussed on PM Mood
"Much like who was. Prince explores the life of prince and his influences remmy. Martin joins with international music star. Usher in team up for excellence. The film exploring the history of music culture. Koniak see the film at team up for excellence. Dot com remmy. Martin koniak forty percent alcohol by volume imported by remy-cointreau usa. New york new york please drink responsibly. Good morning and welcome to okay app daily with meet your girl. Danielle moody recording live from potchefstroom studios. Right here in times square you know. Yesterday i found myself going to bed and feeling extraordinarily exhausted and i thought that it was kind of initially vacation hangover right like when you come back from vacation. It's kind of really difficult to get back into the swing of things you feel a little sluggish but now that was not the case. Yesterday i found myself laying in my bed at around eight pm. I wasn't necessarily tired like i wanted to go to sleep. I was just done. I was done with the day i was done with america. I was done with watching the news. I was done with being on twitter and hearing about everything that was wrong and my body was aching and exhausted and just spent. And what i find about that is folks what is happening. Right now is going to begin to manifest itself physically spiritually and emotionally. You may find yourself for no reason bursting into tears or just wanting to take a nap. And what i want to encourage you at the beginning of this show is listen to your body. Listen to yourself because your body is telling you what it is that it needs and right now what. We all need in ways. That i would never have anticipated is rest because i believe that. What republicans and the radical rights and these white evangelical christians which are just under this whole big banner of authoritarian and fascist. What they are trying to do is wear us down. Would they are working to do. Is where us out and make us feel like we have no options that there is nothing that we can do that we feel helpless in that all we want to do is check out now. What i'm offering here is not just saying to check out and never check back in but these moments of angst of anxiety of stress of grief require rest so that we can restore ourselves. We can recharge so that we can lift our heads out of the sand and continue to march forward because the journey that we are on is a long one. It's actually a marathon. We are in a marathon where the baton has been handed over generation after generation after generation. And now it's our turn at the beginning of this year. I found myself really troubled with the fact that it hit.
"times square" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Marketsite in Times Square. This is business rock stars. I'm Jeannie Yurman. And our guest today is Sarah LaFleur. She is the co founder and CEO of MM Leflore. Great to see you. Thanks for having me, Jamie. So you guys are all about taking the work out of getting dressed for work for women, right? Tell us tell us about this s O. The statistic we'd like to share with with many of our customers, and I'm sure this is a problem that a lot of women can relate to. Women on average, Spend 15 more days, then men getting ready for work. Every year s so that's where we start. When we say, Can you believe you're spending 15 days a year? More things that that I know and I for a moment I had to sit with that statistic. But when I think about the way my husband gets dressed for work When he wakes up maybe 15 minutes before he has to get out the door, whereas I'm you know Doing my hair, putting my makeup on and then also in worrying about what to wear my closet. And I think as a professional woman myself I really struggled with. Okay. What is it that I'm going to put on this morning to not only feel good, but also communicate the way I want to present that day s. Oh, that's really the pain point that we're trying to solve that Mm Leffler. We're trying to make it as easy as possible for you to get out of the door every morning by providing clothes that are wrinkle free. So you don't have to worry about ironing first thing. I think a lot of people exactly taking out their ironing. Hard being like, Oh, my gosh, I have to get this done and put it on. So ah, lot of wrinkle free and machine washable, You know, we often hear from customers. If you put it in the dry cleaning, then you might as well not see it for three months on. It's also expensive, incredibly expensive, especially in big cities like New York to do dry cleaning, but really focusing on practical, beautiful work, Where on and Our pieces are really meant to go deliberately together, so the mixing and matching is made easy. We talk a lot about grand mals for adults. I don't know if you remember your animals going up his kids, But you have to match the lie into the light A little date Me? Yes, I remember it because it fondly but I like to think of it as grand mals for working women just to make it a Amelia's possible. I think a lot of our women are. You know they're very practical people. But at the end of the day, they still want to peer stylish and chic. That's really where the work of many co founder Miyako comes in. She was a former head designer. Exact. Posen worked extensively with Jason. We just comes from this incredible fashion background are fat. Our design team is really the who's who of the high end design world who have Joined our company to design for working women. And so I think those two things practicality infused with the best in in fashion design. That's really what our company is all about. Right on. You guys have really grown. I mean, you were you started in 2013. How many employees when you first started. Where you now? Oh, gosh. When we started it was, you know, it was three of US founders. It was Miyako, my career director, and Arema, my other co founder. You know, we have, I think over 250 people. Now He's got eight retail retail locations across the country to here in New York on drily. Predominantly, our sales are still online. 80% of our sales come from R e commerce site. But you know, I often say every two years, it feels like I'm running a different company. It's just a even the To cease the director. Consumers face eyes going through just rapid, rapid transformation. And so even the e commerce site lot that we launched in 2013 is massively different from what we had in 2015, which is again very different from what we have today. So it's Ah, it's a It's a company that is constantly iterating and changing interesting on that. I think that's an important point to make is that you know, like you say, every couple of years, even the D D c world it keeps more fame, right? It's so true. And I think as a business leader, I've really had to learn that. You know, I think we had this moment when we first launched in 2013. It was It was incredibly difficult. We could. You know, I often like to say I when we launched her sight. We thought customers we're just going to come and convert. You know, I think I saw Companies like bonobos are where we Parker really succeeding seemingly out of the gate. And so I thought, Oh, gosh, this e commerce thing. It looks so easy. How hard could it be? We lost your side and 2013, and it was really quick. It's for a good year. It was it was really painful, and about a year later, we were able to find our product market fit as they call it by launching something we called back then Bento and this bento was all about getting our customers to come to our site. Tell us a little bit about themselves. And then based on that it was our stylist, putting together Ah, box of items that we think we thought the customer would like on dis was the big unlock for the business up. Until then, we were saying customer come to come to our site yourself. Pick whatever you like on check out and for some reason we couldn't convert customers with that model. I think looking back one of the big challenges that we had as a business is. Our products are incredibly high quality incredibly well made, but they're still expensive, You know, Address might run anywhere from $150. Clears up until $350 so great value, But it's not, You know, $20 at a China more Zara or some of the fast fashion places, and I think on any conversations really hard to tell the quality difference on site and so actually.
"times square" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"They were shot in Times Square late yesterday afternoon. ABC is Diana Rocco reports was an argument between a group of people when police say a man pulled out a gun and started shooting. That group dispersed Instead, Three innocents. People were shot the youngest of four year old girl. She was shot in the leg while buying toys with her parents. Another 23 year old woman, a tourist from Rhode Island was also shot in the thigh and a 43 year old woman from New Jersey was shot in the foot. Police are looking for the people involved. No weapon was recovered from the scene. Several shell casings were found. Senator Elizabeth Warren is running for Senator again. She confirmed that to politico on Friday, she's also out with a new book and spoke to WBZ TV Is John Keller about it. WBC Suzanne Saz Ville has more on that. In her new book persist. Warren talks about her life, her politics and her run for president in 2016. She also talks about corruption in Washington. She says it was around long before Trump got there. The corruption I'm talking about is the corruption about the influence of money. How it is that the things that the rich and powerful want in Washington the big tax cuts the deregulation. Oh, they get heard changes get made, she says. Money is drowning out our democracy, and Warren was asked if she's running for re election to the Senate in 2024. Joe Biden is running for reelection. I plan on helping him and I plan On staying in the Senate. That's a yes Suzanne Saz Ville WBZ Boston's news radio. It's time for Bloomberg business. WalMart is expanding, Ah home delivery service that lets you have groceries sent directly.
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"Still on a still very new and a lot of that will fade out of it will remain and then it'd be the real cycle of innovation right. I mean the whole point is if we actually figured out that. How are we going to be able to generate more revenue revenues for the artists because a current streaming three revenue share model that has been established by major labors. And which we had to you know use because this is how we have to legally we can't create different thing. is not exactly very sad to artists and there are multiple ways that this can be fixed and adopted and part of it is empty. I honestly think that we will be working across a few ideas and the coming year to to be able to provide more revenue for artists whether it's at trauma user user up shedding model or whether it whether is it from an st or whether from it like a club system that there are a lot of ways that we need to generate revenue for artists and especially post covid because covid proved to be very very hard for artists you know. Most artists generate revenue from touring. Whether they're from the middle east by tweeting you know maybe weddings or festivals or parties or especially events concerts or big events but the point is all of that has gone become zero and that is the same thing for for for artists abroad. That has to be better. Ways to generate revenue and the current model is not going to be the final model. It's gonna be part of the mix and we believe it's going to remain but it will be more innovations. We will be part of the next patient. Pretty sure fascinating stuff. What's coming up in the next few months front hami you can give us the scoop here. I promise i won't tell anyone. Yeah i want you to tell anyone. Vicki the public companies or. I know that there's a lot that i can't talk about but what's key is that we want to make sure that the the same way instagram created..
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"Two seconds would honestly trying to something that that mike look similar from afar which we have a different vision. I at because we are from the region because we're embedded in the region. We had to build stuff that the competition doesn't even. I mean it's never aware of and doesn't even think about. We've the payment network that connects thirty six tackles a across the region. We bid them ma- out says one by one at that enable people to pay and to to to anatomy by telco. That is something that is kind of unique. That is something that nobody had to do or to build. Because it's only emerging markets have different behavior versus credit card payment methods to we had to build out artists platform so artists most artists worldwide upload music to city services by by the via their labels like big major labels and they have the ticket for of suction all of that in the region over here. There is no major label and most of our work. Has i mean. Originally started by actually digitizing cds and content and whatever into into and by actually creating a platform to allow artists to applaud that content directors on hymie without leibnitz. This is all unique. This is not has not happened and no international music. Streaming service has a platform to allow artists to upload contact dieke then we started by actually creating content and working with artists and to increase the breadth of the catalog in the region. So for us. We've we've acted will where we've acted and we'll be acting way more into creating content to create something cordani originals and we've built. I think so. Far around one fifty music tracks. We intend to grow that number ten. Fold next year right. We will be investing a lot in creating content so for us. We have a vision that yes we are we the the david david and goliath story. So yes we're with. Iran actively to the others. We have roughly twenty people some time. Companies have four thousand something working on their products. We don't think With competitive because we're very different in terms of what we're trying to do but at the same time we're trying to build what we call. Reggie two point zero. What we call is a mix between you know music which is a court for us but also providing ability you know for for anybody to create their own..
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"And i enjoyed a lot and i brought to my team. I think i brought eight copies as the reed hastings books nor roles. It's an amazing book and talks about how reed hastings build a culture of netflix. So i don't watch that shakes but the actually read about networks and and how he started by getting something he calls a coin He coined the term in for me. sorry talent density so talent density is is an amazing thing. And you know it's very real for me. It has been always about talent. And but i've never thought about it as density but it's great when you when you get to read a book about someone that you admire that inspires you and that you see. I mean we that hey steaks guy started by realizing that to to create the culture of the company needed i to have people he can trust and they're smart and then they can you know they're going to build skills on top of them so it's different but in certain point. We realized that back. When we started doing romney we needed skilled. But you know it's the kind of skills that can pay for it. I wasn't doing. Get people from facebook or google or wherever so i needed. I thought we could bring people who are smart. Been doing something relevant or something in tech and whatever so i bought i multiple people at the time. But then what we say that. The biggest problem faced was undermining so on learning became for us a bigger problem than actually learning so for us to realize that we needed to work hard and to get those people to unlearn what they've been built over the past ten or fifteen years. Whatever depends on them and then start from scratch so for us it. We figured it might be best. If we start with people who don't have to unlearn then go to graduate students. I mean and get them to you know work with them and teach them skills and you know smart people but he's done and throw them and then now i mean most of the team in anne have never word anything else that i've started working with us and we build their skills and we made them better and better and a lot of that..
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"Big means that can being a storyteller being chief storyteller at to keep reminding people of the story and then become the chief reminding officer to keep reminding reminding reminding and making sure that everybody says of course but at the time at one point you realize that there's nobody reminding you orch Following up with you or helping you because as founder. I mean me and the end we could not have done it if she did not have each other. It's not poetic. It's real because when when i fail. He picked me up and vice versa. Sign i don't know how single founders do a company like that. I mean some do. And that's kind of freaking amazing but for us we've been had a lot of mrs agile and a lot of things that we thought would work that in one way then the different way but the end what matters for us was focusing and trying to take a vision. Small thing thank drink at work and then validated and then build more and i trade and and be you know against perfection infection if that kind of very weird because you're taught when when your child when you're at school when after that you know you have to restrict i that you have to be the first whatever and perfection and we realized that all of that does not work. I mean perfection is the enemy of good and good. Is the speed right so for us. We needed to be fast. We needed to i trade to needed to validate idea after idea and it was never about being perfect. But it's being first to market. I with users i with artists and then build better version and better version and keep shouting skin after skin to be better and that is an ongoing piling job. But still something that do you think. There's a certain amount of luck in your journey or do you attribute all of your success to strategy implementation and as you said pushing to be first and to continuously get better. Honestly have very little eagle. So it's it's not just about. I mean just me right or or us as a as a founding team it's mostly a working group wreck a group effort luck must aflaid something right. I might have played something big at certain points and at other points of. But i'm pretty sure it. It's been with us sometimes. It's bad luck and sometimes it's good luck right. I mean we've had the knicks of boss but clearly being prepared and and being and having a good product a good team a good positioning of. That must have gotten some kind of.
"times square" Discussed on Talk, Tales and Trivia
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"times square" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Stars from the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square. I'm Jeannie Chairman and our guest is Howie Bush. He is the founder of Do Grow Nice to have you back. Thank you. So do drove. Let's just recap. What is dude? Rope? Exactly. Is it just a robe? So, dude, Rope is a robe that guy's today. Well, actually wanna where we finally Changed the robe from hundreds of years of just being like a long like house code almost S O. We added, you know, optional shorts and pants and the robe itself. It's just cooler. It's just cut more like a hoody. It's the inside is like towel material really comfortable in absorb Intel. But the outside is like really nice sweatshirt or Jersey material. Right. So it's not just the road as you mentioned their pants that come with it. Old shorts pants. You can get just the robe, but you can also get shorts and your pants with it. But the idea that it's Hoody. So who's your target market isn't necessarily a younger audience with anybody here. It's not necessarily mean I wear hoodies. I mean, I'm not the youngest guy around, but so I would say anywhere from I mean, People in their teens who wear it upto, I would say in their sixties and it's ironic because the target market is obviously men, but often you know, and men buy it for themselves most of the time, but I have a very large audience of women buying it for their men. Okay. What is the price point? So right now the robe itself is $95 on depends where you're buying it, Of course, But the road itself is $95 combos like 151 16. Then for the full collection it Z just under $200. Where do you buy it? Dewdrop dot com. What? Amazon you go on Amazon. Also. Yeah. All online. Did you ever explore retail partnerships? Is that something that you want to do? Not yet. I mean, I might, but I might not. I mean, I think you know, from.
"times square" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"The most downloaded app by a multiple of of about 7, right if if we reach those numbers, but we have Partners like Disney Kia H&M. So there's a big partnership in pushing this this virtual New Year's Eve app now and and we think we'll we'll get there and it's going to be a really unique experience. I think people are can are really going to enjoy life unique is a good word of describing it. That was one of the first things I noticed would just give across was like, oh, I don't know if I've ever ceded a vet just like this one. What was the brainchild? How you brought these big Partners on where did Ultimate gave her come from that allowed you to be in a position where hey this is the kind of event we're going to go, you know, was this something you thought of it were like we could do this virtue that where people travel around Times Square take us to the early stages of with this event started to come together and I wish I could take credit for because I think it's that great event idea, but that wouldn't be fair the brainchild. This was home. Was all thought through from Sherry white who is an executive at Jamestown properties. And this is kind of one of her dreams, which was slated to launched about three years from now, but once the pandemic a kid the Jamestown group streamline this process and and and really spent a lot of money time and effort and and build an incredible team in order to create this happen in you know, in eight months as opposed to you know, three years. So I think as the years go on the experiences going to even be elevated even more but again this this we partnered with John we have a very good relationship with them and you know, they wanted to cater to a different audience to your point. Everybody's going to be home this year when when in the past month, you know, the demographic that would watch you know virtual New Year's Eve our guys like me right? I'm forty-one and I'm home ready to go to sleep by 10:00. So I'm just kind of you know, trying to stay awake till midnight Thursday. To watch the ball drop in Times Square and say that I did it where this year. I think you're going to see a totally different demographic, you know at home looking for something to do and and we encourage them to download this application and and participate it's very interactive and engaging and you know, you get great deals from 4 again from partners and it's a really cool.
"times square" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Check them out at TGC play linked right below the show today. We are talking video games on New Year's Eve while Time Square will be packed with people excited to bring out this hellish year. The Times Square spirit will still come through with a virtual event through a partnership between Ultimate Gamer and Global real estate firm. Jamestown Ultimate Gamer is an online tournament Palm like community. And today we're talking to Steve Suarez ultimate gaming CEO Steve, welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me Mitch. It's an honor to be here. I'm excited to talk with Steve primarily about New Year's Eve event. And then also talking about Ultimate Gamer In general first at this mie event Ultimate Gamer will host a variety of straights including ones from a sports organizations Furia and misfits gaming you'll have appearances from Hip Hop dong. Gamers well, he's a friend of the show and they will host tournaments in fortnite Apex League of Legends and Valor and there's also a charity element as a Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation will run educational content and fundraising to support people living with paralysis starting December 19th fans could download the virtual New Year's Eve app called v n y e or visit vnyl to find streams and giveaways. We're going to get discussion about what Ultimate Gamer is and how this event came together. But first Steve Woodgate was here and why he gave a celebration they first think of ninja trying to do a fortnite dance in front of a crowd of less than enthusiastic New Yorkers boss wants you to targeting this day for another gaming event. Why did you feel like gaming fits so well for New Year's Eve? Well Mitch, look Times Square New Year's Eve is probably one of the most iconic events of the year, you know with my background and and events and production. That's kind of the mecca of all events, right? It's Washed by they have over a billion Impressions every year and it's televised by stations all around the world and this year, you know, unfortunately due to the pandemic New Year's Eve in Times Square is going to look a little bit different. So so we thought that it was a great idea to partner with the folks at Jamestown and create a virtual experience, which is very interactive and and and allow this gaming generation to experience virtual New Years Eve New Year's Eve in Times Square, but virtually, it's actually kind of the way I'd rather odd experience New Year's Eve in Times Square. I've heard horror stories from attending that event on the ground that like, you can't find a bathroom or it's just like you you sort of just stuck in a line for home. The hours until the ball drops. So I've always felt like it's a vet better experienced either on my TV or virtually impossible. Listen, I don't disagree with you. But but you know virtually issue what's really cool about it is that you actually going to be it's it's so interactive through our virtual New Year's Eve app you download the app or you do it on your desktop and and you experience it as a guitar and you get to dress up as the Ultimate Gamer Avatar or as you know, five different types of avatars and you get to walk around Times Square meet people, you know, look at three three different concerts live you can play games you can go into into stores.
"times square" Discussed on 710 WOR
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"times square" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Market site in times Square. I'm Jeannie German and our guest today is Joe Ariel. He is the founder and CEO of Gold Belly. Nice to see you. Thanks for excited to be here. Gold belly, OK, you are the place for food is run by foodies. What does that mean? What do you guys do? Well, so we are an online marketplace where you could discover the best foods from all across the country and we ship it to your door wherever you are. So we work with iconic restaurants in every region of the country celebrated chefs. Creative bakers, and we helped them ship their creations to people anywhere. It's amazing, right? I mean, because how many times have we been somewhere on a trip or something? And you get that Hallmark food for that place? And then you never have. That's right. Yeah, I mean, so we believe that the best ones in the country are made by passionate regional food makers. And these are people that have had recipes handed down from generation to generation. Certain regions have certainly ingredients that are just part of the fabric of the landscape so they can just do it better. And so to empower these folks to be able to ship their creations that are really one of a kind to people anywhere is super fun, especially if you're into food. Okay. And you guys are not shipping. You're basically a platform. Yes, We're platform. Part of what we provide for the food makers is obviously the user interface, the place where the transaction takes place. We managed the logistics for the food maker. So we work with the different shipping carriers to figure out the best way to get things from point A to point B Managed. The customer relationship managed the fact that the food gets there on time. And of course, it's perishable food so super important layer of what we do on then, of course, marketing getting the word out on behalf of interesting food makers with interesting creations. Eric, We're going to really drill down on the business in our 2nd 2nd part of our conversation. Our right now Powell is the company hold is going about five years old, five years old years young and as I understand you actually were in similar businesses before this or related businesses. Sure, So My first company was a company called Eats dot com, also eats magazine that was eventually acquired by a company called delivery dot com. I became the CEO of that company in a local takeout delivery space and, you know in those years figured out like, well, what is the future of the industry and recognizing that there are certain creations that you can't get in a hyper local space that are meaningful and that people are emotionally connected to There's from their travels places They've lived or gone to college, and they missed those taste. Why is there no way to be able to get these things that I'd pay anything for? And so that was kind of the genesis of the beginning of the concept for gold belly any food anywhere any time no matter what you're craving, no matter what you want, And you actually didn't you have a regular kind of 9 to 5 job before all of this before you became an entrepreneur. Way back in the day, I was actually I was in the marketing department for the New York Knicks. I started as an intern and It was amazing. It was amazing. And it was definitely a dream job coming out of college and as a huge nicks fan, it was actually the year that they went to the championships. It was super fun. Awesome. We're gonna go back even further in time s O. I just wanted to ask about you. You know you were at Vanderbilt in Nashville. And that really was the genesis of where this business came from, right? Yeah. Yeah, that was that was the beginning. I was from New York originally went to college in Nashville. For those that have visited national You know, they have amazingly unique foods had a credit card where I could, you know, Buy whatever I wanted at the time and fell in love with hot chicken. And Southern biscuits from Lovelace Cafe Pecan Pie. We're going to Memphis for dry rub ribs from rendezvous and, you know, fast forward 10 years later, living in New York again. I miss those flavors. And there was there was nothing like it on and and literally. I would pay anything to relive those memories and case those taste again. So called in some favors from some of the shops down there. Got the box delivered to my door. Was able to re heat it and it was just a cz good or close to as good as it would be in the shop. But the magical moment was opening that box smelling those smells seeing the grease stained menus and feeling like I was transported. Back to a different time and place. On. That was the magical moment where it was like there is an emotional connection that people have to food and no one in the world of commerce Today is has created anything for that. And I thought that there was a lot of people like me that have connections to certain foods that they would just love to have..
"times square" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Times Square and back with my guests. Alejandra chain he is the founder and CEO of Mott and Bow Okay, Martin Bell, disrupting the denim industry. Let's just recap. What exactly you guys do. So we sell premium clothing products direct to the consumer on we do that differently by going direct to the source on the supply side, figuring out what is the premium product on delivering it. Their own supply chain are only commerce store own distribution to the final consumer. That way. He doesn't have to overpaid for quality goods. Okay, So you specialized in jeans you started with men's jeans, Right? Eso you started there, and now you branch out to women's jeans and T shirts on my right. You don't When visiting your website. I noticed, of course, that you keep it very simple. Right. There's like maybe three or four styles per gender, right. Talk to me about that. Think of think of your closet. Right? What is the staple? What is a fundamental of your wardrobe and that's what we're trying to deliver. We're not trying to go for the most. Forward fashion stuff, but we're going after the fundamentals and doing them really well. So you want to have a black Gina Grey Gene, a couple of blue jeans and we're really focusing on those tables. And that's why you see that. I know that you guys turned to kick starter at a point how much of that was because you needed the funding versus the sense of Let's let's see if there's demand for the product. That's a funny story, so I didn't do a typical Kickstarter I delivered after two weeks of the funding, having haven't been completed and the reason was the website wasn't ready and I had the product, so I wasn't going to stand still for a month and just wait for the website to be done, So I said, I called a friend who does video and I said, Let's put it up. Let's do a video and put it up on Kickstarter. It was a missed opportunity because I've seen the tremendous success starting campaigns have had on Kickstarter, or you can raise 500,000 1,000,000. If you do it correctly. The marketing had to have been done in a way with influencers and people to tell the story, and I didn't do that. But it was the first lesson and the product wasn't going to be the only thing I thought build a great product and then consumers will come. That's not a reality. Okay, So what is the reality that you have to build a phenomenal product, But you also have to focus on how to get the word out there. There's too many people competing in the same industry. So you have to be very good on about how you message that and how you get across the board efficiently. Okay, So that's a really good point that you make. Because there are a lot of you know, names out there in the denim industry. How do you differentiate yourself? Obviously, price is key. How are you going about marketing yourselves? Facebook Ads Air one, so It's a value proposition in reality of a phenomenal product at a great price, And that combination is what we'd like to say. Is there to value proposition. And then there's a lot of channels Facebook ads, which are group with Instagram, then you have Pinterest. There's a lot of native advertising. So you go on to earn earned media sites and you can pay Ah A way to do a native advertising with them to make it look more natural, and that we're reaching the audience that that site already reaches on. There's a ton of other ways influencers just to name a few other so your target audience as I recall and doing a little bit of homework and our millennials, and that makes sense. When you visit the website that kind of seems to come across. I wouldn't narrow it only as millennials. I think of anyone that likes a great product on doesn't have to over pay for the name of the brand, and they want to show they're wearing on just like simple style. So that can range in a lot of different age groups well, and I did notice. I have to ask. You have the mom Gene, but not selling out, is it Well, it did sell out on brought it back and stock. Yeah, we have four styles of it. It was quite the story whether we're going to call the mom gene or something else, But that's what a lot of people in the industry college, so let's Why not? In with Internet business. You have to be very clear on what you're trying to communicate on. So people were calling it then let's just call it that. So Kickstarter was a little bit of a happenstance thing. What have you done for capital? How have you funded yourself, So I had initial seed capital but going back to what I mention. Originally, I kept every single cost variable at the beginning on DH, so the business has been going on by itself. The beauty about e commerce. As opposed to incumbents in wholesale retail is that your accounts receivable on zero you get paid immediately. So if you're growing and you manage your accounts payable with suppliers correctly, and you're not burning money, overspending to acquire customers, But you're doing it. At a pace that is healthy for the business. The business can continue growing without outside capital. That's great. So okay, Speaking of growing the business, you know how do you plan to do that? What's kind of the goal because you're keeping everything very simple. You probably of force and volume. Is there a temptation to maybe add more products? So are you going to go about growing the business? There's two ways to grow it in our thinking up new product categories, which we've started to add, and we're going to continue, adding, I think With what we did with jeans. There's a lot of product categories that have the same issue that people really want something quality and premium, But they're not achieving it at the right price point. So we're we're really take a while. We take like between 12 months to 18 months, too..
"times square" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
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"times square" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"In Times Square this is a business rockstars I'm Jeannie are men and our guest today is Caroline rod she is the co founder and CEO of Alice great to see you thanks for coming in thank you for having me so Alice I know this is a company that I think our viewers will really want to know about so tell us about Alice Alice is an intelligent business adviser that supports every entrepreneur through their unique journey it connects them to experts in opportunities and resources based on where they live who they are and the type of company that they're trying to grow we prioritize resources for the new majority for the women and people of color veteran immigrants LGBT communities all the entrepreneurs and been really under represented traditionally helping to to find those opportunities that can support their growth but it's available to every entrepreneur at hello Alice dot com is a free and free which is amazing so in in in essence you're you're kind of like a virtual accelerator aren't you yeah we actually started as a very traditional accelerator we were on a percent digital were the first digital accelerator and through that experience I learned that there are a lot of programs out there and a ton of opportunities that support business owners but there was nothing that was scalable and so we realize we can help hundreds of entrepreneurs would even help thousands of entrepreneurs if we really scaled the program but our goal was to support millions of entrepreneurs around the world I mean really recognizing that their experiences are very different but they're dealing with the same struggles are all trying to hire the right talent they're trying to get funding for their businesses are trying to find customers but the solutions to those problems are different depending on where they live depending on the type of company that they're growing or depending on on you know unique opportunities that might be available to them because they're a person of color because they're a veteran so let's go back in time and in you know before he started Alice you're actually a serial entrepreneur which is super interesting and I know that you've been in both retail like kind of classic retail and now kind of technical or excuse me technological or digital so talked a little bit about your your different experiences before Alice yeah I jumped in entrepreneurship totally blind I was an investment banker and left that career wanting something new wanting something creative in and you know honestly it really never thought of myself the time I just stumbled into it and jumped into the retail space I always say that's my unofficial and be a because I learned a lot of lessons through that what are you selling I had a luxury home and gift line so I actually got a lot of time here in New York going to trade shows and I sold to stores like Neiman Marcus in here isn't Bloomingdale's I think on the surface it looks like a really successful business but behind the scenes there is are the kind of issues with cash flow and logistics and the managing inventory and making sure that we have the right talent in really struggle through those things are like how expensive it is to start a business and how much longer if that process always takes it was a great learning experience for me I did up close in the company after two years but I was that was my my unofficial and Harvard MBA because I spent about as much time in about as much money on that it what point did you I mean other than running out of money at what point did you say okay it's it's time to close shop partly I in all honesty my heart wasn't in the business I I learned a ton through that experience but it wasn't something that I continue to wake up as excited about on you know your one or two as I was at the very beginning and I also sort of other opportunities that were bigger and better and so it opened my eyes up to how to run a business the thing that I was really good at and also the things that I didn't like as much I learned never to go into a business completely blind into test before you jump in and start pouring a bunch of cash into it and so that was the real you know part of the reason I ended up alternately to selling off our our inventory and deciding to to shut that down so that I can go to work on the next venture you're alluding to something that is so often talked about in the entrepreneurial world and it's so critical and that's product market says so what have you learned about product market that product markets it I think is the most important part of growing a business I with my first company I think that was a big piece that you know we've created a product that we are trying to push and there was some success we sold a lot we got in some great stores but there wasn't that loyal recurring business and kind of you know cold following that you want to build behind a brand with Alice it started very differently I think that's why we've been able to build such a successful company we've we listen to entrepreneurs we knew what they wanted we continuously I mean we're talking on Turner's every single week learning what the problems are dealing with what can we help them solve and how can we create a technology that will help solve it I'm I also have the benefit of having built to companies prior with two very different journeys in so new so in a lot of the ins and outs of what I would want you know I was in and I'm a customer of Alice and so it helps a lot as I think about what we're building I always go back to my own experiences to your kind of like the rare entrepreneur who's been on the retail side and dealt with like hard products and now you've started to tech companies tech based companies how do they differ in terms of how you build and how you market them etcetera the day to day as a business owner is actually really similar you're focused on on building the right team to help get the job done on your focus on the long term strategy in the short term needs to how to get there and I think logistically it's certainly very different I definitely have learned I prefer working behind the you know a computer verses in a warehouse with a bunch of inventory there a lot of logistical things that that I felt like real always going out of control I feel a little more in control with technology but it's so different for different people and I think in this day and age everything in the tech business in some capacity and there also so many ways I think to build a business where you're outsourcing components that don't make sense to bring internally from drop shipping or you know lots of different ways in the retail space that that even small companies have access to today all right your your business Alice is free and that's because essentially the product you have is data right you're working with a government and in non profits talk to us about who's on the other side of Alice as we build out it was really important because we knew we were focused on the majority entrepreneurs many of them I know the receiving much less funding if they build their companies are starting with less capital and so we wanted to create something that was acceptable to everybody and that meant money couldn't be a barrier and so we really spent a ton of time trying to figure out how we create this product that will be accessible but also serves the neat it was interesting as we created we kept getting outrage from enterprise customers and from government saying look we're trying to tap into the small business days we want to learn more about small businesses we want to support them and we're spending millions and billions of dollars per year trying to support them as we said there's definitely a match here let's figure out how this can work out and it's something I think is actually strengthened Alice significantly because we're bringing companies like master card or Pepsi or sales force to the table and saying no you have all these resources to provide small business is a lot of the small business owners and even know they existed were able to create that match I mean it's a win win for for everybody speaking about other partners coming in and you've got now is interested investors are involved investors mumble answering a Williams venture arm right how is that change things it's really exciting to have voices like Serena Williams and and when you over from bumble and their teams behind what we're doing and Alice in there so aligned in terms of our mission Serena venture started support new majority entrepreneurs and to give them the funding that they need to grow bumble and bumble fun is always been focused on on helping women make the first move in all aspects of their lives and have those voices behind not just from a funding perspective but really from a mission driven perspective has really helped us more and I'm I'm very very fortunate Lisbon are grateful every day for the investors and we have behind us because it was important to us not just to take money from investors but to really take support behind the broader mission of enabling ready to go make your.
"times square" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Not going to Times Square on new year's eve and even if you do odds are even better that you're not going to attempt to handle the trip with an adult diaper why am I talking about this and what I please stop talking about this here's why it's an illustration that people often embark on an exercise of which they have no experience and they took time to take a little bit of a Pollyanna attitude well it'll be fine it'll all work out when we ask you this question how much income are you going to have in retirement and are you going to be able to live on that income in retirement or say that you were about to have a baby and you were assuming that one of you is going to quit working for a period of time going from a two income household tool one income household and you're saying it'll be fine we'll work it out in retirement without my big paycheck at work I'm gonna live on my smaller social security income more my meager savings and investment income and it'll be fine or I'm planning to buy a new house and there will be larger expenses and all just cut back on going out to dinner I just won't travel as much it'll be fine how do you know why wait in other words until the event occurs to test the thesis as to whether or not you'll succeed why wait until you get to Times Square prove the theory so if you are planning to retire and living on a certain income at that time if you are planning to buy a house that will have a certain amount of expenses at that time if you're about to have a baby I'm with it implications for household spending and household income here's an idea start right now just as you should try all not a diaper in your bedroom in the comfort of your home now no well in advance days ahead of new year's eve here's an idea act today as though you are retired act today as though you're in that new house act today is that the baby has arrived live right now on the income you say you're going to have to live on set aside the second paycheck that's going to go away pretend it no longer exists because that one day pretty soon won't exist act right now that you're going to have the lifestyle that you know is soon coming if you can't do it now while it's optional and voluntary how are you going to be able to do it later.