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TCS New York City Marathon 2018 From Queens, NY

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The TCS NYC Marathon Live From the Pulaski Bridge.USPA-News.com coverage by photojournalist M. Nuri Shakoor
TAGS: #NYCMarathon #TCSMarathon #NYRR #NYPD #FDNY #NYC #Queens

Location: Pulaski Bridge, Queens NY



 Another exciting year for the Tata Consulting Services (TCS) New York City Marathon, as the competitors entered the borough of Queens over the Pulaski Bridge which connects the neighborhoods of Greenpoint in Brooklyn and Hunters Point in Queens. This is one of the best locations to greet the runners as they are coming over the bridge. "Welcome to Queens", the proud residents shout from the sidelines, to encourage the runners that they are halfway to the finish line at this point. The marathon participants are both competitive and celebratory at this point in the race, and some even stop to have their pictures taken for the many media and press photographers awaiting their arrival.



The first runners to cross the bridge were the elite women, led by the eventual race winner…

The 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018
Images provided by M. Nuri Shakoor, photojournalist for USPA-News.com






















An evening with Aubrey Logan and Polly Gibbons

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An evening with Aubrey Logan and Polly GibbonsBy Alla Bevzenko, Senior Editor
Date: Sunday, October 27th 2018
Location The iconic Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan
Photos and video provided by Nitro Nuri Shakoor, Urban Art photojournalist for USPA-New.com


Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of being at the iconic NYC Birdland Jazz club, for the set that featured two incredible artists, Aubrey Logan and Polly Gibbons.
The presentation was held by a legendary jazz producer George Klabin, of Resonance Records, a label he founded in concert with his Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, in 2008, devoted to preserving and celebrating living jazz performers. The ladies in attendance were rather formidable artists. Aubrey Logan, whom we had the pleasure of seeing live last year at Drom, NYC, is a Berklee graduate and musical talent who traverses multiple styles. She's an accomplished trombonist, and wicked with a cartwheel or two, performed during her sets if the space allows, without missing a beat. She&…

New York ComiCon 2018 NYCC

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New York ComicCon 2018,  a Four-Day, Fun-Filled Experience. The Event: New York ComicCon~ Dates: Thursday, October 4th - Sunday, October 7th~ Location: Javits Convention Center, Hudson Yards, NYC~
Even the magnificent state-of-the art Javits Center and its staff faced an extremely challenging task of hosting the New York ComicCon 2018.  Through the many events I have covered at the Javits Center, I would have never thought that the facility weren't large enough to accommodate the creative cosplayers, comics collectors, science fiction aficionados, and the amazing exhibitors on hand for the four day fun-filled event. Thursday was, by far, the most comfortable day of the event, what with being able to navigate the convention center, or to just casually walk around to absorb and enjoy the many wonderful exhibits that brought me back to my childhood days. Saturday and Sunday, for obvious reasons, proved to be the most challenging days, yet the most exciting. One may never meet so man…