The Panda Princess Heads to the Panda Ball – A Black & White Night at the Waldorf Astoria

img_9960Things these days aren’t as black and white as we would hope they’d be, but we can count on one thing to deliver this desire – pandas!

It was pure “pandamonium” last night at New York City’s iconic landmark hotel, the Waldorf Astoria , for the first annual Black & White Panda Ball hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

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Hoop Dreams – My first New York City Knicks Game


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Founded and named in 1946 with the cast of votes in Ned Irish’s hat, the New York Knickerbockers (aka The Knicks) were one of the founding teams of the Basketball Association of America, an organization which later merged with its rival the National Basketball League to form the present day National Basketball Association (more commonly known as the NBA). The Knicks are one of only two remaining league teams to operate in their original city.

Like many other teams, the Knicks have had their fair share of ups and downs on the court, but with a fan base as strong as the net and an all-star cast of present and former players (think Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and most recently, Carmelo Anthony) the Knicks are still a force to be reckoned with more than 70 years later! Continue reading “Hoop Dreams – My first New York City Knicks Game”