Statistics from the US Department of Transportation show more than 700,000 registered motor carriers are traversing our highways and roads. These trucks, which can be packed with everything from bricks and stone to dog food and grocery items, keep thousands of American businesses afloat. For business owners shipping these products across the country, precise planning and high-level tracking are required. But with increasing rates and a wide range of delays to overcome, overseeing a shipment of LTL freight is easier said than done.
For overworked business owners, managing multiple shipments can seem impossible in today's freight landscape. But the reality is that many businesses rely on less-than-truckload shipments to keep their doors open. When these shipments are compromised, their business is too. But there's a viable solution: LTL freight brokers in New York City, NY like RelyEx provide reliable solutions to common LTL shipment problems, eliminating the stress and worry of LTL shipping.
With more than 30 combined years of LTL experience and a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx is your go-to choice for streamlined, efficient LTL shipping services. To understand the true value of RelyEx's less-than-truckload shipping options, it helps to understand first what LTL shipping is and why it's used.
In the freight industry, LTL stands for "less-than-truckload." It is a widely-used method of transportation for smaller shipments that don't require the space of a full truckload. In an LTL shipment, several customers' loads are placed onto one truck, which helps reduce how much it costs to ship those products.
In fact, if your freight doesn't fill an entire trailer but weighs 150-15,000 lbs., LTL freight shipping in New York City, NY, may be the most efficient, cost-conscious way to transport your products. That's because, in an LTL setup, you're only paying for the space your freight takes up. LTL shipping companies like RelyEx optimize LTL loads by choosing the most efficient routes at the best rates so your cargo gets to where it needs to go without any issues.
Business owners often choose LTL freight services in the following circumstances:
When it comes to LTL delivery options, there are a lot to choose from. But not every LTL broker is created equally. Some LTL companies do not have the tools or technology to track your shipments and optimize your routes. In worst-case scenarios, they may not be insured or reliable. If you're looking for an experienced LTL carrier that exceeds expectations with time-tested strategies and innovative technologies, look no further than RelyEx.
With more than two decades of experience in LTL operations, our team utilizes the power of GlobalTranz to compare rates across hundreds of approved carriers in the blink of an eye, while also providing the most cost-effective options for moving your freight. When you choose RelyEx for LTL shipping, you can leverage our expert team to handle your shipments. You can also manage the process yourself via GTZShip, which is Globaltranz's user-friendly management system. With GTZShip, you can access and compare LTL shipping rates, track your shipments, and manage your financials, all from one intuitive platform.
When it comes to LTL freight in New York City, NY, clients trust their products with RelyEx for many reasons, including the following:
Because GTZShip keeps outsized freight available, it can negotiate the best LTL rates on your behalf. Our clients can access these extra-low rates in one of two ways:
Regardless of the option you choose, RelyEx's knowledgeable customer care reps will cover all of your LTL shipping options, so you can make an informed shipping and purchasing decision for your freight.
Yes, you read that right - in addition to giving you access to industry-leading rates, RelyEx's partnership with GTZShip gives you full management of your freight. We're talking about access to reporting, tracking, and much more. This extensive visibility is essentially a one-stop shop for everything related to the status of your freight.
Unlike some LTL shipping software, this system requires no contracts or signup fees, making it simple to provide quotes and book immediately when you're ready. Whether you use GTZShip directly or rely on our team to book your freight, your company will always have access to this free technology.
While it's true that RelyEx provides customers with the best rates and technology in the LTL industry, we go above and beyond the normal call of duty. Why? Because we strive to treat your shipment as if it's our most important one. Put simply, we put a lot of time and effort into making sure we do things right the first time around. Our fierce commitment to the customer and to quality protects not only your reputation, but your bottom line by preventing lost customers and sales.
RelyEx excels at LTL shipping because we are:
From dedicated LTL solutions to transactional relationships, RelyEx is here to help. Unlike other LTL companies, we get the job done right with customer-focused service, industry expertise, and Globaltranz's industry-leading Transportation Management System.
Our dedicated team of LTL specialists provides you with the best freight visibility available, whether you need a few shipments a week or you need hundreds. In order to do so, we communicate with carriers throughout the entire shipping process, so you know your items are delivered on time. Though rare, if we spot an issue, we'll provide you with an alternative solution immediately.
Plus, if you have large quantities that need to be shipped, our team is happy to provide you with customized reporting for free. That way, you can access at-the-moment updates and important shipment documentation with a few clicks or taps.
When your freight is too light for full truckloads but too heavy for basic parcel carriers like UPS, LTL shipping is a great option to consider. When you use an LTL shipping company like RelyEx, you get even more value. We've been over some of the basics associated with LTL freight shipping - now let's touch on some of the biggest benefits of using a company to handle logistics from start to finish.
One of the most common reasons clients use LTL services is because they're able to save money. LTL shipping is much less expensive than the alternative, which is to hire a private driver and truck. When you go in on LTL services with other shippers, you can have your products delivered at a fraction of the cost of going private. In this setup, you pay for space you use, not the space you don't use, which is common in full truckload freight shipping.
As an added benefit, relying on an LTL freight company like RelyEx can lower your warehouse costs since more shipments can be sent at a time. That means you don't have to wait weeks or even months for a trailer to fill up.
When you use a parcel carrier like FedEx, you can only ship up to 150 pounds at a time. That means you'd have to break down your shipment into separate boxes in order to ship. With LTL freight shipping, your packages can be palletized and shrink-wrapped so they're shipped in a single load.
At RelyEx, our team knows how important your shipment is, whether you're sending thousands of pounds of products or a single pallet. That's why we ensure your products are packaged correctly and have security protocols baked into every service we offer. Plus, by keeping your freight together, we decrease the chance of damaging your cargo, which pleases your clients and boosts your customers' satisfaction.
The magic of LTL shipping lies in the fact that we fill fewer trailers with more freight. Doing so reduces global emissions and makes the process much quicker. Imagine using a semi-truck to haul products that only fill a quarter of the trailer. It would waste money, time, and space that could be used for other products. With LTL shipping, you're protecting the environment and reducing the number of partially-filled trucks on the road. This, in turn, saves you money and makes you an eco-friendly company - something you can use as a selling point for your business.
LTL providers like RelyEx use advanced logistics technology to ensure your cargo arrives on time and without damage. By investing in technology like GlobalTranz, we save our clients from doing so themselves. With GlobalTranz, our clients gain access to robust tracking options like real-time freight locations, so you can monitor your shipment's progress. With GlobalTranz, you get more than just a way to book your LTL cargo â you benefit from our qualified network of carriers, expert logistics support, and leading technology features.
It's impossible to say exactly how much your LTL shipping may cost because the NMFC, or National Motor Freight Classification, determines those prices. Using this standard, pricing is dictated for commodities moving in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce. Items are grouped into 18 different classes, based on four characteristics:
If you're shipping a product that is more likely to be damaged, stolen, or cause damage to other items, it may affect LTL shipment pricing.
Does your product require specific care or handling instructions? If so, you can probably expect higher prices.
This factor accounts for how much space your item occupies in relation to its weight or the weight per cubic foot for each piece of freight you are shipping.
How easy is it to load and transport your commodity? Can it be loaded and transported with other items?
When combined, these characteristics are used to establish an NMFC code for your LTL cargo. These codes are crucial, as they help your LTL carrier understand the challenges of shipping your products. If the item you need to ship has a high NMFC code, it's because it's more difficult to transport, which usually means it's more expensive to ship.
Depending on where and how often you ship LTL freight, your broker may choose a regional or national LTL carrier. Regional carriers often service a group of states within a region. National carriers have a larger footprint and can often eliminate the need to use several carriers for your shipments. RelyEx has the infrastructure and strategies for all of your LTL shipping - contact our office today to learn more about your options.
Though regional and national carriers are different, they often use similar models for shipping. Two of the most popular types of shipping methods include hub and spoke distribution and LTL consolidation.
In this traditional model, your shipments go through a network of warehouses, terminals, and hub facilities where your products are grouped with other shipments. Your freight then travels to local "spokes" (or terminals), where they are delivered. If you need to ship freight over short distances, this model may be a good choice to consider.
Some common benefits of the hub and spoke model include:
LTL consolidated shipping is a model where LTL carriers bring several shipments from different shippers to a final destination. Instead of using hubs and spokes along the shipping route to bundle freight and move cargo, LTL consolidation works by taking multiple shipments and turning them into a single truckload. This truck then makes multiple stops, where your products are delivered.
Some of the most common benefits of LTL consolidation include:
At RelyEx, our goal is to expertly manage the movement of your freight so you can focus on your core business. With more than 20 years of combined experience with LTL freight shipping in New York City, NY, our team can select the most efficient and cost-effective model for your needs. That way, you can accomplish your day-to-day tasks while we handle the heavy lifting and any logistical challenges.
At RelyEx, we believe that trustworthy, comprehensive, and streamlined LTL shipping options are better for your business. And for us, what's better for your business is better for ours. That's why, when it comes to LTL shipping, we work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of your freight experience is embedded excellence. We take this unique approach because our management were once customers like you. They were people who, for one reason or another, had to deal with frustrating and often unsolved shipping and logistics challenges. Today, we take pride in solving those challenges and only partner with carriers who match our high standards.
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This article is part of our Museums special section about how art institutions are reaching out to new artists and attracting new audiences.You know that life in the Big Apple has changed in the last 100 years. But when was the last time you stopped to think about just how much? Or in some cases, just how little?A new exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Museum of the City of New York will remind you.Take for e...
This article is part of our Museums special section about how art institutions are reaching out to new artists and attracting new audiences.
You know that life in the Big Apple has changed in the last 100 years. But when was the last time you stopped to think about just how much? Or in some cases, just how little?
A new exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Museum of the City of New York will remind you.
Take for example, the commuter, Speedy, portrayed by Harold Lloyd in the 1928 silent film of the same name, and Michael Richards’s Kramer of the long-running television series “Seinfeld.” Both confront the decades-old problem of finding a satisfactory seat on a subway train, as clips of the actors’ work show.
Or consider the costumes worn by the cast in the television series “Pose,” about the city’s underground ball culture, as well as the robe and gloves worn by Robert De Niro, who starred in the film “Raging Bull,” which depicted the boxer Jake LaMotta. These characters from different eras are in their own ways synonymous with the city.
And the oldest object in the exhibition, a 1923-1924 lithograph of George Bellows’s painting “Dempsey and Firpo,” and the newest, Cheyenne Julien’s 2023 painting, “Salsa Sundays at Orchard Beach,” show how New York has inspired the creativity of countless artists over the past century.
Occupying the entire third floor of the museum — on Fifth Avenue, between 103rd and 104th Streets at the top of Manhattan’s Museum Mile — the exhibition, “This is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture,” will be on display from May 26, 2023, through July 31, 2024.
Among the subjects it will explore are New York’s streets and subways; its songs; its representation by artists, photographers and filmmakers; and the space of domesticity there.
The museum was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, a Scottish-born writer and preservationist. Its original goal was to appeal to children and immigrants, to focus on exhibitions and to “emphasize the lives of ordinary New Yorkers,” according to research recently published by the Gotham Center for New York City History, which is sponsored by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
It first occupied Gracie Mansion, a historic home owned by the Parks Department, today the mayor’s official residence.
In 1928 the city offered the museum the site where its current home was later built, a Georgian Colonial Revival building constructed between 1929 and 1932 and designated a landmark in 1967. It underwent a 10-year renovation and modernization project that was completed in 2015.
Today the museum’s collection includes more than 750,000 objects, ranging from paintings, prints and photographs to decorative arts, toys and theatrical memorabilia.
Among its noteworthy possessions are Eugene O’Neill’s handwritten manuscripts of some of his plays; 412 glass negatives from the collection of the pioneering photographer Jacob Riis that document living conditions of the city’s poor; and the Stettheimer Dollhouse, which contains a miniature painting by Marcel Duchamp.
One highlight of the exhibition will be an exploration of the songs of New York, featuring music from the city’s five boroughs inspired by its subways and streets.
Each borough will be represented by an outline on the gallery’s floor. When people step into a specific borough, snippets of a song will be played from a speaker on the ceiling, while images or video and information about the song will be projected on the gallery wall. Music featured here will range from the Mills Brothers’ 1931 “Coney Island Washboard,” celebrating Brooklyn, to Jennifer Lopez’s 2002 paean to the Bronx, “Jenny from the Block.”
A unique feature of the “At Home in New York” section of the exhibition will be a reading room furnished with what the museum describes as “a digital bookshelf.” It will be toward the end of the gallery, filled with books and VHS or DVD boxes, all embedded with a radio frequency identification tag. Visitors can choose an item from the bookshelf and place it on a docking station at the end of the gallery that will read the bar code on the tag and project the appropriate audio or video.
Among the more than 20 books on the bookshelf will be John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio,” read by Matthew Broderick, and “Harriet the Spy,” written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh and read by Lea DeLaria. Television shows will range from “The Honeymooners” and “I Love Lucy” to “Seinfeld” and “Living Single.” All works featured are set in New York and depict life at home there.
The “Destination NYC” section of the exhibition will feature works by artists and photographers — such as Edward Hopper, Romare Bearden, Nan Goldin and Faith Ringgold — depicting places where New Yorkers spend their free time, including restaurants, nightclubs, bars, parks, fire escapes, rooftops and waterfronts, such as Coney Island and Orchard Beach.
Another highlight will be “You Are Here,” an immersive film experience created in partnership with RadicalMedia, a media and communications company based in Lower Manhattan. Working with a curatorial committee of filmmakers and other experts, RadicalMedia selected more than 400 films made since the museum’s founding.
According to RadicalMedia’s chairman and chief executive, Jon Kamen, “bits and pieces” of these films, representing “sound bites of everything we appreciate and love about New York,” have been spliced together to create a 20-minute film that will be projected onto 16 screens in one of the exhibition’s galleries.
The oldest of the films featured will be “Manhandled,” a 1924 silent film starring Gloria Swanson, while the newest will be Questlove’s 2021 film, “Summer of Soul,” about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which won an Academy Award for best documentary feature and of which Mr. Kamen was an executive producer.
Sarah Henry, interim director and chief curator of the museum, said its goal since its inception has been “preserving and interpreting the memory of the past and engaging in the contemporary life of the city.”
Noting that “everyone has a love-hate relationship with the city,” she said, now “is a great moment to celebrate and rediscover New York, as we recover from the blow of the pandemic and consider where we’re heading next.”
IsIs Alex Stupak’s new $29 hot dog at Mischa worth it? The short answer is: Yes. When I tried the beef-and-pork weenie just recently, it measured eight-inches long and weighed an estimated half-pound. It refused to lie flat, glistening with fat in its snappy natural casing, crammed into a freshly baked potato bun of perfect fleecy texture and density. It’s giant.To Stupak’s credit, the hot dog exudes a pungent hot dog taste. There are no extraneous flavors here, no duding up of the dog with funny ingredients or novel...
IsIs Alex Stupak’s new $29 hot dog at Mischa worth it? The short answer is: Yes. When I tried the beef-and-pork weenie just recently, it measured eight-inches long and weighed an estimated half-pound. It refused to lie flat, glistening with fat in its snappy natural casing, crammed into a freshly baked potato bun of perfect fleecy texture and density. It’s giant.
To Stupak’s credit, the hot dog exudes a pungent hot dog taste. There are no extraneous flavors here, no duding up of the dog with funny ingredients or novel cooking methods. This frank has not been Cryovaced, nor is there a speck of ketchup in sight.
Rather, it’s accompanied by a cup of oily brisket chile, and an artist’s palette of sauces: bright brown mustard, carmine habanero-bacon crisps, green sweet-pickle relish, red kimchi, and buttercup-yellow pimento cheese. Whether you use these condiments is up to you; I tried them all, but ended up with just a schmear of mustard.
Mischa is Stupak’s month old restaurant at 157 East 53rd Street near Lexington Avenue. It appears to be part of the Hugh, the food court basement of Citicorp Center, but if you exit the E or 6 trains under the building and head for the food court, the restaurant is nowhere to be found, since it’s located up a pair of unmarked staircases at one end of the food hall.
In fact, the restaurant occupies a behemoth space that wraps around the food hall ceiling. If you part the curtains you can see it down below, the patrons scampering like mice. A bar runs along one wall of the L-shaped space, book-ended and flanked by tables, booths, and dining nooks. Around the corner is another long dining room, a bit darker, and there’s still another beyond that. The walls are decorated with whimsical and fantastical works of art, nothing like the creepy rats that adorn the East Village Empellon Al Pastor.
For my first visit, I resolved to concentrate on Jewish food riffs. Was this restaurant really an expensive deli under deep cover? The hot dog, of course, was the anchor of my theory.
But when my friend and I ordered drinks (she a greenish horseradish margarita sprouting a slice of cucumber, me a glass of Prosecco), the waiter slickly upsold us the black hummus ($19). Made from black chickpeas and black sesame seeds, it came with olive oil poured in the depression, looking like a beautiful but scary lake on another planet. Unfortunately, it tasted pretty much like a grittier version of the usual beige hummus, and was upstaged by the garlic rolls that docked beside it like spaceships waiting to take you to the rest of your meal.
The thick slab of duck mortadella ($24) was much better. Compounded with foie gras, it was lightly glazed with a date emulsion and scattered with more pistachios. It had been cut like a pie, and each wedge tasted like plain mortadella melded with the livery funkiness of seared foie gras. And it came with triangular crackers so good that they could have stood by themselves as an appetizer. One commendable feature of Mischa is the presence of house-made bread and crackers with many of the apps and entrees. Unlike many highbrow restaurants, Mischa refuses to be low carb.
The chopped lettuce salad ($19) was akin to what you might find in a deli, which came slicked with Russian dressing and draped with crisp potato shreds. If you have to eat iceberg, this is the way to go. Other deli standards on the appetizer list included deviled eggs and an onion dip furnished with crudite. There are only three pastas, but they all show Jewish and Eastern European origins. We picked the kasha varnishkes ($29), usually a pale toss of bow ties and buckwheat groats to be avoided unless your mother made them; here the pair of ingredients arrived in a buttery brown sauce bursting with flavor, the groats about to blossom like tiny flowers. But the price seemed excessive.
Finally, we arrived at the main course, just after the waiter out of earshot managed to sell my companion a $33 glass of chardonnay. The aforementioned hot dog was indeed splendid, but the Roumanian steak ($42) not quite as memorable. I’d picked it because Roumanian Jewish restaurants — quite different from delis — were common on the Lower East Side in the first half of the 20th century, and this cut of meat was the centerpiece of their menus. The soon-to-be revamped Sammy’s Roumanian was our last remaining example.
Now, the Roumanian steak is a skirt cut from the cow’s diaphragm, tasty in an organ-y sort of way, and this one was nicely done and sided with a mushroom hash topped with gribenes – crisp swatches of chicken skin and other byproducts of the schmaltz-making process. The entree is homey but not spectacular enough in my opinion for a restaurant intent on shooting off fireworks. Pick the hot dog instead.
Finally, there are the desserts. Already bursting at the seams, we tried only one: the buckwheat cake ($19), a very rich and round layer cake that looked like a sunflower on its surface, with a swatch of gold foil held skyward by a crunchy antenna. Reminding us that Stupak first gained notoriety as a pastry chef at Wd~50 20 years ago. And it’s been a long road from there to here.
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Another members-only club has opened in New York. But unlike its predecessors, which include Soho House, Aman, Casa Cipriani, and others, the Centurion New York was designed not by an architect or hotelier — but by a credit card company.American Express opened its first Centurion members club, an 11,500-square-foot space with wraparound views of Manhattan in March. Like the layout of a home, there are distinct spaces meant to serve different purposes: a salon, a wine bar, and casual and fine dining spaces. Even the scent —...
Another members-only club has opened in New York. But unlike its predecessors, which include Soho House, Aman, Casa Cipriani, and others, the Centurion New York was designed not by an architect or hotelier — but by a credit card company.
American Express opened its first Centurion members club, an 11,500-square-foot space with wraparound views of Manhattan in March. Like the layout of a home, there are distinct spaces meant to serve different purposes: a salon, a wine bar, and casual and fine dining spaces. Even the scent — a Santal with notes of sandalwood — bathing over you after exiting the elevator was planned.
American Express brought on Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud to create the menu, which includes simple dishes like lobster rolls and cheesecake. The studio Yabu Pushelberg designed the interiors. The art collection, curated by Hanabi, features more than 100 pieces.
To get in, you’ll need the colloquially known “Black card” — a status-wielding card that provides perks such as elite status with hotels and airlines but is available by invitation only.
Centurion guests are discouraged from taking photos, following the policy of other members-only clubs. But unlike other clubs, Centurion’s is open to the public. An Amex Black card will get you in the door, but so will a Resy (which is owned by Amex) reservation, though Resy guests have access limited to the fine dining and studio spaces. A bar with views of the Chrysler Building is for Black Amex cardholders, said Pablo Rivero, the vice president and general manager of global dining at Resy.
Though Centurion Lounge has made its mark on airports worldwide, the Centurion New York is distinctively darker and moodier than the light and bright lounges where Platinum and Black cardholders can take a break. You won’t find an all-you-can-eat buffet, showers, phone booths or playrooms for children, who aren’t allowed in the space after 6 p.m.
That’s by design, people who worked on the space said. If the airport lounge is meant to be a temporary space on a person’s journey, the Centurion New York is intended to be the opposite.
“Our intention is that it becomes a haven for our members, and it is the destination they’re going for,” said Kate Hardman, the director of global brand design at American Express.
We played with different notes of seasoning and spicing that worked very well. There are, of course, techniques that we applied that we are familiar with and confident with, and there are ideas that we may have never explored, but want to go there for the opportunity. For example, on the studio menu, we have lunch things, such as lobster rolls, because that’s something I love. I like to play with American classics, which can also be a pizza, a New York classic.
We have dishes that people can identify very well. In the studio, we have steak and mashed potatoes. I think people feel comfortable with that. There’s a sense of comfort and quality that is always in focus, and where people feel like we didn’t want them to get lost in the menu because it was trying too much to play a role they weren’t expecting in this environment or this setting.
We wanted Centurion New York to feel reminiscent of a sophisticated private home, but we wanted it to feel like this informal cultural hub or meeting place for people who enjoy art, fine wine and fine dining.
Each room is meant to have its own persona. The entry is meant to feel like this portico moment, transforming you from the outside world into this inside world. The salon is meant to be akin to your living room. There’s this consistent theme running throughout, connecting to a celebration of the vibrancy of New York City since that’s where we are. We think of New York as an incubator of fashion, art, and culture, and a hub of creativity.
One Vanderbilt is an interesting building for us to open this type of space. It’s one of the most recognizable buildings in New York, it’s easy to get to and it’s in the heart of Manhattan. We’re in this environment where there are a lot of tourist attractions and restaurants around. Our task was how do we make this feel even more intimate once you get off the elevator? Throughout the design, we were able to incorporate these intimate moments, but they sit against the backdrop of 360-degree views of Manhattan. And that’s unique to One Vanderbilt. We couldn’t have gotten that elsewhere.
We’re trying to create and deliver a destination. The destination that you have at the airport is trying to take you away from the hustle and bustle and deliver a personalized service experience. Here, it’s also a destination, but in the city. So what we need in the city differs from what you need in an airport. Here is an opportunity to unplug, have a conversation and socialize with people.
You come here, and you get to experience all of New York because you get to see it everywhere. When you create the destination, we didn’t just want to highlight one thing — we are in the city. How do we best represent the city? We’re creating a space where you can just be yourself. You want to drink or have a conversation, you can do that. If you want to have casual dining or a private event, you can do that. That’s the experience that we deliver in an elevated setting.
The main idea behind curating this collection was to imagine what a modern-day salon would be. Historically, salons were gathering places where artists from all different mediums — poets, writers, musicians, visual artists — would come together and discuss contemporary ideas.
We tried to imagine what the modern-day salon would be like. We took inspiration from New York City in the ’70s and ’80s, where societal boundaries were very blurred. The goal here was to create a collection that was a bit unexpected — a collection that was thought-provoking and a collection that spoke to their understanding of what is going on in the art world. So they recognize certain artists, and then they’re exposed to new artists. It’s meant to be a relaxed enjoyment of the various spaces.`
New York City – Her artistry and grace took center stage this spring when 21-year-old Mira Nadon stepped into a pinnacle role at the New York City Ballet as the company's first-ever Asian American female principal dancer."It does feel like a kind of new era in the company," Nadon told CBS News, adding that "it's a big honor and something to grow into."Nadon began taking ballet at the age of five. Her mother, Bipasa, who was born in India, took her to classes near their home in Montclair, Calif...
New York City – Her artistry and grace took center stage this spring when 21-year-old Mira Nadon stepped into a pinnacle role at the New York City Ballet as the company's first-ever Asian American female principal dancer.
"It does feel like a kind of new era in the company," Nadon told CBS News, adding that "it's a big honor and something to grow into."
Nadon began taking ballet at the age of five. Her mother, Bipasa, who was born in India, took her to classes near their home in Montclair, California.
Now, Nadon said she is honored to be a part of the company's evolution.
"That's exciting for me to have some responsibility and feel like I can do something to help, like, the culture in our company," Nadon said.
Nadon is among only five Asian American principal dancers in the company's 75-year history, which includes current dancers Chun Wai Chan and Anthony Huxley.
"We live in this really diverse city of New York City, and we haven't always been the most diverse ballet company," said Jonathan Stafford, the company's artistic director. "And so what we've been really working hard on is increasing the diversity within our ranks at every level. And what we put on stage can be an inspiration for many, many young girls out there who see her and see something in her reflected back, see something in themselves, reflected back ... She's such a wonderful role model already, even at such a young age. And she represents an important milestone for us that we hope to continue to build on."
When asked about the delay in promoting an Asian American woman to a principal dancer role, Stafford responded: "I'm not happy that it's taken so long. But I'm really grateful that we've gotten to the point where we've crossed a milestone. And I think she will continue to inspire other generations of dancers."
Stafford believes bringing in a group of more diverse dancers has brought more talent to the stage, and Nadon agrees.
"To look up at the stage and see such a variety of faces is so special," Nadon said. "And also just makes the company more interesting and even more vibrant."
Nancy Chen is a CBS News correspondent, reporting across all broadcasts and platforms.
Michelin just won’t quit. The international dining guide, seemingly dissatisfied with a single night of awards, is out with another update to its New York guide, a running list of restaurants that inspectors are allegedly eyeing for stars and other recognitions in 2023. This time around, 17 restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx join the list.The latest round of award contenders includes Naro, ...
Michelin just won’t quit. The international dining guide, seemingly dissatisfied with a single night of awards, is out with another update to its New York guide, a running list of restaurants that inspectors are allegedly eyeing for stars and other recognitions in 2023. This time around, 17 restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx join the list.
The latest round of award contenders includes Naro, from the team behind the Michelin-starred Korean restaurant Atomix; Jupiter, a new Italian restaurant in Rockefeller Center; Laser Wolf, the Brooklyn outpost of a popular Philadelphia skewer spot; Pranakhon, an elaborately designed Thai restaurant near Union Square; and Tobalá, which received a nod of approval from the New York Times this week.
Michelin updates its New York guide intermittently throughout the year. The new restaurants join close to 500 spots already on the list from previous years, including over a dozen added in January. Being added doesn’t guarantee a restaurant will receive single- or multiple stars, nor does it indicate one’s fate on the larger list of Bib Gourmands, Michelin’s category of more affordable establishments. Many restaurants that were added to the New York guide last year ended award night empty-handed.
If anything, the statewide guide is an indicator of recent restaurant openings Michelin and its inspectors have their eye on. As in past updates, the latest round of additions disproportionately highlights upscale Manhattan restaurants, with a hat tip to the Bronx and no mention of restaurants in Queens or Staten Island.
See the full list of new additions below:
Essential by Christophe (Upper West Side)
Flora (Park Slope)
Foul Witch (East Village)
Gab’s (West Village)
Gus’s Chop House (Cobble Hill)
Inga’s Bar (Brooklyn Heights)
Jupiter (Rockefeller Center)
Kebab aur Sharab (Upper West Side)
Laser Wolf (Williamsburg)
MayRee (East Village)
Moody Tongue Sushi (West Village)
Naro (Rockefeller Center)
Pranakhon (Union Square)
The Dining Room at RH Guesthouse (Meatpacking District)