Laundry in New York

In New York not everything is fashion and high buildings. In the capital of the world women and men still need laundry places to clean their clothes like in the past.


I think that when they do laundry people create good connections, because they have to wait one hour to finish the laundry, wash and dry. There is a woman that come with her daughter and she plays with toys, somebody write, another read a book…
Although the thing that has surprised me is a group of woman that every monday come together. They were speaking about their feelings, passions, about men… it’s really interesting to listen to them. In one way I think that the laundry has a great connection with the past. Everybody goes there with a bag full of clothes and then return with their clean clothes.

And I think that in the laundry is where I had enjoyed a lot with my roommate while we were waiting for the wash and dry of the clothes. In some building there are a general laundry of course but not in all.




Social Media and Happiness, the #happyfuel

Today I have enjoyed the Social Media and Happiness event, where drinks and live flamenco music (Jay&Lee), at the Happy Fuel Lounge. There were a beach themed with massages, cookies, and other inventive ways to promote and spread happiness.
“Happy Fuel takes the functionality of social media and filters it through the idea of happiness to create a new type of media: Happy Media,” said Elizabeth Elfenbein, founder of Happy Fuel. “We wanted to take Happy Media to the next level by  people to be aware of their own happiness not just through an app, but through real interaction with other humans.”


About Happy Fuel LLC: Happy Fuel is a microblogging social network that helps you live in the happy by giving you a fun, simple way to store, gauge, and fuel your happiness forward. The company is based in New York, and was founded in 2013 by Elizabeth Elfenbein, and funded by Susan Miller Viray and Rico Viray.


About Internet Week New York: The IWNY festival is an annual celebration of technology’s impact on business and culture. This year’s festivities will take place from May 19-25 and will attract more than 45,000 business professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced in the IWNY headquarters and 150+ organized by citywide event partners.
SOURCE Happy Fuel LLC.


Susan Miller Viray, Founding Partner of The CementBloc, has been named 2012 Advertising Person of the Year by Med Ad News, an honor awarded annually to the individual regarded by the editors as uniquely shaping both their company and the healthcare communications industry. In July of 2000 along with Rico Viray, Ms. Miller viral, who today has over 25 years of industry experience, founded The CementWorks with a strong strategic and creative vision focused on brindis and HCP  advertising/promotion.


Crowdfunding is the future? NYU Stern School

New York give me the opportunity to go a lot of Social Media events and to learn about the most influential people in the sector. The session of the NYU Stern School of Business, that now are celebrating the internet week, was a great opportunity to meet professionals of the sector and to see how the crowdfunding nowadays has began a way without stop. Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing continue to disrupt and transform markets, offering unique access to capital, talent and investment opportunities. Two years ago the Crowdfunding was anything, but now is the future. You can find big ideas and change the market like we known traditionally. One person like your idea and he has all the power, with the crowfunding there are new frontiers, non-acredited inverstors and smaller companies can work in this. The idea is the beginning of crowfunding and the money are part of this.


The impact of crowfunding:

Milions of dolars

-7.000 + active campaigns

-250.000 + campaigns created

-30% business is international


The speakers in the NYU sesion:

NYU stern School of Business, Ashwini Agrawal, GiveForward, Ethan Austin, Lukas Biewald, CrowdFlower,Gordon Burtch, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Luan Cox, Crowdnetic, Alejandro Cremades, RockThePost, Anindya Ghose, NYU Stern School of Business, Avi Goldfarb, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, François Grey, Center for Urban Science & Progress, Mandie Holmes, Launch Angels, John Horton, NYU Stern School of Business, Panos Ipeirios, NYU Stern School of Business, Deborah Jackson, Plum Alley, Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School, Natalia Levina, NYU Stern School of Business, Ethan Mollick, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Narinder Singh, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Appirio. President.



The day in Coney island

I know about Coney island thanks to the pictures of Harold Feinstein photographer. Today I was there and I can not to leave thinking about the places that he show in his pictures; the beautiful beach, the bridge, the attraction park… that today are really similar than in the past. Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931. He began his career in photography in 1946 at the age of 15 and within four short years.

I am trying to see how this beach can to have 1 milion of people there in the summer, it seems small. People come to here with the subway to enjoy the beach trying to put their umbrella.



coneyislandcorner.© Harold Feinstein 

The corn on the cob, if we see we can find then the place is really similar than in the fifties. But now the music than you can listen is Rocio Durcal.


vendedor© Harold Feinstein 

Or another picture called Strange Encounters, and my friend and me without to know finally we are the protagonists of a strange encounter with a new American Superman. We have found a Superman flying in Coney island and finally we have had made friends.


Neg- CI8_CI2_F?© Harold Feinstein 

The place seem that has not changed and the atmosphere of the some moments lived in some places seems that alive yet.