Saturday, April 23, 2011

THE ASTORIA MASQUERADE BALL WAS WONDERFUL!!!

Today we had our very first event at our new location and we had lots of fun! I want to thank everyone who showed up to our masquerade ball! I saw some beautiful gowns and masks. All the fellas were looking sharp as well.  I especially want to thank my fellow co-owners who showed up and supported the event. I want to thank DJ Hit em N the Jaw, who not only provided us with great music but some of his err hmm vocals. Haha. Special thanks to his family for coming out and especially Rain for helping set up the date and advertising the event also. But a very very special thanks goes to Zane Pooley who did some wonderful hosting. I plan to put up some of the pictures real soon so watch for them coming soon.

Today's event will be the first of many things to come out of the Astoria. Along with a new building and new land comes a new attitude with fresh ideas. Most importantly this new attitude brings a spirit of cooperation and unity. All of us working together to make this city one complete city. A place where people love to live, party, shop and simply hang out. Kris and I will keep everyone posted on new events as they become available.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MASQUERADE BALL AT THE ASTORIA!

Hello again everyone! The Astoria is having a Masquerade Ball and everyone is invited!
So put on Your best formal gown and your sharpest looking tux. Slap on a mask and come on over!





WHEN:SATURDAY  4/23   2-4PM SLT
WHO: DJ HIT EM N THE JAW
HOSTESS: ZANE POOLEY
ATTIRE: FORMAL BALL ATTIRE AND MASKS REQUIRED
500 LINDENS FOR BEST DRESSED!
games, trivia, contests
Don't have a gown, looking for something new to wear? Make sure to stop by our Styles by Danielle shop just outside the lobby across the street from The Astoria, for some breathtaking gowns and shoes.

WE HAVE MOVED TO ARIMA CITY!


WE HAVE MOVED TO ARIMA CITY!! A NEW BUILDING, NEW SURROUNDINGS AS WELL AS NEW SUITES AND STORES!!  WE HAVE MANY THINGS PLANNED AT OUR NEW LOCATION SO STAY TUNED. MEANWHILE TAKE A LOOK AT THESE LOVELY PICTURES OF OUR NEW BALLROOM.









Saturday, April 16, 2011

Busted!!!!! By the NYPD at Block Party Saturday

Everyone knows that Saturday afternoon in Manhattan City is Block Party time with DJ Urbanking. The beats are always sweet and the party is always live. Word must be getting around. This afternoon we were visitted by the NYPD. I just knew somebody turned me in for having that "wacky weed" vendor in the Hood. But I swear it's legal! LOL! After over an hour of observation, telling people they were dancing too close, And questining my guest. Not to mention, drinking plenty of coffee and having several donuts from the local Dunkin Donut stand. It seemed these cops were more interested in watching the ladies shake their stuff rather than bust me.I tried to snap a few shots but my head wasn't so steady. Cool Moka was nervous for a minute. I managed to get a few shots.Buddy, Jason and nikolaay( or whatever their names were).....I'll see you again.Here are a few pics so we can remember these guys. LOL.




Sunday, April 3, 2011

Downtown; New Appearance, Same Vision

Let’s enjoy and appreciate the outward beauty and better understand our city’s underpinnings.

Today’s story has more substance and depth than usual. It is based on an interview with GordonGekko Haroldsen and MariadelCarmen Bekkers RL and In World CEO’s. They related the most current news of a major enhancement beginning in Downtown New York, our development and testing sim. This will eventually be shared with our 3 sister sims. They discussed that the outward appearance will be beautiful and new; they also reflected on the real nature of our city; its purpose, the people and the business climate allowing us to provide this virtual experience and a commercial bridge between the two worlds as well. They emphasized these points because there are many fine stores and malls in SL; precious few city sims, and almost none that bridge to RL. Add to that the vision of providing RL work opportunities for people in 3rd world countries and you arrive at solely unique. So while today we’ll focus on the “physical” appearance of the sims, please think about them in the totality of the vision. Cities are not static; they grow and change over time; ours is no different. Over the next couple of weeks you’ll be seeing new buildings, textures, roads and many other features improved becoming even more interesting and lifelike. Gordon shared that there will be over 200 textures; most of us will not have a true appreciation for that as we enjoy the city. It is one more differentiator. While this makeover will show the obvious signs of being new and improved; we’re like a real city in the respect that we have friends and neighbors living here and others who come for a visit. Guys invite girls out on dates, people come to shop; everyone is seeking things that they cannot get in their own town. The new enhancements will improve the experience and subsequently more visitors will come and enjoy the city. So how is this possible to construct and operate? Like a RL city ours has an infrastructure. True there is no plumbing or sewers, not even a mayor. However, we do have a complex set of activities and arrangements with designers, business owners, services and activities. While most residents will not have a reason to see these arrangements; they are part of the infrastructure that allows us to experience of city life. This infrastructure will be changing as we move forward as well offering new and improved opportunities for businesses to operate or partner with us. Gordon related to his vision that “When cities stop changing, then they stop growing.” So he is driven for ongoing change. Maria reflected on the need for governance and managerial consistency allowing for rationality in decision making and planned improvements. “We’ll need to engage our entire community with regular communications and in particular our partners having input to key decisions.” Look to Maria’s in world leadership on executive topics such as competitor intelligence, market trends and more over the coming months. Like all ground breaking and visionary breakthroughs there will be tension between creative breakthroughs and the ability to rationally place them in service. That is part of the joy and challenge. Help us change the future beginning today! azi:)