I was in Chinatown in downtown Manhattan the other day for a charity dinner at Capitale, a beautiful venue that was hosting the Annual Hummingbird Gala put on by the American Friends of Jamaica. This charity does terrific work in helping to rebuild torn down communities and lifting up kids who are in dire conditions throughout Jamaica. A friend of mine invited me because one of his friends was receiving the 2011 Humanitarian Award for his charitable contribution in Jamaica and Haiti.
Navigating through the streets on a cool November evening passing the Occupy Wall Street protesters who were on their way to the Brooklyn Bridge, I finally made it to my destination – a garage on Bowery St., a few blocks away from the venue of the event. As I pulled in to this parking garage, [Read more…]