Panera Bread to give away free coffee

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#TaniaOnTheScene Panera Bread has announced the official grand opening of its newest bakery cafe, located at 531 86th Street in Bay Ridge, will take place on Monday, August 4 at 10:00AM. 

To celebrate their third location in Brooklyn, the restaurant will give away free coffee for the entire month of August.

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Crumbs Bake Shop to close all stores

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Oh no! Say it aint so.
Crumbs notified employees Monday that it would be closing all of its stores at the end of the business day, a spokeswoman for the New York-based cupcake maker said.

"Regrettably Crumbs has been forced to cease operations and is immediately attending to the dislocation of its devoted employees while it evaluates its limited remaining options," the company said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. Those options could include a bankruptcy filing, the spokeswoman said.

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Celebrating 10 years of Shake Shack

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#TaniaOnTheScene - On June 12th, Shake Shack’s actual 10th Birthday, the Madison Square Park location will host the Decade of Shack-Fest.

Open to the public, it will be a fun-filled, all day celebration (rain or shine) featuring live music from Catey Shaw, The Tall Pines, Cheerleader, Ski Lodge, and Miniature Tigers. As a tribute to the early days of Shake Shack, a special hot dog cart will be on-site serving complimentary “pay what you’d like” Shack-cago Dogs with all proceeds benefiting the park, while supplies last.

To help guests work up an appetite (as if that’s needed!), a HENGE concrete ping pong table will be setup on the gravel near the Shack, with Shack paddles and balls readily available for guests to use throughout the day.

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@DylanDili gets personal and talks about some of his unreleased work and much more!

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Dylan Dilinjah sat down with me to talk about some of the new songs he’s working on for his album “Pain 2 Power.”

One of which is a Caribbean hip hop song, “All the Best.”

The other, “Diamond Knife,” is a techno, house, dance hall song that has an awesome, upbeat tempo to it.

Dylan also talks about the unreleased work that he’s done with Beenie Man, Vybez Kartel, Keyshia Cole, and working with Suge Knight.

My interview with Dylan Dili was a very entertaining one. He’s definitely a cool, down to Earth guy.

He even made fun of my accent!

Check it out:

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Teen shot in head gets standing ovation after singing Subway Series anthem

#TaniaOnTheScene - A great moment at Citi Field took place last night.

Gama Droiville, the 13 year-old that was shot in the head while waiting for the bus in Brooklyn, sang.

Droiville and his choir members sang the National anthem for the final game of the Subway Series.

Fans said that his performance brought tears to their eyes.

He received a standing ovation.

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Young and Free in NYC

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#TaniaOnTheScene - It’s no secret that New York City is a great place for families. But all that exploring can cost you a pretty penny—unless you know where to look. You won’t have to wander far to find museums with free-admission days, gratis concerts and stage productions, complimentary story sessions with top children’s book authors and exciting events that let you leave your wallet tucked happily away. Forget staying at home to save money. 

It’s your one-stop-shop to get a list of the best free ways for young New Yorkers (and young visitors) to get out on the town.

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Jason Collins Makes NBA History after Signing with Nets

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Jason Collins became the first openly gay player in major American professional team sports, getting in Sunday’s game for the Brooklyn Nets against the Lakers.

The 35-year-old center and 12-year NBA veteran, who signed a 10-day contract with Brooklyn earlier Sunday, finishes with zero points and two rebounds in 12 minutes of action in his season debut.

Roughly 10 months since being the first active athlete in one of the four major team sports to come out as gay during his playing career, Jason Collins will be signed by a team and in uniform Sunday night. After missing out on recently waived Glen Davis, the Brooklyn Nets will sign Collins and he’ll be in uniform against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Nets announced Sunday they’ve signed Collins to a 10-day contract.

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