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With his latest movie, “Blue Bayou,” award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (“Gook,” “Ms. Purple”) explores the plight of Antonio LeBlanc, a New Orleans man who was adopted as a baby and is facing deportation, due to his lack of U.S. citizenship. Based on the real-life cases of adults who literally were sent back to “where they came from,” the movie had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, before its September theatrical release. The Los Angeles-based artist wrote, directed, and acted in “Blue Bayou,” which also stars Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander as his wife.

Tanaye White has put aside her career in defense and aerospace to concentrate on modeling, which includes a photo shoot for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. “The decision to transition into modeling full time was not an easy one,” said White, who recently moved to Brooklyn. “I had made a comfortable life for myself in the corporate world. But ultimately, I decided I could always go back to a ‘normal life’ if I ever decided to retire from modeling. I have two degrees to fall back on, so I know that it'll always be there.” Fans may follow White on Instagram ( and Twitter (

Born and raised in Germany, actress and author Pia Mechler moved to the United States about a decade ago. Currently she stars alongside Patrick Dempsey on The CW’s “Devils,” which tackles the cutthroat world of finance. Based out of Brooklyn, the actress said once this pandemic is over, she would like to travel to Australia. “My great-grandfather was Australian and legend has it that he founded the first Australian soap factory in Queensland. I have to get to the bottom of this myth, while seeing some koala bears on the way.” Fans may follow Mechler on Instagram (

A Brooklyn investment group has purchased a large industrial warehouse and distribution complex adjacent to the Scajaquada Expressway and just behind the Monarch 716 student housing complex on the West Side. The buyers–- 2225 East 7 Properties and JEMF Buffalo Industrial – paid $3.6 million to acquire five separate properties and two facilities from Buffalo Niagara Business Park, based

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