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The term “March Madness” was
originally gotten from a high school
basketball tournament that started
in Illinois in 1908. The term
was embraced at the college
level in 1982 when it was used
by CBS sportscaster Brent
Musburger in a transmission.
March Madness (A.K.A NCAA March Madness) is one of the biggest and most famous
annual sporting events in the United States. It is an event which spurs up the excitement in
its fans whenever it is hosted as well as a lot of sales for the NCAA.
For the fi rst 12 years of establishment of the tournament, just eight teams participated.
Through time, the numbers grew until it became the juggernaut of the college basketball
world that it is today.
The tournament is made up of technically 68 teams, but four preliminary games knock that
number down, thereby making it a total of 64 teams.
Each team is seeded or ranked, 1 - 16 and sorted into four different regions after each game
round the numbers, however, shrinks moving from 64 - 32 to the Sweet Sixteen round and
the Elite Eight follows. The Elite Eight decides the victor in each region and the winners will
face off in the Final Four until there is only one team left standing at the Big Dance.
March Madness is not just only enjoyed from the stands but, however, participating in pools
has become a sport all its own. Millions of people fi ll out a bracket each year with their
projections of which team will win each round. Most people are playing the pool for pride
and, in some cases, a big prize.
Schedule For 2016 March Madness Games: This year 2016 NCAA March Madness games
is set to start on March 15, 2016, and will be concluded with the fi nal four on April 2nd &
the championship game on April 4 at
NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Read more about what to expect this
season of March Madness 2016 by
scanning the QR code below or
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It’s time to take arrest, Aries. You’ve pushed
yourself too hard and now you need to step
back and see what you’ve accomplished. This
will help you to recharge and start up again
after a few weeks. Enjoy yourself and know
that you’re on track.
Manipulation is all around you, Taurus, and it’s
been having negative effects on your personality.
Don’t fall into the trap – you’re better
than that. Instead, pick up and carry on. If what
you thought you want doesn’t come to you,
reevaluate your priorities.
As spring comes rolling in, Gemini, your better
self is going to start showing through. Winter
has done a number on you both mentally and
physically, but you will start to feel like a new
person, changing for the better.
This month, getting out and about to try
something new is going to be your best bet.
Taking a class or joining a group is going to
allow for some very positive changes in your
social, and possibly, love life.
Just because you have a little extra in reserve;
money, energy, food, doesn’t mean you need
to use it all up at once. Slow and steady wins
the race, so don’t go crazy right now –
whatever it is will come back tenfold later.
You’re in the spotlight, so don’t waste this
opportunity! If you fi nd yourself asked to do
something, step out of your comfort zone. The
rewards will outweigh the risk and you will
be able to build a lasting, well liked image of
yourself to others.
Just because you’re not in the mood to
be active doesn’t mean you need to stop
formulating ideas in your head. This month,
you will be able to take time out to think
of new approaches and maybe even a new
If a coworker or someone you thought was
your friend is standing in the way of your
dreams, it’s time to tell them to move. No
matter how close or far a person is to you,
your ideas deserve to take fl ight too.
You’ve been looking for advice in all the
wrong places, Sagittarius! It’s time to think
outside the box and get a stranger’s perspective.
Asking the same people over and
over again will only yield the same results.
You fi nd that your mind has been opening
up to new ideas and philosophical thoughts
have been coursing through you. Stop
trying to suppress these thoughts and ideas,
let them come to the forefront and they
will help you to answer some questions
that have been looming over you.
You must have an inner magnet, Aries,
because more and more people are fi nding
you very attractive lately! Not just in love,
but in the business world, too. You’ll want
to use this to your advantage and get what
you can out of it.
It’s time to take charge of those uncomfortable
situations that have been rearing
their ugly heads. Once you put matters to
rest in your own way, only then will they
stop coming back and bothering you. You
gotta do what you gotta do.
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Murray Hill Cleaners
213 E 34th St
NY Sun Club
382 3rd Ave
Buddha Nails & Spa
479 3rd Ave
Little Jay Cleaners
155 E 34th St #3
On Time Cleaner
477 3rd Ave
Miss Bubble Laundromat
455 2nd Ave
136 E 31st Street
Murray Hill Cleaners
129 E 39th ST
Murray Hill Valet Service
105 Lexington Ave
Personal Touch Cleaners
322 E 39TH ST
For the cocktail purist who has
the most sensitive taste for vintage
aesthetics and classic style, there’s
hardly a bar better suited than
Opened in 2012, Middle Branch
was created by the King of Cocktails
himself, Mr. Sasha Petraske.
Petraske has been said to have
single-handedly revived cocktail
culture in New York, bringing back
the era of masterfully mixed drinks
served in a speakeasy style environment.
If you find yourself wandering
through the neighborhood and
happen upon a group of welldressed
young people smoking on
the curb, you may have just found
the place. While it occupies an
expansive two-story space, Middle
Branch is hidden from most of the
With Middle Branch, Petraske
sought to create a brand new
space similar in style and substance
to his popular Milk & Honey bar, of
which he was most famous during
There’s no sign to alert you
or your arrival at this gem of
a place, though at some times
of day you may see a doorman,
awaiting your arrival.
He’s achieved that and so much
more with this warmly-lit, mellow-music-playing
joint. Find an assortment of
expertly crafted cocktails or ask for the
With talented bartenders like these,
you’re sure to leave happy.
The assortment of cocktails is almost
overwhelming, with over 500 options.
At $12 each, it’s a risky game to play
to pick the right one for your taste, but
that’s part of the beauty of this place. If
you’ve find your way there, you’re highly
unlikely to be disappointed.
Middle Branch is just one piece of
Petraske’s cocktail legacy, and one
definitely worth checking out.
154 E 33rd St
btwn 3rd & Lex Ave
You Should Know When
You Are Shopping For
Laser Hair Removal
is the Owner/
ESFIRsalon and a
Nurse at New York Methodist
Hospital in Brooklyn. She has a
masters degree in nursing
and two certifi cations;
one for electrolysis and
one for laser hair removal.
What do we need to know about laser hair removal in general?
Laser hair removal is not for everyone. The best laser hair removal machines
will not work for anyone who doesn’t have hair DARK in pigment and THICK
in texture. Laser hair removal is permanent REDUCTION which guarantees
for minimal regrowth if done by a specialist utilizing a state of the art machine.
How to choose between electrolysis and laser hair removal?
Electrolysis is the oldest and the only FDA approved method for PERMA-
NENT hair removal. Unfortunately due to the technique, having one hair
follicle zapped at a time, it becomes a costly and tedious commitment. It is
primarily used for permanently removing hair from smaller areas such as face
and hairs that have grown back after numerous laser procedures.
And finally, tell us about ESFIRsalon and what inspired you to open it?
ESFIRsalon is a boutique style salon which specializes in all forms of hair removal
methods. We specialize in waxing, electrolysis, threading and laser hair,
to allow our clients know which method will suit them best. As a nurse I assess
my clients on a deeper level because abnormal hair growth is a concern
for everyone. At ESFIRsalon we provide our clients with an in-depth consultation
and ensure the best method to guarantee their satisfaction.
303 5th Ave, Suite 803
between 31st & 32nd St
ESFIRsalon - Laser Hair
Removal & Waxing
March 7 – 8pm to 9:30pm
Slattery’s Midtown Pub - 8 East 36th Street. #3
We’ll be hosting the most exciting
Friends Trivia event to ever occur in
NYC since Monica and Rachel lost
their apartment to Joey and Chandler
back in Season 4. FREE
Meet, Plan, Go!
March 8 - 6:30pm to 9pm
The Penny Farthing - 103 3rd Ave @ 13th St
Meet experts and learn about
“Choosing Travel Itineraries With a
Purpose”. We will be talking about
volunteering, working, and fi nding
meaningful things to do on your career
break so that you can make the
most of your time away. FREE
Cupcakes, Cosmos, Conversation
March 11 - 12:30pm to 2pm
The Open Center - 22 East 30th Street
Join us in celebrating Women’s History
Month during this fun, interactive
and inspiring event. We’ll kick off the
afternoon with cupcakes and cosmos
to help get the conversation fl owing
and continue with inspirational stories.
Museum Girl’s World
March 12 - 11:30am
The Morgan Library & Museum - 225 Madison Ave
Museum Girl’s World expands the
horizons of young women and girls
of color by holding space for cultural
appreciation, celebration and exploration
of museums. FREE
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March Madness Bracket Week
Between March 14 - March 17
Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C.
23 Vanderbilt Avenue (Park Ave & 43rd St)
Locals, visitors, college basketball enthusiasts
and all customers who purchase
a food or beverage item at
the restaurant’s bar located on the
west balcony the iconic Grand Central
Terminal, can fi ll out a free March
Madness bracket. Prizes include dinner
for two, golf putters signed by
Michael Jordan, $100 & $23 Gold
Michael Jordan Gift Coins and more!
March 21 – 8pm to 9:30pm
Stone Creek Bar and Lounge - 140 E. 27th
Street (btwn 3rd Ave & Lex)
“March 21st, the fi rst day of spring.
You know? Spring. Rejuvenation. Rebirth.
Everything’s blooming. All that
crap.”Join us for Seinfeld “The First
Day of Spring” Trivia at Stone Creek
Nordic Book Club
March 29 – 6pm
Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue
Read and discuss Scandinavian literature
in translation as part of Nordic
Book Club – ASF’s newest literary
series. Discussions typically take place
the last Tuesday of the month in the
Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia
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