The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Tribeca, NY for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Tribeca, NY can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Tribeca, NY, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
The Darien Arts Center is thrilled to host the return screening of the Short Cuts Film Festival, a collection of award-winning short narrative and documentary films curated from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.The screening, a JIB Productions event, will take place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio on Friday, November 10th at 7pm. It will be followed by a live, in-person conversation between Olivia Levine, writer of one of the featured films, and Nancy Diamond, producer...
The Darien Arts Center is thrilled to host the return screening of the Short Cuts Film Festival, a collection of award-winning short narrative and documentary films curated from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
The screening, a JIB Productions event, will take place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio on Friday, November 10th at 7pm. It will be followed by a live, in-person conversation between Olivia Levine, writer of one of the featured films, and Nancy Diamond, producer and host of Short Cuts. Following a screening at the Westport Library, this is a can’t-miss opportunity to see award-winning, thought-provoking and buzzworthy films from Darien.
Six short narrative films will be shown and include:
My Eyes are Up Here, directed by Nathan Morris. In it two first-date lovers are driven by the strengths, flaws and humor of the disabled partner. This film has received press and accolades for depicting disabled people in a romantic story.
Starling, winner of Best Animated Short at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, directed by Mitra Shahidi. Starling, the spirit of a mischievous little girl, shoots down from the heavens to spend her birthday with her family. Director Shahidi is a story artist at Pixar and the passing of her childhood friend inspired the story.
A Fox in the Night shares a South London story in which opposites attract, appearances deceive and bravery reaps rewards. Keeran Anwar Blessie serves as director, screenwriter, producer and star of this London Critics Circle Film Awards winner and BAFTA longlisted film.
The Sperm Bank Sperm Bank is a comedic short depicting the true story of writer and star Rob Scerbo, in which 23-year-old Rob, newly diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer, must now take the first big step...utilize a cup to protect a future he isn't sure exists. Media has called this a “one to watch” of the festival.
In Konpa by Al'lkens Plancher, features the beautiful story of a young Haitian-American learns how to dance Konpa to impress his crush. Al’Ikens Plancher, a Haitian writer and director, uses the film as a true love letter to his culture.
Let Liv directed by Erica Rose. In this film, a young alcoholic woman attends an AA meeting with her partner and unexpectedly runs into her estranged mother – forcing her to confront demons from her past. Actress Christine Taylor stars in this short film and our guest speaker, Olivia Levine, is the screenwriter.
JIB Productions, a Westport-based not-for-profit arts organization, produces Short Cuts, its annual fall film series and is also known throughout Fairfield County for its flagship lunchtime theater series Play With Your Food.
The DAC Weatherstone Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road , behind the Town Hall in Darien. Tickets for the Short Cuts Film Festival screening are $25 for adults and $15 for students at darienarts.org. Content is suitable for mature audiences. For questions, call (203) 655-8683.
The temporary pleasures of each season in New York work in tandem with the drudgeries. Glorious spring requires daunting rainstorms; warming summer means exhausting heat waves; golden autumn loses the sunlight; and glistening winter turns to slush. All are part of the experience of dining out in New York, but when the skies are clear, the temperature just right and the din of the city subsides, there are few lovelier places to be while enjoying a fine meal.On just such an evening was I seated outside with friends at the new Caliza on ...
The temporary pleasures of each season in New York work in tandem with the drudgeries. Glorious spring requires daunting rainstorms; warming summer means exhausting heat waves; golden autumn loses the sunlight; and glistening winter turns to slush. All are part of the experience of dining out in New York, but when the skies are clear, the temperature just right and the din of the city subsides, there are few lovelier places to be while enjoying a fine meal.
On just such an evening was I seated outside with friends at the new Caliza on cobblestoned Greenwich Street in TriBeCa, a neighborhood of low density and fine views east and west. Inside, at 7:30, the dining room proved a bit too loud, and rush hour was over, so the only sounds we heard al fresco were of people strolling by or having a good meal of modern Mexican cuisine.
The interior is airy, bright and done in a variety of oak and pine, with sand colored floor tiles and ceiling lamps in straw baskets. Along with a striking folkloric mural by Claudio Limon. (Caliza “Next Door” is a take-out shop.)
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Chef Daniel Mendoza, from Mexico City and self-taught, is the Culinary Director at Caliza, and he has wide experience learning international cuisines including Korean, Thai, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian and Peruvian foods, with stints at Daniel Humm’s Eleven Madison Park, the Nomad Hotel and Aska, which are the kinds of highly progressive restaurants that imbue his work at Caliza.
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So there is guacamole and tacos and quesadillas on the menu, but none that you are likely to have tasted before. There is also, as you can imagine, a broad selection of cocktails that includes Sangre De Jamaica Tequila (Emperical Ayuuk, hibiscus tea, lime) and Morelos(Reposado Tequila, mezcal, Palo Santo, Smoke Oaks) I would recommend trying.
That guacamole ($17) is a flourish of colors, with pepita salsa macha, serrano, cilantro and blue corn tostadas, and, since raw fish is now requisite as a ceviche in Mexican restaurants, the aguachile negro of striped bass, black sesame, leche de tigre, habanero and cucumber ($21) had just the right balance of tangy citrus and aromatic spices. So, too, a generous portion of scallop ceviche ($22) teems with guanabana leche de tigre, habanero, daikon, elderberries and herbed oil drizzle.
I chose the carnitas tacos of juicy pork confit with young coconut, avocado, radish, pepita and salsa macha ($14), which showed the kitchen’s care in making sure all textures are distinct and add to the whole dish. Tlayuda de hongos ($18) was topped with huitlacoche, wild mushrooms, sweet baby corn, a dash of hot horseradish crema and queso fresco white cheese to cool things down. Camarones ($16 ) are marinated shrimp with black beans, queso chihuahua, hoja santa and pico de gallo. Chicken tacos ($16) get a treatment of guajillo chili and cucumber. Flavors repeat, but in varying degrees, so that you don’t get dishes enchiladas all made the same except for a protein.
Larger plates, all with warm crisp tortillas, include branzino La Talla ($45) with chile cascabal, adobo, garlic aïoli and crisp watercress. Pollo asado ($32), a classic that is often a rather bland dish, is given complexity from a charred tomatillo salsa, pearl onions, rainbow radish and cilantro.
For dessert ($12) you must have the churros—or, at least, I must always have the churros if they’re on the menu—piping hot cylindrical fritters with dark Mexican chocolate.
As the sun set softly over the Hudson River and the city’s lights came on, there we were, satisfied in so many ways that went well beyond the food and the wine.
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Excavation is progressing at 14 White Street, the site of a seven-story residential building in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca East Historic District. Designed by NAVA and DXA Stud...
Excavation is progressing at 14 White Street, the site of a seven-story residential building in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca East Historic District. Designed by NAVA and DXA Studios and developed by 14 White Street Property Owner LLC, the 30,000-square-foot structure will yield ten condominium units ranging from 1,200-square-foot two-bedroom homes to four-bedroom layouts spanning 4,000 square feet, as well as 3,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and cellar. Central is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by White Street to the south and Sixth Avenue to the east.
The asphalt surface of the former parking lot has been fully unearthed since our last update in December, when work was just getting underway on the triangular site. Recent photos show a lone excavator working below street level alongside a piling machine, which has begun to drive steel columns into the earth in preparation for the formation of the foundations. Work should continue below grade for the remainder of the year, followed by the rise of the new superstructure sometime in early 2024.
Renderings of 14 White Street depict an earth-toned façade composed of angular bronze panels adorned with an etched diamond pattern framing a grid of floor-to-ceiling windows. The design offers a modern take on the neighborhood’s cast iron past, with a palette that blends naturally with the surrounding context.
14 White Street will house two units per level on floors two through five, with full-floor units on the sixth and seventh stories. One of the upper units will be a penthouse with private outdoor space. Amenities include a communal roof terrace. The structure is also being engineered to ultra-efficient passive building standards.
An anticipated completion date of March 2024 is posted on site, though YIMBY expects the project to wrap up sometime closer to the end of next year.
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The affordable housing lottery has launched for 73-65 Yellowstone Boulevard, an 11-story residential building in Forest Hills, Queens. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Slate Property Group and Grobman-Gross Properties, the structure yields 166 apartments. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 50 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $94,286 to $198,250.
Apartments have kitchens finished with Bosch stainless steel appliances, marble gray porcelain countertops and backsplashes, warm gray lacquer and wood cabinets, and soft-closing hardware. Primary bathrooms have honed gray travertine marble walls, oak vanities with oversized sinks, and Grohe brushed nickel fixtures. Units also come with washers and dryers.
Amenities include a lounge, fitness center, an outdoor common terrace, rooftop terrace, sun deck, bike storage, on-site parking, package room, and a doorman. Tenants are responsible for electricity.
At 130 percent of the AMI, there are 36 one-bedrooms with a monthly rent ranging from $2,750 to $3,000 for incomes ranging from $94,286 to $165,230, and 14 two-bedrooms with a monthly rent of $3,599 for incomes ranging from $123,395 to $198,250.
Prospective renters must meet income and household size requirements to apply for these apartments. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than November 6, 2023.
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Did Jessel Taank put Tribeca on the map?The “Real Housewives of New York City” star certainly feels like she made the Lower Manhattan neighborhood popular, as she explains on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.“Hello, I made it relevant,” she says facetiously before invoking a “Mean Girls” quote to punctuate her claim.“I made fetch happen with Tribeca!”...
Did Jessel Taank put Tribeca on the map?
The “Real Housewives of New York City” star certainly feels like she made the Lower Manhattan neighborhood popular, as she explains on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.
“Hello, I made it relevant,” she says facetiously before invoking a “Mean Girls” quote to punctuate her claim.
“I made fetch happen with Tribeca!”
During the Aug. 13 episode of “RHONY” Season 14 — rebooted with an entirely new cast — Taank met up with frenemy Erin Lichy for coffee to discuss residual tension from a dramatic girls’ trip to the Hamptons.
But new beef emerged when Taank inadvertently dissed Tribeca, NYC’s trendy enclave that many celebrities — including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Bethenny Frankel and Lichy, 36, herself — have called home.
“A couple of my friends are moving to Tribeca,” the British expat told Lichy. “This neighborhood is really up and coming.”
Lichy, a real estate agent, was confounded by Taank’s assessment.
“It’s there,” she asserted, prompting Taank to further question Tribeca’s pertinence.
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“Is it there? I mean, I feel like it still needs the restaurants,” she said, adding, “I feel like there’s still a lot of potential.”
During her “Virtual Reali-Tea” chat, Taank admits that she had a little fun getting under Lichy’s skin.
“I knew in that moment how to piss Erin off. And I think that was the lightbulb that went off in my head because, like, ‘Ah, I’m basically insulting a realtor about where she lives and about where she thinks the hottest neighborhood in New York City is,’” she says.
“And it was a little bit of an a-ha moment, [me asking her], ‘Is it there?’”
Taank — who resides in Chelsea with her husband, Pavit Randhawa, and their 2-year-old twin sons, Kai and Rio — now understands that Tribeca has a highly sought-after zip code.
“I do get the cache,” she says.
However, the fashion publicist is still puzzled by the attraction.
“I grew up in England, I lived in LA, I lived in New York, I spent some time in Asia,” she notes. “And so when I walk around Tribeca, I’m like, ‘Why would people pay $50 million to live in a one-bedroom warehouse? I don’t get it.’”
Taank points out that she believes Tribeca has made improvements since she and Lichy filmed that infamous scene last year.
“It’s definitely become better, I would have to say. Like, the restaurant scene and all of that, the parks,” she observes.
“But for me, I didn’t get it. I really didn’t. I didn’t get it. I was just so confused.”
Taank’s filter-free analysis of Tribeca earned her a fervent fan base — “I’m blown away,” she says of the love and support she receives online — but she has become aware of the pride New Yorkers take in where they live.
“A comment like that was such a throwaway comment to me. And it’s funny how New Yorkers really take things personally,” she says, acknowledging netizens who’ve challenged her opinions about Tribeca.
“You really sort of see how proud they are of where they live and their zip codes, and it started a debate that we’re still talking about it now, like, almost 13 weeks after the fact.”
And it seems as though Taank’s remarks never left Lichy, who has since moved uptown.
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Jen Shah had a “Shah-mazing” 50th birthday — even though she spent it in prison.
The “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” alum’s husband, Sharrieff Shah, took to his wife’s Instagram page Thursday to let fans know that she was “showered with love” and “comforted” on her “special day.”
“I contacted 50 of her family members and closest friends and asked them to write a birthday text or message to me, and I would give it to her,” Sharrieff, 52, explained in the selfie-style video, not revealing whether any of Jen’s former co-stars were among those enlisted.
Jen’s reaction to the notes was “more than [Sharrieff] could have ever imagined.”
He said the two spoke on the phone for 10 minutes and that she “cried and cried tears of joy and appreciation for at least six and a half minutes.”
“And all I kept saying was, ‘See, baby, we love you more than you think. You’ve not been forgotten,'” he shared.
Sharrieff then read portions of three of the letters his wife received.
One of his “dear friends” who “got to know [Jen] really, really well” wrote, “Focus on your highest good in everything you do. Maintain peace and harmony within your inner being, and [do] not allow outside circumstances to disturb your day of happiness. It is your 50th birthday. The numbers will change, but who you are deep inside will always remain the same: beautiful, limitless, wonderful, creative, strong and capable.”
The next message — which came from one of Jen’s “close health care providers who’s been with her for a number of years now” — read, “Time and distance does not diminish the space you have in my heart. I’m with you today and always. As birthdays are a celebration of spirit, I celebrate who you are: a beautiful human inside and out.”
Sharrieff also shared a note written by Jen’s sister, who encouraged the former Bravolebrity to “adjust [her] crown” and “keep on pressing on regardless of these stumbling blocks and hurdles that stand in [her] way.”
She added, “You got this, and I got you for life. I love you, and I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to have the biggest birthday bash when you come home.”
Sharrieff — who is the special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach at the University of Utah — admitted that although he and Jen are “not where [he] thought they would be” on such a milestone occasion in her life, he can say “with complete conviction that [they] are exactly where God intended [them] to be.”
“So for that,” he made sure to add, “I’m humbled and continually grateful.”
The Shahs share two sons: Sharrieff Jr., 29, and Omar, 20.
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Though Jen was originally ordered to spend the next six and a half years behind bars for running a decade-long, nationwide telemarketing scheme targeting the elderly and vulnerable, she had her sentence reduced by a year in March and is now expected to be released in August 2028.
Though she vehemently maintained her innocence, she ended up changing her plea to guilty in July 2022, at which point prosecutors dropped the conspiracy to commit money laundering charge.
As Page Six exclusively reported, the ex-“Housewife” completed a mandatory anger management course in July.
June 8, 2023Key to the City of New York to Honor De Niro’s Decades of Contribution to Acting and Critical Real-Life Role Revitalizing Post 9/11 Lower Manhattan NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams yesterday awarded a Key to the City of New York to legendary actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Festival Robert De Niro for his lifetime of achievement and service to New York. Mayor Adams presented the key to De Niro as they celebrated the actor and philanthropist’s decades of contrib...
June 8, 2023
Key to the City of New York to Honor De Niro’s Decades of Contribution to Acting and Critical Real-Life Role Revitalizing Post 9/11 Lower Manhattan
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams yesterday awarded a Key to the City of New York to legendary actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Festival Robert De Niro for his lifetime of achievement and service to New York. Mayor Adams presented the key to De Niro as they celebrated the actor and philanthropist’s decades of contribution to film and over 20 years since the founding of the Tribeca Festival.
“From ‘Mean Streets’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Goodfellas,’ Robert De Niro’s work remains an iconic part of New York City, as much as he is himself,” said Mayor Adams. “Robert has starred in, directed, or produced over 140 movies, received two Academy Awards, and delivered art that will stand the test of time. Despite his success, Robert has never forgotten his roots as a lifelong New Yorker, co-founding the Tribeca Festival and helping revitalize and reenergize our city after 9/11. Thanks to him, New York City will continue to be the place to film, produce and make television and movies for years to come. For his decades of contribution to film and philanthropic support of New York City, I am honored to present Robert De Niro with a Key to the City of New York.”
“The true key to the city is its people,” said Robert De Niro. “I’m honored to accept this recognition on behalf of my eight and a half million neighbors.”
“Robert De Niro is a visionary. He saw the potential for a massive resurrection of Tribeca and the possibility of creating a new city within a city,” said Martin Scorsese. “Bob did this while still being devoted over the years to his craft of acting, and along the way greatly supporting the arts – not only in the city, but worldwide and remaining prominent in much-needed political and social activism. Now, the Tribeca Festival is an indomitable institution and a beacon, and Tribeca itself is the most vibrant, alive location. It is the place to be and will continue to grow.
De Niro, a born and bred New Yorker, is one of the most celebrated actors of all time. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Golden Lion, the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. His iconic films span decades, including “The Godfather Part II,” which won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1974. His longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film “Raging Bull.” De Niro’s notable film credits include “Mean Streets,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “The King of Comedy,” “Goodfellas,” “A Bronx Tale,” “Heat,” and “The Irishman,” to name just a few.
Along with acting, De Niro is producer, director, and co-founder of the Tribeca Festival. In the aftermath of 9/11, De Niro’s contribution to Lower Manhattan and the launch of the Tribeca Festival in 2002 were instrumental in revitaltizing New York City’s economy and cultural landscape. For over 20 years, the annual Tribeca Festival has been a leading voice in media — ranging from film and TV to shorts and music — maintaining New York City’s reputation as a global cultural hub.
The Key to the City of New York was first awarded in 1702 by New York City Mayor Phillip French, when he offered "Freedom of the City" to Viscount Edward Cornbury, the then governor of New York and New Jersey. By the mid-1800s, it became customary to award the Key to the City of New York as a direct symbol of the city’s wish that a guest feel free to come and go at will. Today, the Key to the City of New York is a beloved symbol of civic recognition and gratitude reserved for individuals whose service to the public and the common good rises to the highest level of achievement.