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BY Vanessa Martir (@La_Loba_Lives) I haven’t been able to write since finding out my boy, Will Alicea, died two days ago. Well, no, that’s not entirely true. When I found out, I was sitting in the library in Brooklyn, the same library I went to as a kid, where I learned to love books and [...]
Written by Sherry Mazzocchi William Alicea—better known to most of Upper Manhattan as Will TeeZ died this past Wed., Jan. 16th. Alicea was widely known and loved. Still, despite his being a long-time Washington Heights resident, I’d never met him. I only became aware of him after seeing Facebook posts about his illness. I watched [...]
By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — They came from all walks of life to pay their respects: friends, relatives and neighbors mourning together with fellow clothing designers and dog-lovers. Whatever their differences, scores of Inwood residents came together as one Sunday to say good-bye to Will Alicea, the popular artist known as Will Teez. [...]
By Carla Zanoni, DNAinfo Social Media Editor INWOOD — Will Alicea, a popular and respected Inwood artist, has died. Alicea, best known as Will Teez for his line of neighborhood-centric clothing, died Wednesday in his Park Terrace East apartment after meeting with a group of family and friends, according to a friend. He recently had [...]
Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi At a recent dinner party, William Alicea told his guests that doctors said he had cancer again. Now, he’s undergoing outpatient chemotherapy treatments. This summer, Alicea was treated for leukemia at Mount Sinai Hospital. Hundreds of northern Manhattan residents—and even strangers from farther away—contributed to his Indiegogo campaign [...]
First off, hello and happy Tuesday!! I wanted to write this letter to all my people because I honestly feel that without y’all, I wouldn’t be here. The love and support you have shared with me saved my life. So now I share my life with you. I love all of you and like a [...]
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Hosts Lyana Fernandez and Eric Vetter invite you to a night of MUSIC, COMEDY & PERFORMANCES in celebration of a very special lion on his 40th birthday. The event will take place at Le Chéile (839 W. 181st St) on Tuesday, August 7th at 7pm. $10 COVER goes to WiLL TeeZ fund: www.indiegogo.com/willteez RSVP: http://facebook.com/events/WillTeeZ-BDayParty [...]
Rally to assist Inwood artist Will (Will Teez) Alicea, battling leukemia at Mt. Sinai Medical Center | NY Daily News
By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A beloved Inwood artist recently diagnosed with leukemia isn’t letting his life-altering illness keep his spirits down. “I’m trying to blow through this and get back in the world,” Will Alicea told the Daily News by phone from his bed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Alicea [...]
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Yesterday, the news that beloved local artist and entrepreneur, Will TeeZ, was battling Leukemia rocked many in the Uptown community. To say that Will TeeZ is a fixture in the Inwood community, is a massive understatement. Will TeeZ has been an integral part of the Uptown creative community for years now. To meet Will is [...]
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By Carolina Pichardo Q. Will Teez in the flesh! A. My name is Will Alicea. How you doing? Q. How long have you been Uptown? A. I’ve been Uptown since grade school. Lived in a couple of other places, but Inwood has pretty much been it. I love it up here. I’ve seen the neighborhood [...]