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(Originally posted on SalsaNewYork
THE STORY OF SALSANEWYORK IN A NUTSHELL - by Steve Shaw Albert Torres presenting Manny Siverio and Steve Shaw their award at the 2004 West Coast Salsa Congress. Click here for more award photos. Running a salsa web site is a rather quiet job, in a way, so it's nice to get such a public recognition as we did at Albert Torres 2004 West Coast Salsa Congress. Between the two of us, we go back quite a few years, first on separate web sites (with lots of links between us) and then later together on SalsaNewYork.com. We're not exactly sure of these dates, but here's an approximate history: Late 1994 - Manny started the first On 2 dancers web site in NYC on SalsaWeb.com. It was the first ever "city page" on all of SalsaWeb.com worldwide. He created sections for NYC events, instructors and articles. 1996 - 1997 - Steve began giving out Xeroxes of On 2 mambo events and started an "email service" with mambo events and news. 1998 - Steve begin an internet calendar of On 2 events called NYCSalsa.com, and Manny and I worked together to divide up the job of covering the NY/NJ scene and provided many links between our 2 web sites. 1999 - NYCSalsa.com was changed to SalsaNewYork.com and we both continued to expand the features on our sites with complete links back and forth. 2001 - 2004 - Manny and I joined together on SalsaNewYork.com, added more sections about dancing On 2, creating what we think is probably the most comprehensive On 2 web site in the world. Of course, much of the information that we have is applicable to all forms of dancing to salsa.