Video: Snapshots of New York City

I hadn’t planned on making a video while I was in New York. I really just wanted to roam around, take some pictures, and soak in my surroundings. I didn’t want to be bogged down with spending lots of time planning, shooting, and making sure I had all the necessary shots. But I guess after […]

Bathtub Gin: Not Your Average NYC Bar

Stone Street Coffe Company and Bathtub Gin

What’s better than going to a gin-based bar with some girlfriends in New York City? Going to a secret gin-based bar with some girlfriends in New York City. My hostel dorm mate came back one evening and was talking about how she had gone to this really cool bar that served mainly gin-mixed drinks and […]

Free Things to Do in New York City

Free things to do in New York City

When I travel, there’s a four-letter word that begins with the letter F that I love hearing. No, not THAT four-letter F word! I’m talking about the one that gives many of us so much joy and doesn’t require very much from us. If you haven’t figured it out already my friends, I’m talking about […]

Photo Essay: Street-Art in New York City

Street art along the Highline

Earlier this week, I posted a write up about the street art scene in the East Village and the Lower East Side. I talked about the difference between graffiti (ego driven, inward thinking) and street-art (enhancing the vibrancy of an area, outward thinking), and how street-art has helped those two particular areas evolve into the […]

New York City: Street-Art in the East Village & Lower East Side

Street Art in New York City, Tony Goldman Wall

The Lower East Side of Manhattan is one of the oldest and most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in the city, with Irish, Germans, Italians, Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish communities all having a sizeable population and presence in the area over the course of the last century. In the past few decades the area has seen a […]