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Chronicles: Brooklyn’s Eye on Manhattan

  The Brooklyn promenade is without a doubt, one of the greatest sites in New York City. Forget for a second about the cobbled streets or gorgeous Gothic revival architecture of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood where it sits and instead, cast your eyes western, across the East River, and gaze upon one of the most famous and awe inspiring views ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Harlem, NY

  Millions of tourists flock to New York City each year but it is not often that they venture to Manhattan Island’s northernmost neighborhood, Harlem.   Originally settled in 1658 by Peter Stuyvesant under Dutch rule, Nieuw Haarlem was lush agricultural land distinctly separate from Nieuw Amsterdam at Manhattan’s southern tip. Since then, Harlem has seen many rises and falls, ... Read More »

Chronicles: Who is Cornelius Vanderbilt?

  The Vanderbilts are one of those mythic American families whose name invokes wealth, industrialism and power.   Patriarch of the Vanderbilt family, and one of the richest men to ever live, was Cornelius Vanderbilt, otherwise known as Commodore Vanderbilt, a nickname he received after he began operating ships. Uneducated, ruthless and shrewd Vanderbilt amassed a fortune which today would ... Read More »

Film Interview: Lena Dunham + Tribeca

  Lena Dunham is a rare find, a true New Yorker who still resides in the city where she was born and bred (we’ll forgive the sojourn to Oberlin College where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in creative writing). Currently, Dunham spends her time writing and directing independent films and features. In 2009, Dunham was chosen as one ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Hudson River Valley, NY

  The Hudson Valley outside of New York City is a gothic and often time’s mysterious place; filled with legends and myths, a location that holds much of America’s early history. It is here where one of the longest and widely seen episodes of ‘UFO activity’ ever took place; over 7000 pieces of documentation from the incident were collected from ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Pony, Melbourne

If you thought New York City bars partied hard well, trust us, they have nothing on Melbourne’s Pony whose tagline “Rockin’ ’til 7:00am!” is completely apropos.   Pony is a Melbourne staple, a grungy all-night rock bar known for its adventurous live programming and 2am headline slots. Hosting often free shows in its intimate upstairs venue and keeping the music ... Read More »

Chronicles: Fraunces Tavern

  The corner of Pearl and Broad streets has seen more history than most in New York City. There stands a stately mansion built in 1719, once home to one of the most prominent and controversial of early families, The Delanceys. The Delancey’s were real estate moguls in the early days of New York but when the Revolution came, pled ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Hangman’s Elm

Ever since the late 19thc, legends have been told about the large English elm in Washington Square Park. It has been called Hangman’s Elm or just simply, The Hanging Tree, and the story goes that traitors were hanged here during the Revolutionary War. In 1824, the Marquis de Lafayette is rumored to have witnessed the hanging of 20 highwaymen from ... Read More »

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