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Chronicles: The Legend of Five Points

“Let us go on again, and … plunge into the Five Points….We have seen no beggars in the streets by night or day, but of other kinds of strollers plenty. Poverty, wretchedness, and vice are rife enough where we are going now.” – Charles Dickens, American Notes  Never has a slum been so notorious as that of Five Points. So ... Read More »

Chronicles: Marie’s Crisis Cafe

Nestled in the tree lined Grove Street, in Greenwich Village, there is sits a white brick building with red trim. It stands out on the street full of mid-19th century townhouses not just because of its old fashioned sign and garish paint, but because late into the evenings, on any given night, the sounds of Broadway tunes can be heard ... Read More »

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 »

News: Ukraine Reveals its Treasures

A week from today, the Museum of Biblical Art will open it’s summer show entitled The Glory of Ukraine: Sacred Images from the 11th to the 19th Centuries. The exhibition “will survey the history of Ukrainian icons and their stylistic evolution over the centuries” through icons from the “collection of the oldest monastery in Ukraine, the Kyiv-Pecherskaya Lavra (or Monastery ... 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 »

News: Banksy Hits NYC

Banksy has finally hit NYC on his promotional tour for the film Exit Through the Gift Shop. You might recall that Exit Through the Gift Shop is the new Banksy movie in which the street artist turns the tables on a would-be documentary trying to chronicle his work. Two new Banksy pieces have been spotted, the first at Cedar and ... Read More »

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