I am inspired by weird shapes and textures. I am inspired by small pieces of larger preexisting things such as a toggle closure on a coat or a buckle on a shoe. Also, I have always loved all things Art Deco – like Art Deco in its heyday and the relationship between the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts design movement relative to Art Deco.
By Leyla Shamayeva New Yorkers are tough, so tough that the ice rinks around NYC are packed with skaters – even when sub-zero temperatures grace the city. What’s to love about the sport? A day on the ice offers you, your family, and your friends quality time gliding together […]
By Katie Donovan New York City: The city that never sleeps; the city where dreams are born, bred, and branded. While many people may grow up dreaming of moving away or chasing their dreams, they don’t always act on it. The impulse to flee and seek the unknown […]
By Denise Oliveira It took patience, music and Twitter to launch artist-author-musician Alan Robert’s career as an award-winning comic book creator. “I was about to self-publish in 2009 when a comic book writer I really admire noticed me on Twitter and that led to a contract with IDW,” […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Williamsburg, Brooklyn is known for great shops, restaurants and individuals using all available outdoor space to express their artistic point of view. I spent the morning in the neighborhood shopping for the holiday season and taking pictures along the way. This is a great area […]
He’s an award-winning chef who, after 40 years in the business, still gets up at 5:30 am to make croissants. Jean-Jacques Bernat, the owner of Provence en Boite in Brooklyn now employs a pastry chef, but he is still intimately involved in the daily workings of his restaurant and pastry shop.
By Denise Oliveira Where in New York City can you see an art exhibit about Jewish gangsters, rub shoulders with a food writer from The New York Times, and eat all the baked goods you could possibly desire? At this Saturday’s (Oct. 25) bake sale to benefit the […]
She worked in film, and never thought she’d write a cookbook. But then she started a food blog, and everything changed. “I’ve always been attracted to stories, and it turns out a cookbook is just a way to tell a story. Every recipe has its narrative,” says Ana Sofia Peláez, whose new cookbook, The Cuban Table, published by St. Martin’s Press hits bookstores on Oct. 28. Earlier this month, we spoke with Brooklyn-based Ana about her personal story, her blog, Hungry Sofia, and her upcoming book. Below, she shares one of her favorite recipes from the book, Arroz con Pollo.
By Denise Oliveira Living in the City – especially in Manhattan – it’s easy to forget all about Halloween until the day actually arrives and the West Village is inundated with costumed adults eager to show off their creativity. But it’s worth making time to take a stroll […]
As the temperature drops, the sun sets earlier, and the leaves start changing colors, your cravings for mojitos and margaritas are probably giving way to something a little warmer, more earthy, autumnal.