NYC

A Guide to Taking Yourself Out on the Town

A Guide to Taking Yourself Out on the Town

Initial order of business: I needed to take myself out. Just me. Alone. Happily embracing the silence and solitude. Okay, maybe not silence. This is NYC after all. 1. Plan it Out…but Not Too Much I don’t like to meticulously plan things out as much […]

Poe Cottage in The Bronx

Poe Cottage in The Bronx

Poe is a big deal to me. His work has always provided an eloquent gothic escape. I knew of his tragic history and read the in-depth biography of his life, but there isn’t anything quite like being in his home, walking his stairs, peering into […]

New Obsession: Cobble Hill

New Obsession: Cobble Hill

If community gardens and incredibly cute alleys are your thing, then I can see promising potential in our future friendship. Cobble Hill, a quiet neighborhood near Downtown Brooklyn, is teeming with aesthetic appeal. This small town also has the surprising ability to turn a bad […]

Exploring  DUMBO

Exploring DUMBO

I’m quite certain many people don’t even know what DUMBO’s acronym stands for: Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Back when Brooklyn was becoming the hyped up scene it is today, (for hipsters and trust-fund babies anyway), Dumbo seemed to be the first neighborhood everyone […]

A  Day  in  Coney  Island

A Day in Coney Island

This place is my escape; the island I run off to, (when Tahiti is simply not an option). Located on Brooklyn’s most southern point and just a short subway ride away is Coney Island. Whenever I play tour guide for my friends, I tell them […]

An  Ode  to  Bensonhurst

An Ode to Bensonhurst

This is my hometown. It shelters me and encourages me to see beyond the surfacing peripheries. I hear her many sweet dialects and tongues, from the babbling toddlers of Seth Low to the bustling shouts of 86th Street’s bazaar. Where Latin pop muffles alongside Italian […]

Greek  Jewish  Festival  2018

Greek Jewish Festival 2018

In the spirit of adjoining cultures and traditions, the wonderful people at Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, has once again presented us with the Greek Jewish Festival. The Romaniote is a very distinct group of Greek-speaking Jews whose history […]

MoMA

MoMA

After getting back from my crazy, fun, breathtaking, unimaginable, spiritual trip to Israel, you wouldn’t think I’d need to soak in any new culture for a while. But, I’ve recently made it my mission to explore at least one new part of NYC every week […]

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 2018

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 2018

Last Friday I went to Chinatown in hopes of capturing some exciting shots during the Lunar New Year Festival. 2018 falls into the year of the dog, which, according to Chinese Zodiac, symbolizes personality and fortune. Celebrants of all creeds and ages came to applaud […]

Central Park Treasures

Central Park Treasures

There’s nothing quite like Central Park in the wintertime. I’m not talking about the ice-skating rink or this year’s Winter Jam. I’m talking about the lesser-known gems this park holds. I won’t go so far to suggest these are hidden treasures, (cinematic classics and corny rom-coms have scouted these […]