A Day in Allentown, PA

Allentown has probably received very little attention since Billy Joel wrote the eponymous song in 1982. Once considered a historic architecture mecca of the area, in the last decade, Allentown has gained…

Wondering in Frenchtown, NJ

There’s a moment in the life of every to-be-creative town or neighborhood when the critical mass of tasteful and visually experienced individuals decide to act and create a new cultural hub. At a spark,…

A Day in Nyack, New York

The exploration was partly inspired by my curiosity to find a perfect car for the weekend explorations — this time I hopped on a Chevrolet Spark (more details about the car’s design &…

Walking Exploration of The Bronx

If you’ve travelled to every other part of New York City, if the airports are all closed, and the roads are washed out by the storm, you may consider taking the number two express train to the Bronx. Yes — the Bronx is the only borough in the city with a definite article in its name. There is Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and then there’s the Bronx.
Do not expect to find design shops, galleries, independent bookshops or espresso bars — the standard set of culture markers that we, urbanites, crave to connect with a place. What the Bronx offers instead, is plenty of visual material to understand the role of suburbia in a large city.

A Day in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Greenpoint is one of the most charming places in New York City. For as much multi-culturalism there is to enjoy in the city, this neighborhood proves that a decent difficulty of getting there yet extreme proximity to the center allows it to carve its own authentic style and rhythm, unaffected by the turmoil of Manhattan. It is home to outstanding restaurants, and coffee shops and now an emerging hub for refined design culture with boutique shops and markets popping up on every corner.

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