New York

As our second home, New York is a place we have explored and know like the back of our hands. In these posts we’ll share the expected, but also the unexpected things this crazy town has to offer.

Little Italy, NYC without the Godfathers

Just the name, Little Italy conjures up images of mafia Godfathers, bottles of vino, great food and Italian flags. In many ways, all of these things are true, albeit stereotypical. But the Little Italy of today is a shadow of its formal self. Now more of a tourist attraction than a community, the real Italian enclaves are to be found in places like Howard Beach...

Street Art: Space Invader invades NYC

Space Invader, Paris’s pixel-punking street artist visited NYC for a brief sabbatical in 2015. Many of his pieces are still easily found around the city. Street art is synonymous with the streets of New York. What started in the 1960s and 70s as a form of protest has evolved from angsty self-expression to outright vandalism to what is now widely considered to...

Bedford Cheese Shop, Williamsburg, NY

There’s a strange, pungent odor wafting down Williamsburg’s main drag, Bedford. No, it’s not sun-baked urine, the crusty hippy busker or the college kids’ less-than-subtle marijuana intake. It’s coming from an Olde English-looking corner store – the Bedford Cheese Shop. The Bedford Cheese Shop is an anomaly in the modern retail landscape, where shops close faster...