This month marks the launch of Lys, a sustainable clothing line based in Fort Greene.  Designer Lizzy Seklir, who grew up in Manhattan, but has been living in Brooklyn for fifteen years says the borough has played a large part in her design aesthetic, “I see a confident use of materials in Brooklyn, whether it’s […]

maidstone interior

August 20, 2009 When the waitress offered me a plate of caviar-topped Swedish Raraka surrounded by clouds of crème fraîche, I knew this would be a memorable anniversary meal. The potato cakes were like crispy designer chips threaded with onion, the caviar was salty, and the crème kept it all cool with a hint of […]

Surfing Ditch Plains

Montauk was recently ranked number eight out of the Ten Best Surf Towns in America by Surfer Magazine, much to the chagrin of local surfers. Although it’s no secret that surfers are territorial and secretive, the ocean is a vast and limitless beast, and if you’re just starting out you don’t need to surf the […]


What: Montauk Rummage Sale When: Saturdays, 9:00am-12pm Where: Community Church, Montauk, NY Why: In a town known for its enclave of Bohemian artists and salty fisherman, you’ll be sure to find an abundance of intriguing castoffs at the rummage sale. Hosted every weekend from Memorial to Labor Day by volunteers of the Community Church, the […]

Hither Hills

There’s something much more awesome and intimate about discovering a place from the seat of a bike. Pedaling around the turn to find a secluded stretch of beach, no car engine muffling out the sound of waves crashing against the shore. So it is here in Montauk, Long Island, where two wheels are far better […]

Central Park is still bare of buds, but if you’re ready to say so long to winter, book your trip to Washington D.C., where pretty pink florals will have you humming spring around the rosey all the way back to New York. More than two million people will visit the nation’s capitol this year for […]

What: A Foraging tour with ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn When: Sunday March 22nd at 11:45am sharp Why: You need to weed through those extra food expenditures because you’re still blowing eight bucks on a bushel of greens that always ends up rotting in the bottom drawer of the fridge. It’s time to […]