Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Secret World on the Upper West Side: A Trip Down Pomander Walk


When you first turn onto West 95th Street from Broadway, it seems like pretty much any Upper West Side block: a few apartment buildings, some fire escapes, a tree or two…Nothing in particular to catch the eye. In fact, I’m not even sure how many trips down the street it took before I finally noticed the gate. At first glance, ... Read More »

And To Think That I Saw Bees On Mulberry Street


I was just going through an old hard drive when I came across some pictures of one of the odder things I think I’ve ever come across scouting… Last August, I was scouting around Little Italy when I suddenly noticed a crowd of people forming at the corner of Mulberry & Grand. On closer inspection, it appeared they were engulfed ... Read More »

Escape From New York: Roadtrip Pennsylvania!


Looking to get out of the city, but not sure where to go? I’m a big fan of mini-roadtripping outside of New York, and this day-long excursion to Pennsylvania is one of my all-time favorites. Here’s the itinerary. ROADTRIP PENNSYLVANIA Destination #1: Yuengling Brewery – 501 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA First stop on the agenda is the Yuengling Brewery, the ... Read More »

Stumbling Upon An Underground River In Manhattan


For the longest time, I’ve been fascinated by the fact that underground rivers are said to flow deep below Manhattan, many following the same path they’ve taken for hundreds of years. And, the other day, while scouting for evil villain lairs, I finally got to see one for myself. Read More »

A Note About The End Of The World

As Hurricane Sandy crossed over New York City, and my fiancee and I were hunkered down in our apartment hearing from all sides that the world was about to end, I wrote a post called “A Bad Day For New York,” featuring the various ways NY has been destroyed in Hollywood blockbusters. At that point, the news media was going ... Read More »