Author Archives: Scout

Antique Dining Room Table/Desk For Sale

Hey everyone – My wife and I are in the midst of a big apartment move, and it’s looking like we’re going to have to say goodbye to our beloved old (antique?) dining room table. We’re going to put it on Craigslist, and I’m wondering if anyone out there can give us an idea of what it’s worth in the ... Read More »

The Best Construction Fence Ever In New York City

For the past week, I’ve been scouting dozens of construction sites around Brooklyn and Queens, which means I’ve been running into the same boring green fencing pretty much everywhere (specifically, “hunter green,” as per city requirements). As I was driving around, I was suddenly reminded of the best construction fencing I think I’ve ever seen in New York. It was ... Read More »

See Scout At The San Diego Comic-Con This Thursday!

Hey everyone – Just reminder that I’ll be speaking this Thursday in the Hollywood Location Scouts panel at Comic-Con! From the program: Working closely with the director and production designer, location scouts are the artists who translate the script into reality by exploring the world to figure out exactly where the movies and TV shows should be made. Six location ... Read More »

This Is What The Top Of New York Looks Like

In case you’ve ever wondered what the top of New York looks like, here it is! Last weekend, some friends and I hiked the 7.4 mile trail up Mount Marcy. Located in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, the summit of Mount Marcy is officially the highest point in New York state at 5,343 feet. The views are absolutely ... Read More »

A Peek Inside The World’s Largest Armory

There is nothing more seemingly antithetical to New York than its armories. In a city where every building strains toward the heavens without much of a thought to width, New York’s armories brazenly buck the trend by being massively wide and extremely squat – which is one of the reasons I love them so much. My favorite of all is ... Read More »

Scouting NY at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!

Hey guys – Thrilled to announce that I’ll be participating in the Hollywood Location Scouts panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego! Organized in association with the Location Managers Guild of America, also appearing will be fellow scouts/managers… Scott Trimble (Terminator: Genisys, Jurassic World) Stephenson Crossley (Fear the Walking Dead, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) Stacey McGillis (Guardians of ... Read More »

Drying Your Clothes The Old (Old!) Fashioned Way on the Upper West Side

This past weekend, I was scouting one of those gargantuan pre-war beauties along Riverside Drive. While in the basement, I accidentally walked into the laundry room and stumbled upon the coolest thing… Check out these amazing laundry drying cabinets, easily 100+ years old! Each slot features a vertical rack that slides out, with numerous rungs for clothes. I’m guessing this ... Read More »

Tour The Incredible Valencia Movie Palace This Saturday!!

Just learned that the Tabernacle of Prayer church will be offering a rare tour of the unbelievable Valencia movie palace (read my full post here) THIS SATURDAY, June 6th, at 11am! My advice? GO! Tours are by appointment only! Contact Sister Forbes at 718-657-4210 ext. 20 on either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week between the hours of 10a ... Read More »