The Secret Train Car in Bloomingdale’s

The other day, I was searching for restaurants around midtown when something came up on my phone that seemed too good to be true. I headed into Bloomingdale’s… …Passed through clothing floor after clothing floor… …Got lost… …Somehow found myself in housewares on the fifth floor… …and finally, found this staircase: I started up the stairs… …and arrived at the ... Read More »

The Long Death of the Sad Little Diner On West Street

One of my favorite diners in New York is so small, you could literally blink and miss it while driving north on West Street. And it’s understandable – tucked in between two auto repair shops in the shadow of a large tree, it almost looks like it doesn’t want to be bothered with such trivialities as customers and business. Read More »

A Surprise In The Freight Entrance

Last Friday, I was walking down West 37th Street off of Eight Avenue when I happened to pass by this freight entrance (you can see a man wheeling something out of it below). There are a zillion unremarkable freight elevator entrances on 37th Street, and normally I wouldn’t look twice… But something caught my eye about this one… Read More »

The Best Fast Food Burger In NYC – Petey’s Burger!

One of the few job perks of being a location scout: the studio gives us $10 for lunch. Woo! The Scout Lunch is a look at some of my favorite restaurants in New York to spend that $10 at. Those in the know call it the In’N’Out of Queens. That alone should merit a trip to Astoria to what I ... Read More »