Tag Archives: Leaving NY

Pirate Treasure at Dungeon Rock

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During the Thanksgiving break this year, I took some time to visit the Lynn Woods in Lynn Massachusetts, a beautiful nature reservation encompassing lakes, swamps, rock formations, a small mountain, endless woodland… …and, according to legend, a pirate treasure that has been buried for centuries. Growing up near Lynn, I’d always heard the stories about pirate treasure buried in the ... Read More »

The White Mana Diner

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Recently, I’ve been scouting New York looking for Detroit (don’t ask), a search that ultimately led to me to northern Jersey. As I was driving down down Tonnele Ave in Jersey City, I had to pull over and shoot what has to be one of the coolest diners I’ve ever come across, The White Mana Diner. Seriously, do diners get ... Read More »

Leaving NY: Newark’s Little Red Diner

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Note: I think this might be gone. Unless you need to be somewhere on time, I find that getting lost is often one of the best things that can happen to you. Today, I was heading back to the city from Bayonne, NJ, and got confused trying to follow my iPhone’s directions to the highway. I ended up on Wilson ... Read More »

A Visit To Sleepy Hollow

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“The sequestered situation of this church seems always to have made it a favorite haunt of troubled spirits…To look upon its grass-grown yard, where the sunbeams seem to sleep so quietly, one would think that there at least the dead might rest in peace.” “On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large ... Read More »

A Skull & Dagger in Barcelona

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READ BEFORE SCROLLING DOWN!!!: I went to Spain last summer shortly after finishing a huge stressful film job and had an amazing time (despite my surprise to learn that the midday temperature in the south often hits 104°…I, uh, should really do my research before I go on these things). I spent a week in Barcelona where a friend of ... Read More »

The Abandoned Big Bamboo Lounge of Kissimmee, FL

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Two years ago, I took my first ever trip down to Disney World and had a much better time than I ever expected to. On a non-parks day, a friend took me around Orlando to a few interesting sites off the beaten path. Among them was the then-closed/now-demolished Big Bamboo Lounge, a dive bar pictured above. I wish I had ... Read More »