Adventures in New York: Red Hook Day

A throwback to the industrial past of the Brooklyn waterfront, the neighborhood of Red Hook is one of the most unique places to explore in New York City. Not accessible by subway (only bus or ferry), Red Hook offers a plethora of delicious places to eat and drink. On beautiful Saturday, I gathered a group … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Red Hook Day

Adventures in New York: Surplus Candy

This past winter, when NYC was in a state of perma-sludge, I was lucky enough to attend a very secret art show. 43 street artists, lead by Hanksy, turned a condemned building in Alphabet City into a giant and totally illegal art gallery. The girls with the weapons in these alcoves (one of them above) … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Surplus Candy

Beer Book: Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit Coaster The Black Rabbit is one of my all-time favorite bars in Greenpoint (actually maybe even in Brooklyn, which basically means favorite in New York City). Its decor draws very much on the ambiance of an old Irish pub without being kitschy or feeling out of place in the neighborhood. One of my … Continue reading Beer Book: Black Rabbit

Adventures in New York: The Beer Book

After a slightly longer than intended hiatus from blogging, I am back! While I will continue to write about poetry and the occasional culinary endeavor, my latest project is blogging about my adventure with the  Beer Book! It is a coupon book of 30 free beers at 30 different bars around Brooklyn created by the … Continue reading Adventures in New York: The Beer Book

Midweek Adventures

Today is a hodgepodge of adventure writing. Above is the youtube video for my first Vlog entry. I have joined the Vlog Poets, a group of poets posting youtube videos for an entire year speaking on different poetry topics. More info found here:  So check it out! Poetry is still living and breathing. On … Continue reading Midweek Adventures

Free Adventures: The Haircut

The Before Last week I posted that I was chosen to be a hair model for Bumble & Bumble U. Today was my first free haircut as a hair model. While the cut lasted about two hours, it was overall a positive experience. I was selected to receive the "razor bob" cut. Instead of using … Continue reading Free Adventures: The Haircut

More (free and cheap) Adventures in New York City

Turkey, May 2011 I will admit the picture does not actually have anything to do with this post. I just thought a theater atop a mountain is pretty epic. On Tuesday, I had another great and awesome privileged of being in the studio audience for the taping of the Colbert Report. If you have never … Continue reading More (free and cheap) Adventures in New York City