New York City in February can be as beautiful as it is seemingly dismal. A quick walk around Midtown can show you the whole spectrum in one eye sweep of the landscape. [Read more…] about New York City Photography: A Cold Winter’s Night
New York City at Christmas is a magical time. The lights, the crowds, the noise. This post is the opposite. Black and white, quiet, pensive. Moments of quiet reflection I managed to catch even in the chaos of Rockefeller Center. [Read more…] about A New York Noir Christmas: A Midtown Photo Journal
Brooklyn continues to be an amazement of sorts in terms of what you can find, in an ever changing city with up and coming neighborhoods and so much more. With all of that, you can photograph some amazing findings in black and white or color, depending on whatever you mood may be. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Street Writing: A Photo Blog
North Williamsburg is the next frontier for hipsterism in Brooklyn. Though currently still a wasteland of warehouses and auto shops along the waterfront that offers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline there are signs of encroaching “hipness”. [Read more…] about North Williamsburg: The Next Hipster Frontier
For years, The Hamptons has been an oasis for Manhattanites during the hot summer months. The natural beauty of the beaches and along with the draw of the fantastic social life, it has everything a sweaty, work weary New Yorker needs.
[Read more…] about A Boat Ride in The Hamptons: A Photo Journal
Women, all across America, and of all ages, love T.J. Maxx. (A store where you can buy inexpensive gym clothes, cute new high heeled boots, a dress for that wedding we’re dreading going to, AND a new spatula cuz the last one broke, and the cost will end up around $100, total? What’s not to like?) When I go visit my mom in Texas, or my grandmother in North Carolina, it’s a safe bet that we’ll end up in a T.J. Maxx at one point. My mother will mention there’s a new one somewhere near my hometown almost every time I go visit. (There’s a building here in New York City that has both a T.J. Maxx AND a Marshall’s inside of it. It’s basically my favorite building on the whole of Manhattan island.) I have never yet met a woman who dislikes being a “Maxxinista”. We love it. We are normal women. Everyday women, living very different, but still everyday lives, but we all love it. [Read more…] about Katherine Schwarzenegger- on T.J. Maxx’s “Road to Real” Tour
Cocktails galore here at Manhattan Digest, as we keep bringing you some of the tastiest recipes from some of the top locations across New York City and this great country. Cocktail season is truly in effect with the warmer weather here, so now is a good time to impress your friends and family with your cocktail-making skills and these fantastic recipes! Buy the ingredients, prepare, sit back and enjoy. [Read more…] about More Tasty Cocktail Concoctions to Make in Manhattan!
You may recall that earlier this year I shared some photos from the apartment that a friend of mine was looking at in Chelsea. He ended up passing on it in favor of another building a few blocks away. The location is great for him but a photographer’s dream for me. With views of the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building, I was able to capture some great, sweeping cityscapes. I am always remind that art is truly where you find it* and it can be anywhere, even the rooftop of your brand new apartment building.
*More on this in an upcoming article! [Read more…] about Moving to Chelsea- Updated Photo Blog
Get your engines ready, hunties, because our favorite reality show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, is revving up its engines for Season 8 in two weeks. To coincide with its premiere, they had a huge event last night at the one and only Stage 48 to showcase the 12 new queens vying for the title that have helped legends in the making from Sharon Needles to Raja win and go on to bigger and better things. Our guest writer, the handsome and talented Matt Belvedere, covered the event for Manhattan Digest, and got the inside scoop from all the new queens, and the old (I mean really old) ones including Bianca Del Rio (hehe). Check it out.
[Read more…] about RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Event Blasts Through Stage 48
This past Friday night, The Paramount in Huntington Village out on Long Island had the house rocking but not by its usual way of musical acts or comedic performances. This type of performance was for the ladies (and a few choice gentlemen only), as it was girls night out to see the world famous Chippendales, who stopped by the famed location for their “Break The Rules” tour, an amazing evening that many of them will never forget.
[Read more…] about The Chippendales Rocked the House at The Paramount Friday Night