Posts tagged "New York"
Ramen Shack at Smorgasburg Winter Market 2016

Ramen Shack at Smorgasburg Winter Market 2016

Keizo Shimamoto personifies hustle. Like most entrepreneurs, his work never really ends. There are always new opportunities to seek, current ones to manage, and past ones to wind down. At the pace he moves, if you look away for a moment, Keizo is already a few steps further than you remember. The content of this...
Lunar New Year 2014 in Sunset Park

Lunar New Year 2014 in Sunset Park

We were recently back in the United States for a few weeks to take care of some business and visit with friends and family. Though I’ll never get used to living with Beijing’s air no matter how long we stay here, going back and experiencing suburban and exurban sprawl as a now disenfranchised non-driver reminded...
Renao in America - Trailer

Renao in America – Trailer

This fall I began research and filming for a personal project, a mini documentary about the importance of vibrant community and street life in Chinese culture. Specifically, I was looking at Chinese immigrant enclaves in the five boroughs of New York City. I wanted to share the story behind the bustle, putting the audience into...
6 1/2 Avenue

6 1/2 Avenue

Between 6th and 7th Avenues, running from 51st up to 57th Street in Manhattan, can be found a collection of public access building lobbies and passageways that create a continuous path for pedestrians. The city recently bestowed the lane with a formal street designation (the cheekily named 6 1/2 Avenue), as well as street crossing...
Ivan Ramen at Momofuku Noodle Bar

Ivan Ramen at Momofuku Noodle Bar

With an hour still to go before the doors opened, a line of about 50 deep had already formed along the 1st Avenue sidewalk leading to Momofuku Noodle Bar. “Good, I’m not the only crazy person here,” I chuckled to the man in red. “Oh no, those guys in the front were here since noon,...
Minca Ramen Factory

Minca Ramen Factory

This post appears as a guest contribution on Brian MacDuckston’s Ramen Adventures blog, some of the most comprehensive and beautifully photographed coverage of the the Tokyo ramen scene. If you enjoy this article, please check out the treasure trove of material on his site. Few would confuse this mostly residential block of 5th Street in...
A Little Transit Music 3

A Little Transit Music 3

Yily Nelson, classical and Spanish guitarist, performs in the Long Island Rail Road concourse at New York Penn Station.
A Little Transit Music 2: Feelings

A Little Transit Music 2: Feelings

A classical guitarist performs “Feelings” in the Long Island Rail Road concourse at  New York Penn Station.
Capture the Madness

Capture the Madness

Brian: I was planning to do Ippudo tomorrow night for dinner. Me: I’d recommend going to Ippudo at an off time unless you want to wait a while to get seated. Brian: It’s all about the story. I want to capture the madness. I don’t have a habit to lug my DSLR out to restaurants....
A Little Transit Music: Unchained Melody

A Little Transit Music: Unchained Melody

A percussion, bass and vocal trio performs “Unchained Melody” for straphangers waiting on the platform at Lexington Avenue – 53rd Street Station.
Kambi Ramen House

Kambi Ramen House

I’ve been experimenting with video as a potential storytelling tool to add to my palette. I shot a large amount of test footage to get a feel for what my camera can and cannot do. I put together a short film of ramen preparation at Kambi Ramen House from clips that actually weren’t too bad!...
Christmastime in the City

Christmastime in the City

I am not really a decorator. Beyond some framed photos, you would be hard pressed to find many things in our apartment that are not purely or mostly functional in nature. Having moved nine times in the last ten years, I learned to identify the few things that were absolutely necessary, a few other things...