New York
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...
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...