The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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Style / Fashion
By Tom Ran
Takashi Tateno in his shop.

Photo: Barry Whittaker

Takashi Tateno might not have been the first to introduce you to the beauty of American workwear but he probably comes close. He is responsible for the incredibly successful Workers website that documents American workwear through extensive research and historical materials. Unfortunately for us, most of his research is in Japanese, we’re only left to admire the archival photos.

Battersby Brooklyn

Food / Drink
By Sarah Williams
Left: Chef Walker Stern Right: Chef Joseph Ogrodnek

Photo: Tuukka Koski

At Battersby, it’s all personal. Chef-owners Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek have a long-standing friendship that’s taken them through culinary school to stints at some of the city’s best restaurants.


Chuck Miller

Food / Drink
By Caroline Hwang
Chuck Miller with his wife Jeanette Miller

Photo: Michael A. Muller

The Meatpacking District in New York is full of beautiful Manhattanites, working professionals, and stylish tourists who are staying at the nearby Gansevoort Hotel and the Standard. So when you see a tall man in a cowboy hat with a plaid cowboy shirt strolling through, you do a double take. The man is Chuck Miller, with wisps of white hair peeking out from under his hat and the deepest of blue eyes, behind which lies a history of tradition and pride.


Journal: Clift San Francisco

By Michael Muller
Frontside view of the Clift from Geary Street

Photo: Michael A. Muller

On a recent trip to San Francisco, the Clift hotel was the central figure and home base on a quick three-day stay during the onset of autumn in the Bay Area.


Josh Vogel

By Tom Ran
Josh Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

Photo: Mindy Best

We visited Josh Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. in late 2010 and kick started this year with a feature on the wood sculptor based in Kingston, New York.

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm Benefit

Food / Drink
By Leigh Patterson
Annie Novak harvesting for the benefit at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Photo: Michael A. Muller

There is a New York City circle that begins and ends with Brooklyn brothers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave (of “hOmE” design firm fame) No one is exactly sure how they met the brothers, but the circle of their influence is ever-widening.