TOURS

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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FEATURES

Alex and Companies

New York
By Tom Ran & Sarah Williams
Original artwork adorning the wall by Daniel Joseph

Photo: Jordan Provost

Alex Calderwood has a history of turning nothing into something. He looks at unloved and abandoned spaces with an optimistic eye, seeing potential to infuse them with new life, art, and music.

URL acehotel.com/newyork

enormouschampion

Design
By Tom Ran
Valentine's Day cards

Photo: Staff

Communication between friends these days has been reduced to brisk emails, text messages, and IM’s. In spite of these trends, enormouschampion understands the meaning and pleasure of sending a hand written note in a beautifully crafted card. Perhaps it’s because what they create is truly a labor of love.

URL enormouschampion.com

Whisky Run

Food / Drink
By Maggie Shi
Blue Owl's bar

Photo: Courtesy of Blue Owl

If you want a pint of beer, a shot of vodka or a glass of wine, there are hundreds of bars you could go to. But if you’re looking for a decent glass of single-malt scotch—something more refined than Jack Daniel’s—you need to search a little harder.

The Vendley Brothers

Food / Drink
By Tom Ran
25th and Park Avenue Location

Photo: Taka Anai

For the past several years the Vendley brothers have been setting up their Mexican food cart on the corner of Prince and Wooster Street in SoHo. Their specialty mix of fresh Californian / Mexican food prompted many taco and burrito deprived New Yorkers to make daily treks to the Calexico cart.

URL calexicocart.com

Capturing Time in Glass

Architecture
By Sarah Williams
The Sculpture Gallery houses works by Heizer, Rauschenberg, Segal, Chamberlain, Stella, Nauman, Morris, and Lord.

Photo: Staff

Philip Johnson once said that “architecture exists in time.” By this he meant that a great piece of architecture should unfold before you in procession, and reveal itself in surprising ways. Architecture can also be a snapshot in time; the permanence of a building captures the aesthetics, materials, and consciousness of when it was created.

El Encanto de un Pueblo (The Magic of People)

Travel
By Erik Marinovich
Multiple Visions A Common Bond exhibit

Photo: Dana Johnston

Brooklyn welcomed Dana and me on November 7th, 2004 to a sublet apartment with a sheet-less bed and the haunting noise of radiator piping. We arrived with 2 suitcases and 4 boxes that showcased a new compact lifestyle. With no jobs or friends we set upon an unexpected 4 year love affair with Brooklyn. During that time we moved through jobs, met best friends and collected a lot of “things.”