SoHo Sins by Richard Vine

sohosinscoverMessed-up marriages, adultery, temptation, jealously and power all come to play in this pulp novel SoHo Sins.  With a long career in the modern art scene, author Richard Vine pens his first novel using New York City art world as the backdrop.

In SoHo Sins the art scene golden couple is Philip and Amanda Oliver.  Philip a techy millionaire is in a broken marriage with his current wife Amanda Wingate, the art collector heiress.  The art world is rocked when Amanda is found murdered in her home.  Art dealer and friend of the couple Jackson Wyeth and his P.I. buddy Hogan are on the job to investigate Amanda’s grisly death.

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Custom LEGO Chinese Restaurant/Ghostbusters HQ

customchineseghostbusters00One of the most iconic film buildings is the original Ghostbuster’s Firehouse HQ.  With the new girl-power Ghostbusters flick is coming, LEGO fan-builder Eric Duron aka Baronsat builds a new custom Ghostbusters HQ with the Chinese Restaurant.

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Stussy x A Tribe Called Quest Capsule Collection

atcqstussycoverNYC and the musical genre of hip-hop are synonymous and this summer 2015, Stussy celebrates the iconic NYC rap group A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ).  ATCQ music heavily influenced Stussy’s work in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and this Stussy capsule collection showcases it.

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Rocksmith Summer 2015 Lookbook

RS-SUM15-3Just dropping into clothing racks and shelves now is the Rocksmith Summer 2015 Collection.  Music/lifestyle apparel brand Rocksmith’s theme for the summer is future/retro mixing fabrics and using popular colors from sneakers to rep their summer collection.  If you’re looking for something to rock this summer like graphic tees, hats and shorts, take a look at Rocksmith.

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A Guide to NYC by Rapper Nora Lum

bookmapnycfinacoverBorn and raised in Queens, let rapper Awkwafina aka Nora Lum take you on a journey into New York City.  No tourist sight-seeing traps, no Zagat approved bull crap and no Yelp business here on this book guided tour.

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Awkwafina provides funny insights and drops hidden gems around NYC.  She gives out her top 10 walking tours of New York City with fold-out maps, hipster places to eat and cheap places if you are on a budget.  And she provides 10 places to pee, which is very important.  This is Awkwafina’s NYC.

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Supreme S/S 2015 Lookbook

supremenyccover2015The iconic apparel NYC label Supreme has always look to define streetwear and the urban lifestyle and this is Supreme’s S/S 2015 Lookbook.

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Girls Night Out with Ovenly Bakery

OvenlyBakerCoverThis episode of Chef’s Night Out is all about the ladies.  Munchies hits up Greenpoint, Brooklyn-area to check out Ovenly bakery and the owners Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin.  They take us a night out on the town with donuts and nachos!

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Food: More like Dessert, Delicious Shaved Ice

woolyshavediceA food cart that specializes in a yummy dessert treat – shaved ice found in New York City’s South Street Seaport.  Reserve Channel interviews the 3 co-founders Danny Che, David Sat and Kenneth Sa of Wooly’s Ice.  Imported from Taiwan, the 3 co-founders hope to spread Wolly’s Ice across America.

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Food: The Ultimate Pupusas Food Truck

pupusastimeOkay, I’m getting really hungry now watching all these food shows on the Reserve and Munchies channel!  Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC, the El Olomega food truck cooks and sells the ultimate yummy Pupusas.  Siblings Janet and Marcos Lainez have been dishing this El Salvadorian street food for over 25 years.

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Food: The Ultimate Churros

churrosWhen I lived in LA, you could not escape the sights and smells of churros and those amazing bacon wrapped hot dogs from the street vendors.  These food items would hit the spot after the bars and clubs let it out or when you had that 1am in the morning food craving.  And yes, I’m a fan of a good churro and it looks like I got to head to NYC for this tasty snack.

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Step Aside Godzilla, It’s time for Stay Puft LEGO Rampage

oliveseon 00While everybody is awaiting for the release of the LEGO Ghostbuster toy this month, here’s a custom LEGO build of Stay Puft marshmallow rampaging through New York streets.  This city-street probably took months of planning and thousands of LEGO bricks.

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Staple Pigeon 2014 Spring Lookbook

staplespring 02Not to be mistaken for Staples, the brick and mortar shop that sells office supples, this is STAPLE.  Since 1997, they’ve been repping NYC streetwear culture and lifestyle.  For Lookbook, they’ve teamed up with online retailer Karmaloop for their look for 2014 Spring.

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Famous People as Toy Action Figures

michael coverIf you’re in the New York City area head to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out the works of artist Michael Leavitt’s “Empire Peaks.”  If you like toy action figures and pop icons put together, then this is it.

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Beastie Boys Art Tribute Gallery

Photo by Abrahan Garza.

In New York City this past Friday June 8, 2012, David Lowbrow Pilgrim and East End Studio paid tribute to the Beastie Boys with an art exhibit – “Intergalactic Planetary.”  Over 30 local NYC artists contributed their Beastie Boys inspired art.

For info and pics from the Beastie Boys art tribute, go to:  Houston Press – Intergalactic Planetary.

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