At The Orchard


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Some photos taken during a stroll through the apple-less apple orchards (we went too late in the season) at Hardscrabble Farms in North Salem, NY. All film on this beautiful day.

Cameras used:

Holga 120-S loaded with Fujifilm Provia 400X (RXP III) 120 Color Slide Film (ISO 400), Cross-processed

Kodak Hawkeye Brownie loaded with Fujifilm Pro 400H 120 Color Negative Film (ISO 400)

Nikon S Rangefinder (belonged to my Grandfather, willed to me – my most prized posession) loaded with Kodak 35mm Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (ISO 400)

Coney Island


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I joined Jocelyne when she took the kids she sits for on a day trip to Coney Island a couple of weeks ago. I’ve lived here for 8 years now and it was my first time. I think I had more fun than the kids! Anyway, I promised to return with some nice pictures for their mom and dad. These are some of my favorites.

Eat at The JakeWalk


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A few of our new dishes at The JakeWalk.

Union Square Greenmarket


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While looking through old photos the other day, I found these shots I took of the Union Square Greenmarket last September. Nice!



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The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House at “Inisfada” (Gaelic for Long Island) in Manhasset, Long Island, New York.

There is SO much more to photograph on these beautiful grounds. I can’t wait to go back on a day when it’s not rainy and overcast. Much more to come.

From the website…
“Nicholas and Genevieve Brady built the 87 room mansion between 1916-20 as a summer home. As you drive through its iron gates, a strong white figure of Christ greets you with open arms. Almost immediately a medieval like castle looks down upon you, a tall tower with slated roofs and embattlements. It once was the fourth largest mansion in 1920 and holds what is the most beautiful small chapel in the country, St. Genevieve, on the second floor. Meanwhile thirteen sculptured fairy tales don the outside walls around the Tudor Elizabethan mansion beginning with little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. Ancient but attractive gargoyles, angels, drones and clowns as well as many small animals peer at you from above under eaves and corners. Even within its walls such creatures and foliage are replicated on ceilings and over fireplaces. A visitor once remarked with reverence, “This is a place with soul.”

After the death of her husband, Genevieve donated Inisfada in 1937 to the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. By 1963 Fr. John Magan, S.J. converted it into a retreat house. What was formerly a summer refuge for the wealthy eventually became a spiritual oasis for all.”

Cocktails at The JakeWalk

Scarlet Witch

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Scarlet WitchThe BergenLady MartinezRocks, Maple, SmithersFine & DandyNew Amsterdam SourChoose Your Own Adventure: Gatekeeper

Some shots of our new cocktail lineup at The JakeWalk.

Timelapse NYC

This timelapse photovideo, shot by Josh Owens, captures New York City the way it appears in my mind’s eye. Just amazing.

via Mindrelic, music is “Down to the Cellar” by Dredg

The Blizzard


Williamsburg Street Art


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“Kissing Cousins”


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No… it’s not a post about my friends from West Virginia. These are a few shots I got while working the Union Square Cafe Spring 2010 Wine & Food Dinner, named “Kissing Cousins”. The name comes form the concept behind the dinner. Each of the 6 courses were served with two wines, each made from the same grape varietal, but from different regions. For each course, the more obvious region for that varietal was made known to the guests. The less obvious region was poured blind, then revealed after each course. For example, one course showed Riesling from Germany as the known wine and Riesling from Finger Lakes, NY as the blind wine. Chef Carmen, our Executive Chef, and his team prepared the most delicious and perfectly-paired food for this dinner. The evening was one I will remember for a long time.

View the entire set of photos on Flickr