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GRAFFITI AND STREET GANGS IN NEW YORK

A wall in Brooklyn, New York with graffiti.

Graffiti and street gangs in New York Street art and graffiti are an inseparable part of the wandering experience in New York City. But the graffiti in the major ’emerging’ neighborhoods, such as Bushwick, Harlem and Lower East Side, is much more than exposure to a kicking street art scene. A tour of these neighborhoods…

NEW YORK WINTER RECOMMENDATIONS

A photo of two people in the NYC subway.

New York winter recommendations The unwritten rule of New York is that weather does not change plans, so our neighborhood tours take place all year round, even on cold days we also prefer to huddle in front of the fireplace. Our glass house does not have a fireplace, but since we turned our house into…

CENTRAL PARK THROUGH THE LENS

An old photo in a park with an American flag.

CENTRAL PARK THROUGH THE LENS: A SHARP LOOK AT AMERICAN SOCIETY By the middle of the 19th century, New York had nearly quadrupled within 30 years and there was an urgent need for refuge from the overcrowding and noise of the developing city. In those days it was customary to connect to nature, to spend time…

GOSPEL MUSIC IN HARLEM

A gospel choir in Harlem.

Harlem is more identified than anything else with music. Music that grew out of suffering and yearning for freedom. The Harlem Nights are the time for jazz and blues, coming from the clubs, restaurants and underground from the Savoy stations with nostalgia and nostalgia for the glory days of the 20th century Harlem. On weekends,…