Little Syria, New York City

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Once upon a time in New York City, years before the World Trade Centre was built and the area known as TriBeCa came to exist, the lower west side of Manhattan was a different place. For this corner of the city was once home to a vibrant neighbourhood, the streets filled with the sound of ... Keep reading

Costume Institute Documentary

Here’s a film suggestion for your next free night at home on the couch. A behind-the-scenes type documentary about putting on the Costume Institute’s annual exhibition called The First Monday In May. I saw it last night in this cinema and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s so captivating, in fact, there were even a ... Keep reading

A Guide to New York’s Disappearing Flower District

I never thought I’d say this, but sometimes it pays to look like a tourist. Had I not spent one particular Subway journey staring blankly at my map, it’s likely I wouldn’t have got chatting to my neighbour who suggested checking out one of the city’s best-kept secrets, New York’s disappearing Flower District in Midtown ... Keep reading