Mary Mattingly’s Flock House

Mary Mattingly’s Flock House, as it will look when installed on top of the MEX building. From the New York Times blog "The Local." New York is a crowded city, both in terms of the number of people who live here, and in its physical footprint. Our apartment towers and skyscrapers press against the water … Continue reading Mary Mattingly’s Flock House

Rooftop Farms, Brooklyn

A piece I wrote for Greenpoint, Brooklyn earned its name from the rich, river-front land that made it a natural site for colonial-era farms. Of course, that same location made it a perfect location for heavy industry and these days the name seems like more of a joke as the area is better known … Continue reading Rooftop Farms, Brooklyn


A piece I wrote for The Rubulad space in South Williamsburg might be better known for its raucous all-night extravaganzas, but two Sunday evenings a month, a more low-key, though no less open-minded gathering takes over. Run by folks from a variety of local groups such as the Toyshop collective, Time's Up and the … Continue reading Grub

Four-Course Vegan

A piece I published on Private dining clubs, typically held in the chef's lofts or apartments, have been in vogue in New York for the past few years as a way to create a more intimate dining experience, where the only steps between the raw ingredients and your plate are the chefs preparing and … Continue reading Four-Course Vegan