Saturday, April 27, 2013

Smorgasburg, Brooklyn, NY

Smorgasburg , Brooklyn , New York City

 Smorgasburg, every Saturday and Sunday; hosted by Brooklyn Flea; is a flea market for your taste buds. Smorgasburg is a foodies dream come true featuring 100 purveyors from NYC and across the region selling scrumptious packaged and prepared food in an open market setting. Everything from porchetta sandwiches from Porchetta to lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound  to macaroons and sweets can be found. All the venders  prepare food right in front of you filling the air with an aroma that will make your mouth water and belly hungry. There are many different types of ethnics culinary specialties  so there is something for everyone no matter what your taste.



 

Smorgasburg moves Indoors in Williamsburg for the Winter
This winter Smorgasburg move indoors to some mammoth new digs at 80 North 5th St. (at Wythe Ave.) in Williamsburg. With room for 175 vendors, including 50 food vendors, Smorgasburg will operate year-round, and you’ll be able to shop and chow your way through a proper giant market for the holidays and colder months.


  Smorgasburg does get crowded so it's a good idea to arrive  early to avoid long lines. .
open 10am-6pm all winter. 
Smorgasburg is a delicious way to spend an afternoon...Bon appetit.

*photographs taken at the Dumbo location 

 photographs and text by Scott Korn



  


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Free Ignition







Free Ignition http://youtu.be/aDWWRMRTtIQ



    If you enjoy playing with fire, poi, or other related flo arts and you have a renegade gene then Free Ignition is your ticket for a fun night out. Free Ignition usually takes place every Thursday from about 8:55 to 11:45 at the band shell in East River Park. It was started by Phoenix Feeley In 2008 after returning from a festival and wishing New York City Had a place to spin fire. It became popular quickly and now attracts about forty to 60 participants. Skill levels vari from novis to expert and if you never spun fire before, this is an excellent place to learn. It is where I spun fire for the first time.
   For more info you can check out there page on Facebook called Free Ignition. It's definitely a great way to experience underground NYC.


Text and photographs by Scott Korn
Video by Chris Ofner 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The High Line


 








 http://www.thehighline.org/



    Stretching from Gansevoort Street to West 35th Street between 10th and 11th ave , you will find The High Line, a unique park, 30 feet above the street on a historic railroad freight line. The High Line was originally built in the 1930s to connect the then industrial west side of Manhattan. It wasn't until 1980 when the last train was used on it and then the structure sat in a state of neglect and was slated to be demolished. It was 1999 that Friends of the High Line , a neighborhood organization stepped in to save the structure from demolition with plans to turn it into a pedestrian park. In 2002 they gained support from the city of New York and in 2006 construction began on what is now one of the most beautiful and unique parks in the world.

     Today The High Line is considered a major destination. People from all over the the world come to see this landscaped train line. The plants you find there are plants which grew wildly on the tracks during the years of neglect. The architecture is modern yet you can still see the old tracks , combining old and new together in a refreshing way.
      I recommend a stroll on The High Line weather you live in New York or are visiting from somewhere else. You won't be disappointed.            


Text and Photographs by Scott Korn

For more information go to www.thehighline.org