Crossing the Border. Maybe.

Apparently I set off a few flags when I attempted to cross the Canadian border.  It seems to be a common occurrence when I am crossing border back into the U.S.  As a child, crossing back from Ontario to Michigan with my dad, I was separated and interrogated about whether or not he was actually…

A Lesson in Eerie Tranquility: Coney Island, NY

“Coney Island is dilapidated and gritty and trashy, which is why I love it. It’s like the Cyclone rollercoaster – rickety, loud, scary at times and a helluva good time.” -A.K. Gupta I had stayed an extra day past my initial reservations to come here, which meant relocating halfway across Manhattan to the HI New…

Walking The “Real” New York

“And the city lights will burn you down Or build you up high above the ground.” – 3OH!3 What is the real spirit of New York?  When most Americans, and other nationalities, think of it, images of the financial district, the remnants of the World Trade Center, and Times Square, of the tallest buildings and…

New York Priority One: Chinatown Food!

Imagine you just spent well over two weeks confined in the small space of a boat where you were fed what was given.  Imagine before that you spent the better part of 5 months in an isolated and homogeneous northern town.  And imagine before all that all, you were living on a 2 mile wide…

New York Nights: Spider-Man and the Key of Awesome

As much as I would have loved to stay indefinitely in Boston, other things came up.  The next day (night) there was a YouTube Concert, the Digitour, playing in New York City.   Their headline acts were the Key of Awesome and the Gregory Brothers, 2 popular YouTube comedy-music acts. After a 4-hour bus ride I…