Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bikes and Fashion...The Perfect Combo.

Photo by: velo-orange

Bikes and Fashion.....just go hand in hand. It is rare that you can find a site that has just about everything that you need to fix up your Fixie, Roadbike, Cruiser, or just to get necessities. Recently a good friend of mine referred me to the site Now i rarely blog about cool sites, but this one is totally worth checking out to find some of the most fashionable gear for your bike......just to get a brass bell alone! To find out more, just click on the title of this post.

Get Out and Ride!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

NYC: West Side Hwy.

Photos by: David Y.

This week i went for a walk with friends to the Highline park on the west side of Manhattan. Once we cleared the first phase, we went for a walk down to Battery Park along the West Side Hwy. i always forget how nice they have made the bike lanes and the views from the West Side are so beautiful.
Having lived here for 5 years now (man time flies), i realized that i never look up anymore. i never take the time to enjoy the view, and what is around me as much as i should....This blog was built for just that reason, to enjoy the view, and share it with all of you. Whether on a bike, or on foot....there is always time to appreciate everything beautiful, i challenge you to do the same.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

BK: Biking Under the Brooklyn Sunset

Photo by: David Y.

i have said several times, and i'll say it again, the ride out to Coney Island is the best ride i have taken thus far. Today right before i left work, me and my friend La T decided to race out there and back before sunset, and it turned out to be beautiful. It was the first time i had used my lights on my bike, and they were AWESOME!!! hope you enjoy the pic's, and if you get a chance please ride out!! You won't be sorry!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

NYC: Governors Island

Photos by: David Y.

i have said it before and i am sticking to it, NYC can be so much fun in the Spring/Summer with all the inexpensive and free outdoor activities. If you live here and don't take advantage of them, i highly recommend starting this year. One of the best places to enjoy being outside is Governors Island......i went out today to partake in the annual 40's style Jazz-Fest, and had a Blast! Several of the pedestrians that came out were on bike, and you can rent them on the island as well. The band was to die for, with their swing style beats, and the crowd was dancing. it was nice to see everyone dressed in their best dud's and get-up's to match the day's events. i do hope that you enjoy my photos from the fest, and if you live in the City (NYC), i recommend checking out their calendar of events this summer. For more on Gov. Island just click on the title.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

NYC: Ansonia

Photos by: David Y.

One of my favorite parts about living in NYC is the endless exposure to inspiration. For me this comes in many forms, The history of NY, The Architecture, and being surrounded by art. One building that i have been obsessed with since before living in NY is the Ansonia Building. i first noticed the Ansonia on the movie Single White Female, with Bridget Fonda & Jennifer Jason Leigh. The building was built during the Beaux-Arts era from 1899-1904 and is the only building in NYC to resemble French Luxury Hotels. In its hayday it had a fountain in the entrance with live seals, and the largest indoor swimming pool. The building is located on 73rd and Broadway on NYC's Upper West Side, with 18 stories and spectacular views of NYC it is definitely one of NY's gem's. i have always wanted to live in this building and plan on someday doing so. i hope that you enjoy the pictures of its grand architecture.

Friday, April 3, 2009

NYC: Taste NYC

Like most New Yorkers, the city has a tendency to evolve rather quickly. The Hot Spots come and go within a year of each other, and their fame rarely keeps the name long enough for someone else to rip it off. One challenge while living in New York is trying to find a new place to dine, something fresh, and innovative. Taste NYC is a blog posted by an 11 year old NYC foodie, and her favorite eating spots here in the city. i do hope you take a moment to check it out, and try out some of her faves.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The 59th St. Bridge

Photos by: David Y.

Well today is the 100th anniversary of the 59th St. bridge, or better known as the Queensboro Bridge. The bridge is located at 59th and 1st ave, right by the water. i took the day off work today, and decided to go down and take a few pictures of this Iron Monster, it's one of the most beautiful bridges in Manhattan. The bridge also has a sky tram that runs passengers to Roosevelt Island. If you ever have a free moment you should definitely check it out! For more on the bridge you can click on the title of this post, or there is a podcast by The Bowery Boys. Happy reading and here's to 100 years of the 59th St. Bridge!!!