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Brooklyn’s Marlowe & Sons

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By Marcos Chin in Cool Travel on Thursday 22 January 2009

Located just off of the J train on the Marcy stop is Marlowe & Sons at 81 Broadway. Whatever the night of the week, this place seems to always be packed. Dimly lit, and intimately laid out, Marlowe & Sons offers a low-key vibe, with a great selections of cheeses and meats, as well as […]

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Total Wine Bar’s scrumptuous Mac n’ Cheese

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By Marcos Chin in Cool Travel on Friday 17 October 2008

Situated on the corner of Fifth Avenue and St Marks Place, in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Total Wine Bar serves wine, beer and some small eats (their Mac n’ Cheese is seriously the best that I’ve eaten).

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Brooklyn’s McCarren Park, Enids

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By Marcos Chin in Cool Travel on Friday 8 August 2008

Summertime at McCarren Park in Williamsburg is picturesque. It’s often filled with a mix of people, old and young, picnicking or sitting in the shade, running along the track or playing soccer (or football, depending on where you’re from). It’s also connected to a now defunct McCarren (swimming) pool which transforms into an outdoor concert space on Sundays during the summer. In the past, performers such as Leslie Feist, M.I.A., The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Broken Social Scene have performed.

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Cheeks Bakery, Brooklyn

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By Marcos Chin in Cool Travel on Saturday 19 July 2008

Disregard the buzz that surrounds those other cupcake shops in New York City. Cheeks Bakery in Williamsburg houses the best cupcakes that I’ve eaten. The clean and understated decor extends to the menu, where being fancy doesn’t rule on the cupcake shelves. Cheeks offers, simply, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with either vanilla or chocolate cream. […]

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Joshua Harris on his subway grates artwork

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By Marcos Chin in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2008

New York-based artist Joshua Harris makes movable sculptural artwork out of plastic bags, harnessing the air from subway grates to give them a sense of life.

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Grandizer Go

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By Marcos Chin in New Products on Thursday 18 October 2007

Grandizer was one of the anime programs featured on Force Five, an animated series that consisted of different programs such as Star Avengers and Danguard Ace. This was during a time in my life when Robotech, Voltron, and Battle of the Planets ruled early morning cartoons. I would wake up hours before going to school […]

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Feist live

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By Marcos Chin in New Events on Friday 12 October 2007

My summer officially ended on August 29 this year when Feist came to Greenpoint, Brooklyn to perform at McCarren Pool. It was a perfect evening — the weather was fine, the sky was clear, everyone was in good spirits, and the music was easy.

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Odin shoes

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By Marcos Chin in New Fashion on Friday 12 October 2007

No, Dorothy would have never come across these shoes in Oz, but she would have at Odin, a smallish men’s store in New York’s East Village.

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Super Phat, Super Fine

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By Marcos Chin in New Events, New Illustration on Tuesday 9 October 2007

A few weeks back, I went to a show at the School of Visual Arts Gallery in Chelsea, New York to see an exhibit called Super Phat. It was a multimedia art presentation featuring the work of over 40 of SVA’s Japanese alumni and alumni living in Japan. Among them were two large and gorgeous […]

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Chris Ofili

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By Marcos Chin in New Events on Saturday 6 October 2007

I finally managed to get out of the studio before 6pm the other night to check out Chris Ofili’s solo show opening at David Zwirner in Chelsea. I felt as though I fainted and awoke, dwarfed in some lush multi-coloured-jungle-wonderland. In the past, Ofili’s work, which was popularized in the mid-90s, included elephant dung as part of his working media. However, there was no presence of this material in any of the pieces on display at David Zwirner. His huge canvases were filled with luxurious and organic flat blocks of colour, creating a rich and velvety surface that made me want to step right into them.

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