This row of French-looking shops is actually one business, a French restaurant and bar called Epicerie Charbon on Orchard Street just south of Stanton. The kitschy faux French street-scape is an acrhitectural and decorative bit of whimsy from the Disneyland playbook. Ivan Corsa Photo
This large banner was hanging from an apartment building on 6th Ave., a block or so south of Houston St. in SoHo. It’s a very public statement of praise or an artistic work or both. Ivan Corsa Photo
Absolut has always melded art-world savvy with clever and iconic advertising campaigns. This billboard on Lafayette St. at Bleeker St. is a literal play on the expression “out of the closet,” touching on the gay theme with a certain New York irony–the building behind the sign is a large, well-known
Hot Chinese noodles always hit the spot on a cold winter’s night in New York City. This is a bowl of noodles from one of the finest noodle houses in Chinatown, New York Noodle Town on the corner of Bowery and Bayard St., a block south of Canal St. Ivan
Our favorite Japanese restaurant in New York. Bond St., which takes its name from its address in NoHo, is one of the sexiest, chicest downtown restaurants. The sushi menu takes the fusion concept to the extreme. The sushi bar in back is constantly in motion with a team of chefs
The view from the observation deck of the Empire State Building, looking south toward Lower Manhattan, the East Village, Lower East Side, the East River and beyond it Brooklyn and the Atlantic Ocean. Ivan Corsa Photo Kicks on our Feet: Puma “Easy Rider” Sneakers On Our IPod: Kraftwerk – “Tour
What we are wearing today is a pair of Bathing Apes sneakers and Evisu jeans. Our fashion tastes are more street, but expensive.