Eddie Huang’s Boogie Disappoints

Posted by Greg on Mar 25, 2021 in Movies, NYC

We’ll just come right out and say it. We’re Focus Features junkies. Ever since the boutique, art-house film group started releasing films in 2002 we’ve done our part to try and see as many Focus Feature films as possible. It started with Far From Heaven and 18 years later we’re still trying to watch whatever they put in front of us. While they’re still prone to mistakes we can say we like at least 75 percent of what they’ve released to date. Read more…


NYC’s Simone Drops “Boy Of My Dreams”

Posted by Greg on Mar 25, 2021 in Music, NYC

Simone - pls credit - Camilla French

We’re always on the lookout for an artist that is just under the radar. Someone ready to make a big splash. Someone on the precipice of something truly great. Enter New York singer-songwriter Simone. At just 16, she sounds wise beyond her years and precocious enough to take the alt-pop world by storm. Read more…


A New York City Walking Tour Tailor Made for Art + Music Lovers

Posted by Greg on Nov 18, 2019 in Music, NYC, Travel


Next time you find yourself in New York City, do yourself a favor and check out Walk on the Wild Side NYC. The brainchild of Jesse Rifkin, a lauded New York musician and musicologist, Walk on the Wild Side is a walking tour that offers a glimpse into New York’s arts scene and the many famed faces who have contributed to New York’s vast art history. Read more…


AMERICANAFEST Unveils Spotify Playlist

Posted by Greg on Jul 25, 2019 in Music, NYC


Yes, we know, we’ve been absent this summer. Our apologies. A myriad of health issues have kept us away, but we’re back at it. And back in a big way. AMERICANAFEST Is just a few more weeks away. Read more…


The End of an Era: So Long, WPLJ!

Posted by Greg on May 8, 2019 in Music, NYC

Thanks to a tip from a friend we just got word that Long Island’s veritable Top 40 staple WPLJ is saying goodbye. Read more…


Album of the Day: Cheap Synths – Yes Yes Yes

Posted by Greg on May 8, 2019 in Music, NYC


Two of our favorite New York City-based singer-songwriters have teamed up to create the dance-heavy project Cheap Synths. Led by Wakey! Wakey! frontman Mike Grubbs and singer-songwriter/journalist Danny Ross, the band is a self-described mix of LCD Soundsystem and the White Stripes. Read more…


A Tribe Called Quest Teams Up With Vans

Posted by Greg on Apr 10, 2018 in Music, NYC


We’re not exactly fans of hip-hop over here at SITH but we do love shoes and we do love art. So when we see a story worth sharing well then sometimes we can’t help ourselves. Read more…


The Transformation of the Meatpacking District

Posted by Greg on Sep 9, 2010 in NYC

It’s no secret that I have an undying love for New York City. Since moving back to Long Island in 2005, I have found myself more and more inspired by stately old Manhattan. About a month ago I ventured to High Line Ballroom to see The Juliana Theory reunion show. Having not been in that neighborhood in quite some time —- roughly four years —- I was interested to see what it looked like. Last I remember, the Maritime Hotel was the only hip spot and the rest of the neighborhood felt quite scummy. My how times have changed.

Whether its the arrival of the beyond-magnificent High Line trail or the arrival of trendy new hotspots on 14th Street, that four-to-five block stretch suddenly feels chic, posh and high-end. And yet I’m almost certain when I was there in 2005 (to see Edwin McCain with my sister) the High Line Ballroom felt unsafe. Is my imagination deceiving me? Did the Meatpacking District blow up in the last five years right under my watch?

Either way, it’s become one of my new favorite spots in the city and a treasured little slice of heaven.

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