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AMERICANAFEST Unveils Spotify Playlist

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

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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…

 
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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…

 
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Album of the Day: Cheap Synths – Yes Yes Yes

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

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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…

 
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A Tribe Called Quest Teams Up With Vans

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

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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…

 
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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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