The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

A new Abrams Books guide for making and drinking whiskey

In 2010, a former Kentucky rooftop moonshiner joined forces with the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Kings County Distillery was born; the first of its kind in New York City since the national alcohol ban of the 1920s. Kings County produces highly awarded, small-batch moonshine, bourbon and other whiskeys at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Paymaster Building—where naval officers once picked up their paychecks. Now, co-founders …

Frederik Molenschot at Huys

The Dutch lighting designer's public exhibition in a private residence in NYC

At the Huys (pronounced “house”) residence in New York City, presently in development by the Netherlands’ Kroonenberg Groep, you’ll find a new, unified showcase of Dutch contemporary design. Situated in an exhibition space, the lobby and beside every door, sculptural lighting designer Frederik-Molenschot has unveiled an imaginative public art exhibition and more. Among the work of the High Line’s landscape architect Piet Oudolf and world-class …

David Reuben: “Kings & Corpses”

The British painter's colorful yet macabre US gallery debut

On 22 October, fine artist and filmmaker David King Reuben will make his US debut at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in Chelsea, NYC. The show will feature his large-scale, figure-focused paintings paired with photographer Dominic White‘s black and white photos. Reuben’s engrossing work swells with color trapped within form. Highly textured; with layered oil, acrylic and spray-paint on canvas, there’s an abundance of life in …