land to sea Diversifies NYC’s Cafe Culture + Creative Community

Created by people of color to uplift people of color, this Williamsburg space is more than a typical coffee shop

Another coffee shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is par for the course, but that’s why the neighborhood’s latest addition, land to sea, stands out even more. Opening its doors in October, Emily Shum and Eva Zhou’s land to sea fosters a creative and inclusive community, hosting food pop-ups, art exhibits and classes, especially designed to uplift artists of color. More than a cafe, this versatile venue …

Aundre Larrow’s “Float,” Shot Entirely on an iPhone 13 Pro

We speak with the photographer and filmmaker about his stunning debut short film

There is a sense of being awash with sensations when watching Aundre Larrow‘s short film “Float.” Shot entirely on Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro, “Float” is a story of a father and daughter’s journey that manages to shape-shift emotionally and temporally as it unfolds. In all its two minutes and 34 seconds the film feels immediately impactful. To craft such a beautiful and moving story …

Ace Hotel Brooklyn’s Confluence of Hospitality, Cuisine + Culture

From an alluring lobby bar to an endearing gym, an epicenter of activity and amenities

Running along the blurred, but developing border between Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill, Ace Hotel Brooklyn opened this summer and, over the last few months, an alluring ground-level bar, an expansive high-design lobby space, a dynamic restaurant from chef Ryan Jordan, a rotating gallery space and arguably the most endearing gym in the borough opened. Now that all of the amenities are in service, fans of Ace …