Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Lian Hua Mountain Garden

On a recent trip to Shenzhen, China hosted by Ritz-Carlton, we woke early one Sunday morning to visit the Lian Hua Mountain Garden where I shot this video. While Shenzhen’s gleaming skyscrapers and status as China’s third largest metropolis have led some to dub it the country’s “first First World City,” the scene at the park felt distinctly Chinese. From a choir singing songs from …

Brooklyn Bridge Park

by Evan Lamagna Integrating itself into the now desolate landscape at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the long-anticipated construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park finally broke ground recently, commencing the first installment of the 85-acre park that will assume the Brooklyn waterfront along the East River. Sections of the park covering Piers One and Six are anticipated to open by the end of 2009, …