Spacing Magazine Bike Issue

Check out Spacing Magazine’s new bike issue! And check out my article on the challenges of being a condo-dwelling cyclist, and my compilation of suggestions from some notable Torontonians on how City Hall can improve biking in Canada’s biggest city.

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Ray’s from Ray’s Candy Shop

At 6 a.m. this morning I met Ray, the owner of Ray’s Candy Shop on Avenue A. After seeing me snapping photos outside the tiny storefront, Ray invited me into his 40 year old neighborhood institution, open 24 hours and full of a rotating cast of characters, and chatted with me about his life. I am going to return tomorrow to take some more photos and talk with him more, but I wanted to share this awesome photo Ray proudly showed me of the four dancers his friends hired for his 81st birthday.

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Brothers Waiting for the Bus, Lower East Side, 7:15 am

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As part of my NYU photojournalism course, I am working on a project focusing on the Lower East Side between 7 and 8 a.m. I bike down several mornings a week and wander the streets and avenues around Tompkins Square Park looking for interesting characters-of which there are many-in this diverse and historic Manhattan neighborhood. These two brothers were up early and standing quietly waiting for a city bus on a bitingly cold morning.

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Goorin Bros. Hatmakers-Park Slope, Brooklyn

In March, two NYU classmates and myself made a short video about Brooklyn’s eccentric Goorin Bros. hatmakers as part of a video production workshop. The beautiful layout inside the store, the detailed touches like cups of colourful feathers and an antique typewriter, and the interesting and friendly staff made shooting this a really enjoyable experience. Here is what we came up with!