Tag: NYC

Soooo…Does 4K Video Live Up to the Hype? A Quick Look at Some Salsa and Bachata Performances Shot in 4K with the Panasonic G7

In preparation for my sabbatical to South America, I’ve been thinking a lot about what type of creative projects I’d like to work on during the 6 months that I’ll be down there, and decided that one of my primary focuses would be adding original video content on my Youtube Channel. Anyone who’s had their ears on the floor regarding ...

Salsa and Bachata Performance Videos from This Past Weekend at Salsamania (NYC)

I consider myself lucky to not only be a part of such a vibrant dance community here in New York, but that I get to witness such a great level of live performers on a consistent basis.  Here are the performances from this past weekend (10/10/15) at Salsamania. *If you’re unable to see the embedded ...

So, Does Peter Luger Really Have the Best Steak in New York City? (Brooklyn, NYC)

As one of the longest-running steakhouses in New York City, Peter Luger (established in 1887) has come to be considered one of, if not the best steakhouses in all the 5 boroughs. Located at 178 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Peter Luger’s (which was originally named Carl Luger’s Café, after owner Peter Luger’s nephew, who served as head ...

A Surprise West Coast Swing Demo by World Champions Jordan and Tatiana (NYC)

Ivonne with WCS Champions Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman It’s been over a decade since I first moved to New York, and while I might not agree with the many New Yorkers who claim that NYC is the ‘Center of the Universe’, I will say that it is definitely a place where having exceptional experiences and meeting extraordinary ...

RIP Moira

  Just heard last night about the tragic loss of one of my favorite salseras in the NY dance scene. As some of you may already know, participation in NY’s dance community exposes you to an incredibly diverse group of characters and personalities. You will find individuals who can and will, surprisingly impact your life in simple or profound ways, ...

After a Nine Year Search, I’ve Finally Found the Best Korean BBQ in New York City at Kang Hodong Baekjeong (NYC)

I find that a night out for some Korean food can be a hard sell to a lot of my western friends, as many find the fare to be either too spicy, or lacking in heartiness, due to the abundance of vegetables used in the cuisine. Back home in L.A., I’m usually able to convert the doubters by ...

Restaurant Review: Guantanamera Restaurant (Hell’s Kitchen, NYC)

While on vacation, I will often look for experiences  that help me understand and define the character of the city that I’m visiting.  After living in New York for over 10 yrs, I realize that I definitely take the City for granted and have not delved into finding its heartbeat as much as I would when visiting a new location. Fortunately, there are those around ...

BTS Videos from the D’Cor and La Fuerza Collaboration at Utopia

Here’s a quick excerpt from the BTS video, showing all the hard work the D’Cor and La Fuerza dancers went through to make the collaboration piece a reality! 🙂 For those who want to see the full video (which includes the final full run-through of the piece) please click on the following vid: And for ...

Performance Videos from Utopia (salsa, bachata, hip hop, zouk)

La Fuerza & D’Cor: D’Cor: Henri Velandia & Claudia Palestini: Yamulee: D’Cor Apprentice Team: WRT Dance Co: La Fuerza: Zafire Dance Project: Roberto Lesiati & Ivana Padoleccia: Movimiento Dance Company: Formula F: Pura Vida: Elite Stars Dance Academy:

How Shooting Pics at the 2014 Puerto Rican Day Parade (NYC) Helped to Improve my Photography

One thing I love about being in New York is that when I’m looking to scratch my photography itch, the City provides a truly unending wealth of interesting subjects.  On this particular day, I thought I’d take a few hours and get some practice in by taking my camera out to the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which ...