With over 50 trees, a three-story water sprinkler that can also hold a movie screen, and tons of play features, Somerville’s locally-designed Chuckie Harris Park represents a truly innovative reclamation of urban space for public use.
We love Revere Beach. The first public beach in North America, it’s right outside of Boston at the end of the MBTA Blue Line. This weekend, there was an added attraction: a traveling carnival. We stumbled upon the party and shot some of the action:
Boxers, kids on stilts, clowns and people in giant sun costumes – it was the SomerStreets Carnaval in East Somerville, Mass.
Who races around the city on ATVs during a blizzard? These guys.
Civil war soldiers, prohibition era barkeeps, and a few name-brand charterers hit the stage during the third annual NYC Beard and Mustache Competition at the Warsaw in Greenpoint, New York.
Busan is said to be the San Francisco of Korea. It’s a city of 3.6 million and a hub of education and commerce, but much life there remains based on the sea. That’s very apparent at Jagalchi Market, the biggest fish market in Korea.
With Hurricane Sandy’s winds briefly at a lull a game of touch football broke out in the streets of Queens.
We have been sponsoring an annual pub crawl in the not-that-far-from-Manhattan but very-hard-to-reach neighborhood of College Point, Queens since 2006. In December 2011, a skeleton crew kept the tradition alive while sampling some increased Chinese influences in the neighborhood.