Eat Like Local with Jordan Trahan

We meet up with professional skateboarder Jordan Trahan, who takes us to some of his favorite haunts around New York City for a day filled with a whole lot of skating.
Jordan Trahan

Hardcore Legend Harley Flanagan Doesn't Regret Anything

The founding member of iconic NYC hardcore act the Cro-Mags talks about his new memoir, hanging out with Warhol and Joe Strummer as a teenager, and why it's improbable that his band will ever reunite.
Seth Ferranti

Hopelessness Springs Eternal and Bambara Are Here to Prove It with "All the Ugly Things"

Watch the New York band's video for "All the Ugly Things" and remember a bygone era of LES rock.
Zachary Lipez

Your Misplaced New York Nostalgia Will Get You Nowhere

Things change around you. The new wave replaces the older wave, and it turns out the older wave is you. But if you've been around, surely you know there are more things to be sad about.
Zachary Lipez
taji's mahal

Lurking the Lower East Side with Lurkavelli

Outsiders have taken over the Lower East Side, but according to the rapper Lurkavelli, gentrification hasn't stopped the neighborhood's poverty and crime problems.
Taji Ameen

Acapulco Gold and Friends

Spring starts next week, and to celebrate the hotly anticipated good weather, I'm premiering my latest skateboarding video, “Acapulco Gold and Friends.”
Taji Ameen
taji's mahal

Dro FE Raps About Life on the Border of Texas and Mexico

For this week's Mahal, I cruised the streets of New York with Dro FE, a Texan rapper who recently released a free self-titled EP exploring his childhood in the Rio Grande Valley, where you either drive a Lambo or live in a shack.
Taji Ameen
taji's mahal

NEWTHINGS and AMO Had a Kickass Fashion Show

I headed down to the grand opening of the Lower East Side AMO Studios art space and NEWTHINGS fashion installation and caught up with the two people behind it, Ana Bezanilla and Edwin Bolta, to learn a little more.
Taji Ameen
taji's mahal

Simon J. Heath Talks About His New Movie 'Ten Men Talk New York'

This week, Lower East Side legend Clayton Patterson invited me to the screening of Simon J. Heath's new film, <i>Ten Men Talk New York</i>. A tale about what New York means to ten of its natives, the film doesn't fall short of its title. I caught up...
Taji Ameen
taji's mahal

The Gonz Goes to Soho

To ring in the New Year, I hit up Soho's snow-covered streets with Mark Gonzales. Whether he's on a bike or a skateboard, the Gonz shreds like no other. This week, I was privileged to shoot a video of him skating in the streets and to ask him some...
Taji Ameen
taji's mahal

Watch the Gonz's New Short Film '08NOBEL80'

A few nights ago, I received a late night phone call from artist and skateboarder Mark Gonzales a.k.a. the Gonz. We made plans to meet at midnight at Astor Place. Over the next few hours, the Gonz shot footage of us riding skateboards and bikes through...
Taji Ameen
into the weird

Tattoo Artist JK5's Bio Mom Story

A tattooed wise man of sorts, Joseph Ari Aloi shares his knowledge and bizarre experiences with his clients. He was adopted when he was four days old, and although he grew up in a loving and supportive home, he always felt different. But one day...
Sophie Saint Thomas