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An educator by day...a photographer, writer, actor and traveller by night. Alexandra is a graduate of Boston College where she studied English, Economics and History. A recent transplant to New York City, Alexandra spent four years in Madrid, Spain where she caught the wanderlust bug. After extensive travel through Europe, she is looking forward to rediscovering what New York has to offer. Favorite places in the world include: Lisbon, Paris, Amsterdam and equal parts of love (though for totally different reasons) to Manhattan and Brooklyn. Follow me on twitter @alexandrahinoj

1-Brooklyn_Museum_-_Walt_Whitman_-_Thomas_Johnson Image by Thomas Johnson

Walt Whitman is one of America’s literary giants. The poet lived and worked part of his life in what was then the independent city of Brooklyn and the now borough permeates much of his work. Although more than a century of transformations have significantly changed the Brooklyn that Whitman knew, if one looks close enough it is still possible to see remnants of Whitman’s time.


Ms Pac Man-New Yorck City-Untapped CitiesPhoto via Flickr Creative Commons by Jeremy Brooks

Ms. Pac-Man. The name brings back childhood memories for some, teenage nostalgia for others, or evokes images of a now bygone time. Ms. Pac-Man is the grand dame of the Golden Age of the arcade video game which spanned the late 1970s to 1980s. As one of the most popular video games of all time, Ms. Pac-Man (a sequel to the original Pac Man) features a female protagonist who is even considered a feminist icon by some. Ms. Pac-Man took arcading mainstream. In New York City there are places where one can still scurry from ghosts, devour pellets in order to weaken and eat said ghosts, and enjoy the love story of how Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man meet. This timeless arcade classic has managed to find a place in some of the most unique places New York City has to offer.


This article was also written in part by Samantha Sokol


If you thought gardening was purely a white-fence suburban hobby, think again. These gardens scattered through Manhattan feature a diverse range of plants and flowers — one of them even has a pond! Check them out here. (more…)