Selected Press Mentions

NY Times: Is the Hand Quicker Than the Zoom Window?

Atlas Obscura online experience: Backstage with a Magician. 

With the help of the Atlas Obscura and Airbnb platforms, he has now developed “Backstage With a Magician,” in which he promises to perform tricks from his “secret lair,” which looks a lot like a Brooklyn apartment.

Airbnb sees this as a way to extend its own original experiences, which total more than 4,000, in countries throughout the world, a spokesperson wrote in an email. Those experiences could range from a tour through Hasidic Brooklyn or an architecture tour in Manhattan.

 

NPR: All Songs Considered’s ‘Wow’ Moments From SXSW 2019

March 13, 2019. Atlas Obscura’s In The Element at SXSW.

Lonnie Holley and Lee Banes played down by the water not far from here. I didn’t even know there was water nearby: Waller Creek. I say Lonnie Holley I think of as someone who could have perhaps been in Sun Ra or he’s kind of an outsider artist….and he just starts playing these songs singing about the water, the reflections off the water, just off the top of his head and Lee with his guitar with him. And then Mary Lattimore, the harpist, got up and joined them. It was my magic moment of the day.

 

WWD List: Nine Things to Check Out in Austin for SXSW 2019

March 8, 2019. Atlas Obscura’s In The Element at SXSW.

The brand is hosting its first activation at SXSW, bringing guests outside to showcase the city’s lesser-known sights. In addition to its curated list of “cool, hidden and unusual things to do in Austin” — 28 of them at that — Atlas Obscura has also teamed with Gore-Tex and Ghostly International for In the Element on March 13 and 14. During the two-day event, guests will have an opportunity to demo products during outdoor activities such as biking to Barton Springs, a trail run, and sunset kayaking trip to watch the bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. It might not be a midnight showing, but it’s close enough.

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE: The Stranger Things Band Partied in a Cemetery Last Weekend

October 16, 2017. Atlas Obscura’s Into the Veil. 

Guests dressed in Victorian-period cocktail attire for Atlas Obscura’s “Into the Veil” event at Green-Wood Cemetery last weekend, passing under the graveyard’s imposing gothic arches for a night of storytelling, fashion, performance art, and singing by artists including S U R V I V E, the electronic band that scored the Emmy-winning theme music for Stranger Things.

 

NEW YORK TIMES: NEW YORK TODAY

 July 17, 2015. Co-organized the “Grilled Cheesy Dance Party” at Flux Factory, however, the New York Times was late to their coverage and instead delivered a charming correction. 

Earlier in this space, we listed a cheese-based dance party in Queens. Regrettably, this delicious event occurred last Friday. We apologize for the error and personally, are very sad to have missed it.

 

NYLON: SPACE AND A DREAM. your guide to opening up a diy venue from the women who would know.

July 17, 2015. Participated in a panel discussion addressing the legalities of opening a legal DIY venue.

 

Brooklyn Magazine: The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture

March 11, 2014. Included as a member of The Silent Barn.

A “collective” in the truest sense of the word, they’ve come out of the move more committed than ever to supporting up-and-coming musicians and artists.

 

TIME OUT NEW YORK: What’s your favorite NYC secret?

April 8, 2013. Interviewed in a lineup of knowledgeable New York City bloggers.

There’s no shortage of amateur historians chronicling New York’s hidden past—and who better to reveal some of the city’s most interesting secrets? Time Out New York asked several of these intrepid explorers to share their favorite New York secrets.