- A brief history of Orchard Street’s oldest stores. [DNAinfo]
- Take a journey around NYC following a 1997 tourist guide. [Hopes&Fears]
- Space coffee just got a whole lot better… astronauts can now drink a fresh cup of joe from a fancy new espresso machine. [The Atlantic]
- The best date spot near every Manhattan subway stop. [Thrillist for HuffPo]
- Iconic lunch counter Stage Restaurant gets eviction notice for illegal gas work. [EV Grieve]
- Get an insider’s look at Bushwick’s “A Cabin in a Loft,” the studio apartment with two treehouse-like bedrooms. [Racked]
- Central Park Summerstage concert schedule announced. [West Side Rag]
Images: Astronaut with coffee (L) ; Katz’s Deli, one of the spots recommended in the 1997 tourist guide (R)
Remember as a kid how much you loved hiding out in a fort made of couch cushions or creating a make-shift house in the backyard? The owners of A Cabin in a Loft recreated that fun feeling by building a cabin and treehouse within their Bushwick loft to serve as private sleeping quarters. Each wooden bedroom cabin has its own semi-private garden, set at both ends of the open loft.
The idea came about in 2009, when artists/designers Terri Chiao and Adam Frezzo wanted to create separate bedroom spaces within their open-plan guest house and artist space, located in a former textile factory building. Instead of cutting off light and making the unit feel half its size by building floor-to-ceiling walls, they decided to construct the simple, geometric volumes. What resulted is a space that feels like an outdoor environment and takes a new approach to loft living.
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