The Submarine Studio
Change is Dan Walker’s natural element. The owner of Submarine Studio in Bushwick, Dan has seen his fair share of transitions: Australia to the States, musician to producer, punk rocker to mindful meditator.
Osvaldo Chance Jimenez
Osvaldo Chance Jimenez has lived many lives on the Lower East Side of New York City since he arrived there in 1989: drug dealer; bartender; night-life impresario; boutique owner; and writer.
Imagine an arthouse film about witches daylighting as elegant hipsters. The quirked-out jeweler Vera Balyura would be the main character, and her store, VERAMEAT, would be the setting. Until, of course, some evil wizard in Bushwick looses chaos on the five boroughs and adventure ensues.
Lucy Torredelfino has lived on Mulberry Street for 93 years. A Little Italy native in the truest sense, we spoke to Lucy about growing up in the age of John Gotti and 20 dollar rent.
For legendary graffiti artist Bio Feliciano, growing up in the South Bronx circa 1970s-80s meant rolling with his crew, steeling himself for regular gang fights and run-ins with the cops, and hustling day and night to bomb trains in kaleidoscopic wild style. He endured it all just for the short lived thrill of seeing his gang’s tag – Tats Cru - on the side of a train; and for the knowledge that his graf was thereafter part of a gallery of masterpieces rolling through New York City.
Boris has forgotten more about the world than most of us will ever know. The Russian ex-pat emigrated from the USSR in 1976 and settled in New York. He’s been the Diamond District’s ace jewel engraver ever since.