“I want to make Indian food accessible to New Yorkers,” Basu Ratnam announced to the Manhattan Sideways team as we … More

dashnor tailoring

On a street peppered with tailor shops, Dashnor Tailoring remains a hidden gem. Behind its nondescript storefront is Dashnor Begaj: … More

wisefish poke

Drew Crane tried poké for the first time during a family vacation in Hawaii, and he immediately fell in love … More

smith & brit

The intimate interior of this homey space, complete with colorfully stocked shelves, wall paintings, and cozy furniture, evokes a living … More


In 2005, when Anna Castellani realized that there was no place to purchase food in her DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn, … More

book nook

When I walked into Book Nook, I thought I had​ stepped inside a children’s novel. Intrigued, I began to look … More


My last final of the semester, an oral presentation for my Modern Culture and Media class, was minutes away. I … More