New York

London’s Jazzy Cousin

We love London sites here, like the Londonist and Smoke (home of the feasibly complicated board game ‘Soho!’), but checking out the equivalent in our neighbouring city across the Atlantic is a fascinating business. The Gothamist offers a great glimpse into the lives of New Yorkers here, and some of it is pretty scary stuff, […]

NYC In September

If you’re East Coast-based and wonder why I don’t come to sign books anymore, it’s not that I’ve been ignoring you – I love the US and miss my trips there, I’ve just been busy here. To make up for it, I’ll be in New York at the end of the summer (September 17-21), signing […]

Jason Does New York

British photographer Jason Hawkes has featured on this blog before, but now he’s done the same thing he did with New York. For some reason the results are less impressive than I thought they would be – I think it’s because he couldn’t fly as low as he did over London, so you lose the […]

Has New York Lost Its Cool?

There’s a row brewing on the internet and in the press about New York’s high prices driving out its creative types. The New York Times says: “The sudden downturn has affected the very industries that give New York its identity — finance, media, advertising, real estate, even tourism — with real prejudice. The result is […]