New York City · Hunters Point

One of the best-kept secrets for stunning yet free Midtown Manhattan skyline views is Long Island City, specifically its southern Hunters Point district—a recently redeveloped industrial area located on the western tip of Queens

Patti Smith · Just Kids

This acclaimed memoir chronicles Patti Smith's relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, starting out as a love letter and ending as an elegy; a poignant portrait of two scrappy, young artists and their deep commitment to art, in front of a stunningly vivid NYC backdrop.