FEATURES

Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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ABOUT THE SCOUT

The Scout

Brooklyn Bridge looking towards DUMBO

Photo: Staff

Brooklyn Bridge looking towards DUMBO

Chinatown, Doyer Street

Photo: Staff

Chinatown, Doyer Street

Redhook, Brooklyn

Photo: Staff

Redhook, Brooklyn

Redhook, Brooklyn

Photo: Staff

Redhook, Brooklyn

Pepsi sign from Long Island City

Photo: Staff

Pepsi sign from Long Island City

Lower East Side

Photo: Staff

Lower East Side

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The Scout is a new lifestyle and design-conscious site highlighting unique events, retail and dining experiences in New York City.

Unlike other city guides and online magazines, The Scout will feature reviews and articles by your intrepid team of culture-seekers who will weed out the mundane and the overly trendy to bring you the very best, the most unique, and the most inspiring that the city has to offer, with an eye to both the modern and the traditional, the high-end and the humble. Our writers and editors appreciate the craftsmanship of Danish modern furniture but still lust after a pair of limited-edition Nikes. We’ll scarf down a decadent deep-fried hot dog one night and indulge in a perfect chocolate souffle the next.

Featuring themed self-guided tours, restaurant and store reviews, frequent blog postings and in-depth articles and interviews, The Scout will become a trusted guide for readers looking for something original and uncommon. With The Scout, you’ll get customized, uniquely edited content that shares the stories behind products, events and their creators.

TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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