A visit to Englewood, NJ just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan reveals 100's of shops, top rated eateries, art galleries, artisan studios, and an almost unlimited source of quality goods, services and a few elements of the unexpected. This video introduces just a few of the business owners in Englewood's downtown shopping area who share some of what they do to raise the bar on Englewood excellence.
There is a traditional Chinese ascetic at the source of Liaung Chung Yen's design and philosophy, but perhaps it is the departure to modern jewelry concepts that makes his work so profoundly interesting. 'My work is like a walk in a traditional Chinese garden and I sometimes leave a diamond on the trail for someone to discover'.
Ayesha Studio Jewlery welcomes this groundbreaking artist to the Englewood studio for two days, May 11-12th, 2018 to exhibit his work and talk about his unique inspirations.
Referred to by its locals as simply LES, the historical lowest east side is considered one of NYC's final remaining real neighborhoods. This tenement lined off the beaten track enclave bears an uncanny resemblance to a business model and philosophy closely tied to the turn of the century immigrants who arrived with a sense of determination and an unwavering adherence to the model of the entrepreneur. Now a new history is being written, by Artisan Popcorn poppers, Cuban seed cigars sales woman, Mescal purveyors, even the owner of what he calls a speakeasy, serving only pre prohibition cocktails in his period decorated lounge on the 2nd floor of his Clinton St. watering hole. I took an interest in speaking to this unique demographic of owner operated, risk taking business people as the first iteration in a series of NYC neighborhood closer looks. I studied 22 New York City neighborhoods as my initial due diligence to begin this series.