Introducing Verse—Stories and photos through the lens of local, creative, and influential people.

Meet Jeff Taylor of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Bird Rock owner Jeff Taylor shares his unexpected journey from photojournalist to coffee roaster

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A Photographer's Guide to San Diego

Lyric at Park 12 resident artist William LeFevre shares his go-to spots to eat, drink and get inspired

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Chasing Sunlight And Shadows In SoCal

San Diego-based artist William LeFevre on the city that inspires his work

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A Photographer's Guide to Washington, D.C.

Lyric at Liz resident artist Steven Marks gives his take on some of the city’s best spots

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Exploring Identity One Portrait at a Time

Artist Maciek Jasik frames the perception of beauty in a color-filled ‘tunnel to the psyche’

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A Look at the Art Deco Masterpiece That Is 70 Pine

The landmarked Lower Manhattan building stands as a testament to the artistic movement that helped define the modern New York City skyline.

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A Chef’s Guide to NYC with Crown Shy’s James Kent

If there’s one person who can whet our appetite for New York’s food scene, it’s Chef James Kent.

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Perfecting The Pour Over With Sey Coffee

Learn how to brew barista-level pour over coffee in under five minutes with our NYC coffee partner, Sey Coffee.

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A Sonic Journey with Tom Noble, founder of Superior Elevation

From rap battles in the park to the rise of punk, the history of New York is arguably best told through music — which makes Tom Noble Bushwick’s resident historian.

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