Saturday, August 2, 2014

Brooklyn, graffiti, getaways, and international indie talent.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, New York…for those of us who like the quick getaway, wind in your face, there is a hostel in the new Bushwick, Brooklyn that might be right up your lane. If you like the holistic, developed artist community, then you’ll fit right in here. What other name for a Zulu’s hostel “The Moore”.


The Moore hostel which was opened just a few months ago and promises a special stay for the commuting traveler I’d have to say that it was a cool stay. I met a few interesting people there myself. 

The NY Moore hostel is located on 179 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, telephone (347) 227-8634 or . You can check it out on facebook @ or on twitter @

The surrounding neighborhood has such a resemblance to the Bronx that it is unbelievable.

They definitely are a major competitor in the spray art of graffiti murals. 

The businesses are very opened to hiring graffiti artist to contribute to the back drop of this thriving rich cultured neighborhood. 

What I love is that heading in the opposite direction back to Broadway is that you’ll find the same rich Hispanic, West Indian culture that I’ve come to love of NYC.

I had the chance to meet with one of Japan’s hottest, and genuinely talented uprising electric guitarist Bungo Yokoyama.
 He’s from Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan and loves NYC. You’ve probably seen him performing in your subway if you happen to travel to Union Square, Washington Square park, NYU. 
Bungo though he doesn’t speak much English, speaks guitar, with a universal language that everyone can understand, it’s called enjoyment. As I sat in the lounge of the hostel I was soothed by an electric guitarist softly strumming tunes to accompany a hip hop artist freestyling. 
I had a few places to go but by the end of my stay we were able to meet and exchange contacts. Check out his youtube @ .

Having the opportunity to ride the NYC subway bought back memories that I hadn’t experienced in a while. The train dancers of today are as talented as the break dancing b-boys of the 80’s only difference is the use of the fixed attached poles of the subway supporting many of the subway dancers of today’s routines and the fact that they receive contributions of the subway riders, unlike the break dancing B-boys.

The similarity of the two is how they are chased off and or arrested by the police and in hearing the stern and sarcastic warning of the police, they are never referred to the Police Athletic League or any Boys Club type mentorship to keep them out of the judicial system. I took a few photos of them that they asked me to put up for them.