Ruddy Was Here

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Last night Chelsea was buzzing with what was definitely a curious cast of characters. NO SUBJECT brought artists Steven Cogle, Adam Dare, Whisbe & Kennedy Yanko to the RaiseArt gallery for a pop up one night only event.

The main fact I noticed was the artists use of color. They each have very distinct styles, but I could see how Adam (who also curated the event) had a vision to bring all of their aesthetics together.

Steven Cogle says that “While our styles couldn’t be more different, on canvas everything just meshed perfectly.”

It seems each artists has big projects coming up and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

Here’s a throw back to a shoot I did when I was in college. A friend asked me to bring something personal and at the time I was very much into the show Felicity. I even had a tape recorder i used as a sort of journal just like Keri Russell did on the show.

I think this was back in 2005. I had hair! I mostly I like the photos because they remind me of a more innocent time in my life. A time when everything was the biggest deal and my aspirations for the future seemed limitless. As the years passed and I learned some important life lessons that seemed to diminish, but now almost ten tears later I feel that energy I once had. That I could take over the world.


Photography by Lauren Brown

This never gets old.
Photography by Ruddy Harootian

This never gets old.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

The Fall is here and it’s time to start figuring out the answer to one very important question: Where do you go for Ramen?
There are always old favorites, like Rai Rai Ken in the East Village and Totto Ramen in Hells Kitchen. I go back every season because the best part of figuring out this question is the research!
I recently walked by Dojo in the West Village and realized that they have their own ramen shop on the side of the restaurant. This Pork based broth was exceptional, the noodles were just the right texture, and the pork was extremely flavorful. The garlic flakes were a nice touch too. I’m not sure if this is going to be THE spot I stick to, but this is definitely a good option.
Stay tuned, my next stop will be the infamous Momofuku.
Dojo - 14 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012
Photography by Ruddy Harootian

The Fall is here and it’s time to start figuring out the answer to one very important question: Where do you go for Ramen?

There are always old favorites, like Rai Rai Ken in the East Village and Totto Ramen in Hells Kitchen. I go back every season because the best part of figuring out this question is the research!

I recently walked by Dojo in the West Village and realized that they have their own ramen shop on the side of the restaurant. This Pork based broth was exceptional, the noodles were just the right texture, and the pork was extremely flavorful. The garlic flakes were a nice touch too. I’m not sure if this is going to be THE spot I stick to, but this is definitely a good option.

Stay tuned, my next stop will be the infamous Momofuku.

Dojo - 14 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

There’s something about pizza joint Arturo’s that stood out to me right away. How could such a gem in New York’s West Village be so unpretentious? Surely, this was some of the best pizza I’ve tasted in the city, so how is it that the place is so under the radar? I’m not really sure I cared about the answer, I was just happy to be there. Order a pie and the arugula salad. Simple goes a long way at this friendly spot.
Arturo’s - 106 W. Houston St., New York, NY 10012
Photo by Ruddy Harootian.

There’s something about pizza joint Arturo’s that stood out to me right away. How could such a gem in New York’s West Village be so unpretentious? Surely, this was some of the best pizza I’ve tasted in the city, so how is it that the place is so under the radar? I’m not really sure I cared about the answer, I was just happy to be there. Order a pie and the arugula salad. Simple goes a long way at this friendly spot.

Arturo’s - 106 W. Houston St., New York, NY 10012

Photo by Ruddy Harootian.

G Lounge in NYC is getting ready to GLOW this Saturday night. Join wild host Kareem McJagger and get your life with sexy bartenders and boys who are ready to turn the lights down low. 

I have been going to G Lounge since I was in College. Can you believe I have been going there for about 10 years!? I may just have dated myself, but I have to give props. The staff there has always been super friendly and it’s a LGBT New York Institution at this point.

I will be there shaking my butt and taking pictures. See you at the bar at 10PM!

G Lounge - 225 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Update 9/22/2014: The Club kids were definitely out. Kareem and Untitled Queen are pictured above.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

Listen up New York City, It’s time to eat and dance tonight in Central Park!
Smorgasburg teams up with the cool cats over at Mister Saturday Night and just like that you have Friday plans. DJ’s Justin carter and Eamon Harkin gave me life a few weekends ago in Brooklyn at the Mister Sunday party, so I know for a fact that butts will be shaking and everyone will walk away happy.
I can’t forget to mention that this event comes by right after NY Times Travel has added Central Park to their 36 Hours series. It’s THE place to be!
Friday September 19, 5-9PM at the Rumsey Plafield by 72nd and 5th avenue.
Via Mister Saturday Night

Listen up New York City, It’s time to eat and dance tonight in Central Park!

Smorgasburg teams up with the cool cats over at Mister Saturday Night and just like that you have Friday plans. DJ’s Justin carter and Eamon Harkin gave me life a few weekends ago in Brooklyn at the Mister Sunday party, so I know for a fact that butts will be shaking and everyone will walk away happy.

I can’t forget to mention that this event comes by right after NY Times Travel has added Central Park to their 36 Hours series. It’s THE place to be!

Friday September 19, 5-9PM at the Rumsey Plafield by 72nd and 5th avenue.

Via Mister Saturday Night

RAZO is all over Williamsburg. I touched each and every one of those dead presidents in the hopes that some serious bills come my way.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

A bit more character than your average gnome. One of the many quirks you can find at New York’s design forward hotel, Citizen M.
Citizen M NYC - 218 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
Photography by Ruddy Harootian

A bit more character than your average gnome. One of the many quirks you can find at New York’s design forward hotel, Citizen M.

Citizen M NYC - 218 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

My friend Aaron (Visionaaron on instagram) always takes it to the next level. I haven’t seen him in years, but we finally got to reunite this past weekend and it was like a fashion explosion - in technicolor.

Aaron showed up wearing one of his fabulous creations. I quickly though, “where could I take a photo of you?”. We headed over to Little Italy and snapped away in front of artist Bradley Theodore’s piece of James Christies. Best fashion portrait I’ve taken in a while.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

This slice of chocolate cake at Cafe Minerva in NYC’s West Village was fluffy and savory. If I could kiss the person who made it I would. I need more!
Cafe Minerva - 302 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

This slice of chocolate cake at Cafe Minerva in NYC’s West Village was fluffy and savory. If I could kiss the person who made it I would. I need more!

Cafe Minerva - 302 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Washington Heights, New York. Que vaina! 

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Washington Heights, New York. Que vaina!

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Gearing up for the weekend? Mister Saturday Night was on full blast last Sunday with their Mister Sunday party in Brooklyn.
If you like House music with a bit of disco thrown in this is for you. Sometimes it get a little tribal too. When the DJ Played “Show me love” by Robin S everyone lost their mind. It was EPIC!
I highly suggest you try it this coming Sunday. There are only 3 parties left before the season is over!
The hours are from 3pm to 9pm, and it costs $15. (They sell a limited number of $10 advance tickets for each party.) You can buy advance tickets here. 
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Gearing up for the weekend? Mister Saturday Night was on full blast last Sunday with their Mister Sunday party in Brooklyn.

If you like House music with a bit of disco thrown in this is for you. Sometimes it get a little tribal too. When the DJ Played “Show me love” by Robin S everyone lost their mind. It was EPIC!

I highly suggest you try it this coming Sunday. There are only 3 parties left before the season is over!

The hours are from 3pm to 9pm, and it costs $15. (They sell a limited number of $10 advance tickets for each party.) You can buy advance tickets here.

Photo by Ruddy Harootian