Taylor Davidson is a venture capitalist for kbs+p Ventures and a professional business event photographer at Narratively. His photography clients have included Clinton Global Initiative, The Economist, CNN and The Rockefeller Foundation. He can be found on Twitter at @tdavidson. We gave Taylor a D-Lux 5 to document and share his must see NYC spots as part of our #place2be series.
McSorley’s Old Ale House
It’s not the newest, trendiest, or even best bar in NYC, but it’s got history and a unique character. The beer selection is light and dark, and that’s it. Dark, dusty and a bit dirty, it would be a great dive bar if it wasn’t well-known and long-lived. I take out-of-town visitors here to show them a throwback to a different time, to soak up the atmosphere and to help show the tremendous diversity of bars that exist throughout NYC.
The High Line
The High Line is a well-known, welcome respite from the city. Walking over busy streets, through the canyons of apartment and office buildings, and through the tunnels of grass, the High Line offers many places for one to sit, relax, people watch and soak in the city from above. I visit as much as I can and take every visitor to the High Line because it’s such a unique way to experience the city.
Evolution Nature Shop
Evolution is a great place to visit even if you have no intention of buying anything. One of the most distinctive shops in SoHo, Evolution is very different from the designer clothing boutiques along Spring Street. The skeleton in the window grabs your attention and the wide variety of framed insects (the butterflies are amazing), fossils, skulls and skeletons will bring you back to browse.