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Take a helicopter ride around Manhattan with BTRtv! Check out the view from the best seat on the chopper as we cruise from the Statue of Liberty to the George Washington Bridge, taking in the sights of the city, New Jersey, and Brooklyn along the way. Music featured in this episode: "Flyway" by Lusine
Chelsea White visits Avocaderia, the world's first avocado bar, located inside Industry City Food Hall in Brooklyn, New York. Co-owner Francesco Brachetti talks about the inspiration behind Avocaderia…
Taking up a full city block in Times Square, Gulliver’s Gate is an interactive exhibit of scale model miniatures representing recognizable structures from all around the world as a cohesive set meant to allow discovery through comparison and contrast. The BreakThruTV team visited the attraction soon after its opening to find out more about it. Music featured in this episode: "The Plane" by Los Angeles Police Department
The Doughnut Project is a shop in NYC’s West Village that makes much more than your original glazed doughnut -- though they have that too -- by bringing together what may seem like unlikely flavor combinations atop super fresh yeast doughnuts. Chelsea White tries her hand at her own made-up game, “Dough-WHAAAT,” and attempts to guess the doughnut flavor after a blind taste-test. Music featured in this episode: "Modern Age" by Sonny & The Sunsets // "Balloon Game" by Kevin MacLeod Check out a doughnut making tutorial with Chelsea here!
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over South Blue Hill, a town in Maine, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of "Fleece" by Coke Weed. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
The Doughnut Project is a shop in NYC’s West Village that makes much more than your original glazed doughnut -- though they have that too -- by bringing together what may seem like unlikely flavor combinations atop super fresh yeast doughnuts. Chelsea White visited the shop for a tutorial on making doughnuts and to sample some of the finished product -- one of the staples of their menu: The Everything Doughnut. Music featured in this episode: "Judy French" by White Reaper // "Special Girl" by The History Of Apple Pie // "Slash/Burn" by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down // "Wool In The Wash" by Crying
The End is a Brooklyn coffee shop, known for whimsical atmosphere and Instagram-worthy creations, inspired by its sister store, Montauk Juice Factory, on the east end of Long Island. One of The End's most popular drinks is the Unicorn Latte which is made with a variety of ingredients, including blue-green algae and unicorn dust. Chelsea White sat down with co-owner of the shop, Madi Murphy, to talk about the magic of the Unicorn Latte and experience it for herself. Music featured in the episode: "The River" by Ladyhawke // "I Was Born (A Unicorn)" by The Unicorns
826NYC is a non-profit organization which operates out of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. Established in 2004, 826NYC aims to help students ages 6 to 18 years old to improve their writing skills with after-school programs and workshops while also offering community programming. BTRtoday met some of the staff from 826NYC to hear about their mission, getting involved, and what they love most about the program Music featured in the episode: "A Moment Allowed" by The Real Tuesday Weld // "Need" by WhoMadeWho
Cat Camp is a cat lover's dream come true. The "cat-centric symposium" was held for the first time in Manhattan this past March and brought together a wide range of cat enthusiasts. Chelsea White, BTRtv’s very own self-identified cat lady, was at the event and spoke with the founder of Cat Camp, Christina Ha, as well as attendees, vendors and cat behaviorist, Jackson Galaxy. Here, she challenges some of the event attendees to a feline trivia game we’re calling “Are You Kittying Me?” Music featured in the episode: "Kings" by Coastgaard // "Spazzmatica Polka" by Kevin MacLeod
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over South Beach, Staten Island, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “New Siberia” by Los Straightjackets. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
Cat Camp is a cat lover's dream come true. The "cat-centric symposium" was held for the first time in Manhattan this past March and brought together a wide range of cat enthusiasts. Chelsea White, BTRtv’s very own self-identified cat lady, was at the event and spoke with the founder of Cat Camp, Christina Ha, as well as attendees, vendors and cat behaviorist, Jackson Galaxy. Music featured in the episode: "GRIFFIN" by Glass Towers // "My Dying Days" by Bad Cop // "Beach III (Ocean Blue)" by Coastgaard // "Queens" by La Sera
Breanna Barbara is a Brooklyn-based musician, but don’t let the geography throw you -- her music is steeped in southern/blues rock traditions, as seen through the sweat-drenched eyes of New York City. Howling, yelping, and rockin’ with a furious intensity -- even at slower tempos, like a psychedelic waltz -- Barbara is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the local scene. Mirage Dreams by Breanna Barbara is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re going to let Darkwing describe themselves here: “Anti-hero Theme Music. Yin yang grunge. Music to promote critical thinking. Happy/albeit sometimes strange music with lyrics about being uncomfortable or disappointed in the world and oneself or straight up love and stuff.” That’s about as perfectly as it can be put. It’s also worth noting that the band -- based in Leonia, New Jersey, and made up of Richie, Zach, Louis, and Lyzi (also of Fruit & Flowers) -- is exceptionally adept at blasting out huge, badass rock music with sweet hooks. They brought the chaos to the studio at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. Lameonia is available now, and Darkwing has new music coming soon. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sanatorium is a hospital-themed bar and lounge in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Inspired by the history of 19th century hospitals and remedies, Sanatorium features medicinal cocktails made with botanicals and herbs. Chelsea White joins the bar owner, Albert Trummer, to learn about the medicinal properties of ingredients as she mixes a cocktail of her own. Music featured in the episode: "Juju" by Summer Twins
Sanatorium is a hospital-themed bar and lounge in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Inspired by the history of 19th century hospitals and remedies, Sanatorium features medicinal cocktails made with botanicals and herbs. Chelsea White sat down with the bar owner, Albert Trummer, to find out more about Sanatorium and sample some of the “medicine” offered there. Music featured in the episode: "Moon Dust" by Cherry Glazerr // "Slack" by Tycho // "Bottled Affection" by Cold War Kids
Parlor Walls is the Brooklyn-based trio of Alyse Lamb, Chris Mulligan, and Kate Mohanty. Lamb and Mohanty honed their blend of noise guitar and sax in the band EULA, perfecting their dramatic, modern take on post-punk. The band has been very active since their 2014 inception and, with their upcoming Northern Spy debut, things are set to take off even more. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring the noise to our live room for this session! Opposites by Parlor Walls will be released March 10th by Northern Spy Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In this installment of 1st Person, Brittany talks about how she got involved with art as a form of therapy and how her art practice has grown from there. She also shares her opinion on freedom of expression through art. Music featured in the episode: "Santa Cruz" by The Vaughns
In this installment of 1st Person, Marc explains what age he would go back to if he could and why. He also shares some of his favorite memories from that age and what advice he would offer his younger self. Music featured in the episode: "Tie-Dye" by Ducktails
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of "Breathe" by JEL The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
In this installment of 1st Person, we meet Briana Joelle; a hair stylist and musician who believes both pursuits are integral parts of who she is. She explains more about her experiences and why she uses two names. Music featured in the episode: "Slash/Burn" by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Baked goods are the best. Even better, are baked goods made from scratch. They are a tiny way to show off your ability to measure ingredients while simultaneously filling your living space with lovely smells. At the end of your hard work you've got yourself a treat and a new photo op for instagram. Check out this recipe for cream cheese banana bread that is easy to make, but looks fancy enough to impress your followers. Music featured in this episode: "Chills" by Ladyhawke
Sunset Botanica is a Brooklyn-based company which makes shrubs, bitters, and other cocktail components. To help get in the Valentine’s Day spirit, the owner of the company, Carlos Victoria, shares his recipe for Cupid’s Arrow, a gin based cocktail featuring handcrafted hibiscus bitters. Music featured in this episode: "Savor Flamenco (Tango Flamenco)" by Gipsy Kings
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “Comm.” by Botany. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
In this installment of 1st Person, we meet Morticia, who left her Florida home and southern baptist community for New York City after coming out as a trans woman. Morticia shares what it was like to leave her home and find a supportive environment and what that has meant to her. She also has some advice for any who might be looking to make a big move themselves. Music featured in the episode: "Bonnieview" by Zeus
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over DUMBO, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “Insides” by Fort Romeau. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
The Royal Munkey aims to bring the flavor and feel of “Old Bombay” to New York City. Inspired by the Anglo-Indian cooking of colonial India, The Royal Munkey serves European-style dishes and drinks prepared with Indian spices and flavors. Co-Owner Arun Mirchandani demonstrates how to make one of the restaurant’s signature drinks, the Indian Spiced Old Fashioned. Music featured in this episode: "Elephant Walk" by Lettuce
The BTRtv drone explores the skies over Red Hook, a waterside neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, for your visual enjoyment, all set to the tune of “Black” by Protein. The BeBop drone used in this video was provided by Parrot.
The Royal Munkey aims to bring the flavor and feel of “Old Bombay” to New York City. Inspired by the Anglo-Indian cooking of colonial India, The Royal Munkey serves European style dishes and drinks prepared with Indian spices and flavors. Chelsea White sat down with Co-Owner Arun Mirchandani to try two of the restaurant’s signature drinks: a classic Aviation Cocktail and an Indian Spiced Old Fashioned. Music featured in this episode: "Subliminal" by Heaven For Real // "Together Or Alone" by Eternal Summers // "Tiny" by Dinosaur Jr.
As part of an aviation unit, Freddie jumped out of countless airplanes during his four years in the Army. In this installment of 1st Person, he describes the feeling you get while falling through the air. Freddie also shares why he joined the military and offers some advice for those who are looking to expand their comfort zone. Music featured in this episode: "Water & Power" by Cold War Kids
Sunset Botanica is a Brooklyn-based company which makes shrubs, bitters, and other cocktail components. To toast the start of a new year, the owner of the company, Carlos Victoria, puts together a cocktail he calls “Pear Necessities” that uses some adventurous ingredients along with his own homemade mango bitters. Music featured in this episode: "El Llanto Del Ayaymama" by Juaneco Y Su Combo Recipe: 2 oz Mezcal 1 oz Pear Liqueur 3/4 oz Lemon Juice Top with 2mL Bitter Sunset Mango Supremo bitters Add Ice Shake Serve with Chapulines on rim (use orange or lime to stick)
“1st Person” is a new recurring segment that will feature people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences. For our first of these videos, we present David, who spoke to us at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal about his time in prison, what led him there, and how his life has gone since being released. Song featured in this episode: "New Ways" by Daughter

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