Cooking, Discovery, food, Fishing, New York, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized

Asian Fisherman’s Stew with Blackfish

Blackfish are a serious fisherman's fish. Some of the most enjoyable fishing I have ever done in my life has for blackfish. They are quick, cunning and smart. When hooked they will dart for structure to cut your line. The blackfish, a.k.a. tautog, tog, or bulldog (Tautoga onitis), ranges from Nova Scotia, Canada to South… Continue reading Asian Fisherman’s Stew with Blackfish

Fiction, horror, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Two

“Urban Pirates” by James K. Shaffer 6/23/17 Jim Shaffer WINK & NOD PRODUCTIONS Queries? email- jimshaffernyc@yahoo.com © COPYRIGHT PENDING. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Urban Pirates- WORKING DRAFT EXT. THE DAWN, MOVING THROUGH THE HARBOR Ken hurriedly pulls up the anchor and signals silently to Mike. Mike starts the engine and they bolt. They race down the… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Two

Fishing, New York, NYC, Ocean, Uncategorized

Capitol Princess, Party Boat Fishing, New York City Style

A great day with friends on aboard the Capitol Princess sailing out of Manhattan up the East River, through Hell’s Gate and into the Long Island Sound for blackfish. Aboard the Capitol Princess for November Blackfish- You don’t get many days like this in late November. Eric Collins, whose family has run Capitol Fishing Tackle… Continue reading Capitol Princess, Party Boat Fishing, New York City Style

Chinatown, Discovery, food, food, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

Chinatown Chronicles- Volume 3

I learned my way around Chinatown in the early 1980's by following my nose. I was burning shoe leather walking around the small and curving side streets; Pell St., Division St., Bayard St., all around the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. It was always a fun day poking around the shops and stores that were… Continue reading Chinatown Chronicles- Volume 3

Filming, Little Italy, Movies, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

UPDATED Creating 1970’s Little Italy, New York City For “The Irishman”

Martin Scorsese’s mob movie “The Irishman” has been shooting all over New  York this autumn. From Harlem to Ridgewood, Staten Island to Scarsdale, the 1970’s drama centers around the disappearance of Teamster boss Jimmie Hoffa. Based on Charles Brandt’s book “I Heard You Paint Houses”, “The Irishman” tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a close… Continue reading UPDATED Creating 1970’s Little Italy, New York City For “The Irishman”

National Geographic, New York, NYC, Ocean, Uncategorized

Nat Geo ENCOUNTER: Ocean Odyssey

National Geographic has a strong reputation for quality content and fantastic imagery. The Nat Geo ENCOUNTER: Ocean Odyssey delivers on the brand’s promise with an immersive experience that takes you on a journey across the Pacific Ocean. The combination of stunning underwater film and interactive CGI images makes for a fun day at the virtual… Continue reading Nat Geo ENCOUNTER: Ocean Odyssey

brooklyn, Fiction, horror, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part One

“Urban Pirates” by James K. Shaffer 6/23/17 Jim Shaffer WINK & NOD PRODUCTIONS Queries? email- jimshaffernyc@yahoo.com © COPYRIGHT PENDING. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Urban Pirates- WORKING DRAFT FADE IN: EXT. THE SEA, ABOARD A SAILING SHIP, A MEAN, SNOTTY NIGHT The wind howls and rain hammers the planks of the wooden deck of an old three-mast… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part One

brooklyn, Fishing, New York, NYC, Seafood, Uncategorized

A Brief History of the New York Bight

A Brief History of the NY Bight is  an excerpt from- “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon !   “Some of the best fishing is done not in water but in print.” - Sparse Grey Hackle from The Quotable Fisherman by Nick Lyons THE ICE CAP… Continue reading A Brief History of the New York Bight