Despite his extensive travel schedule, Jake Rosenberg is a man about town. When the Canadian fashion photographer co-founded the popular online publication Coveteur at the young age of 23 out of his living room in Toronto, he couldn't have anticipated it materializing into a multimillion-dollar brand producing advertising campaigns for luxury brands from Chanel to Veuve Clicquot. But in only five years, the young company has grown enough to justify a move to North America's fashion capital.
It's now been two years since Rosenberg picked up his home (and Coveteur's headquarters) in Toronto to relocate to New York's SoHo neighborhood. Since then the young entrepreneur has charmed and conquered the New York City fashion scene, shooting household names from Karlie Kloss to Cindy Crawford, launching an in-house content studio, Coveteur Creative, and recently appearing on Forbes's 30 Under 30 list.
So what does Rosenberg do when he's not jet-setting across the world to his latest shoot location? He can probably be spotted shopping for raw denim at A.P.C., grabbing a slice of Prince Street pizza, or wandering the neighborhood. "I happen to love the block on Mott between Spring and Prince—and it's probably my favorite area in the city," he told MyDomaine. "I love the tree canopy, the sculpture garden, and the easy access to anywhere you want to go in SoHo."
Curious to know his favorite spots? From hyperrealist art galleries to under-the-radar bars, these are the SoHo staples Rosenberg swears by.
Louis K. Meisel Gallery: "Bernaducci and Meisel are legendary for popularizing photorealism in the New York art scene. This expansive space is tucked away right on Prince and Broadway, and the selections never fail to blow me away. The hyperrealism almost makes me feel eerie—everything in the space is a painting and not a photograph. Words can't express it—it's incredible! Bernaducci Meisel Gallery on 57th is an extension of the SoHo operation, which is another gallery I always drop by when I'm in the Midtown area."
New Museum: "The New Museum is located a little off SoHo and more in the Bowery area, but it's definitely a must-see if you're a quirky/contemporary art lover. The recent Pipilotti Rist exhibition was profound, cheeky, and frankly, a great spot for photo opportunities."
A.P.C. and Acne Studios: "Just walking down Spring or Prince from NoLIta to SoHo, you end up hitting so many fun spots and unique boutique shops, but to be honest, I think I get the most shopping done when I cross over to SoHo. A.P.C. and Acne are my go-tos for raw denim and minimal jackets, respectively."
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