Hot off their exploration of the history inside 28 N. Moore, writer Valeria Likhova and photographer Marisa McGrody went searching for motorcycles. “Loving motorcycles and never riding… what a bizarre feeling,” writes Valeria. “I can hear a vintage engine approaching from a mile away. The sound is the most heart-stopping / blood-rushing / face-blushing experience. Next is the look: leather seat, chrome engine, a stunning helmet, boot, and especially the rider, not that I always see them, but I always imagine what they look like. It instantly leads my imagination to a vintage movie like Easy Rider or The Wild One with the iconic Marlon Brando. I also find the scent—a mixture of leather, rubber, and petrol—to be intoxicating. When I see a really good motorcycle, I make one extended stroke from seat to gas tank, take a deep breath, and walk away watching the beast in the distance… and keeping mine, too.”
About the authors: Valeria Likhova is a magazine editor and creative consultant who launched her own “rock and roll newspaper,” The Passenger, available by subscription and printed twice a year in limited editions. ••• Marisa McGrody is a photographer, actor, teacher at TriBeCa Community School, and a resident of Tribeca. She has shot for the Tribeca Film Festival, Norma Knows New York City, TriBeCa Community School, Time Out New York, Soho House, and countless children’s birthday parties.