People of Northside

In the summer of 2010, Brandon Stanton, a photographer based out of New York City, began what he refers to as, “an ambitious project to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City.” This project evolved into Humans of New York (HONY), an amazing online collection of quotes and short stories paired with portraits of New Yorkers. This catalogue is a daily glimpse into the lives of strangers in
New York City. (Visit:

We, at the Northsider think this concept is pretty cool and that it builds community. We decided to borrow that idea, build on it, and make it our own. So, welcome to the “People of Northside” where each month we will feature different members of our eclectic neighborhood to remind you why you call Northside home.

People of Northside | Chef Harvey Germain

January 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chef Harvey Germain Northside residents and visitors appreciate, create, and sometimes even live ART. What better way to experience art than to eat it? Northside happens to [...]

People of Northside | Meet Geoff Tate

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

I asked Geoff what he missed about Northside when he is in LA he said, “being able to walk down the street and just run into your family or friends.” [...]

People Of Northside | Meet Neil Anderson

August 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

“… to be in Northside is to be a place where your past, your identity markers, are not seen as determinants for where your life can go… Living in Northside those identity markers are just seen as part of the music of your life. They’re not your final destination or final statement of who you are. You’re kind of free to create your own identity in Northside.” [...]

People of Northside | Meet the Shockley-Smiths

July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Meredith and Lauren love and invest in Northside. They are devoted to building relationships with others in the community and welcoming newcomers. Each Wednesday, during the summer months, they host “Family Dinner” at their house. Here, the traditional concept of family is challenged and includes friends from all walks of life who are invited to bring a dish, share drinks and meet new friends. [...]