The Art of Motorcycles


Bryan Helm: Immortalizing Moto Culture

To view Bryan Helm's moto and vintage race images is to get a rare, insider’s look into motorcycle counterculture, its embrace of gasoline-sparked, two-wheeled machines, and the ties that bind a timeless brotherhood together.

The original Indian Larry crew with Paul Cox and Keino Sasaki; Billy Lane and his Sons of Speed vintage trackers; and the fearless souls who battle through The Race of Gentlemen ... just a few of the subjects immortalized through Helm's documentary lens over the past two decades.

His style and philosophy are not unlike the legendary documentary photographer from Queens, Danny Lyon, who inserted himself into biker culture in Chicago in the late '60s, capturing the mood and feel of a an oft sidelined segment of society.

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g.d.m Offers Moto Storage Alternative

The brainchild of NYC Gotham Riders founder Ronnie Pichson and his husband Stefon Davis, the Gotham Depot Moto Storage – or g.d.m. – opens its doors this month in Greenpoint as the latest of the city’s community garage motorcycle facilities.

It’s everything a boutique facility could offer … wide parking spots, private storage units, individual electric outlets for trickle charging, lounge space and tunes … all in an upscale, designed, almost club-like atmosphere.

A jazzy version of Billy Holiday’s Autumn in New York plays over the speaker system, while visitors are greeted by slate-colored brick walls, stainless steel lockers, dark brown bamboo veneer wall cladding, tin tile wallpaper … reminiscent of British pub ceilings, two covered skylights, black metal roof beams, and black reflective lines on the floor, designating motorcycle spots.

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The MYTH-ology' of Matias Corea — johnnypuetz Production

In our continuing mission to highlight and celebrate local motorcycle icons and the ‘creators’ that document them, we are honored to present johnnypuetz Productions’ latest passion project The MYTH-ology' of Matias Corea, a featurette on one of Union Garage NYC’s founders ... motorcycle tinkerer and world adventurer Matias Corea.

“Whenever possible, we try to capture motorcycle-related content and tell stories,” says Williamsburg-based filmmaker and director Jean-Pierre Kathoefer, aka johnnypuetz.

At the beginning of 2020, Kathoefer produced an Instagram Live series Between Two Wheels, where he interviewed interesting characters in the motorcycle industry to stay connected with the community, while shooting local content with limited resources.

“Matias was one of our guests, and gave insight into his trip to Argentina, his book (Two Wheels South) about the journey, and his current project and plans involving another upcoming two-wheel adventure," Kathoefer said. "I really like his work and was playing with the idea of supporting him somehow, to be part of his journey for his next adventure. So, we started talking about it.”

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Featured Events & Series



We have been involved with this classic global fundraising ride in one form or another for the past nine years, organizing events in LA and helping the incredible organizing team here in NYC. The 'Big Apple' took top honors in 2019. The event pairs classic rides and dapper dress to raise funds for prostate cancer research and mental health funding through the Movember Foundation.


Sorez the Scribe

For biker scribe Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska, poetry is as much about capturing his passion for the moto lifestyle and the raw energy of two-wheeled travel in prose, as it is about documenting determination in the face of the often-harsh struggles of life. He has had his fair share of both. Sorez the Scribe has graciously agreed to pen some inspiration for the NYC Moto community each month.


NYC Hometown Heroes

While NYC is replete with heroes in the medical field, tackling the battle against COVID-19 head on, the local moto community has also stepped up with some creative and resourceful ways to help out: production & transportation of medical supplies — masks, hand sanitizer; rides for medical staff; and even photojournalistic documentation of the city’s efforts.


Mods vs Rockers NYC

It's an idea we at NYC Motorcyclist have been mulling over for a couple of years now ... reviving the Mods vs Rockers event in New York City. Cafe racers, scooters, a meet-up, a circuitous ride, bands, food, drinks ... pie-in-the-sky aspirations. We've had to put things on hold for a bit due to the current Covid-19 health situation. But, we are still putting out feelers right now to gauge interest. Get involved!


Motos and Photos : NYC

We're building a community of NYC-based motorcycle photographers and artists, promoting interchange, common events, mentorship, education and inspiring content through a regular, off-season, sponsored photo night here in the city. We profile artists, photographers & cinematographers, who offer up their experiences, inspirations and advice.

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