Revel In is a multi-media series of limited edition collectible guidebooks with a companion film series that was founded by Marc Santo and Scott Newman in 2009.

Through our publications and original videos we introduce the interesting characters that make the city so unique. From established artists, chefs and musicians to the equally charismatic figures operating outside the margins of the mainstream, we create a timeless piece of printed matter that people collect and keep on their bookshelves.

All of our features are presented with our subject’s personal recommendations about their favorite things to do in the city, a facet we hope inspires our audience to explore new territory or re-examine the familiar with a fresh perspective.

In 2013, with the help of editorial and design team, Janice Grube and Carolin Harris, Revel In New York expanded to Portland, Oregon with the first edition of Revel In Portland. In the coming years we hope to continue documenting these cities as well as explore and document new ones.

Founders & Editors-in-chief

Marc Santo

Scott Newman

marcsanto77 at gmail.com scottnewnyc at gmail.com

New York Staff                

Scott Newman                    

Creative Director
Marc Santo

Web Design                    
For Office Use Only                

Book Design                    
An Art Service                

Layout Design                    
Tim Harrington                
Web Developer                
Engine Industries                

Marc Santo, Scott Newman,             
Eddie Huang, Billy Miller,             
Adam Rathe, Kenan Gunduz,            
Josh Ozersky, Jim Walrod            
Portrait Photogrpahers            
Michael Halsband, James Kendi        
Staff Photographers
Scott Newman, Nick Belton,             
Jordan Alport, Gabriel Wilson,         
Emily Nhaissi, Diana Bejarano

Video Producers
Marc Santo & Scott Newman

Rainer Evans, Kevin Schaefer

Video Editors
Christie Brown, Xavier Marrades,
Eben Bull, Kyle Gilman

Portland Staff

Portland Editor & Publisher
Janice Grube

Design Director
Carolin Harris

Staff Photographer
Christine Taylor

Additional Photography
Jeff Selis, Greg Windell,
Shayla Hason, Janice Grube,
Micah Kuhl, Ryan Swedenborg
Carolin Harris

Janice Grube, Marc Santo
Heather Larimer, Marco Kaye,
Jess Price, Thor Drake, Shayla
Hason, Fritz Mesenbrink    
Jeff Selis

Micah Kuhl

Copy Editor
Emily Youssef

Special Thanks
Cappy McGarr, Joe Carini



Michael Halsband was the official photographer for the Rolling Stones and AC/DC. His portraits of musicians, artists and celebrities have been featured in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue. He has directed music videos for Malcolm McLaren and Frank Black, and recently released a movie about surfers called “SURF MOVIE: Reels 1-14”.  Micahel shot the portraits for Vol. 3.


Jim Walrod is an interior designer whose projects include the Thompson LES, The Standard LA, Gild Hall and stores for Steven Alan. He has been called “The ultimate design raconteur” by Andre Balazs and “The furniture pimp” by Mike D of the Beastie Boys.  He interviews Jerry Schatzberg.


Josh Ozersky—aka Mr. Cutlets—is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and author of several books including The Hamburger: A History. He currently hosts his web show on Ozserky.TV and writes about food for Time. He interviews Ed Schoenfeld.


Eddie Huang is the Chef/Owner of Baohaus and host of his own TV show, which airs on The Cooking Channel. He interviews Elliot Aronow.


Adam Rathe has written for Spin, Paper, The New York Observer, The New York Post and more. He interviews Telepathe.


Billy Miller is an artist, writer and curator based in New York. His artwork has appeared in numerous galleries including Deitch Projects and MoMA PS1. His writing has appeared in publications as varied as Index and Butt and he is the editor and publisher of the cult series Straight to Hell. He interviews Tina Barney.


Kenan Gunduz is a musician who has played in numerous bands including Minks, Soviet and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. He is also co-founder of Danbro Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He interviews Marcus Samuelsson.


James Kendi is a New York based photographer and filmmaker. He’s currently developing the feature film, Mine to Kill, an existential thriller starring Paul Banks Interpol. The screenplay was a finalist featured in the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Ratatat will make the original score. James shot many of the portraits for Vol. 1 & 2.


Ace Hotel            
Anthology Film Archives    
Bowery Hotel            
Brooklyn Academy of Music    
Brooklyn Inn            
Brooklyn Museum        
Carini Lang            
Chambers Hotel        
Cooper Union            
Crosby Street Hotel        
Drawing Center        
Film Forum            
Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Meatpacking    
Greenwich Hotel        
Henrik Vibskov        
Hotel Americano        
International Playground    
Janet Borden Gallery        
Life Curated            
Maritime Hotel        
McNally Jackson        
Mondo Cane

Museum of Modern Art
New Museum
Other Music     
Project No. 8
Standard Hotel
Standard East Village
Steven Alan
St. Mark’s Books
Stuart & Wright
Thistle & Clover
Wythe Hotel


New York Times – Now Reading Offbeat City Guides
Forbes – Revel In New York: An NYC Guide Worth Seeking Out
Videography Magazine – Production on the Web
Gothamist – Scott Newman & Marc Santo: Revel in New York
Gothamist  - Pigeon Coops
Dangerous Minds – The Slits’ Ari Up on New York City
Boing Boing – Short Video Profiles on Interesting New Yorkers


2012 - Facing Pages – 3 Days of Independent Magazines - Arnhem, The Netherlands
2012 - Site Unseen – Artist Television Access Space – San Francisco, CA
2011 - Site Unseen – Artist Television Access Space – San Francisco, CA


See See Motorcyles        
Bonfire Snowboards    
Hand-Eye Supply
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply
Carini Lang
Dirty Library Chains
Whittemore House
Jonthan Burden Antiques
Brooklyn Museum
Grown & Sewn