About Me

  • Hey there, you! Welcome to Manhattan Nest!

    If you’ve made your way to these outer reaches of the internet, you probably made a wrong turn at some point. Take a good, hard look at yourself. What do you see? When I look at you, I see a person. A beautiful, kind, sensitive person who clicked one too many links and landed on this page. Maybe you like interior design and fun before-and-after makeovers? Maybe you like home renovations? Maybe you like thrift stores and flea markets and buried treasure? Maybe you like cute dogs or upstate New York or the occasional dirty joke? I won’t pretend to know. Maybe you don’t know if you like any of these things! Great! Now’s your chance to find out, because Manhattan Nest has them ALL.

    “But who’s that candidly-shot stud casually holding a sledgehammer to the right of this text?” is what you’re probably thinking to yourself right now. I’ll tell you.

    My name is Daniel Kanter. I started this blog back in the 2010 out of a carpeted, fluorescent-lit college dorm room in Manhattan. Then I moved into one apartment, and then another. Somewhere in there, I adopted a dog, Mekko, and then another dog, Linus. In 2013, I did the craziest/stupidest/most exciting thing I’ve ever done and bought an 1865 fixer-upper in the small Hudson River Valley city of Kingston, New York, which I’ve been trying to restore to its original glory ever since.  Oh, and then a little over a year later, I bought a condemned house down the street to fix up, too.

    I make questionable life choices. It’s all part of the fun.

    So, if any of that sounds at all interesting to you, fix yourself a drink and settle in! I’m happy you’re here.

    Daniel Kanter

    Got questions, comments, or just want to say hi? Drop me a line at daniel@manhattan-nest.com!

    This blog was designed by Anna Dorfman, who has a blog called Door Sixteen.
    The header font is Olifant, designed by Hipopotam Studio.
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