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Jul 02, 2012

The NYC Subway Stairs that Make Everybody Trip [Video]

created at: 07/01/2012

New York City's subway system is full of unpredictable excitement. Most of the action happens inside the trains, or at least on the subway platforms. Dean Peterson, however, decided to explore a quirk that people encounter as they're leaving the subway station: a single step on a stairway that's a fraction of an inch higher than the others. It's just high enough so everyone trips onread more

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May 10, 2012

The Metrocard Project

created at: 05/10/2012

The Metrocard Project is an ongoing collective art collaboration that experiments with redesigning the iconic New York City Metrocard in new, unique… read more

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Feb 29, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: February 29, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

The Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France has but five rooms total, but each are redesigned and reconfigured every year by internationally recognized artists and… read more

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Feb 28, 2012

Cool Photos: Skateboarding in New York in the 1960s

Retronaut has curated a killer collection of photos of folks in New York City in the 1960s experimenting with the then latest trend - the skateboard.

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Dec 02, 2011

A Peek at Manhattan's 2011 Holiday Windows

Every holiday season, there are some things you can always count on: Santa Claus will always wrap up the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, some adult contemporary crooner will release another album full of the same ten songs, and the windows of Midtown's historic department stores will be decked out like the best of 'em.

If don't find yourself in NYC this December, the New York Times has some excellent photographs from Barney's, Sak's,… read more

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Nov 16, 2011

Super Mario Brothers-Inspired Map of NYC

created at: 11/15/2011

I'll admit it: I'm one of those New York City residents who can't get enough of NYC inspired artwork and maps. I also happen to be a bit of a pixel art obsessed nerd, SO I couldn't be more excited about a map than I am with this Super Mario Brothers-inspired… read more

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Oct 24, 2011

The Occupiers: Portraits of Occupy Wall Street Protestors

Photographer Eddie McShane has captured the faces of those advocating for the 99% in a new portrait series of NYC's Occupy Wall Street participants.

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Aug 31, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: August 31, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Lobster shell motorcycles.… read more

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Aug 23, 2011

Day to Night Timelapse Stills of New York City

Photographer Stephen Wilkes has created a new way to photograph the passing of time. He's figured out a way to bypass the stringing together of single frames in an animation like sequence, and put everything into a singleread more

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Apr 12, 2011

LEGO Artist Recreates Brooklyn Neighborhood in his 400-Square-Foot Living Room

Jonathan Lopes loves Brooklyn, NY. And LEGOs. And, for the past four years, the Boreum Hill-resident has been recreating his neighborhood, brick-by-brick, in his living room. "The buildings in his plastic city are real spots he frequents or walks past in the borough—the Fairway in Red Hook, the Williamsburg Savings Bank (12,000 LEGO bricks!), and even a gardening shop on Hoyt Street are all there."

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Dec 06, 2010

A Rock and Roll Map of Manhattan

 

created at: 12/06/2010"If you’re sick of hearing Frank Sinatra tell you that he wants to be a part of it, or Alicia Keys gushing about how these streets will make you feel brand new, then rejoice – here’s an alternative musical history of the Big Apple."

Flavorwire has made fairly complete guide to Manhattan via the rock and roll lyrics it inspired. The above infographic is nice, but the actual by-neighborhood guide is much more… read more

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Nov 09, 2010

The 2010 Barney's Christmas Window Display Goes Foodie

 

Every year, I'm officially ready for the holiday season when three things happen: 1) I stop being surprised by all the Christmas commercials; 2) I begin to toy with the idea that maybe, just maybe, this will be the year I learn to like egg nog; and 3) Simon Doonan's Christmas windows at Barney's are unveiled.

created at: 11/09/2010

Last year, I actually got to see the SNL-themed displays, sporting a Conehead Christmas and an extra-large Mango, Gilly, and Mary Catherine Gallagher. This year, Doonan and co. have hit the kitchen for… read more

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Nov 03, 2010

Paris Vs. NYC

created at: 11/03/2010

This week, we've become totally smitted with Paris vs. NYC, a blog that visually compares the life and culture of two of the world's greatest cities.

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