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New York bankers pay up to $25 for a 3-egg omelet at this Park Avenue hotel

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 24 March 2014

The Loews Regency in New York is famous for its ‘Power Breakfast’, which sees some of the city’s biggest names in business, finance and politics dining there every morning. Business Insider writers Julia La Roche and Linette Lopez dined there to see what all the fuss was about. And while many things have changed with […]

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Aesop’s New York store covered with a thousand copies of The Paris Review

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 21 January 2014

A thousand copies of The Paris Review cover the ceiling of skincare brand Aesop’s new store in Chelsea, New York. Inspired by the literary journal’s New York Headquarters a few blocks away, the Aesop Chelsea store has its walls lined up with black and white photos and letters of The Paris Review’s history. Above, the […]

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Geometric beauty of New York City, as seen from skyscrapers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 14 January 2014

New York City? Forget the skyline. Photographer Navid Baraty, who has captured an impressive view of NYC from leaning off skyscrapers rooftops 50 floors above ground, recently had his unusual snaps adorning the walls of the Bowling Green subway station. As Baraty told Fast CoExist: ‘You feel the energy and flow of the city — […]

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A peanuts Christmas flash mob in the middle of New York

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 1 January 2014

Adults who are old enough to have experienced A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) in their childhood will have feelings of nostalgia when they see this flash mob dancing with a costumed Snoopy in New York. The Peanuts Christmas performance might have been short, but it definitely brings out much of that holiday spirit for busy […]

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New York cab drivers pose for a pin-up calendar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 16 December 2013

NYC Taxi Drivers 2014 Beefcake Calendar is a pin-up calendar featuring New York City’s finest. By definition of “finest,” I mean cab drivers from now on, unless the NYPD want to take back the title by posing in their own calendar. Photographers Shannon McLaughlin and Philip Kirkman took to the streets of the Big Apple and took hilarious photos of cab drivers mirroring steamy poses of pin-up models.

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New York’s smallest museum is housed in an elevator shaft

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 12 December 2013

New York City is home to a 60-square-foot museum that’s simply called Museum. Housed in a refurbished elevator shaft in Chinatown, this space was founded to celebrate ‘the beauty of everyday objects and the stories behind them.’ These ‘everyday objects’ include everything from the shoe thrown at George W. Bush in 2008 (remember that?), with other rotating pieces such as a collection of tip jars, photos of food that have been rejected from a menu in Cambodia, and different potato chip bags from around the world.

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Photos of halloween in the New York City subway

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 November 2013

Halloween was a week ago, so now you get to see all of the amazing costumes that showed up on the NYC subway. People were definitely getting creative this year, and thanks to The Gothamist, we can see some of the best costumes spotted in the subway. Whether people were heading to the bar, a […]

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Banksy rejected by New York Times, fights back with scathing street art piece

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Banksy’s latest installation smells of resentment. He wrote an article for the New York Times about the new ‘One World Trade Center’ project being ugly. Actually, he called it “vanilla” and “something from Canada”. The article was supposed to be another installment in his daily ‘Better Out Than In’ graffiti series. But predictably, his article was rejected. And like a sulking kid, he went ahead and made a big stink about it with this mural instead. Go Banksy. His work never ceases to make me smile.

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Small fry in the Big City: Potatopia comes to New York

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 October 2013

New York is a foodie’s paradise. From Michelin star restaurants and world-class chefs to mouth-watering food trucks stationed on the side of the street—this city is alive with delicious eats, anytime of day or night. But what draws my attention as a self-confessed “college-grade foodie” (aka I never grow old of ramen noodles or pizza) […]

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80 women go topless in New York: photos by Jordan Matter (NSFW)

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 October 2013

Ladies, did you know that you won’t get arrested if you walk the streets of New York topless? Just putting it out there just in case you plan to join the 80 women who have gone bare-breasted in the Big Apple. Portrait photographer Jordan Matter, known for his series Dancers Among us, spent six years […]

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The craziest things we saw at New York Comic Con 2013

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By Doug Levy in New Events on Thursday 17 October 2013

San Diego may still hold the mantle for the biggest Comic Con in the US, but with attendance breaking 100k yet again at Manhattan’s Javits Center last weekend, New York is catching up faster than a speeding bullet. The four-day New York Comic Con ran from October 9-12, featuring premieres, panels, celebrity appearances, surprises, and, of course, lots and lots of people in (often quite elaborate) costumes.

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The Standard Hotel, East Village, New York

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 17 October 2013

I had the recent pleasure of staying at the beautiful Standard Hotel in downtown Manhattan and be immersed at the same time in the ever-changing cultural and culinary scene that envelopes the East Village of New York. The building is 21 stories high, with 145 rooms, most of which have floor to ceiling windows and […]

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Old New York City photos superimposed on current ones

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Ever gone into an old building and said to yourself, ‘I wonder if anything spectacular happened here’. No? Ok, maybe that’s just me then. But Marc Hermann, a professional news photographer, has created a Now & Then series of different places in New York. He has superimposed old photos from the Daily News Photo Archive […]

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New York tourists, here’s a tip from a very rude puppet

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Hello there New York tourist, nice to meet you. Now get out of the way, ya jerk! You just met Johnny T, he’s like a muppet, but with a New York accent. He’s part of Glove and Boots, a web series starring puppets. In this video, he gives us tips on how to be a […]

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Extraordinary photos of New York drag queens in half drag

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 8 October 2013

The illusion and fantasy of drag is presented in this brilliant collection by New York-based photographer, Leland Bobbé, who has captured portraits of stunning drag queens in half drag for his ongoing project ‘Half-Drag…A Different Kind of Beauty’. These images are not digitally composed or altered, instead captured in a single photo by Bobbé. [Read […]

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