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You can now be buried with your pet in New York

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Animal lovers in New York can now rejoice and might even look forward to their deaths if they are so inclined because it won’t be a till-death-do-us-part situation for them and their beloved pets anymore. Starting in August this year, they can make their own arrangements to be buried with their deceased pets – upon their legal deaths of course – within the same pet cemetery.

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Photo series shows the reactions of New York subway riders when strangers fall asleep on them

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 28 June 2014

I’m from London, a city famous for holding millions of people that go to incredible lengths not to talk to each other. The morning commute on the London Underground is silent as the grave, people jammed in cheek by jowl, yet still trying in vain to imagine there isn’t somebody else’s face less then six inches from the end of their nose. It’s depressing, unfriendly, a little shameful and more or less true for every metro/subway/whateveryoucallit in the world.

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New Yorkers hiring professional organizers to pack their kids’ bags for summer camp

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Start spreading the news! In New York, mothers with deep pockets are now hiring professional organizers to pack their kids’ trunks for summer camp. It sure takes the rough in the rough-n-tumble of summer camps to an entirely different level! What gives? Apparently, these mummies with money want to recreate their children’s bedrooms within their bunks at camp.

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Governors Ball 2014 rocks New York City [Photos]

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Thursday 12 June 2014

Lost At E Minor headed to one of the headline popular festivals of New York City’s summer: Governors Ball, on Randall’s Island, just off Manhattan. With headliners including Outkast, Jack White, Skrillex, The Stokes, Vampire Weekend, and a long, long line-up of acts across the three full days of performances, it’s a huge event on a beautiful island, with an outlook across to the uptown Manhattan skyline.

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You’ll never guess what New Yorkers had to say to an abandoned camera in Washington Sq Park

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 14 May 2014

If you could say anything – anything at all – what would you say to the world? We get to see how New Yorkers go about this task. A man set up a camera and left it alone in Washington Square Park, asking strangers to tell the world anything. What do you think people said to the camera?

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Abandoned suitcases from a New York Psychiatric Center

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 13 May 2014

The Willard Psychiatric Center closed its doors back in 1995, but after the closure there was a ‘miraculous discovery’. That miraculous discovery was more than 400 abandoned suitcases containing the possessions of their ‘original owners before they were committed to the institution’. This Finger Lakes-area psych center treated patients for ‘chronic mental illness’ and ‘it […]

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All-you-can-drink coffee across 28 cafes for a month? Hell yeah, it’s happening in New York

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 3 May 2014

How this can possibly fail to take off is a baffling thought: Israeli startup Cups has just launched an app that allows anyone to take up a month’s subscription to drink as much coffee or tea in any of its 28 stores or so locations across New York. Cups started in Tel Aviv in late […]

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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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