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This guy runs around New York high fiving people hailing cabs in a bid to make people happier

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 17 September 2014

What better way to bring a bit of unexpected hilarity into peoples’ lives than by surprising them with a hi-five? There is no better way… that is the best way. Actor, comedian and friendly guy Meir Kalmanson has recently released his video High Five New York.

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Pit bulls in a New York dog home are given a makeover to change stereotypes

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Sunday 31 August 2014

Some breeds of dog are unfairly stereotyped, and none more so that the pit bull. We look at a greyhound and think racing, associate a chihuahua with socialites and the west highland terrier with monopoly. None of these associations are negative and, more importantly, unlikely to affect the decision of a potential adopter.

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Once a week this hairdresser from New York does something heartwarming

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Friday 29 August 2014

Every Sunday in the Big Apple one man is doing what he can to make the world a brighter and more compassionate place. Mark Bustos is a young stylist at a fashionable hair salon in New York City, but once a week he takes to the streets and provides free haircuts to the homeless.

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A spa springs up at a crowded subway platform in New York City

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that creates scenes of fun and joy in public places (or chaos, depending on your mood on that particular day). Created in 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of participants.

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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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