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.
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) […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
That mysterious dark lord of the street art world, Banksy, has struck again, in his typically cryptic, enigmatic way. He’s been expertly fueling the flames of innuendo via his website of late, posting new work in LA and New York and alluding to a possible uninvited (but much appreciated) takeover of the walls of Manhattan with the accompanying statement: ‘Better Out Than In. An artists residency on the streets of New York.’ Ah huh.
Oh, the things you hear while on the street in New York City! This fantastic collection of memorable quotes had me laughing and nodding. They’re all so accurate. Whether you’re reading for fun or want to participate by submitting quotes, Overheard in New York is living poetry. One of my personal favorites: Cop: Come on, you’re […]
These fancy felines are ready to hit the cat-walk! Last August, New York’s top cats gathered at the annual Cat Fashion Show at the Algonquin Hotel to raise money for underprivileged kitties. Thankfully, photographer Nadia Chaudhury was there on the prowl for the “purrfect” shot. All together, several thousand dollars were raised during the benefit. Bravo kitties. Bravo.
Following on from the concept of superimposing World War Two photos into their modern-day locations, this wiley Photoshopper has taken vintage New York crime scene shots and brought them into the 21st Century. It makes for quite eerie viewing, providing as it does a snapshot of the Big Apple in its less glamourous days.
New York is known for many things and one of them is a place where you’re most likely to see a celebrity doing ordinary things. It’s a known fact that Woody Allen can always be spotted at his weekly clarinet set at Café Carlyle – a tiny supper club inside the Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue. So it’s not surprising that Tom Sanford’s latest work caught my attention.
Being a single isn’t easy, but being a single who dates isn’t easier at all. Especially in big cities like New York, the life of a dating single is rough and tiresome. That’s why two good friends and graphic designers, Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, decided to start this very committed project called 40 days […]
Known by the official name as the Gansevoort Market Historic District, the Meatpacking District has quickly transformed itself into one of Manhattan’s trendiest and most expensive neighbourhoods. Yet it has miraculously managed to hold onto most of its original charm. New York-based photographer Brian Rose took his old 1985 photos of the Meatpacking District and traveled back […]