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Sculptures of iconic New York buildings invade New York

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 31 May 2013

Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea’s site-specific public art installation No Limits with gigantic architectural sculptures of some of New York’s iconic landmarks is now showing alongside Park Avenue Malls till June 9. These sculptures of Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry […]

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Clever hand-drawn maps of London and New York

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 25 May 2013

Jenni Sparks is breathing new life into the art of hand-drawn cartography. Beginning with her quirky map of London and her follow up for New York, this doodler has been helping tourists get around big cities with her sense of humor and wit. The maps point out contemporary landmarks, such as the 24-hour bagel shop in Brick […]

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This sun halo appeared over New York skies last week

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Monday 20 May 2013

A sun halo appeared over the skies of New York earlier this week, and we found some arresting photographs of the amazing weather phenomenon floating around on PetaPixel. The images were taken by photographer Richard Silver.

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CIty Hall, the secret New York subway station

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 3 May 2013

We don’t know how, but somehow, somewhere in New York’s subway system, a secret City Hall subway station lurks. With its tall ceilings and brass fixtures, it looks positively majestic and grand. The station has been closed to the public since 1945 as it was deemed too unsafe for use, but apparently, commuters in the […]

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Humans of New York shows the power of community

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By Benjamin Lim in Cool Websites on Friday 26 April 2013

What do you do when a giant corporation steals your work? Instead of starting a lawsuit, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York used the opportunity request DKNY donate $100,000 to send underprivileged kids to summer camp. They forked out just $25,000. Dissatisfied, Stanton turned the situation around raised more than $100,000 himself with help […]

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Wendel Patrick’s New York State of Mind

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Wendel Patrick is making a name for himself as a producer, fusing different elements of jazz, electronica and Hip Hop to create lush musical collages. In this video, he reworks DJ Premiere’s instrumental track from Nas’ classic Illmatic in his studio without the use of samples. Most brilliant.

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Desaturated Rainbow: a travelling show of work to be exhibited in New York

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Monday 15 April 2013

Expertly curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, Desaturated Rainbow is a travelling show of work from New York and Los Angeles artists. The show revolves around context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color on both ends of the country. Desaturated Rainbow will run from April 11th to May 18th at Field […]

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Jose Guizar illustrates the windows of New York

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 12 April 2013

Usually, it’s not socially acceptable to stare into windows. However, when you’re Jose Guizar, it’s more than okay. Windows of New York is blog of weekly illustrations of, well, windows in New York. Guizar is a graphic designer who has become increasingly fascinated with observing windows in the Big Apple, and his gorgeous illustrations highlight […]

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Photographs by New York’s Mark Hartman

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By Mareike Muller in New Photography on Thursday 7 March 2013

Manhattan-born Mark Hartman takes photographs that are so balanced and genuine that you actually relax while looking at them. Seeing is peaceful shots of mother nature as well as his beautiful portraits of people of all different kinds cultures gives you the feeling of being there yourself; no filter, just real life.

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The Rat Free Subway movement want to rid New York subways of … well … rats

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 1 March 2013

New Yorker’s deserve a rat free subway, don’t you think? This website is organized around a petition for better subway hygiene, which will ultimately mean less rats. There are fantastically disgusting videos and photos that angry citizens have submitted to make their point. The photo gallery even comes complete with grossness ratings. Go on. Get […]

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New York street vendor Tom Hart’s reversible t-shirts

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By Sarth in New Fashion on Friday 15 February 2013

NYC pro-tip: Street vendors. What? No, I am not talking about getting falafel for the nice price. I am referring to the street designers who give me what I need. The tourist patter and the trademark infringements hide great new artists and clothing-makers. One guy I always cross the street TOWARDS is Tom Hart. His […]

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The Breslin: a gastro-pub in New York

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 12 January 2013

If swine makes you swoon and carnivore is your middle name, this nose-to-tail, gastro-pub is calling. At The Breslin, the interior is dark, the ceilings high, and the tables covered with butcher paper. Start your meal with the Scotch Egg – a whole egg wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried.

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Amazingly detailed map of New York City

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Illustration on Saturday 12 January 2013

Some people just aren’t satisfied with regular street maps and London-based designer/illustrator Jenni Sparks is one of them. Sparks has created an illustrated map of New York City that is amazingly detailed: labelled landmarks, coloured subway lines, and a little bit of humour for good measure. We think this would look great in any Manhattan loft. Good thing you can buy yourself a copy.

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New art by New York-based Patricia Mota

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By Roxiny in New Art on Wednesday 19 December 2012

I am fascinated with the work of New York-based surrealist painter, Patricia Mota. Her work wreaks of feminine energy with an aesthetic that feels as primal as Basquiat and as fierce as Frida. Earthy and instinctual. I’m all about it.

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Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems

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By Ben Jensen in Cool Websites on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Token Entry is a collection of more than 80 poets with their takes on the New York subway experience. It includes poems by literary greats like Langston Hughes and works by contemporary and lesser known New York writers. Short films are being made for several of these poems.

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