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 […]
Have you seen the Underground New York Public Library? Well, it’s not an actual library, but a blog featuring NYC subway commuters — with their candid snapshots taken by Ourit Ben-Haim — focused on burying their noses into their books while they travel to their destinations. It’s simply magical.
As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Artist Justin Gignac enterprisingly started selling city garbage ‘hand-picked from the fertile streets of New York‘ in 2001 after a colleague questioned the merits of package design.
Having spent the past two months in New York City, Chris Godfrey gives the viewer a personal insight into his trip. A mix of both reportage and portrait photography, a sense of experience has been captured when looking through the photos. Every picture has a little story behind it, with my favourite being Bin on […]
This might just be the coolest idea we’ve ever heard of. The concept started out with a simple question: how can you make it possible for everyone to swim in clean river water in NYC? A group of NYC-based designers figured out a way to make this happen; create a floating pool that acts as […]
If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of unconventional art and artists. Take Andrea Bergart, for example. After noticing that cement trucks are a large, spinning, mobile canvas, Bergart decided to take advantage of this untapped resource. Inspired by Ghana’s vibrant geometric patterns, Bergart transformed these mundane trucks into incredible works of art.
Style shaman Erica Kiang has found a way to turn her closet into a business. A longtime devotee of underground global fashion trends, Kiang has been at the helm of Babel Fair, her eclectic boutique in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City, for almost four years now. Walking through the store, you get the […]
Presented by Sterotank, and in collaboration with the Architectural League of New York and The Pen World Voices Festival, The Little Free Library is a temporary installation that allows passerbyers to read books as often as they please. The weatherproof library stands freely in the street while surrounding tables and chairs are avaliable for you to sit down and, well, read.
Humans of New York is an archive of beautiful photos and touching stories from the Big Apple. The stories range from a sweet old couple arguing about whether today is their 61st or 62nd anniversary, to a young man who never went to college because he was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit at the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.