The smallest museum in New York is situated in an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 November 2014

This very small museum is nestled within TriBeCa in New York. It’s actually built into an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator, out of sight to even most of Tribeca’s residents and to those in the know, accessible only via a dark alleyway. Simply called The Museum, it was officially opened in May 2012.

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New York therapists open their doors for us to take a peek at their surroundings

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

There’s just something about New York City that makes you go to therapy. Ok, not everyone, but a large number of New Yorkers see a psychiatrist and their offices range in size and design, from opulent library-type rooms to tiny spaces in a basement apartment. Psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmerman was intrigued by the different offices therapy takes place in New York City, so he decided to photograph them, leading to his book, Fifty Shrinks.

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NYC artists take over subway carriage in a battle of art against advertising

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There was a time when the subway trains of New York were covered in vibrant graffiti, inside and out. Sadly that time is past and now advertising companies pay premium dollar for the same privilege that has made graffiti artists outlaws.

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A group of 7 year-olds were treated to fancy 7-course tasting menu in New York: their reactions are priceless!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Daniel, awarded 3 Michelin stars and glowing reviews on Yelp, is said to be one of Manhattan’s best dining experiences. Named after chef-owner Daniel Boulud, this Upper East Side restaurant hosts a French-inspired cuisine that’ll leave your tastebuds overjoyed and your bank account depleted.

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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

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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

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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 heard that right: the world’s first bouncy castle inspired by boobs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2014

This is one bouncy castle that grown men will be delighted to jump in. Created by London-based creative duo Bompas & Parr in collaboration with NYC’s Museum of Sex, ‘Jump for Joy’ is a bouncy house that’s filled with humungous plastic boobs. It’s one of five attractions at the upcoming exhibit, ‘FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground’.

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Iconic landmarks as bookmarks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]

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There’s a virtual Uniqlo Line stretching across NYC

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

There’s a happening about to go down in New York – the opening of a special new ‘fashion meets art’ Uniqlo store – and you don’t even have to physically line up to be a part it. Though there is a line already forming for it – a virtual line. Yup, on March 28 our friends at Uniqlo are unveiling #SPRZNY with us and they’ve letting you in on the secret by simply using your Facebook or Twitter account to join the virtual line, which – at just under 18,000 members – is already stretching well around the, erm, virtual block.

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Lost items find a voice through cardboard signs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Finally, the masses of voiceless lost items have been given a helping hand! These lonely and abandoned items now have a voice – or a signage, rather – in speaking out their pleas. New York-based street artist Yoonjin Lee has come to the aid of paper clips, hair bands, subway cards, lighters, and other discarded […]

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Surplus Candy, a secret art show inside a condemned NYC building

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 16 January 2014

You know the saying, ‘when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?’ For street artists, it goes something like, ‘when life gives you a condemned New York City apartment building, you make a secret illegal art show’. Surplus Candy was an illegal art show organized by the street artist Hanksy. Together with 43 artists, they […]

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Interview with Australian artist Kate Shaw about her psychedelic landscapes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 December 2013

Kate Shaw’s surreal and dream-like landscapes have captured the imagination of many, from New York, to Paris, to Melbourne. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her creative process and the places that inspire her to create her vibrant and powerful interpretations of our environment.

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Manhattan holiday windows ring in the season

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 2 December 2013

Each year right before Thanksgiving, the store windows on some of Manhattan’s most famous department stores come alive with the holiday spirit. This year stores such as Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and even Tiffany & Co. have got into the swing of things with incredible windows that celebrate the season.

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A photographic tour of Harlem by Bruce Weber and David Bailey

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Bruce Weber and David Bailey — a dynamic photographer duo — recently gave us a glimpse into the iconic NYC neighborhood of Harlem in an exhibition titled Weber X Bailey by Nokia Lumia 1020. Taken with just a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, this incredible photographic journey delved into the lives of Harlem residents, displaying photos […]

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