Geometric beauty of New York City, as seen from skyscrapers

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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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New York’s smallest museum is housed in an elevator shaft

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 12 December 2013

New York City is home to a 60-square-foot museum that’s simply called Museum. Housed in a refurbished elevator shaft in Chinatown, this space was founded to celebrate ‘the beauty of everyday objects and the stories behind them.’ These ‘everyday objects’ include everything from the shoe thrown at George W. Bush in 2008 (remember that?), with other rotating pieces such as a collection of tip jars, photos of food that have been rejected from a menu in Cambodia, and different potato chip bags from around the world.

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Oh no! Graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City is gone

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 25 November 2013

5Pointz is a warehouse in Long Island City, Queens that’s considered as the premier mecca for graffiti artists worldwide. It was a legal haven where artists could freely express their creativity, and where tourists would flock to admire the usually frowned upon art style of graffiti. Early Tuesday morning, artists and other fans of the famous site […]

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Take a soundwalk in Lower Manhattan

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Thursday 14 November 2013

Cities are experienced not just by sight, but sound too. Composers Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez have created Digital Sanctuaries, a project that lets Manhattanites take a soundwalk to the city’s 12 historical sites on a mobile app. As Ibarra puts it, the soundwalk offers an ‘aural sanctuary’ in the urban city. Wonder how it’d […]

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Photos of halloween in the New York City subway

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 November 2013

Halloween was a week ago, so now you get to see all of the amazing costumes that showed up on the NYC subway. People were definitely getting creative this year, and thanks to The Gothamist, we can see some of the best costumes spotted in the subway. Whether people were heading to the bar, a […]

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Tales of Woo: real stories of love found in the Big Apple

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Tales of Woo is a collection of real-life love stories centered in NYC. There are dozens of sweet video interviews during which couples share their silly, creepy, or quirky stories of big city romance. This blog acts as a beacon of hope for those of you doubting whether you’ll ever find your true love in the city. Who […]

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Doggy bag comes with a real doggy

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Wednesday 30 October 2013

This messenger-style doggy bag trend is hitting the streets of the Big Apple. Yes, one fashionista was spotted accessorizing her orange sundress with a Brussels Griffon pup hanging casually from a harness-bag. And the funny thing is, the little guy actually seemed to enjoy it. What a lazy little bugger. Would you wear it? I […]

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Banksy rejected by New York Times, fights back with scathing street art piece

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

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.

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Banksy’s latest work has its own security guard

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 25 October 2013

Banksy sure has come a long way. Once considered an amateur vandal, his name is now so recognized internationally it has literally become a brand. His graffiti is worth quite a pretty penny these days. The latest buzz surrounding the masked man is his series Better Out Than In. Apparently his 21st instillation took place […]

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Rainbow yarn-bombing on the Williamsburg bridge

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Here’s another spectacular example of a successful yarn-bombing incident. Thanks to the folks of HOT TEA, the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC was draped in bright stripes and saturated hues. The Minneapolis-based yarn connoisseurs just wanted to add a little color to the repetitious commute over the bridge into Manhattan. And this rainbow gate-way is just the trick!

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Small fry in the Big City: Potatopia comes to New York

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 October 2013

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) […]

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Old New York City photos superimposed on current ones

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 October 2013

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 […]

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New York tourists, here’s a tip from a very rude puppet

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 15 October 2013

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 […]

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Calling all novelists: The Paris Review is offering 3 weeks at NYC hotel for free

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 11 October 2013

Writing a novel can be difficult (10 years and counting here) but thanks to The Paris Review and The Standard Hotel in NYC, one lucky (very, very lucky) writer will get the chance to write ‘til their heart’s content. The hotel and the mag are partnering up to offer three weeks of glorious, uninterrupted writing […]

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Matt Weber’s 30-year photo project of NYC in love

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 10 October 2013

New York City really knows how to make people fall in love. Maybe it’s the romantic Fall evenings or the sweet strolls through Central Park—who knows, but one thing’s for sure, it’s damn easy to fall in love while living in this city. And photographer Matt Weber has documented couples in love for more than […]

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