New York has some very peculiar missing posters hanging on its telephone poles

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

Walking around any city you’re bound to see a bunch of flyers attached to light posts about lost dogs, lost keys, discounted guitar lessons, or houses for rent. One guy in New York City has decided to put up his own flyers in an attempt to make jaded New Yorkers laugh, and he’s doing a […]

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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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Water tanks in NYC given an artistic treatment to raise awareness about the importance of clean water for all

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 26 September 2014

For most of us, clean, drinkable water is something so natural, and almost boring, that we take it for granted. But for many many people it’s not. Filmmaker Mary Jordan had her own painful experience while she was in Ethiopia in 2007 working on a documentary. She almost died from the contaminated water and promised the women who nursed her back to health, that she will help.

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Artists give NYC restaurant choking posters a very creative makeover

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 21 August 2014

In New York, restaurants are required by law to post instructions on the wall on how to save someone from choking. These posters designed by Steve Duenes, while clear to understand, sometimes get just a little too boring for some eateries.

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You can now be buried with your pet in New York

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Animal lovers in New York can now rejoice and might even look forward to their deaths if they are so inclined because it won’t be a till-death-do-us-part situation for them and their beloved pets anymore. Starting in August this year, they can make their own arrangements to be buried with their deceased pets – upon their legal deaths of course – within the same pet cemetery.

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You’ll never guess what New Yorkers had to say to an abandoned camera in Washington Sq Park

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 14 May 2014

If you could say anything – anything at all – what would you say to the world? We get to see how New Yorkers go about this task. A man set up a camera and left it alone in Washington Square Park, asking strangers to tell the world anything. What do you think people said to the camera?

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Geometric beauty of New York City, as seen from skyscrapers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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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