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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Oh, the things you hear while on the street in New York City! This fantastic collection of memorable quotes had me laughing and nodding. They’re all so accurate. Whether you’re reading for fun or want to participate by submitting quotes, Overheard in New York is living poetry. One of my personal favorites: Cop: Come on, you’re […]
These fancy felines are ready to hit the cat-walk! Last August, New York’s top cats gathered at the annual Cat Fashion Show at the Algonquin Hotel to raise money for underprivileged kitties. Thankfully, photographer Nadia Chaudhury was there on the prowl for the “purrfect” shot. All together, several thousand dollars were raised during the benefit. Bravo kitties. Bravo.