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 […]
Thinking about moving to New York? The Worst Room provides the antidote to TV’s spacious and beautiful apartments that normal people can afford. I’d like to see Friends re-set in some of these.
Get ready New York, French artist JR has set out to take your photo and plaster it to the ground in Times Square. The project is called Inside Out and ran from April 22 to May 10. And how does JR get your photo? Don’t worry, it’s not some creepy spy cam thing. Instead, a truck […]
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 […]
Expertly curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, Desaturated Rainbow is a travelling show of work from New York and Los Angeles artists. The show revolves around context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color on both ends of the country. Desaturated Rainbow will run from April 11th to May 18th at Field […]
Usually, it’s not socially acceptable to stare into windows. However, when you’re Jose Guizar, it’s more than okay. Windows of New York is blog of weekly illustrations of, well, windows in New York. Guizar is a graphic designer who has become increasingly fascinated with observing windows in the Big Apple, and his gorgeous illustrations highlight […]
Something we never thought we’d see in our life: visual artist Nick Cave, next to rock-star troubadour Nick Cave, both beaming away crazily at an undisclosed NYC venue. Well, here it is.
Don’t look now, but I think that might be a dead rat floating in the water. The Gowanus Canal waterway in Brooklyn is more than just disgusting. It’s literally America’s most contaminated waterway. No joke. But even something that dirty can be beautiful through the eyes of a true artist. Photographer William Miller’s series Gowanus Canal drives that […]
I can’t help but think of Jimmy Stewart in the old movie ‘Vertigo’ when I look at these photos. The weird, shifting angles are so disorienting. Tilt, a series by Brooklyn photographer Romain Laurent, portrays people in urban settings that are seemingly off balance. Everyday mundane activities are suddenly worth a second glance. Who are they smoking at […]
New Yorker’s deserve a rat free subway, don’t you think? This website is organized around a petition for better subway hygiene, which will ultimately mean less rats. There are fantastically disgusting videos and photos that angry citizens have submitted to make their point. The photo gallery even comes complete with grossness ratings. Go on. Get […]
This is a band you should know. I’ve been fortunate enough to write and perform with these guys and gals based in Brooklyn and I’m continually blown away by what they come up with. Sarah Pedinotti is the frontwoman, a brilliant singer, musician, arranger and composer. I’m always surprised how she can take a song […]
NYC pro-tip: Street vendors. What? No, I am not talking about getting falafel for the nice price. I am referring to the street designers who give me what I need. The tourist patter and the trademark infringements hide great new artists and clothing-makers. One guy I always cross the street TOWARDS is Tom Hart. His […]
Yuchen Chiu is one of my favorite New York City street photographers. She shoots most of her photos with black and white 135 film. Her photos are not only poetically beautiful but also carry the weight of history and fact and reflect the versatile facets of place, such as New York City, Havana, and Rome, […]