Cat Fashion Week in New York: photos by Nadia Chaudhury

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Monday 23 September 2013

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.

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Paintings depict scenes of extraordinary New Yorkers doing ordinary things

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Tuesday 10 September 2013

New York is known for many things and one of them is a place where you’re most likely to see a celebrity doing ordinary things. It’s a known fact that Woody Allen can always be spotted at his weekly clarinet set at Café Carlyle – a tiny supper club inside the Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue. So it’s not surprising that Tom Sanford’s latest work caught my attention.

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40 Days of Dating in New York

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By Mareike Muller in New Trends on Monday 2 September 2013

Being a single isn’t easy, but being a single who dates isn’t easier at all. Especially in big cities like New York, the life of a dating single is rough and tiresome. That’s why two good friends and graphic designers, Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, decided to start this very committed project called 40 days […]

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Before and after photos of New York’s Meatpacking District

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Friday 30 August 2013

Known by the official name as the Gansevoort Market Historic District, the Meatpacking District has quickly transformed itself into one of Manhattan’s trendiest and most expensive neighbourhoods. Yet it has miraculously managed to hold onto most of its original charm. New York-based photographer Brian Rose took his old 1985 photos of the Meatpacking District and traveled back […]

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Underground New York Public Library

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 26 August 2013

Have you seen the Underground New York Public Library? Well, it’s not an actual library, but a blog featuring NYC subway commuters — with their candid snapshots taken by Ourit Ben-Haim — focused on burying their noses into their books while they travel to their destinations. It’s simply magical.

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The Manhattan Duck Tape store

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By Andrea DelBene in New Trends on Thursday 22 August 2013

New York is devoted to duct tape. Actually New York was devoted to duct tape, when a pop-up Duck Tape brand duct tape store opened in midtown Manhattan in mid April, and then closed in late April.

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Bachelorette: new photography by Dina Litovsky

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By Takeshi Suga in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

New York-based photographer Dina Litovsky recently visited Japan for her solo exhibition Untag This Photo at Gallery Tanto Tempo, Kobe. Litovsky examines social performances and group interactions in both public and private spaces. She has won many awards, including this year’s PDN Photo Annual for her latest project, Bachelorette’. She’s also shooting regularly for publications […]

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Groundswell Mural Project

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Wednesday 14 August 2013

The Groundswell Mural Project is an inspiring organization that works with New York City youths that come from low-income families. Annually, up to 800 young participants, aged 14 to 21, are motivated to join their programs, where they make new friends, express themselves, develop art skills, and work collaboratively all while beautifying neighborhoods around them.

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New York garbage for sale

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 13 August 2013

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Artist Justin Gignac enterprisingly started selling city garbage ‘hand-picked from the fertile streets of New York‘ in 2001 after a colleague questioned the merits of package design.

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Twentyfourx7: a photo-blog of New York City

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By Sam Smith in New Photography on Friday 9 August 2013

Having spent the past two months in New York City, Chris Godfrey gives the viewer a personal insight into his trip. A mix of both reportage and portrait photography, a sense of experience has been captured when looking through the photos. Every picture has a little story behind it, with my favourite being Bin on […]

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Manhattan, where payphones go to die

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Look what we spotted via Gothamist: a graveyard for disused payphones underneath Manhattan’s West Side Highway at 135th and 12th Avenue. As Dave Bledsoe said on his Flickr page, “At least a one hundred old, battered pay phones were locked behind a fence near the Park’s Department building.” We love how he also healthily noted […]

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+ POOL: crowd-funded floating pool that filters New York’s East River

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Thursday 11 July 2013

This might just be the coolest idea we’ve ever heard of. The concept started out with a simple question: how can you make it possible for everyone to swim in clean river water in NYC? A group of NYC-based designers figured out a way to make this happen; create a floating pool that acts as […]

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Andrea Bergart’s cement truck mural in New York

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of unconventional art and artists. Take Andrea Bergart, for example. After noticing that cement trucks are a large, spinning, mobile canvas, Bergart decided to take advantage of this untapped resource. Inspired by Ghana’s vibrant geometric patterns, Bergart transformed these mundane trucks into incredible works of art.

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Paper No.9: wear paper as cutting-edge fashion pieces

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is paper that you can actually wear as cutting-edge fashion pieces. Back in 2009, Paper No.9: Paper textile set about developing this unique material. There really is no other material like it. Used for everything from stationary to hand bags and clothing to wallets, the wide variety of colours and textures makes this leather-like material an extremely […]

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Babel Fair: a New York boutique of cool underground fashion

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Fashion on Monday 24 June 2013

Style shaman Erica Kiang has found a way to turn her closet into a business. A longtime devotee of underground global fashion trends, Kiang has been at the helm of Babel Fair, her eclectic boutique in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City, for almost four years now. Walking through the store, you get the […]

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