Hurricane Sandy Shuts NYC Down

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Hurricane Sandy is barreling her way through the East Coast. The National Weather Advisory predicts massive destruction from wind gusts, torrential rain and high tides. In preparation of her impending doom, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo, and Governor Christie have demanded everyone to stay inside and not go stir-crazy. NYC is currently a ghost town awaiting…read more…

New York Sliced by Photographer Richard Silver

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New York born-and-bred photographer Richard Silver is taking on the mission of time-slicing iconic buildings, revealing the fast-paced city in all its glory. Each image is taken over a 1.5 hour time period, making it possible for us, the viewer, to see the day gradually merge into night. Silver has selected 55-60 famous buildings to…read more…

Empire State of Pen by Patrick Vale

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Illustrator Patrick Vale has a soft spot in his heart for New York City despite his UK roots. But who can blame him? The city holds a special place for me as well. Watch the time-lapse video below as Vale draws the city seen from atop the Empire State Building. I’ve had the privilege of…read more…

Delicious City Prints by Roni Lagin

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Designer Roni Lagin has set up a Kickstarter page for his Delicious City prints. Like Lagin, I do believe that the love of a city can be summed up by the classic dishes and treats that creates its cultural landscape. By pledging, you will be able to choose one of fifteen cities (or more depending…read more…

Top 5 Friday : June 22, 2012

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1. The perfect, bubblegum pink world of Barbie isn’t all dream houses and convertibles. According to Dina Goldstein, it is a dark, miserable existence where Ken struggles with his homosexuality and Barbie tries to keep it together in a loveless marriage. Check out Goldstein’s website for more In the Dollhouse photos and a behind-the-scenes video.…read more…

Watch the Time Lapse Video, The Manhattan Project, by Cameron Michael

I must have a thing for time-lapse, stop-motion videos, especially those about my current city of New York. Maybe it is because I live here and understand the world’s fascination. Or maybe it’s because I have a volatile love-hate relationship with it. Sometimes I am surprised by the mere fact I live here and sometimes…read more…

What Happens When Two Black Holes in Space Collide

One of my favorite festivals is arriving to New York City this Wednesday and I have already bought tickets to two of the events. To share my excitement for the fifth annual World Science Festival, here’s a video showcasing a second grader’s curiosity about black holes. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has an interesting answer that…read more…

A Silent World by Lucie and Simon

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What would the world look like without the crowds of people pushing their way through the busy sidewalks and streets? Paris-based duo Lucie & Simon take that question to mind, producing eery, ghost-like photographs using a neutral density filter that allows for prolonged exposures, which removes moving objects like cars and people in the process.…read more…

Bike Share Comes to NYC

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Following in the footsteps of her sister cities: Boston, Washington DC, Montreal, Melbourne, and Minneapolis, New York City is soon welcoming a bike share for those wanting a better solution to walking and automobile traffic. Choose between a long term or short term membership, locate a bike station, and ride away. At the end of…read more…

Watch Season 2 Episode 1 of Put This On

Snazzy dresser and podcast personality Jesse Thorn and his Put This On crew land in New York City for the premiere episode of Season 2. What exactly does Thorn have up his elegant wool blazer sleeve? Well, let’s just say that Ralph Lauren needs to give big thanks to a group of African American men…read more…