On Sunday, Banksy put up his 20th work in New York City for his "much talked about" outdoor exhibition Better Out Than In. It's a silhouette of a young child wielding a sledgehammer to a fire hydrant. Reminiscent of the classic carnival game where one rings a bell by hitting a target with a hammer, the whimsical piece has been dubbed "Hammer Boy" by the media. On…Continue
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Artist Nathan Pyle knows a thing or two about living in New York City...or at least adjusting to it. Almost five years ago, he moved from the small suburbs of Dayton, Ohio to the great big city. Throughout the years he's learned a lot of lessons about living there and he's now sharing them in his…Continue
For aspiring as well as professional photographers, Instagram is a great app to use to showcase your latest photos. It wasn't too long ago that Instagram announced that they had hit a huge milestone, 100 million monthly active members. That means that now, more than ever, people are capturing real-time moments of the world we live in and then sharing these unique images with friends, family and even complete strangers.
Today, we take a look at six highly…Continue
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For all that's been said about New York this week, one thing is certain, New Yorkers sure are a resilient bunch. Here's how a recent Huffington post writer describes the New York scene post Hurricane Sandy, "Even after four days without power and a crippled transportation system,…
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New York-based photographer Guillaume Gaudet just sent us an email to show us this photo he took of a dark and quiet NYC. He shot it on October 30 or a day after Hurricane Sandy hit New York.
"It's on Washington Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This view is well-known. Normally, there are street lights that give a sort of harsh light and it's difficult, by night, to have…Continue
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Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report that more than 8.2 million homes and businesses lost power in the United States because of Hurricane Sandy. New York was among the hardest hit with 2 million affected and hundreds of thousands of people still without power. As the New York Times reports, last night, a…Continue
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The Wonder Wheel
Coney Island is one of the most recognizable places in NYC and the Wonder Wheel is its most famous landmark. I love shooting at Coney, it offers many different shots and angles. You can really find some great textures and colors. THe juxtaposition between the old Side-Show Coney and the newLuna Park is fascinating.
This Way for Rides…
Friend and photographer Navid Baraty just shared with us his great shots of the hundreds of people that gathered in Times Square early Monday morning to watch NASA's rover Curiosity make its Red Planet touchdown. The unprecedented event was a dramatic moment in the rover's eight-month journey through space where it had to travel 350-million miles to reach its ultimate destination.…
THOR is the epitome of sleek, modern and sexy high-fashion hotels (in both design and clientele), and one of the hottest spots in the Lower East Side. I've been there on multiple occasions for its lounge and nightlife. You walk in and you’ll feel like a celebrity—there is even a red-carpet waiting for you (literally). All of the walls are floor-to-ceiling glass, which means breathtaking…Continue
THE GATES - 290 8th Avenue (between 24th & 25th St.)
Sooo my friend took me here Saturday night. It was formerly the Biltmore Room (the marble walls alone have been valued at $2.4 million), and reopened as a “super-luxury lounge”: the Gates. It operates with an “ambassador” program that awards keys to 125 members of…Continue
What are speakeasies?
Speakeasies are establishments which illegally sold alcoholic beverages during the Prohibition Era (1920's). During this time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol was illegal. The term comes from a patron’s manner of ordering an alcoholic drink without raising suspicion—bartenders would tell patrons to be quiet and “speak easy".
Yes, bars with this theme still exist in New York (Little…
1st stop: Little Branch - 20 7th Ave. South & Leroy St.
Little Branch is an underground speakeasy nestled beneath a mysterious corner entrance. Always opt for the ‘bartender’s choice’: simply name your favorite ingredients, and they’ll concoct a potent surprise for you! My drink was a curious mix of egg yolk, cream, port, and bourbon. Extremely strong, yet rich…Continue
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