All Blog Posts Tagged 'nyc' (17)

Hilarious Illustrations Show Different Kinds of NYC Bikers

In this hilarious series by artist Kurt McRobert, we take a look at all the different kinds of New York City bikers. The twelve illustrations show everything from a fashion forward cyclist, with her fedora hat and red pumps cruising down the streets of Soho, to the fanny pack sporting tourists, with their classic I heart NY shirts, stopping traffic to take their shots.…

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Added by alice on April 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Banksy's Whimsical Carnival-Inspired Stencil

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…

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Added by alice on October 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New GIFs Help Newcomers Navigate NYC

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…

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Added by alice on March 27, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Fall in Love with NYC with Six Talented Instagrammers

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…

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Added by alice on March 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Navid Baraty's Stunning NYC Rooftop Photos Shot at Night



Over the last few years, we've seen Navid Baraty take on some incredibly amazing projects, like his dizzying Intersection | NYC series. Towards the end of last year, the series got even more…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Falling in Love with New York City



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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Added by alice on November 4, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

No Street Lights in NYC

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…

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Added by alice on November 1, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Blacked Out NYC

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…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Nostalgic Stroll Through Coney Island

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…

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Added by Michael E. Mason on August 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Anxious Crowds Watch Mars Rover Landing in Times Square



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.…

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Added by alice on August 7, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

NYC Intersections From High Above



Our friend, New York-based photographer Navid Baraty, just sent word about an exciting series he's been working on. If you don't mind photography that gets you a little queasy, you'll enjoy this. Taken from high above, Baraty gives us incredible views of New York City - its historic… Continue

Added by alice on October 3, 2011 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The Hotel on Rivington - Lower East Side, NYC ( 11 Pics)

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…

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Added by Joanna Lin on June 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

More NYC Nightlife (because this city doesn't sleep)

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…

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Added by Joanna Lin on June 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Friday Night: NYC SPEAKEASIES



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…

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Added by Joanna Lin on June 21, 2009 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

TUESDAY NIGHT DEBAUCHERY (NYC)

1st stop: POP BURGER 58-60 9th Ave (near 15th St.)



This hip and trendy burger joint is also a bar/club/lounge. Thank god for hookups— we walked in and were seated at a table with plush red-velvet couches. Everything was free: burgers, fries, beer, juice, and an entire bottle of vodka. The economics of it is this: there’s always a handful ballers who are willing to drop a couple grand… Continue

Added by Joanna Lin on June 18, 2009 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

MONDAY NIGHT DEBAUCHERY

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…

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Added by Joanna Lin on June 16, 2009 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Why I Want to Live in NY, Reason #101: Interesting Event, Sat 9/13

Now this event looks like it would be hella interesting. (Hence the clever name!) A bunch of speakers have 3-10 minutes to talk about a subject they are passionate about.



What draws me in to this event is that it's real people talking about their real passions. They'll… Continue

Added by alice on September 10, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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