• Banksy To Inundate New York City With Street Art This Month

    Banksy has launched a month-long art show in the streets of New York City. The show is being called “Better Out Than In” and in typical creative Bankey fashion he included a phone number viewers can call to take an audio tour around the city. To listen to the tour dial 1-800-656-4271 and enter #1 when prompted. Or you can just listen to it on his website. It all started when a piece called “The Street is in Play” appeared in Chinatown and for some ridiculous reason the art was powerwashed away but you can view it below. 

  • How Bloomberg Reshaped NYC [Interactive Website]

    From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, this fascinating interactive website from New York Times shows how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg. I’m thinking we should blur the party lines and all vote Bloomberg into Presidency just to see what he is capable of.

  • ‘Solar-Carve’ Tower to Be Built Next to NYC High Line Park

    Studio Gang, are using a concept called “Solar- carving” to build a skyscraper in NYC overlooking the High Line. The unique shaped building will be erected with the angle of the Sun taken into consideration The building is located between the Hudson River and Manhattan’s  High Line park, an elevated park build from an abandon railway over looking the Meat-packing district and Chelsea. The Solar-Carve Tower is “sculpted based on geometric relationships between the building and the sun’s path, as well as the viewshed between the park and the Hudson.” “This integrated formal response allows the building to benefit the important public green space of the High Line (giving it maximum light, fresh air, and river views) and become a standout marker on the New York skyline.”

  • Insiders Look At New York City’s Mysterious Abandoned North Brother Island

    Located in between Queens and the Bronx, 20 acre North Brother Island was in use by New York City from 1885 to 1963 as a hospital complex to quarantine and treat people suffering from smallpox and typhoid fever then a rehab center and a housing project for WWII vets. By 1963 things were falling apart on the island and it was abandoned. 50 years later Mother Nature is slowly reclaiming her territory as you’ll see in the following photos.

  • ManhattanHenge 2013

    On Wednesday people jammed the streets disregarding the taxi’s wizzing by to try and snap a picture of the twice annual event called ManhattanHenge, during which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.  The next ManhattanHenge is on July 12, 2013 at 8:23 p.m. Don’t miss it.

  • Aerial View Of New York City’s Hidden Roof Top Garden Oases [18 Photos]

    London based photographer Alex Maclean has a passion for hopping into prop planes, flying a few thousand feet above the group and focusing his camera lens on the interesting scenery below. Did we mention he is also piloting the plane while all this is happening? Alex is a badass and is wildly considered to be one of the best when it comes to this aerial art form.  In 2009 he released a book called Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces that received rave reviews from just about anyone who has ever reviewed a book – see some of the reviews below.  We’ve pulled together some of the highlights of his New York City work but if you want to see it all pick up his book.

  • World Trade Center Rising: Final Spire Pieces Being Lifted to Roof [WATCH LIVE]

    The final pieces of the spire that will top One World Trade Center — and make it soar to a symbolic 1,776 feet when fully installed — are being raised up to the building’s roof. The 408-foot spire will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna. With a beacon at its peak to ward off aircraft, the spire will provide public transmission services for television and radio broadcast channels that were destroyed in the 9/11 attack. The high-rise is scheduled to open for business in 2014. See also: Amazing Views From The Top of One World Trade Center [15 HQ Photos] Via: NBC New York

  • 5 Pointz: The Destruction Of A Cultural Treasure

    Considered by many to be the graffiti mecca of the world, 5 Pointz is a converted warehouse covered in tags and murals by famous and novice graffiti artists alike, which houses artist studios. For a city that seems so nostalgic for its old architecture and the gritty remainders of what made New York “New York” in the seventies, eighties and nineties, it sure seems keen on wiping them all out to make way for shiny, metal and glass structures. So when rumors began circulating as early as 2010 that 5 Pointz might be torn down, it didn’t really come as a surprise to many. Nothing immediately materialized, and business continued as usual at 5 Pointz, with artists coming from all over the world for a chance at a spot to tag and paint murals.

  • An Underground Look At NYC’s Second Avenue Subway Construction [29 Photos]

    Construction crews are busy at work under Second Avenue in Manhattan with one of New York City’s most ambitious subway projects in decades. The current project, dubbed Second Avenue – Phase I, consists of two miles and three stations right up the heart of Manhattan’s busy Second Avenue. Obviously all this work takes place under ground out of sight from the public view but new we can see what the construction looks like with the following 29 photos.

  • How To Make The Most Out Of New York City Beer Week 2013 [Flowchart]

    New York Beer Week 2013 is upon us, and, like Shark Week, it mostly centers around consuming everything in site. But instead of seals and boring krill, you’ll be taking down ultra-rare collaborations, barrel-aged one-offs being uncorked for the first time, loads of beer-infused food, whole hogs, and so many local bottles your pee will be even more authentically New York than the puddle in the subway that is somehow always there. There are literally hundreds of events (starting tonight!), which is why Thrillist created this handy, zoom-in-able decision tree that gracefully takes you through some of the highlights. Now go drink. See the full size graphic here >>

  • $30 Million NYC Bachelor Pad Fit For A President

    If you’re in the market for a top notch New York City bachelor pad with a patriotic history look no further. This is one of the most impressive pieces of real estate available in The Big Apple. 80 Washington Place in Greenwich Village was built in 1839 but was recently renovated into a stunning masterpiece of fine design elements ranging from wooden floors, stone walls, and exposed brick. Famed composer and conductor John Philip Sousa owned the house in the early 1900′s. Quick history crash course, Sousa wrote patriotic hits as “Semper Fidelis,” the official march of the Marines, and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” our nation’s national march. Feel free to bust out this trivia fact when you hold a $5,000-a-plate fund raiser for Chris Christie’ 2016 Presidential campaign. The house hit the market for $31.5 million in June 2012, making it the most expensive townhouse for sale in Greenwich Village, but the sky-high price was lowered to $29.9 million earlier this month. What a steal! Still an outrageous number, but if you can afford this 5-story gem with a 360 degree view from the roof it would make for some epic cocktail parties.        

  • An HD Aerial View On New York City From A Helicopter

    Melisa Dunbar took a gyro stabilized Arri Alexa helicopter and flew it above New York on a cold November Day. The resulting video is one of the most amazing things you’ll see today. If you want to see something similar check out the aerial photo from above Central Park we posted to our Photo of the Day album on Facebook.

  • Insiders Looks At The AXE Apollo Launch Party With Kendrick Lamar and Buzz Aldrin

    528. That’s the total number of people who have been to Space. Ever. That number is made up of an incredibly rare fraternity of the most brilliant and bravest men and women to ever live. in 1962 John F Kennedy told us, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” and now, 50 years later, space travel is becoming available to the common man. To celebrate the launch of AXE Apollo the brand is sending 22 lucky bastards on the adventure of a lifetime. Last night we got to attend the official AXE Apollo launch party where we met legends, got to see a top new musical talent perform live and partied the night away.

  • PJ Clarke’s To Turn Upstairs Dining Room Into Member’s Only Supper Club

    One of our favorite bars to visit for client meetings and after work beers is about to get a little more exclusive. PJ Clarke’s will be turning the dining room on the second-floor into a supper club for about 550 regulars who have already been send membership cards, according to Marshall Heyman at The Wall Street Journal. Don’t fret if you didn’t receive a membership card. If you want to gain access just talk to a current member, invites are based off referrals.

  • Visualizing Brooklyn’s Gentrification

    Gentrification : the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents The gentrification of Brooklyn has hit an all time high and this interactive maps allows us to visualize how prices have changed from 2004 to 2012. Williamsburg, Lefferts Garden, Gowanus and Fort Greene have experienced incredible growth while Cypress Hill and Bay Ridge have seen a decline. Long story short, move to downtown Jersey City, NJ. Beer gardens, Barcade, amazing views, a hot up-and-coming publication called RSVLTS.com. It has everything you need without the sticker shock. View the map here >>


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