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  • Amazing Slow-Mo Footage Captures A True New York City Summer

    Anyone who’s experienced a New York City summer can tell you it’s anything but pleasant. The heat waves rising from the black pavement, the windows from the skyscrapers above magnifying and directing sunlight straight into your face, that cool refreshing breeze with hints of that garbage smell that seems to be a stagnant cloud around the city. Not pleasant. Not at all. Well filmographer Tim Sessler sought out to change your perception on the beauty of NYC summers by giving you a slowed down version of a city in fast forward. Tessler and his production team at Free Fly Systems traveled around Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx filming everyday life in the big city. Capturing beautiful night time landscapes, skateboarding below the Brooklyn Bridge and playing in the fire hydrant to name a few shots. Shot with the Freefly TERO in the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens./Stabilized with the Freefly MōVI M10 and M15./Shot on the Phantom Miro LC320S (1500-2000fps) and Red Epic Dragon STREETS – NEW YORK CITY from Tim Sessler on Vimeo.

  • New York Then And Now [18 Photos and Video]

    Amateur photographer Cora Drimus traveled to New York City in April and used the photographs of her trip to make this incredible video juxtaposing the new photos with old shots, some dating back to the 19th century, of the same locations. The result is a reminder of just how much New York City and the world as a whole has changed over the course of the last century. The transition from horse and buggies to cars, railroads to highways, and the rise of ever taller skyscrapers are all documented here. Watch the video and check out some of our favorite photos below.

  • 5 New York City Dates That Will Impress Her (Without Breaking Your Wallet!)

    A surefire way to plan a great but reasonably-priced date is to create an experience. This way, the time you spend together will be filled up by an activity or entertainment that lasts for a while and keeps you from buying more cocktails or scrambling for options. The fact that you’re putting in the effort to really plan a date (as opposed to “Oh, let’s just meet at my neighborhood bar”) will be impressive in and of itself. Not to mention, you will have fun if your date feels more like an outing and less like a job interview.

  • NYC As Seen Through A Game Boy Camera In 2000 [10 Photos]

    In 1998, Nintendo breathed new life into their almost 10 year-old portable gaming system with the release of the Game Boy Camera, allowing one to take a break from capturing Pokemon and instead capture 256×254 black and white digital images and even print them out using the Game Boy Printer. In 2000, photographer David Friedman got a hold of a Game Boy Camera and photographed such iconic locations as Rockefeller Center and the New York Public Library. He recently uncovered the photos, and the quaintness of something that seemed so revolutionary just 14 years ago is insane. Check out more of Friedman’s projects, including experiments using the Game Boy Camera to take color photos, at his blog, Ironic Sans.

  • New York Public Library Releases 20,000 High-Quality Maps For Free Download

    The New York Public Library has released more than 20,000 high-quality maps for free download through their Map Warper tool. All that’s needed is a free account then download access is granted to all sorts of maps, including 1,100 of the mid-Atlantic states from the 16th to 19th centuries; 700 topographic maps of the Austro-Hungarian empire created between 1877 and 1914; 2,800 maps from state, county and city atlases; 10,300 maps from property, zoning, topographic, and fire insurance atlases of New York City dating from 1852 to 1922; and  more than 1,000 maps of New York City, its boroughs and neighborhoods, dating from 1660 to 1922, which detail transportation, vice, real estate development, urban renewal, industrial development and much more. All they ask is that if used, credit for the maps is given as follows: “From The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library.” For more info on the project, check out the NYPL blog.

  • Incredible NYC Street Art [Video]

    Watch and be amazed as this incredible artist creates a sci-fi inspired cityscape in minutes using only spray paint. And he’s doing it on the sidewalk in New York City. I have enough trouble concentrating enough to send a text message when I’m walking down the street and this dude is churning out original artwork like it’s no big deal. Does anyone know where he is? I’d really to check this out in person.

  • A Look Inside New York City’s Most Expensive House Ever [7 Photos]

    It’s the biggest Christmas present in the city, with a price tag to match. A 40-foot-wide mansion, one of the largest homes in the city, is on the market for a whopping $114 million — or half the price its owner, Wall Street investor Vincent Viola, spent to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team earlier this year. For that kind of money, the Violas even threw in the gift wrap, tying on a giant red bow to the outside of the 1884 limestone home at 12 E. 69th St., complete with a “Merry Christmas” tag. The asking price for this seven-bedroom, nine-bath house would not only break the current record, but rip out its heart and step on it. The most expensive home in city history was The Harkness Mansion at 4 E. 75th St., a 36-footer that sold for $53 million in 2006. And $114 million would represent quite a profit for Viola and his designer wife, Theresa, who bought the manse for $20 million in 2005. At the time the 16,000-foot spread was broken up into four large apartments and doctor’s offices, but it’s nothing compared to the place Theresa Viola has created with the help of her more »

  • The 10 Snobbiest Cities in the US

    In some cities, snobs seem to rule. It’s an embraced culture trait. In these particular cities, snobs seem to congregate. So, whenever you go visit these cities, be ready for stares, eyes rolling, intolerance, superiority, snootiness, disgust, etc. Basically, be ready for snobbiness. 

  • 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.

  • Bicycle Revolution or Urban Fad?

    We’re seeing (re) investment into bicycle infrastructure in downtown districts across the globe. Over the last few years, cities like New York have constructed hundreds of miles of bike paths and bike share schemes are popping up in every corner of the globe. Is all of this a revolution, or is it simply an urban fad?

  • 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 >>

  • 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.

  • The 17 Coolest Coworking Spaces In America

    Tired of schlepping it at Starbucks? Jockeying for an outlet and a seat? Does the idea of gourmet cafeterias, discounted gym memberships and expensive artwork sound like luxuries only available to big corporate offices? There are plenty of the same or better amenities available at coworking spaces across America. Rule number one for start-ups – don’t blow all your money on an office. These communal offices are an affordable solution to a private office, and offer perks that working in a solo office doesn’t. BuisnessInsider came up with a list of some of the coolest coworking spaces in America, from coast to coast so see our favorite above and check out the full list on BusinessInsider.com.

  • New iOS App Shows NYC Subway Arrival Times

    For the first time, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has release an iOS app that shows train arrival times on seven subway lines. Available for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad, MTA Subway Time will display train arrival times for 156 stations on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines and the S shuttle line.

  • Photo of the Day: Central Park From Above

    New York City’s Central Park, initially opened in 1857, is seen here from 2,500 feet in the air. The 843 acre park is the focal point of the shot but because of the fish eye lens we can see the entire island of Manhattan. [Image via: Reddit] See the full size image here >>

  • Big News For Governors Ball NYC Music Festival Fans

    Good news for music festival fans in and around New York City. The 2013 edition of the annual Governors Ball Music Festival has expanded from two days to a three day music event. From June 7th through June 9th over 60 acts will perform at the festival. Along with expanded programming, there will be a new festival site layout to the grounds at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. The lineup will draw from a variety of genres each day, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica, and Pop all weekend long. A very limited amount of $160 3-day tickets will be available as part of a Holiday Presale beginning Friday, December 14th at 11 am EST. Limited Presale begins Friday, Dec 14th at 11am EST - $160 3-day tickets View Larger Map

  • Hand Drawn Map of New York

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys British illustrator Jenni Sparks created this meticulously detailed hand drawn map of New York City. You can buy in now at Evermade along with her hand drawn map of London.

  • Tilt Shifting New York City [25 Photos]

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model.

  • New York City At Night From The Air [39 Photos]

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys For his book “New York City at Night” Evan Joseph took to the skys above the Big Apple with a helicopeter, baller status, and visited some of the more iconic locations. He was able to capture them in a light that we haven’t seen before.