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  • Vintage Cars On The Streets Of NYC [38 Photos]

    You’ve either got to be crazy or possess a great insurance plan if you park your classic car on the streets of New York. Between the heavily salted roads in winter and the insane drivers who think nothing of a hit and run no matter the season, chances are your vintage vehicle isn’t going to last long. But sometimes a classic ride is just too nice to give up—even if most folks wouldn’t give your “beater” a second look. And as someone who drove a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 for many years, I totally understand.

  • You’ve Got To Be Crazy To Capture New York City Like This [32 High Quality Photos]

    What do they put in the water in Eastern Europe that makes everyone so fearless? Probably Vodka. That’s the only explanation we can think of when it comes to urban explorers such as Ukrainian photographer Vitaliy Raskalov and Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov. Just 21 and 25 years old respectively, the two must not care about seeing their 30s, because they are constantly traveling the world and climbing to the top of every building they come across. Which works out for us because we get these great photos from places we are too practical to ever experience. Recently the duo visited New York City and captured these incredible shots from the tops of skyscrapers and bridges. These are just some of the photos they took, but you can check out the rest, along with more details about the shoot, at On The Roofs.

  • You’ve Never Seen New York City Like This Before [38 High Quality Photos]

    Warning: These may be the greatest photos you’ll ever see of New York City. After viewing, you may be disappointed in every other picture you see of the Big Apple. But it’s totally worth it. Russian photographer Gelio recently visited New York City and quickly realized that to best experience the city, it was necessary to check it out from above. His incredible, high-quality photos capture New York’s fantastic skyscrapers, bridges, and parks from the sky, offering a unique perspective that even natives will never experience. These photos are just a small sample of Gelio’s series. You can check out many more along with descriptions of his journey and the city at Gelio.

  • NYC’s 17th Century Rules For Drinking Responsibly

    Before New York City was New York City, it was New Amsterdam. The Dutch settled the New Netherland territory in the early 1600s and established its capital, New Amsterdam, at the southern tip of present-day Manhattan. In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant was appointed Director-General of the territory. He was unhappy to find a settlement of riotous drunks who began imbibing in the morning and were engaged in fisticuffs by midday. In order to bring order to the colony, Stuyvesant instituted an 8-point ordinance on drinking. The New York City Department of Records recently began curating a digital archive of early New York documents, including Stuyvesant’s edict on alcohol consumption. NYC history blog The Bowery Boys summed up the 8 points as follows: 1. “Henceforth no new taproom, tavern or inn shall be opened.” 2. “The taverns, taprooms and inns, already established, may continue for at least four consecutive years, but in the meantime the owners shall be obliged to engage in some other honest business at this place.” 3. “The tavern-keepers and tapsters are allowed to continue in their business for four years at least, but only on condition, that they shall not transfer their former occupation.” 4. “The tavern keepers more »

  • Tall And Skinny: The 2018 NYC Skyline

    In just the last few months, the New York City skyline has been transformed with the addition of One World Trade Center and the supertall and super-skinny 432 Park Avenue. And these projects are just the beginning of Manhattan’s skyscraper boom, a race to erect characterless glass behemoths. It appears as though architects were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should. In an effort to showcase 53W53, which will house the Museum of Modern Art, a 100-room hotel, and 120 high-end condos, CityRealty released these renderings of the future of Manhattan’s skyline. And if you’re a fan of iconic New York landmarks such as the Woolworth Building or the Flatiron Building, you are in for quite a disappointment. Midtown will become the future home of many of these gargantuan reflectors, ensuring a boom to purveyors of sunglasses around Times Square, but downtown will also see some super-skinny erections. Near the newly-opened One WTC, a couple of equally tall apartment buildings are set to house the most ostentatious of the financial sector. As rents increase and more and more of the city is bought up by millionaires who collect the properties more »

  • 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.

  • Garry Winogrand Captured New York’s Streets 50 Years Ago [25 Photos]

    Born in New York City in 1928, Garry Winogrand became famous for capturing the streets of his home city. From the 1950s until his untimely death from cancer in 1984, Winogrand photographed the regular people on the streets of cities across America, but his most iconic photos are of New York. After is his passing, more than 2500 rolls of undeveloped film were found. Some of those posthumous prints are in this gallery along with some of his most famous work from the tens of thousands of prints he made during his life. A traveling exhibit from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery was recently on display in New York City. If you missed it, you can catch it in Paris at The Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume.

  • New York’s East Village Then and Now

    30 years ago, New York’s East Village was like another world. It was the center of the city’s music and art scenes, a place both Madonna and Jean Michel Basquiat called home. But the East Village could also be a dangerous neighborhood, with high crime rates and drug dealers on every corner. Like most of Manhattan, the East Village has since been reborn, with coffee shops, brunch spots, and unaffordable housing. In fact, it’s now one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city and the country. Photographer Daniel Root recently came across photos he took of the Eat Village in 1984. Realizing its been 30 years and the significant changes in the neighborhood, he has been revisiting the locations and posting the series on Tumblr. There’s no commentary cheering or jeering gentrification, its simply a juxtaposition of then and now, allowing you to make your own conclusions. But there’s no denying that Tomkins could sure use a bandshell again.

  • 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.

 
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