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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New York City Subway Map Gets a Mario Bros Redesign

    Robert Bacon, a chicago actor and comedian and I guess 8 pixel designer, gave the NYC subway map a unique remodel, using elements from Super Mario Bros to completely re-work the underground rail map. “I really enjoy making pixel art and find it extremely calming,” Bacon told Daily Intelligencer of the effort, which took him about two months. “I really like sitting down, turning on some music, and making pixel art.” A fun take on the most miserable commuter method in NYC. Show this to someone riding the rails during rush hour and don’t be surprised if you get a fireball to the crotch. [h/t] NYMag

  • NYC Subways in 1986 Look Straight Out of a Movie

    On a hot summer day in 1986, YouTuber, RailroadPacific, made a round trip through the USA and Canada. The starting point was New York. So he filmed some scenes in Manhattan through 42nd St & Timesquare. The result of this 10 minute observational documentary looks exactly how movies depict the underground railways from those times. The entire time, you can’t help but wait for a lady to get mugged only to be saved by Batman. These were the days in New York City where gangs and street walkers owned what’s now the largest toursit attraction NYC has to offer, Times Square. Never, ever complain about the NYC subway system again. It can (and was) much worse.

  • SL, Finale And Other NYC Clubs Are In Hot Water

    Today the Post reports that certain Manhattan nightclubs are billing customers for “operations charges,” which officials say is illegal. Multiple EMM-operated clubs—including headache-inducing Finale on the Bowery and SL in the Meatpacking District—as well as other area clubs are currently under investigation by the city for the questionable practice.

  • 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.

  • $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.        

  • Successful NYC Restauranteurs at 26 with No Experience? Done.

    Paul Abrahamian and Jon Sherman were both 26 when they decided to open Sticky’s Finger Joint in Manhattan, just north of New York University in Washington Square Park. It’s only been open since April (three months at this writing) and already they’ve been featured on a Bobby Flay’s Food Network hit show 3 Days To Open, (see the episode here) turned down a 7-figure offer for their brand, and have entertained multiple investors interested in their expansion.

  • Two Strangers Jam Out on NYC Subway

    Here’s a great feel good story for the day. Two strangers sitting on a NYC subway, both holding instruments are asked to play an impromptu song together. What ensues is an epic performance by two wildly talented artists. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, then you don’t have a face or you’re Nancy Grace or just lost a race or were just sprayed with mace. Anyway. happy Thursday.

  • 20 Best New Burger Joints in NYC (10 Photos)

    From pedigreed fast-food joints to nouveau chophouses, the battle for patty supremacy rages on. NY Timeout tracks down 20 contenders to add to your list. By the Food & Drink staff Coppelia With every buzzy new eatery flaunting its own chefly burger, pricey patties are on the rise. But Julian Medina bucks the trend with his affordable entrant, the Frita Cubana, at this 24-hour Latin diner. He doesn’t skimp either—the jaw-stretching stack features airy chicharróns and spiced roasted pork, piled atop a plump Swiss-covered burger made with sirloin, short rib and skirt steak. Pickles, red onion, crisp Boston lettuce and fresh tomato slices offset the richness, a slick of sambal-spiked mayo adds some zip, and a golden-brown potato bun holds it all together. 207 W 14th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-858-5001). $8.95. Photograph: Virginia Rollison Burger on Smith In 2009, chef Kyle Huebbe won a Brooklyn Paper contest with his tweaked cheeseburger recipe, laced with horseradish-chive aioli and topped with sharp cheddar. That award-winning creation now has pride of place on the menu at the new Cobble Hill joint, where Huebbe shares the kitchen with Blessing Schuman-Strange. The burger is built around a custom blend of grass-fed brisket more »

 
 
 
 
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