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8. Hey, people who work for “good causes” by standing in the middle of the sidewalk with a clipboard and asking us if we believe that homelessness should continue or if we want to fight child abuse. Of course we don’t think homelessness should continue! Of course we hate children being abused! What we don’t like is your passive agressive questioning technique, and the fact that you think that you can trick us into stopping and signing your petition/giving you money with it. Get off the streets, and onto a computer, where you can send us an email reminder to donate that we can simply delete without having to step around you. (Similarly, yes, we do like comedy, and we’re happy to tell someone where we got our hair done, but it’s not you.)

Jen Doll does it again. On a related note, we donate $15 a month to Greenpeace thanks to the St. Marks gauntlet of clipboard holders. We consider it good karma points (and also, we can’t figure out how to cancel it)

Just Look At This Place. What’s Not To Love? by Javier C. Hernandez for The New York Times


Why Do People Flee and Flock to New York?

You can plug in your zip code to find out why your neighbors move out or in of your neighborhood.


NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell

An fast-paced documentary about life in NYC, circa 1977. This YT embed appears to be the last place on earth where you can watch it. Take advantage. 

Crime. Sex. Hip hop. Punk. Art. Disco. Politics. Riots.

You’ll be hooked in 5 minutes. 

"Fashion people aren’t that different from the kids who played Dungeons & Dragons in high school. At the end of the day, they both have an undying love for something that most people don’t understand. Fashion just happens to be prettier, thinner and cooler than magical alternate universes." - Ryan O’ Connell

In New York, and especially in the movie business, it’s hard to dispel the fantasy that there’s always someone better just around the corner.

- Laura Berning in an article for The New York Times titled I Call Your/His Name.


Miracle on 22nd Street: It’s Christmas Eve and this story just warms our hearts. Some kids out there think Santa lives on West 22nd Street and have been sending letters to a random apartment in Chelsea. Good thing two kind hearted men live there :)

 Someone pass me the Kleenex! <sniff, sniff>

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How to Live in New York City

Originally reposted from Thought Catalog

Move here when you’re 18 or 22, maybe even 24. Come from somewhere else-the north, south, west, Xanadu- and come to realize that everyone living in New York is a transplant. Even the ones who grew up on the Upper East Side end up moving into a place downtown, which, as you’ll soon discover, is like moving to a different city.

Discover the cruel and bizarre world of New York City real estate. End up spending an obscene amount of money on something called a broker’s fee, first and last month’s rent and a security deposit. Cry a little bit in the leasing office but remind yourself that you’re so happy to be here.

Picture hearing a man playing the saxophone outside your bedroom window. End up hearing a lot of sirens instead. Figure it’s okay because it’s New York and you’re still so happy to be here.

Go out to bars in the Lower East Side because the Internet told you so. Fall in love with a bar called, Max Fish, and always stay out till four in the morning. Eat a falafel and have someone pay for a cab back to your apartment. Watch the sun start to rise while going over the Williamsburg Bridge and feel like your life is becoming some kind of movie.

Eat bad pizza but trick yourself into believing it’s good because it’s made in New York. Do the same thing with bagels and sex.

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Sidewalk sabotage! If newly-installed bike lanes are important to New York City’s street culture then the above photo’s concept is just as important.

Times Square is one of those places you can simultaneously love and hate. It’s an iconic landmark; a “Sodom and Gomorrah” spanning many generations. Dilapidated and filthy throughout the Eighties, “The Deuce” (Times Square’s former moniker) was a cesspool filled with sex shops, porn theaters, hookers and crooks. Today, at the dawn of the 21st century, 42nd Street is still awash in garbage, albeit, in the form of corporate America, capitalism and hyper-tourism.

Many people wish for Times Square’s renegade days of crime and filth, but I disagree. Who wants to live in a time of crime and fear? 

Above, the New York Times documents Times Square’s transformation from hell on Earth to miracle on 42nd street.


Well This Is Something You Don’t See Every Day of the Day: A remote control plane goes joyflying around New York City, courtesy of Team Black Sheep.

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If I were living in NYC in the ’50s, I’d be a modernist painter, in the ’60s I would have been a documentary filmmaker, in the ’70s I would have been in a punk band, in the ’80s I would have made music videos. Today it’s all about having a social-media presence…and that’s just lame.

Richard Blakeley commenting on the presence of social-media in today’s New York experience.

(via capitalnewyork)

This just landed in our inbox: news of the Crumpled City maps, designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso, for London, Paris, New York, Rome and Berlin. Clever, yes, but would you really forgo the smartphone?

"Manhattan is far thinner than the nation, the state or the city’s other boroughs, according to the study released by Senator Gillibrand, which relied on federal data on body-mass index." - Anne Barnard

Photo: Librado Romero for The New York Times

Lucky number seven for the Garden State!

Will New York City’s MTA No.7 subway make its way to New Jersey?

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