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Posts tagged nyc

Aug 19 '14

Tags: nyc housing

Mar 20 '14

Tags: nyc hotel money

Mar 17 '14

"Nothingness is even funnier without commercials!"

(Source: vimeo.com)

Tags: tv nyc history

Dec 31 '13
As of Dec. 29, the number of homicides recorded for New York City this year stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average.

As of Dec. 29, the number of homicides recorded for New York City this year stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average.

Tags: history nyc

Mar 2 '12

Everything you ever wanted to know about New York taxis.

Tags: nyc transport car

Nov 30 '11
"Danish artist group Superflex unveiled their latest intervention, part of Creative Time’s Living as Form exhibition. In the Olympic Restaurant on Delancey and Essex, the group created a near-exact replica of J.P. Morgan Chase’s executive washroom. This greek diner has been a cornerstone of the Lower East Side for over thirty-five years, and, by the looks of it, the new bathroom is the first major addition in that time. The Olympic Restaurant did not pay a dime for the bathroom – it is free and open to the public, not just customers. Most importantly, it is a permanent installation that we hope will stay in the neighborhood for another thirty-five years."

"Danish artist group Superflex unveiled their latest intervention, part of Creative Time’s Living as Form exhibition. In the Olympic Restaurant on Delancey and Essex, the group created a near-exact replica of J.P. Morgan Chase’s executive washroom. This greek diner has been a cornerstone of the Lower East Side for over thirty-five years, and, by the looks of it, the new bathroom is the first major addition in that time. The Olympic Restaurant did not pay a dime for the bathroom – it is free and open to the public, not just customers. Most importantly, it is a permanent installation that we hope will stay in the neighborhood for another thirty-five years."

Tags: bathroom art nyc

Oct 21 '11
"Before I die" is going national. And Brooklyn has now resorted to importing art projects. (Taken with instagram)

"Before I die" is going national. And Brooklyn has now resorted to importing art projects. (Taken with instagram)

Tags: nyc art

Aug 27 '11
"Hurricane Irene preparation: LIRR employees fill an AquaDam with water to help prevent water from flowing into the LIRR’s tunnels to Penn Station."
Apparently all that stands between civilization and water world is a giant tube of water.

"Hurricane Irene preparation: LIRR employees fill an AquaDam with water to help prevent water from flowing into the LIRR’s tunnels to Penn Station."

Apparently all that stands between civilization and water world is a giant tube of water.

Tags: nyc transport train

Aug 27 '11
"Hurricane Irene: MTA Police finished securing Grand Central Terminal after the last trains departed."

"Hurricane Irene: MTA Police finished securing Grand Central Terminal after the last trains departed."

Tags: nyc transport

Jul 25 '11
Grand Central Terminal’s iconic main concourse, with its ceiling of glittering stars, will likely welcome another icon later this year: a single, glowing white apple. … During his presentation, MTA Real Estate Director Jeffrey Rosen announced both the Apple store and a new Shake Shack for the terminal. “I can’t imagine why any kid in Westchester would want to do anything other than go into Grand Central and shop at Apple and eat at Shake Shack,” Rosen said. Board members wryly noted that Penn Station, Grand Central’s less glamorous sister across town, will not be offering such sleek retail any time soon. “Kids from Long Island and Jersey can take the 1 and 2 and then the shuttle” to buy iPads and Shackburgers, said Pat Foye, the board member from Nassau County. The board member from Suffolk, Mitchell Pally, followed his lead: “It makes the Penn Station customers no longer second-class citizens,” he said. “It makes them third-class citizens.” Foye piled on: “This creates not only a digital, but a cheeseburger divide, between the two.”

Tags: store nyc subway

Jul 1 '11

"Artisanal cheeses. For sale. On the street."

Tags: nyc tv

Apr 1 '11
"These maps contain 20,262 unique words, based on the analysis of online dating profiles from 19,095,414 single Americans. Each word appears in the place it’s used more frequently than anywhere else in the country."
A MORE PERFECT UNION

"These maps contain 20,262 unique words, based on the analysis of online dating profiles from 19,095,414 single Americans. Each word appears in the place it’s used more frequently than anywhere else in the country."

A MORE PERFECT UNION

Tags: nyc map language

Feb 18 '11
Even New York City DOT is on Tumblr now. Pothole lovers rejoice.

Even New York City DOT is on Tumblr now. Pothole lovers rejoice.

Tags: nyc government

Feb 4 '11
"French artist Armelle Caron takes maps of cities and reorganizes the individual blocks into ordered rows. The process transforms a chaotic city into a unrecognizable, but systematic assemblage of shapes. I’ll be honest, the sizes of the images below don’t do the designs justice."

"French artist Armelle Caron takes maps of cities and reorganizes the individual blocks into ordered rows. The process transforms a chaotic city into a unrecognizable, but systematic assemblage of shapes. I’ll be honest, the sizes of the images below don’t do the designs justice."

Tags: nyc map

Jan 25 '11
Trulia - Rent vs. Buy Index
Which one is not like the others?

Trulia - Rent vs. Buy Index

Which one is not like the others?

Tags: nyc map money