Japanese Photographer Tantan Turns A Rainy Night In NYC Into A Dreamy Wonderland

Tantan, a young Japanese creator who counts photography among a list of talents which also include videography, musical creation, music festival management, marketing and modeling, happened to be visiting New York City on a rainy night when he felt compelled to take out his camera. Continue reading »

“Dark City Lights”: New York Through The Lens Of Ray H. Mercado

Fantastic street shots by Ray H. Mercado, a talented self-taught photographer, and urban explorer currently based in New York City. Ray focuses mainly on urban, architecture, and street photography. He likes to explore the streets of New York to capture magical street scenes. Continue reading »

Handy Public Punching Bags Located Around Manhattan That Let New Yorkers Vent Their Frustrations


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donttakethisthewrongway, a design studio based out of Savannah, Georgia, installed a series of “Public Punching Bags” around Manhattan during their visit to New York City Design Week 2019. The idea was to give people a way to momentarily express their frustrations in a public place before going on with their day, hopefully feeling a bit better than before. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of Postwar New York City In 1946 By Todd Webb

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Todd Webb (1905-2000) was discharged from the US Navy in 1945. Before fighting in the war, Todd had worked as a stockbroker, a field in which he’d enjoyed notable success til losing all his money in the 1920s crash, prospected for gold in California and Panama, and worked as a forest ranger. Continue reading »

Christine Osinski’s Photographs Of Staten Island’s Overlooked New Yorkers In 1980s

When Christine Osinski moved to Staten Island in the 1980s (the Manhattan loft was bought up by developers) she found the long-overlooked borough with a tough and rugged edge gave her a sense of liberation and escape from Manhattan. Her photographs give an insight into New York’s overlooked borough, the blue-collar heel to Manhattan’s white boot. Continue reading »

New York’s Touristy New Public Space Is A Giant Endless Staircase


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Where the High Line ends and Midtown begins you will find Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in US history. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Pokras Lampas Takes Over Times Square New York

Pokras Lampas was born in Korolyov, Russia.

He is one of the most distinguished representatives of contemporary calligraphy in the world. He started creating graffiti in 2008 and shortly after was inspired by the ‘Calligraffiti’ movement. Later, Pokras Lampas was invited to become an official Calligraffiti ambassador whilst working on his self-developed ‘Calligrafuturism’ style and technique. He is particularly involved in street art projects, exhibitions and other related projects since 2013 and regularly works with major Russian and international brands. Recently, Pokras Lampas started to collaborate with high fashion brands and developed a menswear collection. Continue reading »

Snow In NYC: Photos Of The Winter Wonderland By Joseph O. Holmes

Joseph O. Holmes’s photographs have hung in solo and group shows around the world. “The Booth” was a featured solo exhibition in Toronto’s CONTACT photography festival, following its four-month run at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image. Continue reading »

New York Over 35 Years Ago – 55 Color Snapshots Show The Most Populous City In The United States In 1980

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Let’s make a trip to New York City in 1980. Continue reading »

35 Perfect Reasons To Love New Yorker Cartoons

If you spend any time on Instagram or Facebook, New Yorker Cartoons is a great follow for a daily chuckle/smirk/snort. The single panel comics are a permanent fixture in the magazine as well as online and despite being around well before the Internet, their format works perfectly in today’s endlessly scrolling feeds.

Below you will find 35 of the most loved New Yorker cartoons shared online in the past couple years, enjoy. Continue reading »

This Futuristic Design Of The TWA Lounge At JFK Airport In The 1960s Remains A 2001 Space Odyssey Movie

The airport is where you arrive and depart. It’s like a hospital, but without the certainty and the escape of anaesthesia. Something might go wrong and the routine operation ends with a slip of the scalpel or a martyr’s bomb The airport is where you wait, get separated from your bags and of your own free queue to have your identity ascertained and reasons challenged by armed and dangerous officialdom. Continue reading »

“Tossed And Found”: Artist Makes Tiny Sculptures From The Cast-Off NY Trash

Since the mid 1990s, Yuji Agematsu has used debris from New York’s streets to create a series of dioramas inside the cellophane sleeves of cigarette packets. The pieces below are from a year of his work entitled zip: 01.01.17 . . . 12.31.17. Continue reading »

“City Of Light”: 1939 New York World’s Fair Diorama In The Making

Con Ed’s “The City of Light” was the largest diorama up to that time. The fourteen-minute show presented the illusion of watching New York City through a twenty-four hour cycle. Originally designed to be continuous, a break of a few minutes was required as visitors tended to stay and watch the subway cars wiz by. Continue reading »

“Elevations & Avenues”: Aesthetic New York Streetscapes By Matt Petosa

Amazing street scenes by Matt Petosa, a talented photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer based in New York, USA. Matt focuses on street photography and urban landscapes in exquisite detail. He explores New York to capture spectacular cinematic street photos. Continue reading »

Forget Fashion Week! New York Pet Fashion Show Was Full Of Dogs In Amazing Costumes


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You might not know this, but each February, New York pet fashion show takes place – it’s the largest pet fashion and animal rescue benefit in America. This year the event took place at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York. The show features themed catwalk shows with dogs in costume walking alongside rescue dogs needing homes. Continue reading »