Tag Archives: New York City

Manhattan Cowcatcher

I recently read Kim Stanley Robinson’s outstanding—but way too long—climate change, post-apocalyptic, science fiction novel “New York 2140.” Although much of the plot takes place in Manhattan’s Met Life Building, the characters frequently comment on the neighboring Flatiron Building. It … Continue reading

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See NYC Like Superman

Architect Candy Chan has created a mindblowing series of “x-ray” maps of New York City subway stations. Each of her elaborate drawings show the station lay-outs and orientation relating to the geography of the surrounding streets above. Check-out Chan’s website … Continue reading

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The New Yorker in Tokyo

The Tōkyōiter is a brilliant project from Tokyo-based artists Andrew Joyce and David Roberts, along with a disparate group of Japanese and European illustrators. Riffing on the iconic format of The New Yorker magazine cover, they created an imaginary periodical for Tokyo incorporating … Continue reading

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Time Travel

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is currently showing an extraordinary short film titled “New York 1911”. Created from a restored nitrate print, the nine minute film enables the viewer to virtually time travel to turn of the century … Continue reading

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Underground Library

The New York Public Library has partnered with the MTA and New York State to create the Subway Library project. Transit riders will have access to free e-books and other digital downloads this summer—and they won’t even need a library card. To … Continue reading

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See NYC from the sea

If you are one of the millions of folks who will be visiting New York City this summer, be sure to take advantage of the recently relaunched and expanded passenger ferry service between the boroughs. As you can see from … Continue reading

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Up All Night

Those of us who suffer with insomnia sometimes find that we do our best work while most of the world is fast asleep. New York photographer Michael Massaia finds inspiration during nocturnal strolls through Manhattan. His black and white series … Continue reading

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The World At Night

French photographer Genaro Bardy travels to great cities to capture them devoid of inhabitants. His single-minded project, Desert in the City, is chronicled in an upcoming book of the same name that he hopes to fund on Kickstarter. He manages … Continue reading

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Book Fairies Underground

There are many terrific “book sharing” programs around the world, but my favorites are always the projects operated by small groups of generous, dedicated book lovers. Books on the Subway is one of those heartwarming projects that makes a place like New … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Act Locally

I was shocked to discover that the Bronx, a New York City Borough with a population of 1.4 million people, has no bookstores. Although the Bronx has undergone an amazing transformation during the past decade,its last remaining bookstore chose to … Continue reading

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