Tag Archives: Queens

NYC Bookwagons Are Coming Back

Starting this summer, the New York Public Library will be bringing books to residents of the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan via a new fleet of brand new, strawberry red-colored vans. These new NYPL bookmobiles are designed to help communities … Continue reading

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What’s so funny about peace and understanding

The 1964 World’s Fair was a two-year event centered on peace, understanding, and apparently, pop-up books. Released in 1963, Peter and Wendy See the New York World’s Fair shows two children, Peter and Wendy, – no relation to Peter Pan or Wendy … Continue reading

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NYC: Poe on the street

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

This week, Chinese dissident artist and human rights activist Ai WeiWei launched a multi-site, crowdfunded project in New York City titled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”. The three centerpieces of the project utilize metal fencing materials and are located in … 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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India to NYC

The engaging and moving film Sugarless Tea uses watercolor paintings and stop motion techniques to visualize a very personal story of a journey between rural India and Queens, New York. Created by painter Amanda Selvarajan and her husband filmmaker Sai … Continue reading

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Life’s a beach in NYC

NYC : The Official Guide  

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What About Staten Island

Earlier this month we shared a very clever New York City coffee map based on subway stops. Now the creator, Android developer Nimal Banerjee, has expanded the original Manhattan- only map to include the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. But … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Banksy

The mysterious street artist Banksy has completed the final piece of his “Better Out Than In” NYC residency. His “inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway” in the Borough of Queens is a simple set of balloons spelling out Banksy. The … Continue reading

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