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We all know that the finest cities in the world – New York, London, Paris – are full of the finest people. And when I say “finest” I mean weirdest, of course. The strangest, quirkiest and most odd individuals who bring the city colour at night, sunshine in winter and keep the world turning.
The Humans of New York is a website – nay, a movement – dedicated to identifying …

[ Written by Frankie | 27 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]

Traveling the world at few or no expenses is one of the many things that I love about New York City. There’s of course nothing like an actual trip abroad that comes with the planning, the packing, and the journey itself. And then there also is the ever growing bucket-list: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, experience Holi, and party at the Chinese New Year. In New York, you can have it …

[ Written by guest | 28 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

New York is a city of superlatives – a place where everything is considered bigger, better, and brighter. It’s no surprise the city is home to one of the largest street art collections in the world: 5 Pointz. While graffiti and New York may be associated with dark backstreets somewhere deep in the Bronx, this world famous street art Mecca is located in an old warehouse complex in Queens.

The brightly …

[ Written by guest | 15 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

 
Dear New York visitor, have you ever heard of Dyker Heights? If you’re a fan of everything Christmas, mark this place as the epicenter of holiday decoration on your map.
Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of Brooklyn. Usually this wouldn’t turn heads – considering the 30 minute subway ride from Manhattan – if it wasn’t for the thousands of Christmas lights the area is now famous for. …

[ Written by guest | 25 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Do you happen to know how many movies have been filmed in New York? Before you start consulting your trusted search engine – this probably is a number impossible to figure out. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 115 movies and 113 TV series were filmed in New York State in 2011 alone. Considering those staggering numbers, it’s a thin line to boredom when Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Batman, and …

[ Written by guest | 28 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

Psst! Do you want to know a secret? Can you believe that I entered a bar through a telephone booth? Oh, and you can’t just open the door and walk in. You have to identify yourself first by speaking into the receiver and wait for the permission to pass. As futuristic as it might sound – this happened in 2012 New York City, in a telephone booth installed in a …

[ Written by guest | 28 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Imagine a quiet oasis with water gurgling in a small pond lined with willows; people sitting on benches near cobbled walkways, reading or sipping coffee. A cat is slowly strolling around rows of tomatoes and lettuce. Sounds like an idyllic countryside getaway? It isn’t. In fact, it is the complete opposite: A community garden in the heart of one of the busiest places on earth: New York City.

Famously dubbed “concrete …

[ Written by guest | 20 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

There is no better way to cool down from the grueling New York summer heat than indulging in some delicious ice cream. The city offers countless opportunities to devour soft ice cones or bars from street vendors and ice trucks, and is home to just as many ice cream shops. As you can imagine, this adds up to a huge number, making it close to impossible to actually consider all …

[ Written by guest | 21 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

Known around the world under the iconic tag line as the city that never sleeps, New York has a reputation for being one of the most active, diverse and multicultural places in the world. It’s a city that never fails to capture my heart and now, even if I’m physically far from there there is still a way for me to live stream one of my favourite cities.

This is New York now …

[ Written by guest | 16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Four times a year, the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and creates a steel image that resembles the Stonehenge in England.

New York sees many beautiful sunsets each year, but this one is special: During the so-called Manhattanhenge, the sun sets on the east-to-west street grid of Manhattan, offering a glimpse of the sunset from Queens all the way through to New Jersey. Hundreds of spectators line the …

[ Written by guest | 13 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
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