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The Romance on New York City's Streets

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Busy taxi driver turned incredible human nature photographer, Matt Weber, has finally released his urban life photography after 30 years. Inspired by the snapshots of life he encountered on the roads of New York City, he began capturing the soft, emotional and human element to the gritty city. And what he featured highly in his series was the romance between[...]

Up on the Roof: New York's Skyline Spaces

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The streets of New York usually allow only two viewing directions: People either stare upwards or gaze down from the city's skyscrapers, either looking to catch some rays of the rare sunlight or exploring the urban canyon far away from the noise of the busy streets. But this wouldn't be New York if it didn't offer another perspective. Besides the streets,[...]

Secret NYC - return of the speakeasies

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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 [...]

The Gardens of Eden in the Big Apple

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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 busie[...]

NYC's top 5 ice cream parlours

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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 act[...]

Manhattanhenge: Here Comes the Sun!

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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 Queen[...]

NYC's High Line: an elevated oasis

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Although I l have lived in a major metropolitan city for close to a decade, I still consider myself a country girl at heart, and my favorite places in cities tend to be areas where the natural intertwines with urbanization. Not long ago I spent a week visiting my recently transplanted friends in New York City, and got to spend a day walking the High Line, a[...]

New York's Pop-Up Libraries

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Did you know that there are 13,659 payphones on New York's sidewalks despite there being over 17 million cell phones owned by the citizens?... "But what has got to do with pop-up libraries??!" I hear you cry! Well, New York architect, John Locke, noticed this and became intrigued by the seemingly pointless and obsolete existence of payphones. He loves them i[...]