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Litter sucks. It makes cities look ugly, and can be a public health hazard. Sometimes bins overflow, sometimes they’re hard to find, and sometimes people just don’t care what they do with their trash. Whatever the reason, litter sucks.
Sometimes it seems like we honor comic book heroes more than we do real life heroes. The FDNY has 150 years of heroism behind it, and to commemorate their anniversary, Marvel has teamed up with New York Comic Con to auction off ten special Marvel firefighter helmets.
Check out the image below and look at it closely. It’s an old and blurry image in black and white from the 60’s, but you can see clearly that is a Ford Mustang on top of New York City’s iconic Empire State building.
Need some new, high fashion clothes? New York Fashion Week has you covered. Check out these Star Wars outfits seen here modeled by a group of women who don’t look like they’ve eaten a decent meal since 1999.
A couple of years ago we saw a map of New York City done in the style of Super Mario World. Here’s a great complement to that map, a chart of the Big Apple’s subway depicted in the same style by Robert Bacon.
I think people who live in New York City are extremely lucky, because there are so many developers out there who are setting up all sorts of apps and services targeted especially for them. One of the latest of these is TipTop.
It can be scary to get a CT scan, whether you are an adult or a kid. God only knows what that radiation is doing to you. What if you end up like the Hulk? To ease the fears of children who need to endure a trip through the machine, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is one place to go.
Most people mean well when they give you directions. However, they often give pretty confusing directions that might get you lost when you try to follow them.
Turning these hand-scrawled directions into an art project, though, is New York conceptual artist Nobutaka Aozaki.
So you’re doing your groceries or are out for a run, when you suddenly get a call – and then your phone dies because it’s out of power. What’s a desperate person supposed to do at that point, especially when the call is an important one?
The Little Free Library isn’t a new movement, although it’s definitely still a novel one. We covered this neat project almost a year ago, where we saw participants build mini “libraries” that looked like they were converted from old mailboxes and birdhouses.
You may or may not be aware, but the New York Botanical Gardens sets up a giant carved pumpkin display every year. It’s always cool, but this year’s version is really amazing. The masters of carving at Villafane Studios even designed and built a 6-foot-tall pumpkin zombie.
People are constantly reinventing how things are made, designed, and done. You’ve probably already heard that the only constant thing in this world is change, so it probably won’t come as much of a surprise to you that even the places where you go to grab some food on the go have been redesigned.