Basketball is one of New York City’s favorite pastimes, and the city’s Parks Department plays a big role in keeping the sport alive. Great Big Story spoke with one of the city’s blacksmiths, who’s made around a thousand basketball rims for public courts.
Troy Huang’s made-to-order desk features an intricate, 3D-printed scale model of Manhattan below the desk surface, while its clear acrylic legs mimic the fallen Twin Towers. The desk measures 30″x 60″x 32″ and has LEDs in the legs and under the model.
Are cities literally sitting on unappreciated tourist spots? Steven Duncan and Andrew Wonder explore New York’s unused train stations, tunnels and even sewers, and even meet its residents along the way.