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Mindrelic’s NYC

Mindrelic’s NYC

We’ve seen some incredible time-lapse footage of New York City before, but Josh “Mindrelic” Owens ups the ante with his spectacular Canon 5Dmk2 footage of the Big Apple, day and night.

NYC Lights

NYC Lights

Composed entirely from lights that artist Chateau Bezerra found throughout New York City, this experimental music video synchronizes perfectly with Gorilllaz track On Melancholy Hill.

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iPhone Marriage Proposal

iPhone Marriage Proposal

Techno-romance at its best here: this marriage proposal was shot with hidden cameras streamed live into the iPhones of friends helping the groom, so they could keep it a surprise. (Thanks Kevin!)

NYC Marathon Time-Lapse

NYC Marathon Time-Lapse

Cool time-lapse footage of this year’s New York City Marathon at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the starting point of the race since 1976. Bonus: helicopter hovering like a dragonfly at 0:17.

Sideways Coffee Shop

Sideways Coffee Shop

To make this coffee shop fit in, Nemaworkshop used the nearby Bryant Park Library for inspiration – and came up with a library turned on its side. The “books” are actually pictures on custom tiles.

Influencers (Full Version)

Influencers (Full Version)

While it doesn’t have detailed information on how and why influencers come about, the film provides a peek into what’s happening in pop culture today and identifies events that cultivate inspiration.

Dead Drops

Dead Drops

Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drops project gives new meaning to peer-to-peer file sharing. Bartholl embedded five USB flash drives all around New York City that anyone can use to load or copy files.

Video Game New York

Video Game New York

This insanely detailed digital map of New York City was created by gamer Asterion for use in the PC game CitiesXL. Try and find actual buildings you’ve been in. It’s not yet released, but we want to play.

Seat Savers

Seat Savers

Jeremy’s Place is selling fake spilled edibles, which supposedly can be used to mark your territory in fast food chains. Stroke of genius or tasteless junk? You never know, it could work.

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

You name it, the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. has it, from capes to secret identities. We’re particularly interested in these lab supplies though. Don’t let the crooks know about this okay?

Butch Cupcakes

Butch Cupcakes

David Arrick’s Butch Bakery makes the manliest cupcakes in the world. Butch Cupcakes are made of all the things that men love, from bacon to beer. This needs to be available worldwide ASAP.

Tilt Shift NYC

Tilt Shift NYC

We’ve seen plenty of tilt shift photos before, but we’ve never seen New York City quite like this. Photographer Olivo Barbieri’s overhead shots that make the city look like a toy are quite amazing.

Website: 8-Bit NYC

Website: 8-Bit NYC

It’s loading a bit slowly at the moment, but Brett Camper’s 8-Bit NYC turns New York into a 1980s RPG-style map (think Zelda); it’s created using OpenStreetMap with 256×256 tiles.

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Carried in New York City

Carried in New York City

Chicago may be the city of Big Shoulders, but New York is the city of Strong Backs: Comedian Mark Malkoff gets carried 9.4 miles up Manhattan Island by complete strangers.

Hollywood vs. New York

Hollywood vs. New York

If Tinseltown had its way, it’d be a smoking, flooded crater packed with aliens and Stay Puft Marshmallow Men: Hollywood vs. New York is an epic disaster homage to the Big Apple.

Book: Mix Shake Stir

Book: Mix Shake Stir

Mix Shake Stir is a refreshingly accessible book of cocktail recipes from 9 NYC restaurants; easy instructions and mouth-watering closeups are mixed in with tips from bartenders.

Aerial NYC Tour

Aerial NYC Tour

Taken high above Manhattan locations such as Times Square and Central Park, this panoramic Aerial NYC Tour is both breathtaking and relaxing thanks to chill music by Solid Beats.

NYC Subway Mighty Wallet

NYC Subway Mighty Wallet

Made with nearly indestructible (and recyclable) Tyvek, this slim NYC Subway Map Mighty Wallet is ideal for a night on the town, but can easily expand if you’re loaded with Benjamins.

Horizonless Manhattan

Horizonless Manhattan

First we saw Manhattan 400 years ago, and now it’s horizonless: this poster of Manhattan reminds us of Halo, but it’s actually a curved 3D projection that allows us to see over obstacles.

New York in Black & White

New York in Black & White

Gothamites will definitely like this massive gallery of historical black & white New York City photos; it’s a trip down memory lane that shows just how much has changed in the Big Apple.

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