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2019 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar

2019 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar
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Longshorts is back once again with its NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. This lighthearted parody of pin-up calendars features “12 of the city’s most scintillating and good-humored yellow cab drivers.” A portion of the proceeds go to the University Settlement.

New York City Carpet

New York City Carpet
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South African shop Shift Perspective offers this rug map of the southern tip of New York City’s Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs. The rug measures 6ft x 9ft and has different pile heights to highlight buildings and greenery. Limited to 25 pieces.

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Bury Me with the Lo On

Bury Me with the Lo On

(PG-13: Language) Lo Life was an ’80s New York City gang obsessed with Polo clothing. Pop culture caught on and spread the craze worldwide. This retrospective from Lo Lifes’ Thirstin Howl and photographer Tom Gould is a teaser for their eponymous book.

New York Slice

New York Slice

“Pizza was scrap.” Munchies’ The Pizza Show goes on a pizza tour of New York City – widely believed to be the first city in the United States to offer the delicious dish. Wipe the drool off your face and remember these legendary pizzerias.

Conan Tours Harlem

Conan Tours Harlem

Conan spent a week at the famed Apollo Theater, and thought it would be nice to go around and say hi to his temporary neighbors. Ballers’ owner should go on Tinder while he’s on fire. Also, why isn’t Conan a Vetements model yet?

Colors of New York

Colors of New York

(Flashing images) Vimeo member jansoli’s overwhelming hyperlapse video is the visual translation of “The City That Never Sleeps,” showing off the vibrant colors and movement of New York City.

Where Hoop Dreams Are Handmade

Where Hoop Dreams Are Handmade

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.

Facts about New York City

Facts about New York City

Did you know that it would literally take you an entire day to ride all of New York City’s subway lines? Or that Wall Street was named after an actual wall? All that and more in Mental Floss’ episode about the Big Apple.

Dumpster Diving in NYC

Dumpster Diving in NYC

(PG-13: Language) “That’s when you know you’re swimming in abundance, when you’re throwing away the food that someone else threw away.” Comedian Jeff Seal stocks up on packaged food thrown away by food establishments in NYC.

New York City Desk

New York City Desk
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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.

Snowboarding in NYC

Snowboarding in NYC

Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens of BGvsGF counted on the recent snowstorm to dump tons of powder on New York City so they could pull off this film. The whole thing is surreal. The behind-the-scenes is equally entertaining.

NYC, 1981

NYC, 1981

“Back then I had no dreams. I had nightmares.” Austin Peters’ short documentary is a series of interviews with people who lived during one of New York City’s worst years on record. A companion piece for A Most Violent Year.

One WTC 11-Year Timelapse

One WTC 11-Year Timelapse

EarthCam presents one of the longest time spanning time-lapses you’ll ever see. Watch One World Trade Center’s 11-year construction – from October 2004 to May 2015 – in under 2 minutes.

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Seinfeld Supreme Sticker

Seinfeld Supreme Sticker
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Supreme maybe one of New York City’s most famous current residents, but once upon a time a show about nothing repped the Big Apple. Stugazi mashes up past and present with this sticker. A reverse mashup would be equally dope.

New York Subway Signs Experiment

New York Subway Signs Experiment

New York subway conductors are required to point at route markers located at every stop to prove that they’re paying attention. Yosef Lerner and Rose Sacktor took advantage of the odd rule to brighten up the conductors’ day.

Rumble and Sway

Rumble and Sway

The Seventh Movement captured the size, energy and the relentless pace of New York City with their amazing time-lapse. The song is Monsieur Adi’s remix of Rumble and Sway by Jamie N Commons. More on the video here.

The Last Jewish Waiter

The Last Jewish Waiter

“I think the slogan of Katz’s should be, ‘There Has to Be a Better Way.'” David Manheim wants to become a talk show host. But he’s just a waiter, albeit at New York’s famous Katz’s Deli. So he combined his dream with his nightmare.

Chefday

Chefday
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A unique food delivery service for New Yorkers. Pick a recipe from their site and they’ll send you the fresh ingredients and an instructional video. For every order, Chefday will donate the same meal to Food Bank for NYC.

Empire State LEDs

Empire State LEDs

New York’s iconic skyscraper was fitted with Philips Color Kinetics LEDs that can generate 16 million colors and various visual effects. Here’s its debut light show, set to Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire.

Zombie Experiment NYC

Zombie Experiment NYC

Reacting to its cable dispute with Dish, AMC held a quirky protest. The channel flexed its production muscles and dropped zombies in the middle of New York City, to the chagrin of Liberty Guy.

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Blue Collar Sinatra

Blue Collar Sinatra

YouTuber fish31171 spotted Gary Russo, a subway construction worker from Queens, singing Frank Sinatra’s Summer Wind as effortlessly as Ol’ Blue Eyes did. Only in New York, folks.

GoPro Under Skateboard

GoPro Under Skateboard

Josh Maready installed a couple of GoPro cameras under his skateboard and then skated through New York City. Unfortunately both cameras were unable to handle the constant jolts and eventually broke.

Undercity

Undercity

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.

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