Posts tagged with ‘new york city

Person of dwarven stature wears a camera around NYC to document the discrimination he faces every day

However, there’s got to be a better term than “little person”. That’s just way too generic. I understand the “circus freak” connotations with the word “midget”, and “dwarf” sounds like he’s a character from the mind of Tolkien… anyway, cool video.

Where is Gotham City and Metropolis exactly? New Jersey and Delaware? Ooookay.

When Batman and Superman were created, their respective home towns of Gotham City and Metropolis were invented as generic east coast American big cities, mostly being representative of New York, but also just like Christopher Nolan’s Gotham, incorporating parts of other east coast and midwest cities such as Pittsburgh, Chicago and Newark. Over the decades, as stories evolve, both Gotham and Metropolis have at times exhibited qualities that could put them nearly anywhere in the US, but they’re still at heart, northeastern metro areas. But where? According to many versions, New York exists alongside both Metropolis and Gotham, so where does that put the two fictional big cities? Despite the map above from 1978, neither town has ever officially been pinpointed on a map, though the header image, from an issue of ‘The World’s Greatest Heroes’, is probably about as accurate as it gets— if NYC exists in the DC universe, that puts Gotham in southern New Jersey and Metropolis just across the river, sitting on top of, or possibly right next to, Dover, Delaware. 

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Live in New York? Need a condom? Get it delivered.

Not that it’s terribly difficult to pop into one of the million corner stores and tiny groceries in NYC to grab some condoms if you’re hitting the bars for some action, but if you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you desperately need a condom but don’t have one and you’re in the City, a new service will deliver a pack to you within an hour. Because that’s totally not a mood killer when it would take five minutes to swing in somewhere and grab some when you’re “getting more beer” or whatever. But if you do like to have your condoms hand delivered, you’re in luck.

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NYC finally gets the first of those interactive touchscreen subway maps

The New York City subway system isn’t the most confusing thing in the world, but trains don’t stop if you’re confused, and if you’re new to the city or visiting, standing in front if those worn out and faded paper maps to figure out which lines you should take can be frustrating. Promised a year ago, the future of subway navigation is finally in NYC. First installed at Grand Central station with rollouts to other stops based on passenger volume, the new giant touchscreens will tell you exactly how to get where you’re going and if there are any delays etc.

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An animatronic “devil baby” in a remote controlled stroller attacks New Yorkers.

Oh Satan, you hilarious.

Holiday all the feels of the day: Getting a Homeless Man Home

A Russian man who had been stranded in New York City for years finally gets to go home to his family.

Right now, part of Manhattan’s lower east side has been transformed into 1900s New York
The Cinemax series ‘The Knick’ is currently being filmed in New York City, and instead of green screening it like most movies and TV shows do these days, they decided to just throw down a bunch of dirt, bring in horses and hundreds of extras in top hats, get rid of parking meters and signs and transfer a section of the LES into early 1900s NYC. All bike racks, parking meters and other signs of modern times were removed from Orchard Street between Delancey and Grand and from Broome Street between Allen and Ludlow, through this Friday.
Hey, this is exactly where I was staying when I visited New York last summer. Exactly.
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Right now, part of Manhattan’s lower east side has been transformed into 1900s New York

The Cinemax series ‘The Knick’ is currently being filmed in New York City, and instead of green screening it like most movies and TV shows do these days, they decided to just throw down a bunch of dirt, bring in horses and hundreds of extras in top hats, get rid of parking meters and signs and transfer a section of the LES into early 1900s NYC. All bike racks, parking meters and other signs of modern times were removed from Orchard Street between Delancey and Grand and from Broome Street between Allen and Ludlow, through this Friday.

Hey, this is exactly where I was staying when I visited New York last summer. Exactly.

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The NYPD would love to arrest Banksy for vandalism, if only they could find him

The NYPD isn’t too amused that Banksy has been taking a working vacation in New York City. It’s not just the graffiti, it’s often the property destruction by others whenever a Banksy image shows up on a wall or whatever. So they’d love to be the ones to nab him… problem is that they have no idea what he looks like and he’s got an extremely loyal group of collaborators who help to conceal and obfuscate his identity.

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Banksy was anonymously selling art on a New York street and no one noticed

It wasn’t Banksy himself manning the stall, but according to Banksy’s website, the old man in the little stall was selling authentic original Banksy works for a mere $60 each, well under their probable resale value. Only a few pieces were sold, but it’s fair to assume that even if people walking by knew Banksy is hanging out in NYC this week, they probably assumed the old guy was simply trying to profit on the artist being in town by selling cheap prints. Because people in NYC generally are able to profit on anything at a moment’s notice

Banksy’s official NYC website

Writer living inside famous cube sculpture in NYC and it looks cozier than my apartment









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