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New York City Is Even More Stunning When The Light Hits It

Video: New York is one of my favourite places in the world because of so many things. However in certain moments it can be a miserable place to live, as you wonder if it’s worth it to be packed on top of people and if the city is all a big scam. That’s why it’s nice to be reminded about how special the city can be. Jonathan J. Scott made this short film showing the light hitting New York City just right and it’s gorgeous.


NYC's New Gigabit Wi-Fi Hotspots Work Like Payphones From The Future

It’s the biggest, fastest public Wi-Fi project on Earth: Starting today, New York is unveiling street-side internet hotspots that will blanket America’s biggest city and provide unprecedented Wi-Fi access to over 8 million people.


Black People In New York Suffer From Depression More Than Any Other Group In The City

While sitcoms are full of New Yorkers gabbing about therapy, the reality is that many people in the city suffer from mental health issues that go untreated. Health data gathered by city mental health workers shows that one group is overwhelmingly neglected: black New Yorkers.


In These Photographs, New York City Is Drowning

Photographer Zev Schmitz took a deep breath and created an incredible architecture photoseries of New York City. Every photo was taken from the waters that surround Manhattan.


Tim Wu's Already Taking Down Big Broadband Companies In New York

We all know the problem: You pay for one impressive-sounding broadband speed but you actually get a much less impressive speed. Now, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman and his new teammate Tim Wu are doing something about the problem. They’re investigating!


Breathtaking Helicopter Footage Of Cities Around The World

This is behind the scenes footage from some commercial that Hyundai shot that basically toured the world. I have no idea what the final commercial looks like and I don’t really care because I’m totally obsessed with this truly spectacular footage they got of cities around the world from the vantage point of a helicopter.


The Noisiest Neighbourhoods In New York, Seattle, And San Francisco

Car alarms, jackhammers, barking dogs, drunken brawls outside your window — ah, the sounds of the city. Urban living comes with challenges, and annoying, loud noise is one of ’em. But these maps show us which neighbourhoods you’ll want to steer clear of in three major U.S. cities if you want a sound night’s sleep. Maybe get a hotel elsewhere?


Nordstrom Tower Boosts Its Roof To Become The Tallest Building In New York

Here’s the latest update for the current tallest-building contender in the Western Hemisphere: Nordstrom Tower, the superskinny supertall under construction in Midtown Manhattan, apparently no longer aspires to have the tallest spire in the US. But it just increased its roof height, meaning it will now tower above current-tallest Willis Tower.


Man Spends 14 Hours Riding The Longest NYC Subway Route

New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for taking leisurely strolls, but leisurely subway riding? The concept is as foreign as ketchup on pizza. That’s why most city slickers will have no idea that the longest non-repeating subway route is 250km and includes over 54 transfers. Why should they? Who on Earth is ever going to ride that?


Large Sinkhole (Hell Gate?) Opens In Brooklyn 

A large sinkhole has swallowed up an intersection in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighbourhood, on 5th Ave and 64th St. No injuries have been reported. The Reckoning approaches.


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