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New York Has Never Been Photographed Like In These New Stunning Images

It’s always exciting to receive a message from a master likeVincent Laforet telling you about his new photos. This time he has outdone himself (once again!) so I had to share it right away. Never in my life I’ve seen New York from this perspective and with this stunning quality — so perfect it feels unreal.


The Failed Plan To Build A Mega-Manhattan

A Really Greater New York. That was the title of the 1911 proposal by an engineer and planner who imagined paving over massive amounts of New York Harbour to make room to build the New York of the future. Oh, you like the East River and would miss it? Too damn bad!


NYC's Skyline Could Get A Lot Darker, And That's Great

Big city bright lights, the city that never sleeps, blah blah blah. New York has a big-time problem with light pollution, and now a plan is in the works to significantly dim its skyline to cut carbon costs. It’s about damn time!


Some Billionaires Want To Give NYC A $170 Million Park In The Hudson

Last month, Mayor De Blasio announced a push to fund green spaces in New York’s poor neighbourhoods. This probably isn’t exactly what he meant: very wealthy power couple Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg have announced plans to fund a giant park in the Hudson River.


The Plan To Turn NYC's Old Payphones Into Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Today, the New York City mayor’s office announced the winning bid to transform the city’s existing payphone infrastructure. LinkNYC will bring free gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity to some 7000 street towers. It’s one of the largest and most ambitious citywide Wi-Fi networks in the world.


New York At Night Beautifully Recreated With 3454 Oil Paintings

I’ve had this night in New York before. Actually, anyone who has lived there has had this night. And though you might not immediately recognise it, you will. That’s because the art in this video is lifted straight from those nights you don’t exactly remember but you know were awesome. Basically, New York on any given night.


Meet The Floating Super-Crane Building The Tappan Zee Bridge

At 100m, the crane stands taller than the Statue of Liberty, plus has a lifting capacity of 1800 tonnes. But what makes The Left Coast Lifter extra spectacular is that it operates by floating on a 117m barge powered by three diesel generators.


Photo Of New York City Before And After Cleaning Shows How Filthy It Is

New York is a monumental, awe-inspiring city. Much of its gritty cinematographic character comes from her heavy makeup, layers upon layers of pollution deposited for decades in every nook and crack. Trevor Little’s photo of two guys powerwashing a building clearly shows this beautiful old city’s true skin.


4 Ways Hurricane Sandy Is Still Transforming New York City's Infrastructure

Hurricane Sandy made landfall two years ago last night, sparking one of the largest natural disasters New York has ever seen. In the 24 months since, New York has changed in dozens of unexpected ways — and it’s just going to change more.


A Giant Drill Came This Close To Tearing Through A Packed NYC Subway Car

A whole bunch of Queens commuters almost got to star in their very own horror movie yesterday when a rogue contractor accidentally bored through an F-train subway tunnel with a 10-inch drill bit. So, uh, happy Halloween. Or something.


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