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Why New York's Expensive Real Estate Is Going Crazy

Traditionally, space in skyscrapers has been the preserve of too-big-to-fail corporations and law firms with triple-barrelled names. But, as you probably realise if you’ve taken a turn round Central Park lately, the latest and greatest supertalls don’t house hedge funds — they house a different kind of wealth altogether.


Good Afternoon, New York

Video: There have been countless movies and time lapses and short videos made about New York and yet I can watch new ones about the city forever because they somehow never get old. Here’s one that I like by Tucker Prescott which shows New York City around the turn of the New Year. It captures all aspects — tourist spots, the streets — of the city pretty well.


An Interesting Look At The Last Seltzer Bottler In New York City

I’ve never really enjoyed seltzer, but that’s probably because I’ve never had good seltzer, only the barely fizzy water they sell in plastic bottles at the market. This short about Gomberg Seltzer Works shows how real seltzer is made with siphon machines and how the glass bottle is crucial to maintaining the carbonated deliciousness.


I Wish All Holiday Videos Were As Cool And Well-Crafted As This One

Video: When motion graphics artist Yvon Lan visited New York for the first time four things grabbed his attention and filled the memory card of his camera: Brownstones, yellow caps, stressed people, and, of course, the omnipresent Starbucks. He then took all those pictures and compiled them in this neat time lapse.


Good Evening, Manhattan

Video: This time-lapse by Dominic Boudreault’s is a beautiful, crystal clear view of Manhattan. Even after all these years of coming here it causes the same reaction of awe and wonder in me, both in real life or watching these animated images.


A Fascinating View Into One Of The Most Violent Years In NYC's History

NYC had 328 murder victims in 2014, its lowest figure ever. For those who live or visit it’s hard to believe that this was one of the world’s most violent cities. 1990 was the pinnacle of a spiral of crime that started in the 1960s and exploded in the 1980s. Listen to some of the people who lived it all in Austin Peters’ NYC, 1981.


It's Official: Someone Bought NYC's First $US100 Million Apartment

Here are some things that cost $US100 million: Making the film Gravity. Recent US airstrikes in Iraq. And now a two-storey penthouse occupying the 89th and 90th floors of the new super-luxury high-rise at 157 West 57th St.


Imagine If We Could Have The Internet Plan New York Just Announced...

Good news if you live in New York! Your internet is about to get faster and cheaper, and all it took was the shuffling of funds from big corporate banks to companies working hard to improve infrastructure for the good of the people — if you live in New York. Good job, New York. Your turn, everywhere else.


Why New York's Penn Station Sucks

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.


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.


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