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07.01.15 Prachi Gupta

Photographer Paul Raphaelson, whose images of urban landscapes have been housed in collections at the Museum of the City of New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other places, was the last lensman given access to the Domino Sugar Factory before it was demolished last year. The hulking Brooklyn structure, once the […]

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06.30.15 Liam Mathews

Some girls just wanna shred. Artist Megan Carli understands this. She’s the founder of Wearskate Jewelry, and she makes jewelry out of recycled skateboard parts. She’s using her jewelry as rewards to help fund another project, a weeklong skateboarding camp for girls ages six to 11. “By giving to this Kickstarter you are supporting women […]

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06.15.15 Prachi Gupta

Over the past 44 years, Eric Edwards has acquired over 2,500 pieces of art from every country in Africa, dating back 4,000 years. Now, he wants to give what he touts as “one of the largest African artifacts collections in the United States” a permanent home in the Cultural Museum of African Art. Edwards is […]

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Liam Mathews

The Lowline is a proposed project that will turn an abandoned subway station under Delancey Street into a verdant, subterranean answer to the High Line. Obviously, such an ambitious project will require a lot of planning to pull off. Wired reports that Lowline visionaries Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey have launched a Kickstarter to help […]

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06.09.15 Prachi Gupta

New York City has a long and storied history with tattoos. German immigrant and sailor Martin Hildebrandt, who is credited with opening the first tattoo parlor in the country, set up shop in Manhattan in 1846. In 1891, a New Yorker named Samuel O’Reilly patented a modified version of Thomas Edison’s pen, creating the first […]

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05.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Yukie Ohta, a writer and artist who has been archiving the history of Soho over at Soho Memory Project since 2011, wants to create a mobile station that will travel through the neighborhood and give passersby a glimpse of what used to be there. Ohta, who grew up in Soho in the 1960s and well […]

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04.10.15 Liam Mathews

Last month, a startup called Party NYC launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a product called Disco Dog, an LED-light-equipped vest for dogs. It seemed very silly. Now, DNAInfo reports, it’s very successful: with a little more than two days left in the campaign, the project has raised more than $5000 over its goal. […]

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04.06.15 Liam Mathews

Have you ever wanted to be a corporate-level patron of art, commissioning artists to make something that’s all about you, but you don’t have the money? Well, this new Kickstarter from Electric Objects will allow you to become a mini-Medici. At the completion of the drive, each backer will receive a short survey about who […]

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03.19.15 Liam Mathews

If you have a shitty dog that no one pays attention to when you’re walking around, or you have a cool dog that you want to draw even more attention to…or you’re a tech industry dingbat who wants everyone to know how much you love wearable technology…OR you like spending way too much money on […]

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03.18.15 Prachi Gupta

A new Kickstarter aims to build a forest in one of the unlikeliest places on the planet: the middle of Times Square. The idea comes from urban ecologist Mariellé Anzelone, founder and executive director of NYC Wildflower Week, and environmental analyst Hugh Reed. The project, Anzelone explains in a video on the campaign’s page, will […]

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