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If you’ve got an extra $27 mil laying around, consider spending it on the mansion at 132 East 62nd Street. Aside from six bedrooms, an elevator, and a beautiful backyard, it’s also got a horde of art inside — and everything comes with the house. According to Curbed, the mammoth residence boasts works from mega-famous, mega-expensive […]

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The story of Suvir Mirchandani, the 14-year-old who discovered the federal government could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year with a simple switch of fonts on printed documents, seems too good to be true, and as it turns out, it is. As part of a middle school science fair project, Mirchandi found that […]

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Allen Henson, the photographer who’s made a name for himself taking photos of topless women around New York City, was sued by the corporation that owns the Empire State Building earlier this year. This morning, he sent us and presumably several other journalists an update on his case: he’s countersuing for $5 million. Henson announced […]

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“We thought it was up to ‘The Man,’ or whoever was in control of the art world,” artist Sarah Lannan tells to the Wall Street Journal, in an article misleadingly titled “An Art-World Love Story.” For years, Lannan and her husband Simon Evans have been making art together, art billed to Evans alone. Recently, they both decided to give her fair […]

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Artist Austin Houldsworth‘s new project Walden Note imagines a currency for a utopian society that doesn’t need currency. In 1942, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner published the utopian novel Walden Two (1942) which imagines a leaderless society that shares work, family and resources. Members are “conditioned to be productive, creative and happy.” They never say “thank you,” never get paid […]

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Good news for Colorado: the state’s first pot tax day — a deadline for dispensaries and grow operations to turn hand over the government’s cut of their sales — indicates that tax revenue might exceed $100 million per year. Considering that figure doesn’t factor in sales of things like paraphernalia, farming implements, or tourism to the […]

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A DNAinfo roundup of NYC businesses that accept bitcoin as a form of payment includes two bars: Old Man Hustle on Essex Street in the Lower East side, and EVR in Midtown near Bryant Park. Cryptocurrencies are here to stay and that’s that,” says Mike Jarmuz, owner of Old Man Hustle. “Bitcoins are fun. They are revolutionary.” The list […]

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Steps from the New York Stock Exchange, in a storefront plastered with signs, lies a considerably smaller financial institution. This is the New York City Bitcoin Center, a startup company devoted to educating the masses about the ballyhooed cryptocurrency and making some cash while doing it. The center, which opened its doors on January 1st, […]

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Following news that the East River Ferry will be around until at least 2019 comes a report from the city’s Economic Development Corporation proposing 11 new stops. Under the EDC’s proposal, boats would make new stops around the five boroughs, in Bay Ridge, Red Hook, Roosevelt Island South, Long Island City North, Astoria Cove, Soundview, 62nd […]

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Apparently, professional academics and finance professors have been “reaping the benefits” of supporting Wall Streets, New York Times reports, after forcing several communication disclosures through the Freedom of Information Act. Finance bro-pros like University of Houston’s Craig Pirrong, who have been particularly active in defending Wall Street’s financial speculators — through rhetoric, “influential letters to federal agencies,” appearing […]

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