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Maybe no other animal is as hated or as resourceful as the lowly rat. Humanity lives in antagonistic coexistence with rats; we keep coming up with new ways to kill them, and they adapt to whatever we throw at them. In order to develop a deeper understanding of the fight, The Verge’s Josh Dzieza rode […]

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Planet Ludlow is a fascinating little documentary that explores the shops, galleries and work that the people on Ludlow street were doing in 1995. The LES still looks like it did in the eighties but the narrator, Ronnie DeMonarco, informs us that this is right at the time that the neighborhood got the drugs and crime […]

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Photographer Vincent Laforet has flown “aerial missions” over NYC more that 50 times, but he’s never gone this high while doing it. The results are pretty incredible. Using some powerful gear, the images turn the city into a richly detailed, glimmering circuit board that might make you feel like you actually live in the movie Tron instead of […]

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In between sets for Paul McCartney, the ubiquitous DJ Chris Holmes designed a hyper-reflective wardrobe that would help shield celebs from the prying lenses of paparazzi. The idea, submitted in a contest run by BetaBrand, is a line of clothes that use reflective fabric to “render paparazzi-shot photos worthless — perfect for those who don’t […]

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According to Al Jazeera, there’s a reason why New York City has become the “focal point for recurrent demonstrations over the last couple of weeks” that extends beyond the sheer amount of people (whether they be Occupy holdouts or National Action Network members) and injustices committed by the nation’s largest police force. Writer Jathan Sadowski […]

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European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shot a photo of New York City from aboard the International Space Station, which hovers over 200 miles above the Earth at a speed of about 17,150 miles per hour. “Can almost see the Statue of Liberty,” wrote Cristoforetti, a captain in the Italian Air Force, on Twitter accompanied […]

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The always interesting data-blog I Quant New York (IQNY) has created a great infographic of the oldest liquor licenses in NYC based on the available data. While this doesn’t necessarily mean a list of the oldest bars in the city, it’s actually more enlightening, since it reveals some places that aren’t usually known for being historical […]

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The Department of Records and Information Services has published early documents from ol’ New Amsterdam on its website. It’s the first move in the department’s push to publish the municipal archives from NYC’s history on the internet. According to DNAinfo: Several ordinances were written by Peter Stuyvesant who was appointed Director-General of the New Netherland colonial province, […]

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The decision to stop arresting citizens for simple possession in NYC has only been in effect for 24-hours, and a poll conducted on Tuesday shows that New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve. A new poll by Quinnipiac University shows that 71% of residents approve of the new policy, which makes possession of less than 25 grams a violation instead […]

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You’d think there’d be nothing remotely scandalous about a poll that ranks the most fun cities in the world, but a recent survey might make you reconsider that: GetYourGuide and GoEuro commissioned a survey of almost 2000 travelers that sought to determine what the most fun city in the world was and their conclusion was BERLIN! […]

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