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Today at 10am, collectors and hoarders alike will get the chance to bid on New York City memorabilia as upscale auction house Sotheby’s partners with lowbrow online marketplace eBay for its first ever sale on the website. The items include art, signs, and even a 9-foot tall Statue of Liberty that is estimated to fetch […]

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With technology like Google Street View at our fingertips, it’s easy to take a visual catalog of relatively mundane New York City architecture — its doors — for granted. But Roy Colmer’s 3,000 photographs in “Doors, NYC,” aren’t a product of the digital age; they’re a meticulous and demanding undertaking that paint a portrait of […]

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As much as the current cold wave sucks, it does offer local media outlets some great content opportunities. Ice floes are nothing new and they happen elsewhere, but like all things weather, when they happen in New York City, they carry even greater significance (at least to New Yorkers) than when they form in other […]

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Unlike Tom Hanks, who somehow inflated to the size of a small family while riding the NYC subway, known subway rider Keanu Reeves respects subway etiquette. In a video posted to Reddit, you can see him sitting on a Q train, probably contemplating what his character in John Wick would do to the twerp videotaping […]

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Since Sunday, Con Edison has responded to over 200 manhole explosions throughout the city. So far at least one person has been hospitalized: a 71-year-old man who was struck in the head while walking his dog in Park Slope Monday morning, and a second person was injured. Other incidents of manhole explosions include one on […]

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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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City officials recently announced that the conversion of NYC pay phones into Wi-Fi hotspots will start at the beginning of next year. But before you get excited by the promise of free public wi-fi, there’s a catch: The Verge reports that poorer neighborhoods will be getting the short end of the stick, at least at […]

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It may not seem like one of the most desirable job in this city, but when a rare enrollment window opened for the first time in seven years, nearly 100,000 people applied to take a test to become a sanitation worker. The test will be issued in February, but open enrollment concluded on Friday. The […]

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Anyone who has taken the subway at 3 PM on a weekday knows that kids in NYC are hyperactive maniacs who can’t stop bouncing off the walls and screaming. A new study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health may provide some insight on exactly why that is. After studying 233 pregnant women and their offspring from birth […]

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A spokesperson for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced yesterday that the wholesale buy up of more than 400 .nyc URLs that might relate to the billionaire mogul was probably excessive and they will be returning most of them shortly. Bloomberg found himself in an embarrassing situation when the list of domain names that his lawyers […]

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