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07.01.15 Liam Mathews

A young fellow from Chattanooga, Tennessee named David Karnauch posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday in which he’s standing on a railing in a restricted area of the Brooklyn Bridge, between the water and the roadway. He used a selfie stick to take the photo and his free hand made some sort of vague […]

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05.05.15 Liam Mathews

U2 is one of the biggest bands in the world that no one actually likes (the biggest and least-liked is Nickelback, so U2 probably comes in second). Remember when they put their shitty album on everybody’s phone? On Monday, they posted up in Grand Central like their presence isn’t an unwanted disruption and entertained some […]

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03.25.15 Prachi Gupta

The next time your cousin-twice-removed and his bratty kid come in town and expect you to take them to all of New York City’s top tourist destinations, just have them consult this handy map. Created by computer scientist Randal Olson, it’s optimized for the shortest distance between routes, packing 27 of the city’s most popular […]

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02.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Eric Fisher, a man who turns human movement into art through his unique maps, has created an interactive world map that shows how tourists and locals occupy major cities via their tweets. For “Tourists & Locals,” Fisher mapped geo-tagged tweets between September 2011 and May 2013 and ascribed a blue color to locals and the […]

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02.02.15 Christopher Inoa

The number of tourists visiting New York City reached a record high last year with 56.4 million people visiting the city, up from its previous record of 54.3 million in 2013. Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio increased spending on tourism promotion, and is considering doing so again this year, the New York Times reports. […]

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11.07.14 Prachi Gupta

In just a few years, New York’s High Line has arguably become one of the city’s top tourist attractions, ranking among iconic spots like Central Park and the Statue of Liberty as a must-see destination. Perhaps it makes sense, then, that a mini-High Line is coming to a terminal at JFK, giving travelers short on […]

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08.06.14 Marina Galperina

Alright already with the padlocks on the Brooklyn Bridge! The Department of Transportation has been busy removing them — “a whopping 5,600 latches from the 5,989-foot span” clipped off between July 2013 and May 2014. But the insidious trend (which already annoyed the shit out of Paris) continues. A particularly distressed Jen Jones at Women You Should Know recently spoke with […]

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07.29.14 Sophie Weiner

The producers of Sesame Street stated this week that they are exploring possibilities of legal action against people wearing costumes that represent their copyrighted characters. The mascots, who pose with tourists and demand tips, have come to police attention multiple times recently, including last week when a man dressed like Spider-Man punched a cop. Sesame […]

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07.10.14 Amy K. Nelson

This is the best. All those horrible tour buses and the horrible people who ride them finally get a real New York City greeting via fire hydrants. To the people who did this, you are my heros. UPDATE: Exclusive interview with the guys who shot the video. Post by Donovan Sid Perez. To the heroes, […]

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05.02.14 Andy Cush

Something feels wrong about a walking tour happening this weekend that will have up to 100 people strolling through Queensbridge Houses, the city’s largest public housing complex, gawking at residents and the buildings they live in. The tour, led by former Queensbridge resident and current Long Island City bishop Mitchell Taylor and organized by the […]

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