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Off the coast of South Carolina, well below sea level, schools of fish swim through an artificial reef provided by an unexpected source: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York. From 2001 to 2010, the MTA, which runs the city’s subways, re-purposed thousands of decommissioned subway cars by submerging them into the ocean off eastern seaboard states such as New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and South Carolina. There, the urban relics become artificial reefs,

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On the evening of Wednesday, March 13, inside the eccentric meets minimal The Standard, East Village, several of New York’s most notable guests celebrated the recent happenings at the hotel. The event was hosted by Angela Dimayuga, the creative director of food and culture at the Standard. A sit-down dinner was held at Narcissa, a chic farm-to-table restaurant. Intimate parties sat amongst plush blue and white ombré pillows around oak square tables

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On a recent freezing Friday night in New York’s East Village, rosy warmth could be found at the neighborhood’s newest restaurant and bar, Short Stories. Its pink-painted walls and bright blue banquettes welcomed dinner guests, while a full menu of Tito’s vodka with intriguing soda pairings (shiso lime, mango chili) encouraged them to stay awhile. The space is intriguing to the design-savvy—its custom bookshelf and other built-in details masterminded by Bushwick

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In 1971, the pioneers of video art Steina and Woody Vasulka founded the iconic venue called The Kitchen, in order to showcase the latest production in the field. In only a couple of years, it became the melting pot of the thriving avant-garde scene in New York, and was a stimulating and culturally influential environment that nurtured a generation of prolific artists. One of them was Gretchen Bender, an outstanding multimedia artist working with computer graphics,

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At the risk of stating the obvious, basics are typically, well, basic. They're the pieces that get you through the majority of your days and, while essential, are not necessarily anything to write home about. Or so you thought. All it takes is one exceptionally-made, elegant line of everyday necessities to help you realize that basics can be anything but and the just-launched Totokaelo Archive is here to prove just

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If you wake up early enough, the city is empty. The streets are open, sometimes shimmering and frosted from the chill. They heave and crack with the dryness of the air. (Your face does the same.) You won’t see a person for blocks at a time as the sun is coming up, it’s still too cold to emerge from hibernation. It’s a whole different world then, but everybody knows that. It’s

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Lisa Morales visited the 2019 edition of Art Wynwood and has some exclusive coverage of yet another exciting exhibition in Miami. Art Wynwood wrapped up its eighth edition at the close of a very busy President’s Day Weekend (February 15th to 18th, 2019), Other major events that also took place on the long weekend, didn’t deter a steady crowd of art collectors, curators, advisors and enthusiasts from visiting. Situated on a very

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Keeping things interesting in an all-white apartment isn’t always easy, but Fiona Byrne’s downtown New York City apartment makes it look like a breeze. Having lived in her two-bedroom Lower East Side apartment for the past 14 years, the interior designer and blogger behind The Byrne Notice decided it was finally time to give the place a light face-lift. “The space has been through many incarnations, but this time the updates felt like

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BK Foxx just sent us some images from her latest artwork which just spawned on the streets of New York City, USA. Painting in Chinatown, the American artist brought to life a beautiful new piece celebrating the “Year Of The Pig” in correlation with the Chinese New Year. The piece was made with the support of East Village Walls. Take a look below for more images by just_a_spectator. The post “Year Of The Pig”

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Valentine's Day can go one of two ways when you're in a relationship: Either you feel pressured into booking a reservation at a packed midtown restaurant that will surely have an overpriced menu and cheesy decor, or you'll both say "fuck it" and spend the night relaxing on the couch with a Netflix binge and greasy takeout. But what if you could find a middle ground: one where you get out

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