Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide…
At first glance, it’s hard to discern whether these images of New York City are a super-stylized map, digital 3D-rendering, or perhaps simply a cute New Yorker illustration. In fact, they’re photographs of a 1:1200 scale model of the city housed in the Queens Museum.
The World Trade Center Transit Hub—aka The (other) Oculus—has already gone down in history as the most expensive train station, ever. The grand total was $4 billion, about twice what it was supposed to cost, and more than the skyscraper adjacent to it. But there might be another record-breaking figure associated with…
We stamped out nature in New York City with people and the grid, leaving behild only tiny patches and bits of green. But eventually, and especially after the zombie apocalypse hits, Mother Nature and her wild plants will take New York back from us. This animated short, Wrapped by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, shows…
I want to love streetcars. I really do. Who doesn’t want to go rolling through your neighborhood, bells dinging and clanging, like you’re living in a Rice-A-Roni ad? But just when you thought these antiquated relics of the Victorian Era were dead, now Streetcars: The New Batch are coming to your city.
The bright ball that hovers over Times Square on New Year’s Eve is a little bit reborn this year. Sure, it’s iconic and colorful and mesmerizing as it always is. This year, however, the ball captivates the world with 288 more newly designed Waterford crystals. And, boy, are they pretty.
The HoloLens headset from Microsoft is the world’s first untethered wearable that generates holograms before your eyes. It’s been nearly a year since we first strapped on a prototype, and as the tech goliath prepares to unleash a first batch of units to developers in the coming months, I was invited to check out just…
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! But where ya gonna call them? At their iconic firehouse headquarters, of course.
In 2014, the King County Library system of Seattle distributed over 21 million items between 48 branches. As library systems grow, they’re increasingly turning to technology to manage the logistics of getting materials to patrons.
Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk…
Crews working on water mains below New York City’s Greenwich Village made an appropriately spooky find for the week after Halloween: A 19th-century burial vault containing the remains of least a dozen people.
When you walk into the Lowline Lab, the first thing you taste is oxygen. The Lab is hidden in an old warehouse, two blocks away from where the Lowline, a proposed underground park, is slated to open in 2020. The Lab is its prototype–part testing ground and part public sneak peek at the paradise that may one day grow…
Think New York summers are pungent now? Imagine what it must've smelled like at the turn of the 20th century. Before the introduction of the automobile, horses were leaving about 2.5 million pounds of shit in the streets per day.
In 1964, Kitty Genovese was returning home from her job as a bartender around 3 a.m. when she was attacked–two times–and then raped and killed by the same man. The string of crimes took place in her New York City apartment building, and 38 witnesses did nothing to help her.
Costumers plying tourists for money isn’t anything new in Times Square: stop by and you’ll likely see a variety of characters to take a picture with, for a small fee. Now, the NYPD is asking Disney to help crack down.
Starting next month, visitors to the new 1 World Trade Center will be treated to a fully immersive time-lapse of New York’s ever-changing cityscape, during their elevator trip to the 102nd floor – but you can get a sneak peek of the experience right here, right now.
Bald Eagles have returned to nest in New York City! NYC Audubon announced on Friday that the city’s first active Bald Eagle pair in 100 years has taken up residence on Staten Island, an encouraging sign for a species that was once nearly extinct. Fun fact: “Local birders have named the male Vito.”
More proof that we are living in a future no one could have seen decades ago: this footage of all five New York City boroughs was shot with a drone. Not only is the final product breathtaking, so is the fact the high quality of the footage and the precision flying involved in getting the footage.