smoothiefreak:

I had a chat with New York about Tinder. Spoiler: It got weird.

Saturday Night Craigslist “Free” listings are endlessly entertaining.

bobbycaputo:

yahoonewsphotos:

Graffiti mecca in Long Island City, Queens, NY to be destroyed
This giant warehouse building complex, known as “5 Pointz”, in Long Island City, New York, has received acclaim as a graffiti mecca and has been used by graffiti artists since the early 1990s, but recently the property owner, Jerry Wolkoff, announced plans to raze the buildings to build high-rise residential buildings.

Today, October 10th, The New York City Council has unanimously approved a plan to demolish a graffiti-art mecca in Queens to make room for two apartment towers.

The decision was a blow to graffiti artists who have used the exterior of the warehouses as an exhibition space for years.

The council on Wednesday said 5Pointz in Long Island City could be razed as early as the end of the year.

It said it couldn’t save the site because it is privately owned.

The Walkoff family, which owns the buildings, last week put aside additional space for affordable housing and artists’ studios in an effort to win approval for the $400 million project.

It says artists will be allowed to paint several walls. (AP)

For a full slide show of 5Pointz, visit the Yahoo News slide show

I’m seriously saddened by this

Great, now I get to stare at more rich people apartments when I ride the 7 instead of incredible art. BOO TO THIS. BOO.

(via laughterkey)

Had the loveliest lunch with Lily She is my absolute favorite.

Summer in NYC

…looks like closed blinds, cranked a/c, laying on the ground and not moving.

…sounds like scores of cars honking loudly trying to get home.

…feels like someone forgot to  close the oven after taking out a pie.

…tastes like a diet that starts tomorrow.

…smells like garbage on the sun.

My Favorite Subway Games

soashulmedia:

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1. Dead or Asleep? This one is lots of fun early in the morning and is better with friends. Find a person who appears comatose and decide whether or not that person is deceased or just sleepy. Let’s be real though, no one wins if the person is deceased. image

2. Find the Duracell Battery - You can exchange Duracell Battery for “rat” if you want an easier game, or “cell phone” if you want a more challenging one.  While waiting on the train platform, choose the tracks on which your train will be arriving and look for a Duracell Battery. There may be more than one, but there is always at least one. The first one to find it, wins! (Or play alone, for personal gratification).

3. How Much Longer? - Self-explanatory (Bonus if you’re waiting on the G Train). Try to predict how many more precious moments of your life will be wasted because of “Train Traffic” or “Lost Signals.”

4. Will That Kid Catch the Hat during “Showtime!!!” - If you’ve ever ridden an MTA train, chances are good that 3-to-5 kids with a boom box have shouted “It’s showtime!” and started dancing and doing tricks. The best, most challenging trick involves having a hat on the shoe and kicking it behind the back and onto the head. I have yet to see a kid complete this trick, but I feel like they wouldn’t attempt it if it was completely impossible. Wagers start at 50 cents, but you can’t exchange money until they get off the train or else they’ll think you’re donating to their cause.

I think I’m going to be appending this list every so often to keep it interesting. 

xoxo,

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