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Street artist Barry McGee was commissioned for an art piece. He was given free reign to splat his style all over the side of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Work such as his has played a large role in swaying society's definitions of graffiti, and teaching the ability to distinguish vandalism from art. Watch the video of his creation below.

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If you live in New York and prefer an expensive box in Manhattan to a frugal mega-fortress in the Suburbs, this will bring you a kick. It's a super-efficient micro-apartment designed by entrepreneur Graham Hill and captured on video by Gizmodo. He's a man with a vision for all things modular and he's packed eight "rooms" into this 420 square foot space. If there's anything that can be minimized, rearranged or hidden - he's already thought of it.

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New York Public Library's historical fifth avenue location is going to be moving into the future, with a redesign and renovation by award-winning architect Norman Foster and his firm. With a four level atrium and seventy-five miles of shelves, the building aims to preserve big public spaces while creating more areas for laptops, research and the technology of the future.

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New York City has a rare energy that inspires and reinvigorates. No matter who you are and what eccentric habits you have, you'll never feel out of place here.

Brandon Stanton is the photographer behind "Humans of New York," the popular photography blog where New Yorkers of every borough are captured just doing their own New York thing. The blog has since become a "photographic census" of the wild and wonderfully varied inhabitants of the city. Stanton recently teamed up with Tumblr and New York Magazine for a storyboard.

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In 1914, the men of New York climbed the wires of the Brooklyn Bridge without a care in the world. Nowadays, there better be a microbrew or apple device up there because that's all they care about. See more incredible historic photos of New York City like this one below...

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Eran Chen is the creative director of ODA, a prominent architecture firm based in New York City. ODA's mission of improving people's lives is attracting more clients and bigger projects. 

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:51

Miracles in Manhattan: A 1950s Makeover

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Looks like couples in the 1950's lived just like us. This adorable pair of youngsters on a budget moved to a decrepit apartment in the Lower East Side and did what all New Yorkers do - they made the most of it, renovating the entire place from scratch.



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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:15

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"The Skyline Cup lets you wake up and have your coffee with the city that never sleeps."



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Friday, 16 November 2012 01:57

Sundays at Rocco's

 

Storycorps"Nicholas Petron's grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For eighteen years Rocco served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided--until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. As Nick remembers, that's when everything changed."

 

 

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The Dumbo Clock Tower, represented by Two Trees Management Company, is one of the most astounding penthouse apartments in New York City. The building had been a factory since 1914 and was remodelled into condominiums before going on the market in 2009. The asking price was a mere $25 million dollars.

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