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The Wrong Color Subway Map That Feels Just Right

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In search of a creative challenge, David Heasty and his wife Stefanie Weigler who together run their Brooklyn-based design firm Triboro, chose “the most inappropriate colors they could think,” resulting in a series of striking colors across their new hand-crafted map of New York’s subway system.

Subway lines have traded their familiar shades for vibrant alternatives and for the rivers, parks and landmasses, we chose the most inappropriate and illogical colors we could think of, said the Design duo.

Triboro dubbed their creation the Wrong Color Subway Map..

According to the designers,
“Our goal was to offer a paradox of information design. We are suggesting a myriad of functional improvements to the way the subway has been presented in the past—improving on visual hierarchy, geographic accuracy and aesthetic harmony. Simultaneously we are subverting these improvements by swapping out all the ‘correct’ colors with ‘wrong’ ones, thereby challenging the accepted orthodoxies of information design.”

Both versions are available in the original 45”x58” poster size (the size of subway platform maps) to decorate your space, for just $180.

www.triborodesign.com

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New York Made by KAWS

New York Made by KAWS

New York Made by KAWS

Nike’s deep roots in New York City are represented in its latest campaign: New York Made. Made possible through partnership the New York City Parks and Recreation Dept., Nike’s commitment to the city and its community is at heart of the program, which kicks-off through the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by Kaws.

Designed by Brooklyn-based, world-renowned artist Brian Donnelly, the court embodies Nike’s drive to elevate sport, culture and community through innovative collaborations.

Nike’s deep roots in New York City are represented in its latest campaign: New York Made. Made possible through partnership the New York City Parks and Recreation Dept., Nike’s commitment to the city and its community is at heart of the program, which kicks-off through the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by Kaws.

Designed by Brooklyn-based, world-renowned artist Brian Donnelly, the court embodies Nike’s drive to elevate sport, culture and community through innovative collaborations.

“I always think about when I was young and the things I had interaction with, whether it was skateboard graphics or magazines, and how art reached me. I’ve been conscious of how my work disseminates and reaches people. It could be a canvas in a museum…or it could be a court, a wall or a t-shirt,” says Kaws. “ I like the idea of public art because it reaches people in a casual way, and when they aren’t necessarily looking for it.”

The New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by Kaws encompass two side-by-side full basketball courts (approximately 116 by 80 feet), as well as four hoops.

“My approach to the courts was very similar to how I would work on canvas. I wanted to create something that was true to my language, but also considerate of this being a court that people are playing on,” he explains. “I wanted to find the sweet spot where it works visually and functionally — how its broken up by the game’s lines and works with my images. It will have an intimate effect on the players that use the court.”

Kaws first moved to Manhattan in 1996, and lived on the corner of Clinton and Stanton Street. His familiarity with the park and its neighborhood is thus extremely personal. “The courts that we painted, I used to pass everyday,” he remembers. “I worked over in Soho, so I’d walk through…when I wasn’t taking Houston, I’d go through that park.”

The New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by Kaws is located at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Vandal

The Vandal

Vandal

The Vandal

The stylish Vandal Restaurant in Lower East Side, part restaurant, part lounge and with a secret garden and a curated “flower shop” at the entrance, has quickly become a favorite.  An street-art-vibe runs through the place with site-specific artist installations and graffit-covered walls.

On the menu you’ll find shareable dishes like lobster and sweet potato soup dumplings, as well as other small plates inspired by European and Asian street food. For drinks, you will have inventive cocktails like the Las Palmitas with Thai spiced Ilegal Mezcal, lemon nectar, Thai basil, and Schöfferhofer grapefruit beer.

In addition to that only slightly terrifying 11ft breakdancing rabbit, the walls are covered with murals and installations from artists like Hush, Apex, and Shepard Fairey, among others.

Vandal Restaurantwww.vandalnewyork.com
199 Bowery St.

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Azul

SoHo´s soulful Cuban Cantina & rooftop bar Azul

Azul

Azul Rooftop Bar

As if plucked from the streets of Old Havana, Hotel Hugo’s Azul On The Rooftop channels a Cuban cantina vibe against the backdrop of magnificent 360-degree views of Lower Manhattan.

A summertime staple of Soho’s lively social scene, Azul is open daily, ushering in another spirited season of cocktailing and conversation! Whether you’re in search of the perfect perch for a rooftop soiree or simply heading out for Happy Hour or a late-night drink, their adjacent Bar Hugo Rooftop is open rain or shine year round.

Bar Hugo is featuring dramatic views of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty, Hotel Hugo’s rooftop duplex bar and lounge sparkles like a bronze lantern atop a soaring, 20-story tower.

Blending miles of glass with concrete, chrome and luxurious leather finishes, this strikingly designed two-level space dazzles with hand-crafted cocktails and a constellation of blown-glass pendants that seemingly float in air.

Address: 525 Greenwich St
www.hotelhugony.com/azul-on-the-rooftop

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”Balance” takes an abstract look at our modern world

Take a look at this 3.5 minute short and stunning video “Balance” by Brandon Bray and Tim Sessler.

The Judd Foundation

The Judd Foundation

The Judd Foundation

The Judd Foundation

The Judd Foundation on 101 Springs street in SoHo is really worth a visit!

In 1968, the American minimalist artist Donald Judd purchased a cast-iron five-story building, a former manufacturing loft,  at 101 Spring Street in New York’s SoHo neighborhood for $68,000, turning it into his residence and studio.

Judd worked on the ground floor, at a roll-top desk that he found on the premises, but when that began to feel exposed, he cleared upper floors of junk and turned the street level into a gallery. As he wrote in 1989, five years before his death, in an essay titled “101 Spring Street”:

Museum-quality art, museum-quality design, and the detritus of domestic life occupy all five floors of the former garment factory, now the only single-occupancy building in all of SoHo.

Guided visits to 101 Spring Street offer visitors direct engagement with Donald Judd’s art and vision.

Advance reservations for guided visits are required and space is limited.
Book here: www.juddfoundation.org/visit_ny

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Bar Cafe Moto

Cafe Moto

Cafe Moto Brooklyn

Cafe Moto

Cafe Moto is a hidden gem under the South Williamsburg JMZ (there’s no sign on the door), hosts live jazz at noon every Sunday.  The perfect brunch comes together with some nice live music.

It complements the faux-retro speakeasy vibe–owners John and Kevin McCormick, who opened Moto in 1997, have been credited with starting the Depression-era restaurant design trend.
The New American brunch menu is heavy on paninis, but there is also a delicious mac and cheese with panic crust and the warm date cake with toffee sauce and fresh cream is a yummy dessert.
www.cafe-moto.com

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Sarabeths

Sarabeth´s

Sarabeth´s

Sarabeth´s

Sarabeth’s opened its first store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York in 1981 and ever since then, it has held a cherished place in the hearts of New Yorkers. Zagat Survey has chosen Sarabeth’s as the ”No.1 Dessert Restaurant in New York” and New York Magazine has praised Sarabeth as ”The Breakfast Queen of New York”.

Sarabeth´s is one of Manhattan’s most in-demand brunch destinations, consistently delighting with plates like pancakes, French toast, and bowls of “Three Bears Style” porridge.

Sarabeth’s offers a great family atmosphere, and is one of our top suggestions for a long and delicious brunch to start the day with their wonderful breakfast.

They have 5 different locations in New York:
Upper East Side | Central Park South | Park Avenue South | Tribeca | Upper West Side

www.sarabethsrestaurants.com

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The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula New York is synonymous with romance, glamour and style – stunning facilities, world-class service and a unique combination of tradition, heritage, innovation and glamour. As a guest you will have a hotel stay unlike any other.

If you want a truly forgettable New York experience and your budget can afford it, you should stay here on your next visit.

If not, just come there to indulge in the luxury ambiance and top notch service.
Head for the popular rooftop bar Salon De Ning and order a cocktail and pintxos (small bites) 😉

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Urban Walks

Urban Walks

Urban Walks

Urban Walks is a great app and it helps you explore many amazing landmarks and hidden gems in an easy and fun way.

Urban Walks wants to share their passion for this city of builders and impresarios, strivers and crooks, straphangers and chauffeured billionaires.

The creators of Urban Walks hope that their tours will help you see the Big Apple in a new light, learn a thing or two, and come to love the city as they do and I think you will.
The maps are beautifully illustrated and will guide you to a lot of interesting sights.

Download on the App store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/urban-walks-walking-tours/id946387777

www.urban-walks.com

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