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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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Nike’s new Five-Story SoHo Store Is a Sports Lover’s Dream
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New York

”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.

Governors Island

Governors Island

Governors Island

No summer in New York is complete without a trip to Governors Island, NY’s car-free oasis in Upper New York Bay. Sitting placidly at the mouth of the Hudson & East Rivers, the one-time colonial outpost is a modern-day New York paradise: leafy sycamore groves & Revolutionary fortresses compete with top-notch food trucks & free hammocks for your undivided attention, all under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty, who stands stark still off the island’s West shoreline.

Check out the events and more about Governors Island here: www.govisland.com and www.governorsclubny.com

Beach

Bicycle

Event

Old Houses

Taxi facts

Yellow Cab

Yellow cab

Hailing a cab is as simple as stepping off the curb and holding out your arm — it only gets complicated when you need to figure out why many New York taxis seem to drive by without stopping for you. The trick is in the lights atop the cab.

  • When just the center is lit, highlighting the medallion number, the cab is available.
  • When the medallion number, as well as the side lamps are lit, the cab is off-duty.
  • When no lights are lit, the cab already has a fare they are bringing to a destination.

Hail a cab

New York notebook

New York Notebook
A must on your next visit New York – a notebook.

Part journal, part sketchbook, and part tourist guide to New York City, these innovative notebooks include stunning photographs, a city map, metro guide, and fun factoids about the city’s landmarks.

– 100 blank pages
– 60 photos of must-see landmarks
– fun facts, photos and info on ny sights
– subway map
– city map
– inner pocket

Buy from  Amazon or Bokus

Map of New York Yellow Notebook

Grand Central Terminal

The secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Ryan McGinley’s Poem to NYC

Photographer Ryan McGinley turns New York City into a golden-hour fantasyland in the Sigur Ros music video for “Varúð. It captures a childhood innocence through a mysterious yellow-haired girl who skips through the city streets in wonder.

“This is my poem to New York City” McGinley says.

Wow! What a beautiful film…

Christmas window shopping

Half of the fun to go shopping in New York during Christmas time is to do some window shopping, specially along Fifth & Madison Avenue. The iconic department stores has some sparkling and fanciful window displays during the holiday season.

Bergdorf
Bergdorf Goodman
The theme, Holidays on Ice, is a fun and unexpected play on the word ‘holidays’.  Each of the windows represented holidays that happen throughout the year – not just Christmas.

Barneys
Barney’s Madison Avenue holiday windows take on a ”Have A Happy Foodie Holiday” theme this year, in partnership with the Food Network. The legendary holiday window displays are inspired by the extraordinary popularity of foodie culture and personalities. They even have live models in their windows.

Saks
Saks Fifth Avenue
A pretty amazing 3D light show – where Snowflakes, ice skaters, gifts and a Yeti all interact in the Snowflake Spectacular which is projected onto the facade throughout the holiday season. The mysterious Yeti, is rumored to live on the roof making snowflakes during the holiday season.

The show runs every night from 5-11pm

Soho Grand Hotel Dog Park

Soho Grand Hotel Dog Park

Soho Grand Hotel Dog Park
One of my favorite hotels – Soho Grand – has opened a dog park! Such an excellent initiative.

The dog park nestles between the cool, pet-friendly Soho Grand Hotel and the charming St Alphonsus Liguori Church on West Broadway.

Cherry trees, bamboo and boxwoods surrounds the dog park which it is dominated by a central patch of green – perfect for playful dogs. Dog owners and dogs can also have a rest on the benches that is spread out around the garden. The dog park is complete with fire hydrant water stations and design by gardner-to-the-stars Rebecca Cole.

In the night time, pretty strings of twinkling overhead lights give the place a special touch.
310 Broadway

www.newyorkinspiration.com/soho-grand-hotel/

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Soho Grand Hotel Dog Park

Soho Grand Hotel Dog Park

Soho Grand Hotel Dog Park