"Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each.”
Artist Jennifer Maravillas is making a 10-foot-by-10-foot map, made from scraps of foraged trash, of every block in Brooklyn.
One way to have more energy at work? Eat smarter. If you don’t get enough protein in your diet—as in, you survive on bagels and coffee, like Ms. Hepburn above—then you’re inviting the low-energy grump into your life. As Lifehacker writer Jason Fitzpatrick notes:
A diet comprised mainly of carbohydrates… . is a recipe for a constant cycle of blood-sugar highs, lows, and the accompanying feelings of exhaustion that go with them. If carbohydrates are the kindling of your metabolism, protein is the slow burning old-growth wood that keeps you going.
How to get more? Fitzpatrick recommends eggs, peanut better, and working in some protein powder. 8 unobvious ways to have way more energy at work
New York Daily News' Marc A. Hermann matched old newspaper photographs of crimes and accidents with present-day locations to create riveting photo mashups of NYC’s past and present.
#Sandy is a compilation of stunning iPhone photos taken during Hurricane Sandy. Its royalties will go to on-going relief efforts.
Check out this giant orb made of NYC’s snapped umbrellas
Irritated urban bicyclists like Mark Climaco and Casey Neistat are capturing the inconsiderate drivers that make it dangerous to bike in the city.
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1 World Trade Center as seen from Hudson River Park. When the Woolworth Building (at the far left) was built in 1913, it was the tallest in the world.
Photo Credit: @nycmayorsoffice Instagram
If the Exorcise Pool has its way, you’ll be taking a dip in cleaned water from Newtown Creek, one of the New York City’s dirtiest waterways.
The Cronut Project was born when three advertising agency interns were given a $1,000 budget and the mandate to do as much good as possible. Taking a little bit of inspiration from Fast Company, they are soliciting donations for the Food Bank of New York with a delicious (and flaky) twist: They have partnered with Dominique Ansel, baker-creator of the smash hit pastry that combines the best of a croissant and a doughnut, to offer a limited edition passion fruit flavor.
Every day this week, the largest-dollar donor, plus a random donor, will get one of these special cronuts.
Step right up, step right up! Did you know New York has 12 carousels? One of them is even made out of sea glass—amazing! The one pictured here is Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It is $2 a ride and is open 11am to 7pm through 14 October (closed Tuesdays).
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Google will tap into its inner nerd during the upcoming Geek Week (Aug 4-10), which is meant to promote its original content.
- The new Nexus 7 tablet has gone on pre-order before Google even had a chance to reveal it.
- BBC Researchers have come up with a concept for how to send astronauts to Mars, and then bring them back.
- Heads up all you hopeless e-romantics, a security flaw within the dating app Tinder exposed users’ locations and Facebook IDs for two hours last weekend.
- Hmm, is your data safe with Citibike? A glitch exposed the credit card info of more than 1,000 users in April.
- Get ready to see lots of promoted tweets during your favorite TV shows, because Twitter is giving a big push to its TV ad targeting feature for brands.
- Apple’s third-quarter earnings show record-setting iPhone sales but declining numbers for the iPad.
- NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting alter-ego has a name, and it is Carlos Danger.
- Edward Snowden has been given permission to leave the Sheremetyevo airport, as long as he stays in Russia.
- A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a Superteddy bear that would be able to chat naturally using Siri-like technology.
Have a great day!
From a branding standpoint, if a sexting scandal couldn’t kill Weiner’s credibility, surely Carlos Danger will.