Google Glass spotted on the #NYC subway… (at MTA Subway - 34th St/Penn Station (A/C/E))
A glowing message of support, from New York to Boston.
NY <3 B
NYC tech startup, On Deck Capital, is running a contest to celebrate the opening of its new NYC headquarters. The contest will connect one deserving New York City-based small business with $10,000. All you have to do is describe in 100 words or less how the money would help your business grow….
This “Airbnb For Storefronts” Is Creating New Opportunities In A New York Neighborhood
Operating in the Lower East Side, miLES is trying ignite the community by filling empty commercial space with interesting businesses and organizations on short-term leases while the landlords wait for the right long-term tenants.
Applications to join miLES are due on March 22, which include a brief description of how you’d use the space, and miLES hopes to fill its first space with co-workers in the day, classes and events in the evenings, and a pop-up shop on the weekends.
Could your business profit from this service?
NYC Subways Deploy A Touch-Screen Network, Complete With Apps
The Faces Of New York’s Subway Commute
What did 2012 look like on New York City’s subways? From video journalist Rebecca Davis's perspective, it was a mix of loneliness, intimacy, exhaustion, and, of course, smart phone-gazing. Davis’s video Commuters 2012 is a voyeuristic glimpse of life in New York’s connective tissue, the subway—hundreds of snapshots of regular people living their lives underground, selected from more than 3,000 photos she took last year.
"So often on the train we bury ourselves in something we’re reading or music we’re listening to and forget to look around and take in some great human drama that is constantly being played out in New York," Davis says. The best moments in her video are of children and of couples—kissing, laughing, or just sitting there. "I hope it makes people stop and look more deeply into all the different faces and human moments we encounter each day in a city like New York where privacy is hard to come by."
Just because you don’t need them to make phone calls anymore doesn’t mean that phone booths are totally useless—especially if you add a screen and some Wi-Fi. What do you think of the way New York City company City24x7 is giving these superhero changing rooms a makeover?
What’s so difficult about building a floating pool, you ask? What distinguishes +Pool from a big, expensive above-ground pool is its filtration system. +Pool’s team wants to actively improve the water quality of the East River, by constructing the pool out of a unique series of filters that would make the notoriously toxic waters fit for humans. The pool would release 500,000 gallons of filtered water back into the channel every day. And after a year of testing systems in the river, the team feels confident enough to install a test pool, with a tentative goal of opening the +Pool in summer of 2015. Beyonce, they hope, will play opening day.
Add this to your list of Ultimate New York Tributes: thousands of still photographs animate this motion picture homage to Joey Ramone and New York City.
Joey Ramone himself makes an appearance in the video, via never-before-seen archival footage shot by his friend George Seminara.
Some details in the film will only be recognizable to hardcore Ramones fans. For example, one shot takes place at 53rd and 3rd in Manhattan, which was the title of The Ramones second single about bassist Dee Dee Ramone’s experiences hustling on that corner. “Of course, the spot has cleaned up a lot since then,” says the movie’s director, Greg Jardin.
Here’s an inside look of our newest installation downtown! Hive, a giant LED light installation by Leo Villareal was recently completed at the Bleecker Street Station. The LED sculpture takes the form of an ever-changing colorful honeycomb, dramatically filling an architectural elliptical-shaped space above the stairs that marks the brand new transfer point connecting the IRT (6) and IND (B,D, F, M) subway lines. Hive (Bleecker Street) has a playful aspect in its reference to games. Riders will be able to identify individual elements within a larger context and track this movement. The work explores the compulsion to recognize patterns and the brain’s hard coded desire to understand and make meaning. The patterns also take inspiration from the research of the mathematician John Conway who invented the Game of Life, the best-known cellular automata program. Whether you concentrate on mapping the movement, or just appreciate the colors changing this piece is sure to catch your eye.
Top: Artist Leo Villareal testing his piece before complete, Photo Credit: Rob Wilson
Check out more of Villareal’s bright installations on Co.Design.
What will differentiate Googa Mooga? “The difference between a good and a truly great event is attention to detail. It is having a point of view that steps outside of what you’ve seen before,” says Goodstone before Mayers cuts in, “The big pig that’s going to shoot fire out of it? We didn’t have to do it. But we want to. And the fact is, we’re doing it because we can. Because if you have the opportunity to make peoples’ jaws drop, and exceed their expectations? That’s a really cool thing.”
The people that brought you Bonnaroo have cooked up a new Brooklyn festival that unites food and music. Read on->
“Many of these people have been on our radar for years," says Chayes of the new hires. "We’ve been trying to find people who do computational social science. There are very few people in the world who do this research, but it’s an area that’s really taking off.”
Here’s the space shuttle flying by the Fast Company offices. Photo taken by Inc.’s Andrew Maclean.
In Chernock’s vision, MetroCards would be used as marketing tools for various New York neighborhoods and attractions. “Ideally I would like to make 50, print them, and place them around the city as a promotional component,” she says. (She has not contacted the Metropolitan Transportation Authority about adopting her designs, but says she would “like to get their attention.”)
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