Oscar is a new health insurance provider with an impressive tech pedigree. But can it scale? Learn more here.
Native Americans counter racist sports iconography with racist baseball caps
This morning I stumbled upon a brand-spanking-new bank of Citibikes right around the corner from our office in downtown Manhattan.
Last year we asked if 10,000 bikes could change the way New Yorkers travel. I guess we’re about to find out!
The NYPD’s new crime app might make you afraid to ride the subway ever again.
A new project uses location-based data from a throwaway mobile phone to track the life cycle of New York’s garbage.
This could have been the New York Knicks’ logo.
Credit: Michael Doret
Undoubtedly, some of the people who see the Sex Invaders photo exhibit at Hionas Gallery in New York this month, will be hard pressed to say which is a bigger turn-on: the bikini-clad models or the images of Storm Troopers and Donkey Kong. The collection of eight photographs is the latest installment from the “Ultravelvet Collection,” the work of LA-based couple Eric Hajjar and Meredith Rose. Their work is a fusion of two popular but unrelated subjects, in this case, video games and erotica. In some of the pictures, images of bikini-clad women are overlaid with scenes from Space Invaders and Pac Man. In others, the models appear to be wearing Darth Vader masks.
The thing about Apple’s iPad Mini, you see, is it’s small. That fact, among others, allowed iCrooks to steal about 3,600—or $1.5 million worth—of the new devices during a brazen heist at New York’s JFK airport on Monday.
“The Dutch are prepared for the one-in-a-thousand-years storm; New York wasn’t even prepared for a one-in-a-hundred-years storm.”
Knitting is for Pus****!
A while back we brought you A Tiny Apartment Made With 25,000 Ping-Pong Balls
What we have here is An Entire Apartment Covered In Crochet, On Sale For $90,000
Just when we thought making crap out of yarn had run its course as the cute-hipstery-girl craft of the day, Olek came along, deadset on elevating crochet from idle hobby to freak obsession.
And yes, that title is the actual name of the installation. Enjoy!
If all goes according to plan, New Yorkers will soon be able to abandon their subway cards and cab fare in favor of a cheaper, healthier, and more eco-friendly option.
The race to win GE’s “Powering Your Home” Ecomagination Challenge, a contest that invites entrants to design the green home of the future, is on. So far, all the entrants are impressive, but one stands out: a proposal for transit tunnels that power cities.
Submitted by Alessandra Rapaccini and Giacomo Sanna, the CitySpeed Turbine turns transit tunnels into modular turbines that harness wind power from passing vehicles. The potential for energy is impressive— according to the NY/NJ Port Authority, approximately 202,000 cars pass through the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels each day. Combine that with train tunnels, and the device could be a significant energy source.