#PictureThis: Danny Lyon’s Amazing Color Subway Photos From Half A Century Ago


The images captured in these vintage photos by Danny Lyon were shot in 1966. You might know the Brooklyn-born Lyon from his book called The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. This year the MTA is staging an exhibition from Lyon called Underground: 1966, which was inspired by some advice from his mom when he returned to the city; "If you're bored, ... See the Rest

#Meow!: New York Finally Has It’s Own Cat Café


You can pet them, photograph them, even take a cat home. Welcome to Meow Parlour on the Lower East Side... New York City's first cat cafe is now officially open! While you wait for a reservation to free up (the first available kitty-cuddling date is sometime in mid-February) you can look at this pussy-filled video. All of these little cuties are up ... See the Rest

CANDY 8 Magazine / Historic Fiction – Life Inside The Club Kids by Walt Cassidy


This issue of Candy 8 Magazine  features a 40 page portfolio written and selected by Walt Cassidy, titled HISTORIC FICTION - Life Inside The Club Kids. It is the first time Walt has written about his experience being one of The Club Kids in New York City in the 1990's. You might also remember him from his sit down interview in the documentary Party ... See the Rest

#NYCHolidayWindows: You Can Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s Too

Bergdorf Goodman in lights

I went with my friend Michael to look at windows last Saturday night. We started with cocktails at The King Cole Room at The St. Regis, with that incredible Maxfield Parrish mural (above) The hotel was decorated beautifully for the holidays and we hit Saks (very beautiful too, 20s-inspired look, with throngs of tourists and piped in music) then we ... See the Rest

#TBT: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Flashback

Greatest Hits 1931

I love these old pictures of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Turn on any TV this morning and you can see the 2014 version. Here's a bit of parade history from Wikipedia: The tradition started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States, along with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. In 1924, the ... See the Rest

Park It!: NYC Is Getting This Floating $130 Million Park!?

03_Aerial view of Pier 55

I live in the Meatpacking District (the tourist-y Times Square of downtown NYC) where the last decade has brought exiting neighborhood additions like The Standard Hotel, The High Line elevated park and soon, the new Whitney Museum. It looks like we might be getting another. An old pier on the Hudson –once used by ocean liners like the Lusitania– ... See the Rest

You’re Invited!: Spend New Years With Rita Ora Or Some Wild “Queens”


Here's your invitation to two exciting parties on New Year's Eve in New York City... Rita Ora at The Standard High Line Not a lot of details here except that it's black tie and it is in one of the most beautiful rooms in New York City with the river and Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. I've been to MANY parties here and you always feel a more ... See the Rest

Combo Post: Obama’s Net Neutrality + NYC Pot Law = Good News


This might seem somewhat convoluted at first, using President Obama as a connector, but here's two bits of good news; "President Obama today put the full weight of his administration behind an OPEN AND FREE INTERNET, calling for a strict policy of 'net neutrality' and formally opposing deals in which content providers like Netflix would pay huge ... See the Rest