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About: Andrew Cafourek

Andrew Cafourek
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Andrew lives in Brooklyn, and just got back from drifting around Eastern Europe for a few months. He makes stuff on the internet including Become A New Yorker, Alumni Spaces and a variety of other goodies with A022 Digital.

Andrew came to New York from the Midwest in the fall of 2008 after selling his car for $350... just enough for a one way plane ticket.

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Complete Calendar of Every Free Outdoor Movie In New York City This Summer

Time Out New York has compiled a complete list of all the free outdoor movies you can go see this summer in NYC!  Sure, we often talk about how expensive it is to live here, but there are also a lot of free gems if you know where to look- I’ve been to a handful […]


Every Building in New York

I just came across a site called All The Buildings In New York, a portfolio of drawings from Australian artist James Gulliver Hancock in which he is making his way across the entire city, drawing each building with beautiful illustrations.  James is opening a gallery show for All The Buildings in New York this week […]


The Sidewalk: Your New Front Yard

New York is packed full of people. We have about 27,500 people per square mile – compare that to Chicago’s 12,500 or LA’s measly 8,200 per square mile and you’ll get a bit of perspective on just how packed in we all are. You and everyone else will get used to the small apartments, cramped […]


Grocery Shopping in New York City

I grew up in the midwest, so the past few years in New York have been quite the life adjustment as I’ve gotten used to smaller spaces, more people, and public transportation.  When trying to explain this shift to people back home, I’ve found the best example to be grocery shopping- everyone buys groceries and […]


The 3 New Yorks (E.B. White)

“There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter—the city that is devoured by locusts each day and […]


The Daily Pothole

New York City’s Department of Transportation takes a lot of flack for road conditions, lane closures, potholes and just about everything else you could think to complain about- but now DOT is offering some impressive insight into their city-wide response to potholes.  They’ve recently started a blog over on Tumblr called The Daily Pothole to […]


Lost Your MetroCard? Getting Your Money Back Is Easier Than You Think

For most New Yorkers, a MetroCard is one of the most important things to carry at all times.  It is essentially a golden ticket to the city: whether traveling by bus or by subway, it gives you access to nearly every neighborhood in the city, 24 hours a day.  If you lose your card, it […]


MTA.me- A Musical View of the Subway

I came across this really cool interactive project by Alexander Chen at MTA.me.  Chen uses real data for up-to-date arrival/departure times from the MTA to create a moving map of all the New York City subway lines. As lines cross each other, they create a tone (dubbed from a cello) and you can actually see […]


Best Arcades in New York City

Who doesn’t love an arcade? There are a number of them left around the city and though they tend to get pretty crowded at night, it is still a pretty fun out-of-the-ordinary thing to do on a weekend! The Village Voice put together this list of the 5 Best Video Arcades in New York– definitely […]


How to Talk Like a New Yorker

I came across this video from Rocketboom the other day- it’s a pretty cool breakdown of the typical ‘New York accent’ as a voice coach walks an Aussie from a think ‘Down Under’ accent to a passable old-school NY tone.  I’ve always thought regional dialects are really interesting, and living in a city with a […]


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