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Where is the best coffee in New York?

Coffee is the gasoline of New York City- with a populous that is perpetually behind schedule, stressed out, sleep deprived and in a hurry, we all need some caffeinated motivation to keep moving. Everyone has their neighborhood go-to spot for their morning Joe, but sometimes you really want to treat yourself to a nice well-roasted […]


Mapnificent: Where Can You Go In 15 Minutes?

A great new webapp called Mapnificent is a nifty tool for determining where you can go in the city within a certain time frame.  For example, if I wanted to know where I could get via walking/public transit within 20 minutes from my apartment in Brooklyn, I just drop my address into Mapificent and it […]


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 […]


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 […]


An Introduction to the Subway

Nothing in New York bonds people together in the way the subway does – everyone uses it, everyone has an opinion on their line of choice and everyone hates it during the summer.  If you have never ridden in the subway before, know that it is a unique world with its own customs, etiquette, currency and […]


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