Posts Tagged as: nyc

August 21, 2015

Interactive Subway Station Maps

I’ve been having way too much fun with these. Last week I made an interactive sharable NYC subway map called “What’s Your Subway Station Number” and it’s been making its way around the web, being covered by Gothamist, Curbed, Brooklyn Magazine, 6sqft, and more.

And yesterday I made one for Boston, which you can see here.

Boston.com just did a nice writeup, and I’m hoping it brings Bostonians as much fun (and lost workplace productivity) as it’s brought New Yorkers.

Based on the stats, people have spent a combined 370,000 hours playing with just the NYC map alone. Crazy!

November 11, 2014

First Steps in One World Trade Center

I’ve been literally watching One World Trade Center take shape since construction started. So today when I got the chance to spend a few moments in the building for the first time, I excitedly snapped a few photos with my phone.

The lobby is huge and gorgeous. It smells like a mixture of “new car smell” and fresh paint.

Security was very nice but not very subtle. When I entered from the street a few large (but kind) men slowly descended upon me and guided me to the main security desk.

Once past security I was in the elevator bank. The elevator buttons are presented on a touch screen, and you’re only shown the floors relevant to you.

Inside, the elevators don’t have many buttons.

Welcome to New York. Welcome to New York.

From inside the building, the only subtle reminder you’re in such an iconic piece of architecture (besides the view) are the gradually sloping corners, which are a cross section of the building’s overall unique geometry.

Not a bad view.

September 11, 2014

World Trade Center Floorplans

Because of today’s significance (and because it will be my future office in a few months!) I was reading up on the new One World Trade Center. It’s got a pretty interesting tapering shape, so I thought it would be fun to do an “MRI” style flythrough of some of the floorplans I could find online.

Slide your mouse from left to right across the images below to see a fun little animation.

March 6, 2014

Is that a MacBook charger on the top of the World Trade Center?

While browsing the fantastic GigaPan image in Time.com’s amazing story about the new World Trade Center, I zoomed into the junk at the top of the spire and discovered what looks like a MacBook charger! Maybe they’re using some Apple hardware to control the lights? Or maybe it’s just a similar looking cable… Can anyone confirm this?

Here are some screenshots, followed by what the actual charger looks like.

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February 5, 2014

Manhattan’s best coffeehouses by subway stop

I came across this on Reddit. I can’t vouch for the validity, but it seems like a cool idea. Would love to see it extended to Brooklyn and Queens.

January 31, 2014

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York

I’m posting this for nothing else than my own personal reference.

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York.

August 16, 2013

Queensboro Bridge Truck Fire Photos

Earlier today a truck burst into flames on the Queensboro bridge. Luckily nobody was injured.

Fast forward to tonight while I’m sipping some bourbon on my balcony (Breckenridge Bourbon from Colorodo, it’s not bad), and I notice two heavy-duty trailers hauling the burnt remains of a truck down Jackson Avenue.

I don’t know for sure this is the truck, but how often does a charred truck get carted down Jackson Avenue away from the Queensboro bridge? Anyway, enjoy the photos. The full hi-res gallery is here.

July 2, 2013

The Most Powerful Office in Manhattan?

This is the personal office of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. It’s in the penthouse of One Beacon Court, one of the few residences in the Bloomberg Building, and one of the few New York properties selling for more than $100 Million. $115 Million to be exact.

As a standalone office out of context it’s nothing extraordinary. Standard desk and array of monitors. The chair looks like a Herman Miller.

But imagine sitting in that chair in that room. It must feel like you have the world at your fingertips. That’s some crazy power to imagine.

June 3, 2013

Iris Smyles and Dave Hill at The Strand

If you’re in New York this Thursday, check out this event at The Strand with authors Iris Smyles and Dave Hill. If it’s half as awesome as the poster then you’re in for a treat.

January 7, 2013

Crazy PATH Train Escalator Malfunction

Apparently this morning one of the PATH train escalators in New Jersey started going in reverse, and fast. The video below is pretty freaky. Hope everyone was OK.

Of all my years taking escalators almost every day in and around NYC, I’ve never heard of a malfunction like this. Just another thing for paranoid New Yorkers to be more paranoid about.

Found via Gothamist.