The Original Queens Mattress Van

December 29th, 2013 by

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Accept No Imitations!

“6 ptz” – QP’s Illegal Graffiti Gallery

December 15th, 2013 by



During the autumn of 2013, while many NYC art blogs were obsessing over Banksy and the lost of 5 points, NYC's graffiti community created a gallery of their own just up the street from 5 pointz, within the old CN West/QP's Marketplace buildings. (more…)

C. N. West Disinfectant Company / QP’s Boxcar Marketplace

December 15th, 2013 by



In the heart of Long Island City, an abandoned factory with a long history has become yet another symbol for the drastic changes taking place in this part of NYC. (more…)

Iron Triangle, December 2013

December 3rd, 2013 by



The iron triangle is a true working mans neighborhood. Filled with makeshift auto shops, an iron works, junkyards, a trash transfer facility and (oddly enough) a spice factory. Here - people work and work hard, in an area deprived of virtually all city services.
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Why NYC Graffiti Writers Hate Banksy

October 10th, 2013 by

So now that Banksy has been repeated dissed on the streets of NYC, his fans (and apparently even Banksy himself) are wondering why he is so well hated here. There is a variety of reasons:

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Exclusive new photos: Banksy dissed again, and again.

October 5th, 2013 by

If Banksy + NYC Then Dissed = True.
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Motorcycle Anarchy fixed in one easy step.

October 2nd, 2013 by

The cure to crazy motorcyclists swarming the roads of NYC is simple: let them have a Sunday morning to go for a drive free of car traffic.
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The Triboro RX: An RX for disaster.

August 22nd, 2013 by

Do you want to see the city spend 10s of millions of dollars condemning hundreds family homes? Would you like to see severe service disruptions to the N and Q lines in Queens, including a potential full closure (to last months, or years) of the entire route between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars blvd? Do you want to pay more in taxes to have your household trash trucked out of NYC? Or perhaps even see the reopening of the Staten Island landfill? Do you want to pay more for everything from Chinese food to plywood at Home Depot, and even higher rents in new buildings?

If the 'Triboro RX' subway line were to be built, all of the above would happen. This might sound like hyperbole, but when you take a serious look at the facts I'm going to lay out, you'll see what I mean.
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10 Years ago: 2003 Blackout

August 16th, 2013 by

Ten years ago this week, during a typical summer afternoon, NYC was plunged into darkness. It soon became obvious that the lights were not coming back on anytime soon.
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This photo is too amazing not to be Meme’d

August 15th, 2013 by


This morning Gothamist posted this news story, and immediately, I knew what needed to be done.

Click through the thumbnails for some morning entertainment.


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