Bowery, photo by Nathan Kensinger
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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the TV show Friends premiered? We still think that some people who visit New York City wander around looking for Central Perk, the iconic corner coffee shop hangout. They might even have dinner at Little Owl, at the corner of Bedford Street and Grove Street where the fictional cafe was located.
In honor of the 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are installing a pop-up Central Perk in SoHo for two days. Gothamist has pointed out the noticeable lack of rugs in the recreation, while we think the rather dreary Second-Life looking renderings mostly indicate a cafe full of stuff to buy, which isn’t surprising given that Warner Bros. Consumer Products is a partner in the event.
Image by Peter Dougherty via NYCSubway.org
We’ve mentioned the abandoned level below Times Square before in our piece about abandoned subway levels and platforms in New York City. But this is the first time we’re featuring some images of what it looked like when it was operating and after some years of abandonment.
Image via Place Matters. Photo by Ariel Rosenblum
Hidden on the second floor of an East Harlem sanitation garage lies one of New York City’s most fascinating art galleries. This carefully curated assortment of oddities is not the work of any acclaimed art collector though. Instead, this breath-taking collection of odds and ends, named “The Treasures in the Trash Museum,” was compiled by a sanitation worker over the course of 33 years on the job. In other words, this is a museum full of trash.
We are sure that if the people of Westeros had a railing system instead of having to travel by foot, or by horse, we would not have had to endure two seasons of Bran Stark and Hodor eating up precious screen time when we rather be seeing whatever The Hound, Arya or Daenerys was up to.
Inspired by the workings of Cameron Booth, graphic designer Michael Tyznik has created a subway map of Westeros, the fictional land where the extremely popular book and HBO television series Game of Thrones takes place.
Dead Horse Bay (Instagram photo via Spencerlz)
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