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5pointz-secret punk show-graffiti-street art-lic-nycFilthy Savage play a secret show inside of 5Pointz, were demolition is currently underway. Image via Sixdust

As we should all know by now, not only has the historic 5Pointz been whitewashed in preparation for demolition, but demolition has already recently begun. But that didn’t stop a group of fearless individuals from throwing a secret punk show inside of the artistic landmark this past weekend, and we have the pictures and videos to prove it.


New York’s bohemian culture has always copped its fashion cues from the ample amount of thrift stores this city has to offer. But as time has gone on and rents dramatically increased, many thrift stores have transformed into “vintage shops,” where items of used clothing are handpicked and sold for high fashion prices. We love them too, as evidenced by our list of 25 Favorite Vintage Stores in NYC, but here is our list of New York City’s great “legitimate” thrift stores which will help you stay ahead of the curve and look good for way less. Happy shopping!

1. Atlantis Attic

atlantis attic-williamsburg-brooklyn-thrift store-vintage-nycImage via Yelp

Located on 771 Metropolitan Avenue, this Greenpoint thrift shop has a great selection of nearly everything. Notable among its collection is a huge amount of army apparel, which includes coats, jackets, and button downs of all sorts. Besides, where else in Brooklyn could you find a leather jacket for $20?


treasures in the trash-east harlem-art-museum-sanitation department -nelson molinaImage 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 gallery collection of odds and ends, nicknamed “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.


One of the greatest assets of being a New Yorker is our overabundance of beautiful waterfronts. Whether its the East River Waterfront or other lesser-known spots such as Hunter’s Point South or Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg, there are few better or cheaper ways to enjoy an afternoon in the Big Apple. If you’re looking to do something a little out of the ordinary for your next waterfront visit, consider one of these quirky waterfront activities. You’ll thank us later.

1.  Hudson River’s Floating Library

Floating Library-Hudson River-Lilac Museum Steamship-Tribeca-NYC-2Lilac Museum Steamship, image via Travsd


ganesh hindu temple-nyc-flushing-queens-vegan-canteenGanesh Temple in Flushing, Queens. Image via Flicker: Carol Vinzant

Last week we took you to Smile of the Beyond, a low-key luncheonette in Queens run by the disciples of the late spiritual master Sri Chinmoy. As fascinating as it is though, Smile of the Beyond only scratches the surface of what this city has to offer. When it comes to spiritual eateries in New York, there are plenty of small, local favorites that are tucked away in every borough. So, for your convenience, here’s our list of the best spiritual restaurants, canteens, and cafes to check out in New York City. Enjoy!


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Tunnel Vision, a new app created by NYU student Bill Lindmeier, gives users the opportunity to access real-time visual statistics by simply capturing the image of a New York City subway map on an iPhone. The stunning animations that bring these statistics to life though are worth checking out on their own.