A map of the seafloor. Image via gizmodo.com
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In a few years, Queens will join Brooklyn as the latest New York City borough to receive a major upscale facelift. The change will come with the construction of the QueensWay, a proposed 3.5-mile greenway snaking through Queens’ six neighborhoods. Though it hopes to avoid the over-gentrification that the High Line brought to west Chelsea only a few years ago, the QueensWay seems poised to connect the neighborhoods by repurposing the Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Railroad into park space, currently an abandoned dumping ground.
QueensWay Eats is an effort to provide a little context to the project that most say will change Queens for the better, a map of all the best restaurants within walking distance of the proposed line.
Janelle Monae at the 2012 Afro Punk Festival. Image via ourstage.com
Ring in the end of summer with the return of Afro Punk Fest, city-wide deals on National Thrift Shop Day, yoga at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Battery Dance Festival, and Time Out New York’s 2015 Battle Of The Burger.
The Urban Park Rangers are hosting weekly obstacle-challenge Adventure Courses in Queens’ Alley Pond Park, for people of all ages and physical ability. The next outing takes place on August 23rd and registration opens August 17th.
The Museum of the City of New York presents Life Along the Curb: Inside the Department of Sanitation of New York, part of Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris, and Disposal.
It’s National Thrift Shop Day! Go out and find a deal using our guide of the 43 best vintage, consignment, and thrift shops in Manhattan.
Paley Park on 53rd Street and 5th Avenue
New York City is full of marvels. We have ferris wheels, battleships, and roller coasters. We even have waterfalls, though like every other ‘natural’ occurrence in the city save for parks, they are man-made, even the ones in Central Park and Prospect Park. Often, however, waterfalls of all shapes and sizes throughout the city provide a brief respite from the urban chaos. New York has a handful, some built to look natural in parks, others installed into the walls and lobbies of buildings. In any case, each is a special find among the concrete and iron. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites:
Renowned French conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe created ‘Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt)‘ back in 2012, and the sculpture has not been seen for quite some time since it was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. This summer, however, it was shown in the museum’s sculpture garden, and has about four days left until it is put back into storage.