07/29/14 12:00pm

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Daily NYC bike commuters‘ fragile existences hang in the balance of which route they choose to take. Quick and efficient routes depend on a number of factors, including directness, traffic volume/flow, safety, time of day, and the overall nature of the neighborhood. Below, we recommend both five routes you should start taking advantage of and five routes you should drop like a bad habit. We assume that you’ve already learned that the Hudson River Park Bikeway is awesome and the Brooklyn Bridge is, well, not, and hopefully you’ve taken in our top 10 tips for biking in NYC.

Routes You Should Utilize

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07/29/14 10:00am

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When BJ Lomax throws a party, you can be sure you will end up dead on your feet by the end of it. This past Friday, we had the honor of continuing our coverage of the always amazing BBQ Films events with Weekend at Bernie Jr’s, a party hosted by multi-millionaire himself BJ Lomax. The party was to celebrate the launch of his latest start up BernBux, and, like the man himself, he wanted to do it in style. Buying out the Playland Motel in Far Rockaway, we saw first hand the Champagining & Campaigning lifestyle of BJ Lomax himself.

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07/29/14 9:00am

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Contrary to what you may be thinking, the white arch depicted in the image above is in fact not a vintage photograph of the arch at Washington Square Park. Instead, this mysterious New York City arch is what used to be called the “Victory Arch”, a temporary monument of wood and plaster built at 24th Street and Fifth Avenue in 1918. (more…)

07/28/14 4:00pm

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07/28/14 2:00pm

Car accident on Park Avenue viaduct 1940s Round Up of Architectural Accidents Vintage NYC Photography Untapped Cities Sabrina RomanoCar Accident on Park Avenue viaduct, 1940s. Image via Facebook by Hiromi Bruni.

Technology has a bad habit of developing faster than humans do. When people aren’t up to speed about construction, some crazy accidents tend to occur… Who knew it was possible for a car to awkwardly balance itself on the edge of a viaduct while avoiding crashing into the ground below? Can you believe that the Empire State Building is still standing even after a bomber rammed into it creating a 20 foot hole in the middle of the building? Check out the vintage photos which reveal sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

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07/28/14 10:00am

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Here is your weekly curated events guide.

Monday, July 28th

Head to Central Park to watch John Leguizamo perform “Ghetto Klown,” presented by SummerStage and Fania at 8 p.m. “Ghetto Klown” is Leguizamo’s fifth one-man play, which describes his personal and professional story. In his own words,  “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know…It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.” You can find more information here. (more…)