Arts & Culture / New York

Gowanus Smith-9th Street Bridge Transforms into Light Installation for One Week

 The Smith-9th Street Bridge as “Spectrum II” from George Del Barrio, Vanderbilt Republic

From tonight until January 23rd, the Smith-9th Street bridge transforms from its typical concrete structure to a background of colorful pattern. A half-mile wide and 90-feet tall “photographic monument” drenches the bridge as George Del Barrio, of creative agency Vanderbilt Republic, and …

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Arts & Culture / New York

Daily What?! The World’s Largest Garnet Was Found in the NYC Subway

Today, the “Subway Garnet” resides at the American Museum of Natural History

In 1885, a press sensation erupted over the discovery of the “Subway Garnet” or Kunz Garnet, as it is otherwise known, underground at West 35th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue. Eventually owned by the New York Mineralogical Club, the largest perfectly-formed mineral found in the United …

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