Food & Drink / New York

What’s It Take to Become a Food Truck Vendor in NYC?

New York’s history of mobile food trucks is longer than one would think; it dates back to as early as the 1600s, when New Amsterdam, now New York City, began regulating street vendors selling food from push carts. In 1893, a night lunch wagon operated by the Church Temperance Society served hot meals to the …

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Architecture / New York

Daily What?! An Indoor Tropical Oasis in NYC’s Ford Foundation

The tropical foliage and pond inside the Ford Foundation Building. Source: KRJDA.

On a walk west on 42nd Street from the neo-Gothic-infused neighborhood of Tudor City, the Ford Foundation Building introduces a dramatic change of scenery. It stands somewhat fortress-like, its exterior giving few hints about the building’s true architectural brilliance. Of course, from …

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Arts & Culture / Featured

Celebrating Times Square’s Seedy Past: Artist Nayland Blake’s Installation at the ICP Triennial

One of the most attention-grabbing exhibits at the International Center for Photography’s Triennial (through September 8) isn’t really a work of photography at all. In Knee-deep in the Flooded Victory, artist Nayland Blake has assembled photos, posters, zines, coffee mugs and voodoo dolls in an installation that explores the changing meaning of public space in New York …

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