BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 16, 2015
New York City’s Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center will be going through renovations to install glass ceiling panels, allowing the sunlight to come through and shine down upon commuters and the NJ/NY PATH train. The 35,000 square feet of glass panels will be installed around the concrete ‘ribs’ that Spanish neofuturist architect, Santiago Calatrava constructed.
The building’s structure with this new installment is said to look like a crouching stegosaurus or a bird (you know, the mutant variety) in flight. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 13, 2015
Because whether you are single or part a couple, this day can be rough. Watching these shows will help you make it through:
1. For the hopeless romantic… High Maintenance “ HELEN”
If for some reason you haven’t seen High Maintenance yet (a fact you should probably keep to yourself), HELEN is admittedly one of the bleaker episodes of this brilliant, Vimeohosted series about weed and loneliness in New York City. Read More
Need a new entertaining and socially conscious web series to obsess over? Look no further. Shugs & Fats, AKA writers and performers Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, have arrived.
In this new series, two Hijabis take to the streets of NYC to “reconcile their long held cultural beliefs with their new life in ‘liberated’ Brooklyn.” Their first episode debuted on Monday and answers the age-old question: Can we judge people's beliefs by the way they look? The answers are in turn uplifting and insulting, well intentioned and ignorant. Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Jan 26, 2015
Mom and Dad know there's a storm a'comin' and they won't stop texting updates. While the crabby teen inside all of us is thinking GAHHH I HAVE THE INTERNET FOR THIS, there's also something super sweet about the concerned texts prying into our refrigerators, preferred modes of transportation, and (per usual) personal lives.
Never fear, family: We will be taking the local train home, and will be living off vegan cheese and leftover pizza until further notice. Thank you for sending these messages. We love you.
There's plenty of other awesome ones where those came from, including ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 21, 2015
No need to celebrate—but today marks the anniversary of the passage of one of many inane laws women have been subjected to over the course of American history, just because they have lady parts.
On January 21, 1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was put into effect in New York City, barring the owners of public places from allowing women to smoke on their premises. Even more nonsensical than the idea of outlawing this in the first place is the fact that the law did not stop women from lighting up in general nor even in public, just specifically from smoking in public venues. Read More