Tag: new york

Nov 8, 2012

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 12 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices…

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Jul 13, 2012

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

location of simon and garfunkel album cover with album in front

For Bob Egan, it all started with the album cover for Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush. After some impressive detective work and even a note to the original photographer, Bob was able to track down the exact corner in New York City where the album cover was shot. So off he went, with…

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Jun 20, 2012

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

From its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world. As of 2012, it is the 15th tallest skyscraper in the world and the fourth tallest free standing structure in the Americas. At 102 floors and…

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May 18, 2012

Crazy Steampunk Apartment in New York City

Crazy Steampunk Apartment in New York City

Photograph by Rich Caplan for Core Group NYC Located at 120 West 29th Street in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York City, this 1,800-square foot steampunk themed apartment is the type of place you definitely check out if they have an open house. For those not in NYC we can only ogle at the…

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Apr 28, 2012

Blending Day and Night into a Single Photograph

Blending Day and Night into a Single Photograph

With over two decades of professional experience, photographer Stephen Wilkes is well known for his fine and commercial photography. With countless awards, honours and five major exhibitions in the last five years alone, it’s very possible you’ve already come across Stephen’s incredible work. In the series entitled Day to Night, Wilkes took hundreds of…

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Dec 5, 2011

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of New York Life in the 40s

Stanley Kubrick's Photos of New York Life in the 40s

Before he was a Hollywood icon, Kubrick was a staff photographer (the youngest ever) for Look Magazine

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Jun 13, 2011

The High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky [25 pics]

The High Line: New York's Park in the Sky [25 pics]

Photograph by Joel Sternfield The High Line is a public park built on a 1.45-mile-long (2.3 km) elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side. Previously, the High Line was a freight rail line, in operation from 1934 to 1980. It carried meat to the meatpacking district,…

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Apr 29, 2010

A Townhouse in the Sky

A Townhouse in the Sky

It has been a few months since I’ve posted a real estate jaw-dropper from the mecca of insane property values that is New York City. This time I shift focus from the artsy SoHo district, to the ultra-swank neighbourhood of TriBeCa; which Forbes listed as New York City’s most expensive area code in 2006. Check…

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