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Charley in New Town



Once upon a time, the suburbs were going to be utopia.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 21, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Domestic, Dreams and Nightmares, Government, Urban Life, Utopias and Dystopias, 1940's, Europe

Manhattan Super Terminal

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If only this gargantuan structure had actually been built! What a different world we would have inhabited....

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 04, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Urban Life, Utopias and Dystopias, Transportation, 1930's

Antique Homicide Photos from NYC Archives

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Over 300 gruesomely fascinating murder victims, at the NYC Archives. Of course, the 800K+ other shots are pretty cool as well.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 28, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Photography and Photographers, Urban Life, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century, Blood

The Breathing Bicycle

Artist Matt Hope outfitted his bicycle with an air filtration system that allows him to breathe clean air as he bicycles around Beijing. It's his way of drawing attention to Beijing's pollution woes. Though he says it could also be seen as "a ridiculous solution to a ridiculous problem."

It reminds me of Hana Marie Newman's oxygen-tank bubble dress that I posted about a few months ago. Hope and Newman should get together. They could swap air purifiers.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Apr 03, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Art, Travel, Urban Life

Senior Citizen on a Bottle

I have no idea who this guy is, but his performance is impressive for his age. The youtube info only says that he's a performer in Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt. The video was uploaded in December 2006.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 31, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Entertainment, Sports, Urban Life

Pedestrian Crossing



Our simpleton from "Coughs and Sneezes" returns.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 25, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Urban Life, 1940's

No Time for Ugliness





Imagine an idyllic era when the major problem cities faced was too much signage! And there are no foreclosure signs, even in the slums!

Yesterday's hell is today's paradise.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 02, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: PSA's, Signage, Urban Life, 1960's

Worst. Scent. Ever!

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I, too, enjoy a lovely autumn day in Manhattan. But wanting to smell like NYC? Not a good idea!

Still, if you must, purchase yours here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 22, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Urban Life, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

No Pants Subway 2011





The grand tradition continues....

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 12, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Holidays, Urban Life, Subways, Performance Art, Public Indecency, Transportation
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