Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

John Oliver on TV’s Law & Order

September 15, 2022

TV producer Dick Wolf created the Law & Order franchise in 1990 and, after more than 1,200 episodes, the show is still on the air today. The show’s depiction of the legal process is incredibly inaccurate, explains John Oliver. Just think: on Law & Order, the perpetrator is arrested in every case, and always gets a jury trial. Reality is very different. NYPD closes under a third of all cases (some say 5 percent), and 97 percent of all cases end with plea bargains, not jury trials.

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Manhattan in Two Minutes.

February 11, 2022

A two minute time-lapse reconstruction of the 400 year evolution of the Lower Manhattan skyline. Video by Myles Zhang.

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The Most Recognizable Voice in New York

October 20, 2021

The most recognizable voice in the Big Apple, the one that tells you to “stand clear of the closing doors” in the subway, is that of Charlie Pellett. A New Yorker video.

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The NYC Subway Was Saved By A Typeface

June 9, 2021

The New York City subway system was saved by the Helvetica font, claims Christine Beldon on Cheddar.

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“How the NYC Subway Was Saved By a Typeface,” Christine Beldon and Lawrence Banton, Cheddar

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Six Feet Apart Please

April 14, 2021

Six Feet Apart Please

Graphic designer Savannah Walker has compiled an open-source archive of the markings and stickers that are helping New Yorkers maintain social distance in the city during the pandemic.

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New York City: Empire in Decline?

July 30, 2020

 

Even before the rich fled New York City during the pandemic, native New Yorker Mara Gay asked if the Big Apple has run out of big ideas. A New York Times video Op-Ed.

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Treasures in the Trash

July 6, 2020

“Treasures in the Trash,” a short film by Nicolas Heller featuring former sanitation worker Nelson Molina, who now maintains a New York City trash museum.

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One Hundred Years of Coney Island

January 2, 2020

A century of Coney Island, as seen by The New Yorker.

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Steam-Powered New York

July 10, 2019

There are 100 miles of steam pipes under New York City’s streets, and many have been there since 1880. They currently serve about 2000 buildings.

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L.A. Foodie Explores NYC

April 4, 2019

L.A. Foodie Explores NYC

California food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson explored Big Apple foodways in the April 1 edition of the Los Angeles Times:

“My first culinary encounter was with pizza, a mysterious kind of baked tlayuda, covered in macerated tomatoes and milk coagulation, and occasionally smothered with a type of thinly sliced lap cheong called pepperoni. The odd dish, sometimes referred to as a pie, washed ashore from Naples some years ago. While the taste takes some getting used to, pizza can be enchanting when done properly.”

— “For cramped New York, an expanding dining scene,” Lucas Kwan Peterson, Los Angeles Times

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