Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Pizza Inflation Slices Through New York

January 19, 2023

Pizza Inflation Slices Through New York

The quintessential New York street food is a slice of pizza. While pizza-shaped objects appear in other cities, travelers and ex-New Yorkers have long considered the cheesy wedges of neighborhood slice joints throughout the Five Boroughs the ne plus ultra, exemplar and cornerstone of the city’s unique curbside cuisine.

Pandemic-related supplychain snags and inflation have now hit New Yorkers where they eat. The average cost for a cheese slice in the Big Apple is now 3 dollars.

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“Mapping the Death of NYC’s Cheap Slice,” Sarah Holder, Bloomberg

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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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The lost neighborhood under Central Park

November 15, 2020

Ever heard of Seneca Village? That African American community, founded in 1825, was destroyed to build New York’s Central Park. Learn more here.

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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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