How to Traverse an Urban Snowscape

Winter storms continued to slam the Northeast today. Meanwhile, a record setting "polar vortex" embarked on its frigid march through the Midwestern United States. This photo, taken by AP photographer John Michillo on Friday, shows one enterprising New Yorker making the best of the year's first major snowpocalypse. » 1/05/14 5:00pm 1/05/14 5:00pm

This Town Wants to Warn You About Its People-Eating Vortex

For decades, a small city in New York has been the subject of some very bizarre rumors. Locals have long whispered that if you visit at just the right time, a certain area in their neighborhood park will disappear you into thin air. Now the town has officially acknowledged the strange anomaly. » 11/03/13 4:40pm 11/03/13 4:40pm

Asimov's 2014 Predictions Were Shockingly Conservative For 1964

In 1964, sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov penned a piece for the New York Times with his predictions for the world of 2014. Looking at the World's Fair of 50 years hence, Asimov imagined 3D TV, underground cities, and colonies on the moon. Many people online have hailed this as an incredible example of prescient thinking,… » 8/29/13 4:32pm 8/29/13 4:32pm

This dude recreated a scale model of New York City. With LEGO.

3d artist and motion designer JR Schmidt wins some serious points on detail for using maps, satellite data, and images like the one below to "set the elevation and color of the blocks" comprising his (digitally rendered) LEGO-fied New York City. Someone needs to bring this project to fruition. It would easily be some of … » 11/15/12 10:40am 11/15/12 10:40am

Post-apocalyptic web series will film in New York's real abandoned…


When modern buildings are left to fall apart, they can leave you with the feeling that the world has already ended, and you're staring at the ruins of our own civilization. The filmmakers behind the web series The Silent City have decided to capitalize on that eerie sensation, filming in abandoned locations… » 1/14/12 1:30pm 1/14/12 1:30pm