Smiles Given of the Day: NYC Subway Conductors Experiment

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In New York City, every subway conductor has to point at a certain area at each station to show that they've fully arrived and are paying attention. Yosef Lerner decided to help make this task a little less tedious and bring a smile to the faces of these conductors.

New York City's Barefoot Homeless Man is Internet Famous, But Still Shoeless

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New York City's Barefoot Homeless Man is Internet Famous, But Still Shoeless
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The New York Times tracked down and interviewed Jeffrey Hillman, the barefoot homeless man who was given a brand new pair of boots by an NYPD officer on duty last week, as famously seen in the viral Facebook photo captured by a tourist who happened to be passing by the scene. Curiously enough, the man was once again barefoot when the Times reporter approached him and when asked why, he responded that he was hiding them in safe place as "they are worth a lot of money."

Artsy Fart of the Day: LEGO New York

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Artsy Fart of the Day: LEGO New York
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New York-based artist JR Schmidt designed this 3D topographical model of New York City based on a pixel-by-pixel rendering of Google Map's satellite imagery.

Hat tip goes to This Isn't Happiness.



Artsy Fart of the Day is a feature series dedicated to showcasing a colorful range of visual arts in digital and traditional mediums.

Before-and-After of the Day

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Before-and-After of the Day
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3D artist Andy Gilbert created this neat webpage that sheds a new light on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City's Manhattan skyline. Click through and check it out!

Hurricane Sandy Is This Rainbow's B*tch of the Day

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Hurricane Sandy Is This Rainbow's B*tch of the Day
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The day after Hurricane Sandy blew through New York City, Hy Chalmé snapped this photo for Instagram on 81st and 3rd, looking toward Central Park.

NYC Without People of the Day

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No, this isn't Hurricane Sandy, but the third video in the Empty America series. Great timing!

Previously: San Francisco and Seattle.