Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day

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Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: 43-year-old "urban gold miner" Raffi Stepanian of Queens -- a freelance diamond setter by trade -- says he brings in over $500 a week sifting through the streets of Manhattan's Diamond District in search of gold, diamonds, and other precious materials.

"The streets of 47th Street are litera

Bike Lane Blues of the Day

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Bike Lane Blues of the Day: As we've seen, NYC cyclists don't always respect the rules of the road. But, as New Yorker Casey Neistat makes painfully clear in this PSA, it's hard to respect the rules when the rules don't respect you.

[tit.]

Man On The Street Mix of the Day

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Man On The Street Mix of the Day: Ty Cullen stops random New Yorkers with headphones to ask them what song they're listening to.

[vvv.]

America Eff No of the Day

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America Eff No of the Day: Obnoxious NYC subway patron fails rather stupendously in his attempt to start a celebratory chant of "U-S-A" on an early morning L.

[animalny.]

Living Eighths of the Day

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Living Eighths of the Day: Manhattanite Felice Cohen makes the most of her $700/mo., 90sq. ft. Upper West Side microstudio.

Then again, there's clearly so much more she could be doing.

[gawkertv.]

From The Archives

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From The Archives: A German tourist captures footage from in and around the Times Square subway stop, circa 1986.

Filmed using an ARRIflex 16mm camera with 7250 Kodak 16mm color reversal Tungsten 400 ASA film and a Schneider Cine Xenon 1:2/16mm lens.

[lookmom / spiegelman.]

Stop-Motion Short of the Day

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Stop-Motion Short of the Day: Take a trippy trip through the streets of NYC circa 1983 with Rick Liss's stop-motion short No York City.

Music: Laurie Anderson - “For Electronic Dogs"

[d|m.]