beatsnrants:

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve got a whole stack of books in my cart. Most of them are advance copies. I know a place where they get thrown out."
“How many books have you read?”
“Thousands.”
“So why are you homeless?”
“I’ve tried to work a job a bunch of times. But then I get sad, and then I get high, and things fall apart.”


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a great book.


papermag:

New-New York meets old-New York with this series of iconic old NYC crime and disaster photos, superimposed over what each location looks like today. See all of them, here.

i love casey nestat, though i’m sure tumblr will provide me with hundreds of reasons why i’m wrong

(via shamefullyinspired)

spiegelman:

Radio is more important to Angelenos (because of cars), but songs tend to have a tiny shelf life before they disappear and show up on an oldies station 15 years later. Good songs never seem to fall out of fashion on New York radio. In New York, you can walk into a deli and hear Notorious B.I.G.’s…

langer:

An excerpt from Colson Whitehead’s The Colossus of New York which had me grinning from ear to ear as I read it.

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concrete jungle that dreams are made of… no but seriously, fantastic read.

My 2010 movies #14 - New York, I Love You (2008)

These kind of movies can never fully satisfy you, i guess. Not that short movies aren’t cool per se, they are, but shorts loosely stitched together take you on an emotional rollercoaster that’s too fast and ultimately frustrating.

Said that, there’s a scene here where Ethan Hawke makes an absolute ass of himself and gets badly turned down too. If you are a male of my generation, you hate Ethan Hawke with a passion, you know how it is to grow up around girls your age that absolutely worship his persona, and all because of a couple of stupid movies where he didn’t even act that good.

So, new york, ok, i love you, but fuck you Ethan Hawke.

“I didn’t know George Washington wore tights so tight. I actually couldn’t put the tights on how I was supposed to because they were so tight. I was embarrassed with the tights on because they really hug your nuts. So instead of the tights they bought from the prop house, I had a pair of [thermals] also. I’m from New York. So I put on my own tights. More baggy, more space for my nuts.”