Oct 182013
 
The Human Behind ‘Humans Of New York’

Brandon Stanton is the famous New York City photographer behind the popular Humans Of New York blog, which has over over 1.5 million Facebook likes.

The constantly updated site features New Yorkers who Brandon feels exude a special spark that truly represents the Big Apple.  

Mashable had the lucky opportunity to follow Brandon around while he walked the streets looking for candidates for his blog, and featured the artist in this trending video.

 


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Oct 142013
 
Selling Banksy Art On The Streets On New York

Remember the now classic viral video of world renown violinist Joshua Bell performing in a subway station? Most commuters didn’t even notice him, even though he is a concert famous musician.

There’s just something about seeing an artist out of context that somehow lessens the art in our eyes.

So too in this video showcasing world famous political commentator and artist Banksy

He set up shop of his art work for sale on the streets of New York like so many artists do, and barely anyone gave him a second glance. 

Without the original context, his paintings don’t seem to have the same emotional power. 

But perhaps this video in and of itself is a critique of how we view art.

Either way, the web is enthralled by the video, as it has been trending over the weekend, and now stands with over a quarter million views.

 


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Oct 082013
 
Indiana Jones In Real Life

Without a doubt, the most famous Indiana Jones scene is from Raiders Of The Lost Ark when Indy switches the idol for a bag of sand of equal weight, and a giant boulder comes rolling down to crush him. 

After recreating Rocky In Real Life, popular NYC based improv group Improv Everywhere decided to take on Indy and recreate the famous boulder scene at Central Park.

It didn’t take New Yorkers more than a second of seeing a guy in a brown leather jacket and hat running from a ‘boulder’ to pick up on the reference and smile.  

 


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Oct 072013
 
Witch Uses Telekinetic Powers At Coffee Shop Prank

In this day and age, viewers are no longer interested in a simple movie trailer or commercial. 

So to promote the new Carrie horror movie remake with proper viral Internet flair, the studio marketers commissioned this horror prank video at a New York City coffee shop. 

With nearly the entire shop previously setup, unknown coffee patrons were horrified to see an irate woman apparently use telekinetic powers in a fit of fury after someone spilled coffee on her laptop. 

 


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Oct 012013
 
Man Lives In Cube In New York City’s Astor Place

A common tourist attraction in New York City is the giant, spinning steel cube in Astor Place that’s been a landmark since 1967.

But unknown to others, Dave has been circumventing New York’s outrageous rent prices by living in the 500 sq ft cube for sometime as The Man in The Cube.

The interesting video is actually a subversive advertising campaign for business meditation company WHIL

 


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