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A Long Night In The Cheapest Hotel In Manhattan

A Long Night In The Cheapest Hotel In Manhattan | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it

Many people have walked through the red door of the century-old flophouse in north Chelsea, but they're not the kind of people you know.

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Oldest Stuff in New York City

Oldest Stuff in New York City | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Enthusiastic preservationists will tell you that New York City is always changing. Delis become bank branches. For years now, punk venue CBGB has been a John Varvatos store. A huge basketball arena is rising among the brownstones of Prospect Heights. The five boroughs always seem to be looking ahead. As Valerie Paley of The New-York Historical Society puts it, "New York, from a preservationist perspective, has been a victim of its own success."

Maybe. But the City's been around since 1624, and plenty of historical landmarks are still standing. The following slides catalog some of the oldest, sorted by category.

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With New Hardware, Square Begins Taxi Rollout

With New Hardware, Square Begins Taxi Rollout | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Square, the mobile payments network, will begin the rollout of a new payment method in the back of New York taxis. It will allow passengers to swipe their credit cards at any point in the ride, well before the trip has ended.
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Low Line Delancey Underground Kickstarter Campaign Successful

Low Line Delancey Underground Kickstarter Campaign Successful | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
The power of Kickstarter has once again proven to be pure fundraising gold by helping creators Dan Barasch and James Ramsey successfully fund their "Low Line" campaign proposed to transform an abandoned railway into an underground park.
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Sprinkles Cupcakes ATMs To Open In NYC This Year

Sprinkles Cupcakes ATMs To Open In NYC This Year | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
New Yorkers routinely finding themselves in dire need to satiate their sugary cravings will now be blessed with the arrival of 24-hour, automated cupcake dispensers.
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New York Health Department Restaurant Ratings Map

New York Health Department Restaurant Ratings Map | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene performs unannounced sanitary inspections of every restaurant at least once per year. Violation points result in a letter grade, which can be explored in the map below, along with violation descriptions. The information on this map will be updated periodically.

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French Impresarios Infiltrate New York’s Party Scene

French Impresarios Infiltrate New York’s Party Scene | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, Parisians have infiltrated the highest reaches of New York night life, from rooftop clubs to pop-up parties.
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Here's A Map Of Where Every Celebrity Lives In New York City

Here's A Map Of Where Every Celebrity Lives In New York City | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it

Okay, maybe not every celebrity. But this new star map, from apartment ratings and reviews website Rentenna, is the most comprehensive one we've ever seen for the Big Apple.
Turns out that Al Pacino and Nora Ephron live in the same building on the Upper West Side, and Jay-Z shares a TriBeCa address with Bethenny Frankel. Must make for some fun elevator rides.

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President Obama Impersonator Inspires Kickstarter 'The Audacity of Louis Ortiz' Project VIDEO)

President Obama Impersonator Inspires Kickstarter 'The Audacity of Louis Ortiz' Project VIDEO) | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
While Democrats across the country are hoping for another White House victory in 2012, come November there will be one man from the Bronx hoping to see Obama keep his job even more, as his own livelihood directly depends on it.
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Apollo Theater Mourns ‘True Music Icon’ Whitney Houston

Apollo Theater Mourns ‘True Music Icon’ Whitney Houston | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
On Sunday afternoon, a bouquet of pink roses was at the entrance, attached to a sign reading "RIP Whitney."...
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NYC Gallery Shows, The New York List, 2/10/2012

NYC Gallery Shows, The New York List, 2/10/2012 | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
NYC Gallery Shows THE NEW YORK LIST, 2/10/2012 by Emily Nathan. Jon Kessler, Alec Soth, Kay Rosen, Anne Truitt, Terry Winters, Willie Doherty, Mary Corse and Zimoun.
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6 ways to crash New York Fashion Week

6 ways to crash New York Fashion Week | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Twice a year, Manhattan's streets are flooded with high heels, red lips, and designer clothing as the world's fashion community descends upon the...
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Behind The Scenes At Oyster Bar, The Seafood Lovers' Heaven In Grand Central Terminal

Behind The Scenes At Oyster Bar, The Seafood Lovers' Heaven In Grand Central Terminal | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
The owner tells us the best way to eat oysters.

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Public Library Effort Has Web Users Seeing Double

Public Library Effort Has Web Users Seeing Double | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library recently unveiled its new Stereogranmator, an online tool to make old stereographic images in the library's archives from as far back as the mid-1800s look 3D, even if you don't have 3D glasses on you.

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All NYC Restaurant Grades Are Now Available On Your Apple Device

All NYC Restaurant Grades Are Now Available On Your Apple Device | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
BOOM. Last week the Times went and took the NYC Department of Health's restaurant ratings from their slightly confusing home and put them on an easy to use map.
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Photographer Chris Arnade Documents Addiction, Life In The Bronx

Photographer Chris Arnade Documents Addiction, Life In The Bronx | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
When Chris Arnade isn't plying his trade in finance he is likely in the Bronx or another locale far away from the bustling bubble of Manhattan, taking photos of New Yorkers.
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The Aurora Borealis May Be Coming To NYC, But There's Also Some Bad News

The Aurora Borealis May Be Coming To NYC, But There's Also Some Bad News | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Original photo of skyline via kiertorata First, the good news: according to the Space Weather journal, in the next 10 years there’s a 12% chance that we'll be able to see the northern lights from Manhattan.
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United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Newark Airport

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Newark Airport | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Investigators remained on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport late Monday night trying to figure out what happened to United Airlines Express Flight 1524 in the crucial moments before landing.
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World Trade Center Reborn: Infographic

World Trade Center Reborn: Infographic | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Get the facts behind the reconstruction efforts at New York's Ground Zero, including the building of 1 World Trade Center and the 9/11 National Memorial Plaza and Museum.

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burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:41 AM
Pretty simple..
Dillon Thomas's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:51 AM

I am in the process of creating my own infographic, these are infograph's that inspire me..

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New Yorkers keen on Google's glasses

New Yorkers keen on Google's glasses | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it

Your glasses may someday replace your smartphone, and some New Yorkers are ready for the switch.

Google is building a smartphone-like pair of specs that will function as a computer you wear on your nose - tiny screen and all - likely with maps, GPS and other apps, according to The New York Times and Google blog 9to5google.com, and some in the city can't wait to the try them on.

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Taxi Cabs May Get iPads to Replace TVs, City Says

Taxi Cabs May Get iPads to Replace TVs, City Says | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
The city will consider whether to replace some taxi TVs with tablet computers.
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Mayor Bloomberg Launches Four New NYC Social Media Channels During Social Media Week

Mayor Bloomberg Launches Four New NYC Social Media Channels During Social Media Week | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
Mayor Bloomberg announced that the City is launching four new central digital media channels for City information as part of Social Media Week.
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Photos: The New Yorkie Dog Fashion Show

Photos: The New Yorkie Dog Fashion Show | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it
To cleanse our mind of the doggie bondage photos, let's visit the runway from this past Friday night's annual New Yorkie Fashion Show, which took place at the New Yorker Hotel.
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New York’s New Hotel Americano

New York’s New Hotel Americano | New York City Chronicles | Scoop.it

New York City is in an ever-evolving, constant state of gentrification with dilapidated buildings crumbling and new ones springing up in their place. Hôtel Americano’s parking-garage-turned-boutique-hotel follows suit. The beautiful, new, 10-story boutique hotel in Chelsea is the creation of Grupo Habita, a talented team of hoteliers who recently completed their first American establishment.

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