Above the din and noise of New York City
Monotone white Legos
Provide fodder and fun
Inspiring the art of building
All takes place
Beneath the scaffolding of construction workers
Their drills and machines
Raise the level of life
Is not easy but possible
Using one Lego or brick at a time
Urban Layers is a very cool tool, which helps us understand not only the density, but also the history of the creation of Manhattan’s urban fabric. It is a flexible, multi-dimensional interactive map created by the architectural firm Morphocode. It helps anyone with a bit of curiosity explore the dense and complex structure of New York City.
“The map lets you navigate through historical fragments of the borough that have been preserved and are currently embedded in its densely built environment. The rigid archipelago of building blocks has been mapped as a succession of structural episodes starting from 1765.” -Morphocode
Start exploring now.
Image credits: Morphocode
Art on Paper is a paper-focused, international art fair that will take place in New York City at Pier 36 from March 5 – 8, 2015.
The art mediums represented include sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and photography, representing fifty-five galleries from around the world.
Pier 36 is a great example of a flexible urban space that be transformed for various city events and happenings.
Feature Photography Credit: JHB Gallery
Pier 36 Photography Credit: docknyc.com
Restaurant Week continues in 3 exciting cities:
New York February 16 – March 6, 2015
Cleveland February 20 – March 1, 2015
Minneapolis February 22 – 27, 2015
Support your local businesses and enjoy great meals all, at discount prices. Win/win/win!
Business Insider interviews urban photographer Vincent Laforet and shares his amazing nighttime aerial photographs of the Big Apple from a small helicopter. The images are true urban eye candy.
Photography Credit: Vincent Laforet
Read full interview here