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Banksy’s ‘Better Out Than In’ New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books
Re-Photo by Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books
Re-Photo by Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books

If you enjoyed Banksy’s wild romp through the streets of New York last year as part of his ‘Better Out than In’ residency, the entire 31 days is now meticulously documented in this new book from photographer Ray Mock. Available now from Carnage, Banksy in New York features over 120 photographs and illustrations organized day by day during the course of the artist’s New York escapade. Only 2,000 copies were printed and they’re selling quick. See more over on Brooklyn Street Art. (via Brooklyn Street Art)

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A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC trash sculpture plastic New York multiples installation clouds

All photos by Chuck Choi courtesy Studio KCA

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC trash sculpture plastic New York multiples installation clouds

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC trash sculpture plastic New York multiples installation clouds

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC trash sculpture plastic New York multiples installation clouds

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC trash sculpture plastic New York multiples installation clouds

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC trash sculpture plastic New York multiples installation clouds

If you visited Governor’s Island in New York last summer you most certainly saw the billowing, cloud-like structure that sits in the middle of the lawn. And if you’re anything like my kids you probably dashed up to it to see exactly what thing was. But it’s not until you get up close that you realize it’s made from many, many plastic bottles stringed together. “53,780 used plastic bottles,” says designer Jason Klimoski, “the number thrown away in NYC in just 1 hour.” Klimoski and his team at STUDIO KCA collected the bottles – a combination of milk jugs and water bottles – and lashed them together to create “Head in the Clouds,” a pavilion people can walk into, sit inside, and contemplate just how much plastic is thrown away every day.

The structure, however, was temporary and the team is now looking for its next home. If you’re interested in having this in your back yard get in touch with the designers.

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Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City New York island history abandoned

How does an island in New York City’s East River go from being notoriously feared, almost 100 years ago, to being completely forgotten about today? That’s the story behind North Brother Island, the subject of photographer Christopher Payne’s new photo book.

A 10-minute boat ride from the Bronx’s Barretto Point Park, North Brother Island originally housed Riverside Hospital between the 1880s and 1930s. While in operation, the hospital served hundreds of patients who suffered from extremely communicable diseases, including smallpox, typhus, scarlet fever and even leprosy. It was also where “Typhoid Mary” was quarantined, and where she eventually died. In a 1935 profile for the New Yorker, the editor Stanley Walker described the island as “…a dismal spot. Sitting there, one may see, as the best view, the gas tanks on the Bronx shore. Now and then a ferryboat glides past. At night the dirty water of the East River laps against the rocks, making a messy, ghostly noise.”

The island’s facilities have since been decommissioned and the island itself abandoned since 1963. It sank into the depths of our memories until 2008, when Christopher Payne wrote a proposal to photograph and document the island in its current state. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation agreed, and thus began Payne’s expeditions, which would continue for the next 5 years. His stunning photographs are now available in his new book, “North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City.” (via Animal and Slate)

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New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio D’Ospina

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Cattedrale di Milano (2014). Oil on canvas, 40 x 40in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Manhattan (2013). Oil on panel, 35 x 48in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Driving on Madison Avenue (2013). Oil on panel, 48 x 24in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Broadway and West 25th (2013). Oil on panel, 24 x 16.5in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Duomo di Milano (2012) Oil on linen, 39 x 56in. / Facade (2012). Oil on panel, 24 x 30in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Bivio (2011). Oil on panel, 40 x 24in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
La Strada (2014). Oil on panel, 48 x 40in.

It’s hard not to get lost in these dramatically blurred architectural renderings and cityscapes of New York and Italy by Italian painter Valerio D’Ospina (previously). The artist transforms the street The Pennsylvania-based artist most recently had a show last year at Mason Murer, and you can now follow him on Facebook and Instagram. (This Isn’t Happiness)

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Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Rooftops in the Snow

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Times Square Lights

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
7th Ave. Night

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Hell’s Kitchen

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Manhattan Nights

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The City Tempest

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The Last Light of San Francisco

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The Market Street Steamvent

It’s almost impossible for me to select a favorite piece when looking at paintings by San Francisco painter Jeremy Mann (previously). Each of his works seems so wholly genuine, a mix of mystery and grit that brings a sublime light to iconic cities like New York and San Francisco. Above are a selection of paintings from the last two years or so, and you should also check out his recent Figures series. (via one of my favorite new art Tumblrs, Anita Leocadia)

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The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks that were rolled onto paper to mimic the structure of the Empire State Building. There’s only 75 left and these will be gone almost instantly so get one while you can.

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New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully executed series of images featuring locations in their native New York as viewed Armani eyeglasses. Cleverly, as objects and people move across the lenses they suddenly snap into focus, revealing the finer details of Times Square, Central Park and Grand Central Station. You can read more about the series over on Ann Street Studio. (via Ignant)

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