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(Candy) Crack Delivery Service

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One of the best things about NYC is that you can have everything and anything delivered… now including crack candy thanks to Candy Crack Delivery Service.  The crack candy (basically brightly colored rock candy) comes in 4 different flavors including blueberry, cotton candy, lime and original (sugar) and is delivered in 1 x 1 baggies for $1 a bag.  I’m not sure which is creepier, the concept or the dude who actually delivers it… a 7-foot tall man in white gloves, a tuxedo, and a plush blue fish head.

The service is the brainchild of Nate Hill (the self-proclaimed “greatest artist of all time”), the creative director of Club Animals. He and his cohorts specialize in other original projects such as “Free Bouncy Rides“- where a person in a fish costume hangs out on a subway platform and offers his/her leg to bounce upon, and the “Mini Marathon” where several people dressed as animals run four laps around Union Square.

Service Schedule:

  • Candy Crack Delivery Service – available on August 22nd, in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg areas of Brooklyn only
  • Free Bouncy Rides  – offered this Saturday, August 14th, from 10-11pm on the Union Square L train platform.

I LOVE NEW YORK CITY!!!

(via PSFK)

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Dumpster Diving

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The creative developers behind Macro | Sea are breathing new life into Brooklyn’s urban landscape by transforming retired dumpsters into public swimming pools! Construction Chic!  And what’s even cooler?  … the company’s mission statement: Macro | Sea is a company created to do projects that we find interesting.

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Good Cheap Fun

Jake Bronstein recently bought a toy vending machine off the Internet. He filled the toy capsules with ideas of fun things to do and started placing the machine in various spots around New York. For 50 cents you get the original toy, an idea, and a map to guide you to the location for your idea. Each capsule also contains a quarter, refunding half of your purchase price (the machine wouldn’t let him charge less than 50 cents.)  If you find it, please let me know where it is!

Normally, I don’t condone tucking your napkin into your collar unless of course you have the Dress for Dinner Napkins which turn any basic tee wearing man into a Dapper Dan.   Well… that is unless he starts drooling or spilling down the front of himself.

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Announcement: NYC Waterfalls Flowin’

Today, Bloomberg unveiled the New York Waterfalls Project!  Over 35,000 gallons of water a minute is now roaring into the East River thanks to this latest public art installation.   Check it out… tell me what you think!

And you are welcome for not making any TLC references… even though it would have been Crazysexycool

I guess I spoke too soon…

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NYC Waterfalls

The $9-$10 million New York City Waterfalls project will bring 4 man-made waterfalls, ranging 90 to 120 feet, to the East River and New York Harbor this summer. Presented by The Public Art Fund, the waterfalls are the creation of Danish–Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

The falls will be located under the Brooklyn Bridge, between Brooklyn’s Piers 4 and 5, near Pier 35 in Manhattan, and off Governors Island. They’ll be visible from several points in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Governors Island, as well as from both The Circle Line Downtown and New York Water Taxi which is scheduled to offer several different guided tours for a close-up view.

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The city projects tourism revenues to increase by $55 million during the waterfalls’ duration which is great… but honestly, the only waterfall that seems at all cool is the one under the Brooklyn Bridge (image at the top) as the other look like falling back down out of thin air (like below).  A concept that is more like a fountain sprouting out of the middle of the river than a waterfall.  How random is that?

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Where Will Life Take You?

Louis Vuitton, the quintessential luxury house announced that it is launching its first ever on-screen corporate campaign with the launch of a 90-second spot for Louis Vuitton to appear on television and in movie theaters starting Feb. 15 in some 15 countries.

Shot in France, Spain, India and Japan, the travel-themed ad entitled, ‘Where will life take you?’ is artsy, even dreamlike with only fleeting glimpses of leather goods and a soundtrack of stirring guitar music. And unlike Louis Vuitton’s print ads that usually feature celebrities, the commercial shows misty and sun-dappled images of ordinary people in exotic locales as questions like ‘What is a journey?’ flash on the screen.

Although the majority of the movie theater I was in laughed once the commercial ended, I loved it!  As a LV owner and fan, I felt connected to the brand again in a way that Kanye West and Jessica Simpson just wouldn’t understand… thankfully. 

What do you think?

 

 

 

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Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun

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I will be frank… in general, I am not crazy about old people.  With the exception of my grandpa and the Brown’s.

San Francisco is known for a lot of things… but what most outsiders don’t realize is that the Famous San Francisco Twins are as much a city landmark as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge.

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These sassy gals, Marian and Vivian Brown, can be spotted all around town in their fancy shmancy get-ups.  I wonder if this is what NYC has to look forward to with Mary-Kate and Ashley?!?

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