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B Bar’s Trees Apparently Got in the Way of a Billboard, so They Were Cut Down

Last modified August 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Nothing gets in the way of advertising. Not even mother nature. Neighbors of B Bar & Grill on the Bowery (at East 4th Street) alerted us to the unfortunate decimation of the bar’s small tree grove in the front courtyard. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the green growth had gotten in the […]

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Google Translate Enlists Big-Wig Chefs for ‘Small World’ Pop-Up Restaurant on the Bowery

Posted April 12, 2016 at 5:10 am

Google Translate is celebrating its tenth birthday with a Lower East Side pop-up. The company nabbed the Old Bowery Station space at 168 Bowery for a four-day stint this weekend, celebrating with dinners cooked by local restaurateurs. Each night, a different chef “headliner” will cook a three-course menu. Service is further supported by other “friends” […]

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Google Lets You Play Pac Man on the Streets of the Lower East Side

Posted April 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Two-Bits Arcade and Hanksy’s “Best of the Worst” pop-up aren’t the only ones with vintage video game Pac-Man at their fingertips. For a limited time, anyone can play Pac-Man, anywhere in the world. No quarters needed! The brains over at Google seem to have an affinity for the beloved retro game, as evidenced in their 30th […]

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Katz’s Deli Accepts Neon ‘Google App’ Ad in Its Windows

Posted October 3, 2014 at 6:02 am

The front windows of Katz’s Deli are iconic, crammed with salamis, archival photos, merchandise, and old-school neon. Now Google has muscled its greasy fingers into the display case. As part of its “Ask the Google App” campaign, Cyberdyne Systems the search engine behemoth created a neon sign specifically for Katz’s. It reads, “Okay Google, what […]

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See the Neighborhood Change with Google Street View ‘Time Machine’ Functionality

Posted April 24, 2014 at 6:06 am

This is sorta cool. Google Street View, which debuted back in 2007, will soon let users essentially travel back in time. Whereas the map software was previously a static panorama of city streets, certain locations are now animated for time lapse purposes. Whenever you see that little clock symbol in the top left portion of […]

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For Some Reason, Google Thinks Temple Emanu-El on the UES is a Movie Theater

Posted November 22, 2013 at 5:12 am

Call it a case of mistaken identity. An Upper East Side synagogue branded as a movie theater. While searching theaters across the city for screenings of Bad Grandpa (yeah, yeah), a strange location popped up in Google. Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side appeared as a fully-fledged, seven-screen cineplex. Other showtime listings hubs that […]

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Google Maps Now Shows NYC Subway Alerts

Posted August 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

The official MTA website is totally bunk. Not only is the domain extension confusing and forgettable (it’s a .info), but navigating their online portal should be considered an olympic sport in itself.

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Google Mapping the 8-Bit Lower East Side

Posted March 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Google always pulls out the stops for its April Fools’ jokes. This year, the prank comes a day early with its “Quest View” feature in Google Maps.

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Google Taps Lady Gaga for Chrome Commercial [Video]

Posted May 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

The Google-Gaga joint venture is an advert for the Chrome web browser, and was timed to coincide with the release of her third, Born this Way.

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NYC Subway System as Musical Instrument [Video]

Posted February 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

Fellow subway geeks and computer nerds, pay heed!

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