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The Taylor Swift ‘Welcome to New York’ Clip that Should’ve Been Released [VIDEO]

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

Love or loathe, Taylor Swift is here as our “Global Welcome Ambassador,” to help attract hordes of tourists to town. Her “Welcome to New York” clarion call is bullshit bubblegum, and is raising choruses on both sides. Indeed, nothing riles New Yorkers like a phony. Longtime Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson just released his […]

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NYC & Company Spotlights Lower East Side for ‘Neighborhood x Neighborhood’

Posted April 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

Hold onto your hats, and curb that enthusiasm: the Lower East Side is moving ever-further into the mainstream (if it wasn’t already). Riding on the coattails of next month’s first annual Lower East Side History Month, the city (via NYC and Company) has gathered enough points of interest for tourists and Manhattanites alike to feature the area […]

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New ‘Wayfinder’ Sign Installed Outside Grand Street Subway Stop

Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

The WalkNYC wayfinding system debuted in Chinatown earlier this summer, with signposts installed in four highly trafficked areas

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Pedestrian Wayfinding Initiative in Chinatown

Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:09 am

Some 52 million tourists arrived on the city shores in 2012, a record number up 2.1% from 2011.

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The Water Hustlers of Allen Street

Posted August 17, 2012 at 6:48 am

Stand outside the Allen Street frontage of Zarin Fabrics for ten minutes on the weekends. In that short time period, a bevvy of hop-on-hop-off buses will stop at the designated spot.

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Handing Out Smiles on Rivington Street

Posted June 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

The intersection of Essex and Rivington seems to curate some of the most vibrantly organic street art in the neighborhood.

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Rocks Off Walking Tours on the Lower East Side

Posted April 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

Walking tours are all the rage these days. There’s a pick-you-own-adventure for seemingly every historical topic in the proverbial book.

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Tourist vs New Yorker Sidewalk Stunt Outed as Improv Everywhere

Last modified June 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Thanks to Mashable, we now know who was behind the Tourist vs. New Yorker sidewalk stunt.  These lines were drawn across Manhattan, but most notably in the Lower East Side.  Fittingly, it was the ingenious folks at Improv Everywhere.

Following SHY1 to 151 East 3rd Street

Posted April 29, 2010 at 6:24 am

Almost like a secret treasure hunt, this graffito marks the spot on the simplified neighborhood map at the East Houston Bank of America branch.  SHY1 tagged 151 East Third Street as the “best place in NY.”

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