I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and I've heard a lot of misconceptions about my city. This isn't like HONY (which I love, btw), because this isn't about the people of New York. This is a blog about the interactions and the places that we've made. This is a blog about my city.
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Amazing, Hyperrealistic Paintings Of New York City’s Subway System

Created by Japanese artist Hisaya Taira




y’all fucking with me

Actually this makes sense, because I couldn’t figure out how they took so many photos with no people in them. They’re “hyperrealistic” in one sense, but not in the sense of looking the way these places actually look, because there are people in them at every hour of the day or night.

Here’s a thing you guys may not know about Deno’s Wonder Wheel: Some of the baskets are stationary, and some swing freely with the motion of the wheel. You’re allowed to choose what you want to go up in, and the view from the stationary ones is lovely, but there’s something really special about the swinging of the inner baskets. Its like riding the (wooden) cyclone. Its safe, except when it isn’t, and that’s the fun. Its the magic of Brooklyn and the real magic of Coney Island. Oh, they can take away Shoot The Freak (a game where you shoot paint balls at a man for money) and replace it with snazzy new rides, but they will never scrape the dirt out of our hearts.