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From Coney Island to Rehobeth Beach, sandcastle competitions are sweeping the country. This year was the first time Rockaway Beach hosted the event, which was organized by the public arts organization Creative Time. From Dustin Yellin's 'Bowl Cuts' to Marie Lorenz's 'Colosseum,' check out some of the coolest creations from this year's competition. More»
The inhabitants of NYC are known for their outlandish personalities and style. It's no surprise that NYC is home to some pretty crazy projects. From harvesting renewable energy via dog poop to women strutting around the city topless, NYC is a breeding ground for the quintessential wild child. Check out some of these innovative, crazy projects that are going on around the city. More»
Countless artists, inventors, and innovators have taken advantage of online investment company Kickstarter to turn their great ideas into realities. But the site also hosts some ideas that are kicking innovation up a notch. That hasn't, however, kept Kickstarter's potential investors - or us! - from taking note of these projects. Check out some of Kickstarter's most offbeat project proposals. Who knows, you might even be inspired to invest in one! More»
Luna Park has impressively transformed some of New York's most recognizable landmarks into amusement park rides. Well, at least in this video. The top of the Chrysler Building hosts the world's tallest carnival swing ride, Times Square is the home of a tilt-a-whirl car, and a superman roller coaster zooms past the Empire State Building. More»
The Homeless Museum of Art is a great place to visit, however if you are a large group then you will have to skip this attraction because only two people can visit the museum at a time. Two plastic folding chairs sit in front of the small booth which functions as the reception desk, director's office and exhibition hall. More»
It's hot out there today, folks. A NYC street art installation chills out in Chelsea around 23rd St. and 10th Ave. [Photo via Emily Caplow]
Hot 97's Summer Jam concert at MetLife Stadium was straight fire in more ways than one. A car was set on fire in the parking lot 30 minutes before the show and expanded to two cars next to it. [Photo via]
An online quiz was recently brought to my attention (yes it's 1999), which posed the question, "How Thick Is Your Bubble?" (spoiler alert: it's opaque). Inspired by American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray's new book "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010," the quiz measures your level of American mainstream cultural isolation in 20 unintentionally hilarious, offensive questions. Here are some that stood out... More»
You know the guy who stares at you every morning on the E train? Or perhaps the creepily intense stranger that talked to you for 15 minutes on the giant line that is Whole Foods last Thursday? Ever wanted to grab some coffee and be murdered by them? Well, dear, you're in luck. Chances are you can organize a fun get-together with your would-be killer on Craigslist- a place for casual encounters, dog walkers, aforementioned serial killers, used futons, and the ever popular, ever terrifying, Missed Connections. Here are 7 bizarre personals that will probably make you live in fear from here on in. More»
When a little email popped up in our inbox yesterday evening stating that the Tiffany & Co. Launch of True Love event was "canceled," but that any "models" who were already on the guestlist could still attend (with their model friends, of course), we were a little surprised (and we weren't the only ones) with Epic Group's frankness. Better yet, they then sent a "retraction," correcting that not only models, but the best looking people in general would be admitted (model or not). Wait, what? More»
From the Kardashians and Tim Tebow to "Planking" and "Mixology" as a valid career path, our LA team came up with the top trends of 2011 that they hope won't survive the new year. Say goodbye to those #winning feathered hair extensions ladies! MORE>>>
Friday, May 24
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.