Billy Joel has finally flogged his Hamptons mansion for $20 million, and while that may seem like a crazy amount, just have a look at the house itself.
These images speak for themselves. Mother nature at her most radiant and beautiful juxtaposed against vast stretches of concrete and glass… please enjoy.
If sexy cars get your heart racing prepare yourself, these are some gems! If you are not a car person, prepare to be converted by the glamour and the vibe of the whole Gumball 3000 Rally. If that didn’t tempt you, maybe Deadmau5′s ‘Purrari’ will….
Surely it doesn’t get worse than blurting out something bad to a large amount of people, without realising you have a ‘hot mic..’
Expect to see a lot of over-compensation by poorly endowed men in Brooklyn on June 14, as the ‘Smallest Penis Contest’ is back in New York for the second year.
432 Park Avenue, due to be completed in 2015, will be yet another massive skyscraper that will dot the Manhattan skyline. The building is situated at the southern end of Central Park, an area fondly known as Billionaire’s Row. Real estate firm Douglas Elliman have released concept art of what the 92nd floor penthouse will look like.
Freedom Tower in New York is a very, very tall building. So it was only a matter of time before someone strapped a camera to themselves and jumped off of it.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is partaking in the Inner Circle Show, an annual charity event where New York political journalists come together to poke fun of politics in a musical theatre setting. Here to aid the New York mayor for his skit on the show is actor Steve Buscemi.
At least three people were killed when an explosion caused two buildings in New York’s East Harlem neighbourhood to collapse. The source of the explosion is still unknown, but one tenant claims there were complaints by residents of “unbearable” gas smells in recent weeks.
This view has been 12 years in the making, and it is spectacular. Following 9/11, only a building of grand scale would be able to claim back the skyline of Manhattan. Nearing completion, One World Trade Center does just that. This interactive image by TIME allows you to see New York from the momentous building’s perspective, 1,776 feet (541 m) up in the air.
New York’s bicycle couriers are well-known around the world. These madmen on the two-wheels risk their bodies, dodging between cars in the city’s bustling traffic. The underground weed market in NY also makes use of this type of delivery. Journalist Hunter Stuart spent a day delivering weed alongside one of New York’s bicycle weed couriers. Here’s his story.
The European capital has moved into top spot, displacing New York as the world’s greatest city for the stinking rich. The eighth annual Wealth Report has named London as the desired capital for people who have private bankers with accents.
Is it a good-natured prank? Was it made by people with daddy issues? The answer is neither, really.
Vintage arcade games are truly making a comeback. On 362 Third Avenue between 26th and 27th streets in New York City, a brand new pinball “sales and interactive showroom” has opened – but it’s really just a time warp back to the golden age of pinball.
In a massively unexpected move, Billy Joel attended a New York press conference,where he said he would assume residency at Madison Square Garden.
If you’re anything like us, your love for coffee knows no bounds. And while you might be on good terms with your local barista, travelling abroad and not knowing where to get your morning cuppa is an awful thought.
There have been some really, really big art deals lately. Just this week, the worlds most expensive artwork was sold for R1.4 billion. And another billion-rand deal was finalised just yesterday. Dollar bills everywhere.
Leonardo turned 39 on Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with Kanye West and 2 Chainz? Right? The two mega-rappers performed in an impromptu gig for DiCaprio at swanky New York Nightclub, ‘Tao’. We have for you some Instagram videos from the night – please enjoy.
For a fee, New Yorkers can now enjoy the fully pimped out experience from within a cab – the Car Force One. We’re talking plasma screens, Xbox 360s, Cable TV and two mobile printers. According to Car Force One founder and CEO Ishai, the company’s priority is customer satisfaction. “My company is not about the car, it’s about the service. It’s for the clients.”
Banksy has hordes of Americans drooling and panting over his most recent installations all over New York. In October, he took a 31-day ‘residency’ in the streets of NY, and in that time managed to turn 5 neighbourhoods into one massive graffiti scavenger hunt. His stay caused waves across American media, as he taunted Mayor Bloomberg, criticised the new world trade centre design and filled a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with animatronic pig and sheep plush toys.
Apparently October 29 is National Cat Day in the United States. Not being Americans, it’s understandable that no one here knows, or indeed cares. But still, National Cat Day is worth remarking on because yesterday, Uber hand delivered kittens for people to play with if they lived in New York, San Francisco, or Seattle.
How’s this for irony? When Banksy himself tried to sell his own original canvases in Central Park at $60 a pop, there were a few locals who came and bought his stuff. Few – but not many. A week later, some random dudes pitched up with some fake Banksy canvases, and they sold out in just one hour. Mental.
A few days ago we posted a story about how anti-smoking lobbies were shouting down e-cigarettes. Despite the negative press, e-cigarettes are coming on strong, unabated by the efforts of corporate-sponsored anti e-cigarette protests, and a recent development in NY has seen a the construction of a sprawling e-cigarette bar in the heart of the city.
We’re sad to present proof that the kinds of people who troll the comments section of News24 exist in real life. What we have here is a highly-educated, classicly trained, contemporaneously-trained New Yorker screaming at a street busker for being a “no talent, self-consumed, mediocre piece of shit.”
Well imagine the hundreds and thousands of people that walked past Banksy’s New York street stand, not realising they could buy his art – worth millions – for a few dollars. One woman even negotiated a 50% discount!
Banksy has broken his silence with a rare and “confidential” interview with the Village Voice. He’s been living in New York now and made the streets home to his exhibit, entitled “Better Out Than In”.