Mar 092014
 
Crazy Artists Live In Human Hamster Wheel Apartment

New York Daily News reports that artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder have begun an outrageous performance art piece called ‘In Orbit.’

The two constructed a giant human hamster wheel of sorts that they plan to live in, or on, for ten days. One lives in the inner parts of the wheel, while another lives on the outer. 

They constructed the giant wheel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and have included all the necessary amenities, even a working bathroom and kitchen sink. 

To use different parts of their apartment, they must walk in tandem to move the ‘room’ into the center of the wheel. 

The project highlights “the relationship between roommates, space, and reliance on partners.”

 


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Mar 072014
 
Small Band Simply Crushes Subway Performance

You’ve most likely never heard of the small time band Too Many Zooz. They are only made up of a trumpeter, saxophonist, and a percussionist, but that’s all they need. 

Jake Dietrich was lucky enough to stumble upon the trio performing at the Union Square subway station. Most subway performers are a headache. But not these three. 

They simply crushed their performance and attracted countless travelers to make the rare decision to stop and listen to the music. 

Yet another reason why NYC is amazing. You never know what you’re going to stumble upon. 

 


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Feb 242014
 
Woman Ices And Serves Cake On The Subway

The New York City subway is not a social place. One does not talk to strangers on the train. 

But performing artist Bettina Banayan has figured out how to break the ice

Birthday cake. 

After slicing up some cake, New Yorkers were snacking, smiling, and talking in no time. 

 


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Feb 202014
 
Artist Yarn-Bombs The Subway For Valentine’s

The New York City subway system is a dark and grungy place full of hard plastics and metals. 

Artist and avid crocheter London Kaye wanted to liven things up a bit for Valentine’s Day, so she spent hours ‘yarn-bombing‘ one of the cars of the L train reports AnimalNewYork

Most passengers seemed to enjoy the added color, and some even complimented her on her handiwork. 

 


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Feb 172014
 
Surprise Torch Run Prank In New York City

What would you do if a random stranger holding a torch asked you to run it around the corner in the city?

That’s the premise behind Improv Everywhere‘s latest social experiment in New York City

This is the Surprise Torch Run.

 


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