Perhaps because I am a student at a rural college upstate and an outsider to the city, I often find being in the NYC transit system comparable to how Dickens once described an experience of his as a small child. As Dickens sat in a local shop, inadvertently reading the swinging “coffee room” sign backward and forward, he found the new, foreign words “moor eeffoc” as deeply affecting his sensibilities, and sending shivers down his spine. Through my own inattention, scenes and images often seem to collide, invert themselves, and interrupt one another as I travel. It is this sense of Moor Eeffoc that I hope my photography captures – this slight disorientation by which the world beneath the city seems to me at once absolutely commonplace, and wonderfully strange. Photographs by Sasha Patkin.
From October 11th-14th, the Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest.
ALL PHOTOS BY NATE "IGOR" SMITH
- New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay (103 photos)
As soon as the doors opened to the sold out Reel Big Fish show at the Best Buy Theater on June 27th, the party began. Suburban Legends started the evening off, and they were followed by Big D and the Kids Table and then Goldfinger. Then Reel Big Fish took the stage and cranked up the skanking....
This week, Robert Sietsema journeyed to Bay Ridge to try out Yemeni cuisine and Tejal Rao hit up Williamsburg and its new hot spot, Reynards. Check out both reviews here:
Reynards: The Wythe Man's Burden
Yemen Cafe: Bay Ridge Joins the Arab Peninsula
ALL PHOTOS BY LIZ BARCLAY
Starting October 11th, thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con. Naturally, they came dressed to the nines in amazing and insane costumes and outfits.
ALL PHOTOS BY NATE "IGOR" SMITH
- The Lovely Ladies of New York Comic Con (30 photos)
Nate "Igor" Smith is responsible for much of the wild nightlife coverage you see both on our site and his online home, Driven By Boredom. This Friday, June 29th, Mishka NYC is hosting an exhibition of Igor's work called "These New York Streets." As you can tell by the photos above, this is a...
In the wake of their final night this past Friday, we look back at the years of amazing Choice C*nts photos we've run on our site. Always wild, these parties epitomized a downtown scene and will be sorely missed. All photos by Maro Hagopian.
In May, the grounds of the Meadowlands' MetLife Stadium was transformed into a giant amusement park for the Electric Daisy Carnival. We were there, capturing action from the bass-fueled weekend.
Check out the action from Sunday here, and take a look at the action from Saturday here.
Maro Hagopian caught the closing of the guard at the last Choice C*nts party ever this past Friday, June 22 at Drom in the East Village. As you can see, everone partied like it wasn't just the last Choice C*nts, but rather their last day on Earth.
MORE: The Greatest Choice C*nts Shots Ever (NSFW)
Everyone's favorite festival celebrating beautiful, mythical, half-fish creatures took over Coney Island again on Sunday, June 24th. The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
ALL PHOTOS BY SAM...
The annual Governors Ball festival set up shop at Randalls Island for a weekend of live music. On Sunday, we were there and took in the sounds of Phantogram, Cults, Devendra Banhart, Built To Spill, Cage The Elephant, Fiona Apple, Explosions In The Sky, and Modest Mouse.
ALL PHOTOS BY LOREN...
The rotating party people of Let's Play House took to the high seas Friday, June 22nd, for a night of music, dancing, and nautical debauchery on a party boat. Any bad decisions made by the revelers were surely blamed on the motion of the ocean.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
On Sunday, June 25th, New York's Gay Pride Parade streaked color and music through Manhattan. The Voice was there, and our Steven Thrasher noted the mood:
Yesterday's Pride Parade was marked by extremely beautiful weather and a much more relaxed tone than last year's march, which was frantic...