New York City & Their Bagels

Simon Waxman takes on NYC’s Bagel Supermacy at McSweeney’s http://goo.gl/3rWc

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-y) Than Google Maps

This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel less foreign and more familiar.

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Steampunk Jewelry: Gears For Geeks

Naturally, these cool pieces of handmade jewelry aren’t for everyone, but the steampunk allure that maker Ricky Wolbrom injects into her designs is kind of amazing if you are into the retro-mechanical look.

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No More Laptops In Coffee Shops

More and more coffee shops in NYC are politely shoving laptops users out of the door. Gone are the days when you can lounge in a coffee shop, using the free WiFi. Some coffee shops no longer tolerate laptops. Others have covered up their outlets in an attempt to send laptop users away.

Personally, I never freeload WiFi in coffee shops. I can spend a few hours in one if I’m reading a book. I tend to leave my laptop at work. At school, I have it with me and we usually have cheap/free access.

Guerilla Beekeepers in New York City

Beekeeping is illegal in NYC. That hasn’t stopped bee enthusiasts from keeping bees. I think that it’s a fabulous idea, especially in the wake of the collapsing colony disorder that has been plaguing the world.