Reasons to Love New York—short and sweet reminders ("Because Jacques Torres behind the counter pulling your morning espresso").
Nathan W. Pyle's funny—and dead-on— NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette includes 'beware the empty train car' and 'going upstream to catch a cab' (which Pyle notes is 'legal, but a cheap way to win'). [via: Twister Sifter]
Cinemagraphs are animated gifs put to far more salubrious and stylish use than you usually find on the web.
Once you tell the free service Poncho your zip code, whether you have a pet that needs to go out, whether you have pollen allergies (and so on), it sends you an email or text (at the time you tell you it to) with a personalized weather forecast. If not essential, helpful and kinda sweet.
There are quite a few vintage New York City compilations floating around the web (though never enough of them). Here are two of the better ones: 50 Stunning Vintage Photographs of NYC includes Times Square on a Rainy Day, 1943 by John Vachon.
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