New Yorkical Category Archive

!! OMG, Cuomo to red-state governors seeing COVID-19 surges: ‘You played politics with this virus and you lost’ !!

Since half of the states and the commander-in-chief would rather kill off hundreds of thousands and potentially millions of people in order to give the economy a small momentary boost, they’ve began to see a HUGE uptick in COVID cases across the red states which flat-out ignored the science.

New York governor Cuomo, who oversaw the deaths of thousands of people in his own state, decided he was the one to make this critique.

!! OMG, take a walk through New York City in 1911 in this newly-restored 4K footage !!

This is incredible! You get a very real sense of what it was like to be there, particularly with the quality so vastly improved!

The original 9-minute footage was restored by the Museum Of Modern Art for an exhibit in 2018 featuring all of Svenska Biografteatern’s travelogue series. But now, video editor Denis Shiryaev has done another restoration of the video, colorizing the footage and upscaling it to 60 FPS and 4K resolution using neural networks.

Check out NYC in 1911 above! I’m pretty sure I spotted some gays on the bridge even!

!! OMG, get into it: ‘Model Boy’ web series !!

Model Boy by Jacob Brown

Fashion! New York City! Male models! Divas! Threesomes! All in a gorgeously shot new web series by director Jacob Mendel Brown starring Taylor Rosen, Stanley Simons, Victoria Beltran and Jae Ponder with cameos by NYC notables like nightlife legend Sophia Lamar, fashion editor Mickey Boardman and others.

Each six-minute episode is like a yummy piece of sour-sweet candy. You’re going to end up eating the whole bag.

Model Boy is a gritty drama exploring the lives of the wide-eyed young men lured into New York’s notoriously fickle high fashion modeling world. Sexually objectified, paid in little more than social prestige—which of these ‘male ingenues’ will parlay a moment of fleeting fame to achieve their dreams, and which will the industry chew up and spit out.

Model Boy by Jacob Brown

WATCH: Model Boy Episodes 1-4 and the new Episode 5 (just released today) after the jump!

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!! OMG, Matt Damon just bought the most expensive condo in the history of Brooklyn !!

“Regular Joe” Matt Damon recently purchased a $17 million penthouse condo which is now officially the most expensive unit in Brooklyn. The condo was made by combining three other units into one massive penthouse over 6,000 square feet and features carrara marble throughout and hardwood floors made of rare Australian white oak. Check out some images of the his new pad after the jump!

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!! OMG, queerly reimagined: Romeo and Juliet love story !!

Starcrossed by Rachel Garnet
What if Romeo and Juliet supporting characters Mercutio and Tybalt were lovers? In Starcrossed, a new play by Rachel Garnet that debuted at this year’s FringeNYC, that is exactly the premise. Garnet took inspiration from the original Shakespeare text, but created new living, breathing and conflicted characters in her two protagonists.

Read a review of the play over at Popdust.

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