Brilliant Bicycle Co’s “L Train” Commuter Bike

Ride over NYC bridges with ease on this minimal machine

Roughly a quarter of a million people ride the L train from Brooklyn into Manhattan every day. So when the MTA announced that service into Manhattan by train would be suspended for 15 months beginning in April of 2019 to fix tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy, there wassome concernto say the least. While alternatives to getting to and from the city ranging from the conceivable …

The Golden Age of Bronx Graffiti

A new photo book by brothers Kenny and Paul Cavalieri, “From the Platform 2” traces the golden years of Bronx graffiti. The Cavalieris began shooting painted subway trains in 1983, a time in which style was king and competition among writers was strong. The brothers continued shooting (learning train schedules in order to get the best shots) until 1989, when the last painted train was …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Versailles transformed by Olafur Eliasson's sci-fi art, saying goodbye to IKEA's blue bags and more in our look at the web

1. Olafur Eliasson Invades Versailles with Spatial Installations Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has taken over France’s palace of Versailles with a series of large-scale installations that challenge visitors to exercise their senses. Organized into outdoor and indoor parts, the works consist of a waterfall in the grand canal, fog-filled gardens, a prismatic LED fixture inside the chateau and more. The exhibition is currently open and …

One Man is Illustrating Every NYC Subway Station

For the past 38 years, New Jersey native Philip Ashforth Coppola has spent his evenings, weekends and vacation days underground in New York City’s subway system. There, he studies and illustrates the city’s historical subway architecture, mosaics and signage as a means of preserving old New York. So far, with just a black pen, he’s drawn out four volumes worth of subway stations and won’t …

The World Metro Map

214 international subway systems combined into one global transit grid

In 1959, Architect Constant Nieuwenhuys created a map called New Babylon which envisioned a global society unbound by geographic borders and travel restrictions. In it, citizens were free to roam through an interconnected network of cities, leading to a more accessible, unified world. New York-based collective ArtCodeData and non-profit Open Access have revisited this concept through their collaborative offering, The World Metro Map, which connects …