TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST APPLE STORE IN BROOKLYN

Exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, pendant lamps, and a timber ceiling: Yup, we’re in Brooklyn. This weekend Apple will open its first Brooklyn store, located in a restored warehouse in Williamsburg. The new digs are both a testament to the company’s respect for design history and a glaring reminder of the rapid commodification that […]

KANYE WEST ADDS A NEW TRACK TO “LIFE OF PABLO”

//tools.applemusic.com/embed/v1/album/1123231885?country=us Kanye West has once again updated his The Life of Pablo album, adding a 20th track to the project. The new cut is titled “Saint Pablo”, a nod to his forthcoming tour of the same title, which will see Kanye hit nearly 40 cities across North America beginning on August 25. On the new […]

KANYE WEST TO HAVE A POP UP SHOP IN NYC FOR THE LIFE OF PABLO MERCHANDICE

   If you love everything Kanye West, and his new album The Life of Pablo, he’s launching an exclusive pop-up store in NYC to sell album merch. From March 18 to March 20, Ye will be selling “Pablo” merch at 83 Wooster St. in downtown SoHo. If you’re in town, the store will be open […]

A LOOK BACK AT JAN RODRIGUES, THE FIRST BLACK MAN IN MANHATTAN

   In 1613, seven years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, and six years before a Dutch vessel sold 20 Africans to the Virginia colonists at Jamestown, a black man named Jan Rodrigues was the first non-Native American to settle and trade on what is now Manhattan Island. Rodrigues, described in Dutch records as “Spanish” […]

NEW YORK HAS JACK OFF BOXES???

If you’ve ever felt the urge to rub one out in the middle of your work day, Manhattan professionals can do so… thanks to a booth installed by London-based sex toy company Hot Octopuss. The company announced this week the launch of what they say is the world’s first “GuyFi” male stress relief booth in […]

THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL STARTS JUNE 11TH

Announced via press release earlier today, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has released their highly anticipated roster of films and it was well worth the wait. With more than 30 documentaries, web originals, short films and narrative features, there’s something for everyone and no shortage of quality films for attendees. The ABFF is a […]