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Inside The Mad Men Exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image [Photos]

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One of the most successful television dramas of all time is nearing its completion as the final season will soon draw to a close. Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men has had a great run, captivating audiences all over the world with its mid 20th century charm, excess and rich visuals. And now with a new exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, we can all step into the intricate world of Donald Draper and his peers. Featuring dozens of props and costumes from the show, as well as two recreated detailed sets, the exhibition opens to the public this Saturday, March 14th and runs through June 14th. Museum Members also get an early first look right now. Photo gallery below.

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6 Reasons Why The Knicks Protest Fell Flat

Carmelo Anthony scores a career high, franchise high and MSG high 62 points. New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Bobcats. January 24th, 2014. Madison Square Garden, New York. ©Thanassi Karageorgiou

You may or may not have heard that there was a protest by angry Knicks fans outside of Madison Square Garden the other day. If you heard about it, chances are that you’re a big fan of the Knicks, like myself, and you read about their highs and lows on a fairly consistent basis. If you didn’t hear about it, it’s because it pretty much didn’t happen; sort of like a tree falling in the forest with no one around. Continue reading »

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Being a Knicks Fan is Like Dating Someone Ugly on the Inside

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They say you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends and significant others. Some of us have a history of choosing the wrong people, time after time, but being a Knicks fan these days is like eternally dating someone you know is bad for you in the long run. It could be that bad boy with the leather jacket, the skull tattoo and the motorcycle. Or maybe its the hot, high-maintenance foreign girl who dresses a bit too provocatively and takes a little longer than normal to answer your messages. We’ve all been there. And when they hurt us, we don’t always learn our lesson right away. Sometimes we come crawling back for more. In the case of Knicks fans, sometimes is more like always. Continue reading »

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Contest: Win A Gift Bag Of Goodies From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week may have come and gone again, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop strutting your stuff. As is tradition after Fashion Week, I have a swag bag full of fancy girly products for one lucky winner. Included in this season’s catch is the following: Continue reading »

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Trigger Finger: This Is Why I Don’t Dine-In at Fast Food Joints

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Dear [Insert Fast Food Venue Here],

I was considering your $5 foot-long deal today. I planned on grabbing a window seat so that I could people watch as I eat. I like to gaze out of windows in general, and with those gorgeous new 10′ panes, your venue seemed like the perfect lunch.

But you had to go and paste huge posters on your windows at seated eye-level. So that 75% of the window seats essentially become non-window seats. Why go through the trouble of designing such a modern establishment with huge windows if you’re just going to render them useless?

I understand you want to lure hungry people in with your marketing deals. That’s cool. But you can place the posters at 6′ and above, and everyone wins. No?

#EndRant

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Trigger Finger: Rock Climbing for Toddlers

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Playgrounds and Jungle gyms have undergone drastic changes since yours truly was able to play in them without suspicious looks from concerned mothers. This particular example in Long Island City made me giggle.

This looks to me like some kind of beginner rock-climbing thing. Did the playground designers imagine kids wearing junior climbing gear, coating their hands with Johnson’s Baby Powder to give them a better grip for the trecherous feat?

Do the parents in this newly gentrified LIC neighborhood encourage their spawn to “rock climb” at the playground? Do they hope their kid will someday grow up and climb the “real” wall at the $100-a-month gym? No. The parents don’t even know about their kid’s extreme sports adventures. Whenever I’ve passed by, its just been bored kids with chatty nannies.

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9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Parade

On Saturday, September 10th New York City held its 10th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Parade on 5th Avenue, as well as some parts of Broadway. His majesty, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in attendance, as well as some other big-wigs. Check out the gallery of photos below. Continue reading »

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Contest: Fashion Week Swag Bag

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Up for grabs is a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Goodie-Bag filled to the brim with delightful little items to make you ooh! and ahh! for days on end. Bring a little Fashion Week into your life with the following collectibles, supposedly valued at over $200.00! Continue reading »

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Trigger Finger: Peep Holes

Trigger Finger is a series of posts dedicated to the impulsive and instinctive cell phone photography that we’ve all developed over the years. For the times when you don’t have your best camera on you, but the moment is still worth capturing.

There’s a new construction site in town. Typically, large scale construction and renovation projects are shielded from the public with large, blue plywood barriers. Sometimes, the contractors will cut crude holes in the plywood to give pedestrians a glimpse into the building progress. This is not quite the case here. Continue reading »

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Book Review: Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod

Yesterday afternoon, I had stumbled upon a young California freelancer’s website. From the website, I was compelled to read the blog.  Michael Kelley is a 23 year-old Real Estate photographer that really has his shit together. His website is clean, attractive and easy to navigate, and his work speaks for itself. He’s successfully transitioned into sustainable full-time photographer with a lot of hard work and determination. A little bit o’ luck and charm never hurt nobody neither. Stories like Michael’s are inspiring to me. As I was scavenging Michael’s blog posts, I found some book recommendations. So off I went to Barnes & Noble to find out why Michael was so excited about these books. Continue reading »

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