Welcome to the home of our first website’s greatest hits. For over a year, realcityny.com ran as a culture website dedicated to all things New York. During our first run we made it on the evening news, investigated the 2nd Avenue line construction delay, spent 50 hours in the subway system and much more. The hundreds of pieces you’ll find here are the most pertinent to our current focus and the best representation of our early efforts. Without Reports, Experiences and Opinions, there would be no Climb, Maintain or Escape. Read on to see why.
Our first official issue has an account of what it’s like to spend 50 consecutive hours in the subway system, the investigation of a forgotten station’s architecture and other train-related stories.
The second and final issue on our old site, complete with our first original artwork. A look at the delicate state of New York’s stray cats, schools, bookstores, artists and more.
All of our journalistic efforts. With notepads in hand we made the evening news while waiting for the Rapture in Times Square, interviewed Robert Caro about the 2nd Avenue subway, rode the ferry with Mayor Bloomberg, toured all five boroughs in a day and much more.
What began as a series of restaurant pieces evolved into firsthand accounts of job struggles, police encounters and live shows to name a few. These aren’t reviews, they’re stories.
Starting with TV (the very first pieces we ever published) this section expanded to cover books and film too. Rather than rate them, we looked at what they were saying about city life. From Speed Levitch’s theories on New York to Ted Mosby’s delayed steps toward adulthood, we found plenty to talk about.
The thoughts which didn’t fit anywhere else, but were just as crucial to understanding our city experience. Learn about The Swoboda Factor, read what it’s like during the first year of a new website and enjoy some Tasting Thoughts in between.