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humansofnewyork:

Yesterday, I was walking through Washington Square Park when I noticed a small boy and his mother selling cowboy supplies. “We’re saving up for a horse,” they told me. The boy’s name was Rumi. After speaking with Rumi’s mother, I learned that Rumi has loved horses his entire life. He has horse themed shirts, toys, and backpacks. All those things are great. But Rumi’s biggest dream is to own a horse. “You can get one for $1000!” he told me. After a full afternoon of selling cowboy supplies, he’d raised $1. He seemed a little downtrodden by the afternoon’s results, but committed to his ultimate goal.That night, I jumped on the phone with a couple of horse experts— not Rumi’s parents— who have special expertise regarding kids who want horses. These horse experts— not Rumi’s parents— told me that having a horse is super expensive. It’s just about impossible for normal parents, especially ones who live in a small NYC apartment, and who aren’t wealthy, to provide a horse for their child. Sometimes this can be quite heartbreaking.So I thought of a plan. Let’s send Rumi on a Wild West Adventure! With the size of the HONY audience, it’d be quite a simple thing to do. I spent all last night making phone calls, and threw in $300 to get us started. Please consider tossing a few coins in the [cowboy] hat:http://bit.ly/133HNB1

Wow, this is just the best. Donated. How could I not?

editorlisa:

humansofnewyork:

Yesterday, I was walking through Washington Square Park when I noticed a small boy and his mother selling cowboy supplies. “We’re saving up for a horse,” they told me. 

The boy’s name was Rumi. After speaking with Rumi’s mother, I learned that Rumi has loved horses his entire life. He has horse themed shirts, toys, and backpacks. All those things are great. But Rumi’s biggest dream is to own a horse. “You can get one for $1000!” he told me. After a full afternoon of selling cowboy supplies, he’d raised $1. He seemed a little downtrodden by the afternoon’s results, but committed to his ultimate goal.

That night, I jumped on the phone with a couple of horse experts— not Rumi’s parents— who have special expertise regarding kids who want horses. These horse experts— not Rumi’s parents— told me that having a horse is super expensive. It’s just about impossible for normal parents, especially ones who live in a small NYC apartment, and who aren’t wealthy, to provide a horse for their child. Sometimes this can be quite heartbreaking.

So I thought of a plan. Let’s send Rumi on a Wild West Adventure! With the size of the HONY audience, it’d be quite a simple thing to do. I spent all last night making phone calls, and threw in $300 to get us started. Please consider tossing a few coins in the [cowboy] hat:

http://bit.ly/133HNB1

Wow, this is just the best. Donated. How could I not?

katemaxx:

Friend of a friend went missing last night in Greenpoint, apparently right after texting her mom that she was scared.  Tumblr, help!

katemaxx:

Friend of a friend went missing last night in Greenpoint, apparently right after texting her mom that she was scared.  Tumblr, help!

(via jstn)

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Alexandra - Astoria, Queens
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peterwknox:

Fan of this place. The only perfect score of the Pizza Harvester in Manhattan. Get the Upside Down Slice. (at New York Pizza Suprema)

peterwknox:

Fan of this place. The only perfect score of the Pizza Harvester in Manhattan. Get the Upside Down Slice. (at New York Pizza Suprema)

supersonicelectronic:

Saturday Safari: Franck Bohbot.

This weeks Saturday Safari showcases the work of Franck Bohbot.  This new series by Franck is of New York City and perfectly captures the mystique of the city.  Check out more photographs:

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imageoscillite:

Undercity by Andrew Wonder

An exploration of NYC’s underbelly. 

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dbreunig:


Official art maintenance in Union Square.

dbreunig:

Official art maintenance in Union Square.

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windsorterrace:

Brooklyn Oyster Company coming soon to 16th St.

windsorterrace:

Brooklyn Oyster Company coming soon to 16th St.

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manhattanstepbystep:

I like this little laundromat on Edgecombe Ave for the washer and dryer on top of the building.  I wonder if the neon lights still work and come on at night.

manhattanstepbystep:

I like this little laundromat on Edgecombe Ave for the washer and dryer on top of the building.  I wonder if the neon lights still work and come on at night.

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braiker:

4th Ave and Union (at Park Slope, Brooklyn)

braiker:

4th Ave and Union (at Park Slope, Brooklyn)

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"A reporter interviewed me, a nice woman from the New York Post. She kept asking me if I was having any problems using the bikes, I kept telling her, no, I’ve had no problems. The next day I opened the paper, and the story said there was nothing but problems!"

Werner, an 87-year old man who signed up for Citibike (via Streetsblog)

(Source: ohhleary)

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triciawang:

Earlier tonight Elle and I were walking when we came across a lost chihuahua who was having seizures. With the help of @kenyatta, our neighbor Angelique, and a passerby (thnx Jeremy) - we figured out how to get her to the wonderful 24 hour emergency hospital, @bluepearlvet in Brooklyn.
The doctors have currently stabilized her. Please help us find her owner. She seems like a sweet, loving chihuahua. Any help in passing this around NYC area would be great. #lostdog #clintonhill #brooklyn #bluepearlvet #chihuahua
UPDATE FROM @BLUEPEARLVET in Brooklyn Wednesday, May 29 11am: Based on her body condition, she’s a well fed younger middle age dog (def not old), unspade, and most likely had an owner. She has a micro-chip and it’s connected to a breeder in Kansas that closed in 2012. It was a big breeder, so likely a puppy mill that sends puppies to diff pet stores around the country. 
The ER doctors did minimal blood work diagnostics and the results were normal (​electrolytes, red blood cell, blood sugar were all normal). She is not anemic, nor was she dehydrated. She is currently taking oral anti-seizure medication. She could just have idiopathic epilepsy, but the doctors would need to do more tests to confirm. They will call the Animal Care and Control (ACC) if we do not find another care option. It’s out of their control what the ACC does with her. ​

triciawang:

Earlier tonight Elle and I were walking when we came across a lost chihuahua who was having seizures. With the help of @kenyatta, our neighbor Angelique, and a passerby (thnx Jeremy) - we figured out how to get her to the wonderful 24 hour emergency hospital, @bluepearlvet in Brooklyn.

The doctors have currently stabilized her. Please help us find her owner. She seems like a sweet, loving chihuahua. Any help in passing this around NYC area would be great. #lostdog #clintonhill #brooklyn #bluepearlvet #chihuahua

UPDATE FROM @BLUEPEARLVET in Brooklyn Wednesday, May 29 11am: Based on her body condition, she’s a well fed younger middle age dog (def not old), unspade, and most likely had an owner. She has a micro-chip and it’s connected to a breeder in Kansas that closed in 2012. It was a big breeder, so likely a puppy mill that sends puppies to diff pet stores around the country. 

The ER doctors did minimal blood work diagnostics and the results were normal (​electrolytes, red blood cell, blood sugar were all normal). She is not anemic, nor was she dehydrated. She is currently taking oral anti-seizure medication. She could just have idiopathic epilepsy, but the doctors would need to do more tests to confirm. They will call the Animal Care and Control (ACC) if we do not find another care option. It’s out of their control what the ACC does with her. ​

(via kenyatta)

kateoplis:

Manhattanhenge
Tonight at 8:16 EDT. Tomorrow at 8:15 EDT.

kateoplis:

Manhattanhenge

Tonight at 8:16 EDT. Tomorrow at 8:15 EDT.