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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

David Whitley June 27, 2015 Comments Off on Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

David Whitley visits New York’s Coney Island – the ultimate throwback theme park.   We’re not in Williamsburg any more. Any moustaches spotted in Coney Island are likely to have been there for life,

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Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

David Whitley February 28, 2015 Comments Off on Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

The site of the JFK shooting in Dallas isn’t the only place where an assassination has turned into a somewhat macabre tourist attraction – and here are ten of the most interesting from around

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New York’s musical hotspots

New York’s musical hotspots

David Whitley September 30, 2014 Comments Off on New York’s musical hotspots

In New York City, David Whitley discovers a rich hip-hop, jazz and rock music heritage. The bus grinds steadily northwards through the choked streets of Manhattan, Empire State of Mind booming from the speakers

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Brooklyn, New York City | Free city guide

Brooklyn, New York City | Free city guide

David Whitley July 30, 2014 Comments Off on Brooklyn, New York City | Free city guide

David Whitley discovers why it’s worth leaving the intensity of Manhattan, and heading across the East River to Brooklyn. Why Brooklyn? For anyone who equates New York City with Manhattan, Brooklyn will come as

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How I was converted to leaf-peeping

How I was converted to leaf-peeping

David Whitley April 17, 2014 Comments Off on How I was converted to leaf-peeping

On the road between Boston and Chicago, David Whitley starts to understand the appeal of looking at trees. Up until a week ago, I’d treated the concept of “leaf-peeping” with utter contempt. For the

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Coney Island – New York’s favourite freakshow

Coney Island – New York’s favourite freakshow

David Whitley November 28, 2013 Comments Off on Coney Island – New York’s favourite freakshow

David Whitley visits New York’s Coney Island – the ultimate throwback theme park. We’re not in Williamsburg any more. Any moustaches spotted in Coney Island are likely to have been there for life, whilst

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America’s favourite lie – the invention of baseball

America’s favourite lie – the invention of baseball

David Whitley November 7, 2013 Comments Off on America’s favourite lie – the invention of baseball

Desperately trying to get some kind of understanding of baseball, David Whitley heads to Boston’s Fenway Park and the town where the game was supposedly invented. Hunched over the bar, faintly jet-lagged, the statistics

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Brooklyn’s street art uncovered

Brooklyn’s street art uncovered

David Whitley October 24, 2013 Comments Off on Brooklyn’s street art uncovered

In New York City, David Whitley discovers how spray paint and stencils are leading the revival of what were once shabby industrial areas. The building is covered in what looks like a ramshackle selection

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Review: Brooklyn Superhero Supply – a shop with a twist

Review: Brooklyn Superhero Supply – a shop with a twist

David Whitley September 19, 2013 1

In Brooklyn, David Whitley finds himself choosing whether to buy omnipotence, invisibility or cybernetic henchfish. There’s a sign by the door. “Rivalries and archrivalries must be left outside.” Ah, these wacky comic book types

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