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Friday Favourites NYC Special

This week our Friday Favourites are dedicated to our USA home of New York, a city that is home to some of the most iconic buildings and architecture in the world. Earlier this week we came across the work of Marc Yankus, a photographer who has captured some of the city’s most famous sights in moments of stillness and quiet – a world away from the hustle and bustle we’re used to…



MarcYankus_HaughwoutBuilding MarcYankus_ BarberShop

You can these and more of Yankus’s dreamlike work in real life at his latest exhibition, “The Secret Lives of Buildings” at the ClampArt Gallery in NYC. It’s open until the end of November and just a mere 15 minute walk from DB NYC.

All images by Marc Yankus, found on Fubiz.

MoMA Emojis

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, emojis have become part of our everyday lexicon. One of our favourite places to while away a few hours in NYC is The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and we were intrigued to hear about the museum’s latest acquisition – the original 176 emojis, which were created way back in 1999 by Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita.

MoMA- Emoji by Shigetaka Kurita for NTT Docomo.

MoMA- Emoji by Shigetaka Kurita for NTT Docomo.

Find out more on It’s Nice That and visit the museum website to see what else is on display. It’s well worth a visit.

Subway Doodler

This week our favourite Instagram find is @subwaydoodle. Creator Ben Rubin (a NYC-based Creative Director) records his daily subway journeys, bit gives each of them them a unique and monstrous twist…

A photo posted by Subway Doodle (@subwaydoodle) on

Follow @subwaydoodle on Instagram for more.

Trick or Treat

Speaking of monsters, here’s a seasonal news story that combines a few of our favourites things – New York, dogs (obviously) and Halloween…





All of these images were taken by Sai Mokhtari for Gothamist at the annual Tompkins Square Gardens Halloween Dog Parade (yes, it’s a thing) last weekend. You can see more here.

For bonus NYC Halloween news, check out Bloomberg’s interview with Howard Beige. Beige is co-owner of Rubies, the incredible costume manufacturer that began as a family-run soda shop/novelty store in Queens in 1951. Rubies has since blossomed into a multi-million dollar international business and Beige knows a thing or two about Halloween costumes.

Image from Bloomberg.

Image from Bloomberg.

Eating & Drinking our way around NYC

The Three Kings in London, Blu Jaz in Singapore, each of our Studios has its own local – the place where you’re always going to find at least a handful of us on any given evening (or lunchtime). Sam C informs us that DB New York has finally found its second home – Live Bait. Here are a few snaps from their website to give you a taster…





And if you’re in need of a little sustenance the day-after-the-night-before, then Glazed Chicken is the latest foodie craze.


Our mouths are watering just thinking about it…

If you have any top tips for great places to eat and drink around NYC then please drop us a line and we’ll send the team to check it out.

Join us in New York!

Did you know that we have a brand new opportunity to work in our Client Servicing team at DB New York? No? Check our Careers page to find out more. If the role isn’t quite for you but you are super keen to join the team in New York, please get in touch with our recruitment team – they would love to hear from you.


I spy a yellow tram from the fifties


Celebrating Halloween, Design Bridge Style