Vol. 23 — August 7, 2020


This week we’re sharing some ways you can give back to the community, bopping to a new coolstuff.nyc playlist and are giving you a sneak peak into a new zine project we have been working on.



It’s been a little while since we’ve updated the official coolstuff.nyc playlist, so we thought we’d give it a little mid-summer revamp. Listen here, and press play NOW for a great newsletter reading soundtrack.


Bushwick community clean-up

One of our favorite Brooklyn Cafés, La Cantine, has teamed up with the Clean Bushwick Initiative to organize a street cleanup this Sunday, August 9 from 4-5:30pm. Check out this post for more info and read our past Cool Friends interview with Ioana Hercberg, founder of La Cantine.


We at coolstuff.nyc love color and people and New York, so naturally we LOVED this recreation of Ormond Gigli’s Girls in the Windows. As part a new campaign, They <3 NY, InSyle worked with a group of artist-tenants at a Clinton Hill apartment building that used to be a candy factory. Read more about the project,see the amazing image and a profile of each artist here.


Watching videos of this week’s devastating explosion in Beirut was completely gut wrenching. During such a difficult time in the world, it’s awful to think that many in Beirut suddenly lost homes, businesses, and worst of all loved ones. This article breaks down a few concrete ways you can help.


If you’ve been following along with us on Instagram you might have seen a sneak peek of our upcoming ROAR X COOLSTUFF.NYC ZINE, I am one in a Million. We’ve partnered with ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) to tell the stories of just a few of the one million restaurant workers in New York who have struggled hard in the past months. Keep an eye out for more details, and be sure to mark your calendars for Next Friday when the zine drops! Don’t worry, we’ll remind you then :—)


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