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Articles about "Construction and Repair"

  • City Officials Debate the Future of NYC's "Sidewalk Sheds" By Julia Troy | May 10, 2017

    Sidewalk sheds are as common in New York as pizza shops, is it time to do something about that?

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  • Controversy Surrounds New Pier A Developments By Stephanie Spencer | June 21, 2012

    Residents of the Battery Park area are reportedly taken aback by the city’s plans to incorporate a new oyster bar and catering hall at Pier A, changes that would allow boat attractions such as dinner cruises to embark around the city. The 126-year-old landmarked pier, which was in shambles until developers helped garner a $30 to $36 million project to reconstruct the rotting buildings, is expected to be fully finished for Manhattan residents by early fall of 2013. Local residents of the Battery Park City area are concerned, however, that these endeavors will bring pollution and tourism, cluttering the quiet neighborhood with unwanted visitors.

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  • Transformation to Come in Harlem Generates Uncertainty By Yuan Feng | June 04, 2012

    Harlem’s 125th Street recently seems to be an area perpetually slated for new construction projects. Recent plans include efforts to find a developer to transform a large parking garage into a 363,000 square foot office complex, a 600,000 square-foot office for Major League Baseball, and various other announcements regarding empty sites on 125th Street. Yet despite years of wanting the empty spaces on Manhattan's 125th Street to be occupied by new offices as well as trendy bars and hotels, this area of Harlem remains a region that is home primarily to fast-food restaurants and casual entertainment. While a slew of development plans seem to predict that the large empty lots will be transformed into office towers, those vacant spaces still exist, and soaring office towers are nowhere to be seen. 

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  • Hell's Kitchen Residents Feel Unease Over Upcoming Water Main Construction By Yuan Feng | June 01, 2012

    Hell’s Kitchen is about to become quite the battlefield. Scheduled for upwards of five years of construction, the neighborhood is set to have its old water mains replaced with a new water tunnel, which will be connected to the rest of Manhattan’s main systems. Although most residents living in Midtown West understand the necessity of such a project, the circumstances are certainly troubling. Clearly, this is no small project and will gradually create massive trenches in order to plant water mains that could range anywhere from 30 to 48 inches. Over the next five years, construction will occur in phases of 6 to 18 months; sewers need to be replaced and all streets in the area will have to be uprooted gradually. At the end of the project, Hell’s Kitchen ‘s water mains should be able to receive water directly from upstate in a new and efficient system that will replace the old decayed tunnels.

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