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Articles about "Grand Central Station"

  • #TBT: The Grand History of Grand Central Terminal By Serena Horrigan | October 15, 2015

    Passing through Grand Central Terminal, it's easy to appreciate its wondrous beauty; but what about its remarkable, and sometimes very hidden, history?

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  • Open House Roundup Sunday 6/21 By Serena Horrigan | June 19, 2015

    This Sunday we're showcasing an airy, spacious alcove studio in Murray Hill! Come check out our newest open house!

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  • Buskers of the Big Apple By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 22, 2013

    Music & musicians, art & artists, have always been the very essence of New York’s streets. The street performance trend was seen to have surfaced even before the 1920’s, which defined the city’s dynamics even back then.

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  • Grand Central Terminal Makes Plans to Celebrate its One Hundredth Birthday By Michelle LaFiura | January 24, 2013

    Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its one hundredth birthday next week, and in true New York fashion, it’s doing it with style.  Commonly called Grand Central Station, this name is actually incorrect since trains do not pass through, they are ‘terminated’ at this location. Grand Central Station is in fact the name of a nearby post office. Built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, the terminal has been carting passengers on its 67 subterranean tracks, as well as acting as the backdrop for tons of New York City films, since February 1, 1913. For that reason, on Feburary 1, 2013, the terminal will be having an all day party including performances and special appearances. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will be unveiling an exact replica of the terminal made completely of Lego® bricks, along with a performance from the Knicks City Dancers and tons of free giveaways and specials.  Various shops and restaurants will be participating by rolling back their prices, way back to 1913. That’s right, 19 cents for shrimp at Pescatore, 10 cents for fries at Tri Tip Grill, and $2 for silk scarves at TOTO. Anybody in the area that day should highly consider stopping by the terminal for lunch.

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  • Celebrating Christmas in New York City By Aby Thomas | December 24, 2012

    After what seems to have been a long, long wait, Christmas is finally here—or rather, it’s almost here! It’s only Christmas Eve today, but in a few hours time, homes across New York City and beyond will see families getting together, presents being opened, sumptuous feasts being served and much, much more. While many will relish the opportunity to stay inside their homes for Christmas, there will be others who would want to get out and about to celebrate the festival. New York City residents who belong to the latter category are especially lucky in that regard, since the city has several Christmas-themed festivities that are sure to please. Here are a few choice locations to celebrate Christmas in the city:

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  • Bloomberg Wants New Skyscrapers To Surround Grand Central By Olivier Fitzgerald | July 13, 2012

    Looks like the big city is about to get bigger. With the Mayor’s time in office coming to a close, Bloomberg looks to make major additions to the Midtown area, particularly in the vicinity of Grand Central Station. Introducing his new rezoning plans at a Community Board meeting this past week, Bloomberg unveiled some serious proposals, including building multiple skyscrapers the size of the Empire State Building.

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  • Moynihan Station Construction Moves Forward By Stephanie Spencer | July 11, 2012

    Penn Station will be experiencing major renovations in the upcoming years as officials plan to expand its concourse into the historic Farley Post Office across the street. May marked a significant period for the Moynihan Station construction plan as Amtrak celebrated the unveiling of Phase 1 to officials from Albany, Washington D.C., and New Jersey. Elements to Phase 1 will include new stairs, elevators, and additional entrances to the Farley Post Office Building. The riveting expansion will move above the terminal’s basement, thus connecting Penn Station and the West End Concourse on 33rd Street and making way for 9 of the station’s 11 original platforms.

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  • Vanderbilt Avenue Conversion Generates Controversy By Yuan Feng | July 10, 2012

    Vanderbilt Avenue, resting comfortably next to Grand Central terminal in Midtown East, could very well soon become another pedestrian plaza in Manhattan. The plan to reconstruct Vanderbilt Avenue is part of an effort to further modernize Midtown East into a modern business district and source of jobs in Manhattan. On the one hand, many city officials (including Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself) approve of the plan as a way to boost Midtown East’s popularity and to give pedestrians more space in the area. However, many residents in the area feel unease at the potential negative effects that may be brought about as a result.

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