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Articles about "Long Island City New Development"

  • 5Pointz Redevelopment Plans Approved By Bryan Gamble | October 22, 2013

    This October is witnessing a peculiar focus on graffiti art, partially thanks to Banksy’s New York residency, but what about New York’s home-grown graffiti icon, 5Pointz? 

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  • Tagged Out: Demolition of 5Pointz “Graffiti Mecca” Almost Certain By Tim Sheehan | August 30, 2013

    The City Planning Commission (CPC) all but sealed the fate of Long Island City’s 5Pointz when they voted unanimously to approve a zoning change that will allow the site owners to develop two residential high-rises on top of the site that is often called the world’s “graffiti Mecca.” All that stands in the way now is City Council approval.

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  • The Notorious LIC: Mo(MA PS1) Money, Less Problems By Nikki Hess | July 19, 2013

    MoMA PS1, Long Island City's famed institution for contemporary art, has been granted $3 million by way of a recent New York City council budget ruling. Thanks to this extra financial boost, the museum will have ample funds to purchase a small apartment located on the same block. This encouraging support of the museum (as well as others in the area) from the New York City government is great news for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and party animals alike, seeing as MoMA PS1 offers a little something for every type of visitor.

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  • A Refreshing Decision: Preserving the Pepsi Sign in Long Island City By Nikki Hess | July 17, 2013

    Lately, it seems like everyone is feeling a bit nostalgic. From lusting after vintage everything to chatting about the good old days of 80's, 90's, or [insert your favorite decade here], memory lane fever has struck us all. Yet in spite of this, many New Yorkers were surprised by the news that Long Island City's iconic Pepsi Cola sign will eventually become the focal point of the area's new construction. TF Cornerstone, a New York real estate developer and property management company, is in the middle of constructing the massive, ongoing development right along the East River that will produce a total of 2,100 new apartments in 6 different buildings as well as the community park that will put the cola company's famous billboard on display.

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  • As Burden’s Era Burns Out, New Contenders Emerge By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 01, 2013

    As Amanda Burden’s decade long tenure as the Chief of the Planning Commission is short lived now, there is already a buzz about who is going to take her place.

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  • Building for Bragging Rights? By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 10, 2013

    The pride of New York City, the iconic Empire State Building, piercing through, and towering high above its peers in Midtown Manhattan and beyond, is in the spotlight once again. This time around the 1,454 feet (including its antenna spire) tall structure is caught in the middle of Manhattan’s skyscraper wars.

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  • The Residential Canvas of 5 Pointz By Rafael Paredes | May 21, 2013

    New York City has long been a surrogate for the arts. It houses the MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, in Midtown Manhattan;  the Paley Center for Media, also in Midtown Manhattan; as well as the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria.

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  • Upcoming Luxury Developments Throughout New York City By Tim Sheehan | March 26, 2013

    In the City That Never Sleeps, neither does development. Luckily, we don’t either. Take a look at these upcoming luxury apartment buildings throughout New York City. 

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  • Work Begins Again At Long Island City Crane Collapse Site By Ryan Daley | January 18, 2013

    Work has started again at the TF Cornerstone luxury rental site in Long Island City following a crane collapse on January 9th. After seeing no construction activity and around the clock police presence in the area over the last two weeks, two additional cranes are now on the property and and a flurry of work activity is being reported. The construction site, located in Hunters Point, sits directly behind the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign that overlooks the East River waterfront. 

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