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Articles about "Midtown East"

  • An Invasion of Airspace: One Vanderbilt Tower By Samantha Martinez | April 07, 2015

    After nearly two years of stasis, Mayor Bill de Blasio has finally agreed to the Vanderbilt Corridor Text Amendment. But what does that mean for Grand Central Station?

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  • New York Public Library Settles Renovation Disputes By Lara Milbauer | July 21, 2014

    The six year controversy over the New York Public Library’s renovation has been settled.  The original plans have been terminated, altered to accommodate the requests of many New Yorkers.

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  • De Blasio to Announce Plans for Midtown East Rezoning By Kamini Ramdeen | June 17, 2014

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the timeline for rezoning in Midtown East. The bulk of the rezoning will begin in 2015 and continue on into 2016.

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  • Heated Preservation Battles, NY Style By Stephanie Fujihashi | February 28, 2014

    New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation—understandable considering the city’s history.

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  • Bringing the "Park" Back to Park Avenue By Angel Jiang | October 19, 2012

    Park Avenue’s nostalgia of carriage-trafficked thoroughfares is indeed a distant memory, but the blocks from 46th Street to 57th Street may soon provide a glimpse of how the contemporary version--a tree-lined promenade flanked by improved traffic lanes--will operate as part of a bigger initiative to encourage shared public space around Grand Central. Today, Vishaan Chakrabarti, partner at SHoP Architects and the director of Columbia’s Center for Urban Real Estate, which focuses on urban sustainability through mixed-use, mixed-traffic means, will unveil his proposal at the Municipal Art Society Summit. The plan, following concepts similar to those behind SHoP’s Barclays Center, includes doubling the width of the medians and allocating 2.45 acres of landscaped green space, removing one lane of parking from either side, and improving traffic flow by inserting turning lanes.

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  • Gaga To Collaborate On Barneys Christmas Display By Christine Mulé | August 16, 2011

    Christmas won’t be going to the dogs this year. Instead, it’s going to the Little Monsters, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters. The famously over-the-top, theatrical singer is taking over the Christmas displays at Barneys in Manhattan this year, giving the Grinch a run for his money as ‘top Christmas thief’ and Santa a break from the classic Christmas displays that are usually found at Barneys. The famous window display and store announced that it will be touched by Gaga this November as the 2011 holiday window display gets turned into Gaga’s Workshop, giving Lady Gaga a chance to create her own interpretation of Santa’s Workshop. Along with the window display, the singer will also take over an entire floor in Barney’s: something that has never happened before. The fifth floor Men’s Store will be Gaga-fied along with the Madison Avenue window display.

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  • Midtown Manhattan Demanding More Trees By Adam Rothstein | August 12, 2011

    In Midtown Manhattan, a new movement has begun, with residents rallying together in an attempt to plant more trees in their neighborhood. More specifically, as explained in a DNAinfo article, the West 54th-55th Street Block Association has petitioned the NYC government to plant at least several dozen trees on 55th Street, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, as well as 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Aside from the obvious aesthetic improvements that would go hand in hand with the reformation, there are more practical reasons as well. Some residents are desperately seeking momentary relief from NYC's baking sun. Explains Elena Volkova, a board member of the block association, "When you walk down West 55th in the summertime, you really feel like you need more protection."

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  • Restaurants Popping Up All Around Manhattan By Robert Knapel | August 12, 2011

    Many of Manhattan’s top restaurants are very difficult to get a reservation in. On top of that, the meals at these restaurants are expensive. However, a new trend in Manhattan restaurants allows many to experience the fine dining experience. However, there is a catch with this trend: the restaurants are all temporary.

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  • Shake Shack May Be Coming to Grand Central By Robert Knapel | August 11, 2011

    Guess what may be arriving at Grand Central Terminal in the near future? No, it is not the express 4 train from Union Square, it is Shake Shake, home to one of New York’s favorite hamburgers. A creation of famous award-winning restaurateur Danny Meyer, Shake Shack is known for its outstanding hamburgers as well as, wait for it, its fantastic shakes. The lines at Shake Shack’s original location in Madison Square Park have been known to snake throughout the green space and it should be interesting to see how long they can get at Grand Central Terminal.

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  • What Better Way to Spend a Summer Day than Mass Yoga in Bryant Park? By Phil Ryan | August 11, 2011

    One of the things about New York City living is that no matter how bizarre the activity, there are plenty of people more than willing to partake, and to those that stumble upon such a sight, the phrase, “Oh, this is just another day in the city,” always seems to apply. That may just be the sentence that goes through every city dweller’s mind when they see a park full of people contorting themselves in unison for a mass yoga event. Bryant Park’s free, summer-long yoga afternoons are the perfect place to get exercise with hundreds of others, if only for the novelty factor of people doing yoga on this scale.

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