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Articles about "Midtown West Luxury Apartments"

  • A Library Underneath the Baccarat By Aby Thomas | May 07, 2013

    The Baccarat Hotel & Residences, the new development coming up at 20 West 53rd Street, already has a lot going for it—New York City’s real estate sector has been quite abuzz with news of the luxury residences and hotel-style amenities being offered at this new hotel-cum-residential building in Midtown Manhattan. We’ve already heard a lot of good things about the Baccarat’s full-floor residences, its 65-foot swimming pool and its five-star restaurant/bar—and we have now learnt that there’s also going to be a 28,000 square-foot library at the base of the building, with two of its three floors located underground.

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  • Intrepid Museum Set To Reopen With Ticket Promotion By Ryan Daley | December 18, 2012

      Starting December 21, Tourists and New York City residents alike can take advantage of a buy one ticket, get one ticket free promotion at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum until February 15, 2013. After closing due to damage sustained during Superstorm Sandy in late October, the museum will reopen after months of repairs to combat the four to six feet of flooding to its main electrical transformers and backup generators.

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  • Change Comes to Times Square... Again By Aby Thomas | October 05, 2012

    New York City’s iconic Times Square neighborhood is in line for a major overhaul—again. The city has employed the Norwegian architectural firm, Snohetta, to undertake a reconstruction of the neighborhood that aims to reduce overcrowding, and make it a more pedestrian-friendly location. This project, which will cost $45 million and take about three years to complete, is aiming to make Times Square more appealing not just to tourists but to New Yorkers as well. Most New Yorkers today shun the area because they want to avoid the tourist droves, but Snohetta hopes to change that perception with this revamp.

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  • Kids Gymnastics Studio Headed to Hell’s Kitchen By Laura Simmons | October 02, 2012

    Hell’s Kitchen is a well known area that is planning to birth a new development called Bounce and Flip on 766 10th Avenue, a unique business that Midtown West residents can soon enjoy. A vacant building which has stood alone for a long time will finally be occupied by November 2012 with the opening of this new gymnastics and dance studio aimed at kids, including pre-schoolers.

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  • Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” to be Displayed at the MoMA By Aby Thomas | September 19, 2012

    Here’s a piece of news that will have New Yorkers screaming in glee. Art lovers of New York City, especially those living in Midtown Manhattan, will be delighted to know that Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” one of the world’s most famous and expensive artworks in the world, will be showcased at The Museum of Modern Art from October 24 to April 29. With its massive fan following throughout the world, the brilliantly colorful pastel drawing of a bald figure, screaming with its hands to its ears and its mouth forming a perfectly shaped ‘O,’ can be safely expected to drive people into the MoMA in droves.

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  • Natural Gas Pipeline Raises Concerns By Olivier Fitzgerald | August 03, 2012

    Manhattanites living near the Hudson River may soon be experiencing a drastic change in their environment, though the debate continues over whether or not these alterations are positive. Corporate giant Spectra Energy has been given the go ahead to begin work on their massive natural gas pipeline that will travel up the New Jersey shore line, go through the edge of Staten Island, under Jersey City and finally cross the Hudson River entering Manhattan.

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  • Be Glad Manhattan Didn’t Host the Olympics By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 30, 2012

    A few years ago, New York City had a bid in hosting the 2012 U.S. Olympics. In fact, it was even shortlisted with 4 other cities (London, Madrid, Moscow, and Paris) and—except for Madrid—New York City was the only location that hadn’t hosted the Olympics before. Mayor Bloomberg and company went to great lengths to get the city in shape for Olympics-worthiness: he promised the creation of a West Side Stadium north of the High Line, which would have hosted Opening and Closing ceremonies as well as Track and Field events, an Olympic Village across the United Nations Headquarters that would have housed 5,000 athletes and coaches, and many other renovations and expansions.

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  • Historic Garment District May be Renamed By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 25, 2012

    Apartment residents of the Garment District, nestled into Midtown West’s southeastern corner and north of Chelsea, may soon no longer call themselves that. The executive director of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (FCBID), Ms. Barbara Blair Randall, believes that the lack of sewers, tailors, and weavers in the neighborhood signal that a renaming is in order.

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  • Window Washers Now in High Demand By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 23, 2012

    Glass buildings have surged in Manhattan over the past few years. And, consequently, so have window washers. The two trends go directly hand-in-hand. In the former age of brick and limestone, window washing was a no-brainer—a building’s superintendent could even take it on him or herself to spray a bit of Windex on the inside of windows and wipe it clean. Masonry, for example, can be washed as infrequently as once every 40 years. But now, with the increase in buildings that use reflective surfaces which need to be cleaned every two years, people who do window washing for a living are in high demand—the washing needs to be done on the outside for maximum reflectiveness, and if it’s a high-rise building in sore need of a spring cleaning, window washers are the only ones who can master the heights.

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  • Department of Transportation Unveils "6 1/2 Avenue" By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 16, 2012

    London has a Platform 9 and ¾. Now New York City has 6 ½ Avenue. From 51st Street to 57th Street—between, obviously, 6th and 7th Avenues—a string of several pedestrian sidewalks is now being categorized under this new name. Apartment residents of Midtown West will now see off-green signs announcing “6 ½ Avenue” along the pedestrian crosswalk. Even Google Maps has already christened as such.

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