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Articles about "NYC Culture"

  • Spike Lee Selling Historic Mansion: Listed for $32 Million By Kamini Ramdeen | February 12, 2014

    What do, the daughter of William K. Vanderbilt, long distance aero-engine inventor Charles Lanier Lawrance, and a famed-burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, have in common? The answer, the Hatch House, which is currently filmmaker and famed Knicks fan Spike Lee’s, 153 East 63rd Street mansion.

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  • Queens Backlot Studio Expansion is Fit For Hollywood By Olivia Smedley | December 06, 2013

    Between the National Tennis Center’s expansion and the unfortunate closing of 5 Pointz, Queens is in a constant state of metamorphosis. Kaufman Astoria Studios has recently joined the crop of spaces that are changing with the addition of a backlot studio.

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  • Clocktower Gallery's Time in Tribeca is Up By Olivia Smedley | December 05, 2013

    After four decades, a beloved space for alternative art is closing its doors. Clocktower Gallery at 108 Leonard St in Tribeca will have to find a new home due to the building being sold to real estate company Peebles Corporation. The landmark’s change of ownership was originally part of another Bloomberg plan, this time to reduce government office space by 1.2 million square feet.

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  • Edible Housing at “Gingerbread Lane” By Bryan Gamble | December 02, 2013

    Lately there’s been a lot of talk in New York about micro-units and how they provide an affordable alternative to insane rents while sacrificing space. But what about an entire village that takes up just 300 square feet? Affordable housing?

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  • Surprise! Williamsburg Activists Release Alternative Renderings for Domino Site By Bryan Gamble | November 27, 2013

    In an unexpected and slightly bemusing twist, a new rendering for the Domino Sugar Factory site has been made public. The alternative rendering, released by the Holm Arcitecture Office (HAO) with support from community activists, is a far-cry from SHoP’s renderings in that it repurposes the entire site into a center for the arts and public space rather than new residential and office space. 

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  • Let's Get Visual: 5 Awesome Maps of NYC By Tim Sheehan | November 26, 2013

    Data is beautiful. It's even better when that data is about your own city. And data is most beautiful when the topic is your city and it's displayed in map form. We've compiled some of our favorite data maps of New York City. Check them out:

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  • New York's Disappearing Movie Theaters By Peter Black | November 19, 2013

    NYC’s big screens have slowly faded away since the 1940’s, according to this map. There used to be over a hundred movie theaters in Manhattan; there are now less than twenty. And, amazingly, only one of these is located above 85th street.

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  • Honoring Veterans in New York City By Bryan Gamble | November 08, 2013

    In the spirit of Veterans Day and venerating the pain, sacrifice and courage of our country’s servicemen and women, we will look at some of the major war memorials and monuments throughout Manhattan. While there are many fantastic dedications to the sacrifices of American soldiers located throughout the 5 boroughs (look some up here), it would simply take too long to go over them all.

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  • NYC Fact File: 5 Facts You didn’t Know By Shwetha Ravishankar | November 06, 2013

    Exploring New York can be the most adventurous treasure hunt yet, if you choose to look beyond Times Square, the Empire State Building, and shopping at Macy’s. Welcome to the land of the unknown, the kingdom of secrets amid the obvious. Hop on this tour, and I bet you will be surprised. African-American Village in Central Park

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  • 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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