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Articles about "Union Square"

  • #TBT: Regardless of City Landmark Status, Union Square Plays A Pivotal Role In NYC History By Serena Horrigan | November 12, 2015

    Why does the Landmarks Preservation Commission oppose designating Union Square a historic city landmark? it's all in the history.

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  • 767 Third Avenue: Checkmate By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 16, 2013

    A game of chess on the streets of New York is as common as pigeons and sparrows strutting the sidewalks. Players intently watching over their opponents next move, while bystanders gather around is a usual sight in spots like Union Square and Bryant Park, among others.

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  • Your neighborhood nook of books: The Little Free Library By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 15, 2013

    Walking down the streets of NYC, is all about keeping your eyes off your iPhone and everywhere else around you. You never know what you will spot. A totally awesome piece of art, the popular man with a cat, the crazy beboying group at Union Square, or that great musician at the subway station; above the ground or under,weird or wacky, it’s everywhere.

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  • Experience New York's Great Outdoors At This Summer's Best Open Air Markets By Nikki Hess | June 21, 2013

    Living in New York is anything but inexpensive. From overpriced meals to a budding, but costly luxury real estate market, any Manhattanite's bills can end up being rather steep. That's why, for many New Yorkers, the feeling of scoring a great deal is practically ineffable. The best place to do so this summer? Outdoor markets. With a wide array of spots to choose from, anyone can find quality goods at bargain (and/or reasonable) prices across the city, from Midtown to Brooklyn. To see which ones are worth the trek, take a look below at this miniature guide to some of New York's best open air markets. 

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  • In conversation with the Sculptor - Tom Otterness By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 18, 2013

    Tom Otterness Sculpture at Battery Park City I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the famous American Sculptor - Tom Otterness, known for his bronze sculptures that have been the center of public curiosity in cities across the world, from New York to Netherlands, and Washington to Toronto. We sat down at his studio located in the Gowanus, Brooklyn and talked about everything from his childhood, his inspiration, his illustrious work, and life in New York City in the 1970s.

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  • Upper East Side Residents Confront Fairway Officials Over Congestion By Stephanie Spencer | June 25, 2012

    Fairway Market’s latest branch on East 86th Street opened a year ago, and already it has caused quite a stir among residents who say that the store has failed to control the massive amounts of traffic it has created. The 86th Street Association assembled with supermarket officials to voice their concerns regarding overcrowding and noise last week. The association claims that delivery trucks are constantly blocking the sidewalk to pedestrians with forklifts, consequently taking away from the area’s residential appeal. The noise from Fairway’s workers and trucks have exacerbated complaints coming from the residents of the Upper East Side.

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