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Articles about "Uptown Manhattan"

  • Inwood Braces for the Starbucks' Effect By Stephanie Fujihashi | January 27, 2014

    New Yorkers, like most other big city dwellers throughout the nation, are a highly caffeinated bunch, reliant on their coffee to get them through their demanding work day. This is evident from the astounding 212 Starbucks Coffee Shops found throughout the island of Manhattan.

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  • Are Prefabs the Future of Manhattan Luxury Apartments? By Tim Sheehan | August 20, 2013

    There’s a certain stigma attached to modular construction, but perhaps it’s time to reconsider. For years, prefabricated buildings made their claim outside of major cities in no small part due to psychological marketplace factors and uninspiring aesthetics. But what if I told you that it’s possible to build a custom luxury apartment on an assembly line. And would you believe me if I told you prefabricated apartments are better than apartments built on-site?

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  • Upper West Side Joins the Wifi connection This Fall By Laura Simmons | September 05, 2012

    Tired of riding the 1/2/3 lines in the subway and not being able to make a call to inform your employer that you’re running late or check your Gmail account for an important email? Well, New Yorkers may no longer have that issue by the end of 2012. With the Transit wireless system in place, subway riders will be able to catch up with their smartphones, which could make for a more enjoyable ride back to their Upper West Side apartments. Soon there will be wi-fi service on the Upper West Side’s subway stops in joining the 1/2/3 train stops at 14th, as well as the C/E station at 23rd and Eighth Avenue, which were some of the first to receive wi-fi and cell phone service. According to CEO Bill Bayne, Transit wireless invested about $200 million to design, operate and maintain this underground wireless system.

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  • Yellow Tulips Indicate Spring on Upper East Side Malls By Gabrielle Hughes | February 27, 2012

    With this year’s unusually mild winter, it’s no surprise that the stems from 60,000 tulip seeds are beginning to pop up early throughout malls on the Upper East Side. Every year, the Fund for Park Avenue generates proceeds to buy, plant and care for the tulips, which stay in bloom within the neighborhood for a few weeks each spring. For many New Yorkers, the tulips represent the city’s transition out of winter.

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  • Residents' Proposal for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Redesign Rejected By Gabrielle Hughes | February 13, 2012

    Plans for Manhattan’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are remaining the same, despite pleas for a redesign of the outpatient surgery facility  by many Upper East Side residents. Those in charge of the project believe a significantly larger and more expensive replacement would violate basic hospital safety issues, and consequently go against the best interests of patients.

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