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Articles about "Urban Developments"

  • How Construction Jobs Gains Build New York City By David Dam | October 19, 2016

    The state of construction in New York City has lots to tell about the rest of the city's development.

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  • NYC mulls over wooden skyscrapers amid experimentation overseas By Stephanie Lovelle | December 08, 2015

    A skyscraper made entirely of wood may appear to be impossible but as architectural groups dare to defy the odds, NYC opens up to the possibilities.

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  • Vornado Realty Trust and Starchitect Firm Snøhetta Overhaul Penn Plaza By Ilana Yoneshige | June 03, 2015

    Snøhetta will work with Vornado to redesign Penn Plaza to make the area less congested and more appealing to commuters and pedestrians.

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  • 4 NYC Upgrades: Say Goodbye to the Old By Ilana Yoneshige | April 16, 2015

    These developments are doing away with old, outdated features.

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  • 10 Indicators A Neighborhood Is Set To Emerge By Kamini Ramdeen | March 25, 2014

    New York, the land of trend creation, brings about a difficult task for residents. That task is, keeping up with the latest trendy neighborhoods. New Yorkers can do one better than just keeping up, they can now spot the soon-to-be trendy stomping grounds themselves. How you ask? By keeping an eye-out for these emerging factors:   1) Neighborhood Renovations are afoot.

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  • Floating Garden Takes Root in the East River By Yuan Feng | August 15, 2012

    Gardens in New York aren’t exactly uncommon sights and in fact, New York is actually known for a rising trend in rooftop gardens as well. On the other hand, a hydroponic garden that floats in the East River would probably catch quite a bit more attention. Over the last few weeks, Karim Ahmed has been collecting funds for his experimental garden design, recently reaching his required goal of $3,000. Due to ample funds received from a mass fundraising campaign throughout NYC, Ahmed expects his garden to be in an up and running state in just a few weeks.

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  • NYC in Talks to Host the World’s Largest Ferris Wheel By Gabrielle Hughes | June 28, 2012

    New York Harbor may soon feature a striking addition, as plans to build a giant Ferris Wheel near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal are beginning to surface. Similar to the London Eye, the observation wheel would allow visitors to look out over various parts of New York City - especially Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty - and open up new mile-long views of Manhattan and the outer boroughs.

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  • Neighborhood Friendly Harlem Design Wins Architecture Prize By Justin Spees | February 28, 2012

    The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) recently announced the winners of its fifth biennial design competition, the Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections contest, which awards architects from Manhattan neighborhoods for design projects. The grand prize-winning project is titled Sym’bio’pia; it is the brainchild of Ting Chin and Yan Wang, two architects from Linearscape Architecture. Linearscape is a firm based out of New York and China that recently designed its first condo in Manhattan. The project centered on a replacement for a decommissioned waste transfer facility on the Hudson River at 135th Street.

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  • Harlem's 116th Street is Growing Into A Cultural Destination By Justin Spees | February 23, 2012

    Over the past several years Frederick Douglass Boulevard—the stretch of Eighth Avenue stretching from 110th to 124th Street—has grown from one of Manhattan’s more dangerous stretches to a part of town so trendy it won Curbed’s Best Neighborhood Award in 2011. The cause of the street’s transformation was an influx of high-end residential buildings in Harlem, which brought wealthier people into the neighborhood, along with upscale retail stores and restaurants eager to serve them. Now a stretch of 116th Street is seeing similar storefront changes, in another sign of Harlem’s burgeoning rejuvenation as a choice residential destination.

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  • Development to Blossom in Upper Manhattan By Robert Knapel | August 10, 2011

    Upper Manhattan has been undergoing a bit of a rebirth in the past few years. That growth is continuing now as there has been another mini-development boom appears to be occurring in Harlem, East Harlem, and Morningside Heights. Developers are continuing to purchase properties at a staggering rate and they have purchased six more development sites in the past few weeks. Purchased were the sites at 1642 Madison Avenue; 166 East 100th Street; 77 East 110th Street; 142 West 131st Street; 446-48 West 167th Street; and 492 St. Nicholas Avenue.

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