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Articles about "Chelsea"

  • Why Doesn’t NYC Have Google Fiber? By Tim Sheehan | February 27, 2014

    Last week, Google identified nine metro areas where the company will explore a possible expansion of its Google Fiber internet and television service. With Google Fiber service in semi-large cities such as Kansas City, Missouri and Austin, Texas, the tech scene wondered what the next move for Google would be. The good news for New Yorkers is that Google is now considering more populated cities, such as San Jose, California (0.98 million) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.48 million). The bad news is that Google still has no plans to bring its blazing fast internet to New York City.

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  • The Only Constant in Chelsea Is Change By Stephanie Fujihashi | February 04, 2014

    Ah, Chelsea. From the delicious Saturday brunches at the mom and pop cafes, to the sophisticated art exhibits, to what has become New York’s favorite elevated riverside park, there is something for everyone in this eclectic West Side neighborhood.  

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  • SuperPier Takes Pier 57 From Dismal to Deluxe By Olivia Smedley | September 09, 2013

    Pier 57 in Chelsea now has a name that fits perfectly with the description of unique things to come in its redevelopment. Using a term coined by Popular Mechanics magazine in 1952, SuperPier will be a state-of-the-art home for market activity, culture, and entertainment.

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  • Internet is Coming To New York City’s Parks By Clemence Fontaine | August 06, 2013

    You may have already complained about the bad internet connection in the city. And you were right, especially for a world city such as New York. Hopefully some spots offer free-wifi throughout the city. It started with cafes, but recently outdoor areas have been gradually catching up, trying to combine technology with nature. 

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  • Garment District: The Woven Saga of Fashion and Fabrics By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 06, 2013

    Tiffany & Co. - SoHo Store Front New York and Fashion are like hand-in-glove, like birds of the same feather that flock and rock together! Walk down the streets of SoHo, Chelsea, Brooklyn, or the Meatpacking District, and you see fashion in every street, sidewalk and store front.

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  • Nine Nightcaps for New Yorkers to Njoy By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 09, 2013

    Its summertime and the weather is fine, so put on party shoes and hop into these bars that have a story to tell and come from era when you weren’t even born! These are our picks for the best bars where its worth getting high on history. 1. Old Town Bar, Flatiron District

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  • Dine and Drink on NYC’s Top Ten Rocking Rooftops By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 06, 2013

    Painting by Nadeem Farooq It’s summertime in NYC, the city’s restaurants have put out their tables and spread out their linen for New Yorkers to soak up the summer sun and enjoy a scrumptious meal. While this is a regular sight on the city sidewalks, there is more to outdoor dining than the eye can see. Perched high up on high-rises of New York, offering uninterrupted views of the city skyline, are some of the Gotham City’s best bars and restaurants. Here is a look at which ones make the cut into the top ten.  

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  • Woo's Pier 57: A New Cultural Hub for Chelsea on the Horizon By Joel Bennett | June 06, 2013

    Young Woo is considered an intrepid in the world of development. He’s forward thinking, straying just far enough outside the box to keep tentative plans realistic and feasible, but not so far as to scare off potential investment. Back in 2009, he was able to beat out stiff competition with a novel design plan to convert Pier 57 into a hub for public market activity, housing local retailers and artisans. The plan was unanimously approved by the City Council in April, and has already leased spaces for several shops over the Summer.

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  • 35 XV Reveals Its Future Self By Janna Allen | March 21, 2013

    Once Xavier High School sold off its unused air rights to Alchemy Properties, the Chelsea neighborhood was unsettled. Rumors of a hotel going up within the neighborhood were being whispered on the streets back in 2008. Residents were perturbed due to thoughts of losing a quiet neighborhood in lieu of a busy hotel, and protested vehemently. Alas, 35 West 15th street was destined to become a luxury condominium building (which residents still weren’t happy about) and plans were finalized in 2011. Despite simmering anger from residents, construction has commenced, a name of 35 XV has been given, and an official site has been launched portraying sparkling renderings.

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  • Hudson Yards: The High Line's Final Phase By Thomas Faddegon | March 06, 2013

    In a few years, this image of the future Hudson Yards will be virtually unrecognizable. With typical New York City speed, this 26-acre storage yard for the LIRR will soon be the central plaza of a new series of developments linking together the High Line, Hudson River Park and Hudson Boulevard. The site will eventually host 16 buildings including offices, residences and even a school, while Hudson Boulevard will be extended north to West 38th. Late last year, Related Companies began work on the first building of the project, a 51-story headquarters for luxury-goods maker Coach.

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