PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft

PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft

After a two-year restoration, the New York Public Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will reopen to the public on Wednesday, October 5th. Source: PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft The $12 million...Read more
REVEALED: World Trade Center Performing Arts Center will be a translucent marble cube | 6sqft

REVEALED: World Trade Center Performing Arts Center will be a translucent marble cube | 6sqft

After stalling for years, the $243 million World Trade Center Performing Arts Center started to make headway in recent months, first with a decision to go with REX as the designers and then with a $75 million gift from Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman (who is gaining naming rights)....Read more
Brooklyn Bike Tours – The Scenic Way to Discover Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bike Tours – The Scenic Way to Discover Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s security guard waves us through and we pedal our bikes behind Felipe Lavelle, creator of Get Up and Ride Bike Tours, Brooklyn’s new bike tour company. Passionate about both cycling and his neighborhood, Felipe is leading six of us on a 12-mile bike tour during which we’ll experience...Read more
The Grid Comes to Manhattan

The Grid Comes to Manhattan

There is a lesson to be learned from the new show at the Museum of the City of New York. Titled: "The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011", you get a black and white example of why future city planning is so important to New York City.

4 rooms with harbor vu

They inhabit prime waterfront property in a singular corner of the city that no amount of money can buy. The couple are the only occupants of Liberty Island.

New York has lost one of the great city blogs

I began the blog because I was incensed and alarmed at what the city was becoming. It was losing its grit, its fabric, its very character. It was losing its New York-ness, and gaining nothing but Subway franchises and luxury condos.

Our President Sleeps Around…

Apartment 3E at 142 West 109th Street looks like a pretty straightforward New York City apartment. It’s a one-bedroom third-floor walk-up with a windowless office and only a little corner to call a kitchen. It has exposed brick walls and wood floors. It’s a couple of blocks to the subway.
A hidden architectual gem is under City Hall Park.

A hidden architectual gem is under City Hall Park.

Three hundred feet south of the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop on the East Side IRT lies an abandoned subway station. Called “the world’s most beautiful former subway station” by Forgotten NY, this station is the City Hall stop that served as in the inaugural launching point for the city’s subway system in 1904.