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If you’re hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend, best not to leave the city between 4:45 and 6:45pm on Thursday, as AAA predicts that car traffic in NYC will be twice as heavy during this time. If you’re depending on the LIRR or Metro-North, the MTA will be adding extra trains, and there will be free Q70 bus service to/from LaGuardia until Friday evening. As an extra treat, most weekend subway disruptions will extend into Monday, but the good news is that there are no additional changes on the 1, 7, A, C, G, F, M, and W lines.

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Featured Story

Features, Starchitecture

Following Thursday’s news of the death of 102-year-old Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, the spotlight has been focused on his many contributions throughout the world. His firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, has had a hand in dozens of projects throughout New York City, though Pei himself was the principal designer for only a rare few. Below is a roundup of I.M. Pei’s NYC buildings, from a pedestrian plaza “superblock” in residential Brooklyn to the iconic Four Seasons Hotel, to the JFK Aiport Sundrome that was sadly demolished in 2011, and a never-realized futuristic 1956 Hyperboloid design that was to be a replacement for Grand Central Terminal

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Featured Story

Features, My SQFT House Tours

Did you spend months decorating your apartment? Is your home historic or quirky? If you live in a unique or just plain beautiful space, 6sqft wants to see it! We’ll send a reporter out to your residence for a photo shoot and short interview and then feature your abode in all its glory for our Mysqft series!

How to submit your home!

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We’re hiring! Join the 6sqft team.

By 6sqft, Fri, March 29, 2019

Photo via Pixabay

6sqft and its parent company CityRealty are hiring a Content and Digital Media Manager. Are you passionate about real estate, architecture, design, history, and general NYC lifestyle? Then this might be the position for you. Working for both websites, the manager will write stories, post on social media, and help with the overall editorial schedule. Interested? Find out more and apply HERE >> 

Events, Giveaways

Rendering of “Big Bend” via Oiio Studio

Some of the leading voices in architecture, real estate, city planning, and design will meet next month for a two-day symposium full of panel discussions and interactive workshops. Presented by the 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories PR, the City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit features conversations with renowned architects like Rafael Viñoly and Annabelle Selldorf, restaurateurs José Andrés and Missy Robbins, developer Steven Witkoff, and dozens more. 6sqft has partnered with the organizers to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to the March 15 and 16 conference.

Find out how to enter

Daily Link Fix

Gowanus via Wally Gobetz/Flickr cc (L); Webster Hall via Flickr cc (R)

  • After being closed for nearly two years for renovations, Webster Hall will reopen on May 1st with a show from Patti Smith. [Gothamist]
  • Check out the progress of the glassy office tower rising about Downtown Brooklyn’s Macy’s. [Brownstoner]
  • A bill introduced in the Senate wants to make baseball New York state’s official sport. [amNY]
  • These 10 historic Gowanus buildings could be lost without landmark protections, but a newly formed group wants to save them. [Untapped Cities]
  • Shake Shack now has catering trucks. [Grub Street]

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Russ & Daughters, smoked fish

Photo via Wally Gobetz/Flickr (L); Via Wiki Commons (R)

  • The Universal Hip Hop Museum at Bronx Point is expected to break ground in December. [Welcome2TheBronx]
  • 105-year-old smoked fish mainstay Russ & Daughters has opened a huge new factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Eater]
  • Tomorrow, City Bakery expects to sell 1,000 cups of its “Love Potion” hot chocolate at its Union Square location. [Crain’s]
  • New York spent $1.5 million to keep the Statue of Liberty open during the government shutdown and $52,000 to hold Cuomo’s inauguration on Ellis Island. [WSJ]
  • This summer’s Shakespear in the Park will include Disney’s Hercules. [Metro]
  • Mapping all of NYC’s Passive House projects. [CityRealty]

Daily Link Fix

Chrysler Building via Pixabay (L); Google Street View of the Starbucks at 76th and Columbus

  • In East New York, the city is looking for artists to beautify Broadway Junction. [BK Reader]
  • While most neighborhoods are fighting to save their small businesses, a group of Upper West Siders is petitioning against the closure of their Starbucks. [New Yorker]
  • Artist James Turrell has asked MoMA PS1 to close his installation “Meeting” since construction at the former 5 Pointz site is obscuring its sky views. [NYT]
  • Experts weigh in on what should be done with the Chrysler Building. [Curbed]
  • Con Ed wants to raise gas and electric rates in New York City and Westchester County. [WSJ]
  • Did you know Staten Island has a Booze History Museum? [NYT]

Daily Link Fix

Images: Via Flickr cc (L); Via Wiki Commons (R)

  • These $15 socks were inspired by the Carroll Street subway stop’s “lawn green” and “hunter green” wall tiles. [NYP]
  • Target’s small-format store in Kips Bay is hiring 80 employees ahead of its April 7th opening. [NBC]
  • The East Village’s Punjabi Deli has served as a hangout, rest stop, and safe haven for cab drivers for 25 years, but its future is uncertain. [Roads & Kingdoms]
  • The Q train: “The only train younger than World War II” with “the nobody peed in here subway smell.” Did you see Leslie Jones’ ode to the Upper East Side on SNL? [Gothamist]
  • This spring, Cadman Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn is getting an interactive art installation consisting of a playable handball court. [Bklyner]

 

Daily Link Fix

Gracie Mansion via NYC.gov (L); Via Flickr (R)

  • As any good New Yorker knows, roaches don’t die. So to show your sweetie how much you love them this Valentine’s Day, name one of the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar hissing cockroaches after them. [Bronx Zoo]
  • The Essex Street Market is seeking artists to design a mural for their forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. [Bowery Boogie]
  • Gracie Mansion’s new exhibit, “She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York,” includes works by 44 female artists and collectives. [NYT]
  • Green space or affordable housing? Inside the fight over the Elizabeth Street Garden. [Curbed]
  • The Mayor has announced an NYPD crackdown on illegal parking to speed up buses. [NYC Mayor’s Office]
  • The Vandewater, the “first luxury residential tower in Morningside Heights,” has launched sales. [CityRealty]

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