All posts by Alyssa Alimurung

Alyssa is a NYC-based Jane of all trades, but here at 6sqft she’s the blog’s Community Manager. Previously, she was the Operations Manager at Inhabitat and a contributing writer for Ecouterre and Inhabitots. And daily, she daydreams about owning her own vintage clothing store slash DIY taco bar. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @nahnah_alyssa.

Daily Link Fix

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  • Photo essay by Nathan Kensinger documents the changing Coney Island boardwalk. [Curbed]
  • The city’s 10 oldest surviving commercial real estate dynasties. [BisNow]
  • Thomas Heatherwick’s designs may be unique and evocative (just look at the renderings for his Pier 55 floating park), but at what price? [NYTimes]
  • A new infographic from the Design Trust links urban agriculture to positive impacts in neighborhoods. [BuzzBuzzHome News]
  • Potholes aren’t just terrible for cars; they’re terrible for the city’s budget. [WSJ]
  • Designers weigh in on what they think NYC’s climate change museum should look like, that is if it comes to fruition. [Next City]

Images: Coney Island boardwalk by Nathan Kensinger for Curbed (L); Second Avenue pothole (R)

Daily Link Fix

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  • The East Village may no longer be considered Little Germany, but there are still decorative elements that remind us of its rich history. [Off the Grid]
  • An app paired with Bluetooth beacons can help the blind navigate the subway system. [PSFK]
  • Follow one director as he struggles to capture the fast-disappearing essence of the Lower East Side in his film “Off Track Betty.” [NY Times]
  • A new study suggests that living near trees (the bigger, the better!) can make you feel seven years younger—or $10,000 richer. [Fast Co. Exist]
  • Congrats Dead Rabbit in FiDi! They just won the Spirited Award for World’s Best Bar. [DNAinfo]
  • Six reasons why we will always love the apartments in “I Love Lucy.”  [House Beautiful]

Images: Hippocrates via GVSHP’s Off the Grid blog (L); “I Love Lucy” image via CBS Photo Archives (R)

Daily Link Fix

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  • The NYPD is pissed at a selfie stick wielding tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge for an Instagram-worthy photo. [Animal]
  • You could downsize, get a Manhattan Mini Storage unit, or you can drop $65,000 on a steel cage in the basement of a luxury building. [Bloomberg Business]
  • See the Manhattan isle fold onto itself like in “Inception” with BERG’s “Here & There” maps. [Untapped Cities]
  • The re-designed Madison Square Park Shake Shack may be considered new and improved, but the lead designer of the original joint thinks it’s an “aesthetic disaster.” [Architect’s Newspaper]
  • Everything you need to know about chowing down at One World Trade‘s One Dine, One Mix and One Cafe–pretty original names right? [Eater]

Images: The notorious Brooklyn Bridge selfie (L); Steel cage via Bloomberg (R)

Social Media

Send In Your Questions and Get Them Turned Into Stories

By Alyssa Alimurung, Mon, June 15, 2015

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Ever wondered how designers work around NYC’s tiny apartments? We’ll get in touch with the space-saving gurus at noroof Architects. Or maybe you want to know about the origins of the city’s street art? We know an artist who was part of the first generation of subway graffiti artists. Or it could be as simple as wanting to know more about your beloved neighborhood. We’ll chat with brokers who’ve been working the nabe for decades. You’ve got questions about this big city, and we’re willing to get the answers. Whatever they may be, send in your inquires to [email protected] or tweet them to us with #Ask6sqft and we’ll select a few to turn into stories on 6sqft!

Illustration via imgkid

Design, Social Media, Technology

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Gone are the days of sifting through email threads, text messages and sketches on napkins. Imagine being able to comment, suggest changes, and markup images with your architect throughout the whole design process using just your iPhone or iPad. Enter Morpholio Crit, the newly launched brainchild of The Morpholio Project.

Learn more about the app here

Chelsea, Events

6sqft is officially one year old and to celebrate we’re throwing a party in Manhattan—and you’re invited! Join us on Tuesday, June 2nd for a night of trivia, prizes, photobooth fun, grub and booze. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from your weekly grind and party hardy with your fellow New Yorkers. See you soon!

When: Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30 – 8:30pm
RSVP: This event is free but you need to RSVP through Eventbrite here or by emailing [email protected] (this is how you’ll receive the location). If you’d like to participate in the night’s trivia game, please select the the corresponding ticket type instead of general admission. If you’re bringing friends, include them when selecting the ticket type. (Questions? E-mail Alyssa at [email protected]

Daily Link Fix

  • The exact reason why the subways are so gross and dirty. [Business Insider]
  • The Met has finally decided what to do with the old Whitney building. [Vulture]
  • New Yorkers want the feeling of the suburbs without having to move out to the Hamptons. [Huffington Post]
  • Relax in these 10 happiness-inducing indoor hammocks. [Remodelista]
  • The Spotted Pig grew wings and will be opening a location in FiDi. [NY Post]

Photos: Indoor hammock via The Aestate (L); Flood Residue of Court st. Station by Jonathan Lopez via Flickr

Daily Link Fix

  • The most expensive tourist attractions in NYC. Just another reason not to bring your out-of-town guests there. [Mashable]
  • Life-saving and super cool LED turn signal cycling gloves beat those hand signals (that no one ever uses anyway!) any day. [Boing Boing]
  • Though promised to be open to the public, the Vito Schnabel art gallery ended up not letting regular Joes just stroll into the very mysterious 190 Bowery. You can RSVP to try to get your foot in the door though. [Bowery Boogie]
  • The depressing and barren passageway that connects Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue at the 191st Street station in Washington Heights is getting a makeover thanks to murals from Queen Andrea, Cope2 and more. [Gothamist]
  • Perkins+Will have come up with four ways that cold-climate cities like Buffalo can make the most of their waterfronts. [ArchDaily]

Image: 190 Bowery

Daily Link Fix

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  • Here’s an excuse to head up to Upper Manhattan. Setting sail tomorrow, the S.S. Hangover will launch its six-week installation showing people the wonders of the northern end of Central Park [Untapped Cities]
  • 39 Citi Bike stations will pop up in the Upper West Side by late summer [DNAinfo]
  • Sad to see the Snowden bust go? Now you can get a 3D-printed miniature replica of the piece of art [Animal]
  • Morning commutes can make you want to punch someone. Woosa your way by listening to podcasts [Refinery 29]
  • If you’re not lucky enough to have a garden, rook deck or even a terrace, don’t fret. You can still grow edibles right in your apartment [AMNY]

Architecture

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When we interviewed architect Adam Kushner back in September, he had just gotten power at the site of his planned 3D-printed estate and pool in Gardiner, NY. Now thanks to Inhabitat we’re getting a better look at the ground-breaking design being developed by the architect and the CEO of D-Shape, James Wolff. Just a month ago, Wolff presented new renderings of the project at 3D Print Week NY, showing an impressive layout for the massive swimming pool and the four-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot home. If all goes as planned, the team will start their first trials and test prints this June!

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