Daily Link Fix

Daily Link Fix

Via Jim Pennucci/Flickr (L); Via Creative Commons (R)

  • New York is the dirtiest city in the nation, topping the categories of litter and pests. [NBC]
  • And its residents smoke more weed than any other city in the world. [Brokelyn]
  • The Columbus Heritage Coalition is petitioning the LPC to landmark the controversial Christopher Columbus statue. [amNY]
  • Related’s Stephen Ross discusses Hudson Yards’ centerpiece, the Vessel. [New Yorker]
  • What it’s like to have a “supertall skyscraper sleepover” in One57. [NYT]
  • This spring, Brooklyn-based artist Diana Al-Hadid will bring her mythological sculptures to Madison Square Park. [Untapped Cities]
  • A pair of twins is creating a “camera-obscura-exact projection” of the New York Public Library’s reading room. [NY Mag]
  • Fort Greene is now home to the east coast’s largest glass blowing factory. [Explore Brooklyn]

 

Daily Link Fix

Google Street View of 155 Franklin Street; Taylor Swift via Eva Rinaldi/Flickr; Spyscape photo by Scott Frances

  • Taylor Swift’s Tribeca neighbors are not happy about her recent real estate hoopla, even posting “Taylor Swift Can Go F–k Herself” signs. [NYP]
  • A proposed law would force NYC businesses to accept credit cards for transactions over $10. [Time Out NY]
  • See inside David Adjaye’s Spyscape museum of espionage in Midtown. [Dezeen]
  • New York state has 400 breweries, breaking the pre-Prohibition record of 393 in 1876. [Auburn Pub]
  • Brillo pads, Twizzlers, Mack trucks, Kickstarter–a brief history of business in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
  • During off-peak hours, the MTA runs fewer trains than it used to. [Streetsblog]
  • A new exhibit at the Storefront for Art & Architecture uses “Sex and the City” to show the connection between sex and real estate. [Untapped Cities]

 

Daily Link Fix

“Lovebirds” via Wiki Commons (L); Via NYC Love Notes (R)

  • They’re romantic, they’re ubiquitous, and they have crazy visual abilities–why you should love NYC pigeons. [WNYC]
  • For the third time, Jersey City was ranked the most diverse city in the country. [NJ.com]
  • Celeb-favorite sweets emporium Sugar Factory will open a Museum of Candy in the old Limelight Church. [NYP]
  • Inside one of Bushwick’s last remaining tortilla factories. [Bushwick Daily]
  • These might just be the most New York Valentine’s Day cards ever. [Brokelyn]
  • Of the roughly 200 million roses Americans buy on Valentine’s Day, most come from an area outside Bogota, Colombia. [Washington Post]
  • This interactive map keeps track of countries’ Olympic medals in PyeonChang. [ESRI]
  • On March 15th, the world’s largest rhino sculpture will land in Astor Place. [Untapped Cities]

 

Daily Link Fix

Photo via Patrick Kwan/Flickr (L); Olmsted House as of October 2017, via The New York Landmarks Conservancy

  • Of course, an all-avocado restaurant has made its way to Manhattan. Avocado Appetit is now open in Chinatown. [Eater]
  • Friday kicks off the Year of the Dog. Here are 10 alternative events to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC. [Untapped Cities]
  • NYC has 400 outreach workers whose job is to build trust with people living on the streets and bring them indoors. [WNYC]
  • On February 24th, head up to the Bronx for a hip hip history tour to celebrate Black History Month. [NYC Parks]
  • The one-time Staten Island home of Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of Central and Prospect Parks, has fallen into disrepair after the city bought it 12 years ago. [NY Times]
  • In Nomad and Chelsea’s former “Flower District,” hotels are blossoming like wildflowers. [CityRealty]

 

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Image courtesy of MCR and Morse Development; Photo: Max Touhey (L); Via Acme Smoked Fish (R)

  • Healthcare workers who use mass transit have a median commute of 51.2 minutes—the longest of any workers in NYC’s private sector. [Center for an Urban Future]
  • Mapping the West Village’s 150 shuttered storefronts. [Medium]
  • Residents of a Flatiron condo building are suing the Soul Cycle downstairs over constant “bowling-ball”-like thuds. [NYP]
  • Help consume the world’s biggest bagel & lox in Greenpoint this Friday so Acme Smoked Fish can make the Guinness Book of World Records. [Brokelyn]
  • JFK’s TWA Flight Center Hotel is on track to open in 2019. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how construction is progressing. [NYT]
  • An anti-Hillary Clinton billboard in Times Square was pulled down after just one day. [NYDN]
  • New York is the safest big city, with crime in public housing down 22 percent since 2013. [Bloomberg]

Daily Link Fix

Brooklyn Grange via Wiki Commons (L); Construction at Waterline Square via CityRealty

  • Brooklyn Grange is opening a 40,000-square-foot organic rooftop farm in Staten Island. [Untapped Cities]
  • Ikea is experimenting with renting out and buying back their own furniture. [Curbed]
  • The fascinating and tragic history of the Wythe Hotel. [Greenpointers]
  • KPF’s Two Waterline Square, which will be the complex’s largest tower, is starting to get its reflective blue skin. [CityRealty]
  • Check out these historic photos of Flatbush’s Barren Island, the site of a former horse disposal and glue factory. [Brokelyn]
  • New City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is considering rent regulations for mom-and-pop businesses. [NYP]
  • Brownsville, Brooklyn now has $7,225 garbage cans that uses solar power to connect to the internet. [WNYC]

Daily Link Fix

No love here, via Dan Phiffer/Flickr

  • MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota says the Freedom Ticket, which provides riders a seamless and slightly cheaper transfer between the Long Island Railroad and the city’s bus and subway system, will launch this year. [amNY]
  • He also wants the MTA’s Twitter feeds to “be a little bit more positive than they are.” [NYDN]
  • It’s costing $6 million to $8 million more to produce the Grammys in NYC than LA, and the Recording Academy is saying the city hasn’t paid their share. [Billboard]
  • The White House asked to borrow a Van Gogh from the Guggenheim. They offered a giant gold toilet instead. [Washington Post]
  • This Sunday, enter a trivia contest about the history and engineering of NYC’s water system. [Queens Museum]
  • Should Amazon’s second headquarters be in the suburbs? [CityLab]
  • Lower East Side institution Russ & Daughters will host a free jazz series called Smoked Fish & Pickles. [Bedford + Bowery]

 

Daily Link Fix

Screenshot of 311’s Twitter page (L); Google Street View of Continental bar (R)

  • 311’s Twitter account will start taking requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week. [amNY]
  • Two new laws focusing on vacant land throughout the city are aimed at identifying lots and buildings that could be used for affordable housing. [CityLand]
  • New York Magazine’s new public art project displays covers from artists such as Yoko Ono and Alex Katz around the city. [Untapped Cities]
  • East Village dive bar Continental (famous for its cheap shot deal) has banned customers who use the word literally. [Grub Street]
  • You can score discount tickets to the Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival this Saturday. [Brokelyn]
  • Grand Central’s historic cocktail bar the Campbell Apartment is suing the MTA for keeping the heat too high. [Time Out NY]
  • Annabelle Selldorf’s University Place condo gets its full facade. [CityRealty]
  • New interior renderings appear for Robert A.M. Stern’s Upper West Side condo. [Curbed]

 

Daily Link Fix

L train, L train shutdown, MTA

L train via Wiki Commons (L); Urban Space Vanderbilt via Shinya Suzuki/Flickr (R)

  • This Etsy shop will build a Lego replica of your home. [Apartment Therapy]
  • The first major exhibition about the borough’s waterfront is now open at the Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO. [Untapped Cities]
  • The city has named four public artists in residence who will tackle the social issues of domestic violence, discrimination, prison reform, and probation through their works. [NYT]
  • Tomorrow will be the first of the MTA and DOT’s public meetings about the L train shutdown. [MTA]
  • NYC now has 30 food halls. How long can the trend last? [NYP]
  • Researchers at MIT used a new algorithm to determine the world’s greenest city–Singapore. [Wired]

 

Daily Link Fix

landmark sunshine cinema, lower east side theater

Landmark Sunshine Cinema via Wiki Commons (L); Court Square G train station via Wiki Commons (R)

  • Chelsea Piers is opening the borough’s largest fitness facility in Downtown Brooklyn. [NYT]
  • Go into the crumbling, disaster-prone tunnels beneath Penn Station. [Bloomberg]
  • The Lower East Side’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema will screen its final reel on Sunday, January 21st. [Deadline]
  • The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend. [Brokelyn]
  • Nearly three million people rode the NYC ferry in 2017, 34 percent more than anticipated. [Curbed]
  • Uber reveals its electric flying taxi. [Dezeen]
  • 1,200+ fast food workers in NYC are fighting for livable wages and employee rights. [Eater]
  • Prep work for the impending L train shutdown is already causing problems on the G train. [NY1]

 

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