Daily Link Fix

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  • Why Robert Moses just won’t go away. [NYT]
  • For the third year in a row, NYC’s most popular dog breed is the French bulldog, followed by Labrador retrievers and standard bulldogs. [amNY]
  • The Guardian scrapped plans to move its U.S. headquarters into a Kushner-owned Dumbo building after its reporters revolted. [Buzzfeed]
  • This week’s New Yorker cover, “Shelf Life,” imagines NYC neighborhoods as a Manhattan-shaped bookshelf. [Gothamist]
  • The first Citywide Ferry boat is officially on its way to New York City, making the 1,700-mile journey from Alabama. [NYCEDC]

 

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  • Pier 17, the centerpiece of the Howard Hughes Corporation’s $1.5 billion South Street Seaport redevelopment, is on track to open in summer 2018. [NYP]
  • “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” is a new documentary about the historic feud between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, produced by Robert Hammond, co-founder of the High Line. [Archinect]
  • This month, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office is hosting an exhibit on women’s political history. [Untapped]
  • NYC’s first community solar project is planned for a commercial building on the border of Park Slope and Boerum Hill. [Inhabitat]

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  • Governor Cuomo unveiled a $1.8 billion plan to redesign the South Bronx’s Sheridan Expressway with pedestrian walkways providing access to Starlight Park and the Bronx River. [WSJ]
  • Countdown clocks at the new Second Avenue Subway stations provide estimates, not real-time data. [NBC NY]
  • Charity Hearty Start teams up with local bodegas to deliver breakfast sandwiches to the homeless based on an easy-to-use online donation system. [Munchies]
  • The city is holding a design competition for a new “I Voted” stickers, which will be distributed during the November 7th city elections that include the race for the mayor’s office. [NYT]
  • What’s in store for the future of the Met now that its director resigned? [Vanity Fair]

Current “I Voted” stickers via Mandi Campbell/Twitter (R)

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  • Live blogging St. Patrick’s Day at McSorley’s. [Eater]
  • Don’t forget, starting Sunday the MTA fare hike takes effect–raising monthly and weekly MetroCard prices from $116.50 and $31 to $121 and $32. [Gothamist]
  • New Yorkers chose “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the winner of the “One Book, One New York” program. [Business Insider]
  • The American Kennel Club is relocating its Museum of the Dog to NYC from St. Louis in 2018, bringing dog art to Midtown. [TONY]
  • In the East Village, the Modern Love Club provides matchmaking services to millennials. [Atlas Obscura]

Museum of the Dog image via American Kennel Club

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  • $400M deal between Kushner Companies and Anbang for 666 Fifth Avenue raises eyebrows, insiders say the numbers don’t add up. [TRD]
  • Pritzker Prize–winning architect Richard Meier launches a 12-piece lighting collection. [Architizer]
  • Is Sixth Avenue the new Fifth Avenue? [NYP]
  • Mapping the roughly 120 Irish pub in Manhattan. [Vine Pair]
  • The Times Square police substation is linked to what once was one of the city’s largest peep shows. [Untapped]

Images: 666 Fifth Avenue via Vornado (L); McSorley’s by James and Karla Murray for 6sqft (R)

 

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  • In NYC, more than 24 new boutique fitness studios opened in 2016, and there are now 1,000+ locations on ClassPass. But when does the bubble burst? [Well + Good]
  • Most New Yorkers use Citi Bike to get to other transit stops quicker. [NYDN]
  • An interview with the CEO of State Street Global Advisors (the firm that commissioned the “Fearless Girl” statue) about the backstory of the piece and the company’s commitment to diversity. [Atlantic]
  • Snøhetta will design a hotel and education center for Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus. [ArchDaily]
  • A Gowanus tea house created a “Gowanus Canal” drink that looks like poison but is good for your body. [Eater]

Images: Via City Row (L); Via Snøhetta (R)

 

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  •  The 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture 2017. [BK Mag]
  • 81-year-old starchitect Norman Foster created an Instagram account to debunk imposters. [dezeen]
  • Related founder Stephen Ross gives a behind-the-scenes look at Hudson Yards. [Fox5 NY]
  • Why are Albert Einstein’s eyeballs in a safety deposit box in the city? [Untapped]
  • Checking in on Robert A.M. Stern’s 520 Park Avenue, now nearly topped off. [CityRealty]
  • A new paint line called Brooklyn in Color consists of 20 “smokey hues,” from grays to greens to deep magenta, that were “conceived to highlight architectural features in the home.” [Curbed]

Via Norman Foster/Instagram (L)

 

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  • Trump Tower sold its first condo since the President’s Inauguration, interestingly the buyer of the $2.2 million home is a Ukrainian shipping magnate heavily involved with Russian military equipment. [Mansion Global]
  • A former Navy freight ship may become a military-themed restaurant floating in the Hudson in Harlem. [West Side Rag]
  • Industry City-based designer Danielle Trofe talks about her Mush-Lume collection, graceful lamps made of mushroom roots. [WSJ]
  • This Friday, the Center for Architecture is holding Guess-A-Sketch, an architecture-themed, Pictionary-style tournament. [AIA NY]

Right: Via Baylander IX-514/Facebook

 

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  • Donald Trump proposed a mysterious pair of graveyards at the site of his tony golf course in Bedminster, NJ, one of which is for himself and his family. [Washington Post]
  • Staten Island’s 139-year-old Holtermann’s Bakery offers staples from bygone eras like Pullman loaves, santarts, and their signature meltaway cake. [NYT]
  • You can sign a petition urging Mayor de Blasio to keep the “Fearless Girl” statue permanently on Wall Street. [Change.org]
  • Meet Coconut Rob, Fort Greene’s “coconut king” who wants you to drink sugarcane for your health. [Saveur]

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Images: Fulton Ferry collision of 1868 via NYPL (L); BIG’s Via 57 © Danica O. Kus (R)

 

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  • Airbnb is conducting a competitive analysis of Craigslist to assess getting into the sublet and temporary rental market. [Bloomberg]
  • The neighbor of the late Joan Rivers, who had a five-year legal battle with the building and Rivers, is now trying her “shabby” apartment as a rental. [Douglas Elliman]
  • A look inside Jacques Torres‘ new chocolate museum. [NBC]
  • Here are the neighborhoods where you’re most likely to get a parking ticket. [ABC]
  • From his mom-and-pop pharmacy to a leather store along the Gowanus Canal, Sir Patrick Stewart shares his favorite Park Slope locales. [GQ]
  • Legendary New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff is retiring at the end of April. [Boing Boing]

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  • Demolition can officially proceed at the contentious site of the Brooklyn Heights Library, where a 36-story luxury condo tower will rise. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
  • The 10,000-square-foot Hamptons home where Hillary and Bill Clintons summered in 2011 and 2012 has found a buyer. [NYO]
  • The team behind the new Four Seasons says they want to turn the former power lunch spot into a true “foodie destination,” which will set each diner back about $150. [Grub Street]
  • Beyer Blinder Belle will provide technical support for Annabelle Selldorf’s Frick Collection expansion. [Curbed]
  • What the sanitation commissioner has to say about the future of waste in NYC. [Untapped]

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  • Ridgewoood’s the Box Factory, a new hub for retail, dining, and creative office space, hopes to lure tenants from Manhattan and Williamsburg. [Curbed]
  • In 2016, one-bedroom rents in NYC rose the most in the South Bronx. [NYT]
  • Attend a panel discussion on Tribeca’s windowless AT&T building, thought to be an NSA surveillance site. [Swiss Institute]
  • Ikea’s new furniture system uses wood dowels that snap together in minutes. [dezeen]

Images: The Box Factory via Fogarty Finger (L); via Ikea (R)

 

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released maps that detail the health trends of New Yorkers, from diabetes and obesity to binge drinking to health insurance and checkups. [Gothamist]
  • Looking at the slew of sophisticated, well-designed affordable housing developments coming to the South Bronx. [NYT]
  • The Historic Districts Council has a fun new app for their “Six to Celebrate” neighborhoods, this year including Mott Haven, Chelsea, and Hart Island, that offers interactive walking tour guides. [6sqft inbox]
  • What if subway messages took into account riders emotions? [CityLab]

 

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Spring Street Salt Shed, Dattner Architects, WXY, Tribeca, Hudson Square, Soho
  • De Blasio’s 90 new homeless shelters will be located in the areas where New Yorkers last lived before applying for shelter. This interactive map shows where they’ll be. [Crain’s]
  • Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was outed as last summer’s renter of the East Hampton estate where Jackie O spent her childhood summers. [NYP]
  • The New York Public Library has acquired Lou Reed’s complete archive, including 300 linear feet of paper records and 600+ hours of live recording. [Gothamist]
  • Go inside the Department of Sanitation’s new Spring Street garage and $20 million prismatic, concrete salt shed. [Untapped]
  • New Jersey might implement the same Airbnb laws as New York, banning short-term rentals under 30 days. [NYO]
  • A 3D-printed house went up in Russia in just 24 hours. [designboom]

Images: Rendering of the salt shed via Dattner Architects (L); Lou Reed photographed by Julian Schnabel (R)

 

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Jacques Torres Chocolate, Hudson Square
  • Jacques Torres will soon open “Choco-Story New York, The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres” at his Hudson Square location. [Eater]
  • The city is seeking proposals for the first publicly-funded virtual reality and augmented reality lab. [DNAinfo]
  • Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is opening a $30 million restaurant at 28 Liberty Street; its 60th-floor ballroom will be the highest in the city. [NYP]
  • Spanish Catalan architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of RCR Arquitectes have won the 2017 Pritzker Prize. [ArchDaily]
  • Industry City-based Keap Candles has four new scents; this is their second collection launched through Kickstarter. [6sqft inbox]
  • Last year, there was an increase of 600 million ride-share vehicles on city streets, the first time since 1989 that cars accounted for more growth in travel than transit. [Streetsblog]

Images: Jacques Torres’ location at 350 Hudson Street (L); 28 Liberty Street (R)

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  • Did you know Pleistocene-era mollusks have been discovered in Manhattan? This interactive map plots every dinosaur fossil found on Earth. [Popular Mechanics]
  • Philip Johnson’s Wiley House in New Canaan, CT gets a $2 million price chop. [Inhabitat]
  • This Williamsburg speakeasy is hidden by the freezer door in a Mexican bodega. [Untapped]
  • Sales launch at 75 Kenmare Street, a new boutique Nolita condo from Andre Kikoski Architects with interiors by Lenny Kravitz. [CityRealty]
  • Researchers at the Morgan Library & Museum are capturing the smell of its old books to reconstruct the building’s 1906 aroma. [Hyper Allergic]

Images: 75 Kenmare Street (L); Smell sampling equipment by Christine Nelson for the Morgan (R)

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  • Exploring the recovery and development boom of Newark. [Bloomberg]
  • Documents from the White House show that Jared Kushner retains some real estate holdings associated with Kushner Companies, despite stepping down as CEO. [TRD]
  • The city, who owns the trademark for Tavern on the Green, is taking legal action against a NJ firm that wants to franchise the iconic restaurant name. [WSJ]
  • Mapping what life looks like without the L Train. [Streetsblog]
  • Frank Gehry is teaching a 15-lesson online architecture class for only $90; he’ll even critique some students’ work. [6sqft inbox]
  • Check out the views from Midtown’s 555TEN, now leasing with two months free rent. [CityRealty]

 

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  • Disney Research created a new technology that can wirelessly power an entire room and charge devices. [Travel + Leisure]
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart are donating $1.6 million to send the graduating class of Red Hook’s Summit Academy Charter School to any SUNY school on four-year scholarships. [DNAinfo]
  • See all 60,000+ New York Times front pages since 1852 in less than 60 seconds in this amazing timelapse. [Colossal]
  • This Sheepshead Bay store sells hundreds of evil eye amulets, handpicked in Istanbul markets. [NYT]

Images: Via Josh Begley (L) Via Vik Walker/Flickr (R)

 

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  • The Renwick Hotel opened its Gertrude Stein Suite, the first in the historic building dedicated to a female author. [Conde Naste Traveler]
  • Though Mayor de Blasio asked for $35 million in federal funding to cover Trump Tower security for 73 days, it actually only cost $25 million. [Gothamist]
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative wants to construct the architect’s unbuilt and demolished buildings. [Architect Magazine]
  • When the High Line’s Spur opens in 2018, it will feature monumental works of public art. Now on view are 12 small-scale versions of what may come. [CityLab]
  • The gritty history of the Elk Hotel, one of Times Square’s last pay-by-the-hour hotels. [Untapped]
  • NYPD’s media sensation “Hipster Cop” is retiring after 25 years. [Metro]

Bell Machine by Jonathan Berger, via Friends of the High Line

 

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