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  • Green City Force is a program that builds farms on NYCHA land to teach residents ages 18 to 24 about healthy food. [NYDN]
  • New York bagels are bigger, more pliable, and salty, whereas Montreal bagels are sweeter, smaller, and crispier, with a chewy interior. So who reigns supreme? [AV Club]
  • Until April 16th, Stuy Town is offering a move-in bonus of up to $3,600 for all new leases. [CityRealty]
  • Donald Trump Jr. won’t run for NY governor in 2018, though “someday” he might. [The Hill]
  • Just in time for spring cleaning, here’s a round-up of decluttering apps. [NYT]
  • These eerie photos show the abandoned interior of the James A. Farley Post Office. [Untapped]

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  • Upper East Side establishments that suffered during the Second Avenue Subway construction are now seeing an uptick in business. [am NY]
  • Take an interactive walking tour of 42nd Street’s history. [NY Mag]
  • Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image is raising $40,000 on Kickstarter to open a permanent Jim Henson exhibit. [DNAinfo]
  • Six landlords own one-third of the Garment District, and most of their tenants are not in fashion. [Crain’s]
  • The “Charging Bull” sculptor says the newly adjacent “Fearless Girl” statue violates his rights; he’s demanding the city release documents showing what procedures were followed. [NYP]
  • A “Friends” musical is coming to NYC. [Independent]

Images: Melanie Hunt via Instagram (L); Via Museum of the Moving Image (R)

 

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  • The Union Square Greenmarket will offer Saturday beer and spirit tastings from licensed state breweries and distilleries. [Gothamist]
  • Attend an adult sleepover at the Bronx Zoo next month. [UpOut]
  • Zoning proposal capping the height of Sutton Place towers at 25 stories is officially submitted to the city, a day after Gamma Real Estate made headway in its plans to build an 850-foot tower there. [DNAinfo]
  • Is Las Vegas the most “American city?” [Fast Co. Design]
  • Take an internal tour behind Times Square’s giant advertisement signs. [Untapped]

 

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  • Vornado’s Steven Roth wants to sell his stake in Kushner Companies’ embattled 666 Fifth Avenue. [NYP]
  • Coney Island’s Luna Park, which includes the Cyclone, is officially open for the season! [amNY]
  • Though wigs are increasingly popular, the artisans who make them in New York are vanishing. [NYT]
  • Shake Shack will open its first Staten Island outpost at the new Empire Outlets development. [Eater]
  • Watch the trailer for BIG TIME, the new Bjarke Ingels’ documentary. [ArchDaily]

 

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  • Slow turn boxes, aka curb extensions, are part of a new pilot program at intersections where turning drivers are known to injure pedestrians. [Planetizen]
  • Research finds that it’s more efficient if everyone stands on an escalator instead of some people walking on it. [NYT]
  • Postal workers in Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens are among the most attacked by dogs in the U.S., with 27 and 22 attacks respectively. [NBC New York]
  • The Wildenstein mansion, which earlier this week became Manhattan’s most expensive townhouse when it sold for $79.5 million, will be turned into corporate offices. [Commercial Observer]
  • A new East Village bar is donating all profits to anti-Trump causes like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. [Eater]

 

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  • The American Copper Buildings welcome their first residents. [CityRealty]
  • A taxi medallion sold for $241,000 last week, less than one-fifth of what the tags were going for just four years ago. [NYP]
  • Powamekka Cafe is popping up on the LES this weekend. It’ll be inspired by Tupac Shakur’s own restaurant vision, offer his favorite foods, and display plenty of memorabilia. [Eater]
  • A 220-year-old home on Roosevelt Island, its oldest landmark, is up for auction for a renovation. [DNAinfo]
  • How Trump’s budget cuts could affect NYC community gardens. [WNYC]

 

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  • It was inevitable–Industry City is getting an avocado bar that’ll serve toasts, salads, bowls and smoothies. [Gothamist]
  • New Yorkers share their love of athleisure. [Business Insider]
  • Meet the 21-year-old NYU student running for City Council. [NYP]
  • Corcoran teamed up with helicopter company BLADE to fly prospective renters out to the Hamptons to look at properties. [Curbed Hamptons]
  • The first Citywide Ferry has arrived in NYC, with three more not far behind. [DNAinfo]

Images: Via Avocaderia (L); Via BLADE (R)

 

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  • The number of red-tailed hawks in Manhattan has increased to 15 from just three in 2006. [WSJ]
  • More than one million people moved out of the New York area to other parts of the country since 2010, more than any other major metropolitan area. [NYP]
  • What if we returned Riker’s Island to its natural state? [Untapped]
  • The Upper East Side’s Le Cirque was considered NYC’s glitziest restaurant for 40 years. What happened? [Bloomberg]
  • Thanks to a community organizing effort, bike-share ridership in Bed-Stuy is outpacing the rest of the city. [Streetsblog]

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  • Come June, “The Daily Show” will open “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” in NYC. [Gothamist]
  • Trader Joe’s is opening a second Upper West Side location, at 93rd and Columbus. [West Side Rag]
  • A Quinnipiac poll found that New Yorkers favor the Mets over the Yanks 45 to 43 percent. [DNAinfo]
  • Nordic walking poles, lobster, Harry Potter glasses, and an elf cut-out–Uber listed their 50 most unique forgotten items. [Mashable]

Couple outside an Uber via Uber (R)

 

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  • New stormproof plans released for Battery Park City, including a new pavillion building designed by Perkins Eastman. [Tribeca Citizen]
  • Kirsten Dunst first listed her vintage-cool Soho penthouse as a $12,500/month rental in 2014, and then as a $5 million sale last month. She’s now lowered the price to $4.5 million.  [Mansion Global]
  • The CEO of Anthony Bourdain’s SuperPier food hall stepped down, and despite the projected 2019 opening, they’ve yet to sign a lease. [Eater]
  • The Museum of the City of New York’s latest exhibit features vintage WWI posters designed by NYC artists. [Untapped]
  • Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg open this weekend! [TONY]

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  • Extell has secured $168 million in EB-5 funds for their Central Park Tower, but the completion date has been pushed back a year to November 2020. [TRD]
  • A Manhattan judge upheld a one-year rent freeze on rent-stabilized apartments. [Gothamist]
  • NYC second graders will get to name 13 of the new citywide ferry boats. [DNAinfo]
  • Street artist Buff Monster brought his Air-Ink murals to NYC. The technology processes up to 95% of air captured from vehicles into safe-to-use ink and paint. [Cool Hunting]
  • Broadway musical “In Transit” will give free weekly MetroCards to those who buy tickets by Friday for any performance before April 30. [WSJ]

Via Buff Monster (R)

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  • New York-based designer (and 13-year U.S. citizen) Karim Rashid said he had a “crazy journey” getting by US Border Control at JFK. [Dezeen]
  • Discovery’s trivia show “Cash Cab” hasn’t aired new episodes since 2005, but it’ll return later this year with a series of guest hosts. [Huffington Post]
  • 10 lost or never-built structures in Prospect Park. [Untapped]
  • An analysis from the Health Department found that pedestrian fatality rates are highest on streets in low-income neighborhoods. [Streetsblog]
  • Some law enforcement experts say the 11-year real estate history of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort fit a pattern used in money laundering. [WNYC]

 

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Images: Fearless Girl via Melanie Hunt/Instagram (L); via Citywide Ferry (R)

 

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  • 17th century Barberini tapestries now on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. [Untapped]
  • Baseball commentator and former Yankees and Mets pitcher David Cone has listed his Greenwich Lane pad for $10.5 million, which he bought just a year ago for $8 million. [NYP]
  • Elevators are rising to the challenge of supertall towers with lighter components, motion monitors and other technological advances. [WSJ]
  • Shake Shack is now testing delivery through Caviar. [Eater]
  • What if we hung skyscrapers from orbiting asteroids? [Dezeen]

 

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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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  • 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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