Daily Link Fix

Daily Link Fix

Via WFU Law School/Flickr (L); via Dennis Wilkinson/Flickr (R)

  • Here are 8 ways to celebrate Pi Day in NYC. [Untapped Cities]
  • Tomorrow is also Tribeca Art+Culture Night, featuring more than 100 artists and creatives and eight exclusive events. [Tribeca Citizen]
  • Brooklyn-born U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals her favorite New York City eats. [amNY]
  • Check out the condos available in famous buildings designed by top female architects. [CityRealty]
  • Ikea’s New York stores now offer on-demand furniture assembly service via TaskRabbit. [Curbed]

Daily Link Fix

Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, burger and fries

Via Wiki Commons (L); via Pixabay (R)

  • Shake Shack is the latest in a long-list of foodie favorites to plan a Hudson Yards outpost. [TRD]
  • The city appointed its first nightlife mayor, 47-year-old Ariel Palitz. She’ll be tasked with promoting industry and dealing with relations between after-hours spots and neighbors. [NYT]
  • Google Maps now lets businesses promote themselves as women-led. [Reuters]
  • More and more NYC developers are putting public art in their new private buildings. [CityRealty]
  • Will Smith’s former Nolita rental is on the market for $12M. [Curbed]
  • Check out these vintage Vogue photos of over-the-top bathrooms. [Apartment Therapy]
  • Only five NYC statues depict females, so in honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, Old Navy’s “Flower Empower” initiative decked them out in floral capes. [Untapped Cities]
  • The city suspended the 421-a tax break for 1,700 properties, including all owners at 56 Leonard, who they say failed to file the appropriate paperwork. [TRD]


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Nomad landmarks, Emmet Building, Hotel Seville

The Hotel Seville (L) and Emmet Building (R), via the LPC

  • The LPC has designated two historic Nomad buildings as individual landmarks, the Beaux-Arts Hotel Seville (today the Nomad Hotel) and the Emmet Building, a 1912 Neo-Renaissance commercial skyscraper. [NYC LPC]
  • Chelsea’s Joyce Theater is trying out a new pay-what-you-wish initiative. [WSJ]
  • Donald Trump fell 222 places on Forbes’ annual world billionaires list. [The Cut]
  • A guide to Industry City’s food hall. [Eater]
  • Want to get married in Brooklyn? There’s options whether you want “wedding-affordable” or “real-life affordable.” [Brooklyn Based]
  • Spend 4/20 at a paranormal seance in Dumbo. [Brokelyn]
  • Be among the first to move into Essex Crossing; leasing launches at The Rollins. [CityRealty]

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NYC affordable housing

Via Wiki Commons (L); Via New York Distilling Co./Facebook (R)

  • Excavation work has begun on Long Island City’s Court Square City View, Queens’ future tallest tower. [CityRealty]
  • Tribeca’s Farm.One is an indoor vertical farm that grows 100 ingredients for some of NYC’s top restaurants. [Cool Hunting]
  • Despite tax code changes under the Trump administration, Mayor de Blasio is plugging away at his affordable housing plan, spending a record $1.1 billion last year on the initiative. [NYT]
  • Brooklyn-made bourbon: A guide to local distilleries. [Brokelyn]
  • As part of their NextGen Neighborhoods Program to activate “underutilized” spaces on NYCHA land, the city has released an RFP for a 35-story tower at the Lower East Side’s LaGuardia Houses. [Bowery Boogie]


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New York public library, bryant park

NYPL via Wiki Commons (L); East End Avenue via CityRealty (R)

  • Have a library card? You can now stream 30,000 films for free from the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. [Time Out NY]
  • What it’s like living in one of NYC’s turrets. [NY Mag]
  • NYC now has 7,500 tech companies employing 120,000 people, 60% more than a decade ago. [Crain’s]
  • A new children’s book tells the story of Massimo Vignelli’s original 1972 subway map. [Design Observer]
  • During the first half of the 20th century, NYC parks were teaching farms for kids. [Edible Manhattan]
  • East End Avenue, Yorkville’s “most tranquil” thoroughfare, is experiencing a development boom. [CityRealty]
  • 10 NYC music venues that double as art galleries. [Untapped Cities]


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]


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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]


Daily Link Fix

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]


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