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After a highly successful inaugural year, the 92nd Y and Hundred Stories PR has announced the return of “City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit.” The two-day conference brings together today’s foremost architects, real estate developers, and design innovators to “explore new departures, trends, and initiatives for the NYC landscape.” This year’s 50+ speaker lineup includes architects such as Robert A.M. Stern, Daniel Libeskind, and Billie Tsien, interior designers Anthony Baratta, Ken Fulk, and Ghislaine Viñas, and developers Ziel Feldman of HFZ Capital Group and Ken Horn of Alchemy Properties. The group will discuss everything from adaptive reuse to the future of Penn Station and will provide a first-hand account of some of NYC’s most anticipated projects, including Hudson Yards’ sculpture The Vessel, the Lowline, and Pier 17.
6sqft has teamed up with the 92nd Y and Hundred Stories to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the conference–worth $200!
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For the past 26 years, the New York Botanical Garden has been putting on their annual Holiday Train Show, set against a backdrop of 150 NYC landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. In addition to classics like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty, this year’s exhibition showcases new replicas of iconic Midtown skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, General Electric Building, and St. Bartholomew’s Church.
And while this is certainly a magical treat for children, NYBG puts on something special for adults, too. The 21-and-over Bar Car Nights are after-dark viewings of the Train Show, complete with seasonal bars, the all-new Visitor Center Fire Pit, live dueling piano performances in the cafe, and illuminated Snow Globe Dancers that will guide your through the grounds. Sound like fun? The Garden is offering three lucky 6sqft readers a pair of tickets to these special evenings.
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With cleanup efforts underway along the notoriously polluted Canal and a slew of new developments rising, Gowanus is undoubtedly one of the top neighborhoods to watch. But we can’t talk about its future without also looking back at its history. On October 28th, the Municipal Art Society is hosting a walking tour of Gowanus led by architectural historian Matt Postal that will explore the area’s past as an industrial shipping center and its transformation into a trendy, artistic enclave. Not only will the two-hour tour take you to the city’s oldest concrete structure and oldest retractile bridge, but it’ll make stops at the new residential and commercial spaces. Interested in attending for free? MAS is giving away two tickets to “Gowanus Grows in Brooklyn,” but today is the last day to enter!
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Now in its 15th year, Taste of the Village returns next month with a delicious fundraiser for Washington Square Park. Hosted by the Washington Square Park Conservancy, more than 30 local purveyors will set up under the historic Arch, offering samples of their tasty food and drinks accompanied by performances by Park musicians. This year’s roster includes longtime favorites like Murray’s Cheese, The Spotted Pig, and Otto, along with much-talked-about newcomers including Nix, Loring Place, and Seabird.
6sqft has partnered with the Conservancy to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets–which is worth $250 and provides one-hour early access to the event, taking place on September 19th from 5:30-8:00pm.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
On Monday, September 11th we’ll randomly pick one winner from our Facebook page and one from Instagram, each of whom will receive a set of two tickets.
When it comes to Art Deco architecture in NYC, Anthony W. Robins is your guy. A native New Yorker, 20-year veteran of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and author of books on Grand Central Terminal, the World Trade Center, and the art and architecture of the subway system, Robins is considered the foremost expert on the ornamental, geometric style, having organized the first regularly scheduled series of Art Deco tours through the Art Deco Society of New York in 1981.
Robins has now taken over 30 years of experience in New York’s Art Deco architecture and distilled it into his latest book, “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture.” Starting with an introduction on the style and its history in NYC, the book includes 15 walking tour itineraries across the boroughs, each with a handy map designed by legendary cartographer John Tauranac. 6sqft has partnered up with the author to offer a signed copy of the book to one reader.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
Snap a picture (using your best photography skills, of course) of your favorite piece of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the five boroughs. Share it with us on Instagram @6sqft with the hashtag #6sqftArtDeco and the location. On Tuesday, July 11th we’ll pick our favorite photo and give one lucky reader a signed copy of “New York Art Deco.”
Cities for Tomorrow is back for its fourth year, and 6sqft has teamed up with the New York Times to give one lucky reader a free pass (worth $995!) to the event taking place July 10th–11th in Midtown Manhattan. Join creative visionaries and leaders in the real estate, urban planning, and political fields such as Momofuku founder David Chang, former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld, NextGen Climate founder Tom Steyer, and filmmaker Barry Jenkins as they discuss topics ranging from the new power of private money to the future of bricks-and-mortar retail, from cities’ impact on the national climate agenda to the realities of leading during a time of partisan politics, from the promises and pitfalls of smart technology to fresh approaches to entrepreneurship.
HOW TO ENTER: All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter here. If you’ve already signed up, simply leave a comment below telling us what topic off this year’s agenda interests you the most. The deadline to enter is 11:59PM, Thursday, June 29th, and we will email the winner on Friday, June 30th. Good luck!
Those interested in purchasing a ticket can register here and get 20 percent off the admission price.
The Bronx has its own hot sauce, Bushwick has its own candle, and now Williamsburg has its own board game, thanks to Compass broker and Williamsburg resident Ralph Modica!
“Burgopoly” is a BK-themed version of the classic real estate game Monopoly, taking players through the trials and tribulations of living in NYC—think bedbug infestations, your tub overflowing and the end of tax abatements on your condo (eek)—while setting them in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood. Although the game isn’t for sale (Ralph created it for clients who meet him at the closing table), 6sqft has paired up with the Modica team to give away THREE Burgopoly board games to THREE lucky readers. The last day to enter is Thursday, April 14, 2016.
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6sqft recently interviewed the Museum of Food and Drink‘s executive director Peter Kim and the Neighborhood Preservation Center‘s executive director Felicia Mayro about how food and preservation fit together. As part of the interview, Peter will be giving free admission to the MOFAD Lab in Williamsburg to one lucky 6sqft reader and a guest. You’ll get to see their first exhibit “Flavor: Making It and Faking It,” an in-depth and multi-sensory exploration of the $25 billion flavor simulation industry. Thanks to science and history displays, the one-of-a-kind “smell synth,” and various tasting tablets of flavors like MSG and vanilla bean, you’ll never think about flavoring the same again.
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Whether you’ve been a long-time typography enthusiast or just recently jumped on the bandwagon of Helvetica fans and Comic Sans haters, you’ll love this new book from South Carolina-based graphic designer Nikki Villagomez. Titled “Culture+Typography How Culture Affects Typography,” her book investigates how design choices from type selection, color usage and more can be informed by the language of the cultural surroundings. If you’re looking for a new great design for your brand or you’re just a font fanatic, this book will be a great addition to your collection or your coffee table. We’ve teamed up with Nikki and are giving away THREE of her books to three lucky readers!
To enter, all you need to do is:
1. Subscribe to our newsletter (if you haven’t already)
For architecture buffs and design lovers, Open House New York Weekend is a veritable holiday. For two days every October, the doors to some of the five boroughs’ most important buildings are unlocked, allowing guests to experience the city in a new way and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. This year, 250 sites range from historic to contemporary and residential to industrial, and the event also includes walking tours, talks, and performances. Highlights include the 1920s gilded Loew’s Kings Theatre, Philip Johnson’s World’s Fair relic known as the New York State Pavilion, and Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest rooftop farm.
We’ve teamed up with our friends over at OHNY to offer 6sqft readers the chance to win a Weekend Passport to the event, a unique VIP button that allows the wearer and a guest front-of-the-line access to all sites and programs that don’t require advance reservations.
Here’s how to enter:
Today is the last day to snap a picture (using your best photography skills, of course) of your favorite piece of architecture anywhere in the five boroughs. Share it with us on Instagram @openhousenewyork and @6sqft with the hashtag #sendmetoOHNY with the location. Tomorrow we’ll pick our favorite photo and send one lucky reader to OHNY in style.
Click here for more information about Open House New York Weekend 2015 >>