Midtown West

City Living, Events, Midtown West

Photo courtesy of Jason Greenspan

A new theater opening in Midtown next month adds a modern twist to a classic New York City experience. Opening on September 21 at Brookfield Properties’ mixed-use development Manhattan West, Midnight Theatre is a 160-seat performance venue that flaunts an Art Deco-inspired interior coupled with state-of-the-art technology. The theater includes a 270-degree immersive projection system that can alter the appearance of the venue’s interior and can “transport visitors anywhere as part of a performance’s narrative or needs.” Conceptualized by creative director Warren Adcock, the venue will be a hotspot for music, theatre, performance art, and magic.

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Midtown West, Policy

Photo by Danazar on Wikimedia

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on who will pick up the tab for the planned reconstruction and expansion of Penn Station and the redevelopment of the surrounding area. The financial agreement between city and state assures that a consistent level of property tax revenue is maintained and underscores a commitment to not raising taxes or transit fares by using funds from privately financed development to help pay for the project.

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Art, Midtown West

“Windy” by Meriem Bennani, co-commissioned by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary. Image courtesy of the artist, High Line and Audemars Piguet

New York City-based artist Meriem Bennani last week debuted her first public sculpture, a captivating kinetic structure that kicked off the summer season of the High Lines Art’s program. Windy, co-commissioned by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary, is a 9-foot-tall spinning structure comprised of approximately 200 black foam discs that spin at different speeds and in unique sequences. Located on the High Line at 24th Street, Bennani’s piece will stay on view to the public until May 2023.

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Architecture, Design, Midtown West, Policy

All renderings courtesy of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office

The plan to modernize Penn Station has officially entered the design phase. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the state is now requesting proposals from architecture and engineering firms to redevelop the dark and crowded Midtown transit hub into a light-filled train station “worthy of being the epicenter of the most vibrant city on the planet,” according to the governor. Proposals are due July 28 and a winning bid could be selected by late summer or early fall.

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Midtown West, Policy

Photo of Manhattan West © Jakob Dahlin

A mixed-use development in Midtown this month announced a new initiative that aims to create a campus-wide sustainable food system. Manhattan West will become the first-ever “Rethink Certified Campus,” requiring every food establishment at the development to donate their excess food and prepare free meals for New York City families facing food insecurities, developer Brookfield Properties and nonprofit Rethink Food announced. Funded with a $250,000 donation by Brookfield, the project is expected to collect five tons of excess food and provide 50,000 meals to families in need.

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Cool Listings, Midtown West

Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg

Situated on the 18th floor of the iconic Parc Vendome at 340 West 57th Street, this three-bedroom residence has been featured in Architectural Digest, and we can see why. Asking $4,350,000, the 2,600-square-foot Manhattan apartment has understated pre-war details, graciously proportioned rooms, and closets galore. Owned for 25 years by philanthropist, educator, and humanitarian Vartan Gregorian, the home’s layout puts everything right where you’d want it, with space to spare.

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City Living, Midtown West

Target opens new store in the heart of Times Square

By Devin Gannon, Thu, March 31, 2022

All photos courtesy of Target

Target next month will open a new location in one of the busiest pedestrian blocks in the city. The company’s 92nd store in the greater New York City area opens in Times Square on Monday, April 3, bringing a 33,000-square-foot location to 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Fitting in with its neon neighbors, the exterior of the new store features an illuminated sign of the company mascot Bullseye.

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Events, Midtown West

All images courtesy of Jeremy Daniel

Starting Wednesday, visitors will be able to soar through the sky on an aerial tour of New York City in a flying theater. Located at 160 West 45th Street, RiseNY is a state-of-the-art virtual experience created and produced by Running Subway that takes participants on an exhilarating journey of the city skyline and cultural landmarks. The experience is a three-part journey starting with a film narrated by Jeff Goldblum, taking guests through the recreation of NYC’s first subway station and delving into the city’s global impact.

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Architecture, Midtown West

Image courtesy of TSX Broadway

One of the most city’s most iconic Broadway theaters, the Palace Theater, began its rise last week to a spot 30 feet over Times Square. The 105-year-old theater is being lifted three stories as part of a $2.5 billion mixed-use development project, TSX Broadway, set to rise at 1568 Broadway. It will take six to eight weeks for the theater to achieve its final height of 30 feet.

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Events, holidays, Midtown West

Image courtesy of Times Square Alliance

The New Year has arrived in New York. The iconic seven-foot-tall numerals that sit beneath the New Year’s Eve crystal ball arrived in Times Square on Monday. The numbers are available for viewing at Times Square Plaza between 46th and 47th Street until noon on December 23 until they take their place on top of One Times Square.

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