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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.”

 

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By Alyssa Alimurung, Thu, March 16, 2017

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We’re opening up the tipline. Send us everything from historic maps to useful websites to fun events and even newsworthy photos. We also love knowing about what’s happening in your neighborhood. Any new developments? A cool art installation?  Tip us off at tips [at] 6sqft [dot] com. Make sure to include any attachments, photos, and links. All tips will be reviewed by our editors and if they find a great fit, we’ll write it up!

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By Alyssa Alimurung, Sat, January 9, 2016

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By Alyssa Alimurung, Tue, October 20, 2015

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Events, Features, Social Media

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For the past two weeks, 6sqft readers have been exploring all five boroughs of the city and Instagramming photos of their favorite architecture to win an Open House New York Weekend Passport. We received tons of fabulous entries, and after much deliberation, we’ve picked our winner! Drumroll please….

The winner this way

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Follow 6sqft on Twitter!

By Annie Doge, Mon, July 20, 2015

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Admit it: you’re already on Twitter perusing the feeds all day during work hours. Your secret is safe with us, but only if you follow 6sqft too! Click the button below to automatically follow 6sqft’s 140 characters of real estate, neighborhood news and architecture, or feel free to take a look first.


City Living, Social Media, Technology

On the Grid, Hyperakt, travel apps

These days when we travel we look for recommendations from real people, whether it be through friends or poring over online reviews. Brooklyn design firm Hyperakt recognized this trend and created a new platform that calls itself the “designer’s neighborhood guide.” Dubbed On the Grid, the site is a place “where local design firms contribute personalized descriptions for their favorite places,” according to Gizmodo. Along with the picks and reviews, Hyperakt adds sharp photos, maps, and fun illustrations of local landmarks. They also categorize the picks with icons like a wine glass for bars, paint palette for cultural spots, and dumbbell for fitness outposts. Though On the Grid wasn’t designed as an app, it works just as nicely on a mobile device as it does on a regular computer screen.

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Send In Your Questions and Get Them Turned Into Stories

By Alyssa Alimurung, Mon, June 15, 2015

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Ever wondered how designers work around NYC’s tiny apartments? We’ll get in touch with the space-saving gurus at noroof Architects. Or maybe you want to know about the origins of the city’s street art? We know an artist who was part of the first generation of subway graffiti artists. Or it could be as simple as wanting to know more about your beloved neighborhood. We’ll chat with brokers who’ve been working the nabe for decades. You’ve got questions about this big city, and we’re willing to get the answers. Whatever they may be, send in your inquires to [email protected] or tweet them to us with #Ask6sqft and we’ll select a few to turn into stories on 6sqft!

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Design, Social Media, Technology

morpholio project, morpholio crit, crit, iphone app

Gone are the days of sifting through email threads, text messages and sketches on napkins. Imagine being able to comment, suggest changes, and markup images with your architect throughout the whole design process using just your iPhone or iPad. Enter Morpholio Crit, the newly launched brainchild of The Morpholio Project.

Learn more about the app here

History, Social Media, Technology

We’ve taken a look at a couple of fascinating websites that let users tour their city’s history through historic photos or overlaid maps from 1600 to present day, but a new app is trying to reach a similar goal on your mobile phone in real time. Pivot is an augmented reality app that alerts users when they’re near a “pivot point,” at which time they can raise their phones and see pictures and videos of what that exact location looked like in the past. The app’s creators hope this will become a historical preservation platform.

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