When Adam Moss stepped down as editor of New York magazine last month, it marked the end of an era. Since taking the helm of the august title in 2004, Moss had helped set the industry standard for magazine journalism, documenting the life of the city in all its highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable glory. Of course, as dedicated media-watchers know, much of the New York‘s DNA was apparent three decades ago, when Moss emerged from Manhattan’s media landscape as the 30-year-old wunderkind behind the much-loved, short-lived 7 Days magazine. Published by then-Voice owner Leonard Stern for two years bridging the ’80s and ’90s, 7 Days was a glorious failure, bleeding money, but minting the reputations for a generation of fledgling journalists. Flipping through the 7 Days archives today is an exercise in delightful discovery. There’s Jeffrey Toobin writing about the Yankees, long before he became the lead legal analyst for … [Read more...] about 7 Days: The Slow Death of the New York Accent
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | It’s a Crumbling Road to Despair. Can New York Fix the B.Q.E.? Advertisement Supported by Critic’s Notebook ByMichael Kimmelman April 10, 2019 Sometimes life in New York can seem like an endless exercise in simply keeping bad from getting worse. Last week, crowds gathered in Brooklyn Heights to stick a collective finger in yet another crumbling dike, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Notoriously choked with traffic, a clattery, belching, potholed sluice of despair, built for 47,000 vehicles, now used by 153,000 cars and trucks a day, the long-neglected midcentury highway is collapsing. Experts give it until 2026 — in infrastructure terms, the day after tomorrow — when big trucks may no longer be able to use it. Serving working stiffs from Staten Island, truck … [Read more...] about It’s a Crumbling Road to Despair. Can New York Fix the B.Q.E.?
By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN MARCH 14, 2019 By Michael Kimmelman March 14, 2019 You can see it on the skyline or along the Hudson River, upending Manhattan’s silhouette. During the last half dozen years it has materialized almost like a mirage, levitating above more than a dozen gritty acres of working rail tracks on the Far West Side. The largest mixed-use private real estate venture in American history, it is called Hudson Yards. The first massive tower emerged at the apex of the High Line, looming over it, a shingled, spiky, reflective blue-glass behemoth, shaped by eccentric cuts and angles, as if sheared by a giant Ginsu knife. Since then, at jaw-dropping magnitudes you can’t begin to grasp until you are actually standing there, Hudson Yards has sprouted a seven-story, 720,000-square-foot shopping mall. There are also four more supertall skyscrapers as well as a $500 million city-sponsored arts center called the Shed, featuring a giant sliding … [Read more...] about Hudson Yards Is Manhattan’s Biggest, Newest, Slickest Gated Community. Is This the Neighborhood New York Deserves?
Recent news regarding Amazon’s headquarters has put New York City back on the map for some real estate investors. HQ2’s new home will be located in Long Island City, across the East River, within New York City’s neighborhood of Queens. Just 10 minutes from the Upper East Side via one of eight subway lines, LI City is on the western edge of Long Island – so waterfront parks in the area feature views of the Manhattan skyline. The city was first formed in 1870 as its own city, then folded into the city of New York in 1898. Today, the area is known for waterfront parks, restaurants, bars, higher education and a diverse community. It’s place for the arts, tech and industry. HQ2 could bring more than 25,000 employees looking for a high-quality place to live to the neighborhood starting in 2019. After all, Amazon says it will lease 4 million square feet of “energy-efficient office space,” but may expand to 8 million square feet. Already, the company … [Read more...] about Why now may be the time to invest in New York real estate
Greg Griffin, University of Texas at Austin Published 6:02 am CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Greg Griffin, University of Texas at Austin and Junfeng Jiao, University of Texas at Austin (THE CONVERSATION) When New York and Chicago decided to expand their public bike share systems a few years back, city officials wanted to go about it democratically. Using community meetings, workshops and interactive maps, they asked the public where they wanted new bike stations to be built. “I have consistently found that local neighborhoods know their area better than anyone,” Joseph R. Lentol, a New York State assemblyman from Brooklyn, said after city officials in 2014 announced a major expansion of New York’s year-old Citi Bike system. The Chicago Department of Transportation also thanked residents for their input in locating the 175 new bike stations … [Read more...] about Chicago, New York discounted most public input in expanding bike systems