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?
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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
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe Aug. 17, 2018 Good morning on this still-sultry Friday. The outpouring of love for Aretha Franklin continues a day after the “Queen of Soul” died. She was 76. Ms. Franklin was, to put it succulently, “one of America’s greatest singers in any style,” wrote The Times’s music critic Jon Pareles. Like many great artists, she made her way to New York City and stardom soon followed. Ms. Franklin grew up in Detroit, but she moved to New York by herself in her late teens. She signed with Columbia Records at 18, and later with Atlantic, producing some of her greatest hits here, like “Respect,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Baby I Love You,” “Chain of Fools” and “Think.” In the … [Read more...] about New York Today: Aretha Franklin’s New York
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe Aug. 9, 2018 Good morning on this heated Thursday. It’s the dawn of the dockless bike in New York City. This summer, 900 free-standing bikes have been installed in the Bronx, Staten Island and the Rockaways — with more wheels on the way in the coming weeks. But dockless bicycle fleets present a unique set of challenges: How do you make sure bikes are where they need to be? What do you do with broken bikes? And what’s the best way to get a bike out of a tree? Here in New York, those questions fall to Gil Kazimirov, 26, a general manager for Lime, one of our city’s four dockless bikes operators. We recently spent an afternoon in the Rockaways with Mr. Kazimirov as he made repairs, checked in on bikes and responded to complaints. But … [Read more...] about New York Today: Balancing Bikes