POLITICS 06/28/2018 05:45 am ET Properties owned by the families of President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner rank among the biggest contributors to the city's carbon footprint. By Alexander C. Kaufman The 90-floor tower nicknamed the “Oligarch’s Erection” is the gaudy centerpiece of Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row ― a place where a corrupt Nigerian oil tycoon set a $51 million record for the biggest foreclosure in the city’s history in 2017 and a Silicon Valley tech mogul bought the most expensive home ever sold in New York for $100.5 million in 2018. But 157 West 57th Street is part of another, equally exclusive club that includes Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the Kushner family’s 666 Fifth Avenue, the ritzy Baccarat Hotel and Residences and 15 Central Park West, where Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein lives. That club is the biggest contributors to carbon dioxide pollution in New York, where … [Read more...] about 2 Percent Of New York City’s Buildings Emit Half Its CO2 Pollution. They’re Luxury Towers.
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The biggest day of New York City's Pride Week in June 24, when tens of thousands of rainbow-wielding partiers flood the streets of Manhattan for the Pride Parade. We’ve got your guide to making the most of the New York City Pride Parade, from prepartying at the best drag brunch to the glam afterparties. Start with brunch Because it’s still Sunday morning, make your first stop Voss Events’ famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom, featuring wild performances and special appearances stars from RuPaul's Drag Race. The mimosas are bottomless for all two hours of the show, and all tickets include one brunch item. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., $15-$69.95, highlineballroom.com Cheer on the marchers The 2018 Pride Parade still begins at noon, but the route is totally different from previous years. The more than 40,000 marchers and 100 floats will step off from 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, march down to the West Village to pass by the Stonewall Inn then turn north … [Read more...] about Your complete guide to doing the New York City Pride Parade right
We're still dodging those rainshowers that should've gone out with April, but it's game face time, New York. The city isn't waiting for the official start of summer on June 21 to kick its events schedule into high gear. Memorial Day threw down the gauntlet, and now it's time to get started with our guide to the best June events. Eat unlimited ice cream Eating ice cream for a good cause? You've got our attention. Scooper Bowl brings three days of all-you-can-eat treats from some of the biggest names in the frozen dessert business to Bryant Park with totally unlimited tastings — pro tip, skip the cone so you don't fill up before trying treats like açai frozen sorbet from Sambazon and vegan ice cream from DF Mavens, plus flavors from Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, Big Gay Ice Cream and more. June 1-2, noon-9 p.m., June 3, noon-7 p.m., $25 Heed the call of the wild You can love the city and still maintain your love of the outdoors — or fall in love … [Read more...] about The best things to do in New York City in June
Visiting the most populous city in the country can be an overwhelming prospect, especially for those with limited time. But New York City is one of the easiest to navigate on foot, and summer is an excellent time to check out walking tours that reveal a small swath of this complex city. There are jaunts focused on everything from the city’s iconic buildings to the social history of its many neighborhoods to the culinary riches of this immigrant-friendly town. Here are eight walking tours for all ages that can make sightseeing manageable. ‘HAMILTON’ MUSICAL WALKING TOUR Staten Island Ferry Terminal, ManhattanINFO $49, 646-801-8503, hamiltonthetour.com THE SECRETS OF GRAND CENTRAL 89 E. 42nd St., ManhattanINFO $24, 877-946-4868, watsonadventures.com GREENWICH VILLAGE GAY HISTORY WALKING TOUR The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St., ManhattanINFO $35, 646-560-3205, oscarwildetours.com CHINATOWN: A WALK THROUGH HISTORY Museum of Chinese in America, 215 … [Read more...] about 8 ways to explore New York City on foot this summer
A slew of new and free-to-see public art is about to drop on New York City. The Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that 10 artists have been chosen to receive $10,000 each from the Uniqlo Park Expressions grant to execute and place their work around the city this June. People who frequent the Joyce Kilmer, Virginia, Fort Greene, Herbert Von King, Seward, Thomas Jefferson, Flushing Meadow Corona, Rufus King, Faber and Tappen parks are the lucky recipients this year. You can check them all out at nycgovparks.org. The streets and parks are already full of permanent art and sculptures, but the grant makes it possible for the Parks Department to place even more in underserved areas while supporting local, emerging artists, the agency said in an announcement. The Public Art Fund is also known for bringing creative pieces to the street on a regular basis, including its striking "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" gilded cage by Ai Weiwei at the foot of Central Park. The Socrates … [Read more...] about A guide to free art around New York City