By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ JUNE 25, 2018 Heat outages. Leaking roofs. Mold and pests. New York City public housing has become synonymous with dilapidated living conditions. But it wasn’t always like this. Heat outages. Leaking roofs. Mold and pests. New York City public housing has become synonymous with dilapidated living conditions. But it wasn’t always like this. By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ JUNE 25, 2018 Heat outages. Leaking roofs. Mold and pests. Interminable waits for basic repairs. Public housing in New York City has become synonymous with the dilapidated living conditions many of its more than 400,000 residents have endured in recent years. But it wasn’t always like this in the 325 housing projects owned and managed by the New York City Housing Authority, also known as Nycha. The country’s largest public housing system was once a seemingly reliable option for the working poor . Nycha successfully endured some of New York … [Read more...] about The Rise and Fall of New York Public Housing: An Oral History
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByAlexandra S. Levine June 22, 2018 Good morning on this clear-to-cloudy Friday. You don’t need to travel far to find serenity on summer weekends. There are parts of the city that feel about as peaceful and airy as the suburbs, often a short subway ride away. Today, we take you to Marble Hill in Manhattan, the first stop in our “Suburbs in the City” series. Marble Hill Avenue, about 100 steps from the 1 train stop at 225th Street and Broadway, resembles a steep San Francisco street, lined with trees and charming three- and four-floor homes, several with brightly painted front doors. A few facades seem to have faces — with windows as eyes, drapes for brows and a terrace or two smiling below. There are picket fences and vine-covered trellises; driveways with basketball … [Read more...] about New York Today: Suburbs in the City
Jim Beckerman NorthJersey Published 6:28 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 On Saint Patrick's Day, everybody's Irish. On Columbus Day, we are all sons of Italy. And during Pride Month, which climaxes Sunday with the annual New York City LGBTQ Pride March, we're all … ? Well, OK, maybe some people are not there yet. And some people, because of sincere religious beliefs, or old-fashioned anti-gay hostility, may never be there. But it's worth remembering, now that Saint Patrick's Day has become an annual orgy of shamrock shakes and green derbies, that the Irish were once a despised minority, too. Like the Pride March, the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade began as an expression of solidarity. If Pride, in 2018, is not yet quite as mainstream as the Saint Paddy's Day parade, that tipping point could be fast approaching. "That's what I'd like it to be," said C.J. Prince, executive director of North Jersey Pride. "I think … [Read more...] about New York’s LGBTQ Pride March — as American as the Fourth of July?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Real Estate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by What you Get An 1850 Greek Revival in Danby, a Sears kit house near the Blue Ridge Mountains and an 1890 Victorian in Margaretville. What You Get for $250,000 24 Photos View Slide Show› David Barnum ByJulie Lasky June 20, 2018 Danby, Vt. | $249,500 An 1850 house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an extensive use of marble This Greek Revival home is in a marble-exporting town about 20 minutes north of Manchester, Vt., and 30 minutes south of Rutland, Vt. Marble is found throughout the property, including the foundation, where the builders’ signatures can be seen with notations of how many slabs they used. The church next door, on Main Street, rings its bells every day at noon. Size: 2,564 square feet Price per square foot: $97 Indoors: The original wide-board floors are mostly pine, … [Read more...] about $250,000 Homes in Vermont, Virginia and New York
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by An oral history of some of the places and figures that shaped the city’s past — and are still around today. ByCaroline Bankoff June 18, 2018 The art world, where the word contemporary gets thrown around as a kind of currency, is not known for its longevity. Artists, galleries, curators and even longstanding institutions tend to come and go without much ceremony, especially in New York, a city known for devouring its history and routinely replacing it with something newer and more expensive. Here, T looks at a few art-world survivors who have managed to stay relevant amid endless change. Pace Gallery A humble Boston shop that has turned into a global empire After three years on Newbury Street in Boston, Pace Gallery opened its first New York location at 9 West 57th Street in 1963. Pace relocated to its … [Read more...] about The Stories Behind 5 New York Art Scene Legends