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The unburstable bubble of Manhattan real estate continues to inflate, with the New York Times reporting that the average sale price of a Manhattan apartment hit a new high in the first quarter of 2015. According to new market reports from top real estate brokerage firms, the average price of a Manhattan apartment is over […]

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Adam Lederer was nodding off during a 5:30 AM commute to Brooklyn on Thursday morning when he awoke to a very loud licking noise on the train (he couldn’t recall if it was an A or an E). “I hear audible licking. I open my eyes,” he told ANIMAL. “I can’t believe what I’m seeing.” […]

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Photographer Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked every block in Manhattan in search of every last bodega, hoping to snap each one before they’re replaced by 7-11s and luxury condos. According to Hyperallergic, Quagliata began the project while searching for the iconic and elusive Anthora coffee cup. She got acquainted with different bodegas in different neighborhoods […]

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CityLab reports on a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that finds that New York is the world’s most resource-greedy city with a metropolitan area of more than 10 million people. The study, led by the University of Toronto’s Christopher Kennedy, looked at how 27 “megacities” consume resources and generate […]

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Queer, today, is an indefinable term. But in Brooklyn, queer culture takes physical form as people unite in more than just thought – a host of events thrive day and night to celebrate all that the queer experience is and can be. These events reach beyond the “attend-to-be-seen” mentality that inflicts much of New York […]

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The next time your cousin-twice-removed and his bratty kid come in town and expect you to take them to all of New York City’s top tourist destinations, just have them consult this handy map. Created by computer scientist Randal Olson, it’s optimized for the shortest distance between routes, packing 27 of the city’s most popular […]

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What if a bridge could also be a community center? That’s what architect Sunggi Park envisioned in his Harvard thesis project “Re-configurable Infrastructure,” which just got a special mention in the annual d3 Unbuilt Visions competition — an annual celebration of visionary and theoretical architecture across the world. Using the Queensboro Bridge as an example, […]

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A transit group led by former city traffic commissioner Samuel I. Schwartz on Tuesday proposed a congestion-based toll system that, if implemented, would drastically change the city’s current traffic, reports the New York Times. The proposal, which comes from MoveNY, seeks to create tolls on high-traffic bridges and roadways that lead to Manhattan’s central business […]

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Although rents and square footage prices in Manhattan increase seemingly everyday, forward-thinking developers are saying the future of growth in NYC lies in the outer boroughs. Brooklyn has the real estate industry seeing the largest dollar signs, with Queens not far behind, followed by the Bronx. As usual, no one seems to care about Staten Island. A […]

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Seeing is believing. Some crafty data-crunchers over at Medium’s Reform blog, Constantine Valhouli and his partner Cat Callaghan, have put together visualizations of NYC real estate prices that give a more realistic portrait of our notoriously expensive city. While New York is definitely still expensive, the common estimate of $1,200 per square foot for your average apartment […]

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