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06.30.15 Liam Mathews

Manhattan’s West Side, now growing, has been a real estate developer’s blue sky idea playground for many, many years. There have been all kinds of ill-fated plans for the valuable but elusive area abutting the Hudson: Bloomberg’s stadium, Robert Moses’ Westway, destruction by a psychic squid. Here’s one you maybe haven’t heard of: an airport. […]

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05.18.15 Liam Mathews

Community Board 5, which covers the core of Midtown including the stretch of super-luxury skyscrapers on 57th Street called “Billionaire’s Row,” has called for a temporary moratorium on the construction of buildings taller than 600 feet, DNAinfo reports. In a letter to Department of City Planning and Mayor de Blasio dated May 15, CB5 cited […]

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03.10.15 Liam Mathews

If a man approaches you on the street and says, “Wanna buy a Cornish Game Hen?” and opens his trench coat to reveal raw poultry and steak dangling from the lining, don’t buy it, because that meat is hot! A bandit gourmand broke into three delivery trucks in Midtown on February 26th and 27th, DNAinfo […]

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11.21.13 Andy Cush

Something on which we can agree with the NYPD: SantaCon is the least wonderful time of the year. The drunk, entitled B&T bros taking over your local bar while their drunk, entitled B&T girlfriends yell at them for looking a little too long at that group of scantily-clad elves. Mrs. Claus vomits in the middle […]

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10.04.13 Andy Cush

Reader Jeff Owens sent in this picture of a billboard that seems connected to the NSA-skewering sign in Tribeca we showed you yesterday. This one reads “The internet should be regulated,” and is on the corner of 27th Street and Broadway. Clear Channel confirmed that yesterday’s billboard was part of a teaser advertising campaign, but […]

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08.09.13 Andy Cush

This nice-looking new timelapse focuses on the NYC’s most played-out neighborhood: Midtown. And though its iconic skyscrapers, theaters, and, uh, video ads are well-worn subjects even for tourists, the area’s bright lights and constant bustle do make for pretty excellent timelapse material, and the camera-work on this thing is stunning. There are a few stray […]

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07.30.13 Andy Cush

According to Redditor JayDubz, who snapped the above photo, Tracy Morgan was driving down 7th Avenue in his Porsche, listening to his own standup. No word on when. A quick Googling (which Tracy is sure to appreciate) of the phone number on the awning in the full photo reveals Morgan was indeed on 7th, just down […]

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07.25.13 Julia Dawidowicz

There’s a curious new public art installation on 9th Avenue and 36th Street. “Monkey Magic” is a svelte, sci-fi and anime-inspired abstract metal sculpture from Chinese artist Tang-Wei Hsu as part of the DOT’s Urban Art Program and the International Studio & Curatorial Program. Loosely based on the fable of the three monkeys, the piece replaces the proverbial see/hear/speak no […]

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07.13.12 Joshua Rivera

Artist Josely Carvalho is really into smells. For three years now, she’s organized 7 Through the Nose, a smelling tour of New York that starts in Midtown and ends in Flushing via the Subway. The tour will help guests “identify synthetic smells and existing natural urban smells”, which is probably far more useful than anyone […]

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Joshua Rivera

Midtown just got one step closer to its long-rumored redevelopment. At yesterdays Community Board 5 meeting, the definitive plans for the rezoning of East Midtown were officially unveiled, covering a region that includes the area surrounding Grand Central Terminal and up Park Avenue to 57th Street–an area that spans 74 blocks, The Observier reports. The […]

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