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BY GABE HERMAN | Could that “Friends” billboard in Soho be any bigger? Apparently, the sign at 503 Broadway is more than big enough for some local residents, and for the Department of Buildings (DOB), which has issued violations for that sign and others that the pop-up has displayed in recent weeks. The pop-up is […]

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BY EMILY DAVENPORT | Some of the country’s most expensive neighborhoods in 2019 were found right here in Manhattan, but Battery Park City’s rental prices seem to soar higher and higher every year. RENTcafe recently released a report that explores which neighborhoods in the country, by ZIP code, are among the most expensive in 2019. According […]

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BY EMILY DAVENPORT | Google’s New York offices, in Chelsea, are making big leaps to reduce their carbon footprint a part of the NYC Carbon Challenge. Under the challenge, which launched in 2013, entities such as universities, hospitals and other large tenets vowed to reduce their emissions by 30 percent or more over the next […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Seeking to make the city a little greener, the de Blasio Administration will retrofit nine city-owned buildings — including three in Manhattan — to reduce energy usage, it was announced on Sept. 25. The Sanitation Department’s Manhattan Garage 7 on 57th Street in Midtown, along with the Department of Homeless Services’ […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Terminal Warehouse building in West Chelsea, which dates back to the 19th century, is set to undergo renovations, along with added offices and retail space. The building takes up an entire block, from 11th to 12th Avenues between West 27th and 28th Streets. It was built in 1891 by the Terminal Warehouse […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Village Preservation will hold its first town hall since 2013 on Sept. 25. “Fifty years after the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District, it’s a smashing success in many ways but also faces many very real challenges,” said Andrew Berman, director of Village Preservation. According to Berman, the public forum will […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Hudson River Park Trust and its hired landscape architects presented an updated design for the planned park on Gansevoort Peninsula last week, and it contains a regulation, high-school-size soccer field. But there are still some community concerns about the treatment of the planned “beach” on the peninsula’s southern edge. Gansevoort — […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The day has come for work to start on David Hammons’s novel “Day’s End” large-scale sculpture. On Tues., Sept. 17, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated the groundbreaking of “Day’s End,” a permanent public-art project by New York-based artist Hammons. Slated for completion in fall 2020, the project was developed in collaboration […]

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By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Moxy NYC East Village hotel opened on Sept. 12, having replaced five old buildings on E. 11th St. that many Villagers tried to save back in 2016. The new hotel is at 112 E. 11th St., between Third and Fourth Aves., across from Webster Hall. Developed by Lightstone, the Moxy […]

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