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BAM Fisher is NYC’s First LEED Gold Certified Theater

BAM Fisher is NYC’s First LEED Gold Certified Theater

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) marked another milestone last week when it awarded the LEED Gold Certification for New Construction to the newest addition of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).…

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Alloy, Monadnock Selected for Mixed-Use Project in DUMBO

Alloy, Monadnock Selected for Mixed-Use Project in DUMBO

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors has selected a development team to design and create a 12-story mixed-use building located at 1 John Street in DUMBO, while expanding the parkland area into the northern portion of the park and improving pedestrian access.…

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Two Roaring 20s Landmarks Reinvented as Hollywood Studio, Event Space

Two Roaring 20s Landmarks Reinvented as Hollywood Studio, Event Space

Yes, you got that right! Hollywood! The Big Apple will soon have its first and only outdoor studio set on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues in Astoria. Kaufman Astoria Studios, a historic film and media production facility that was established more than 90 years ago as Paramount’s east…

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The Queens Museum of Art to Reopen in October, Twice as Large

The Queens Museum of Art to Reopen in October, Twice as Large

After more than two years of extensive renovations and a $68 million investment, The Queens Museum of Art will reopen on October 11 as one of the most refined museums in the country, bringing new technology and expanded exhibition space to accommodate the institution’s growing collection.…

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Rehabilitation Completed at Bed-Stuy Low-Income Building

Rehabilitation Completed at Bed-Stuy Low-Income Building

Renovated project by renovated project, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP)—a 10-year long, multi-billion dollar initiative that aims to create and preserve 165,000 affordable housing units in the five boroughs by the close of fiscal year 2014—is heading for fruition.…

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Forest City Ratner Tapped for Master Development of Cornell Tech Campus

Forest City Ratner Tapped for Master Development of Cornell Tech Campus

Cornell University’s Board of Trustees is moving forward with plans to develop Cornell Tech, an innovation campus where tech industry professionals and businesses will work with university students under the same roof at the Roosevelt Island Campus of graduate high-tech education to create real-world applications and entrepreneurship.…

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New York Parks Now Have Free Solar-Powered Charging Stations

New York Parks Now Have Free Solar-Powered Charging Stations

Imagine you’re taking a walk in the city and your cellphone starts ringing. It’s your mom / boss / partner / landlord and you know you absolutely must take this call but that evil “low-battery” message thinks something else. So what do you do, with no chargers around?…

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Midtown Manhattan Hospitality Market Heating Up with New EVEN, SpringHill Hotels

Midtown Manhattan Hospitality Market Heating Up with New EVEN, SpringHill Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced it has decided on a second location for a new EVEN Hotels property in New York City, under an ownership group led by long time business partners Frank Chan and Lance Steinberg. Located at 321 West 35th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the new EVEN Hotels…

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Yahoo’s New Home in Manhattan

Yahoo’s New Home in Manhattan

Hot on the heels of the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, the fast-growing social blogging platform, Yahoo! announced that the company’s New York City-based offices will move in a central location in Manhattan.…

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Luxury Assisted Living Facility Opens in White Plains

Luxury Assisted Living Facility Opens in White Plains

A new luxury assisted living complex called The Bristal at White Plains celebrated its official grand opening last week during a ribbon-cutting ceremony that attracted over 200 Worcester County dignitaries, businesspersons and residents.…

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Brooklyn’s Gateway Elton Street Moves to Phase II

Brooklyn’s Gateway Elton Street Moves to Phase II

Two years after work started on Gateway Elton Street, a three-phase public/private green housing development in the Spring Creek neighborhood of Brooklyn, representatives of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Hudson Companies , Related Companies, and CAMBA Housing Ventures gathered at the site to celebrate…

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Graffiti Landmark 5Pointz to Be Replaced by Residential Towers

Graffiti Landmark 5Pointz to Be Replaced by Residential Towers

Long Island City’s 5Pointz, a 90-year-old factory building that has been serving as an outdoor exhibit space for graffiti artists around the world, is slated for demolition as the property’s owners are seeking a special permit for a zoning variance that would allow them to replace the building with two…

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