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$157 Million Luxury Building Underway in Queens; Continuum Announces Harlem’s Tallest Residential Project

$157 Million Luxury Building Underway in Queens; Continuum Announces Harlem’s Tallest Residential Project

The World-Wide Group, a New York City-based development company that has developed over $3 billion worth of premium residential properties in Manhattan over the past five decades, recently broke ground on a $157 million project.…

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Construction Starts at East New York Senior Housing Development

Construction Starts at East New York Senior Housing Development

Another residential project officially kicked off in Brooklyn last week as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan that aims to finance 165,000 units of affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers by the close of Fiscal Year 2014.…

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Affordable Rehearsal Space Available for Rent in Long Island City

Affordable Rehearsal Space Available for Rent in Long Island City

With such a thriving arts and culture scene, New York City visual and performing artists are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable rehearsal spaces—while trying to stop the demolition of some already established Spaceworks LICartistic sites, such as the world famous 5Pointz which will be replaced by apartments.…

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USTA Unveils $550 Million Makeover of the National Tennis Center

USTA Unveils $550 Million Makeover of the National Tennis Center

One of the world’s most anticipated sports tournaments is right around the corner. The 2013 US Open has reached its 133rd edition and will run on outdoor hard courts from August 26 to September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. This year’s…

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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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