Students Propose Redesigned MLK High School

by - March 11, 2010 at 12:47 am - - 2 Comments

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The plaza in front of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School on Amsterdam Avenue and 66th Street is a pretty depressing and underutilized space right now, but students at the school have some ideas to make it better. Read More / Comment »

200 West Ready to Open. An Underground Trader Joe’s?

by - March 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm - - 1 Comment

200 west 72nd200 West, the new building at the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway, is preparing to officially open on Monday, and it has fully launched a website to advertise the luxury apartments it’s hoping to rent out. Read More / Comment »

Fierce Battle Over the Future of West Park Presbyterian

by - February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm - - 1 Comment

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The Landmark Preservation Commission’s decision to call West Park Presbyterian Church a landmark was controversial, but now the fight over what to do with the decrepit church is escalating. Read More / Comment »

Private School’s Controversial Addition Approved by LPC

by - February 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm - - Comments Off on Private School’s Controversial Addition Approved by LPC

columbia prepThe Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School’s application to build a rear yard extension on Tuesday over the complaints of neighbors who said that it would change the character or the area, Curbed reported. Read More / Comment »

Lincoln Center Building New Theater for Young Artists

by - February 5, 2010 at 10:40 am - - Comments Off on Lincoln Center Building New Theater for Young Artists

LCT3Lincoln Center unveiled the design on Thursday for a new theater dedicated to the work of emerging playwrights and directors. The 131-seat Claire Tow Theater will actually sit on top of the Vivian Beaumont Theater just off Read More / Comment »

Trader Joe’s to Complete Renovation on 72nd by August

by - February 1, 2010 at 9:10 am - - 3 Comments

traderConstruction at the new building on the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway is ongoing, and there are still no signs of Trader Joe’s imminent arrival on the ground floor, but that should change in a few months. Trader Joe’s will Read More / Comment »

Stringer: Time to Dump the NYC Buildings Department

by - January 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm - - Comments Off on Stringer: Time to Dump the NYC Buildings Department

stringerThe New York City Buildings Department has a backlog of 177,000 open violations, a third of which are considered “hazardous.” The average¬†amount of time these Read More / Comment »

West Park Presbyterian a Landmark; Bye-Bye Homeless

by - January 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm - - 1 Comment

west parkThe Landmarks Preservation Commission decided on Tuesday to declare West Park Presbyterian Church, the beautiful beaten-down church on the corner of 86th Street Read More / Comment »

New Trader Joe’s Building Called “A Boxy Tedious Mess”

by - January 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm - - 1 Comment

200 westThe Real Deal’s architecture critic James Gardner had some unkind words for the new building at 200 West 72nd street that will house Trader Joe’s as well as a bunch of rental apartments. Gardner’s brutal review says the two buildings on Read More / Comment »

Controversial Private School Expansion Gets Nod

by - January 6, 2010 at 11:19 am - - Comments Off on Controversial Private School Expansion Gets Nod

Private school Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School won the approval of Community Board 7 on Tuesday night for an expansion into its rear yard. Read More / Comment »

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