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Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

Posted July 7, 2010 | 19:31:14 (EST)

How important is it to preserve green space in our city? This week Anahad O'Connor, writing for the Science section of the NY Times, examined the claim that exposure to plants and parks can boost immunity in human beings. It turns out that scientists do indeed confirm that...

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Calling All Lincoln Square, Upper West Side Celebs

Posted June 18, 2010 | 11:07:33 (EST)

(Yes, you, Tina Fey, Alan Gilbert, Wynton Marsalis, Alex Rodriguez, Alec Baldwin, and all the rest of you.)

Ms. Fey, we need your wit and warmth to woo the Mayor. Mr. Rodriguez, we need your muscle and flash, go to bat for us, man! Mr. Gilbert, please orchestrate some community...

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Mayor Bloomberg Powers Up Powerhouse Project

Posted April 7, 2010 | 18:31:15 (EST)

Everyone knows there is a movement afoot to landmark the impressive IRT Powerhouse on West End Ave. in Manhattan and to convert the building into a cultural center. According to sources close to the project, the Mayor has now embraced the proposal and wants to get it done before he...

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Hudson River Powerhouse Seeks Protectors

Posted March 30, 2010 | 20:09:42 (EST)

The far West Side of Manhattan is growing by leaps and bounds and everybody wants to shape it for the better. In addition to community efforts to prune the Extell expansion called Riverside Center, there is a movement afoot to landmark the IRT Powerhouse, directly across the street...

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The NY Times, The Daily News and the NY Post Snooze while Extell Advances

Posted March 19, 2010 | 11:16:25 (EST)

In two weeks the biggest real estate development in mid-town Manhattan since the creation of Lincoln Center will go before City Planning for approval. What? You haven't even heard of it?

That's because the Good Gray New York Times, The Daily News and the NY Post have hardly whispered a...

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Extell Breaks Its Deal With The Upper West Side

Posted November 23, 2009 | 11:55:23 (EST)

The developer Extell is quietly pushing for big changes to its Riverside Center project, enclosed by 59th and 61st Streets, West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard. The property was originally owned by Donald Trump and any future construction was bound by a Restrictive Declaration drawn up between Trump, the City...

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