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Re: New York City

Postby mister.shoes » May 8th, 2015, 12:20 pm

My wife and I have visited NYC three times, each time flying into a different airport. La Guardia was the easiest/cheapest for getting into Manhattan, but if the dedicated rail line mentioned in that article were to happen, Kennedy would be great.
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Re: New York City

Postby Nick » May 8th, 2015, 7:37 pm

I'm having an extremely weird and emotional reaction to this comment on that story:

http://nyti.ms/1ALXWfl
Has author has ever looked across the airplane aisle at the wonder in a small town boy's face as the airplane on approach to LaGuardia made the turn up the Hudson and the Statue of Liberty followed by the most spectacular skyline in the world came into view? I ask if he has ever returned on the last evening flight from Chicago to LGA as the pilot announced," For those on the right of the aircraft I give you Manhattan." In all its lighted splendor the Statue of Liberty, The World Trade Center, The Empire State Building, Chrysler, Central Park. Who would trade this sublime welcome home for the weary New Yorker? What better introduction to the prodigious wonder of New York for the uninitiated? For all of the hundreds of times I have seen that view it still brings a lump in my throat and the melody of New York, New York to my ears. New York has never been easy but that is intrinsic in its splendor. Fix LaGuardia and keep this magnificent gateway to the city open in all its glory.
The folks who built the High Line will show you how to get it done.
This must have happened to me when I was four or something

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Re: New York City

Postby mattaudio » May 9th, 2015, 8:15 am

You'd have the same approach to jfk if lga was closed (but port side views). Lga need to go. There was a good article back in 09 laying out why.

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Re: New York City

Postby mister.shoes » July 23rd, 2015, 10:24 am

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Re: New York City

Postby Anondson » September 14th, 2015, 7:17 pm

A couple billion for a single subway station.

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/09/ ... =SFTwitter

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Re: New York City

Postby mplsjaromir » September 15th, 2015, 7:29 am

New York is even more ridiculous than Boston.

Part of the problem is the work rules for workers on the TBMs.

This union is one of last vestiges of Tammany Hall.

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Re: New York City

Postby Nathan » November 10th, 2015, 7:15 pm

Here's Glassy Art Deco for y'all. Preliminary designs for Brooklyn's first super tall. Yes, Please.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/10/340-fl ... -brooklyn/

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Re: New York City

Postby lordmoke » November 11th, 2015, 10:19 am

Nathan wrote:Here's Glassy Art Deco for y'all. Preliminary designs for Brooklyn's first super tall. Yes, Please.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/10/340-fl ... -brooklyn/
Good lord, what a building.

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Re: New York City

Postby Wedgeguy » November 11th, 2015, 12:48 pm

Pittsburgh has the Gothic Deco with the PP&G building back in the 80's. Wish the main tower was taller though. Was kind of design around the Rockefeller Center design with the plaza like the one in NYC. Was pretty much all glass as it should for a glass/window company. Was built similar to the Rockefeller Center campus. with some low rise building around the plaza that worked in with the Gothic tower.
Hope the chance that this gets build are good, considering it is Brooklyn and not Manhattan. I'm one that likes set backs in buildings. Especially when they are now being used at outdoor amenities and not just roof tops.

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Re: New York City

Postby twincitizen » December 4th, 2015, 7:05 pm

Man...rent prices put ours to shame. Hard to fathom how that works for any single person.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/reale ... egion&_r=0

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Re: New York City

Postby mister.shoes » December 5th, 2015, 9:50 pm

No car, no family, and a fat six figure salary, I have to assume. $3600/mo for a one bed is bonkers.
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Re: New York City

Postby mulad » February 5th, 2016, 10:29 am

A large crane collapsed in Manhattan this morning. A tracked vehicle with a huge arm attached, rather than a tower crane.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/nyreg ... attan.html

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Re: New York City

Postby mplser » February 10th, 2016, 9:49 am

at least it fell perfectly parallel to the street, instead of taking out buildings full of people on the way down.

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Re: New York City

Postby intercomnut » March 6th, 2016, 10:44 am

Mayor de Blasio to Propose Streetcar Line Linking Brooklyn and Queens

The streetcar will run 16 miles along the east river. Details are scarce, but apparently some sections will have transit-only lanes and some sections work.

The City expects to pay for most of the streetcar with value capture.

Construction is anticipated to start in 2019 and service should begin in 2024.

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Re: New York City

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Re: New York City

Postby twincitizen » April 17th, 2016, 4:54 pm

NY Times: Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/reale ... realestate

Knowing next to nothing about NYC history, etc. it would seem to make a lot more sense for Hudson County (Jersey City-Hoboken-West New York) to be the 5th borough instead of Staten Island. Staten Island could very well be part of New Jersey, both politically and geographically.

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Re: New York City

Postby mattaudio » April 18th, 2016, 8:13 am

After seeing Andrew Price tweet/write about Hoboken nonstop, it almost makes me want to live there. Ignore th e content of this piece but look at the urban fabric. http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2015 ... nt-than-me

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New York City

Postby Anondson » April 18th, 2016, 8:24 am

Yeah. Hopkins lost to Hoboken in the contest. Hoboken earned victory.

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Re: New York City

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Re: New York City

Postby twinkess » May 24th, 2016, 11:46 am

That's so douchey


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