Monthly Archives: September 2014

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A Clock has been embedded in this Manhattan sidewalk since the 1800s

In 1899, jeweler William Barthman installed a clock of his own design in the sidewalk outside of his jewelry store on Maiden Lane. There has been a clock there ever since.

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City unemployment sees biggest monthly drop ever

August was a historic month for New York City’s economy as the number of unemployed hit its lowest mark since January 2009.

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With newly proposed sky gondola, you could get from Brooklyn to Manhattan in less than four minutes

A proposed high-speed sky gondola between the Brooklyn waterfront and Manhattan could ease congestion on ferries, subways and bridges.

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49 Beautiful Old New York Buildings That No Longer Exist

In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of beautiful old buildings were demolished to make way for new development. You can see images of some of these vanished buildings in this article by Business Insider.

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And NYC’s Best Mobile Food Vendor is…

The 10th annual Vendy Awards brought the “Oscars of Street Food” to Governors Island this weekend.

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More to life than livable cities

The rankings have their uses but more important is what people expect. Michael Skapinker’s commentary in the Financial Times on what makes cities livable.

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Manhattan’s last parking lots

Developers have long been snatching up parking lots, but there are still a number of them in play – and ripe for development

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Low office rents turning Gowanus into hot start-up destination

Growing number of small businesses setting up shop in industrial Brooklyn neighborhood

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“Smallest house in the world” asks $450K

The 188-square-foot home is located in the fashionable North London area.

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The Six Best “Secret Gardens” of NYC

Here are six “secret gardens” where you can find quiet and beauty in NYC.

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