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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, July 07, 2011

WNYC

Dancing on ladders in the Meatpacking District, more than half a century of urban redevelopment at MoMA, European artists showing naughty bits on the Lower East Side and architectural sculpture meets photography out on Long Island. It's sweaty, but the art shows will go on. Here's what we're looking for in the coming week.

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Features

Oldest Synagogue in Queens Gets a Much-Needed Restoration

Monday, June 27, 2011

The oldest surviving synagogue in Queens is about to get a major facelift. Work has begun on the restoration of the 100-year-old Tifereth Israel temple in Corona thanks to a major grant from the city and the efforts of preservation groups around the city.

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Studio 360

Apple’s Newest Update

Friday, June 17, 2011

Last week, Apple’s Steve Jobs made a design presentation — not to masses of swooning tech journalists, but to the Cupertino, California city council. What Jobs unveiled this time was Apple’s future corporate headquarters. The design, by celebrated architect Norman Foster, is shaped like a giant ...

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WNYC News

Design Jobs Poised for Big Growth in NYC: Study

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Design jobs are booming in the city — and the number of architects, industrial and graphic designers and fashion designers is poised to grow even more, according to a new study from the nonprofit Center for an Urban Future.

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Features

Science Meets Art and Architecture at Cooper Union End of Year Show

Monday, May 23, 2011

A mobile bread oven on top of a tricycle, a proposal for sustainable development on the Dead Sea, and a bridge made from pastel plywood boxes. These are some of the Cooper Union student projects that will be on view at the school's End of Year show, which opens on Monday, May 23.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Apartments

Friday, April 08, 2011

Apartments are a hallmark of city living, and on today’s Please Explain, we’ll take a look at how they’ve evolved. New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson and architect and writer James Sanders talk about the variety of New York apartments—from co-ops and condos to tenements and railroad flats to lofts and the classic six—and about how rent control and co-op boards function.

We want to hear your apartment stories! Tell us about the kinds of apartments you’ve lived in, and what you think the pros and cons of apartment living are!  

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The Arts File

NYU's Architectural Expansion

Friday, December 10, 2010

Architect Michael Sorkin and NYU's Lori Mazor weigh in on the architectural plan.

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Features

Lower East Side Synagogue Unveils Stained Glass Window

Thursday, October 07, 2010

One of the oldest synagogues in America unveiled a very contemporary addition: a monumental stained glass window, which is the result of a collaboration between artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. The window is the final piece in a restoration that’s taken over 20 years and $18.5 million to complete.

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Soundcheck

Music Is a Building

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The late John Cage once said, “Everything you do is music, and everywhere is the best seat.” Architect and composer Christopher Janney’s latest art installation is called “Everywhere Is The Best Seat,” and he joins us to talk about sound art, sonic architecture, and Cage's legacy.

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Features

James New York Hotel Opens in SoHo

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Like a bastion of gentrification casting its shadow over TriBeCa, the 20-story James New York Hotel is the third in a string of modernist hotel towers to crop up in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.

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Features

The Beekman Tower and the NYC Skyline

Friday, August 20, 2010

The dramatic steel of Frank Gehry's new Beekman Tower makes it one of the flashiest skyscrapers on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Paul Goldberger, the architecture critic for The New Yorker and a professor of design at the New School, joined WNYC's Richard Hake to talk about the building.

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WNYC News

Owners of Empire State Building Oppose Proposed Tower Nearby

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The owners of the Empire State Building are objecting to a proposed 69-story skyscraper that would be built two blocks away. The new building, called 15 Penn Plaza, would go where the Hotel Pennsylvania is currently located, at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue, and would rise to about 1200 feet -- or just 25 feet lower than the top floor of the Empire State Building.

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Studio 360

MoMA's Chicken Coup

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Be careful what you wish for. New York's MoMA thought it had commissioned a group of artists and architects to create a farm in the courtyard of it's Queens outpost, P.S.1.  And on opening day they didn't disappoint.

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On Being

Andrew Freear — An Architecture of Decency [remix]

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Auburn's Rural Studio in western Alabama draws architectural students into the design and construction of homes and public spaces in some of the poorest counties. They're creating beautiful and economical structures that are not only unique but nurture

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Freear with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Auburn's Rural Studio in western Alabama draws architectural students into the design and construction of homes and public spaces in some of the poorest counties. They're creating beautiful and economical structures that are not only unique but nurture

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WNYC News

As a Hospital Falls, a Fabled Building Is Saved

Monday, May 03, 2010

The demise of Saint Vincent's hospital means that at least one part of its real estate portfolio will be saved: the fabled O'Toole building -- a white scalloped 1960s-era low-rise on Seventh Avenue.

The hospital won special dispensation last year to demolish O'Toole, even though ...

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WQXR News

Santiago Calatrava To Design City Ballet Sets

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Valencian Spanish architect will design the sets for five ballets for this year's New York City Ballet Architecture of Dance festival.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Emerald Cities

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Author and urban planner Joan Fitzgerald, and Dan Miner, chair of Sierra Club NYC, look at how American cities are leading the way toward greener, cleaner, more sustainable forms of economic development, and looks at the role of state and national government policy in helping cities create clean technology growth. ...

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WNYC News

NY Officials Agree on Plan for Governors Island

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - A new master plan for Governors Island calls for a 2.2-mile promenade to be created along the waterfront and 87 acres to developed as open green space.

Gov. David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg released the new plan on Sunday for the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

desigNYC

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vice president & New York director of Enterprise Community Partners Abby Jo Sigal, Robin Key of Robin Key Landscape Architecture, and Michelle Mullineaux, acting director of desigNYC, discuss how the design world and community groups are joining forces on community projects.

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