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Frick Collection Opens New Portico Gallery

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Frick Collection has opened a new, glass-enclosed portico gallery. It's the museum's first major addition in more than three decades. The inaugural exhibition in the Frick's new gallery is a collection of Meissen porcelain from a private collection.

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Snapshot | A New Home for Signature Theatre

Thursday, December 01, 2011

On Jan. 31, 2012, the Signature Theatre Company will open its new permanent 70,000 square-foot home at 480 W. 42nd St. between Dyer and Tenth Avenues. See a picture of one of the theater spaces designed by architect Frank Gehry here.

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Recent Class of American Nobel Laureates Honored on City Monument

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Tuesday evening, city park officials unveiled new inscriptions on the city’s Nobel Monument, honoring the three American laureates of 2010: chemist Richard Heck, economist Dale Mortensen, and economist Peter Diamond.

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World Leaders Descend on UN Headquarters, Under Construction

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

As world leaders gather this week for the 66th United Nations General Assembly, some may not realize that they're meeting at a massive construction site. WNYC took a behind-the-scenes tour of the headquarters under construction.

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Landmark Commission Votes to Approve Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District

Monday, September 12, 2011

On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to vote to approve the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which would give landmark status to 21 downtown Brooklyn buildings.

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City Approves New Design for Central Park's Cherry Hill

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A controversial renovation is going forward in Central Park. On Monday, the city's Public Design Commission approved a $1.4 million redesign of Cherry Hill, the lakeside concourse and fountain near 72nd St.

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Battery Park Rejects Donated Otterness Sculptures

Monday, July 11, 2011

A family of bronze lions won't be showing up at a downtown library anytime soon. The Battery Park City Authority has decided not to accept the anonymous donation of eight Tom Otterness statues to the Battery Park branch of the New York Public Library.

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New Historic District Approved in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On Tuesday, the city's Landmark Preservation Commission approved the creation of a new historic district in Brooklyn's predominantly West Indian-American and Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights: the Crown Heights North II Historic District.

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Behind the Scenes: Public Sculpture in New York City

Saturday, March 19, 2011

From "Tilted Arc" to "Civic Virtue," outdoor statues and monuments have long been the focus of controversy in N.Y.C.

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The Takeaway

Time's Up for Chrysler's PT Cruiser

Thursday, July 08, 2010

On Friday, Chrysler will make its last PT Cruiser. Ten years ago, the Cruiser became a cultural phenonenon with buyers willing to wait in line for their chance to own one. Why did the Cruiser strike such a chord?

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Touring Brooklyn's Lost Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.

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Field Trip: Lightwalk

Friday, January 01, 2010

If you missed your chance in December to wander around Soho with Leni Schwendinger, an artist and designer who works with light, well you are lucky - you have another shot.

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BLDGBLOG's Geoff Manaugh shows us his NYC

Monday, December 14, 2009

At the heart of the WNYC Cityscapes project are different perspectives on New York City. Geoff Manaugh is the urbanist behind the popular architecure blog BLDGBLOG. We gave him a camera to make some videos for us. Here is his first.

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