The New New York Skyline


“Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.” National Geographic 2015

Check out the interactive map of NYC’s skyscraper construction boom nationalgeographic.com: What New York Could Look Like in 2020

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Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis

metropolismag.com: Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis

“In the days before the luxury mishmashes of the High Line and Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the closest thing the city had to a Starchitect Row could be found on (or near) East 53rd Street between Sixth Avenue and the East River. There rose a promenade of classics: Eero Saarinen’s Black Rock, MoMA’s Goodwin/Stone home, SOM’s Lever House, Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, Hugh Stubbins’s Citigroup Center, and Philip Johnson’s Lipstick Building.”

Jesse Dorris October 2019 via metropolismag.com

Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY

Central Park Tower looking at the southwest corner from Broadway. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, image via Extell

“Extell’s Central Park Tower has officially eclipsed 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and New York City’s tallest..”

newyorkyimby.com: Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY

Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building – New York YIMBY

 

YIMBY has the latest on Harry Macklowe’s Tower Fifth at 5 East 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the future tallest building in New York City by roof height

newyorkyimby.com: Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building By Roof Height, Rising 1,556′ To Pinnacle at 5 East 51st Street, in Midtown East – New York YIMBY

 

City Hall Station – New York, New York – Atlas Obscura

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.

atlasobscura.com: City Hall Station – New York, New York – Atlas Obscura

Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost


The bar now heralded as the launching point for the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement had, according to Kurt, fallen to the wayside and lost touch with its queer roots. So in 2006, in light of Stonewall going under, Kelly and a group of investors bought the property ― and revitalized it.Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz became the bar’s co-owners in 2006.

Read more about Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz saving an iconic place for the “gay rights” movement.

huffingtonpost.com: Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost

Met Gala 2018 “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” – Vogue

From November 2017

Left: El Greco, Cardinal Fernando Niño de Guevara (1541–1609), c. 1600, oil on canvas; right: Evening Coat, Cristóbal Balenciaga for Balenciaga, Autumn/Winter 1954–55  Photos: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.5) / © Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Bryon C. Foy, 1957 (C.I.57.29.8) / Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Digital Composite Scan by Katerina Jebb

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the new theme for its 2018 Costume Institute exhibition and Met Gala 2018.

Next spring, the Costume Institute will sanctify its love of fashion as it presents “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings, the show will be presented in a trinity of locations: the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue location, and further uptown at the Cloisters.

vogue.com: Met Gala 2018 Theme Revealed: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” – Vogue

 

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About New York

Average price of an apartment in New York City? The most expensive restaurant, priciest  hotel suite?  Where are Einstein’s eyes?  Which skyscraper has no windows?

15 Interesting Facts & Things You Didn’t Know About New York
Inside the previous most expensive apartment in New York: https://goo.gl/z1u6yB

Amazing Photos of Holiday Shopping in New York City 100 Years Ago

Amazing vintage photos show what it was like to go holiday shopping in New York City 100 years ago

These photos show how those living in New York between 1900 and 1915 shopped and stocked up for the holiday season.

businessinsider: Amazing vintage photos show what it was like to go holiday shopping in New York City 100 years ago

and from ifitshipitshere.com:  If It’s Hip It’s Here – 20 Great Vintage Christmas Photos Early 1900’s