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Links related to New York City presented in somewhat random fashion:
An Interview With New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP
Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty
Before and After: The New York State Pavilion Gets a Paint Job
World’s first underground park to open in New York by 2018
Clusterf*ck on Varick Street – Brooklyn Spoke – @BrooklynSpoke
Fun Maps: Find The Best NYC Bars Near Each Subway Station
The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction
The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color
Inside New York City’s eleven tourism Twitter accounts – Skift
Iconic Buildings: TWA Terminal, New York – Tulip chair creator Eero Saarinen’s exercise in the fluid line, NY’s TWA Terminal, is a stunning yet functional building that anticipated the needs of future travellers.
Green spaces go underground
What if the subterranean world was not only inhabitable, but life-giving and restorative.
Making NYC denser and greener – Jeffrey Shumaker has a leading role in reducing the carbon footprint of New York City. The plans there are to increase the population of New York by one million, but reduce the overall carbon footprint by 30 percent. Where will these extra one million people live, and how can a city as dense as NYC become denser, yet more sustainable?
i-heart-ny-tm – By now, the story is well known. A man sits in the backseat of a cab, sketching on a notepad as night falls over a crumbling city. He scribbles the letter I. He draws a heart. And then an N, and then a Y. Right away he knows he’s got something. This is it, he thinks. This is the campaign. The man was a designer named Milton Glaser. The city was New York. The year was 1977.
Where to Stay
https://www.airbnbnyc.com – @AirbnbNYC
Where to eat
http://www.thehighline.org – @highlinenyc
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikemaps.shtml – Download the 2015 NYC Bike Map (pdf) (14 MB)
Ride the City
Birds and Birding
Iconic Designs: the Statue of Liberty
A classical emblem of a new society, free from the shackles of the Old World.
Did you know the name Manhattan is from the Algonquian Language meaning “isolated thing in water”?
New York: The Game is a fun, exciting new way to experience New York, where NYC becomes your game board and you become the game piece. Explore the city’s famous sights and landmarks, amazing neighborhoods, and hidden gems off the beaten path, just by playing an easy, fun game using your very own cell phone.
75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th Streets)
Greenmarket promotes regional agriculture and ensures a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket has organized and managed open-air farmers markets in NYC since 1976.
National Museum of the American Indian (Heye)
– formerly the Customs House
World’s Fair Tourism
At the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as the first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.
Natural History Museum