In an unusual move, the city has bought nearly seven acres of land in the middle of Coney Island from Thor Equities, the company that originally planned to renovate Coney Island and turn the area into a major tourist destination.
After countless battles with the people living in that area, many were fed up with the lack of progress in getting Coney Island up and running. Seeing an opportunity, the Bloomberg Administration bought 6.9 of the 10.5 acres that Thor had originally purchased and will share ownership of the area.
According to the New York Times, the …continue reading
The image of New York in art and popular culture has long been cemented as one of timeless universality. In the world of painting and photography, among a host of other art forms, New York has been one of the central muses of the art world: from the controversy over Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads mural in the Rockerfeller Center in 1936, to Jonathan Hyman’s post-9/11 photography exhibitions, art has been an important component of the shaping of New York. Amidst its host of world-renowned galleries are the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), The Metropolitan Museum and, perhaps most …continue reading
Tomorrow will mark the opening of the 107th New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show will run from April 6th to April 15th. This year’s show occupies 850,000 square feet exhibiting about one thousand cars from 36 different car manufacturers. Attendees will get to view sneak previews, brand new 2007/08 production models, and concept vehicles. One of the big themes in this year’s show will be alternative fuel cars. In paricular, further details of the Automotive X Prize (privately funded competiton to encourage reduction of carbon emissions and energy consumption, which seeks a 100 MPG …continue reading
If you want a bird’s eye view of New York City go to either the Empire State Building or to the “Top of the Rock.” Both sites offer beautiful views of Manhattan, but each one has its advantages over the other. The Empire State Building’s Observatory now has extended hours (8:00AM – 2:00AM) from Thursdays to Saturday and regular hours (8:00AM-12:00AM) from Sunday to Wednesday. The Empire Building is best for views of downtown Manhattan since it is located on 34th Street and great for night photography because of the extended hours. Tickets to the Empire State Building Observatory are …continue reading