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London and High Line thinking
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:59:35 -0700

New York's High Line is but one, high profile, example of a trend for cities to reclaim ex-industrial spaces for recreation and contemplation. What should London's approach be? This blog has been quiet lately, mostly because I've been on a family break to snowy New York City. We did a lot of standard visitor stuff - museums, the Top of the Rock , the Staten Island ferry - and also walked the ...

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:54:20 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds.

New York Today: Surviving Spring Break
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:49:14 -0700

What you need to know for Friday and Easter weekend: a guide for children, sunny skies, and a deal with transit workers.

With egg-cream blessing, Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:29:03 -0700

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. In Luna Park, Italian amusement tycoon Alberto Zamperla joined Eric Adams as the Brooklyn borough president christened ...

Queens New York Hotel Offers a Park-and-Play City Weekend Package
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:01:12 -0700

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott now offers an affordable Weekend Parking in LaGuardia Package that enables city visitors to experience Queens' world-class museums, major league sporting venues, and ...

Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Kicks Off Project Design 2014
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:20 -0700

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Kicks Off Project Design 2014 Presented by Kravet Inc. and NYC&G   45 of America's Leading Interior Designers Rally to Complete Makeover at RMH-LI April 17, 2014 (NEW HYDE PARK, NY)...

City Room: New York Today: Surviving Spring Break
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:01:46 -0700

What you need to know for Friday and Easter weekend: a guide for children, sunny skies, and a deal with transit workers.

Frieze Art Fair 2014 Restaurant Partners Include Roberta’s, Mission Cantina, and More
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:40:04 -0700

It's going to be, um, really good. This year's Frieze Art Fair will take place in Randall's Island Park between May 9 and 12, and it once again means a ton of great eating options. Here's what you need to know: There will be wings and burritos from Danny Bowien's Mission Cantina , sandwiches from Court Street Grocers , a beer garden with Prime Meats sausages and burgers, plus a full-service ...

New York Mortgage Trust Announces Public Offering of Common Stock
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:03:21 -0700

NEW YORK -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. ("NYMT" or the "Company") announced today that it plans to make a public offering of 13,000,000 shares of its common stock. NYMT also expects ...

New York Today: Chilly Critters
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:04:25 -0700

What you need to know for Thursday: animals sleep through the cold, mostly sunny skies, and the Port Authority’s whimsical side.