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We take it back. Yesterday, when it was confirmed that Apple would be coming to Grand Central Terminal, The Observer declared the marriage of two of our favorite things. Nothing could be better. Except maybe if we could gnaw on a Shack Burger while perusing the glass cube, greasing up all the iScreens.
Two of New York’s favorite things, a terribly tantalizing scoop like that first bite in Eden: Apple wanted to open a store in Grand Central Terminal. A short time later, it looked like Apple had soured on the idea. But it turned out to be a bit of snake-like misdirection, when in May Apple was said to be back in the garden of Grand Central.
At least one person is dead and dozens were injured when a steam explosion ruptured the intersection at 41st Street and Lexington Avenue, right next-door to Grand Central Station, at the height of the Manhattan evening rush hour.
Eyewitnesses described a plume of steam, rocks, mud and flames, followed by a massive shower of debris–concrete Read More
Shortly after 9/11, two American flags were placed in the iconic main hall of Grand Central Terminal. The first, a flagpole standard, was soon joined by an enormous 40-foot-by-20-foot banner, vertically suspended over the center of the room. Although smaller flags have been hung at Grand Central before, according to MTA Metro-North spokeswoman Margie Anders, Read More
It’s on: The Times reports this New Year’s Day that several recently approved projects will rumble seriously toward reality in 2007.
Approval or financing was given to a Second Avenue subway; an extension of the Flushing Line to the Far West Side; a spur to connect the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Read More
Grand Central Station has some wonderful real estate, but nothing beats Vanderbilt Hall. And nothing beats a 15-foot-tall “white button mushroom cafe” popping up in Vanderbilt Hall.
See the press release below for phrases like “Mushrooms: small but MIGHTY,” or “Confetti Mushroom Herb Egg Wraps” or “Local commuters stepping inside the mushroom.”
The Citizens Budget Commission hosts a forum on how to balance the MTA’s budget at the Metrazur Restaurant in Grand Central Terminal.
NYC School Bus Contractors Coalition and ATU Local 1181 will meet at the Ramada Plaza Hotel for labor negotiations.
Patrick Healy and Paul Rieckhoff will speak at the DL21C Political Author Series Read More
Tomorrow is the day everyone has been waiting for: the beginning of petitioning season!
Jonathan Tasini kicks off petitioning with Cindy Sheehan in Union Square at 8:30 am.
Sean Patrick Maloney kicks off his petition drive for Attorney General in Chelsea at 8 am.
Charlie King will petition for Attorney General in Read More
With an American flag draped from the cosmos-painted ceiling behind him, and former New Jersey Governor and Chairman of the 9/11 commission Thomas Kean seated in front of him, Mayor Bloomberg this afternoon presented his vision for public safety in New York City.
Overlooking the terminal from the perch of Metrazur, a restaurant the Read More
The Post reports that a state panel has failed for the second time to approve a bond proposal for the MTA that would include $1.45 billion for transportation projects you probably thought were already well-funded and underway, including the Second Avenue subway and a LIRR tunnel to Grand Central Terminal.
What’s at issue Read More