Second Ave. Subway Land Seizures
Have U.E.S. Residents Up In Arms
With the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s declaration earlier this year that it hopes to break ground on the Second Avenue subway by late 2004, the reality of a subway that was first envisioned in 1929 and since dismissed as little more than a public-works Read More
Will Excavator Art Dig In
At Madison Square Park?
Belgian artist Wim Delvoye’s exhibit at the New Museum of Contemporary Art last April was a machine that mimicked the human digestive system with such precision that French fries ingested at one end were healthfully pooped out the other.
The sculpture, entitled Cloaca , Read More
Socony Mobil Building:
1950′s Icon or Tin Can?
The Socony Mobil Building, the 42-story skyscraper which takes up the block between Lexington and Third avenues bounded by 41st and 42nd streets, is thought by some to be an icon of 1950′s architecture. Others view it as an oversized tin can. Community Board 6 weighed Read More
Morgan Proposal Makes Architect Grouse, Community Board Smile
There are certain unspoken rules when it comes to designing buildings in New York City. For instance, local architects tend to give silent nods of approval to their peers’ designs, no matter how curious the building. And generally speaking, community boards can be counted on to Read More
The usual community board meeting in Manhattan attracts a predictable cast of speakers: real estate developers and their lawyers. Residents angry about the noise emanating from a restaurant or club down the block. Parents advocating better libraries, better recreation programs.
Occasionally a celebrity or his representative shows up to plead a particular case: Woody Allen. Read More