By Shari Hartford Downtown New York City has taken quite a hit the past years…9/11, two hurricanes, Occupy Wall Street and a myriad of financial and building woes. But with the fighting spirit that has made this city, and this community, the center of the universe (at least to me)
By Steve Jermanok One of my favorite topics to write about the last couple years is how urban designers and landscape architects have recently created parks from contaminated settings, landfills, abandoned manufacturing plants, and no longer viable space such as an elevated train track on the lower West Side of
By Bobbie Leigh When Joshua David and Robert Hammond met for the first time at a community board meeting in 1999, they were dumbfounded. Not one other person was there to protest the destruction of a decrepit, elevated rail structure that snaked around the far West Side of Manhattan.
By Steve Jermanok One of my favorite outings last spring was a ride around the perimeter of Manhattan with my 14-year old son and close friends. There’s no better way to see the city than to slow down and bike along the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers under historic bridges
Bobbie Leigh Go hungry. In fact, go very hungry if you really want to have more than a taste of Eataly, the sprawling Italian food mecca at Fifth Avenue and 23rd street in New York City. Just don’t call it a food mall. Owners Joe Bastianich, his mother Lidia Bastianich,
I spent last Saturday biking around Manhattan with my son and friends, led by my old college roommate, Alex Cigale. Now living in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, near the northern tip of the island, Cigale is an avid biker who commutes to work in Midtown on two wheels