Tag Archives: midtown

Manhattan’s Next Supertall: One Vanderbilt [VIDEO]

I first reported on One Vanderbilt last September, when developers revealed that it will be 200 feet taller than the Empire State, 400 feet taller than the one-block-away Chrysler, and 600 feet taller than its almost-abutting Met Life neighbor. Today we get a new promo video for the tower, which upon completion will briefly become Gotham’s third-tallest building behind One ...

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NEW YORK CITY: 300,000 March Ahead Of United Nations Climate Change Summit

Via USA Today: More than 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate-change demonstration in history. With banners, flags, floats and drums, protesters at the “People’s Climate March” overwhelmed midtown Manhattan in flocks of vivid color, demanding action ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit this week. “I’m totally ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Midtown Manhattan May Get World’s Tallest Residential Tower

According to plans leaked by New York Yimby, a skyscraper planned for midtown Manhattan would be only one foot shorter than WTC 1, making it the tallest residential tower in the world. 225 West 57th Street‘s facade will top-out 1,479′ above street level, while a surprise spire on top will cap the tower at 1,775 feet. Adrian Smith and Gordon ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Newlywed Gay Man Killed In Manhattan High-Rise Fire

Yesterday’s high-rise fire in Manhattan took the life of a newlywed gay man and critically injured his husband. The men, 27-year-old Daniel McClung and 32-year-old Michael Todd Cohen, were found in a stairwell near the 31st floor of The Strand condominium suffering from smoke inhalation and burns after the three-alarm fire erupted more than 10 stories below at the building ...

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Blaze At Manhattan High-Rise

The New York Daily News reports: A massive blaze at a Midtown Manhattan high-rise has critically injured two people as firefighters rushed to control the flames. Firefighter spokesman Danny Glover said the fire reported to authorities shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday was on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and 10th Avenue. He says about 40 units ...

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Midtown

Very Koyaanisqatsi. And therefore very cool. (Tipped by JMG reader Michael)

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Afternoon View – Bryant Park Rink

There are three skating rinks around midtown Manhattan, but Bryant Park’s is the only free one thanks to pervasive corporate branding.

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Afternoon View – Park & 42nd

Looking east from the same place from which I posted the western view last week. Today’s Summer Streets ride was less crowded and slightly less hot due to cloud cover. We finished with a nice lunch in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill.

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NYC To See First $100M Apartment

Months after a Russian billionaire plunked down $90M to buy his daughter a Manhattan apartment, that record figure is about to be eclipsed by the Prime Minister of Qatar, who has committed to pay over $100M for a penthouse in the 90-story One 57, which is now going up in midtown across from Carnegie Hall. It turns out that despite ...

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Evening View – Lord & Taylor

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World’s Best Public Restroom

Virtual Tourist has named Bryant Park’s restroom as the “world’s #1 public toilet.” I’ve been in there, it IS nice. “Who would have thought that a loo in the middle of such a dirty, noisy, frenetic city would have classical music, fresh flowers, and even an attendant! Visitors report that it’s also spotlessly clean.”

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Morning View – Sixth & 42nd

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Afternoon View – Bryant Park

Everybody’s favorite midtown oasis. Free wifi!

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Afternoon View – Madison & 42nd

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Photo Of The Day

Several blocks of midtown Manhattan were shut down this afternoon after a suicidal man (light blue shirt) somehow clambered over the 12-foot glass wall on the 70th floor viewing deck of 30 Rock. Police were able to coax the man to safety after a “very tense hour.” (Photo via – Buzzfeed)

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Movies At Bryant Park

During the summer months, New York City screens classic movies in Midtown’s Bryant Park. Here’s an oddly compelling and unnarrated clip from last week’s screening.

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Afternoon View – Hell’s Kitchen

The wall of skyscrapers across the top of this photo sort of define the eastern boundary of Hell’s Kitchen, which is mostly low-rise. For now.

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Evening View – Midtown Manhattan

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Photo Of The Day – Midtown Manhattan

JMG reader Steve tips us to an amazing 67-photo aerial depiction of New York City by the Denver Post. This size and clarity of the photos can’t be given justice here, hit the link and see why it took me forever to pick just one out.

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Morning View – Helmsley Building

Built in 1929 as the New York Central Railroad Building, it was purchased in the 80’s by the Helmsleys. “Queen Of Mean” Leona later stipulated that all future owners of the building must keep its Helmsley name. In 2006 the Helmsley was purchased for $705M by the royal family of Dubai, who sold it one year later to Goldman Sachs ...

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