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More Space, Less Space and Greenpoint Rings our Bell — The Hook-up (1/12)

Part of the Greenpoint Hospital Complex
Part of the Greenpoint Hospital Complex, Via CityLimits

As 2018 picks up steam, the news continues to roll in… even when the subway doesn’t. Much has been made of the MTA’s plans for L-pocalypse, the 15-month L train closure slated to begin in April 2019, but some G train riders are already feeling the squeeze. New York 1 reports that “it’s a mess” at the Court Square station because the MTA is adding 3 new stairways to the G platform in anticipation of the L train shutdown. 

Speaking of construction-induced squeezing, two city agencies have come forward with separate plans to redevelop the Greenpoint Hospital site, and the parking lot across the street. Together, the two developments could add 750 new apartments within a two-block area.  Continue reading

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’70s Times Square Reincarnated Tonight at Nitehawk

Defined: “mailing it in”

It’s Thursday night, so perfect timing for going out then just mailing it in tomorrow.

Only the weather is grimy. But you’re restless.

So go grimy, in air-conditioned comfort, at 9:30 tonight (8/11) with some Sex and Violence.

Nitehawk did some nerdy research to find out exactly what specific movies were playing when Times Square was dangerous and the theaters were there just to give men some spank bank supply. And here’s tonight’s result of that effort. Continue reading

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Pedal To The Metal NYE!

Citi Bike Station in Times Square, © Inhabit.com

Tonight, people around the world will gaze into their TV screens, as the iconic glittering ball drops onto Times Square, ushering in a new year.  But this time, that big bright ball of celebration will be powered by energy generated from New Yorkers on Citi Bikes.

That’s right, from Saturday through Monday, pedestrians were invited to hop onto one of 6 stationary bikes at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue to pedal their little hearts out.  Through  sustainable innovation (and magical science-y brilliance) the kinetic energy from those pedal-strokes was converted into electricity that will power the New Year’s ball’s 32,000+ LED lights. Continue reading

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