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New York’s City’s High Bridge, while currently in a dormant and closed-off state since the mid-1970s, is set to reopen to the public this summer, as a five year plan to rejuvenate one of the city’s oldest functioning relics nears completion. Although public hearings began over design concerns in 2010, construction on the new High Bridge commenced in August 2012, after a bidding competition granted the Schiavone Construction Co. responsibility over the building contract. The...
Now that it's not winter anymore, New Yorkers can't complain about the weather, so they need to find something else to bitch about. Enter: The MTA. And look, I get it, traveling via subway can be an inconvenience and there can be delays and reroutings and, oh, so many horrible things can happen and it's a nightmare, really, it is! I get it. I live off the F and G. Boy, do I get...
The New York Times has done it again, you guys: Just when we thought it was impossible to find any New Yorker under the age of 35 who hadn't at least been to Brooklyn once, we find our via the Times Real Estate section that there are, in fact, no less than six young New Yorkers (and one of them a native Manhattanite) who thought that moving to Brooklyn would be the same thing as "moving to...
A statistician and visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute has discovered the Brooklyn residence that is farthest from any subway: 2336 National Drive in Mill Basin. See how your place compares. Ben Wellington of I Quant NY analyzed freely available data from NYC Open Data to create a kind of heat map of Brooklyn subway access. The darker areas have less subway access, and the lighter areas should be side-eyed without mercy if they ever complain about a walk...