A Vision for a Self-Reliant New York

Rory Stott reports for Archdaily. Bird’s-eye view of Midtown Manhattan’s neighborhood food hubs in New York City (Steady) State. “In an era of incompetent nation states and predatory transnationals, we must ratchet up local self-reliance, and the most logical increment of organization (and resistance) is the city.” This is how Michael Sorkin, writing in Aeon Magazine, explains his hypothetical plan

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Crowdfunding in Architecture: Game Changer or PR Game?

Rory Stott reports for Archdaily. Building off of the success of their crowdfunded BD Bacatá building in Colombia, the real estate group Prodigy Network has announced a plan to bring this same funding method to New York, with an apartment hotel in Manhattan named 17 John. The project, a glassy rooftop extension to the existing art deco building at 17 John

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Hamilton Theater Could Become Luxury Condos

Hamilton Theater Could Become Luxury Condos

The historic RKO Hamilton Theater may become luxury condos in exchange for the preservation and restoration of the interior theater as a community performance space. The possible deal comes as the owner of the landmarked theater, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, led by real estate mogul Ben Ashkenazy, sought support from Community Board 9 for its application with the Landmarks Preservation Commission

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the inside of a church with pews and stained glass windows

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue: Inside the Ruins

The long deteriorated Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue on the Lower East Side has been closed since 2007, but that hasn’t stopped the synagogue from waging a veritable war with itself, as the historic building flip-flopped between courting developers and seeking to strip itself of landmark status under the leadership of Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum.   Last year, the synagogue finally withdrew

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