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A beautiful new park is opening under the Manhattan part of the Brooklyn Bridge

Hopefully scheduled to break ground this upcoming spring, the endeavor is a partnership between The Skatepark Project, which is professional skateboarder Tony Hawk’s organization, and Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan.

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Manhattan’s office occupancy shows signs of recovery

Manhattan’s office occupancy ticked upward to between 53 and 55 percent on an average weekday, according to the Partnership for New York City, which is expected to announce the results of its latest survey this week.

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The New York Fashion Week Schedule Is Out: Rodarte and Thom Browne Return to the Runway

The Council of Fashion Designers of America released the official schedule for the New York Fashion Week fall 2023 shows which will take place in February.

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Groundhog Day 2023: Did Staten Island Chuck see his shadow?

New York City’s “weatherhog” did not see his shadow early Thursday during the Staten Island Zoo’s annual Groundhog Day ceremony, signaling springtime is near.

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609 Second Avenue Rises Above Street Level In Kips Bay, Manhattan

Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure standing three stories above street level, with a network of formwork aiding the settling of the floor plates.

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16 Best Winter Rooftop Bars In NYC

Some bars are only decorated for the holiday season, but there are quite a few that keep the magic up all winter long. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran at rooftop partying, or just want to see them all decked out for winter.

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This 22-year-old is trying to save us from ChatGPT before it changes writing forever

On January 2nd, Tian released his app. He named it GPTZero. It basically uses ChatGPT against itself, checking whether “there’s zero involvement or a lot of involvement” of the AI system in creating a given text.

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NYC Is Tearing Down Hundreds of Outdoor Dining Sheds

The city has removed 169 of them in total, but it says that getting rid of them is the last resort. The first goal is to bring the outdoor dining sheds up to compliance.

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Dreaming of the beach this January? Manhattan is getting one this summer!

Built on solid ground (as opposed to a pier), Gansevoort will be developed into a large green oasis, complete with a resilient “beach” on the southern side that will provide River access to kayakers and other small boaters, as well as a place for lounging and River views.

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US inflation falls to lowest in more than a year

Authorities in the US have been fighting to stabilise prices, which took off in 2021 as the economy roared back to life after pandemic lockdowns and companies facing shortages and rising costs hiked prices.

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These are the best coffee shops in NYC according to Time Out readers

While your local coffee shop is perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the very best coffee in New York City is definitely worth traveling for. 

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Why Lower Manhattan’s Office-to-Residential Conversion Wave Might Sputter

Older office buildings — especially in Lower Manhattan and Midtown — continue to struggle to fill their space, just as residential rents in the city are hitting record highs. 

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