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Midtown Hospital Reborn as Condos

Midtown Hospital Reborn as Condos
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The neglected shell of the former St. Vincent’s Midtown hospital, closed in 2007, will be gutted and rebuilt as condominiums. Major flooding, mold, and rodent issues have caused a mess for neighborhood residents.


Naming a Neighborhood: MiMa Makes Three

Naming a Neighborhood: MiMa Makes Three
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Locals may scoff at MiMa, the newest moniker for the West Side neighborhood known as Clinton or Hell’s Kitchen, but they’ve been arguing about their neighborhood’s name for years.


Remaking the Garment District

Remaking the Garment District
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It takes a team to raise the Garment District. More than 70 urban planners, fashion designers, architects and community members have launched Making Midtown, a project that aims to provide solutions to Manhattan’s threatened fashion and manufacturing hub in midtown by 2012. Making Midtown is the second phase in an effort to bring the stakeholders […]


Design Competition Connects Fashion with Architecture in Pop-up Store

Design Competition Connects Fashion with Architecture in Pop-up Store
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Architecture and fashion are typically considered two separate forms of design with little to do with each other, but Faris Al-Shathir is working to change that notion.

Al-Shathir is director and co-founder of BOFFO, a non-profit organization that works to convert empty, unused spaces in New York City into art. This fall, the organization is sponsoring five competitions and a series of exhibits to connect high-profile fashion designers with architects to collaborate on a Tribeca pop-up store — a previously dark, abandoned space transformed into a glitzy retail shop, teeming with people engaged as much in taking photographs as shopping.