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First Fridays / The Frick Collection

December 11, 2019

Museum admission and gallery programs will be free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday evening of the month (except January and September). Visitors will have access to the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries, and enjoy talks and lectures by museum educators and curators, as well as music and dance performances and open sketching in the Garden Court (complimentary materials provided by the Frick).#frickfirstfridays ...

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The luxury real estate market changes with the calendar

December 2, 2019

A roof deck creates additional living space atop the Venice Home of the Week, while taking in 360-degree views.(Noel Kleinman) There’s a whole lot of price cutting going on in the multimillion-dollar home market. It’s typical for this time of year by sellers hoping to wrap up a deal before year’s end. Among notable price choppers we recently spotted are a singing show creator and an NBA head coach. Those who don’t sell now will likely b...

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NYC’s 10 most important buildings of the past decade

December 2, 2019

These buildings defined the decade in New York City TheThe past decade was a big one for New York City’s built environment, with a post-recession building boom bringing thousands upon thousands of new structures to the five boroughs. Many of these were modest and often hidden in plain sight, but there are pockets of the city that have been utterly transformed: Take Midtown Manhattan, where a new crop of supertall skyscrapers (f...

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FROM FLOWER POTS TO HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE, THESE ARE THE TOWNS IN SPAIN’S ANDALUCIA THAT WON URBAN PLANNING AWARDS

November 30, 2019

The areas were previously busy thoroughfares for cars and had become swamped by careless parking and congestion ANDALUCIA’S urban planning awards have been doled out to highlight those towns that most improve citizens’ lives. Estepona took the ‘complete performance’ prize, for its ‘Garden of the Costa del Sol’ project, that has seen 120 streets remodelled. The town, which is famed for its foliage, has regenerated 17 kilometres of...

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San Fernando Valley’s last orange grove on its way to becoming a city landmark

November 12, 2019

The family that owns Tarzana’s Bothwell Ranch has listed it for sale—as a development opportunity Southern California once dominated the state’s orange production. The city’s cultural heritage commission voted unanimously Thursday to preserve a San Fernando Valley citrus ranch that officials say is the last of its kind. The commissioners voted unanimously in support of landmarking the 13-acre ranch and commercial orange gro...

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Once Asking $250 Million, America’s Onetime Priciest Home Sells For Less

October 28, 2019

It went on the market three years ago with a candy room, a crocodile skin-clad elevator and a hefty price tag. Now Bruce Makowsky’s home has sold for $94 million.   Developer Bruce Makowsky’s ‘Billionaire’ house came on the market for $250 million in 2017. It has now found a buyer for around $94 million. SIMON BERLYN After nearly three years on the market, America’s most expensive home has finally sold—for 62% off. With...

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See inside MoMA’s $450M revamped, expanded campus

October 22, 2019

VIEW PHOTO IN GALLERY 53rd Street Elevation; Photo by Brett Beyer, courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Following the completion of a $450 million renovation project, the Museum of Modern Art is set to reopen next week on October 21. In addition to expanding gallery space by nearly 50,000 square feet, the project reorganized the layout of exhibits, which now will be displayed chronologically instead of by discipline. Designed by&n...

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New York Public Library’s main branch opens new research space

October 21, 2019

The new space is part of the library’s master plan to revamp several areas of its Fifth Avenue building A restored nine-room space at the New York Public Library’s Fifth Avenue main branch has reopened, as part of the library’s $317 million master plan to revamp several areas of the landmarked building. The 8,000-square-foot space, deemed the Center for Research in the Humanities, was designed by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle—the ...

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Will this skyscraper be the next icon to grace Downtown LA’s skyline?

October 18, 2019

The developer says he didn’t want a “cookie cutter” high-rise The middle of Olympic Tower would feature a unique “carve-out” element. Plans for a skinny skyscraper with a clever diamond-paned exoskeleton has won rave reviews from city planning commissioners, who predict it might be beautiful enough to earn a spot as one of LA’s most iconic buildings. “We need excellent architecture Downtown, this project delivers that...

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Mallorca’s Port Andratx is a Private Paradise on the Water

October 16, 2019

The area in Spain boasts a sort of laid-back luxury Port Andratx with Sa Mola cape in the background.GONZALO AZUMENDI / GETTY IMAGES Port Andratx, which is often described as the “St. Tropez of Spain,” is a sophisticated fishing village off the coast of the celebrity-centric Balearic Island of Mallorca. It’s an uber-Mediterranean resort and a mecca for the yachting set. From its fashionable boutiques and crystal-clear waters to its...

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