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The best public art in NYC – Sculptures, murals, and everything in between

August 6, 2018

New York City’s museums aren’t the only places to find beautiful or thought-provoking art. Since 1967, when the first public art program was established in the city, a diverse array of agencies and institutions—including the MTA, the Public Art Fund, and the NYC Parks Department—have worked to enrich New Yorkers’ lives by adding whimsical, colorful, and occasionally controversial artworks throughout the five boroughs. Some of the ci...

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What’s on in Spain: 13 brilliant things to do this August

August 1, 2018

 Culture   Semana Grande, San Sebastian (August 12th - 19th)  San Sebastián’s “big week” offers a wide range of activities for children and adults. Besides bullfighting and live music (rock, pop, jazz, classical), the event is largely known for its international firework contest - the main attraction of the week.     Fiesta mayor de Gràcia, Barcelona, (August 14th - 21st)          ...

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25 free things to do in Los Angeles this August 2018

August 1, 2018

You’ve planned a day at one of L.A.’s best beaches and finalized the rest of your summerplans, but there are far more free things to do in August. From an avocado fest to summer concerts wrap-ups, these are the best ways to make the most of your month without breaking into your wallet. Aug 1–31 Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart exhibition; The Standard, Downtown L.A. Felt fabric and seemingly name-brand grocery store products sit in unli...

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NYC Ferry’s Soundview, Lower East Side routes will launch this month

August 1, 2018

The Soundview and Lower East Side ferry routes will launch this month, expanding NYC Ferry’s reach into the Bronx and creating more transit options on Manhattan’s hard-to-access east side. The Soundview route will open for business on Wednesday, August 15 with stops at the new landings in Soundview’s Clason Point Park and East 90th Street, as well as the existing landings at East 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11. The route will take about ...

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Everything you need to know about NYC’s new Dockless Bike Share

August 1, 2018

The day of dockless bikes has arrived in New York City: The city’s pilot program, which has been in the works since 2017, got underway in July, with the new bike share landing in the Rockaways first, then Staten Island and the Bronx. The program, which will run through the fall, is intended to connect areas in the outer boroughs that aren’t yet served by Citi Bike to a new public transit option, while hopefully easing congestion in the proce...

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Getting to LaGuardia Airport Is Becoming a Little Easier

August 1, 2018

Soon after construction got underway on LaGuardia Airport’s $8 billion overhaul, reports emerged of the traffic chaos caused by all the work. Things got so bad that airlines were advising passengers to account for hours of extra time to ensure they reached LaGuardia in a timely manner. It was all part of the growing pains of the airport, the state said at that time, and now two years after construction began, commuting to LaGuardia will get ju...

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Summer Streets NYC 2018: dates, route, map, and more

August 1, 2018

Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: Summer Streets is back. The Department of Transportation’s popular program, which turns Park Avenue into a car-free oasis for three consecutive Saturdays, will return August 4th, 11th, and 18th, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This marks eleven years since Summer Streets launched, and the program has become more popular than ever, with nearly 300,000 people attending last year’s event. In celebration of the 11th iteration ...

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This $1 Billion Beverly Hills Estate Is Los Angeles’ Most Expensive Ever

July 30, 2018

Listed for $1 billion, The Mountain of Beverly Hills is officially the most expensive property in the history of Los Angeles (if not the world). Let that soak in. Yes, billion with a “b”—as in Bezos, Buffett and Bloomberg. If you’re super rich, audacious and aroused enough to place the winning bid, bring your glamping gear. That jaw-dropping price tag is just for the panoramic tract of semi-developed land overlooking Los Angeles. There...

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How NYC’s rooftops are used as recreational space

July 30, 2018

New York City is home to more than 1,700 public parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities, but with more than 8 million people clamoring for places to relax, getting creative with public space is necessary. One way that people are doing this: By looking up, to the city’s rooftops. Using roofs for recreational space isn’t new; during the Gilded Age, they were used for all sorts of activities and were even home to elaborate gardens and theater...

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David Rockwell’s Madrid Must-Sees

July 19, 2018

David Rockwell has been spending a lot of time in Madrid lately. That’s for two reasons. Rockwell Group, the architecture and design firm he founded in New York in 1984, now has a satellite office there. The city is also home to Gran Hotel Inglés, the most recent addition to Rockwell Group’s long list of high-profile projects—which also includes Nobu restaurants worldwide, Tony Award–winning set design, and, increasingly, far-flung hospit...

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