Soha: A War Over Naming Rights

May 18, 2017

Everybody says 'Good Morning' in Harlem because it's true! And that's lovely. - Marcia Gay Harden After The Dutch overpowered the native Manhattans in 1660, they termed the captured area Nieuw Haarlem. Shortly, however, the British came, took control, and even tried changing it to Lancaster, but the name never stuck. Nevertheless, the British left their indelible imprint on the New York state itself by naming the most famous city in the wor...

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Emojis in Architecture

May 15, 2017

Thinking Face Emoji! Yes, that would be you, if you happened to be touring Amersfoort, Netherlands, and came across this building that uses emojis instead of gargoyles or faces of kings on its façade. From pictures of theater masks in old Roman mosaics and wall paintings to Renaissance puttito primitive grotesques, there is an extended tradition of using faces in architecture. However, using an emoji in the building façade was bound to stir ...

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 12, 2017

The idiom "here today, gone tomorrow" defines a Pop-Up Store. It is a short-term, retail event that temporarily makes use of physical space to generate a lasting impression with potential customers. The reality of 2017 is that nearly 37 Million Americans access the internet through their mobile devices, and the count will only rise. There are pros of this digital revolution, and there are cons. People with busy schedules find it more convenient...

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Upper West Side’s New Complex

May 11, 2017

“Rethink how you live with Waterline Square. A lush and expansive residential experience in NYC where Midtown meets the Upper West Side!” That was the motto of General Investment and Development Companies (GID) in late 2016 when they took three star architects on board. The grand plan was to convert Upper West Side’s undeveloped land into a state of the art residential enclave for Waterline Square. As you may see in the table below; ...

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10 Projects that Will Transform State Island

May 8, 2017

A quick search on Brooklyn’s real estate will shock you with an average sales price of one million on the western end of Long Island. If you think Queens is any different, then you are wrong. The borough you should be taking an interest in is Staten Island! In the imminent future, the borough’s North Shore will be undertaking a massive transformation. The appearance of one of the tallest observation wheels, Staten Island’s first outlet mall, ...

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Vertical Forest, or Bosco Verticale

May 5, 2017

  Vertical Forests The majority of people visit the Upcountry region for the obvious reasons of forestry and abundance of green fields. What If I tell you that a particular Boeri Studio from Milan, Italy has already realized the dream of urban vertical greenery! Appropriately named vertical forest, or Bosco Verticale, if you insist upon the original Italian version. The residential towers were the realization of Boeri Studio’s i...

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Just in time for summer, expanded ferry service is on the way

April 17, 2017

Good news for folks in South Brooklyn and Astoria: NYC's ferry service is set to expand next month and begin stopping in several neighborhoods along the East River for the first time, Thrillist reports. The new NYC Ferry system, devised by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the mayor's office, will add to the existing East River Ferry service, which currently travels between the Financial District, DUMBO, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, an...

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Buying for the first time in NYC? Be sure to prep your finances first

April 12, 2017

Buying a home is likely the most serious financial commitment you'll ever make, and NYC's challenging—and perhaps even punishing—real estate market makes the task especially daunting. But though the process of finding your first New York home can be grueling, it doesn't seem to deter buyers as the city's population continues to grow. If you're one of the many first-time buyers preparing to take the leap to home ownership, you may not know exa...

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: New York’s Eleven Madison Park Takes Top Honor

April 6, 2017

The number one restaurant in the world is actually number eleven—Eleven Madison Park in New York City took the top honor at this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in Melbourne. “All of us in this room, we’ve dedicated our careers to creating experiences that we hope will become extraordinarily memorable moments in people’s lives,” Will Guidara, the co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, said. “We get to help people celebrate some ...

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Cityscape – the world’s leading wealth hubs

April 4, 2017

The Knight Frank City Wealth Index offers a fresh perspective on the urban hotspots and networks that are shaping the ultra-high-net-worth individual (UHNWI) world, now and in the future. Since it was first published 10 years ago, The Wealth Report has highlighted the most important cities for the world’s wealthiest individuals. To mark our second decade we have re-evaluated our criteria and created a new measure – the City Wealth Index. ...

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