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Seen & Heard: No More Loft Tour

•••• The Friends of Duane Park has decided not to do its Inside Tribeca Loft Tour again this year—or “for the foreseeable future.” Which is too bad! But you can still get a peek at various Tribeca homes on its second-annual…

Show Us Your Roof: 8 Spruce Street

The “Show Us Your Roof” series has been a welcome summer diversion, but I was ready to call an end to it—and then I was offered the opportunity to see the view from a north-facing terrace atop a setback about two-thirds of…

NYC scaffolding is getting an upgrade

Urban Umbrella, made of recycled steel and translucent plastic panel, is coming to two NYC sites The first beneficiaries of a 2010 Big Apple competition intended to fancy up the city's scaffolding have arrived. A whole seven years…

In the News: Chin Wins by 200 Votes

••• “Two-term Councilmember Margaret Chin was nearly humiliatingly defeated in Lower Manhattan’s District 1 by upstart Christopher Marte, a 28-year-old political neophyte. In unofficial Board of Election results, as of 10:37…

New Building Report Card: 30 Park Place

Only residents may care how new buildings turn out on the inside, but we all have to live with the outside. So let’s review the new tower at 3o Park Place. The building was developed by Silverstein Properties; the architect is Robert A.…

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