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MAS Watch List Highlights, Friday, June 17, 2011

11 For 2011 WatchlistEach week, we highlight stories from around the web that focus on our 11 for 2011 Watch List.

The Bronx
This week the Times profiled Hutchinson Metro Center
. The thriving corporate center in the Bronx recently completed a 9-story Class A office tower and will start construction on another tower in the fall. Metro Center’s  location near four major hospitals has contributed to the area’s growth as an important health and medical services center, sparking  office real-estate interest in the northern borough. Continue Reading>>

Watch List Highlights: Friday, April 15, 2011

Watch List - Coney Island - Grashorn Building Lower Manhattan: A Farm Grows in Manhattan
Next Monday, students and community members will start planting in the city’s first urban farm in 386 years. Conceived by an environmental club at the Millennium High School, the one acre farm will be shaped like a turkey and feature a fence made from bamboo donated by the Starn Brothers. Continue Reading>>

Watch List Highlights: Friday, April 8, 2011

Farley Post OfficeMoynihan Station: Governor Seeks Federal Funds for High-Speed Rail Plans
Governor Andrew Cuomo is applying for federal funding for high-speed rail projects for the state, including phase 2 of the development of Moynihan Station. “New York is embracing high-speed rail as a faster way to move people and products and drive our economy in the 21st century,” he said. The funds were made available after Florida Governor Rick Scott returned the money. Continue Reading>>

Watch List Highlights: Friday, April 1, 2011

Watch List - Times Square Pedestrian Plaza Changing Streets: Dining in Times Square Plaza
Starting this summer, visitors taking advantage of Times Square’s pedestrian plaza will be able to order food and beverages from vendors and local restaurants. The city is currently accepting proposals for both vendors and ordering/delivery methods. “We’re constantly thinking about how to make these Broadway plazas a great urban space,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said to the New York Post. Continue Reading>>

Shore Theater Designation Needs Council Approval

Shore Theater MAS testified before the City Council’s Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses Subcommittee on Tuesday, to urge the Council to uphold the Landmark Preservation Commission’s designation of Coney Island’s Shore Theater. Opened in 1925, this neo-Renaissance Revival theater and office building has been vacant for 30 years, but the building remains remarkably intact. Located across the street from the major subway station, this building has the potential to become a great performance space for theater and live shows Continue Reading>>