Photo of Levin by emilyshu via Flickr; photo of L train by Mary Hautman
L Train Won’t Shut Down Until 2018, Disruptions Could Last Seven Years
New details on the much-feared L train tunnel repairs — which would entail shutting down one or both sets of tracks running between Brooklyn and Manhattan — came to light this week at a local community board meeting. City Council Member Stephen Levin told the crowd that repairs to the tunnel could take two to seven years. (more…)
A tunnel leading to an emergency exit along the F line
The subway system may give off an air of permanence, but like just about everything else in this ever-changing city, it’s grown and evolved over the decades. A number of Brooklyn’s stations have been lost to time, and some platforms abandoned. (more…)
Skiing, snowboarding and snacking go hand in hand. Photo by Nassfeld via Flickr.
After a long, exhilarating day of shredding everything from bunny slopes to black diamonds, you deserve a hearty, decadent meal. Slope-side après-ski scenes may be good for a quick beer as you swap ski boots for comfy kicks, but for the ultimate upstate foodie experience, fuel up at these awesome spots near the Catskills’ most popular mountains. (more…)
Combining high design and kitsch, bold patterns and vibrant colors, interior designer Fawn Galli created a remarkable home in Carroll Gardens — one that goes against the grain and achieves a glorious effect. (more…)
After languishing on the market for years, the historic Tracy Mansion at 105 8th Avenue sold in 2015 for $9.5 million. Now, its new owner wants to dramatically expand the building and convert it into eight residential units.
After some initial hesitation, Landmarks gave the green light this week for a host of changes that’ll give a new life to this old limestone beauty. (more…)