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Union Square Curves Add Accessibility Challenge to $100M Makeover

A proposed $100 million overhaul of Union Square lays out a blueprint for making one of the city’s best-known public spaces more pedestrian friendly. But the new “Vision Plan” from the nonprofit organization that helps to beautify the city-owned green space also points to the limitations of making the sprawling subway complex beneath the park […]

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As City Vows New Facade Crackdown, Old Violations Leave Buildings ‘Unsafe’

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The five-star Lotte New York Palace, featured on “Gossip Girl,” beckons guests and selfie-takers with an Instagram-ready courtyard, ringed by a mansion-like 19th century brownstone at the base of a modern hotel tower. But […]