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NYC's Centuries-Old Dream of Expanding Into the Hudson River Lives On

The tiny, constricting footprint of Manhattan is one of the things that turned it into a real estate juggernaut. At the same time, developers and futurists have dreamt of permanently expanding the city into the water around it. And they’re still trying. » 5/20/15 12:00am 5/20/15 12:00am

The Forgotten 13th Avenue That New York City Built and Then Destroyed 

Yesterday we looked at the great "fattening" of New York and all the parts that are built on what basically amounts to trash. But it turns out that parts of the city have also disappeared—and for a few decades, New York even had 13 grand north-south avenues, not 12. » 1/30/15 1:03am 1/30/15 1:03am

A cop car keeps playing the “Imperial March” and the NYPD is unamused

You know what seems like a bad idea? Blaring Star Wars' famous "Imperial March" theme from your New York City police car, while patrolling at night. This is probably why the NYPD is less than thrilled that a New York City police car keeps blaring the "Imperial March" during its night patrols. » 7/12/13 11:30am 7/12/13 11:30am

This dude recreated a scale model of New York City. With LEGO.

3d artist and motion designer JR Schmidt wins some serious points on detail for using maps, satellite data, and images like the one below to "set the elevation and color of the blocks" comprising his (digitally rendered) LEGO-fied New York City. Someone needs to bring this project to fruition. It would easily be some… » 11/15/12 10:40am 11/15/12 10:40am