This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033

cropped-3303075.jpgArchitectural renderings allow us to peer into the future of our beloved city without a crystal ball. New York City has some big changes coming, and here are 17 future attractions that will transform the Big Apple as we know it.

1. The New Penn Station

This summer a multibillion dollar plan will finally get underway to brighten up the dank rail station and better accommodate the 600,000 people that pass through it each day. But it’ll be a while before the much-maligned space looks fresh and tidy. Madison Square Garden, which sits on top of the transit hub, renewed its permit to occupy the space earlier this year. But MSG’s previous 50-year permit was renewed for only 10, setting up a dispute between the City Council and MSG’s owners, who are facing mounting pressure to relocate. Continue reading “This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033”

Staten Islanders Question Whether Giant Ferris Wheel Would Stand Up To Hurricane

NEW YORK — Staten Islanders tongue-lashed a proposal to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel in a hurricane evacuation zone during a public meeting Tuesday night, questioning both whether it would hold up during a storm of Sandy’s magnitude and also the decision to go ahead with the meeting despite continuing recovery efforts.

The 625-foot-tall wheel would be located near the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. The project is backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the city’s representative on major development projects, but would be funded with $250 million in private investment. Continue reading “Staten Islanders Question Whether Giant Ferris Wheel Would Stand Up To Hurricane”