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Brooklyn’s ‘DeKalb Market’ by Urban Space and Young Woo & Associates

DeKalb Market is a joint venture of Urban Space and Young Woo & Associates. In New York City, Urban Space started the trend toward design focused markets with the Grand Central Holiday Market in 1993 and continuing with markets from the South Street Seaport to Columbus Circle.  As the name implies, these markets are special places where residents, workers, and visitors come together in a public place and experience the delights of the city.  They create a special space within an urban area. Continue Reading →

Nissan NV200 to Be Safest NYC Taxi Ever

In May 2011, after considering a large number of proposals, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission recently announced that it has selected Nissan‘s NV200 as the Ford Crown Victoria‘s heir apparent as the yellow cab for New York City. This will give Nissan an exclusive 10-year contract to supply New York City taxi operators with vehicles.

At long last, Ford has managed to get its Transit Connect car-truck approved for use as a New York City taxi. But the party won’t last for long.

The Transit Connect, Ford Taurus, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Impala have all been added to the list by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for use by taxi operators. But they can only be bought until Nissan starts producing its NV200 van “Taxi of Tomorrow” in October, 2013. Continue Reading →

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

Rafael Vinoly Architects‘ expansion of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, located at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, has been certified LEED Silver, making it New York City’s first LEED-certified museum. With this recognition and its LEED Silver certification, RVA’s design for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum has proven to be both environmentally sound and enriching to its outlying community. Continue Reading →