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Pier A Gets an A

THE LAST SURVIVING HISTORIC PIER IN NEW YORK CITY, Pier A at Battery Park in lower Manhattan, was ripe for adaptive re-use. Built in the 1880s, with a clock tower added in 1919 as a World War I memorial, it … Continue reading

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Yachting Around Manhattan with the AIA

I LEARNED MANY NEW THINGS on Classic Harbor Line‘s architecture-focused “Around Manhattan Now” cruise last Friday, and was reminded of others I once knew but had forgotten. For example: the Statue of Liberty never gets old. She just doesn’t. Every … Continue reading

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Shul on the Hill

I MAY HAVE FOUND MY SYNAGOGUE here on the East End (I say ‘may’ because I’m still shopping around). I went to Yom Kippur services at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, the oldest synagogue on Long Island (if you … Continue reading

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