“Today we’re returning to the people of New York an important part of our history. I’m happy to say that Tavern on the Green has never looked better. This project is an excellent example of environmentally-sustainable building practices: we adapted an old building for a new generation of patrons and made it energy-efficient. The City’s investment in this historic building will ensure that Tavern on the Green is a vital part of the City’s future, as well as its past,” DDC Commissioner Peña-Mora at the ribbon-cutting for Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

DDC Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora joined chef Katy Sparks, restaurateurs David Salama and Jim Caiola, Doug Blonsky from the Central Park Conservancy, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Senator Jose Serrano for the opening of the new Tavern on the Green. 

The building, which dates back to the 1930s, was substantially rehabilitated  with major infrastructure improvements throughout the interior and with a full historic restoration of the building’s exterior by DDC’s design consultant Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.

Exclusive look inside new Tavern on the Green

From the Department of Environmental Protection comes a wonderful set of vintage photos showing the rediscovery of the Manhattan Company well that supplied the main water tank on Reade and Centre Street.
"The well was uncovered during excavation for the Court House Square building in March 1926. The Surrogate Court House is in the background home today to the Department of Records and Information Services including the Municipal Archives and City Hall Library."

From the Department of Environmental Protection comes a wonderful set of vintage photos showing the rediscovery of the Manhattan Company well that supplied the main water tank on Reade and Centre Street.

"The well was uncovered during excavation for the Court House Square building in March 1926. The Surrogate Court House is in the background home today to the Department of Records and Information Services including the Municipal Archives and City Hall Library."
"Tavern on the Green reopens April 24 after two years of work inside and out on the historic, nearly 150-year-old structure designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould." via The New York Times

"Tavern on the Green reopens April 24 after two years of work inside and out on the historic, nearly 150-year-old structure designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould." via The New York Times

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NYCxDESIGN is happening May 10–21. For information, visit NYCxDESIGN.com. — Photo: Marley White/NYC & Company

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NYCxDESIGN is happening May 10–21. For information, visit NYCxDESIGN.com. — Photo: Marley White/NYC & Company

Restoring the High Bridge involves manually removing the old bricks (at right, and closeup top left) so they can be washed and scrubbed by hand before being returned to the site (bottom left). 

Restoring the High Bridge involves manually removing the old bricks (at right, and closeup top left) so they can be washed and scrubbed by hand before being returned to the site (bottom left). 

Center for Active Design Announces Winners of Excellence Awards - A/N Blog

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Columbus Circle. Photo: Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company

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Columbus Circle. Photo: Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company

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New York City, as seen through the typography of its numbers.
[Images: @newyorknumbers/Instagram]

theatlanticcities:

New York City, as seen through the typography of its numbers.

[Images: @newyorknumbers/Instagram]

"In Mexico, everyone seems to be Alexander Girard. Not afraid of color, of two colors together, of tiles and stripes, of patterns on pattern, of humble materials made noble by aggregation."Architecture critic Alexandra Lange on the exciting visual noise of Mexico City.

"In Mexico, everyone seems to be Alexander Girard. Not afraid of color, of two colors together, of tiles and stripes, of patterns on pattern, of humble materials made noble by aggregation."

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange on the exciting visual noise of Mexico City.

Spotted: Our new Times Square pedestrian plaza, designed by Snøhetta, is featured on the Yahoo weather app.

Spotted: Our new Times Square pedestrian plaza, designed by Snøhetta, is featured on the Yahoo weather app.

How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World

Water, Infrastructure, and a Societal Sea Change

Washington Square Park Reveals Renovations’

Fences were removed from the construction site on the park’s southwest corner this Monday, concluding a massive restoration project that began in 2007.

Come to our latest installment of DDC TALKS, our monthly lecture series. This month, James Carpenter, speaks about “Light in the Public Realm.” Email Carolyn Gibson to register.

Come to our latest installment of DDC TALKS, our monthly lecture series. This month, James Carpenter, speaks about “Light in the Public Realm.” Email Carolyn Gibson to register.