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Stanford University takes space in the Flatiron for “Stanford in New York” pilot program

Stanford University has reportedly signed a lease just south of Madison Square Park at 915 Broadway in the Flatiron District for their upcoming “Stanford in New York” pilot program. The program allows 20 undergraduate students to live, study and do an internship right in the heart of the city.

Stanford is based in Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area, so this allows students to expand their life and work experience to the East Coast’s largest city and do internships in “arts, design, architecture and urban studies”

The new Stanford in New York program presents our students with distinctive opportunities for dynamic engagement with the global city of New York,” said Harry J. Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education. “Through an intensive quarter of study, reflective practice and experiential learning in the unique environment that is New York, students will hone their intellectual skills and capacities, develop their abilities as adaptive learners and fortify their creative confidence.”

The program is set to start this fall and last one academic quarter.

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The storm that wasn’t: NYC “Blizzard” 2015

After a lot of hype and fear-inducing talk by media and local government, the blizzard in NYC left about 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. Not sure how this one was so incorrectly predicted but the city shutdown seems a bit ridiculous in hindsight. Of course you still do not want to be out […]

2 dead in shooting at Home Depot on 23rd Street

In what is reported to be a murder suicide, two employees of Home Depot on 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue) are dead following a shooting in the store this afternoon around 3pm.

According to CNN, a 38-year-old store manager was shot and killed in an aisle of the store, and then the shooter, who apparently worked at the store and may have recently been fired, allegedly killed himself.

The store was reportedly packed with shoppers buying gear for the upcoming blizzard, but fortunately it does not seem that anyone else was targeted or injured. More to come as/if we get it.

 

Jennifer Lopez, J Lo, buys penthouse apartment on Madison Square Park

the whitmanThe New York Daiiy News reports that Jennifer Lopez (J. Lo.) has gone into contract on the penthouse condo at the Whitman Building that overlooks the beautiful north side of Madison Square Park. The 4 unit building has become the celebrity residence in the area, as her other neighbors are Chelsea Clinton and Nascar legend Jeff Gordon.

The Penthouse unit has two floors with 6,540 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of outdoor space. Amenities include a full time doorman, private storage, private elevator landing, a gym and of course highly coveted views of Madison Square Park. The reported sale price was $22 million, but we likely will not know the real price until it is officially and publicly filed with the city. You can see more photos of the unit and the building at www.thewhitman.com.

We don’t report the address of celebrities in the neighborhood (even though this is widely publicized) but it is on the 26th Street block between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue on the north side of Madison Square Park. Other residential buildings on the block include the Grand Madison and 15 Madison Square North.

Bomb scare on 25th Street near 40/40 club by Madison Square Park

There was a bomb scare around 25th Street and Broadway near Jay-z’s 40/40 club this morning as we heard a suspicious package with wires and a flashing light was next to a phone booth outside the club. The NYPD explosives team and NYFD were on hand in numbers, and a controlled explosion of what seems […]

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