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Top City Architects Revamp Two NYC Landmarks

by Kris Venezia
Penn Station

Kevin H, flickr

Bright, beautiful, and easy to navigate aren't three words commonly associated with New York City's Penn Station, but a design competition by the Municipal Art Society gave architecture firms a chance to propose complete renovations to Penn Station.
 
Four architecture firms have proposed new designs for both Penn and Madison Square Garden. Some of the designs unveiled today include large gardens and direct rail service to airports. 
 
President of the Municipal Art Society Vin Cipolla said the desi

Historic New Jersey Court Gets a Makeover

by Kris Venezia, Associated Press
Kids shooting at a basketball hoop

The G-Forcers, flickr 

A historical basketball court in northern New Jersey is getting an upgrade.
 
Officials in East Orange announced plans today to renovate the court at Elmwood Park. East Orange City Spokesman Darryl Jeffries said the goal is to rejuvenate the historical court. 
 
"It will be a comprehensive approach to rekindling a grand and glorious basketball tradition as well as to foster very wholesome fitness related activity," said Jeffries.

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