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Art, Retrospective | Tracing the transformed facade of the Germania Bank Building - the Bowery Mansion that has strong ties to street art & the identity of the Lower East Side. The building has gained its first retail tenant in @totokaelo, part of a larger renovation project that had the building scrubbed of most of its iconic graffiti in the past year. The landmarked 1898 Renaissance Revival building, which has also served as the home & studio of photographer @jaymaisel, has accumulated layers of bold graffiti over the years. In the next chapter, only the moniker piece by the street artist NEKST will remain.
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Friday Feeling | A flashback to the #NYBFW @galialahav show, where feminine forms & whimsical details contrasted Skylight Modern's raw concrete aesthetic ๐Ÿ“ท: @benxphoto
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Open for Innovation | The Bridge at Cornell Tech has officially launched โ€“ a first-of-its kind space where groundbreaking entrepreneurs, investors and established companies create an ecosystem designed to accelerate new products & technologies and serve as a hub for innovation in NYC. Skylight partners with The Bridge to invite brands to infuse experiences with the spirit of collaboration, creativity, and innovation found on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island.
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Fashion Foundations | Behind every great street style snap is an enticing backdrop. At #NYFW at Skylight Clarkson Sq, loading dock doors and industrial brick provide complementary textures and aesthetics. ๐Ÿ“ท: @simonzchetrit @manrepeller
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"Call It Creative Real Estate" | In a @WSJ real estate profile, CEO @stephanienblake discusses Skylight's unique business model โ€“ Marrying brand strategy and marketing in physical spaces to create exposure and achieve real estate objectives across buildings, corridors, neighborhoods, campuses, and cities.
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Every day, and in particular days like today, we carry Jen in our hearts and minds. Sharing our founder's poignant and eloquent words from this day one year ago. ____________________________________________________________ "It's 9/11 and we are in the throes of NYFW. At first, this is upsettingly incongruous - a stampede of the international fashion community on 'our' day of mourning. But then you remember that what happened that day in downtown Manhattan continues to transform the entire world. The above scene from Sex and the City, filmed at Sky Studios just before September 11, 2001, marked the first time digital image manipulation was used on the show. The Twin Towers, which loomed over Samantha and Richard during filming, were erased from the cityscape in post-production. This dark absence, while generated by a computer, reflects how many of us that lived through this tragedy will always see our sleek new skyline. But the embrace in the foreground evokes another sentiment that swept the city. 15 years ago, in order to cope, New Yorkers became more human with each other and more connected - a side of the story we should take care to remember and an atmosphere we should preserve." - @jenblumin
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Modern Art | @artandcommerce : The Exhibition displays the intersection between art and fashion at Skylight Modern - an ideal use of space within the heart of the Chelsea Gallery District. ๐Ÿ“ท: @wwd
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Center Court | The @monsemaison runway show plays out at @eugenenyc basketball court. ๐Ÿ“ท: @allanzepeda
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Corner Story | @nike "Off Campus" - a collaboration with @virgilabloh @off____white - transforms historic Skylight at 23 Wall into an immersive environment for art, education, and the best of sneaker culture. Formerly known as "The Corner" as the offices & private residence for JP Morgan, the building dominates one of the most well known streets in the world and is a fitting location for this iconic partnership. ๐Ÿ“ท: @hypebeast & @simsnotebook
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Home of NYFW | Inside the pages of @voguemagazine September Issue, @google Home helps the city's fashion crowd navigate to Skylight Clarkson Sq as #NYFW begins.
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Relax & Rewind | Resting up and looking back after an exciting week with #NYFWM at Skylight Clarkson Sq.
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Afterglow | The crowds have gone from #NYFWM, but the studios at Skylight Clarkson Sq maintain their radiant character. ๐Ÿ“ท: @valentineuhovski
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