THE NEW 42ND ST. STUDIOS: This building, which houses rehearsal space for performing-arts groups, is unlike anything else in New York City. Its facade is a scrim of lights, a shifting spectrum of colors that offers an elegant relief from Times Square's glaring billboards.

--By Daniel S. Levy


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