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November 2019- Houston

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Lynn Wyatt & Texans Friends @papercityhouston 16 DIVE INTO OUR DIGITAL WORLD PAPERCITYMAG.COM SHOWCASE IN THE SKY W hen condo hunters ask for the list of possible upgrades at Oxberry's new Mondrian at the Museums, Sean Jamea just smiles — then he hands them one of the shortest sheets they've ever seen. "The list of possible upgrades is very small, because most of the upgrades are standard," he says. This is Oxberry's showcase tower, developed by Sean Jamea and his brother, PJ Jamea. It's the building they've been waiting to do. They weren't about to leave anything to chance. Read more at NEW ART SPACE SPORTS BUDDIES PARK POWER You won't be able to refer to downtown Houston's Jones Plaza as Jordy's toilet for much longer. The eyesore connecting the city's major performing arts groups is about to undergo a monumental $29 million transformation. Following the ribbon cutting in 2021, the newly beautiful space will be crowned the Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts. "I'm just one big goosebump," Lynn Wyatt tells PaperCity. In the end, she contributed $10 million for the project, continuing her art-loving legacy. Read more at Thirty-six-year-old Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and 24-year-old Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson seem to have little in common. But the young rising NFL star and the old(ish) baseball player have become real Houston sports buddies. And their unlikely bond has become a national story. And that's what Houston is all about: moving here and bonding with your neighbor, no matter backgrounds. "It's not like I'm trying to mentor him," Verlander says. "He's just an awesome person I want to hang out with." Read more at Houston's known for a lot of things, but parks don't usually come to mind. That may be changing, thanks to one audacious former parking lot. Discovery Green has been named one of the 13 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association. The lively urban park is one of six Great Public Spaces, joining the ranks of Governors Island in New York City and Pioneer Park in Mesa, Arizona. Discovery Green aims to become even more green with its impending $12 million makeover, which includes a new playground and a lighted allée of trees. Read more at NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP D on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. Get Houston's top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, and art news — and more — five times a week. Sign up at newsletter. Houston Street Art @georgie_ofthejungle Shelf Life @anneleephillips #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. Deshaun Watson Discovery Green Lynn Wyatt Square The Mondrian at the Museums LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL:

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