December 23rd, 2013
Archive for December, 2013
December 19th, 2013
Over a year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck the Northeast coast, knocking out power, flooding our homes and businesses, and dramatically changing our coastal communities. Since then, individuals and organizations from around the region have mobilized to assist their neighbors, aid impacted communities in their rebuilding efforts, and begin to consider new ways to protect New York and the surrounding region from the next disruptive event. With an active influx of volunteers, a dramatic reshaping of organizational programs and political agendas, and new opportunities for philanthropic and federal funding, professionals and volunteers across sectors are working towards creating plans for a livable and resilient New York. As we begin to transition into the next administration, the Municipal Art Society of New York believes it is necessary that this momentum not only continues, but strengthens as we enter a period of intense planning, critical decision making and implementation of new resilience strategies. Continue Reading>>
December 16th, 2013
The Municipal Art Society is proud to welcome Margaret Newman as our new Executive Director in 2014. Presently the Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Transportation, Newman will assume the position which is being reinstated at MAS, on February 3, 2014. Continue Reading>>
December 2nd, 2013
On October 28, 2013, MAS wrote a letter to Robert Tierney, Chairman of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, in support of the designation of the Park Avenue Christian Church complex, located at 1010 Park Avenue. Supporting the designation represents an important legacy issue for MAS. The French Gothic church designed by Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson is one of the few extant buildings listed as a “structure of importance” in New York Landmarks: An Index of Architecturally Notable Structures in New York City compiled by MAS’s Committee on Historic Architecture along with the Society for Architectural Historians in 1957.