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Archive for 'Atlantic Yards'

Love New York? Walk the Talk this Weekend In the Spirit of Jane Jacobs

MAS is looking forward to hosting this weekend’s Jane’s Walk in New York City, a series of free neighborhood walks and bike rides throughout all five boroughs, celebrating the legacy of Jane Jacobs. This is the first year MAS is coordinating Jane’s Walk in New York City, and we have more than 20 walks led by local residents and urban enthusiasts planned for the weekend. Continue Reading>>


Watch List Highlights, Friday, March 25, 2011

Disaster Planning: New York City’s “All Hazards Plan”
After the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, The New York Times took a look at how New York City would respond in a disaster and how it could best distribute protocols and information to other agencies and the public.

Changing Streets: Happy Birthday, NYC Grid!
Tuesday marked the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Manhattan street grid. Also known as Continue Reading>>


Watch List Highlights, Friday, February 11, 2011

Garment District - Fashion Avenue - 7 Avenue Garment District
In the midst of Fashion Week, the Garment District is in the spotlight. The New York Daily News talks to MAS Board Member Yeohlee Teng, who points out that budding designers rely on local artisans for production. “When you are in school, you can’t, from a collection of 10 pieces, leap into creating 1,000 pieces overseas.” Continue Reading>>


This Week’s Highlights: September 24, 2010

penn stationEach week we will bring you news on issues related to New York City’s livability. Feel free to comment or post a link to other interesting articles about our city.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, adviser to three presidents, a four-term United States Senator from New York and a prolific author, posthumously reveals his insights Continue Reading>>


MAS Applauds Prospect Heights Historic District Designation

191 sterling in prospect heightsToday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Prospect Heights Historic District. At 850 buildings, it is the largest historic district designated in two decades.

“MAS applauds the Landmarks Preservation Commission for moving to protect this very special neighborhood,” said Lisa Kersavage, senior director of advocacy and policy for the Municipal Art Society. “This is an important act that will protect one of Brooklyn’s finest and well-preserved historic neighborhoods. Designation will protect the neighborhood from pressure from the Atlantic Yards project and other developments.”

Prospect Heights is rich in historic architecture, with blocks of beautiful Italianate and neo-Grec rowhouses, interspersed with churches, small commercial and apartment buildings. Continue Reading>>