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MAS Continued Resilience Efforts

MAS is assisting the NYC Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency (SIRR) outreach program, by helping to recruit volunteer facilitators for community-based workshops they are conducting in mid-March in the key neighborhoods affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The workshops will be held over a 10 day period from March 6 – March 19, 2013 in the five impacted areas of New York City (Staten Island, Lower Manhattan, Southern Brooklyn, Southern Queens, the Brooklyn/Queens Waterfront). Continue Reading>>


Envisioning Home: Film Screening and Discussion

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Envisioning Home tells the story of Jean King and Richard Baron—activists who joined forces in the tumultuous 1960s to bravely take on the failures of public housing in their city, St. Louis. These two leaders waded into a national discussion on racism and poverty and together changed the face of inner city life in St. Louis and beyond. Continue Reading>>


Municipal Art Society Releases Framework for a Better Midtown

“The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) today announced the release of its report on the future of East Midtown, available for free download.

The MAS report, “East Midtown: A Bold Vision for the Future,” provides a plan for how to develop a stronger and more vibrant neighborhood in response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s preliminary proposal for major zoning changes, announced last summer, to spur the modernization of East Midtown. While MAS applauds the administration for considering the future needs of this iconic area, MAS fears that in the absence of a careful and comprehensive vision, the City’s proposal will fall short. Continue Reading>>


A Bold Vision for East Midtown

Join hundreds of New Yorkers Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue at East 34th Street, for an event in three parts.  The day will begin at 4:00 PM and go until 8:00 pm.  We hope you will join us for all or part of the event.  Register here to attend.

4:00 PM A Bold Vision for East Midtown
Join us for the highly anticipated release of the MAS Report on East Midtown.  Be the first to hear our recommendations and research results.  An esteemed panel of speakers will then join us to discuss.  Continue Reading>>


Putting Public Space in its Place

Announcing “Putting Public Space in its Place,” a Harvard Conference on Public Space, March 7 and 8, 2013.

In a digital age, people will reflect upon 2011 as the year in which physical public space reclaimed its lofty status in the public sphere. From Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, physical public space reminded us of its multiple ambitions and capabilities for accommodating consequential political activities as well as everyday leisurely pursuits. Continue Reading>>