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MAS President on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

Javits convention center new york urban designIn response to Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State address last week, in which he announced a proposal to replace the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with a complex in Queens, MAS President Vin Cipolla urges “What’s good for Manhattan must be good for Queens.” Vin’s op-ed on the State of the State for Metropolis follows below in its entirety. What’s good for Manhattan must be good for Queens For almost two decades, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has advocated for the transformation of the Farley Post Office into a new Penn Station to be called Moynihan Station. Governor Cuomo’s recent State of the State address suggests that 2012 could be the station’s moment. Continue Reading>>

11 To Watch: Our 2011 Livability Watch List

11 For 2011 WatchlistThe Municipal Art Society released a list of 11 initiatives and places that will have the most significant effect on livability in New York City in 2011. “Each item on our Livability Watch List has the potential to profoundly change the way New Yorkers experience their communities and their city,” said Vin Cipolla, MAS president. “How they progress in 2011 will affect livability in New York and cities everywhere.” Continue Reading>>

Javits Center Will Expand, Roosevelt Island Transit Stretched

javits center windowsThe Javits Center will expand, though more modestly than originally planned, after all (The New York Times). The Javits Center is one of several key projects that will affect the future development of Moynihan Station and the far west side of Manhattan. In other news, as more housing is built on Roosevelt Island, the limited transportation infrastructure is strained (New York Observer). Continue Reading>>