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MAS To Unveil First Livability Survey at Summit for NYC

summit nyc 2010 logoNew York is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the world, but how do city residents – those of us who brave the subways, crowded sidewalks and noisy streets each day – feel about life in the Big Apple? Find out what real New Yorkers think about their city when MAS releases the first survey on livability at the Summit for New York City on October 21 and 22. MAS engaged the Marist Institute for Public Opinion to gauge New Yorkers’ satisfaction with their city as well as their neighborhood. The survey of 1,000 respondents will include a representative sample from each of the five boroughs. “We want to know what makes New York livable from a New Yorker’s point of view,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla. “We’re asking a host of questions to find out why New Yorkers choose the neighborhoods they live in, whether they feel the effects of gentrification, how New York has improved or declined recently and what they think would make their city more livable.” Respondents will weigh in on the factors that keep them in their communities, as well as those that irk them. Would they like to see more parks and fewer shops? New buildings or old buildings? Do they feel proud to live where they do? Register now for the Summit to find the answer to these, and other questions about livability in New York. Tell us what you think in the comment box below: If you could suggest one policy to Mayor Bloomberg to make New York a more livable city, what would it be?
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