November 2002
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Archive for November, 2002

Hudson River Park

The MAS continues to advocate for sound planning in the much-anticipated redevelopment of Manhattan’s west side waterfront into a continuous public park. As a result of intense lobbying by the Hudson River Park Alliance, of which the Society is a charter member, Governor George Pataki has endorsed the Hudson River Park Conservancy’s concept plan, and more importantly, re-committed the State’s pledge of $100 million contribution from the City. With the Alliance, the largest coalition of civic and environmental organizations devoted to the creation of a public park between Battery Park City and 59th Street, the MAS is pressing for the realization of this long-awaited amenity. Continue Reading>>

The Con Edison Midtown-East Site

Four enormous city blocks, just south of the United Nations along the East River, offer a rare opportunity for a world-class development in Midtown Manhattan. Con Edison’s plan to close the Waterside plant now occupying the site could lead to the conversion of an isolated industrial area into a lively, mixed-use destination tied into the surrounding neighborhoods and connected to the East River. Last year, the Municipal Art Society convened a committee of board members, architects and engineers to explore the potential of the Con Ed site. Continue Reading>>