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Finding Balance in Brooklyn

greenpoint williamsburg skylineDespite having more shoreline than practically any other metropolis in the United States, most New Yorkers are strangers to their waterfront. The development of industry and the advent of highways along the water’s edge have combined to block us from our city’s best asset. Vibrant, diverse communities need affordable housing, public open space and distinctive urban design. A delicate balancing act is required to turn these simple ideals into realities. The place to renew this equilibrium is along the East River in north Brooklyn. Continue Reading>>

Imagine New York recognized by the American Planning Association with the American Vision Award

imagine new york logoImagine New York was founded on the notion that all people affected by September 11 should have a place where they can voice their opinions and comments about the city’s rebuilding process. “The 2003 APA awards jury was impressed by the unique way the Imagine New York project brought together people who would not normally think of themselves as planners in a collective effort to rebuild their community,” said APA Executive Director Paul Farmer. “So impressed, that they created the ‘American Vision Award’ to recognize how professional and citizen planners can work together to envision their future.” Visit www.imaginenewyork.org for details.