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Archive for February, 2012

Community Board 2 Denies NYU Plans for Core Campus

community board 2 new york city town hall meeting nyu expansionAfter weeks of well attended, at times raucous public meetings, on February 23rd Manhattan’s Community Board Two voted resoundingly to recommend the denial of NYU’s proposal to add approximately 2.5 million square feet to their core campus in Greenwich Village. The Board’s resolution denounced the amount of density proposed by the addition of four new buildings to two area superblocks, besieging the community with 20 plus years of constant construction. Continue Reading>>

The Garment District: Still Seeking Solutions

Garment District - Mannequin Thumnail - Photo by Giles AshfordAhead of 2012’s Fall Fashion Week, the City announced new initiatives to help strengthen New York City’s fashion industry.  In October of 2011 MAS released a report on the Garment District which documented the critical assets of the district and outlined a number of recommendations to strengthen the industry. Our report: Fashioning the Future: NYC’s Garment District can be found here. Continue Reading>>

Moynihan Station, Penn Station and the Future of Infrastructure in New York City

farley post office moynihan station frontThis past week, there has been a sharp spike in the media attention given to the Moynihan Station development project.  It began with an article written by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times, arguing that the planned redevelopment of the Javits Convention Center provided an opportunity for Madison Square Garden to be relocated to the southern end of that site, near 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Continue Reading>>

MAS Now Accepting Submissions for the 2012 MASterworks Awards

hypar pavilion diller scofidio renfro masterworks building 2011 winnerMAS is now accepting nominations for our annual MASterworks Awards. Each year, MAS honors the major players behind the year’s top building projects in New York City. The awards are presented to projects that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design, and that make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment. Continue Reading>>

Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson To Receive 2012 JKO Medal

peter peterson joan ganz cooney 2012 jko medalists blogJoin MAS as we celebrate Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson at our annual gala on April 19, at The New York Public Library. Married since 1980, Mrs. Cooney and Mr. Peterson will be awarded the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal for their enormous contributions to the quality of arts and culture in New York City, to the celebration of urban life and to making New York a global capital of finance and education. Continue Reading>>