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Archive for July, 2012

Looking Beyond NYU’s Expansion

Last week, the City Council voted 44 to 1 in favor of NYU’s expansion plan—with a 20% reduction in density, shorter buildings, reduced underground space, and a commitment to create an oversight organization to oversee and design public spaces.  This was the last step in a contentious public review process, with a multitude of public hearings, public programs and hundreds of voices heard. Continue Reading>>

Tribute in Light and the September 11 Memorial & Museum

tribute-in-light-nyc-10-600x420MAS is working with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation to transition Tribute in Light to the Memorial.  The Foundation has been in discussions with MAS since last year’s 10th anniversary. MAS has produced Tribute in Light for the last 10 years. It was independently conceived by several artists and designers including John Bennett, Gustavo Bonevardi, Richard Nash Gould, Julian Laverdiere and Paul Myoda with lighting consultant Paul Marantz, who were all brought together under the auspices of MAS and Creative Time. Continue Reading>>

City Council Holds Hearing on NYU Expansion

MAS joined hundreds of advocates and local residents including actor Matthew Broderick last Friday at City Hall to testify about New York University’s plan to expand their Greenwich Village campus by adding almost 2 million square feet  to their two residential superblocks. An early morning rally on City Hall’s steps Continue Reading>>

MAS President Vin Cipolla to Participate in International Urban Parks Conference

MAS President Vin Cipolla will be participating in the City Parks Alliance‘s conference, Greater & Greener: Re-Imagining Parks for 21st Century Cities, which is being held in New York City from July 14-17.  The international urban parks conference increases awareness of the positive impact that parks and green spaces have on our urban communities and explores how urban parks will be designed, developed, programmed, funded and sustained Continue Reading>>