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Archive for November, 2012

Make Your Gift to Ensure a More Livable and Resilient New York

The extraordinary events of the last few weeks in New York City and along the New Jersey and Connecticut coasts have reminded us all of the critical importance of land use, planning and urban design that protects and enhances our city and its neighborhoods.  We are thankful to our fellow New Yorkers—and all those who contribute to and are inspired by this great city’s dynamism—for their strength, resourcefulness, and resilience. Continue Reading>>

Post-Sandy, What Have We Learned?

Throughout New York City, Hurricane Sandy dramatically transformed the landscape and destroyed neighborhoods.  Its impact on the way that we think about our city has yet to be determined, but two projects that were proposed before the storm may serve as useful weathervanes. The first project is a proposal to develop approximately 700 units of housing along the Gowanus Canal, Continue Reading>>

MAS Announces a New Series: The Road to Resilience

MAS is continuing our work on building a resilient and livable city with the announcement of two, free programs in our new series, The Road to Resilience. On December 13th, in partnership with the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University, MAS presents Sink or Swim: Principles and Priorities for Waterfront Restoration in a Post-Sandy Era. This program will define principles and identify priorities for long-term investments in infrastructure necessary to adapt to the increased risks posed by sea level rise and other climate change impacts in the New York metropolitan area. Continue Reading>>

The Adopt-A-Monument Maintenance Program at Work

Adopt A MonumentThe MAS Adopt-A-Monument and Mural programs preserve the extraordinary legacy of public art that MAS helped initiate at the turn of the 20th century.  Over three million dollars have been raised to support fifty-one restorations in all five boroughs since the inception of these programs in 1987 and 1991, respectively.  Through endowed maintenance funds, MAS maintains stewardship of these historic works of art.  A long-range plan has been established Continue Reading>>

Join Us at the Annual Friends of the Arts Party

Tickets are now available for the annual Friends of the Arts Party, presented by the MAS Urbanists.  The event will be on Thursday, December 13 at Sotheby’s during the preview of the Important 20th Century Design auction.  This year’s theme is champagne and confections. As committed urban advocates, we all recognize that arts and culture play a vital role in making New York City a vibrant, dynamic, inspiring place, at the forefront of design and innovation. Continue Reading>>