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Archive for September, 2013

MAS Docent Education Program

GCT clockThe Municipal Art Society is proud to accept applications for the 2014 Docent Education Program held in the Greenacre Reference Library at 111 W. 57th Street. This free program offers interested volunteers the opportunity to become an official MAS docent, leading the MTA/Metro-North and MAS tour of Grand Central Terminal, one New York City’s most beloved landmark buildings.   Continue Reading>>

Five East Midtown Buildings Nearing Landmarks Designation

EMidtownToday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission reviewed five East Midtown Buildings for landmark consideration. Four of the five buildings were on the list of 17 buildings MAS asked the Commission to evaluate late last year. Ensuring these buildings are protected is essential to maintaining the diversity of architectural styles that help define this neighborhood, giving it its unique character. Continue Reading>>

A Year of Progress

Rocket Thrower 2013Earlier this month, we wrote with details about two timely campaigns that the Municipal Art Society launched to address pressing livability challenges in New York City:  our rapid response to Superstorm Sandy and our campaign for a new Penn Station.  As the end of our fiscal year approaches on September 30th, MAS is also extremely proud to look back on a year of progress we have made advancing work of longstanding importance to the city.  Continue Reading>>

Join Rebuild by Design at Community Meetings

RBDRebuild by Design will be hosting public meetings in four communities around the region during its Stage II Research and Analysis phase. Rebuild by Design, an initiative of President Obama’s Hurricane San­dy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, aims to identify the unique structural and environmental vulnerabilities Hurricane Sandy exposed in com­munities throughout the region, Continue Reading>>

Your Voice for a Livable, Resilient New York

Basic RGBThe Municipal Art Society is a vocal and tireless advocate — your advocate — for a more livable, resilient New York.  For 120 years, we have responded swiftly to the challenges facing our great city and seized countless opportunities to enhance the vitality of New York.  With two campaigns in just the last 10 months — the rapid response to Superstorm Sandy and the campaign for a new Penn Station — MAS sprang quickly into action Continue Reading>>