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Annual Awards Winners Lauded at the 117th Annual Meeting

Last Wednesday, June 23, MAS held its 2010 Annual Meeting, where it announced the winners of its 39th Annual Awards. The ceremony, held at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO, celebrated the individuals, organizations, places, and events that contribute to the incredible nature of New York City. See photos below.

Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation received the Special Recognition Award, for its entrepreneurship, imagination and creativity in creating a livable and fun space for New Yorkers.

Other honorees included: Brooklyn Bridge Park and the team behind the recent openings of new 13 acres of land at Piers 1 and 6; Dance Theatre Etcetera’s Angels and Accordions which brought together artists and community members in a live music and dance performance utilizing Green-Wood Cemetery; the Museum of Chinese in America for exhibiting the past, present, and future of New York’s Chinese immigrants; and Learning Leaders, which offers free math and reading tutoring and enrichment programs to public school children. Gregory Jackson was given the W. Allison and Elizabeth Stubbs David Awards, for his work as the director of the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn.

Early attendees were treated to tours of the recently unveiled portions of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Nominations were submitted by Municipal Art Society members and reviewed by an awards committee chaired by Kitty Hawks. Committee members included Enid Beal, Eugenie Birch, and Alison Tocci. Past honorees included the Brooklyn Flea, Strand Bookstore, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.