Advocacy

Our campaigns to promote a more livable New York City.

Through its advocacy, MAS protects New York’s legacy spaces, encourages thoughtful planning and urban design, and fosters complete neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

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Promoting diverse neighborhoods, reliable infrastructure, affordable housing, and inviting open space through comprehensive, community-based urban planning.

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Reforming the regulatory, legislative, and financial mechanisms that shape the city through sound policy.

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Protecting historic and cultural landmarks, neighborhood character, legacy businesses, and public art through values-based preservation.

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Current Initiatives

Map of 421-a properties across New York City

A failed experiment in incentivizing affordable housing

2015
illustration on skyline as seen from Central Park

A blueprint for a more intentional city

2013-present
leaders hold ribbon at Henry Ward Beecher Monument Dedication

Conserving public art through private funds

1987-present
public space atrium at Trump Tower, 590 Madison Avenue

Protecting New York’s 80-acre network of public plazas and arcades

2000-present
cover of the report, A Tale of Two Rezonings: Taking a Harder Look at CEQR

A Tale of Two Rezonings: Taking a Harder Look at CEQR

2018
logo for the Fight for Light campaign

For the economic, environmental, social, and public health of New York

2019-present
LNP partners and workshop participants in Queens CB 4

Helping New Yorkers become stronger advocates for their neighborhoods

2007-present
buttons on display wall at Garment District shop

Protecting the fabric of New York

2010-present