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Mobile Art Pavilion to Come to Central Park and Keeping Climbers off NYTimes Building

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MAS Issues in the Press: – Preservationists and anti-Atlantic Yards groups are hoping the proposed Prospect Heights Historic District will act as a tool to preserve other areas against development pressures from the Atlantic Yards development (Brooklyn Paper). Plans to build a condominium at the site of the Kean House on Lexington Avenue is the impetus for petitioning the expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District (New York Sun).

– The mobile art pavilion , designed by London architect Zaha Hadid, will reside at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park this fall (New York Times). The Tribeca section of the Hudson River Park is complete and will open to the public on Wednesday (New York Times).

– At Coney Island USA President Dick Zigun’s “State of Coney” address last Sunday, he considered advocating a single-ownership/gated theme park model for Coney Island (Brooklyn Paper).

– The New York Times Building is convening architects to investigate additional means of keeping climbers off the building’s facade (New York Times). The Port Authority will vote today to relocate the Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero top Liberty and Greenwich Streets (New York Sun). Elevators to the New York State Pavilion are being taken down in case parts fly off in strong winds (New York Daily News).

-The MoMA has named Juliet Kinchin its new curator of the department of architecture and design (New York Sun). A new report released by the Pratt Center for Community Development evaluates the outcomes versus this expectations for the Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning since 2004 (Atlantic Yards Report).

Photo: Sterling Place

This building is situated on Sterling Place in the midst of a long row of Romanesque Revival Houses. In addition to Italiante and Neo-Grec style rowhouses, Prospect Heights also contains a significant number of housesbuilt in the Romanesque Revival Style.