2018 Livable Neighborhoods Program Workshops Continue
Throughout the summer, MAS has been working with the Justice for All Coalition and the Long Island City Coalition to develop a coordinated set of workshops focusing on quality of life and participation in land use planning in the context of neighborhood development and environmental change. The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will take place this Saturday, August 25 at 11am at the Variety Boys and Girls Club, and on Wednesday, September 12 at 7pm at the New York Irish Center.
On June 7, MAS presented the first LNP workshop of 2018 with partners Landmark East Harlem. At the DREAM Charter High School, residents learned about the City’s landmark designation process, the State and National Register nomination process, and ongoing local historic preservation efforts.
About the Livable Neighborhoods Program
Founded on the principle that community involvement is essential to successful city planning, the Livable Neighborhoods Program (LNP) helps local leaders in under-resourced communities develop the knowledge and tools that they need to participate effectively in public land use review processes and engage in creative, community-based design and planning. Through community visioning, educational workshops, leadership development, and online resources, participants become better prepared to work with developers, elected and appointed officials, and New York City agencies to advocate for the types of land use regulations and community benefits that they want and need. Learn more about the Livable Neighborhoods Program.
About the Justice for All Coalition
The Justice for All Coalition was formed in April of 2016 to address the critical needs and quality of life issues facing the citizens of the Astoria / Long Island City, NYC communities, as a wide scale rezoning plan is being planned for Long Island City affecting 100s of blocks. As our community continues to face increasing development pressure, we are joining together with other residents, faith communities, labor organizations, and community groups to assure that coming development actually benefits the current residents of Astoria / Long Island City. Our mission is to inform, educate and organize the community to become proactive regarding zoning, development and other quality of life issues impacting our neighborhoods. Learn more about the Justice for All Coalition.
About Long Island City Coalition
Long Island City Coalition is a local, community driven, progressive group that works to promote change at the local, state, and national level. Our primary goals are to get money out of politics; advance social justice, political transparency, and voting rights; advocate for smart growth and reduce uncontrolled development in Long Island City; and educate and combat climate change. Learn more about the Long Island City Coalition.
About Landmark East Harlem
Landmark East Harlem (LEH) is a coalition of organizations and individuals whose mission is to protect the special character of the neighborhood. We do this by working to secure City landmark designation and State and National Register listing for individual properties and historic districts in East Harlem. We also advocate for contextual new development and adaptive reuse of older properties. Learn more about the Landmark East Harlem.