Safeguarding Free Expression in NYC’s Public Plazas

Joint letter calls for need to foster freedom of expression in public plazas and other public areas

January 10, 2017
Union Square in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, chensiyuan.
Union Square in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, chensiyuan.

In December, MAS joined planning colleagues around the city in issuing a joint letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio on the need to foster freedom of expression in public plazas and other public areas.

We invite you to read the letter, which details seven steps the Administration can take to make demonstrations and other gatherings of free expression, “safer, more effective, and even welcoming to all New Yorkers who want to participate in civic action.”

children play on the shore near the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Giles Ashford.

As we look ahead to 2020, MAS is proud to fight alongside you for the city we want—a place where growth is balanced and character endures.

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