Positions and Testimony

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The MAS staff members testify regularly on a range of issues before city commissions and committees, and in other forums. Content on this page is ordered by date starting with most recent first.

Current Year

(See Positions and Testimony from previous years.)

2017

MAS Testimony to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Re: Oversight of the Comprehensive Cultural Plan (CreateNYC). September 20, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments to the Board of Standards and Appeals, Application No. 2016-4327-A, Appeal By Sky House Condominium regarding permit issued for 15 East 30th Street, NY, NY. September 20, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on the Draft Scope of Work for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Inwood Rezoning Proposal, CEQR No. 17DME007M, Manhattan, NY. September 15, 2017 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for 111 Noble Street, Block 2566, Lot 74. September 12, 2017 PDF

MAS Letter to Meenakshi Srinivasan Requesting That LPC Evaluate Historic Buildings in the Flatiron District. August 29, 2017 PDF

MAS Letter to Meenakshi Srinivasan Requesting That LPC Evaluate Historic Buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. August 25, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for the City Planning Commission on the East Harlem Rezoning Proposal and the Draft East Harlem Housing Plan, CEQR No. 17DCP048M, Manhattan, NY. August 23, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on the Hudson Tunnel Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, Hudson County, NJ and New York County, NY. August 21, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments to New York City Council Committee on Transportation on Improving the New York City Subway System. August 8, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for the City Council on the Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) Nos. 170243 ZMQ, N170244 ZRQ, 170245 HGQ, 170246 HUQ, 170247 HDQ, and 170248 PPQ, and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), CEQR No. 16DME010Q, Queens, NY. July 27, 2017 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Board of Standards and Appeals, Application No. 2016-4327-A. Appeal by Sky House Condominium regarding permit issued for 15 East 30th Street, NY, NY. July 25, 2017 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Proposed Designation of the Main Reading Room and Catalog Room of the New York Public Library. July 18, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for Manhattan Borough President on the East Harlem Rezoning Proposal, CEQR No. 17DCP048M, Manhattan, NY and the Draft East Harlem Housing Plan. June 13, 2017 PDF

MAS Letter to CM Menchaca to Protect Sunset Park’s Landmark Station House. July 10, 2017 PDF

NYIT School of Architecture and Design, East Midtown Urban Heat Island Analysis. Spring, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed PS 557 by the New York City School Construction Authority, Community School District No. 15, Brooklyn, New York. June 27, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for New York City Council Subcommittee of Zoning and Franchises on the Greater East Midtown Proposal, ULURP No. 170186 ZRM Manhattan, NY. June 20, 2017 PDF

Memo Regarding Recommendations for East Midtown’s Privately Owned Public Spaces. June 20, 2017 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Public Design Commission regarding the Binding Report for Scenic Landmark – Belvedere Castle, located in Central Park, Block 1111, Lot 1. June 19, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on East River Fifties/Sutton Place Text Amendment, Manhattan Community Board 6, ULURP No. N170282ZRM & CEQR No. 17DCP046M, Manhattan, NY. June 14, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for Manhattan Community Board 11 on the East Harlem Rezoning Proposal, CEQR No. 17DCP048M, Manhattan, NY and the Draft East Harlem Housing Plan. June 13, 2017 PDF

Civic Groups Call on Amtrak, USDOT to Address Safety Concerns at Penn Station. May 25, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on Two Bridges Large Scale Residential Development, Manhattan Community Board 3, CEQR No. 17DCP148M, Manhattan, NY. May 25, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) Nos. 170243 ZMQ, N170244 ZRQ, 170245 HGQ, 170246 HUQ, 170247 HDQ, and 170248 PPQ, and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project, CEQR No. 16DME010Q, Queens, NY. May 23, 2017 PDF

Memo Regarding 2017 Proposed Amendments to the SEQRA Regulations. May 19, 2017 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for Interior Landmark – RKO Keith’s Flushing Theater. May 16, 2017 PDF

MAS Supports GVSHP Proposal to Calendar 827-831 Broadway and 47 East 12th Street. May 9, 2017 PDF

MAS Letter TO UPROSE Regarding BQX Project. May 4, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for New York City Planning Commission on the Greater East Midtown Proposal, ULURP No. 170186 ZRM Manhattan, NY. April 26, 2017 PDF

MAS Urges City Planning Chair Marisa Lago To Support East River Fifties Alliance Rezoning Proposal. February 27, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) Nos. 170243 ZMQ, N170244 ZRQ, 170245 HGQ, 170246 HUQ, 170247 HDQ, and 170248 PPQ, and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project, CEQR No. 16DME010Q, Queens, NY. March 29, 2017 PDF

Letter to Richard Eggers and Sandro Sherrod Regarding Greenacre Park Shadow Impacts, Greater East Midtown Rezoning. March 3, 2017 PDF

Letter of Support for the Designation of the Rose Reading Room & Other NYPL Interiors. February 10, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments Regarding the Greater East Midtown Proposal, ULURP No. 170186 ZRM Manhattan, NY. February 1, 2017 PDF – (3D model with property data) – (Map and data of potential residential conversions)

Statement to Manhattan Community Board Five Regarding Proposed Streetscape Changes along West 32nd Street. January 23, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on the Draft Scope of Work for the East Harlem Rezoning Proposal, Environmental Impact Statement, CEQR No. 17DCP048M, Manhattan, NY. January 4, 2017 PDF – (related map)

Previous Years

2016 (+)

2016

MAS Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations regarding Intros. 282, 418, 514, 691, 1200, 1390, 1391, 1392, 1393, and 1394. December 14, 2016 PDF

MAS testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Land Use regarding Intro. 1132-A, which would institute a public list of commitments made by the city concerning City Planning Commission decisions subject to council review. December 14, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development regarding Transparency & Reform of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Intros. 1316 and 1337. December 8, 2016 PDF attachment. PDF

MAS Comments regarding Moynihan Station Phase 2A Construction and State Historic Preservation Office Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Review. December 2, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation regarding Parks Department properties currently inaccessible to the public. December 1, 2016 PDF attachment. PDF

MAS Testimony at the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the proposed designation of the People’s Trust Company building, 181 Montague Street. November 29, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony at the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the proposed designation of the National Title Guaranty Company building, 185 Montague Street. November 29, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony at the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the proposed designation of the United Nations Plaza Hotel’s Ambassador Grill & Lounge and Lobby, 1 & 2 United Nations Plaza. November 22, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services regarding new Chapter 15 to Title 55 of the Rules of the City of New York setting forth policies and procedures for the modification or removal of certain deed restrictions. November 1, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Office of the Mayor regarding new Chapter 16 to Title 43 of the Rules of the City of New York setting forth review procedures for the modification or removal of certain deed restrictions. November 1, 2016 PDF

MAS Comments regarding Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Proposed Amendment 12 to Action Plan, The City of New York. October 24, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings regarding Introductions 1160, 1163 and 1165 in relation to amending Local Laws 84 and 88 of 2009 October 12, 2016 (Interactive map of benchmarking in New York City) PDF

MAS Testimony at the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the American Museum of Natural History Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation October 11, 2016 PDF

MAS Comments Regarding the Draft Scope of Work for the Jerome Avenue Rezoning and Related Actions, Environmental Impact Statement CEQR No. 17DCP019X, Bronx, NY October 10, 2016 PDF

MAS Comments for the Greater East Midtown Rezoning Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement, CEQR No. 17DCP001M October 4, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the City Council Committee on Small Business Regarding Oversight – Zoning and Incentives for Promoting Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Character September 30, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations regarding Intro. 1182, a proposal for a Local Law to amend the New York City Charter, in relation to tracking and removing deed restrictions placed on city properties when they are sold or otherwise disposed of. September 28, 2016 PDF

The Municipal Art Society’s Adopt programs and our partnership with the Public Design Commission September 20, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for 339 West 29th Street, Block 753, Lot 16. September 20, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding Greater East Midtown Designation Items September 13, 2016 PDF

MAS Letter to DOT on the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX). August 22, 2016 PDF

Summary of Public Review for Sherman Plaza Project, C 150438 ZMM, Community District 12, 4650 Broadway (Block 2175, Lot 1), Inwood, New York August 11, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Land Use regarding Intro. 1132, in relation to establishing a tracking database for all city commitments part of any city-sponsored application subject to ULURP August 9, 2016 PDF

MAS Statement regarding the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Greater East Midtown Initiative. July 19, 2016 PDF

MAS Comments on Notice of Filing by the New York City School Construction Authority for the Proposed Site Selection for the Construction of a Primary School Facility in Community School District No. 15, Brooklyn July 15, 2016 PDF

MAS Comments Regarding the Draft Scope of Work for the Bay Street Corridor Rezoning and Related Actions, Borough of Staten Island Environmental Impact Assessment CEQR No. 16DCP156R, Staten Island, NY July 14, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to NYC Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises regarding Land Use Application No.: C 150438 ZMM, the Sherman Plaza Project, 4650 Broadway, New York, NY July 12, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Committee on Land Use Regarding Reporting on the Compliance Statuses of Privately Owned Public Spaces by the Department of City Planning and Department of Buildings. INT 1219-2016 June 29, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to NYC Planning Commission regarding ULURP Application No. C 160082, Adorama, 38-42 West 18th Street June 21, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for 21 West 17th Street and 16 West 18th Street, Block 819, Lot 26/5, Zoned C6-4A, Community District 5, Manhattan. June 21, 2016 PDF

MAS Comments Regarding the Zonings and Franchises Subcommittee Approval of the Water Street Upgrades Text Amendment N 160166 ZRM. June 21, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to Land Use Committee regarding Water Street Upgrades Text Amendment N 160166 ZRM. June 13, 2016 PDF

Memorandum in Opposition to Senate Bill 5469 and Assembly Bill A7807 June 8, 2016 PDF

Comments Regarding the Hudson River Project Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Document May 31, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to NYC Planning Commission regarding ULURP Application No.: C 150438 ZMM, Sherman Plaza Project, 4650 Broadway, New York, NY May 25, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to LPC on LinkNYC Wifi Kiosks May 3, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Ford Foundation, located at 320 East 43rd Street, Block 1335, Lot 5. Zoned C5-2, Community District 6, Manhattan. April 19, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony at the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) Public Scoping Meeting for the American Museum of Natural History Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation April 6, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the City Planning Commission regarding Water Street Upgrades Text Amendment N 160166 ZRM March 30, 2016 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Tin Building March 22, 2016 PDF

Testimony: City Council hearing on Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) February 10, 2016 PDF

Letter of Support, United Nations Plaza Hotel Lobby and Ambassador Grill & Lounge January 22, 2016 PDF

Testimony on East New York Rezoning, Department of City Planning hearing January 6, 2016 PDF

2015 (+)

2015

Comments at the City Planning Commission Public Hearing on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Proposal and the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Proposal December 16, 2015 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Palace Theatre November 24, 2015 PDF

Comments from MAS at the Manhattan Borough President’s Public Hearing on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Proposal and the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Proposal November 16, 2015 PDF

Testimony to New York City Council, Parks Committee re: Intro 737 November 12, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission re: “Backlog” Hearing on Manhattan Properties November 12, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission re: “Backlog” Hearing on Manhattan Properties November 5, 2015 PDF

Testimony to Brooklyn Community Board 5 re: East New York Rezoning October 28, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission re: “Backlog” Hearing on Staten Island Properties October 22, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission re: “Backlog” Hearing on Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Properties October 8, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the New York City Council re: Intro 775 September 9, 2015 PDF

Letter to Mayor de Blasio re: Madison Square Garden Operating Permit July 24, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Re: Designation of Stonewall Inn, 51-53 Christopher Street, Manhattan as an Individual Landmark Building June 22, 2015 PDF

Testimony to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Re: Proposal to Construct a New Library and Housing at 280 Cadman Plaza June 17, 2015 PDF

Testimony to Manhattan Community Board 5 Re: Proposed Street Closure and Sidewalk Widening June 11, 2015 PDF

Testimony to Manhattan Community Board 5 Re: Supertall Skyscrapers May 14, 2015 PDF

Letter to the Frick: the Frick Collection’s Page Garden Must Be Saved May 7, 2015 PDF

Testimony Regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for 28 Liberty Street May 5, 2015 PDF

Community Board 5 Sunshine Task Force Town Hall April 28, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Department of City Planning on Zoning for Quality and Affordability March 25, 2015 PDF

Letter to Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen re: South Street Seaport Redevelopment February 18, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Time & Life Building Lobby February 10, 2015 PDF

Testimony to the City Planning Commission regarding the Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning and One Vanderbilt February 4, 2015 PDF

Hudson River Park Trust / Pier 55 Testimony January 7, 2015 PDF

2013 (+)

2013

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Certificate of Appropriateness for 215 West 57th Street- the American Fine Arts Society Building, now the Art Students League — October 22, 2013PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Certificate of Appropriateness for The Aluminaire House — October 15, 2013PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Planning Commission on proposed East Midtown Rezoning– August 16, 2013PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Planning Commission regarding the issue of historic preservation in proposed East Midtown Rezoning, August 7, 2013PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Certificated of Appropriateness: 130 Seventh Avenue South- Greenwich Village Historic District — July 9, 2013PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Certificate of Appropriateness: 429 East 64th Street, aka 430 East 65th Street – City and Suburban Homes Company, First Avenue Estate Individual Landmark — June 11, 2013 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Department of City Planning on the Application for a Special Permit for Madison Square Garden to Continue to Operate an Arena on the Location it Currently Occupies, Which Sits Atop Penn Station — April 10, 2013 PDF

Testimony from Hugh Hardy to the New York City Department of City Planning on the Application for a Special Permit for Madison Square Garden to Continue to Operate an Arena on the Location it Currently Occupies, Which Sits Atop Penn Station — April 10, 2013 PDF

Testimony from Adi Shamir to the New York City Department of City Planning on the Application for a Special Permit for Madison Square Garden to Continue to Operate an Arena on the Location it Currently Occupies, Which Sits Atop Penn Station — April 10, 2013 PDF

Testimony from Richard M. Kielar to the New York City Department of City Planning on the Application for a Special Permit for Madison Square Garden to Continue to Operate an Arena on the Location it Currently Occupies, Which Sits Atop Penn Station — April 10, 2013 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Regarding the Recovery Efforts of the City’s Libraries and Cultural Establishments – February 28, 2013 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation regarding 476 Fifth Avenue – The New York Public Library – Individual Landmark – January 22, 2013 PDF

2012 (+)

2012

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Certificate of Appropriateness for 42 Crosby Street AKA 432-436 Broome Street – December 4, 2012 PDF

Comments of the Municipal Art Society to the Department of City Planning regarding East Midtown Environmental Review – October 9, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Certificate of Appropriateness: 250-252 Fifth Avenue (1-5 West 28th Street) – Madison Square North Historic District – July 24, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Council Subcommittee on Land Use and Subcommittee on Housing and Buildings regarding proposed landmarks legislation, May 2, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding alterations to Pier 17 within the South Street Seaport Historic District, April 17, 2012 PDF

Comments of the Municipal Art Society to the District Office regarding the Hardscape Removal Tax Abatement, April 17, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Planning Commission Regarding “Zone Green” a proposed revision by the Department of City Planning to the Zoning Resolution to remove regulatory barriers to green building practices, February 29, 2012 PDF

Position Statement of the Municipal Art Society of New York Regarding NYU’s Core Expansion, February 29, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Regarding Support for the Cultural Data Project, February 15, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Governors Island Historic District, February 7, 2012 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Economic Hardship of the City and Suburban Company’s First Avenue Estate Model Tenement Complex, January 24, 2012 PDF

2011 (+)

2011

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Council Subcommittee On Landmarks, Public Siting And Maritime Uses Regarding the Brooklyn Borough Hall Skyscraper District, December 14, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Planning Commission Regarding St. Vincent’s Redevelopment Project, November 30, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society Before the New York City Council Subcommittee of Zoning & Franchises Regarding Admiral’s Row Plaza, November 15, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Regarding Impediments to the Installation of Solar Energy Systems in New York City – November 14, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness: 933-943 Madison Avenue, 31-33 East 74th Street – Upper East Side Historic District – October 18, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to State Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh and Council Member Dan Garodnick – September 8, 2011 PDF

Comments for the Section 106 Process of the Municipal Art Society to the Moynihan Station Development Corporation Department on the Pre-Final Design Plans for Phase 1 of Moynihan Station – August 4, 2011 PDF

Comments of the Municipal Art Society to the Department of City Planning Regarding the Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement for the NYU Core – May 24, 2011 PDF

Comments for the Section 106 Process of the Municipal Art Society to the Moynihan Station Development Corporation Department on the Preliminary Design Plans for Phase 1 of Moynihan Station – May 12, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses Subcommittee of the Council of the City of New York regarding the Fair Share at 20 Oversight Hearing – April 12, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Certificate of Appropriateness: Manufacturers Trust Company Building, 510 Fifth Ave., March 15, 2011 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society Regarding Designation of Manufacturers Trust Company Building Interior (first and second floors), February 1, 2011 PDF

2009 (+)

2009

Testimony Before the City Council’s Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses Regarding Designation of Prospect Heights Historic District, September 9, 2009 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding B.F. Goodrich Building Historic Designation, August 11, 2009 PDF

Joint Letter from Historical Societies to National Guard Regarding Admirals Row – 2009 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Designation of the Former IRT Powerhouse (now Con Ed Powerhouse), 600 West 59th Street, Manhattan, July 14, 2009 PDF

Summary of Coney Island Rezoning Testimony Before the New York City Council, June 30, 2009 PDF

Testimony Before the Zoning and Franchises Subcommittee of the City Council Regarding ULURP Review of the Dock Street Development in Brooklyn, May 21, 2009 PDF

Testimony for the New York City Planning Commission Regarding Coney Island Rezoning, May 15, 2009 PDF

Testimony of Municipal Art Society Before the New York City Planning Commission Regarding Coney Island Development, May 6, 2009 PDF

Testimony of Municipal Art Society Before the New York City Council, Economic Development and Land Use Committees Regarding Coney Island Development, April 1, 2009 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Designation of the Proposed Fillmore Place Historic District, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, March 24, 2009 PDF

Statement Regarding Gowanus Rezoning and Related Actions, March 11, 2009 PDF

Letter to Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney on the former IRT Powerhouse (now ConEdison Powerhouse), 600 West 59th Street, March 10, 2009 PDF

Testimony Before the Department of Buildings Regarding Rules 105-03 and 105-04 Relating to Public Challenge of Department Decisions, March 6, 2009 PDF

Testimony on City Council Intro. 623, Allowing outdoor advertising on sidewalk sheds, January 26, 2009 PDF

Testimony on the Proposed Designation of (former) St. George Syrian Melkite Catholic Church, January 13, 2009 PDF

2008 (+)

2008

Testimony on Proposed Designation of New York City Public School Buildings, December 16, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Proposed Designation of Ridgewood North Historic District, December 18, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Proposed Designation of the Prospect Heights Historic District, October 28, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 89-95 South Street, South Street Seaport Historic District, Manhattan October 21, 2008 PDF

Comments on the Revised Draft Scope of Analysis for Coney Island Rezoning Project EIS PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on St. Vincent’s Hardship Application – Greenwich Village Historic District, July 15, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 1 Seventh Avenue, Greenwich Village Historic District, June 3, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on St. Vincent’s Hardship Application, Greenwich Village Historic District, June 3, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Riverside Apartments, 20-34 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Heights Historic District, May 20, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the West Chelsea Historic District, May 12, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 1 West 54th Street – The University Club, Individual Landmark, and 678 Fifth Avenue – St. Thomas Church and Parish House, Individual Landmark, April 8, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Zoning and Franchises Committee of the City Council Regarding 125th Street Rezoning Plan, April 1, 2008 PDF

Comments on the Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement Proposed for 365-385 Bond Street, Brooklyn, aka Toll Brothers Site, Gowanus, Rezoning, March 24, 2008 PDF

Comments on Draft Scope of Analysis for Coney Island Rezoning Project EIS, March 3, 2008 PDF

Letter to Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairman Tierney Regarding the Demolition of Buildings in the Greenwich Village Historic District for the Redevelopment of St. Vincent’s Hospital, February 21, 2008 PDF

Comments to the City Planning Commission on Draft EIS for 125th Street Rezoning, February 11, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Domino Sugar Factory, February 5, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the City Planning Commission Regarding the Rezoning of 125th Street, January 30, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 746-748 and 750 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, January 22, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Congregation Tifereth Israel, Borough of Queens, January 15, 2008 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the American Bank Note Company Printing Plant, January 15, 2008 PDF

2007 (+)

2007

Testimony Before the Zoning and Franchises, and the Planning, Dispositions and Concessions Committee of the City Council Regarding Community Board 9’s 197-a Plan and Columbia University’s 197-c Action, December 12, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York City Planning Department Regarding the Former Con Edison Site on the East Side, December 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Empire State Development Corporation’s Public Hearing About Moynihan and Penn Station Redevelopment Project, December 6, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the DUMBO Historic District, October 30, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Battery Maritime Building, Borough of Manhattan, October 23, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Designation of Fiske Terrace – Midwood Park Historic District, Brooklyn, October 16, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the City Planning Commission Regarding Community Board 9’s 197-a Plan; Columbia University’s 197-c action; and the West Harlem Special District, October 4, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Technology in Government on Small Retail in NYC, September 6, 2007 PDF

Comments on Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Domino Sugar Rezoning, August 9, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Commission on 402 W. 13th Street, Gansevoort Market Historic District, August 7, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding Alterations to the Time & Life Building lobby – Interior Landmark, July 24, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding Alterations to Fort Totten, Queens, July 24, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Landmark Designation of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District, Brooklyn, July 23, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Landmark Designation of 511 and 513 Grand Street, Manhattan, July 23, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on 175 9th Avenue (a.k.a. 415 West 20th Street), Chelsea Historic District, July 10, 2007 PDF

Letter to Landmarks Preservation Commission Robert Tierney to support the GVSHP proposal for a South Greenwich Village Historic District, June 28, 2007 PDF

Handout to Accompany Testimony on the Designation of the Domino Sugar Refinery Buildings, Kent Street, Brooklyn, June 26, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the (former) Domino Sugar Refinery Building, including the Filter House, Pan House and Finishing House, 292-314 Kent Street, Brooklyn, June 26, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Uses on 23 and 25 Park Place (a.k.a 20 and 22 Murray Street), Manhattan, June 19, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 36 West 93rd Street – Upper West Side/Central Park, May 22, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 254 Front Street and 18 Dover Street – South Street Seaport Historic District, April 24, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Guardian Life Insurance Company Annex, 105 East 17th Street, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission on Morningside Park, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission on Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Henry Seligman Residence, 30 West 58th Street, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission on Carolyn R.A. and Walter A. Tyler House, 103 Circle Road, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission on the George Cunningham Store, 173 Main Street, Staten Island, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Ann C. and Nathaniel J. Wyeth House, 190 Meisner Avenue (aka 261 London Road), Staten Island, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 6136 Amboy Road House, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Reuben and Mary Wood House, 5466 Arthur Kill Road, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 90 Bayview Avenue, April 10, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Alterations to the New York Historical Society, March 20, 2007 PDF

MAS Letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Support of the Designation of Sunnyside Gardens as a New York City Historic District, March 5, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding 41-45 240th Street, Douglaston Hill Historic District, January 29, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Landmark Designation of 94, 94½ and 96 Greenwich Street House, January 29, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Designation of the Renaissance Theater and Casino, 2341-2349 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, January 16, 2007 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission Regarding 23 and 25 Park Place, Manhattan, January 16, 2007 PDF

2006 (+)

2006

Testimony Before the New York City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks on Oversight, South Brooklyn Meeting, December 14, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on the Edwin L.B. Brooks House, November 14, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on the Keller Hotel, 150 Barrow Street, November 14, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on 159 Charles Street, November 14, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on City & Suburban Homes Company Testimony First Avenue Estate, November 14, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on 980 Madison Avenue – Upper East Side Historic District, October 24, 2006 PDF

Letter to Charles Gargano, Chairman, Empire State Development Corporation on the General Project Plan for Atlantic Yards, September 29, 2006 PDF

Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Atlantic Yards Development, September 29, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Crown Heights North Historic District, September 19, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission on the Horn & Hardart Building 2710-14 Broadway, June 27, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the Finance Committee of the City Council on the Landmarks Preservation Commission Budget, June 8, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on former Public School 64, May 16, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Claremont Theater Building, May 16, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Fire Engine Company No. 258, May 16, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Staten Island Savings Bank, May 16, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Uses Subcommittee of the City Council on Fieldston Historic District Designation, March 28, 2006 PDF

Supporting Data for Testimony of Landmarks Preservation Commission Budget, March 16, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the Land Use Committee of the City Council on the Landmarks Preservation Commission Budget, March 16, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the New York Landmarks Commission Regarding 122 Greenwich Avenue – Greenwich Historic District, March 7, 2006 PDF

Testimony Before the City Planning Commission Regarding the Fieldston Historic District, February 22, 2006 PDF

Testimony to the Industrial Business Zone Boundary Commission Public Hearing, February 3, 2006 PDF

Testimony before the Waterfronts Committee of the New York City Council Regarding Waterfront Zoning and Planning, February 13, 2006 PDF

Testimony before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises Regarding the proposed Bronx Terminal Market Gateway January 23, 2006 PDF

2002 (+)

2002

Testimony before the City Council on the Charter to Make all Official City Reports Available on the Internet, December 17, 2002 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society on NYC 2012: The Plan for a New York Olympic Games before a joint meeting of New York City Council Committees on Economic Development; Transportation; Waterfronts December 17, 2002 PDF

Testimony Regarding A Proposed Clubhouse for Ball Fields in the Seaview/Farm Colony Historic District, November 26, 2002 PDF

Letter to the National Endowment for the Arts on Proposed Alterations to Queens Museum, November 20, 2002 PDF

Place Matters Testimony on the Landmark Designation of the Brown Building, site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, November 19, 2002 PDF

MWA Testimony before the City Council Select Committee on Waterfronts Concerning Hudson River Park, November 13, 2002 PDF

Letter to Lower Manhattan Anti-Displacement Coalition regarding Variance for 215 East Houston, November 12, 2002 PDF

MAS Testimony on Mayor’s Authorizing Resolution for the City Council for a Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise In favor of L.U. 226, October 29, 2002 PDF

Letter to the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on 2 Columbus Circle, October 28, 2002 PDF

Testimony Before the Public Service Commission Regarding the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement Prepared in Connection With the Proposed Disposition of Con Edison First Avenue Properties, September 26, 2002 PDF

Testimony of the Municipal Art Society before the Art Commission on the proposed re-design of Columbus Circle, September 9, 2002 PDF

Letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Support for the Designation of the Alvar Aalto’s Edgar J. Kaufman Conference Rooms, September 9, 2002 PDF

Comments on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s Principles and Preliminary Blueprint for the Future of Lower Manhattan, May 2002 PDF

Testimony before the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, May 23, 2002 PDF