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.

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(See Positions and Testimony from previous years.)

2017

MAS Comments for the New York City Council, Committee on Finance regarding Introduction No. 1673 of 2017 in relation to the notification and recording of certain real estate instruments through the Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS). October 18, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on East River Fifties Alliance/Sutton Place Zoning Text Amendment, City Planning Commission, ULURP No. N180082 ZRM, Manhattan, NY. October 18, 2017 PDF

MAS Testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the Proposed Designation of 827-831 Broadway. October 17, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments for Bronx Community Board 4 on the Jerome Avenue Rezoning Proposal, CEQR No. 17DCP019X, Bronx, NY. October 4, 2017 PDF

MAS Letter to Marisa Lago, Chair, City Planning Commission City of New York Regarding Redevelopment of POPS at 200 Water Street. September 28, 2017 PDF

MAS Letter to Kevin J. O’Toole, Chairman, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Regarding Plan For New Port Authority Bus Terminal. September 25, 2017 PDF

MAS Comments on East Harlem Rezoning and Draft East Harlem Housing Plan. September 20, 2017 PDF

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 Urges Governor Cuomo to Veto Bills Alienating the Marx Brothers Playground. August 25, 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)

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