Press Releases

Report Outlines Solutions for New York’s “Accidental Skyline”, October, 16, 2017PDF

Independent Survey Finds Zoning Change Would Disrupt Garment Industry, August, 14, 2017PDF

Honorees Announced: 2017 MASterworks Awards, May, 10, 2017PDF

200+ Free NYC Walking Tours for Jane’s Walk Weekend, May, 3, 2017PDF

Neighborhood Activists in Queens and the Bronx Will Train as Land Use Advocates, April, 27, 2017PDF

Subway Therapy and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas Selected for The Municipal Art Society’s Brendan Gill Prize, April, 12, 2017PDF


Maps Reveal “Sixth Borough” of New York, November, 21, 2016PDF

William J. vanden Heuvel Receives The 2016 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal, June 10, 2016PDF

Call for Nominations: International Jane Jacobs Medal, June 6, 2016PDF

“Hamilton: An American Musical” & “In Jackson Heights” Selected for The Municipal Art Society’s Brendan Gill Prize, May 5, 2016PDF

Jane’s Walk Weekend is Back—and Bigger than Ever, May 5, 2016PDF

Honorees Announced: 2016 MASterworks Awards, February 25, 2016PDF

The Municipal Art Society to Honor Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel with the 2016 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal, February 11, 2016PDF


Brookfield Receives 2015 MAS Livable City Award, November 19, 2015PDF

Global Cities at the Crossroads: Commerce, Art & the Captivating Power of Place, November 9, 2015PDF

Jonathan Gouveia and Tara Kelly Join the Municipal Art Society, October 21, 2015PDF

Urban Resilience in the Age of Northeastern Hurricanes, October 2, 2015PDF

Honorees Announced: 2015 MASterworks Awards, March 27, 2015PDF

Numbers Behind 421-a & Affordable Housing Revealed, March 12, 2015PDF

Municipal Art Society to Honor Daniel L. Doctoroff with the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal, February 23, 2015PDF


MAS President Vin Cipolla to receive the Warburg Humanitarian Award for his Outstanding Philanhropic Endeavors and Support of the Arts, November 3, 2014PDF

Alliance for a New Penn Station Identifies Morgan Post Office Facility as Leading Home for Madison Square Garden, October 23, 2014 Read the press release PDF | Read the report

The Municipal Art Society of New York will develop a model for reinventing civic spaces – libraries, parks, schools and community centers – with $250,000 from Knight Foundation, July 17, 2014

New Online Maps Show Available Development Rights in NYC, June 26, 2014PDF

2014 MASterworks Awards Recognize Excellence in Architecture and Urban Design, June 18, 2014PDF

Statement of MAS Executive Director Margaret Newman, in Response to Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Create 200,000 Units of Affordable Housing Over the Next Ten Years, May 5, 2014PDF

New Yorkers Take to the Streets and Join Urbanists in Hundreds of Cities Around the World for Jane’s Walk, May 2, 2014PDF

Municipal Art Society Seeks Nominations for 2014 MASterworks Awards, April 1, 2014PDF

Michael Kimmelman Wins the 2014 Brendan Gill Prize, March 10, 2014PDF

David Rockwell and Vin Cipolla Launch Media, Entertainment and Hospitality Incubator, January 14, 2014PDF


All Hands on Deck Mobilizing New Yorkers for a Livable and Resilient City, December 19, 2013PDF

Margaret Newman joins MAS as Executive Director, December 16, 2013PDF

Brendan Gill Nominations Release, December 3, 2013PDF

Jane Jacobs Forum 2013, November 21, 2013PDF

2013 Blashfield Award, November 7, 2013PDF

2013 MASterworks Awards, November 6, 2013PDF

2013 Summit Omnibus, October 18, 2013PDF

2013 Livability Survey, October 17, 2013PDF

Municipal Art Society Spurs Smart Design Solutions for Post- Superstorm Sandy Through Recently Launched Rebuild by Design Competition, August 22, 2013PDF

Design Challenge for a New Penn Station and the Next Madison Square Garden, May 2013PDF

Alliance for New Penn Station Commends Time-Limited Permit for MSG, Warns of Loophole That Could Override City’s Recommendation, May 2013


MAS Applauds Manhattan Borough President, March 2013PDF

2013 Yolanda Garcia Call for Nominations, March 2013PDF

New Penn Station Alliance, March 2013PDF

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal and Gala, March 2013PDF

Framework for a Better Midtown, February 2013PDF

MAS to Lead Daily Grand Central Terminal Tours, February, 2013PDF

Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up, January 2013PDF


Greening Manual for Historic Rowhouses Published, October 2012 PDF

MAS Unveils Next 100 Designs, October 2012 PDF

MAS 2012 Livability Survey for New York City, October 2012 PDF

MAS Summit for New York City 2012: Conference Highlights, October 2012 PDF

MAS Announces The Next 100: Design Challenge for the Public Space around Grand Central Terminal, September 2012 PDF

MASterworks Awards Winners for 2012 Announced, June 2012 PDF

Eugenie L. Birch Name Chair Of MAS, March 2012 PDF


MAS Survey on Livability in New York City, October 2011 PDF

MAS 2011 Livable City Awards Recognize Five Innovative Organizations That Have Made New York A Better Place to Live, October 2011 PDF

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) presents Its 2nd Annual Conference on NYC’s Livability–2011 MAS Summit for New York City, September 2011 PDF

MAS Prepares for Tribute in Light on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, August 2011 PDF

MAS and Designer Yeohlee Teng Tour Manhattan’s Garment District–Video “Walk” Shows Vibrant Ecosystem for Designers, May 2011 PDF

New Yorkers Take to the Streets, May 2011 PDF

Municipal Art Society of New York Launches Energy Demonstration Project, April 13, 2011 PDF

STREETS SMART: The Municipal Art Society Celebrates Streets Month 2011 with Special Discussions and Walking Tours Throughout the Month of April, April 2011 PDF

Municipal Art Society of New York Honors Diane von Furstenberg at Annual Gala on April 28, March 2011 PDF

Wireless City: Can All New Yorkers Get Connected? Municipal Art Society Announces March 8 Panel, March 1, 2011 PDF

Municipal Art Society To Award Brendan Gill Prize to Brooklyn Bridge Park Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, January 26, 2011 PDF


MAS Announces 2010 MASterworks Awards Winners, May 12, 2010 PDF

Livable Neighborhoods Program” Gives Community Advocates Tools for Local Planning, April 2010 PDF

World-Renowned Designer Yeohlee Teng Joins Municipal Art Society Board, March 29, 2010 PDF


Municipal Art Society and Partners Submit Brief to New York Supreme Court To Clarify Legal Issues Related to Landmark Preservation Commission’s Ruling on St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers, November 4, 2009 PDF

MAS Announces Move to Landmark Steinway Hall Building 111 W. 57th Street, October 28, 2009 PDF

The 2009 Jane Jacobs Forum: Re-Imagining New York: Designing Urban Farms to Feed New York City, October 15, 2009 PDF

MAS Presents Exhibition on the Future of Cities, September 15, 2009 PDF

MAS Identifies New York’s Top 10 Summertime Spots, August 24, 2009 PDF

MAS Announces Winners of 2009 Annual Awards, July 13, 2009 PDF

Municipal Art Society Supports City Council’s Coney Island Goals: Seeks Expansion of Outdoor Amusements, Keeping Surf Avenue Low-rise, July 1, 2009 PDF

MAS Announces Eighth Annual MASterwork Award Winners, June 4, 2009 PDF

MAS Statement on Admirals’ Row Compromise, May 27, 2009 PDF

Municipal Art Society Supports City’s Coney Island Goals: seeks expansion of outdoor amusements, opposes changes that would create 10,000sqf stores, May 6, 2009 PDF

Statement from Melissa Baldock for the Municipal Art Society on the Dock Street Development, DUMBO, Brooklyn, April 28, 2009 PDF

Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society on Ringling Brothers Circus in Coney Island, April 20, 2009 PDF

Groups Reject Recently Proposed Changes to Coney Rezoning, Call for Land Sale to Proceed, April 1, 2009 PDF

MAS Urges City to Support Manufacturing Industry, Area Jobs in Gowanus Canal Rezoning, March 10, 2009 PDF

David M. Childs Named Chairman of Municipal Art Society, February 23, 2009 PDF

ImagineConey Exhibit Offers Visions for Coney Island from Design Professionals and Public, January 26, 2009 PDF

Municipal Art Society Protests Bill to Allow Advertising on Sidewalk Sheds, January 26, 2009 PDF

MAS Releases Public Ideas for Coney Island, Outlines Steps to Successful Revitalize Area, January 14, 2009 PDF