Every year, MAS presents a range of awards to people and organizations whose work has made New York City more livable.
About the photo: Pictured above is an aerial view of Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island, New York. In 2016, MAS honored William J. vanden Heuvel with its Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal. For forty years, Mr. vanden Heuvel tirelessly led the campaign to build this memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It opened in 2012.