Affordable Housing or Lack Thereof
If you aren’t comfortable living in a church, that’s fine. But what about a library?
The Municipal Arts Society is leading the conversation on converting public libraries into apartment buildings, the Real Deal reports. President Vin Cipolla noted that the change in technology (read: Kindles and iPads) will lead to under-used, or even unused, library spaces.
Get on the bus.
That’s the message Economic Development Corporation head Seth Pinsky had for attendees of a panel on Coney Island at the Municipal Art Society on Wednesday night.
“If you really want to do something to help Coney Island, the only viable option that’s on the table right now is Read More
The Municipal Art Society has launched its Web site devoted to Coney Island, part of the civic group’s initiative to bring in new ideas for designing a reimagined amusement zone. Check it out here, and feed them suggestions.
On Friday, we wrote about how the Municipal Art Society is putting together a design forum to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of Coney Island, kicking off the initiative today.
But this weekend, a Department of City Planning spokeswoman sent over a statement from planning director Amanda Burden that effectively fired a Read More
In the works for years now, the city’s planned redevelopment of Coney Island has never been short on input. A sampling of what we’ve seen in the last year: A self-proclaimed "bombshell" press conference by a dissatisfied state Senator, an environmental "scoping" hearing with a stream of freaks, musicians, a hunger striker and Read More
As part of its effort to oppose the plan to redevelop South Street Seaport, the Municipal Art Society put up a slideshow yesterday on its Web site intended to illustrate how a residential tower at the site would overwhelm the historic district.
The society has come out strongly against the development, planned by Read More
Yesterday, we wrote about the public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission where St. Vincent’s submitted its application for hardship status to get permission to demolish the O’Toole building and build a new hospital on the Seventh Avenue site.
The Municipal Art Society, which also testified at the hearing, issued the following statement Read More
Lost in the dust-cloud hovering above today’s Upper East Side crane collapse was this morning’s protest on the steps of City Hall, during which preservationists asked the city to restore $300,000 in funding to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
That commission is responsible for designating, and thereby protecting from alteration, city landmarks and landmarked districts. Read More
Livable-city activists celebrated the latest, coolest additions to the city’s urban landscape on Thursday inside the stark white interior of Frank Gehry’s first building in New York City, the IAC headquarters on 11th Avenue.
The occasion was the Municipal Art Society’s 2008 MASterwork Awards, which, according to the program, “honor the year’s top projects Read More
The Municipal Art Society hath spoken.
More precisely, the organization’s MASterwork Awards Committee — with hotshots like Jerry Speyer (Tishman Speyer), John Belle ( Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners), Rick Bell (AIA New York Chapter), Gregg Pasquarelli (SHoP Architects), and Judith Saltzman, (Li/Saltzman Architects) — hath spoken, selecting the best examples Read More