Panel Discussion: The Wars of the Moses, Battles Won and Lost

Henry Stern, director of New York Civic and former parks commissioner, will lead a panel discussion on Robert Moses and the controversies that surrounded him, including such issues as parks and what could be built in them, race and class, and the role of community members in the decision-making process. Joining Mr. Stern will be Betsy Barlow Rogers, founder and first president of the Central Park Conservancy; Herbert I. London, President, Hudson Institute, and others.

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Robert Moses Symposium Panel: Moses’ Vision in Concrete & Film

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A panel discussion moderated by Tom Finkelpearl, director of the Queens Museum of Art, featuring the authors of four papers: Blagovesta Momchedikova, The Panorama of the City of New York: Robert Moses’ Gigantic Visions of the City as Reflected in the Miniature Metropolis in the Museum Marta Gutman, The Place of Play: Robert Moses and […]

Traffic and Parks – Can They Co-Exist?

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As new parks develop and congestion increases, will traffic need to be further curbed to accommodate park goers? Or can traffic and parks co-exist peacefully in our burgeoning city? Join Henry J. Stern, President, NYCivic, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Transportation Alternatives‘ Executive Director Paul Steely White, and others for an evening of discussion […]

Panel Discussion: Security at What Cost? Balancing Security and Public Space

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A panel of design and engineering experts along with public and private sector officials will discuss the implications of security on contemporary urban streetscapes. Andrew Manshel, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, will moderate a panel including: Robert Ducibella, Principal, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Ray Gastil, Director, Manhattan Office, New York […]

Panel Discussion: The Roads Taken and Not Taken: Robert Moses and Transportation

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A distinguished panel of transportation experts will examine Robert Moses’s legacy of roads, bridges, tunnels and highways in the context of today’s transportation and transit agenda, stressing strategies for addressing the city’s current traffic problems and future demand for expanded and improved mass transit. Panelists will include Richard Ravitch, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation […]

This Week: Bikes in Parks, Contractor Conference

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The community board action this week is all on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where CB 7 will first discuss bikes in parks — including possible bike lanes across Central Park — and then safety improvements at 71st Street. There’s also a full plate of panels and conferences, including an Albany meeting of the New York […]