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Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots?

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With development projects across the city threatened by an uncertain economy, critics of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project believe that a slowdown in construction could burden Prospect Heights with decades of blight. A slide show by the Municipal Art Society, called "Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots?," offers a bleak look into the future, like this […]

Nasty Newsrack Photo Contest Finalists

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The Municipal Art Society will be announcing the winner of its Nasty Newsrack Photo Competition tomorrow.  MAS launched the "OUTRAGE!!! Nasty Newsrack Photo Competition" to highlight the rampant legal violations of newsracks in New York City, and received more than 200 submissions. MAS is currently is exploring new newsrack policies and designs that have been […]

A Livable Streets Discussion and Happy Hour

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Meet and mingle with other readers, activists, and supporters of a livable approach to transportation, development, and public spaces. Get to know the others who share your values about the kind of city we want to live in. Put faces behind the screen names online. And have a drink! A Livable Streets Discussion and Happy […]

What Went Wrong With “Atlantic Yards?”

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An Interview With Kent Barwick, President of the Municipal Art Society "There is disappointment, annoyance, and anger because there hasn’t been any way for anyone to have a voice. Who is listening to the people living around Atlantic Yards?" With the Pataki Adminstration scrambling to beat the buzzer and win approval for Forest City Enterprise’s […]

Municipal Arts Society Today on WNYC, 12 noon

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TODAY: WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show WNYC, 820 AM/93.9FM12 NOON Guests:Kent Barwick, president of the Municipal Arts Society (MAS), and Stuart Pertz, a member of the panel at MAS’s forum on Atlantic Yards, where the group concluded that "Forest City Ratner’s current plan won’t work for Brooklyn." Photo: MAS Public Forum in Brooklyn, June 15, […]