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  • APA Event2018 Transportation Scavenger Hunt

    WHEN:
    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront, Brooklyn

    Join fellow members of the APA’s New York Metro Chapter and members of the Young Professionals in Transportation NYC Chapter for the sixth annual Transportation Scavenger Hunt! Teams of 3-6 people will scour Brooklyn-Queens between the Queensboro Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge in search of answers to clues about the neighborhoods’ transportation history.

    This year we are partnering with Urban Archive, a location-based mobile platform that empowers New Yorkers to learn about history where it happened. The app brings together the digital collections of New York City’s museums, archives, and libraries in an easy-to-use resource built for discovery. Teams will use the app’s historic photos and our organizers’ written clues to ‘check in’ to locations throughout our hunt zone. You can also upload your own photos to show what sites look like today. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams during a networking event at the end of the hunt.

    Details and signup here! – RSVPs required

    When: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

    1:30-3:30 (Hunt)

    3:30-5:30 (Networking Reception)

    Things to Note

    • At least one person per team must have an iPhone running iOS 10.0 or later to participate
    • You can form teams ahead of time or sign up as an individual and we will assign you a team the day of the hunt.
    • The event is free but you must RSVP and be a member of YPT or APA-NYM to participate.

    Meeting Location at 1:30 PM, North Williamsburg Ferry Landing:

    East River, just off of North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 11249

    Ending Location at 3:30 PM, Bierocracy, 12-23 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101

    This event is limited to 40 participants so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. You must be an active member of either YPT-NYC or APA-NYM, to participate. You must select a ticket that corresponds with your membership affiliation. Registrations will be checked against member lists. A waitlist for tickets will be maintained, and you must be a YPT or APA member to gain a spot on the waitlist.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Other
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  • APA EventWalking Tour of the Bronx Hub

    WHEN:
    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    HNRC is co-sponsoring walking tours with the Municipal Art Society.

    Laurence Frommer, HNRC member will lead these tours described below. Please use the links below to register.

    The tour is co-sponsored by APA NYM Chapter Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee and the Municipal Art Society

    Laurence Frommer, HNRC member, will lead the tour described below. Please use the links to register. 
     
    For registration visit: Bronx Hub
    Once the “Times Square of the Bronx”,  with Laurence Frommer

    When: Saturday, October 20,  2:00-4:00 PM
    Tickets: Member $20; Non-member: $30

    The area where 149th Street intersects with Third, Willis, and Melrose Avenues was once known as “the Times Square of the Bronx” because it served as a hub for transportation, shopping, and cultural sites, including a grand 1910 opera house. Can the “Bronx Hub” be reborn in the 21st century as the center of a new “Downtown Bronx?” As we visit this crossroads of possibilities we will ask: “Why hasn’t the Hub seen as much new development as downtown Jamaica despite its greater proximity to Manhattan?” Are location and substantial infrastructure enough – or are there other important ingredients that must be present for successful redevelopment?

     

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    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA EventEast End Conference

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Hotel Indigo East End, Riverhead NY

    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00pm – 7:30pm (Mobile Workshop starts at 12:30)
    Where: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
    Price: $15 students, $20 municipal, APA members, non-profits, $25 Non-members, $40 at the door

    Please join the Long Island Section for an afternoon and evening of East End-focused planning topic discussions and panels. A light dinner buffet will be served.

    On October 25th, the APA Long Island Section will hold its annual East End Planning Conference!   This year the conference will be held at the Hotel Indigo East End located at 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead.  Hotel Indigo is centrally located on the East End on Route 25 near the eastern end of the Long Island Expressway and west of downtown Riverhead.  We look forward to an afternoon and evening of discussion on timely planning topics and networking. The program will include:

    • MOBILE WORKSHOP: Sutter and Sterlington Greenworks, Cutchogue (12:30pm – 3:00pm) {2.5 CM credits requestedSutter Greenworks and  Sterlington Greenworks generate a combined 6.2 MW of solar energy to the utility grid. The two sites contain nearly 30,000 PV modules, generating a combined 12 million kWh of electricity each year. This is enough energy to power nearly 1,000 typical homes, and offsets the equivalent of approximately 9,900 tons of CO2.  Tour will begin at Hotel Indigo at 12:30pm (participants will board coach bus and travel to/from the tour sites)

    EVENT PROGRAM:

    • Registration and Networking (3:00pm – 3:30pm) Sponsor Exhibits
    • Welcoming Remarks (3:30pm – 3:45pm)
    • Session 1 (3:45pm – 5:15pm): Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) Implementation in Suffolk County (1.5 CM credits requested)  The panel will provide a brief history of the creation of Suffolk County’s I/A OWTS program, the benefits of the systems, funding program, and the regulatory permitting requirements.  Representatives from the Town of Southampton and the Town of Easthampton will discuss how they administer their respective I/A OWTS mandate and funding programs.  Practical experiences with the County and town programs will be shared.
    • Dinner Buffet and Networking (5:15pm – 6:00pm) Sponsor Exhibits
    • Session 2 (6:00pm – 7:30pm): Managed Retreat in the Coastal Zone {1.5 CM credits requested} This panel discussion will include Lisa Liquori, AICP, Principal, Fine Arts & Sciences, LLC, Paul Beyer,  Director of Smart Growth. NYS Department of State (or Jaime Ethier, NYS DOS, Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure or Jason Hellendrung, TetraTech), Alison Brancho, Ph.D., Director of Coastal Programs, The Nature Conservancy of Long Island, and Lena DeSantis, Managing Planner, Anchor QEA.  The panelists will describe the newly developed NYSDOS Transfer of Development Rights Initiative for Managed Retreat, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and other buyout programs, the National Peconic Estuary Program Climate Ready Assessment Project (underway), and Climate Resilience Adaptation projects made possible through strategic retreat.

    SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE:
    Please contact LI Section Treasurer for sponsorship opportunity!
    Gold: $500 includes 6 tickets, company profile on our website, extra‐large logo and company name displayed on a poster during the event, option to display marketing materials during the event, recognition during the presentation, and an opportunity to present for a few minutes during the event.
    Silver: $250 includes 4 tickets, company profile on our website, large logo and company name displayed on a poster during the event, with an option to display marketing materials at the table before the event.
    Bronze: $150 includes 2 tickets, logo displayed on our website, logo and company name displayed on a poster during the event.
    Individual: $75 includes 1 ticket and name displayed on poster board during the event.

    Visit the Long Island Section for more information and updates. CM credits will be requested.

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  • APA EventHindsight Conference : Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

    WHEN:
    Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, New York New York

    The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee invites you to attend Hindsight, a conference on urban planning through an equity lens.

    Each year, Hindsight honors a significant urban planning and equity-related milestone to not only shine light on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to highlight planning as a means of achieving more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. In 2017, the first annual conference honored the 100th Anniversary of the supreme court decision Buchanan v. Warley (1917), in which the US Supreme Court invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds.

    The 2018 conference honors the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (1968), which outlawed housing discrimination for certain protected classes, requires jurisdictions to address segregation and disparate access to opportunity, and affirmatively furthers fair housing. The two day-long event will focus on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic at a conference, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.

    This conference was organized by the members of the Diversity Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter. The event is sponsored by the APA New York Metro Chapter, New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Transportation, Armand Corporation, New York University Wagner School of Public Service, Pratt Institute Graduate School for Planning and the Environment, Columbia Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and CUNY Hunter and the Hunter Urban Policy & Planning Program and HNTB.

    Please visit hindsightcon.com for more information and a full program, and email hindsightconference@gmail.com for inquiries.

    November 2: Hindsight Conference

    Hindsight will kick off with a keynote “fireside chat” — an intimate conversation with leaders to reflect on the history of the Fair Housing Act and its influence on urban planning in New York City.

    Keynote Speakers (.75 CM credits – credits pending):

    • Nupur Chaudhury, Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation
    • Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
    • Chanera Pierce, Policy Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center
    • Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation and Development
    • Moderated by Daphne Lundi, Vice-Chair of APANYM Diversity Committee

    Hindsight Sessions (1 CM credit per session – credits pending):

    • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (included in cost of conference)
    • 8:45am – 9:50am – Welcome and Keynote Speakers
    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
    • 11:10am – 12:10am – Session 2
    • 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Lunch (included in cost of conference)
    • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Session 3
    • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session 4
    • 3:50pm – 4:50pm – Session 5
    • 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Closing Remarks
    • Happy Hour to follow!

    November 3: Insight Tours

    (2 CM credits per tour – credits pending)
    This year’s conference includes four walking tours on Saturday, November 3. Attendees can sign up for one tour when they arrive at the Hindsight conference on November 2 – tours are capped at 25 people, and are first come, first served. Walking tours are included in your Hindsight ticket price and descriptions will be listed in the program.

    Tickets:

    Please use the form below to register. Registration fees and donations will go toward the cost of the conference and the APA NY Metro Chapter general fund. No refunds will be issued. We do offer a sliding scale for those who may find the cost to attend the conference cost prohibitive. Please contact us at hindsightconference@gmail.com for additional information. Thank you for your purchase.

    Important note: Once you have registered, please check to see if you received a PayPal confirmation for your ticket. If you received a PayPal confirmation, you’re all set! If you did not receive a confirmation, please email hindsightconference@gmail.com to confirm your registration!

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  • APA EventAPA-NYM Chapter 2018 Annual Conference

    WHEN:
    Friday, November 16, 2018
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, New York NY

    Join us for this year’s premier Chapter event that brings together hundreds of regional planners, appointed and elected officials, students, and allied professionals. 

    Early Bird Registration is available until November 1, 2018. Online registration to close at 11:59 pm on November 15, 2018. Tickets are available below (APA members should log-in for member pricing)

    Registrations will be available at the door on the day of the conference pending ticket availability and venue capacity.

    Earn up to 5.5 AICP CM credits, including Ethics and Law. Breakfast and lunch included, with cocktail networking after!  Sponsorship opportunities available HERE 

    Whether your goal is to contribute expertise and help drive change in the field of planning, learn from your peers and adopt new practices, or connect with like-minded planners who are solving everyday challenges like yours, make plans now to join APA-NYM on November 16, 2018.

    Local planning topical areas had shaped the conference program, with an overall focus on infrastructure in the NY Metro area—including housing, transportation, open space, climate change resiliency and other infrastructural needs in the region.  A large number of session proposals have been submitted and top-rated sessions have been chosen.

    The list of session titles is below, stay tuned for the full program preview, coming soon!

    Plenary Session: Columbia’s Manhattanville – A Mosaic of Commitment and Community Engagement

    In 1968, efforts by Columbia University to construct a gymnasium in Morningside Park, without notice to their neighbors, resulted in community protests, a campus takeover and the ultimate defeat of the project. Fifty years later, Columbia’s vision to enhance the academic environment through a new urban campus in Manhattanville is underway.

    12 Breakout Sessions, including Ethics and Law:

    • Arrival House: an Integrated Co-Living Model for New Arrivals to NYC
    • Changing the Process for Rezoning and Planning Approvals (Law)
    • Commuter Van Networks in the Era of New Mobility
    • Development 2.0: New Tools, Processes, and Financing Models for a Revitalization of Small to Mid-Size Towns
    • Encouraging Community-Driven Hazard Mitigation Projects
    • Half Century of Planning Perspectives (Ethics)
    • The New Rochelle Model for Downtown Redevelopment
    • Rough Waters or Smooth Sailing: PPP for a Waterfront Park
    • School-Oriented Development: Creating Building Blocks for Communities and Social Equity
    • Supporting Commercial Corridors through PPP
    • Ten Years of Select Bus Service & Looking to the Future
    • Urban Cultural Policy: Making Space for Community-Owned Creative Economies
    Join us for the 2018 APA-NYM Chapter Awards During Conference Lunch

    Each year, the APA-NYM Chapter bestows recognition on individuals, organizations, and projects that exemplify the best of the metropolitan region’s planning work. The awards are meant to highlight excellence in the field and inspire planners of the next generation. Join us to learn who are this year’s awardees in the following categories:

    1. Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning.
    2. Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
    3. Andrew Haswell Green Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years.
    4. Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement.
    5. Journalism Award (for print, broadcast, or web-based work)
    6. William H. Whyte Award for creativity and ingenuity in planning
    7. Floyd Lapp Award for distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter

    Early Bird Registration is available below (scroll down to RSVP section). APA members should log-in to register at discounted pricing.

    Early Bird Full Registration (APA Members) -$177.00
    Early Bird Full Registration (Non-APA Members) – $207.00
    Early Bird Full Registration (Student / Speaker) – $97.00
    Early BirdCocktail Networking Only (APA Members & Students) – $77.00
    Early Bird Cocktail Networking Only (Non-Members) -$97.00

    Late Registration starts on November 2,2018, at pricing below:

    Full Registration (APA Members) -$207.00
    Full Registration (Non-APA Members) – $247.00
    Full Registration (Student / Speaker) – $127.00
    Cocktail Networking Only (APA Members & Students) – $97.00
    Cocktail Networking Only (Non-Members) -$127.00

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Past Events

  • Land Under Water in NYC: What it is & Why it Matters

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning Studio, New York NY

    RSVP here

    Join the American Planning Association NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee for a set of presentations on the elusive topic of how to plan for Lands Under Water. Lands Under Water often have unclear jurisdictions and complex regulatory contexts—but also an endless potential for creative waterfront activation. This perennial issue of waterfront planning is sometimes murky, always fascinating, and good to know about if working on the waterfront in NYC or NY State.

    First Presentation: Scott Shostak, Counsel at NYCEDC

    • History of Lands Under Water in what is now NY State
    • Different states, different riparian rules
    • Lands Under Water examples in NYC

    Second Presentation: Alexis Saba, Counsel at Sive, Paget, and Riesel

    • Land Under Water issue spotting and tools
    • Who owns what and what to do about it
    • Why Lands Under Water ownership matters: permitting implications
    • State and City ownership inconsistency/lack of clarity/ownership disagreements
    • What doesn’t show up in title reports

    Third Presentation: Edward M. Weinstein, Principal of Edward M. Weinstein Architecture and Planning PC (formerly NYC Department of Ports and Terminals)

    • Zoning above Lands Under Water
    • Floor Area Ratios (FAR), what counts and what doesn’t?
    • Floating structures and example as it relates to Lands Under Water
    • Other Country’s treatment of Lands Under Water

    AICP Law CM Credits TBD

    RSVP here

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: TBD

  • Monthly Meeting APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee

    WHEN:
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning Studio, New York NY

    The next committee meeting will be Monday, September 24.

    Agenda items:

    • Mitch Waxman to present on the history and context of Newtown Creek
    • Land Under Water event prep

    No RSVP required to attend.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
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  • AICP "What to Expect" Session

    WHEN:
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    WSP, New York NY

    When: Monday, Sept 24, 7:00-8:00 pm
    Where: Offices of WSP, 1 Pennsylvania Plaza, 2nd Floor, Rm 209 (34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) New York, NY 10119

    The next AICP Exam is just about months away! If you’re planning on taking the exam in November 2018, now is time to start gathering your study resources and getting familiar with the exam topics if you haven’t already. The NY Metro Chapter is pleased to offer the session “What to Expect”. Please join us for an overview of what you can expect on the AICP exam, a discussion of study materials, and hear from Chapter members who have recently passed the exam. You can meet other exam takers and create study groups.

    Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP  by Thursday, September 20.

    A photo ID will be needed to enter the building.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • Planning for Sustainability at the Neighborhood Scale

    WHEN:
    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    WHERE:
    The Center for Architecture, New York

    The AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee and APA NYM Urban Design Committee invite all to participate in a panel discussion exploring sustainability at the local level.

    Practicing sustainability on a neighborhood scale creates opportunities for community members, municipal stakeholders, technical experts, urban planners, and design practitioners to work together to increase the value, function, and efficacy of the local built environment. In an effort to better understand how this type of approach may take hold and influence best practices planning in New York City, today’s panel discussion will address methodologies for creating Sustainability Districts, obstacles to overcome when working toward implementation, and successful examples taken from a global perspective.

    In complement to the panel discussions, a series of New York City-centric vignettes will shed light on local areas with potential for piloting.

    Price:  APA Member: $25

    Register HERE

    When: Saturday 9/22 9:30 am- 4::00pm

    Where: Center for Architecture

    Schedule

    9:30      Registration: Coffee and Breakfast will be available

    10:00    Introductions: “What is a Sustainability District… and Why Are They Important?”

    • Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, Principal, RAVEN A + U, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Urban & Regional Design, New York Institute of Technology, Co-Chair, Planning and Urban Design Committee

    10:15    Keynote: Michael Samuelian, President & CEO, The Trust for Governor’s Island

    10:45    Panel One: Key operating Principles / Criteria / Metrics of a Sustainability District

    A series of protocols and programs from around the world.

    • Chris Rhie, Urban Planner and Sustainability Strategist, BuroHappold Engineering (Moderator)
    • Josiah Cain, Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers
    • Krista Egger, Senior Director of Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners
    • Joshua Foss, CEO, Regensia
    • Irwin Lowenstein, President, ReThink Advisors, EcoDistricts AP

    11:45    NYC Sustainability District Pilot Presentation No. 1 // Governor’s Island (Manhattan)

    • Shane Brennan, Assistant Director of Program Development, The Trust for Governor’s Island

    12:00    Panel Two: Successful Examples of Planning for Sustainability

    A series of regional and international case studies demonstrating best practices.

    • Prentiss Darden, Innovation Strategist, Sherwood Design Engineers (Moderator)
    • Matthijs Bouw, Principal, One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE)
    • Nina Chen, Director of Conservation Investments, The Nature Conservancy
    • Evan Kaplan, Senior Project, ManagerBright Power
    • Klaus Lehn Christensen, Director, Danish Cleantech Hub, Urban Future Lab

    1:15      NYC Sustainability District Pilot Presentation No. 2 // Sunnyside Yards (Queens)

    • Luciana Godinho, New York Institute of Technology

    1:30      Lunch will be provided

    2:15      NYC Sustainability District Pilot Presentation No. 3 // Gowanus (Brooklyn)

    • David Briggs, AIA LEED AP, Principal, Loci Architecture and Executive Director, Gowanus by Design

    2:30      Panel Three: Obstacles & Opportunities for NYC Districts

    A round-table discussion around the topic of how Sustainability Districts can be achieved in NYC.

    • Brian Loughlin, AIA, Director of Planning and Urban Design, Magnusson Architecture and Planning (Moderator)
    • Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
    • Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director of Urban Design, NYC Department of City Planning
    • Donald Manning, Director of Housing, Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
    • Deborah Morris, Director of Resiliency Planning, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
    • Alex Stulc, Senior Consultant, BuroHappold Engineering, Cities Group

    3:30      Closing Remarks: Looking Forward

    • Gregory Haley, Associate, Grimshaw Architects

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  • 2018 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference: Designing a Carbon Neutral New York

    WHEN:
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    WHERE:
    The Center for Architecture, New York

    The effects of climate change are changing the way local planners, designers, and public officials work in the region, but what is New York City doing to address the sources of climate change?

    Building systems and policies to reduce carbon emissions in New York City requires collaboration among various groups. This conference will engage design and planning professionals in important discussions to examine carbon offset options for New York City and explore how these efforts are relevant to the work that we do. The conference consists of a keynote speaker, followed by four panel discussion sessions. Each session will address various aspects of how New York can strive to become a carbon-neutral city.

    Keynote: Helena Durst – The Durst Corporation

    Other speakers include:
    John Lee – Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability
    Dara Yaskill – Green Preservation Initiatives, HPD
    Cynthia Herrera – WE ACT for Environmental Justice
    Rebekah Morris – Pratt Center for Community Development
    Danny Pearlstein – Riders Alliance
    Shagun Singh – Urban Matter Inc.
    And More!

    For bookings and more information, please visit the conference page HERE.

    Lunch is provided. 6 AICP Credits. 6 LU/HSW Credits. 6.0 LA CES Credits

     

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  • PARK(ing) Day 2018

    WHEN:
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    7:00 am - 2:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY

    PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary miniature parks, or parklets. The mission of the event is to call attention to the importance of urban open space, generate a dialogue about urban planning, landscape architecture, and the benefits of public green space, and improving the quality of urban human habitat.

    Last year we were visible from the Today Show filming and got on air during the crowd shots, which we hope to do again this year!

    Theme(s): Park where you park – the value of urban green space

    Program:

    7-9:00 am – Make a splash with the Today Show crowd, take some selfies or tell us why you value public green space*

    9-11:00am – Relax in our pop-up garden and learn about the restorative qualities of urban green space

    11-2:00 pm – Take a break to play games, take selfies and tell us what you like to do to decompress during the work week*

    * responses will be in the form of short video interviews, drawing/sketching or writing on sticky notes and presented on social media with permission.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
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  • Monthly Meeting - APA NY Metro Chapter Economic Development Committee

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY NY

    RESCHEDULE TO NEW DATE

    Our next monthly meeting is at 6:30 pm on September 19th (Wednesday)

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    Date:  September 19th, Wednesday 

    Time:  6:30 pm ~8 pm

    Place:  Brooklyn Borough Hall: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 

    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on September 18th (Tuesday) for building security purpose. 

    I hope to see you all there!

    APA NY Metro Chapter- Economic Development Committee

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    Event Type: Other
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  • Young Professionals Bike Tour 2018 - East Harlem & Randall's Island Park

    WHEN:
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    East Harlem, New York

    Please join us for our second annual Autumn Bike Tour. This year NYC DOT Bicycle staff will guide a bike tour exploring new and innovative infrastructure from East Harlem to and around Randall’s Island Park!

    We encourage you to bring a friend who may not usually ride bikes on NYC streets. Citi Bike/Motivate will provide promotional bikes to users interested in trying Citi Bike.

    RSVP required

    After the bike tour, you are invited to join us food and drinks at East Harlem Bottling Co – 1711 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029 (https://goo.gl/maps/mn7WcsoVzFQ2).

    Itinerary:

    5:00pm – Meet in East Harlem (Exact Location TBD), pick up Citi Bikes if needed.
    5:30pm – Start 1 hour bike tour of new facilities.
    6:30pm – End tour and dock Citi Bikes.
    6:35pm – Head over to Happy Hour at East Harlem Bottling Co.

    Hosted By: WTS-GNY Young Professionals, APA-NY, NYC DOT Bicycle Program

    RSVP required

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  • Walking Tours of Jamaica Downtown

    WHEN:
    Sunday, September 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    HNRC is co-sponsoring walking tours with the Municipal Art Society.

    Laurence Frommer, HNRC member will lead these tours described below. Please use the links below to register.

    The tour is co-sponsored by APA NYM Chapter Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee and the Municipal Art Society

    Laurence Frommer, HNRC member, will lead the tour described below. Please use the links to register. 
     
    For registration visit here: Downtown Jamaica
    Housing, Transit, Art and more in Central Queens, with Laurence Frommer

    When: Sunday, September 16,  2:00-4:00 PM
    Tickets: Member $20; Non-member: $30

    This Queens neighborhood seems poised for a major comeback. It’s on the cusp of recapturing some of what was lost to postwar suburbanization. A major transportation hub has become the nexus for numerous bus, subway and suburban commuter lines and air-train to JFK International Airport. New government office buildings are to be followed by a large new entertainment and retail complex, performing arts facilities, private sector office buildings, a central headquarters for the LIRR, a new CUNY Aviation Institute at York College intended to attract numerous air transit-related businesses to the area, and the first market-rate housing in almost a century.
     

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  • Canal to Coast: Reuniting the Waters

    WHEN:
    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Red Hook Dock at Fairway, Brooklyn NY

    Join APA Waterfront Committee members for a tour and performance, details can be viewed HERE.

    Take to the water aboard a New York Water Taxi, with tour guides organized by Working Harbor Committee, to learn about the origins of Brooklyn’s Erie Basin as the Erie Canal’s ultimate destination and its current role as a vital resource for maritime industry on this guided tour of Red Hook’s Erie Basin and our South Brooklyn working waterfront, departing from and returning to the Red Hook Dock at Fairway. This tour will be led Mitch Waxman of The Newtown Pentacle & the Working Harbor Committee.

    This is the third of three boat tour dates and five performance events in Canal to Coast: Reuniting the Waters a program of the Waterfront Alliance made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This series of boat tours focused on Erie Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn and its role in helping the Erie Canal make New York City a world capital. In addition to boat tours, Canal to Coast will offer performances that will take place aboard Lehigh Valley no. 79, a 104-year-old Lehigh Valley Railroad barge moored in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Tickets to performances will cost $2 (plus processing fee) each. Boat ride tickets will cost $5 each (plus processing fee).

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