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  • 2018 Transportation Scavenger Hunt

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

    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.

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  • PARK(ing) Day 2018

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

    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.

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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

    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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  • Building Equitable Bike Share in Bed-Stuy

    WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on bike share equity in New York City. Hear from representatives from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Citi Bike (Motivate), and the NYC Departments of Transportation and Health discuss their partnership’s successes and challenges as they work to develop inclusive programs and policies to promote equity through bike share in hopes that Citi Bike users will one day reflect the racial and economic diversity of residents.

    Monday May 21, 6:00PM at AECOM’s 125 Broad St office, 15th Floor – enter off Broad St on west side of the building

    RSVP is required for building security – email apanymtransportation@gmail.com

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1.5

  • Transportation Trivia Night

    WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee in collaboration with Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) at the 9th annual Transportation Trivia Night on Tuesday April 17, 6:00 to 8:00PM, at Smithfield Hall (138 West 25th St).

    This is a free event to network and flex your transportation knowledge. Teams of up to 5 people will compete for prizes. Appetizers will be provided, with a cash bar.

    Space is limited and this event reaches capacity every year! Register HERE. Note that registration is mandatory and no walk-ins will be permitted.

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  • Transportation Committee Happy Hour / Open Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee for a happy hour and open meeting at Blue Haven, 6pm on Thursday, March 22nd. We will have a brief meeting to discuss committee objectives and receive input from attendees, followed by plenty of time to chat with your fellow transportation enthusiasts.
    Blue Haven is located at 108 W Houston St.

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  • Regional Planning Panel Discussion

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on regional planning challenges and opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area. Hear from the Regional Plan Association and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council on their recently released regional plans, followed by a moderated discussion led by the NYC Department of City Planning. Light snacks will be provided. 1.5 CM credits pending.

    RSVP required for building security – apanymtransportation@gmail.com

    Please note the new location. Event will be held at AECOM’s offices at 125 Broad St, 15th Floor

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5 pending

  • NYC Ferry Happy Hour!

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join the Transportation and Urban Design Committees at 6 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 16th for an informal discussion and happy hour centered on NYC’s new ferry system. We will hear from representatives of the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning, and the private sector. Topics may include service implementation, initial observations on operations, and anticipated impacts on waterfront communities. Take the ferry to Long Island City and join us at Alewife NYC!

    Please RSVP to apanymtransportation@gmail.com.

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  • Shaping Transportation Policies Through Mural Arts

    WHEN: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Traffic safety is a cornerstone to community health and mobility. Learn how muralist Christopher Cardinale, in collaboration with Groundswell and Transportation Alternatives, created  “Not One More Death,” a mural project that sparked the NYC Department of Transportation to develop traffic calming measures in Gowanus, Brooklyn. This project set in motion a new focus on building safer streets throughout the City, eventually leading to the launch of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative. This collaboration is an example of how public art, when combined with effective community organizing, can directly impact the urban environment.

    Click here to RSVP.
    See our Facebook invite for more information.
    #apaartsculture


    This is the fourth event in the APA-NYM Arts & Culture Committee’s Tete-A-Tete program, a bimonthly series that brings together an artist and an urban planner for intimate conversations about their shared goals and objectives.

     

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  • Park(ing) Day 2016!

    WHEN: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

    logo-parkingdayThe APA Urban Design and Transportation Committees have teamed up with the ASLA and  AIA Urban Design and Infrastructure Committees for Park(ing) Day 2016 on Friday September 16!  Come stop by their park(ing) space on 10th Ave between 17th and 18th Streets in Manhattan, to see how they have transformed a typical parking space into public space.  There will be musicians and interactive activities throughout the day. The space will be open from approximately 9 am to dusk.  This will be followed up with a related event at the AIA on Monday:  Micro- Infrastructure: Industrial Design and Place-Making in the Public Realm.

    (Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar. www.rebargroup.org.)

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