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  • 5/25 APA Waterfront Committee Stapleton/Tompkinsville Walking Tour

    WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Join the NYC Department of City Planning, NYC Economic Development Corporation, and the APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee on a free waterfront walking tour of the Staten Island North Shore, going south from the ferry towards Alice Austen House. We will highlight and discuss maritime industry, new development, and various forms of public space, and how all of these help to shape a unique and vibrant coastal community.

    (APA CM Credits Pending)

    RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/525-apa-waterfront-committee-stapletontompkinsville-walking-tour-tickets-60629796353 


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: Pending

  • 2019 Waterfront Conference:  Rising Seas Rising Risks Adapting for Our Region

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    The APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee is collaborating this year with the Waterfront Alliance on their May 7th annual conference aboard the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40. This year’s conference sessions will be eligible for APA CM credits (though total is still pending).

    Register for the conference here:

    Check the April 24 APA NY Metro Chapter email for a special conference discount code for APA members– supplies limited!


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: Pending

  • APA-NYM Waterfront Committee

    WHEN: Monday, May 6, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join the APA Waterfront Committee for the committee’s monthly meeting– all are welcome.

    Agenda item:

    • Outside Presentation from Waterfront Alliance on Maritime Activation Plan for Governor’s Island
    • CM/Event Agenda for the year: Waterfront M-Zones; Defining Equitable Waterfront
    • Prep for NYC DCP 520 Miles of Waterfront walking tour the committee is leading on 5/25/2019 — RSVP here

    Committee members have the option of bringing food and drink to share!


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Waterfront Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Monday, April 1, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Please join us for the monthly APA NY-Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee meeting. All are welcome:


    Outside Presentation from Lisa Bloodgood from the Newtown Creek Alliance

    -CM/Event Agenda for the year: Waterfront M-Zones; Defining Equitable Waterfront; 5/20’ish walk

    *Contribute or enjoy communal food and drink


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

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

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

    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


    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

    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.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Canal to Coast: Reuniting the Waters

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

    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).


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee Monthly Meeting

    WHEN: Monday, June 25, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The next APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee meeting will be Monday, June 25.

    Agenda Items:
    -Debrief 5/20 tour
    -A committee Hidden Harbor Tour
    -Coordination with APA Long Island Chapter on a possible tour of Fire Island
    -Fall APA Conference (any waterfront committee involvement)

    RSVP is not required.


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • 5/20 APA Waterfront Committee LIC/Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

    WHEN: Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    As a part of the annual May 20th (5/20) celebration of NYC’s 520 miles of waterfront, the APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee is hosting a 3-hour walking tour spanning from the Hallet’s Cove peninsula to the tip of Roosevelt Island.

    Walking approximately 3 miles the route will explore and educate participants on a variety of NYC shoreline conditions. From one of the original privately owned public waterfront access areas along the Costco parking lot to the brand new waterfront infrastructure of the NYC Ferry. Also visited and to be discussed along the way will be City Parks kayak launches, the Socrates Sculpture Garden, the new Cornell Tech Campus, and the tour will finish at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island.

    RSVP here

    The map shows walking route.



    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: TBD

  • Waterfront Committee

    WHEN: Monday, April 2, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The next NY Metro Chapter APA Waterfront Committee meeting is April 2, 2018 at 7PM.

    • Representatives from NYC Department Housing, Preservation, and Development will attend and share some of their agency’s recent work.
    • Also on the committee meeting agenda is to refine CM event plans for the year.
    • As always attendees are welcome to bring snacks/beverages to share

    RSVP is not required to attend.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: