APA-NYM Event Space for Chapter Committees and Members

APA NY Metro Chapter (APA-NYM) is now offering free event space in Lower Manhattan to Chapter Committees and Chapter members hosting CM credit events. As of June 1, 2019 two rooms will be available to reserve on weekday evenings at LMHQ, a not-for-profit co-working space owned by the Alliance for Downtown New York.

APA-NYM is providing this space to help committees and members streamline event planning and help guarantee to our members that the Chapter will provide 30+ hours of CM credit opportunities each year. “We really wanted to make it easier for our members to be able to come to an event at the last minute,” said Scott Grimm-Lyon, NYC Section Representative. “We were happy to find LMHQ, which is a space where we can host meetings without asking participants to RSVP and register with a security desk 24 hours in advance.”

LMHQ is located at 150 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10038 across the street from Zuccotti park and Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube sculpture and the space is only one block from the Fulton Street station complex making it easily accessible from the PATH train and the 2, 3; 4, 5; A, C, E; N, R, W, and J, Z subway lines.

The two rooms available include a flexible meeting room with a view of the Hudson River for up to 40 people, and a large and versatile event space that can be configured for café seating that will hold up to 60, or a lecture hall that can hold 120 participants. Both space’s offer A/V equipment for event hosts and walls that you can write on.  APA-NYM has a limited amount of credits to apply toward rental space, and event space will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Events can only be held on Monday-Friday and may not go past 9:00pm. All events hosted in the space must be open to all APA members, publicized in the APA-NYM newsletter, and must offer CM credits. Committee leaders and APA-NYM members interested in hosting events can reach out to Scott Grimm-Lyon at nyc@nyplanning.org.

The first event in the new space will be hosted by the City Planner Book Club who will be offering 1.5 Law CM credits and discussing The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein on Thursday, June 27th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Participants will not need to register in advance, they can just come to 150 Broadway, let the front desk know they are going to LMHQ and take the elevator to the 20th floor to join the workshop.