Municipal Art Society Livable Neighborhoods Program Covers Aspects of Community Planning At Hunter College Saturday, May 8th

The Municipal Art Society is hosting a free all-day workshop, Livable Neighborhoods, on Saturday, May 8th for community members to learn all aspects of community planningeconomic development, community organizing, historic preservation, sustainability, zoning, and parks and open spaces!

When: Saturday, May 8th, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hunter College (695 Park Ave., corner of 68th Street and Lexington)
Free (light lunch is served). For the agenda and to register, go here or contact ssherman[at] or call 212.935.3960 x 1259.

I didn’t agree with the MAS position on artist vendors in parks but the organization does a lot of good work and offers many great programs. The MAS position ignores the “congestion” of Union Square Green Market, Bryant Park holiday market / previous fashion shows, Chanel buying ad space in Central Park – it appears problematic to me to put the spotlight on the one thing that’s not commercialized as a problem leading to a lack of open space.

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