Monday Morning Coffee Talk- Fall / Winter 2013
First Monday of Every Month
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003
As part of our Neighborhood Partners Program, HDC is pleased to announce the fall 2013 series of Monday Morning Coffee Talks. This free monthly discussion series examines some of the most common questions asked by community advocates. Join us on the first Monday of each month as we welcome professionals that handle different aspects of our built environment. Bring your questions and prepare to engage in this informal setting with some of the city’s most respected civil servants. And of course, coffee will be served.
These events are FREE, but reservations are required. For more information on this series or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Zay at [email protected] or 212-614-9107.
October 7th: The role of community activism and advocacy in affecting “good” government
The Citizens Union of the City of New York is a New York City good government organization founded in 1897 in response to the corruptive influence that Tammany Hall had on New York City government and elections. Citizens Union is a watchdog on city and state government and an advocate for the public interest. Executive Director Richard Dadey has led the organization to notable achievements in the areas of state redistricting reform, state ethics reform, greater public oversight of police misconduct, city campaign finance reform, local lobbying reform, and election reform, among other issues. Mr. Dadey will speak about the work of the Citizens Union and the changes that the 2013 elections will bring to the City.
November 4th : Governors Island at a crossroads: a peek at plans for the island’s future
Governors Island, a rich and storied resource in the middle of New York Harbor, is at a major crossroads. Since 2006, the 172-acre Island has been transformed from an abandoned military base into a vibrant public space, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors and a diverse array of arts and cultural programs. The Trust for Governors Island, a public-private entity that owns 150 of the Island’s acres, is responsible for its planning, redevelopment and on-going operations.
Under the leadership of its President, Leslie Koch, The Trust oversees an ambitious $300 million capital program that will add 30 new acres of park and public space and bring the Island’s infrastructure into the 21st century. The Island’s nationally recognized park and public space plan has received awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Municipal Art Society, among others. Ms. Koch will join us for a discussion on these dynamic plans for the Island’s future and will answer your questions.
December 9th : What’s next for the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in the new administration?
With the results of the 2013 city government elections in, attention now turns toward what might happen next. The new administration will make its selections for agency chairs, including the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In this final Coffee Talk of 2013, the Historic Districts Council’s Executive Director, Simeon Bankoff, will explore these issues and much more.
These events are FREE, but reservations are required.
For more information on this series or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Zay at [email protected] or 212-614-9107.