Upcoming Preservation Events at the MCNY

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York:

Tuesday • January 29 • 6:30 PM
NYC Neighborhoods/Development & Preservation: The Fate of the Far West Side

The Hudson Yards and Far West Side of Manhattan have been rezoned, and plans have been proposed, discussed, debated, revised, opposed, and embraced. What’s now in store for the largest billion-dollar development project in Manhattan? Join the ongoing conversation on the future of the Far West Side with a panel of key players and experts.James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, will moderate the evening’s discussion with participants Anna Hayes Levin, Chair of Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Land Use Committee of Community Board 4; Lynne B. Sagalyn, Professor of Real Estate Development and Planning at the University of Pennsylvania; and Richard Ravitch, former chairman of the MTA. Co-sponsored by the Regional Plan Association. Reservations required. $9 for non-members of the Museum; $5 for members, seniors, and students.

Thursday • February 7 • 6:30 PM

New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg

Dangerous and decaying, or vibrant and vital? Take a step back into 1970s New York and explore how the five boroughs have changed—for better or worse—in the last 30 years. Join Robert Christgau, senior critic at Rolling Stone and contributing critic on NPR’s All Things Considered, as he moderates a discussion of the city’s changing face. Joining him will be Marshall Berman, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at CUNY Graduate Center, and photographer/journalist Brian Berger, co-editors of the anthology New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg (Reaktion Books Ltd., 2007); John Strausbaugh, New York Times contributor; and Philip Dray, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and historian. Reservations required. $9 for non-members of the Museum; $5 for members, seniors, and students.

Wednesday • February 13 • 6:30 PM
New York Infrastructure: Bridging New York: Keeping our Crossings Safe

Did you know that there are over 780 bridges in New York City? Spanning water, railroads, and highways, New York’s extensive bridge network connects the city’s five boroughs to each other and to the outside world. Join Deputy Commissioner Henry D. Perahia, Chief Engineer and Chief Bridge Officer, NYC Department of Transportation, as he moderates a panel discussion that examines the safety of existing bridges, as well as innovations in bridge design and construction from around the world. He will be joined by Maria Grazia Bruschi, PE, Project Manager, Parsons; Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and partner, Guy Nordenson and Associates; Hans Schober, Schlaich Bergermann and Partner LLP; and Ted Zoli, PE, Vice President and National Director for Long Span Bridge Design, HNTB. Co-sponsored by The Building Congress. Reservations required. $9 for non-members of the Museum; $5 for members, seniors, and students.

Saturday • February 23 • 8:30 AM–5 PM
Symposium: Preserving New York Then and Now

This day-long symposium begins with a keynote address by Anthony C. Wood, author of Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks (Routledge, 2007), and will feature panel discussions that examine New York City’s preservation movement from past to present. Panel highlights include a conversation between renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern and urban historian Kenneth T. Jackson about preservation’s role in the city’s evolution. Other panel topics include: “Where Did the ‘History’ Go in Historic Preservation?” and “The Media and Preservation: New Media, Old Roles.” The event includes lunch, a book signing, and a cocktail reception. Please visit www.mcny.org for a detailed schedule. Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Reservations required. $25 members; $30 non-members.

Thursday • February 28 • 6:30 PM

Spotlight on Design: Innovation in New York’s Streets

It’s in a taxi, it’s on the streets, it’s in your neighborhood, but how does urban design impact your life? Meet some of the players who shape the city—and your experiences—during this lively conversation exploring the intersection of design, innovation, sustainability, and accessibility in New York’s public realm. Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space, will lead a discussion with panelists Andrew Salkin, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission; David Stowell, CEO and founder of Smart Design; Susan Chin, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Mary Ceruti, Executive Director of the Sculpture Center; and Ryan Russo, Director of the Bike and Pedestrian Planning Unit of NYC Department of Transportation. Co-sponsored by the Design Trust for Public Space. Reservations required. $9 for non-members of the Museum; $5 for members, seniors, and students.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
For reservations and program information: (212) 534-1672, ext. 3395

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