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Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

Investment in affordable housing was a key driver in reversing the trend of neighborhood abandonment in the 1970s and 80s. Today, however, affordable housing developments face many challenges, including rapid demographic changes, upward pressure on rents, and areas of consistent, concentrated poverty. Join a diverse panel of city officials, developers, and community advocates to discuss the

Home Screen Home: New York’s Affordable Housing on Film

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

From the lavish penthouses depicted in The Wolf of Wall Street to the humble tenements of Street Scene, the dwellings and daily lives of New Yorkers are the subject of so many famous films. More than passive backdrops, these settings often serve as emblems of entire cultures or neighborhoods aligning Peter Parker with the middle

Housing a Growing City

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

Since the Tenement House Laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New York City has been a national laboratory for innovative and affordable housing policies. But numerous challenges remain in a city with an expanding population. Low-rent housing is evaporating, homelessness is skyrocketing, the building stock is increasingly aged, and the city’s economic

Housing a Growing City

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

Since the Tenement House Laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New York City has been a national laboratory for innovative and affordable housing policies. But numerous challenges remain in a city with an expanding population. Low-rent housing is evaporating, homelessness is skyrocketing, the building stock is increasingly aged, and the city’s economic

Housing a Growing City

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

Since the Tenement House Laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New York City has been a national laboratory for innovative and affordable housing policies. But numerous challenges remain in a city with an expanding population. Low-rent housing is evaporating, homelessness is skyrocketing, the building stock is increasingly aged, and the city’s economic

Politics, Money, and Anarchy: Historic House Museums

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

In what seems like the "perfect storm", historic sites (and historic house museums in particular) are facing an uncertain future. Lovers of history cannot agree on the best ways to ensure long-term stewardship. The debate has been highlighted by the recent publication of The Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin Vagnone & Deborah

Politics, Money, and Anarchy: Historic House Museums

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

In what seems like the "perfect storm", historic sites (and historic house museums in particular) are facing an uncertain future. Lovers of history cannot agree on the best ways to ensure long-term stewardship. The debate has been highlighted by the recent publication of The Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin Vagnone & Deborah

Civic Grandeur: Preserving Public Buildings

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

New York's civic and public buildings have always included much more than drab government buildings. Many are symbolic landmarks that project the image of a majestic metropolis to New Yorkers and the world. As the city expands, however, we find ourselves needing to reuse or reconfigure many of these buildings, as with the recently renovated

Designing Better Affordable Housing

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

Well-designed housing and communities uplift residents, help strengthen social connections, relieve stress, and enhance a sense of safety and belonging. But, the pressures of today’s market that views buildings purely as capital, threaten the ideals of affordable housing. Join a distinguished panel of developers, architects, and professors, as they explore both ambitious and achievable ideas

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