The Municipal Art Society of New York

MAS fights for intelligent urban design, planning and preservation through education, dialogue and advocacy. The Municipal Art Society of New York, founded in 1893, is a non profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that fights for a more livable New York and advocates for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation. Since 1893, MAS has been working to make New York a more livable city. MAS has been a leader in some highly prominent developments in recent years, which include a new park located at Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, Moynihan Station and the annual public memorial honoring the victims of September 11, 2001, Tribute in Light. Additionally, its work continues to reflect a deep commitment to the process of community-based planning in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs, as well inspiring young New Yorkers to get involved in shaping the city’s future. Through the Livable Neighborhoods program it has provided a wide variety of planning workshops as well as professional advice to New Yorkers who want to help shape the future of their neighborhoods. With MAS’ CITI Youth, an innovative internship program, high school students in New York’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods have the opportunity to assist their local community boards — and discover new horizons for themselves. No view of MAS would be complete without mention of its many outstanding popular programs, including exhibitions, lectures and long-popular architectural walking tours. More than 10,000 people a year join its urban historians to gain a deeper appreciation of the fabric of their city.

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111 W. 57th Street
New York,, NY 10019
United States
(212) 935-3960
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11-50 employees
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