Policy and Advocacy | 10/12/21
Photo of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul being sworn in.

The resignation of Governor Cuomo earlier this year allowed for then-Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul to take his place. However, Gov. Hochul will likely a fierce challenge for...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/29/21
Drawing of a map illustrating NYC's Council Districts.

This past June, New York City held its pivotal primaries for mayor, borough president, comptroller, and City Council. Due to the heavily Democratic lean of the city, the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/15/21
A photograph of Benjamin Prosky and Tom Eisele standing in front of a crowd at a rally in support for fossil fuel free building legislation.

After years of advocacy, the effort to limit the design of fossil fuel-powered buildings in New York City is making major headway. Months ago, Int. 2317 was introduced...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/18/21
A photo of former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo riding the E train in New York City.

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would be resigning in two weeks amid accusations of sexual misconduct. This marks the end of over ten years of his...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/4/21
A photo of President Joe Biden, who proposed the American Jobs Plan.

Only a few weeks after entering office, President Biden announced his American Jobs Plan, which proposed $2 trillion of investment in the economy. A significant portion...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/19/21
Dry Seal Type Gasholder. Image: Jonathan Landells via Wikimedia Commons.

Last month, Int. 2317-2021 was introduced in the New York City Council, which would essentially ban new fossil fuel hookups. AIANY has long advocated for the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/6/21
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Thank you to all our members who participated in the now-passed June 2021 Democratic primary. As voters, donors, and volunteers, you have helped significantly increase...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/9/21
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New York City faces a pivotal election in the upcoming Democratic Primary on June 22. The election will determine the outcomes of most races in our very Democratic city....

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/25/21
5.12.2021 Policy Pulse Image

New York City faces a pivotal election in this June’s Democratic Primary, which will determine the outcomes of most races in our very Democratic city. Term limits are...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/12/21
5.12.2021 Policy Pulse Image

New York City faces a pivotal election in this June’s Democratic Primary, which will determine the outcomes of most races in our very Democratic city. Term limits are...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/27/21
750px Blue Water and Chicago skyline, November 2020

Last month, President Biden released the American Jobs Plan. This proposal addresses traditional infrastructure like transportation, utilities, and public buildings, but...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/13/21
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New York City is now using ranked-choice voting (RCV), which allows voters to select more than one candidate in order of preference. The transition is occurring due to...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/17/21
New York City Hall exterior, October 2016 (1)

Last year, AIA New York launched the AIA New York Political Action Fund (AIANY PAF), which enables our association to support candidates for political office. We heard...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/25/21
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In 2019, the New York City Council passed Local Law 97, a landmark piece of legislation requiring large buildings to stay under emissions limits. These emissions limits...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/17/21
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New Yorkers have long debated the merits of a comprehensive plan, a single document that outlines goals for private and public sector design and construction over a set...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/5/21
New York City has 59 Community Boards. Image: Courtesy of NYC Dept. of City Planning.

Borough presidents and New York City members are now accepting applications for community board appointments. Community boards are volunteer advisory groups that provide...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/14/20
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The politics over affordable and supportive housing in New York City have become increasingly contentious. During both the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/27/20
1024px 2019 Wilson County Court House, Wilson, North Carolina

AIA New York expresses its strong opposition to the continued efforts of the Trump Administration to mandate that federal buildings reflect classical...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/26/20
10.28.2020 Policy Pulse Image

AIANY strongly encourages members to partake in the upcoming election and support candidates who value good design. AIA National has prepared presidential candidate...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/14/20
10.14.2020 Policy Pulse Image

With the 2020 general election fast approaching, much is at stake for New York City’s architects. Funding for sustainable design, transportation, and the basic...

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