Policy and Advocacy | 4/10/24
Public matching graphic

In November 2022, New York State (NYS) created a program that matches and multiplies small donations. The NYS Public Campaign Finance Program allows candidates running...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/10/24
Yes to Housing advocates

Today, the Yes to Housing Coalition—a group of over 120 pro-housing advocates—joined together in support of the citywide zoning text amendment proposal, City of Yes...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/27/24
Bodrum's outdoor dining structure.

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Mayor’s Office recently hosted private tours showcasing four prototypes that adhere to the new outdoor dining...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/13/24
Graphic showing applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program are available.

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized internship program that offers outstanding high school and college students the opportunity to participate in summer...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/13/24
A map of New York City depicting the NYCEDC's teams selected for its Mass Timber Studio.

Last week, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the teams selected for the inaugural NYC Mass Timber Studio. The Studio is a climate...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/28/24
Traffic in NYC

On February 29, MTA Bridges and Tunnels holds the first of four public hearings on New York’s Central Business District Tolling Program. AIA New York has been a...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/14/24
The New York State Capitol in Albany, NY

On February 14, AIA New York testified before the New York State Joint Committee on Housing on AIANY’s FY25 Article VII Budget priorities. AIANY’s testimony...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/31/24
New York City community districts. Image: Fitnr via Wikimedia Commons.

Borough Presidents and City Council Members are now accepting applications for those interested in serving on community boards. Community boards are volunteer advisory...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 1/31/24
NY Governor Kathy Hochul speaking at a podium

AIA New York is looking for specific feedback on how the expiration of the 421-a Tax Incentive program is impacting your firm and the projects in your portfolio. The...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/17/24
The New York State Capitol in Albany, NY

In 2024, AIA New York will be focused on advocating for state and city policies on housing, sustainability, transportation and infrastructure, public realm, and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/29/23
outdoor dining in front of a bar

Last week, AIA New York testified at the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s hearing on the proposed rules for the permanent outdoor dining program, Dining Out NYC....

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/8/23
Voting booths in New York, NY. Photo: Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr.

AIA New York Political Action Fund’s highly rated candidates come out on top! Due to the City Council’s redistricting process, this was a unique election where...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/25/23
New Yorkers dining outdoors in the West Village

Last week, NYC Department of Transportation released their proposed rules for implementing the permanent outdoor dining program, Dining Out NYC. Outdoor dining was a...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/25/23
Affordable housing in Prospect Heights, New York

Last week, AIA New York sent a letter to the City Planning Commission expressing our support for the City of Yes for Housing Opportunity proposed zoning text amendment....

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/11/23
Brooklyn Bridge Park

AIANY recommended changes to the City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality zoning text amendment proposal, specifically proposal 8 to “fix Zone Green,” to the City Planning...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/11/23
New York City view from the Empire State Building

In May 2019, Local Law 97 was passed, setting greenhouse gas emission limits on buildings over 25,000 square feet starting in 2024. LL97 is intended to reduce emissions...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/27/23
US Congress

AIA New York, alongside New York Building Congress (NYBC), Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), and Subcontractors Trade Association (STA), is calling for the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/13/23
NYC skyline

A major step in the implementation process for Local Law 97 took place this week as the New York City Department of Buildings released rules to address compliance with...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/29/23
Madison Square Garden. Photo Credit: Javier Losa via Wikimedia Commons.

On Monday, the New York City Council Land Use Committee and Zoning and Franchise Subcommittee voted on Madison Square Garden’s special permit extension application....

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/16/23
Jing Fong's outdoor dining structure by Lalire March Architects

On August 3, 2023, the New York City Council passed Introduction 31-C, a bill that makes outdoor dining permanent in the city. The bill, which was sponsored by...

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