Policy and Advocacy | 9/30/20
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For years, advocates have pushed to close Rikers Island. Conditions for detainees in the infamous jail have long been inhumane due to the physical state of the buildings...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/14/20
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Census responses help determine how much funding New York receives for transportation, affordable housing, and other architectural priorities. Many have grown fearful...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/18/20
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With years of neglect leading to a backlog of maintenance needs, the woes of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) are nothing new to most New Yorkers. The...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/21/20
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Despite concerns about a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, New York is moving ahead with its reopening. New cases and fatalities have fallen dramatically since the virus...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/8/20
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The current financial crisis has impacted all levels of government. Transit agencies across the country have been especially hard hit as ridership has remained at low...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/24/20
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Tuesday, June 23 was primary day in New York State. Democrats and Republicans voted in crucial contests for local, state, and federal races. Due to the significant...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/10/20
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The future of New York’s public space is being hotly debated. Protests and health concerns have changed how architects and policymakers are thinking about public...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/26/20
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As the health crisis wears on, the financial situation for state and local governments continues to be dire. Last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/13/20
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As total hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have begun preparing the City and State for a gradual reopening in the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/29/20
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Commercial tenants have been hit very hard by the current crisis. Healthwise, rules around working from home have limited the ability of tenants to use the spaces they...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/14/20
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Architecture firms have been hard hit by the current health and financial crises, seeing a huge decrease in work due to a lack of clients and government-mandated...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/6/20

On Thursday, April 2, AIA New York and a coalition of allied engineering, contractor, and labor organizations sent a letter to the Mayor urging him to restart design...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/1/20
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The COVID-19 health and financial crisis has hit New York City design and construction particularly hard. As construction sites become potential places for infection and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/30/20

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, AIANY is committed to supporting our members and helping them assess and navigate new local, state, and federal...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/18/20

In the midst of the current Coronavirus crisis, New Yorker State and New York City are adjusting their policies and procedures. These administrative shifts reflect the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/3/20
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Last year, AIA New York and other advocacy groups successfully fought for the passage of congestion pricing in the State Legislature. Congestion pricing would toll entry...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/6/20
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As you probably have seen in the press this week, in a news story first reported by Architectural Record and published today by The New York Times, a draft executive...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/5/20
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An Expert Panel convened by Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a report detailing recommendations on how to move forward with repairs to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/3/20
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Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) architecture firms have long faced serious challenges working for the City of New...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/6/20
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Significant changes are coming to the way New York City handles procurement for architects. One of these is affecting whose services are procured, while the other...

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