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
The BQE Expert Panel Report

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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Policy and Advocacy | 12/16/19
The glass in the Jacob. K. Javits Convention Center, renovated by FXCollaborative in 2013, includes patterns that have caused a 90% drop in bird deaths. Image credit: Chris Cooper.

After nearly two years of tireless effort, AIA New York’s advocacy in support of bird-friendly glass has come to fruition. Last week, the New York City Council passed...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/2/19
New York City has 59 Community Boards. Image: Courtesy of NYC Dept. of City Planning.

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

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/12/19
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Six months ago, the New York City Council passed a package of laws mandating sustainable design practices and techniques, including Local Law 92 of 2019, Local Law 94 of...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/29/19
The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) has now largely completed and released its long in-development online filing system, DOB NOW. Image courtesy of DOB.

Over the last few years, New York City government agencies have sought to update their long-existing online systems and move much of their interfacing with design...

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