Why Can’t NYC Do Big Projects Anymore?

Monday, September 11, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center, Recital Hall 365 Fifth Ave., btw. 34th & 35th St., 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join RPA for a discussion on the myths and challenges of large-scale development in New York City. Lynne B. Sagalyn, professor emeritus of real estate at Columbia’s Graduate School of Business, will discuss her recent book, Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan, and the challenges in present-day New York. ​Jay Kriegel, chief of staff to Mayor John V. Lindsay from 1966 to 1973, and senior adviser to Related Companies, willl reflect on his experiences "building big." Tom Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association, will share his view on ​what must be done to update NYC's infrastructure, based on insights gleaned from the RPA's Fourth Regional Plan, set to be released this fall. No RSVP required. Questions: [email protected]​​