Web Extra: Preserving East Midtown’s Buildings

In this week’s episode of MetroFocus, anchor Rafael Pi Roman interviews Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), on the proposed rezoning of the East Midtown neighborhood.

The proposed zoning changes would allow for new development in the area, and MAS has suggested amendments to the city’s plan that put more emphasis on mixed-use development, protecting key buildings and creating more usable public space.

MAS has also identified 17 buildings that it considers worthy of preservation, should the rezoning plan be approved. Mouse over the stars on the original MetroFocus map below to learn more about them.

Photographs and building information courtesy of the Municipal Art Society of New York.

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MetroFocus is made possible by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund, Bernard and Denise Schwartz, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Janet Prindle Seidler, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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