Monday, July 16, 2012

Roosevelt Island: Yesterday and Tomorrow

"It is called Roosevelt Island. It is not yet a name on everyone's lips. But soon it will be."
Advertisement for Roosevelt Island in New York Post, Monday, December 23, 1974

Join CIVITAS in the first of a series of evening walking tours on Roosevelt Island led by urbanist Sharon Pope. Ride the iconic Roosevelt Island Tram across the East River for spectacular views of the river, Manhattan and Queens. The tour will explore the first residential buildings as envisioned by Mayor John Lindsay and architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, as well as Goldwater Hospital, site of the proposed Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.

Event Details:
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm
Tour begins at Riverwalk Bar & Grill
425 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Space is limited

RSVP by email at 
or phone at 212-996-0745

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Use Twitter? Follow @civitasnyc and find updates about the walk at #CIVITASnyc

Photo Credit: Konrad Fiedler/New York Sun

Monday, July 2, 2012

What Do You Want the Future of East Harlem to Look Like?

Join Community Board 11, CIVITAS, and land use consultants Insight Associates and George M. Janes & Associates to discuss

Land Use and Zoning in East Harlem

Learn how zoning can be used to create affordable housing, promote economic development, and control building sizes and heights. 

Area Considered:
Madison to Lexington Avenues and 115th to 132nd Streets
(excluding 125th Street Corridor)

CIVITAS and Community Board 11’s Zoning Task Force have been working together to plan for the future of the neighborhood and take advantage of new zoning policies. CIVITAS and Community Board 11 have collaborated in the past, including the 2003 rezoning of 99th to 122nd Streets, Third to Pleasant Avenues that brought up-to-date zoning to East Harlem and was one of the first major rezonings of the Bloomberg Administration. 

The discussion will be led by Ethel Sheffer and George Janes, principals of their respective firms, and CB11 Zoning Task Force Chair, Lashawn Henry. 

Monday, July 9th at 5:30 pm
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
Second Floor Auditorium
2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street)

RSVP to the Community Board 11 Office by calling 212-831-8929

To learn more about the changes the 2003 rezoning brought to East Harlem,  please watch the 2010 video of an East Harlem walking tour led by land use planner Richard Bass.

East Harlem Walking Tour from Civitas Citizen on Vimeo.