Municipal Art society

SHoP Architects proposal for a new Penn Station (credit: SHoP Architects)

Design Proposals For New Penn Station Submitted By 4 Firms

The four firms took very different approaches, but each would make the new Penn Station more than just a station stop – variously proposing a spa, a theater, promenades, parks, apartments, and office spaces to go with it.


New York City Skyline (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Survey: 84 Percent Of New Yorkers Are Satisfied With Lives In The City

A survey released this week indicates that 84 percent of New Yorkers are satisfied with their lives in the city.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

"Ugliest Street" (credit: Google Maps)

Manhattan Street Named Midtown’s Ugliest Block

The presence of Macy’s loading dock, scaffolding, the lack of natural light and little street life were the determining factors in the Municipal Art Society’s designation for the block.


The corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue - New York, NY - Jul 11, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Poll: New Yorkers Are Happy…Really Happy

The Municipal Art Society of New York released the results of its first survey on livability measuring what real New Yorkers think about their city — and most said they love living in The Big Apple.