On Occasion of Zoning Code’s Centennial, Exhibit Seeks to Illuminate how Zoning Shapes the City & Our Experience of It

Exhibit traces the conditions that lead to the creation of the 1960 zoning resolution, the forms that were created in its wake, the innovation of the 1961 zoning resolution, and the arguments surrounding zoning today. On November 10, 2016, the Museum of the City of New York opened its exhibition, “Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning 1916-2016.” The exhibit uses 150 objects, artifacts and photos to demonstrate how 100 years of … <Read More>

Addition approved for Fifth Avenue Museum

Two-story addition to be constructed in museum courtyard. Landmarks issued a binding report approving a two-story addition and access ramp to be constructed at the Museum of the City of New York. The Museum, a designated landmark located at 1220 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, was designed by Joseph Freedlander and built between 1929-1930 in a Late-Georgian style.

In its application, the Museum proposed to construct a glass-walled, two-story addition in its south courtyard. The addition … <Read More>