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Save the Date! – CHPC A Night at the Museum

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Join us on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 pm for our annual A Night at the Museum of the City of New York. Enjoy gossip, cocktails, and access to three brand new exhibitions, including Gay Gotham curated by our friend, Donald Albrecht.…

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Making Neighborhoods Research Assistant

Making Neighborhoods Research Assistant

The project

Making Neighborhoods is an initiative of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) to rethink how we approach New York City neighborhoods. Making Neighborhoods measures change by using demographic information—rather than arbitrary, government-drawn boundaries—to define neighborhoods. The project launched in November 2014 with the release of an interactive map (available at www.chpcny.org/making-neighborhoods-map) and accompanying research paper and policy brief. Since then, CHPC has presented Making Neighborhoods to policymakers and practitioners in government, the real estate industry, and other nonprofit research groups.

CHPC is taking Making Neighborhoods to “Phase 2” and expanding the study …

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2015 Awardee – Wells Fargo, Alan Wiener

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Wells Fargo
Alan Wiener, Group Head of Multifamily Capital

Alan Wiener is the group head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, a national multifamily lender based in New York. Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital specializes in permanent and bridge debt for multifamily assets by financing through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financing programs, and the Wells Fargo balance sheet. Alan’s career has focused on housing and community development in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Wachovia, he was the chairman of American Property Financing Inc., which Wachovia …

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Inside New York’s First Micro Unit Building

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As micro units continue to provide livable solutions to space and cost concerns in cities across the country, New York City will be getting its first prefabricated, micro-apartment complex. Last week, the New York Times toured the Brooklyn Navy Yards home of Capsys Corp., where the My Micro NY units are being assembled.

“My Micro NY, made of prefabricated modular units built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will be stacked into place this spring. The apartments will come with kitchenettes, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, ceilings over nine feet high and big windows. And to help make living in a small space

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Uneven Growth Exhibit and New Ideas for Changing Household Composition

tacticalYesterday CHPC staff and a few board members had the wonderful opportunity to accompany Bradley Samuels of Situ Studios on a tour of Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Mega Cities at MoMA.

The exhibition is broken up into six urban case study teams: New York, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbia, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Istanbul.  Walking into the gallery, the visitor experiences a cacophany of sounds and a variety of visual experiences. Full scale maps and illustrations cover the walls; tucked in the back corner is the area devoted to New York City.

Our fair city itself happens to be …

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Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource

Last Friday, October 25th, over 20 experts on homeless policy, government, finance, architecture, and the hospitality industry came together for an engaging roundtable discussion, “Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource.” This was a unique opportunity for those assembled to draw across experience and industry to rethink shelter design.

Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.

The question at the heart of the discussion was; “How can more flexible facilities be designed as resources to the city, those in need, and the communities where they are located?”

Inspired by CHPC’s Making Room project, DHS staff considered facility design ideas …

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