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CHPC Testifies In Favor of HPD adAPT Application

Jerilyn Perine testifies on adAPT before the City Council

CHPC  Testifies In Favor of HPD’s Winning AdAPT RFP

On Wednesday, October 2nd, we testified in favor of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s application for the adAPT RFP at the hearing of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises of the City Council’s Land Use Committee. You can read our full testimony here:


The Citizens Housing & Planning Council supports the application of HPD’s winning AdAPT RFP submission.

Our work on this issue resulted not from a preconceived idea to advance the creation of small apartments, but rather resulted from a simple question: As our population grows how …

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Making Room for dinner for 8 !

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On Friday, August 16th, Resource Furniture marked the last month of the Making Room exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York with an exciting event: dinner for 8 served in the LaunchPad micro-unit! And their handy time-lapse camera was hiding out to capture the entire evening in under 2 minutes…Watch here!…

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Final Month of the Making Room Exhibition!

The "LaunchPad" centerpiece of the Making Room exhibition

We are now well into the final month of Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers which is closing on September 2. We’ll be so sad to see it go!

If you do decide to visit the exhibition in the next few weeks, you may come across some special surprises…To commemorate its final run, the Museum of the City of New York are hosting a series of events showing visitors how they can live, decorate, cook and organize in small spaces – all taking place in the LaunchPad micro-unit in the exhibit.

Visitors will experience not just the 325-square …

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CHPC testifies in favor of adAPT

My Micro NY

On Wednesday July 24, CHPC testified in favor of the Mayor’s adAPT micro-unit pilot project at the City Planning Commission hearing.

As well as listening to our full testimony, which you can read below, the Commission asked CHPC to send them some basic data on the breakdown of current single person households in Manhattan (currently 46% of all Manhattan households) which we were happy to do!

Using the latest American Community Survey, we analysed the age, income, and occupancy length of individuals currently living alone. If we look at the households themselves (rather than median values), their diversity is revealed:…

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We were so excited to see our Deputy Director, Sarah Watson, on PBS NewsHour! See her talk about the micro-living phenomenon here.

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Night at the Museum!

We “Made Room for Dinner” last night as we welcomed the lucky winner of our raffle, Jim Gillespie, and three friends, to enjoy a three course meal served in the micro-apartment in the Making Room exhibition! The exclusive meal was prepared by Danny Meyer executive chef, Chris Bradley, who runs the Untitled restaurant in the Whitney Museum of American Art. The prize also included a private tour of the exhibition by our own Deputy Director, Sarah Watson.
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adAPT NYC: discussing micro-units


Join us at the Museum of the City of New York for a fascinating conversation about the innovative micro-unit project in NYC that has captured the attention of the world.

Thursday April 18
Museum of the City of New York

In the words of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, “New York’s ability to adapt with changing times is what made us the world’s greatest city – and it’s going to be what keeps us strong in the 21st century.” To encourage that adaptation, in July 2012 the City of New York launched the adAPT design competition for New York City’s …

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Small + Shared = Green

Graham Hill's transformable apartment for Life Edited

What: Small + Shared = Green

When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 from 6:30-8 pm

Where: The Museum of the City of New York – 1220 Fifth Avenue

Join us for a lively conversation with leaders who are spearheading a new approach to sustainability: Graham Hill, founder of and will discuss his ultra-compact, elegant and green approach to urban living – based on his equation that less stuff equals more happiness. Paul Freitag of Jonathan Rose Companies, a leader in developing high-density, mixed-use, and affordable green housing in NYC, will present the details of their submission to the …

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Win dinner for 4 in the Making Room micro-studio at the Museum of the City of New York!


We are so excited to announce the launch of a raffle competition to win an exclusive, private dinner for four – served in the LaunchPad micro-studio at the Museum of the City of New York exhibit Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers!

Chris Bradley, Executive Chef of Danny Meyer’s Untitled will prepare a three-course dinner for the winner and three lucky friends.

The ‘MAKING ROOM…For Dinner’ will be held on
April 25 @ 7:00pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029

Here is Chris Bradley talking about this amazing prize!

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Bloomberg tours the Making Room exhibition!

Tuesday January 22nd was an eventful day for CHPC! Not only did we celebrate the opening of our Making Room museum exhibition, in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York, with an unprecedented 1000 guests, Mayor Bloomberg also announced the winner of the City’s micro-studio pilot project at the exhibit and took a tour for himself! The press response was also overwhelming.

We are absolutely delighted that the Making Room exhibit is now open and will run until September 2013. We overheard hundreds of debates around the future of housing, regulatory reform, design and demographics at the …

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