This morning, we testified in the Council Chambers favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed text changes on Manhattan Core parking policies. You can read our full testimony here:
The Zoning Committee of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) has reviewed the proposed text submitted by the Department of City Planning to revise the zoning regulations governing off-street parking in the Manhattan Core.
We fully support these revisions and applaud the vision of the Department of City Planning to re-examine regulations that were initiated 30 years ago, study how they are working in practice today, eradicate references to … Read more…
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 … Read more…
We were delighted to celebrate our 54th Annual Luncheon on Thursday April 4 with so many wonderful colleagues! Our extraordinary honorees moved us all with thoughtful speeches connecting the work of the housing and planning industry with improvements to the lives of our population and a better future for NYC’s communities.
In case anyone had missed all the media coverage, Executive Director Jerilyn Perine updated the audience on CHPC’s busy year. HPD Commissioner Mathew Wambua made an exciting announcement extending the adAPT NYC Competition to a number of new sites in the city over the summer. And mayoral candidate Joe … Read more…
After three months of continued decline, New York City bounced back in January in non-seasonally adjusted number. However, New York City continues to lag the national increase in home sale prices. The national 10 city index increased for 1% as compared to NYC’s 0.6% in seasonally adjusted numbers in January 2013. To end with a positive note, for the one year, year over year changes, NYC sees the first increase since August 2010 in non-seasonally adjusted number.
In 1940, CHPC conducted a study of the moving habits and attitudes of 1219 New York families. The ‘sub-committee on Tenant-Landlord Relations’, part of CHPC’s Housing Management Committee, scrutinized the factors that compelled tenants to move homes; a process that causes “a drain on family resources no matter how happy the outcome”.
The study’s major findings were:
1. Lower rent was the chief reason for moving given by Manhattan tenants;
2. More than 1/4 of Manhattan tenants wanted more value for money;
3. 1/4 might have been induced by their former landlord to remain;
4. Tenants claim they are … Read more…
CHPC 54th Annual Luncheon
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your interest in our Luncheon. Ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Networking Reception 11:30 am
Luncheon 12:30 pm
Conclusion 2:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
1535 Broadway, at 46th Street
All trains to Times Square.
Roger Starr Public Service Award and Special Remarks
Joseph J. Lhota
Former Chairman, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Impact Award for Excellence in Planning
and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s adAPT RFP Team
Impact Award … Read more…
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 treehugger.com and lifeedited.com 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 … Read more…
New York City continues to lag the national increase in home sale prices. While the NYC metro area posted its first positive seasonally adjusted increase in three months, the non seasonally adjusted numbers show continuing decline. The nation as a whole is much more positive with the national 10 city index showing an increase of 0.9% to NYC’s 0.2%. For the one year, year over year changes NYC is still the only metro area in the US showing a decline.
Our Current Initiatives
- Night at the Museum! Events, Making Room
- Manhattan Core Parking Testimony Public Testimony, Zoning
- adAPT NYC: discussing micro-units Events, Making Room
- Thanks to everyone who made our Annual Luncheon a great one! Annual Luncheon, Events, Featured Video
- NYC Up, but Still Behind National The Housing Market and the Economic Crisis