PENETRATING THE ENIGMA WE CALL NEW YORK CITY

     Guests on our recent broadcast shared interesting facts, histories and perspectives about our great City.      We had Edna Nahson who shared the Yiddish Theater scene that lasted for decades. And we had Nathan Kensinger who takes photos and creates installations about Brooklyn’s Waterfront.      Justin Garrett Moore is the new…

URBAN DESIGN HAS A NEW ADVOCATE

     Justin Garrett Moore (Image via ioby.org) Originally printed from The Architects Newspaper by AUDREY WACHS (@GRIDWACHS) • April 14, 2016 Justin Garrett Moore, senior urban designer at the Department of City Planning, is the new Executive Director of the Public Design Commission (PDC). The PDC is an overseer of design in the public realm: The commission…

INSIDE THE PUBLIC DESIGN COMMISSION

Monument of Giovanni da Verrazzano located in Battery Park, Manhattan, sculptor Ettore Ximenes, photographed by O. Viafora, 1909.  The Public Design Commission was established as the Municipal Art Commission by the New York City Charter in 1898. The Commission was tasked with the oversight of all public artworks and monuments, but its purview quickly expanded…