Can They Build That?

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Thursday April 27

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Panel Discussion about the Board of Standards and Appeals
NYU Silver Center, Hall 300
31 Washington Place
Alternative entrance: 24 Waverly Place. This is the north side of the building.

(The building is on the east side of Washington Square Park)


What is the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals? What do they regulate? And what goes into their considerations of variance applications? This obscure city body holds tremendous sway over what gets built in New York City. Property owners, developers, and institutions can apply to the BSA to extend beyond zoning limitations to build bigger, taller, or for different uses. At this panel, stakeholders will discuss their experiences with the BSA, as well as current efforts to reform the system. Hear from organizations, labor representatives and residents from different communities that highlight the public need for greater transparency and access to information.

Speakers include Andrew Berman, GVSHP; Kate Wood, Landmark West!; Jonathan Hogstad, SEIU Local 32BJ; Aries De La Cruz, Coalition to Defend Woodside & Little Manila and Council Member Ben Kallos, Chair of Governmental Operations Committee.  Co-sponsored with the NYU Department of Art History & Urban Design and Architecture Studies and moderated by Professor Jon Ritter.

Free. Reservations required.
[This event is fully accessible.]

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