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Soft-Firm's Public Art Installation DRIVE-THRU Opens Today

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Van Alen Institute, in partnership with Two Trees Management, today announced its annual public art installation, Soft-Firm’s Drive-Thru at the Plaza at 300 Ashland. Drive-Thru will be on view from February 18 to April 14 of 2022.

Flatiron Partnership & Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner Of 8th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today unveiled the winner of the eighth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Interwoven, an interactive installation by design firm Atelier Cho Thompson. 

Van Alen Institute And Urban Design Forum Expand NEIGHBORHOODS NOW

New community partners in Chinatown, East Village, and South Bronx collaborate with interdisciplinary experts on pandemic recovery.

7th Annual Flatiron Plaza Design Installation Evokes Connections During Pandemic

he Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced their selection for the seventh annual Flatiron Public Plaza Design Installation: Point of Action by Studio Cooke John. Point of Action will be on view November 23, 2020a?'January 1, 2021 in the Flatiron Public Plazas on Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street in Manhattan, creating a highly visible landmark throughout the holidays. 

Van Alen and New York City Council Announce 'Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge' Winners

Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.

New York City Council and Van Alen Launch REIMAGINING BROOKLYN BRIDGE

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Van Alen Institute today announced Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway. Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge seeks creative, unconventional designs that respect and enhance the bridge's landmark status, think inclusively about mobility and access, and accommodate commuters, visitors, and vendors. The competition is open to all, and proposals must be submitted at by Sunday, April 5 by 11:59 pm ET.

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Will Host Eighth Annual '23 Days of Flatiron Cheer'

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership's eighth annual '23 Days of Flatiron Cheer' season will run from Sunday, December 1st through Monday, December 23rd, with free, holiday-themed events showcasing the intersection of shopping, dining, and culture in the Flatiron and NoMad neighborhoods. This year's lineup includes free performances, fitness classes, holiday recipes, prizes, hot beverage giveaways, and much more.

Winning 'Ziggy' Installation Will Fill Flatiron Public Plaza For Holidays

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced the winner of the sixth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Ziggy by New York-based team Hou de Sousa. On view November 18, 2019a?"January 1, 2020, Ziggy will celebrate the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures, creating a highly visible landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District and the centerpiece of the Partnership's annual holiday programming. 

Van Alen Institute Names Deborah Marton New Executive Director

Van Alen Institute announced today that Deborah Marton has been appointed its next Executive Director. The announcement was made by Jared Della Valle, Board Chair of the influential organization celebrating its 125th anniversary of using expansive design thinking to improve lives in cities, landscapes and regions.  Chosen after an extensive international search, Marton, currently Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will assume her new role at Van Alen in September.

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Cast Dresses Up for Bette Midler's Hulaween!

Broadway's current and future cast of Hello, Dolly! gathered last night at Bette Midler's annual Hulaween bash.The annual benefit supporting Midler's New York Restoration Project held at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Monday night.

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler Hosts Annual HULAWEEN

Last night, Bette Midler hosted her annual HULAWEEN, an event to benefit her New York Restoration Project. Go inside the star-studded event with BroadwayWorld below!

JetBlue Brings a Little Greenery to Your Scenery With Seventh Annual 'One Thing That's Green' Campaign

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline, today announces its seventh annual "One Thing That's Green" (OTTG) campaign. This year's initiative will bring a little greenery to the scenery of several BlueCities. Customers and crewmembers throughout JetBlue's network are encouraged to vote to spruce up their local communities with green spaces. JetBlue is continuing its long-standing partnership with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the MillionTreesNYC initiative for a tree-planting event in New York. The airline will also align with Charles River Watershed Association, Seventh Generation and Bobble to clean up Boston's Charles River.

Parks Commissioner Announces Launch of New Landscape Guidelines

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe is today joining Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability David Bragdon and Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space Deborah Marton to announce the launch of High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC at a reception at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, at 6:00 p.m. The guidelines can be viewed at

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