APA- New York Metro Chapter Presents to RDRC
“Getting Back to Business: Addressing the Needs of Rockaway Businesses Affected by Superstorm Sandy”
APA- New York Metro Chapter Position Statement on the Proposed Neighborhood Improvement District for Hudson River Park.
This past Saturday APA Executive Director Paul Farmer, AICP toured the Rockaways with APA-NY Metro President, James Rausse, AICP; APA-NY Metro Past-President, Donald Burns, AICP; and Kevin Alexander, Executive Director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation.
(L to R: James, Paul, Donald, Kevin)
The New York Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NYM) is sending a prominent group of economic development and housing experts to offer volunteer professional services to the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) addressing the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. The team will visit various sites to assess local business districts and nearby neighborhoods. The group will help RDRC define a vision by developing short- and medium-term objectives that will accomplish two goals: address immediate business and service needs, and best position the organization to take advantage of potential funding for rebuilding down the road. This project is the first step APA-NYM is taking to galvanize its active group of 1,400 members to support planning and resiliency efforts to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Keep Moving Forward,
James Rausse, AICP
American Planning Association
New York Metro Chapter
APA Great Places/Streets Award for Wall Street in Kingston, NY
The APA Great Places/Streets Award ceremony for Wall Street in Kingston, NY on Saturday, November 10th was a rousing success! Over 100 residents and planners attended the ceremony, which included Congressmember Maurice Hinchey, Mayor Shayne Gallo, and City Councilmembers. Many thanks to Hudson Valley West Section Head, David Gilmour, AICP, who took the awesome pictures below, as well as Amee Peterson and Brenna Robinson from the City of Kingston for arranging the event, and the meet and greet. Please visit Wall Street on your next visit to the Hudson Valley. Uptown Kingston truly is a great place!
APA National has agreed to allow NY Metro Chapter and New Jersey Chapter members affected by Hurricane Sandy who are scheduled to sit for the AICP exam this session to defer to the May 6-20th, 2013 window without penalty. If you are interested in doing so, please send an email with your name and APA ID to your Chapter Professional Development Officer.
APA National will be contacting all of the local test takers directly regarding rescheduling.