Manhattan

Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA)

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Four decades ago, an urban renewal project near the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on Manhattan's Lower East Side displaced thousands of low-income tenants.
Pratt Center assisted local stakeholders in conducting visioning sessions to address the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area in lower Manhattan.
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While the city built affordable housing on some of the cleared parcels in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), several large blocks went undeveloped. In 2009, parking lots occupied the undeveloped...

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Manhattan Community Board 9 197-a Plan

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From 2003 to 2007, Pratt Center worked closely with Community Board 9 Manhattan (CB9M) and the Harlem Community Development Corporation to craft a comprehensive set of recommendations to guide the future development of three neighborhoods in northern Manhattan: Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights.
Pratt Center worked with local stakeholders to develop recommendations to guide development in three northern Manhattan neighborhoods.
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Community Board 9's plan for the area guided the local response to Columbia University's proposal to expand into Manhattanville. Pratt Center assembled a team to assist Community Board 9 in evaluating Columbia's own rezoning proposal for Manhattanville, including a review and...

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The Perfect Setting: Economic Impact of the Diamond and Jewelry Industry in New York City

This report focuses on the economic activity and impact of New York’s Diamond District, an extraordinary block on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, which employs 22,300 people, many of which are historically disadvantaged workers. The report...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan, completed in 2007, is the compilation of work begun by the Community Board in 1998, and later revised and supported by the Office of Manhattan Borough President, a Columbia University Planning Studio, the New York City Council, the Harlem Community...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2007

Community Voices and the Future of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area

This report documents the findings from the SPURA Matters community engagement process and is intended to be used as a tool for local stakeholders to use in advocacy efforts to redevelop the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) site, a city-owned lot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Future of Fashion

This issue brief presents the results of a study that examined the entrepreneurial potential created by the extraordinary cluster of fashion design schools and the fashion industry in New York City. The report is based off a November 2010 survey of over 200 fashion design students in NYC,...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012