The Hamilton in NYC program visited the offices of the Municipal Art Society of New York, a non-profit advocacy organization that focuses on “the betterment of our city” on Feb. 21. The class heard from MASNYC staff about their Accidental Skyline Report, which makes the case for “the need for new rules and regulations to protect public assets like light, air, open space, and the character of the City’s neighborhoods from supertall towers and out-of-scale development.” The presentation complemented the Hamilton program’s recent study of the role and management of ecosystem services in the city.
Live, work and learn in one of the world's premier cities of commerce and culture. Hamilton in New York City combines an internship with academic experience and is unique in its attempt to encompass a wide range of perspectives on globalization.
“It was interesting to see how corporate interest, economics, and health influence urban planning,” said Emily Han ’19.
That evening, the class dined at a Thai restaurant enjoying dishes like pad thai, pad see ew, and salted edamame. After dinner, the class heard the Peter Bernstein quartet at the Village Vanguard, the historic jazz club in Greenwich Village, as part of the program's NYC cultural offerings.
“The jazz show was riveting. I couldn’t stop bopping my head to Peter’s music. Grooves all around!” said Joe Harnett ’19.