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MAS Summit for New York City Overview

Municipal Arts Society

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Art Society (MAS), I am so proud and pleased to be a participant in the MAS Summit 2011 which takes place on October 13th and 14th, 2011. The MAS Summit for New York City has become a vital forum for great city-building ideas—home-grown, national and international—that contribute to New York’s sustainability, resilience and prosperity.

The Summit convenes New York’s civic, business and government leaders to fully debate the city’s prospects for improved livability and – most importantly – includes the public in the discussion.
Launched in October 2010, the first Summit for New York City brought together more than 75 speakers together with over 600 city leaders, urban thinkers and civic-minded New Yorkers. Using as a springboard the results of our first citywide “MAS Survey on Livability,” the 2-day conference sought to achieve a better understanding of what New York City and its unique districts – from the Garment District in Midtown to resurgent communities in the Bronx – will need for a more prosperous and livable future.

Kent Swig at the MAS Summit For NYC 2011

Our inaugural effort drew such prominent individuals as First Deputy Mayor Patricia Harris, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin and Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin. It also had the support of the New York Times, the Rockefeller Foundation, American Express, Con Edison, Tishman Speyer and other distinguished foundations and corporations.


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October 17, 2011 at 11:32 am

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Halstead Property in the Hamptons!

At long last Halstead Property now has a presence in the Hamptons!  it is so wonderful that Halstead has announced that the firm is expanding to the East End of Long Island with the joining of the well-known and highly regarded brokerage firm Devlin McNiff. The firm is a perfect fit for Halstead for a number of reasons including their talented and experienced agents; their reputation as a top Hamptons firm; and their innovative approach to marketing listings in all price points.

Ideally located on 3 North Main Street in East Hampton, the firm will continue to run under the expert direction of Stuart Epstein and Lynn Epstein. Founded in 1971, Devlin McNiff came under the ownership of Stuart and Lynn more than twenty years ago and they have grown the firm to be a leader in the Hamptons market. Effective immediately, Stuart will serve as Managing Director, East Hamptons and Lynn will be the Director of Sales, East Hampton. We happily welcome them to the Halstead Executive Team. The firm will be now be known as Devlin McNiff Halstead Property.

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October 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm