Lantern is a proud co-sponsor of the Museum of the City of New York’s Affordable New York series. New York City has a long history of creating below-market housing for its residents. Today the city offers subsidized housing to families across a wide economic spectrum; more than 400,000 in public housing, and many more in privately or cooperatively owned apartments. With affordable housing a cornerstone of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, New York’s housing legacy—often overlooked and little understood—is more relevant than ever.
Affordable New York traces over a century of affordable housing activism, documenting the ways in which reformers, policy makers, and activists have fought to transform their city. A focus on current and future housing initiatives demonstrates how New Yorkers continue to promote subsidized housing as a way to achieve diversity, neighborhood stability, and social justice.
As a co-sponsor, we would be delighted to offer our community $10 tickets (regularly $16) using the code RENT. Exciting upcoming events in the series include:
- A Past to Build Upon – NYC’s Housing Legacy on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm – With Richard Ravitch (former Lieutenant Governor of New York) and John Kelly (Nixon Peabody)
- Examining Urban Poverty Today, a Century after Riis on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm – With Daniel Czitrom (historian and Riis expert), Andrea Elliott (The New York Times journalist), Mark Levitan (the Center for Economic Opportunity), Nancy Wackstein (United Neighborhood Houses), and Craig Steven Wilder (historian)
- Designing Better Affordable Housing on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm – With Jean-Louis Cohen (New York University) and Theo Prudon (Prudon & Partners and Docomomo)
- Housing a Growing City on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm – With Seema Agnani (National CAPACD), Purnima Kapur (NYC Department City Planning), Ritchie Torres (Council Member), Sarah Watson (Citizens Housing and Planning Council), and Ingrid Gould Ellen (the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy)
- Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 pm – With Sam Marks (LISC New York City)