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Thu 04.18.2013

adAPT: Micro-Units in New York City

When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Where:Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029

In the words of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, "New York's ability to adapt with changing times is what made us the world's greatest city, and it's going to be what keeps us strong in the 21st century." To encourage that adaptation, in July 2012 the City of New York launched the adAPT design competition for New York City's first building of "micro-apartments," ranging from 250 to 370 square feet. The winner was "My Micro NY," an innovative structure of 55 micro-units to be built on E. 27th Street in Manhattan.

Join us for a fascinating conversation about this innovative project with NYC Housing Commissioner Mathew Wambua; City Planning's Urban Designer Alex Washburn; architect Mimi Hoang, Principal and co-founder of nARCHITECTS, who created the winning design; and Nick Lembo, the winning design's lead developer. Fred A. Bernstein, architectural critic and frequent New York Times contributor, will moderate. Presented in conjunction with Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers.

Organized by: Museum of the City of New York

Speakers: Mathew Wambua, Alex Washburn, Mimi Hoang, Nick Lembo, and Fred A. Bernstein

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Cost per member: $6.00

Cost for each guest: $12.00


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