Labor Day is almost here, so now is the time to enjoy the outdoors. August 23 is the last Summer Streets weekend, so be sure to celebrate car-free avenues citywide.

– Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

CLICK ON BLOG CENTRAL: AIANY BLOG: The AIANY Chapter has launched a new blog. Blog Central features opinion pieces on architectural issues relevant to NY-based designers, firms, and projects, along with spotlights on debates and discussions at the Center for Architecture and AIANY, and is an informal discussion board. Be sure to check it out regularly and contribute to the dialogue.

Some of the recent debates include:
· Buildings Commissioner Qualifications. City Council voted to pass Intro 755-A eliminating the requirement for the Buildings Commissioner to be a registered professional. Weigh in on the topic.
· 516 Fifth Avenue. AIANY delivered testimony in support of the Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed 516 Fifth Avenue project.
· AIANY Policy. Have you wondered how AIANY establishes its policy positions? Laura Manville, the AIANY Policy Coordinator explains all.

To become a regular contributor to Blog Central, please e-mail e-Oculus. Pen names are welcome.