Metropolitan Housing Association

    housing association

  • Non-profit making (voluntary) bodies which build and manage affordable rented accommodation.
  • Housing associations in the United Kingdom are independent not-for-profit bodies that provide low-cost “social housing” for people in housing need. Any trading surplus is used to maintain existing homes and to help finance new ones.
  • in the UK, non-profit organizations offering a third ‘way’ outside of the traditional housing provision of the private sector and local government. Originally set up to provide rental accommodation they now also offer a way for people to become owners.


  • Of, relating to, or denoting a metropolitan or his see
  • Of, relating to, or denoting a metropolis, often inclusive of its surrounding areas
  • in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
  • Of, relating to, or denoting the parent state of a colony or dependency
  • a person who lives in a metropolis
  • relating to or characteristic of a metropolis; “metropolitan area”

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True Urbanism: Living In and Near the Center
True Urbanism: Living In and Near the Center
Mark Hinshaw has a proposition for Americans: Come out of the bunker, throw open the gates, and meet the neighborhood.In this passionate appeal, he introduces those who have already done just that and explains what cities can do to make true urbanism possible. He rejoices in the growing number of people rejecting sterile, paint-by-numbers subdivisions in favor of vibrant and unpredictable urban neighborhoods.This vivid account of cities small and large emerging from the cobwebs of late 20th century development will show communities with lingering antiurban tendencies how to embrace density as destiny. A must-read urban design book for anyone who cares about cities.

7075The Met Announcing the Production of the Ring Cycle

7075The Met Announcing the Production of the Ring Cycle
A consortium of civic leaders and others led by, and under the initiative of John D. Rockefeller III, built Lincoln Center as part of the "Lincoln Square Renewal Project" during Robert Moses’s program of urban renewal in the 1950s and 1960s. Respected architects were contacted to design the major buildings on the site, and over the next thirty years the previously blighted area around Lincoln Center became a new cultural hub.[2] Rockefeller was Lincoln Center’s inaugural president from 1956 and became its chairman in 1961. He is credited with raising more than half of the $184.5 million in private funds needed to build the complex, including drawing on his own funds; the Rockefeller Brothers Fund also contributed to the project.] The center’s three buildings, Avery Fisher Hall (formerly Philharmonic Hall), the Metropolitan Opera House and the Koch Theatre (formerly the New York State Theater), were opened in 1962, 1964 and 1966.

While the center may have been named because it was located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, it is unclear whether the area was named as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The name was bestowed on the area in 1906 by the New York City Board of Aldermen, but records give no reason for choosing that name. There has long been speculation that the name came from a local landowner, because the square was previously named Lincoln Square. However, city records from the time show only the names Johannes van Bruch, Thomas Hall, Stephan de Lancey, James de Lancey, James de Lancey Jr. and John Somerindyck as area property owners. One speculation is that references to Abraham Lincoln were omitted from the records because the mayor in 1906 was George B. McClellan, Jr., son of General George B. McClellan who was general-in-chief of the Union Army during the Civil War and a bitter rival of Lincoln.
Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic in Lincoln Center.
The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Ballet.

The first structure to be completed and occupied as part of this renewal was the Fordham Law School of Fordham University in 1962. Located between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 60th to West 66th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Lincoln Center complex was the first gathering of major cultural institutions into a centralized location in an American city.

Lincoln Center cultural institutions also make use of facilities located away from the main campus. In 2004, Lincoln Center was expanded through the addition of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s newly built facilities (Frederick P. Rose Hall) at the new Time Warner Center, located a few blocks to the south. In March 2006, Lincoln Center launched construction on a major redevelopment plan that modernized, renovated, and opened up the Lincoln Center campus in time for its 50th anniversary celebration in 2009.

The development of the condominium at 3 Lincoln Center,[4] completed in 1991, designed by Lee S Jablin, Harman Jablin Architects, made possible the expansion of The Juilliard School and The School of American Ballet.

In March 2006, Lincoln Center launched the 65th Street Project—part of a major redevelopment plan continuing through the fall of 2012—to create a new pedestrian promenade designed to improve accessibility and the aesthetics of that area of the campus. Additionally, Alice Tully Hall, one of Lincoln Center’s most utilized facilities, was modernized and reopened to critical and popular acclaim in 2009 and the Film Society of Lincoln Center expanded with the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The Film Center is part of a new pavilion that also houses the destination restaurant, Lincoln, offices, and is topped with a sloping lawn roof. Subsequent projects were added which addressed improvements to the main plazas and Columbus Avenue Grand Stairs. Under the direction of the Lincoln Center Development Project, Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with FXFOWLE Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects provided the design services. Additionally, Turner Construction Company and RCDolner, LLC are the construction managers for the projects.[8][9] Another component to redevelopment was the addition of the David Rubenstein Atrium designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a visitors’ center and a gateway to Lincoln Center that offers free performances, day-of-discount tickets, food, and free wi fi.


Metropolitan Opera House

Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880, is a major presenter of Grand Opera. The Metropolitan is America’s largest classical music organization, and annually presents some 240 opera performances. The home of the company, the Metropolitan Opera House is one of the premier opera stages in the world. The Met is one of the twelve resident organizations at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.