The New York Metro Chapter is thrilled to announce the designation of Governors Island and Downtown Patchogue Village as “Great Places in America” by the American Planning Association in 2019! Governors Island in New York Harbor was named a “Great Public Space,” and Downtown Patchogue Village was named a “Great Neighborhood”!

Chapter President Max Sokol, AICP, Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs Shachi Pandey, AICP, LEED AP, and Professional Development Officer Alex Wallach, AICP were present in Washington DC for the announcement on Capitol Hill this morning.

APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes the streets, neighborhoods and public spaces in the United States that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.

The Long Island Section is deeply appreciative of Alex Wallach, AICP for his leadership and dedication in organizing the Great Places nomination and celebration for Downtown Patchogue Village!


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A formal local announcement for the Downtown Patchogue Village designation will take place outside the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (71 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772) on October 19, at 11 AM, followed by a reception at the Theatre lobby area. The reception is a free event and requires an RSVP, please visit HERE.

A walking tour of Downtown Patchogue Village will commence from the Theatre at 1 PM, and will finish at the Blue Point Brewery at 4 PM. Participation requires the purchase of a Walking Tour Ticket. The Walking Tour Ticket includes access to the Reception at the Theatre (additional RSVP is not required), organized walking tour, and an after-party wristband for a free drink at the Blue Point Brewery. Tickets are limited, register HERE today.

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Early Bird Pricing Extended to October 4th! 

To REGISTER for this event and pay online, please visit https://www.nyplanning.org/events/registration-is-now-open-2019-east-end-conference/. Or, send acheck payable to “LI Section” to:  Kathryn Eiseman, APA LI Section Treasurer, c/o Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, 572 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747.  (If paying by check, please also send an email confirmation to Kathy Eiseman at keiseman@nelsonpopevoorhis.com).  If you are planning on attending the mobile workshop, please also email Kathy Eiseman with your RSVP.  

Sponsorship Opportunities Available – click HERE for more information!

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY  11790

8:00am – 2:00pm

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