Ok, so this VegOutting has nothing to do with veganism or with LGBT issues. But, then again, yes it does! What is the intersection point in the Venn diagram that is veg LGBT & friends New Yorkers? Housing! We're obsessed with real estate in the New York area. You pay $625 for seven rooms on Central Park West? Whaaaaa!!!!!
Making Room at the Museum of the City of New York highlights micro housing for singles as well as unrelated adults living together. Could you live in just 325 square feet? Do you currently feel like you're over housed or under housed. Do you need a present wrapping room? Does anyone?
MCNY describes the exhibit:
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people, and will feature a full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet – a size prohibited in most areas of the city. Visitors to the exhibition will see models and drawings of housing designs by architectural teams commissioned in 2011 by Citizens Housing & Planning Council, in partnership with the Architectural League of New York. The exhibition also presents winning designs from the Bloomberg administration’s recently launched pilot competition to test new housing models, as well as examples set by other cities in the United States and around the world, including Seattle, Providence, Montreal, San Diego, and Tokyo.
1:00pm - we meet at Moaz Vegetarian kiosk in Central Park for lunch. Bring your own or have a falafel or salad box. Moaz is located inside the park just off Fifth Avenue at 106th Street. Budget $6-$10 depending upon your appetite.
1:45pm - we meet in front of the Museum of the City of New York.
2:00pm - we enter the museum to see Making Room.
There is a suggested admission of $10.
More about Maoz: http://www.maozusa.com/
More about the Museum of the City of New York: http://www.mcny.org/
More about Making Room, New Models for Housing New Yorkers: http://www.chpcny.org/our-initiatives/making-room/
Accessibility: Maoz location in Central Park, the counter person assembles your sandwich or salad unlike at other Maoz locations where you do it. There is a restroom at the Conservatory Garden just beyond the 106th street garden gate. At the Museum there is an accessible entrance available on 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. There are elevators and accessible restrooms throughout.