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Event - September 2010

Conference - Time to be Creative

On September 20, 2010, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center organized a conference which brought influential leaders from New York City's arts and real estate communities to discuss whether the real estate downturn provides a unique opportunity to address the serious space needs facing New York City artists, arts groups and creative entrepreneurs. Panelists included Seth Pinsky, Mary Ann Tighe, Elizabeth Streb, Sam Miller, Eric Gural, and Rebecca Robertson.

Tags: economic growth creative economy real estate

Panelists included:

Patricia Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall
Eric Gural, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Shawn McLearen, Project Director, Artspace
Sam Miller, President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Seth Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Rebecca Robertson, President and CEO, Park Avenue Armory
Elizabeth Streb, Founder and Director, S.L.A.M. (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics)
Mary Ann Tighe, CEO, New York Tri-State Region, CB Richard Ellis; Chair, Real Estate Board of New York
Paul Wolf, Co-President, Denham Wolf

Click here to read the full transcript of the event.