You can find a POPS by using the interactive map, the photographs, or the address list.
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Is a POPS closed when it should be open? Are movable chairs missing? You are helping, not squealing, by revealing.
Let the City know through 311 and let us know by posting a comment in the Comment box at the bottom of the POPS profile.
Help rate POPS, with five stars for excellent, four for very good, three for good, two for fair, and one for poor. You can rate the POPS at its profile.
Be complimentary or critical, serious or whimsical, theoretical or practical, but do it in 500 words or less.
Go to the POPS you want to write about and submit your thoughts.
Propose a new design for a POPS in plan, sketch, perspective, section, or whatever. Maybe it will catch the eye of the owner. Go to the POPS profile that interests you and upload your ideas.
Get your best Berenice Abbott on and upload a photo or video at the POPS profile.
We are not programmers of POPS, but your idea may catch the ear or eye of the owner. Music, theatre, dance, visual arts, whatever…please submit your ideas.
Three awardees and the City's choice for a new NYC POPS logo were announced on May 20, 2019. Awardees received $2,000 and were honored at an event. The Awardee of the logo Submission chosen by the Director of the City Planning Department as the official New York City POPS logo received an additional $2,000. read more
On October 18 and 19 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, more than 1,100 innovative city shapers and thought leaders gathered as the Municipal Art Society presented the third annual MAS Summit for New York City. This forum of ideas featured more than 90 speakers over the two days and highlighted trailblazing initiatives in New York and other cities across the globe. read more
Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space and The Municipal Art Society of New York believe that a city’s greatness is enhanced by an attractive, usable, and egalitarian public realm. Part of New York City's public realm includes privately owned public spaces (POPS), spaces that by law must be open to the public for public use. read more
Submitted by Ruth Grigorov - I approached The Cohen Brothers Park at 135 East 57th Street by walking south on the west side of Lexington Avenue. As I was half a block away, I saw the massive circular sculpture looming over the busy corner of 57th Street and Lexington Avenue. The pillars, made of dark heavy marble, held up a circular structure resembling a huge cement donut. read more