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You can find a POPS by using the interactive map, the photographs, or the address list.

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Have a pithy comment about a POPS? Please share it with everyone.

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Report A
Pops Problem

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.

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Rate A Pops

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.

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WRITE A
POPS 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.

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(Re)Design A Pops

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.

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Photograph/
Video a Pops

Get your best Berenice Abbott on and upload a photo or video at the POPS profile.

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Propose a POPS Program

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.

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News & Announcements

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New South Wales government in Australia introduces a draft Public Space Charter.  learn more
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Kayden and Kimmelman talk about law and POPS on 42nd Street  learn more

Recent Comments

Jerold Kayden on 325 Fifth Avenue:
Dear Keegan, We have filed a complaint with the Department of Buildings. We expect that an inspection will happen and, hopefully, this POPS will return to public use. Thanks for letting us know. We know how frustrating it is.
Jerold Kayden on 240 East 27th Street:
Thanks for letting us know. If you could write a longer description, we may be able to post it along with the older written profile. As it is, your comment appears at the bottom of the written profile so users of the website will be able to see it.
Jerold Kayden on 1991 Broadway | Bel Canto:
Dear Talia, Thank you for your comment. This space has had ongoing issues over the years as you can see from previous comments. Our suggestion is to file a 311 complaint. Click on the "Report a Problem" box on our homepage to file the complaint. Be detailed. The Department of Buildings should then send an inspector. You can follow up on your complaint by checking on at the Department's Building Information Search, searchable by address. APOPS|MAS
Talia Schulder on 1991 Broadway | Bel Canto:
This public space is currently blocked off by yellow gates. When I asked someone who works at the Sugar Factory restaurant that is located inside the building, right past this public space, they said that it is closed because the restaurant has 25% capacity.
...However, the restaurant should have no legal ownership over the space and should hence be unable to control its closure. I am curious how this space is legally closed currently and if there are plans to ensure it can reopen (whilst also maintaining potentially some semblance of distancing, i.e. fewer tables and chairs, etc.)
Jerold Kayden on 325 Fifth Avenue:
Dear Keegan, As you can see, an inspection was made on 9.16.20 in response to a 311 complaint filed on 7.15.20. The inspector noted that the building has a permit for facade repair that would expire on 10.22.20 and thus found no violation at the time of inspection.
...The inspector also noted that the building was in the process of removing all construction materials. To be sure the history of this POPS is hardly reassuring. We will attempt to check in after October 22 but would not be surprised, sadly, if nothing has changed. We will also contact the Buildings Department for further action. Thanks for your comment. http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/OverviewForComplaintServlet?requestid=2&vlcompdetlkey=0002577288