FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: Development and Construction in New York City

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30 - 9:30pm

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The Development, Design and Construction Committee of  The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce presents:
Development and Construction in New York City
The panel discussion will feature: 
John Catsimatidis, Owner and CEO, the Red Apple Group and Gristedes; Candidate for NYC Mayor
Kenneth Knuckles, President and CEO of UMEZ and Vice Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission 
Julie Menin, former Community Board 1 Chair; Candidate for Manhattan Borough President
Benjamin M. McGrath, Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc 
Moderated by Louis Katsos, President of Jekmar Associates, Inc.; Professor Adjunct, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Remarks by Lloyd Williams, President and CEO, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and President, Greater Harlem Housing Development Corporation
This event is sponsored by The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and The Amsterdam News
In association with the Albanian-American Chamber of Commerce, The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic American Technical Society, Jamaican-American Chamber of Commerce and the Russian- American Chamber of Commerce as a benefit for The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. 
Pre-discussion reception at 6PM
Panel discussion from 6:30PM
Reception and Informal Conversation to Follow 
Music performed by Mike Stoupakis and Fantasia Music
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Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.