Media Coverage of Museum Controversy

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New York Times: Landmarks Commission O.K.’s Natural History Museum’s Science Center (Oct. 13, 2016)

Wall Street Journal: Museum Gets Vital Votes for Expansion (Oct. 14, 2016)

Wall Street Journal: American Museum of Natural History Expansion Divides Upper West Side
– Even the opposition has splintered over the museum’s planned $325 million expansion (Sept. 25, 2016)

Wall Street Journal: Natural History Museum Files Expansion Plan 
– The revised plan for the museum’s $325 million expansion would remove three existing buildings (Sept. 8, 2016)

Manhattan Express:  Natural History Now Prepared to Spare Two Venerable Trees in Gilder Expansion (June 19, 2016)

Manhattan Express:  Natural History Museum Expansion Critics Call for Long-Range Master Plan (April 8, 2016)

West Side Spirit:  AMNH Plan Draws Familiar Critique (April 8, 2016)

West Side Rag:  Museum Expansion Meeting Becomes a Debate About Tourism and Crowding  (April 7, 2016)

West Side Spirit:  A New Day, A New Museum Opponent (March 22, 2016)

West Side Spirit:  Museum Tapping Groups for Redesign (March 1, 2016)

Manhattan Express: Teddy Roosevelt Park Advocates New President, New Mission (Jan. 28, 2016)

West Side Spirit:
Critics Still Wary of AMNH Plans

New York Times:
Museum of Natural History Reveals Designs for Expansion

Wall Street Journal: American Museum of Natural History Unveils Expansion Design

West Side Spirit: AMNH Releases Design Plans

DNA Info: Design for American Museum of Natural History Revealed

Manhattan Express: Preserving Teddy Roosevelt Park’s Intimacy

West Side Spirit: Anger Builds Over Museum Expansion

The Wall Street Journal: Museum Expansion Rankles ‘Pro-Park’ Residents Uptown

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West Side Spirit: Fighting a Museum’s Expansion

WestSideRag.com: Helen Rosenthal Booed at Meeting on Museum Expansion

DNAinfo.com: Opponents of Natural History Museum’s Expansion Say Plan Devastates Park

New York Observer: Save the Park Critics of AMNH’s Upper West Side Expansion Set Town Hall Meeting

The Bloomberg Advantage with Carol Massar and Cory Johnson: Museum of Natural History Expansion
Manuela Hoelterhoff, executive editor, Bloomberg Editorial, is a sharp critic of the American Museum of Natural History’s plan to obliterate part of Teddy Roosevelt Park. Listen to the podcast. (8/21/2015)

Huffington Post: How I Went From Running the Pulitzer Prizes to Community Activist at Age 80 (8/19/2015)

New York Observer: How I Went From Running the Pulitzer Prizes to Community Activist at Age 80 – Taking on the powerful American Museum of Natural History will be a whale of a battle (8/11/2015)

Manhattan User’s Guide: Another NY Institution Goes Haywire
(7/27/2015)

New York Observer:  Natural History Museum’s Expansion Plans Launch Tug of War Over Roosevelt Park (7/21/2015)

West Side Spirit:  Fight Over Museum Expansion Begins  (7/22/2015)

New York Post:  Outrage as American Museum of Natural History plans to expand into park (7/20/2015)

West Side Rag: Interview with architect (7/19/2015)

ny.curbed.com: Expansion Riles Upper West Siders (7/12/2015)

West Side Rag: Local Petition to Stop Museum (7/8/2015)

West Side Rag: First Peek at AMNH Plans (7/1/2015)

The New York Times: AMNH Plans Addition (12/11/2014)

More than 300 people attended a town hall meeting on Oct. 6, 2015, to learn how the proposed expansion of the American Museum of Natural History could significantly affect Teddy Roosevelt Park.

More than 300 people attended a town hall meeting on Oct. 6, 2015, to learn how the proposed expansion of the American Museum of Natural History could significantly affect Teddy Roosevelt Park.

New York Times, Nov. 4, 2015

New York Post, July 20, 2015