Manhattan Avenue

Manhattan Avenue offers a cohesive set of brownstone and brick row houses on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Supporting designation of this historic district, the song incorporates the architectural history that made the area worthy of consideration.

ManhattanDEMO.mp3     ManhattanSHEET.pdf


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Automat-ic Pie

Performed before The Landmarks Commission of The City of New York, this song was part of an advocacy campaign to secure landmarks designation for an historic building, originally constructed to house a Horn & Hardart Automat restaurant.

LandmarkWestPAGE    AutomaticSHEET.pdf

The Journey Song

This song celebrates the ‘journey’ shared by a river, a tree and a child. It was developed for performance at a municipal concert series, Summer on The Hudson, to draw attention to the intertwined fates of humans, water and forest resources.

JourneyDEMO.mp3    JourneySHEET.pdf                                                      

A Separate Peace

A local civic organization sought to block a zoning variance for institutional property that would have led to loss of open space. The song was created as a mock ‘memorial’, to accompany video footage of the site, but the variance was abandoned, in part due to vigorous local opposition.

VolunteerMusicPAGE    SeparateSHEET.pdf

A Woods So Green

A block association campaigned to prevent municipal sale of open space adjacent to a rail trail. This song was performed at free concert and helped secure additional press coverage for the initiative. Subsequent sale led to a net loss, due to sewage and environmental remediation, for the municipality – a cautionary tale for the age of ‘privatization’.

WoodsDEMO.mp3    WoodsSHEET.pdf