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Howard Milstein Presents the 2022 John Zuccotti Award to Senator Chuck Schumer

Monday, May 16th, 2022

On May 6, 2022, Howard P. Milstein presented to Senator Chuck Schumer the John E. Zuccotti Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Regional Plan Association Event. This award is given to a leader who has displayed exceptional accomplishments and service in the public interest. It is named for the late John E. Zuccotti, who had…

Milstein Hall Vaccination Site Serves Nearly 100,000 People Since April, 2021

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Since April 2021, a COVID-19 vaccination site in Milstein Hall of the American Museum of Natural History has served nearly 100,000 people. As of the end of March 2022, the site will close, and, starting April 1, a New York City mobile vaccination bus will serve anyone seeking a walk-in vaccination and the museum will…

Howard Milstein Moderates Session with Governor Kathy Hochul - “Rebuilding New York”

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Cornell Institute/Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs featured a Conversation with Governor Kathy Hochul. The Governor discussed her vision for the state’s Infrastructure “Rebuilding New York,” with Howard Milstein on the Panel of Converses, along with Steve Israel (Director, Institute of Politics…

Howard Milstein authors op-eds on how to effectively and efficiently transform our country’s critical infrastructure

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

With the passage of the federal infrastructure package last month, Howard Milstein published an op-ed in The Hill, co-authored with former Congressman Steve Israel, entitled, “Design-Build Contracts Key to Infrastructure Success” and another in the Eno Center for Transportation Weekly entitled, “Getting the Best Bang from our Infrastructure Buck.” Howard is currently Chairman of The…

Howard and Abby Milstein Underwrite “Objects and Memory,” a PBS documentary in commemoration of the anniversary of 9/11

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

PBS Documentary Explores How Ordinary Objects Acquire Extraordinary Meaning – OBJECTS AND MEMORY To Air In September On PBS (check local listings) Frank Langella Narrates, Music by Philip Glass “OBJECTS AND MEMORY remains one of the most poignant memories of anything I have ever done. It is a very timely piece still and will always…

Howard Milstein thanks Hadassah, on behalf of the Milstein family, for its Memorial Video Tribute to Irma Milstein

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

5th Annual Zuccotti Award for Leadership Presented by Howard Milstein to Rick Cotton

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

On May 7, 2021, Howard P. Milstein presented Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with the John E. Zuccotti Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Regional Plan Association Virtual Event. This award is given to a leader who has displayed exceptional accomplishments and service in the public…

Howard and Michael Milstein featured speakers at UJA Event

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

On May 4, the UJA’s Young Real Estate (REX) Division sponsored a conversation with Howard and Michael Milstein to discuss the family’s multi-generational philanthropic commitment to UJA (and numerous other major initiatives across medical, civic, higher education, and the arts); and the entrepreneurial spirit that is a legacy of the Milstein family and continues with…

"Milstein Hall of Ocean Life" opens COVID-19 Vaccination Center

Friday, April 30th, 2021

The American Museum of Natural History announced the opening of a COVID-10 vaccination center in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life under the iconic “blue whale,” which is much beloved by children of all ages. To build excitement and support the theme, an adhesive bandage was placed on the whale’s flipper. Howard Milstein said, “It…

Howard Milstein Introduces President Bill Clinton for the first “Milstein State of Democracy Address Series,” sponsored by the Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

President Clinton: US in ‘dogfight’ for democracy Are you willing to do what it takes to revive our democracy? Former President Bill Clinton posed that question March 18 during a webinar on the state of American democracy hosted by the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) at Cornell, challenging more than 3,600 students and…