The Queens Chronicle reports that the Municipal Art Society has just recently started inviting neighborhoods from Queens to take part in their neighborhood planning program:
Grass-Roots Planning Effort Woos Queens
Is the Crapper being too hard on ol' MAS? Well, take a look at their historic preservation page and judge for yourself. See any mention of threatened Queens properties? Staten Island? The Bronx? So much for the "citywide" effort.
Photo from Municipal Art Society