Dr. Maniscalco is the author of PUBLIC SPACES, MARKETPLACES, AND THE CONSTITUTION (SUNY Press, 2015), which looks at legal rights of free expression and citizen engagement in cities and suburbs around the United States.In 2001, Dr. Maniscalco was named Director of the CUNY Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs. Since then, he has developed and led multiple internship programs and academic seminar projects at the City University of New York. Those programs include the Women's Public Service Internship Program and the Caucus Scholars Program. Tony also develops and coordinates the seminar components for the SOMOS Summer Internship Program and the Washington Summer Internship Program. These programs emphasize academic success through experiential learning and active citizenship in local, state, and national affairs. He has also led two major civic engagement projects - the Model New York State Senate Session, which was established in 1997, and the Model New York City Council, which he created in 2002. Tony also produces the "CUNY Forum," a televised public policy discussion among college students and faculty, public officials, practitioners, and other experts.
Professor Maniscalco serves as a Senior Researcher/Faculty Affiliate at the Public Space Research Group. He was recently named to the Advisory Board at the Howard J. Samuels State and City Policy Center.