PASSERBY INTERVIEW NOTES// Influence DLs

Do you consider your neighborhood safe? Do you know about the Mayor's plans to close down Riker's Island? Do you support this plan? Are you aware that this neighborhood is one of the sites proposed for a location of a jail? Do you think a jail should be placed in…

PROGRESS // Decision Map Unweighted

Looking at the criteria of proximity to schools and childcare facilities as a negative and proximity to facilities that are for rehabilitation, criminal justice, transportation and hospitalization as positives we created this first draft of a decision map. More layers to be considered include real estate prices (in conversation with…

Session #9 Response: Mannahatta

The Mannahatta reading painstakingly chronicles the steps that a team of researchers followed in order to recreate a map of a "primeval" (as they called it, in quotes) Manhattan, with its many biomes and varied flora and fauna. In order to do this, they scoured various sources of…

Session 10: Work Sessions & Journalism Review

For the next class on Friday, April 7, we would like you to continue to work with your groups (and editors!) to work towards producing your final geospatial narrative. In addition, please review the stories below. These are journalistic pieces that have novel implementations of maps as stories. Please review…

Water Tunnel No. 3 Progress Update

1. A revision of our pitch can be found here 2. Geospatial representations: (Previous representations and data:) 3. Outline of future representations: Based on our research on the continuing fluctuation of budget and end dates in this project, we plan to create a prediction about future fluctuations. (This will also…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station

With the closure of the Fresh Kills Landfill in 2001, New York City had to come to terms with what to do with the more than 25,000 tons of domestic and commercial waste produced by the city every day. In 2006 the Bloomberg administration proposed the ‚ÄúComprehensive Solid Waste…

NY Penn Station

New York Penn Station, one of the busiest and most overcrowded train stations in America, is at the center of significant urban infrastructural issues and complex social dynamics. Given its geographic location underneath Madison Square Garden, improvements to and expansion of the station have proved challenging, as has regular infrastructural…

DECENTRALIZING RIKERS // Pitch Revision

The City of New York has initiated the closing of Riker's Island, to be completed by the year 2027. We cannot help but think about what the use of the island is now, what it once was and the real implications of this closing on a localized scale. This closing…

Water Tunnel No. 3: Labor and Infrastructure

Our initial map series catalogued the cognitive understanding of Water Tunnel No. 3 over time as more information became public. Our next maps will examine the tunnel in section (at both the urban and the regional scale) and consider the monetary inputs and time spent at different points of construction.…

NYC Flood Maps - Session 9 Update

1. Pitch Update We are sticking with a story about the parts of New York City that fall between various versions of active and proposed flood zones. We have refined our topic in a few ways: We want to study the ways that NYC-developed maps differ from FEMA maps. Do…