Site - Marine Transfer/ Solid Waste Trucks

From my initial speculation and reported objections to the Marine Transfer Stations I expected that they would be noisy and smelly disrupting the nearby community. Similarly when I thought of trash trucks I thought them all as inordinately noisy, with their operators caring little for the pedestrians or residents in…

The Pitch - Marine Transfer Stations

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. The initial solution under the Giuliani administration contracted private haulers…

Wk 6. Reading Response

In thinking about the issues of mapping for the Waste Management System in New York I was particularly interested in “The Agency of Mapping” by James Corner. I thought it interesting for all of the reasons that we know mapping to be an act of power etc. but also because…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station

All of our charts and data sets are compiled for access here. Trends: This data graphs the popularity of related Google search terms over time beginning in 2004. It seems as though interest in marine transfer stations spiked around 2004 with the closure of the Fresh Kills landfill. Since then,…

Week 3 Response - Critical Data

The interactive map In Flippen’s “Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?” was a compelling way to summarize the data findings made by The Upshot. Being able to explore the country, county by county, while also understanding the national trends by color gradient made the…