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 “Comprehensive Solid Waste…

Session 9 Reading Response: Controversial Data

The reading suggestions for this week both discuss an important issue in historic data research, or any other research, lack of precision and usage of incorrect data. In E.W. Sanderson and M. Brown's "Mannahatta: An Ecological First Look at the Manhattan Landscape Prior to Henry Hudson" the…

Observations: 91st Marine Transfer Station

The East 91st Marine Transfer Station is the most publicly ostracized MTS, so it was very important that one of our group members went to visit it. The visit happened in the middle of the afternoon in between 2:00 and 3:00pm. First impressions were that it was very…

Garbage and Marine Transfer Stations: Interviews

In addition to the interview with Justin Wood, the director of Organizing and Strategic Research of NYPLI as well as the leader for the Transform Don’t Trash group, whose interview was detailed in last week’s post, we also interviewed Ron Gonen. Ron is the former Deputy Commissioner of…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station: Interviews

Kurt & Luiza Interview with Justin Wood 2/21/18 Justin Wood is the Director of Organizing and Strategic Research for the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI). He is also a Taconic Fellow in NYLPI’s Environmental Justice program, and has been a leader of the Transform…

Reading Response Week 6: Process and Layering

Denis Cosgrove’s chapter “Moving Maps” simultaneously praises modern cartographic techniques when he says it has revolutionized mapmaking and it reduces human error, at the same time that he criticizes it when stating that they impede the possibility of critical cartographic analysis due to its apparent “truthful vision” that deters…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station

The first issue the group wants to look at is the current conversation around transfer stations in New York City. Most of the current conversation revolves around a new marine transfer station in Manhattan, the first in the borough. Upper East Side groups have been vocal in their opposition to…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station

The first issue the group wants to look at is the current conversation around transfer stations in New York City. Most of the current conversation revolves around a new marine transfer station in Manhattan, the first in the borough. Upper East Side groups have been vocal in their opposition to…

Session #3 Response

The empirical approach used in Alan Flippen’s Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?" article makes it impossible to disagree with the final rank, due to the fact that the elements used for this judgement are truly quantified. The chosen image for the article…