NYC Flood Maps: Gowanus Site Visit

I conducted a site visit of Gowanus, Brooklyn. Gowanus is a small neighborhood adjacent to Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, and Park Slope. The neighborhood is relatively small both geographically and in population with about 15,000 residents. The community is defined by a polluted canal which is a superfund site…

NYC Flood Map: Interview Update

To date we have conducted one interview with another interview scheduled and several others pending. The conducted interview was with Doborah Morris who is the Executive Director of Resiliency Planning, Policy, and Acquisitions at NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development. Ms. Morris had many interesting things to say and…

The "Hardest Place to Live" or Simply Rural?

The New York Time's article, "Where are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?" is an attempt to understand, at a county level, which areas of the country are "doing better" or "doing worse." The article uses six metrics which are averaged…